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January 21, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU President's Citation 

Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University, yesterday presented the first ever President's Citation.  The award was given to Ryan Baron, a biology/pre-med major from Garwood, N.J.  Baron recently completed his sophomore year as an offensive lineman for the Golden Bear football team.  Baron received the President's Citation for his heroic actions on Monday, Aug. 24, the first day of fall classes.  Upon exiting the west side of Boehm Science Center that afternoon, Baron noticed a female student in medical distress on the landing.   Having worked as an emergency medical technician during the summer, he took immediate action, administering emergency medical care until University Police and the local EMS team arrived. In addition, due to his knowledge as an EMT, Baron made recommendations to the university administration to enhance resources for similar incidents in the future.  
 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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8 p.m.                   MSU Movie Series, Alumni Auditorium  

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)

 

Cold high pressure still fully in control for one more day. Mainly sunny after some early a.m. clouds. Highs in the low 30s. Light northwest winds.
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

 

In January 1937, the Keystonia, the yearbook of Kutztown State Teachers College, lowers its price to $3.25 due to the economy of the time.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPIRIT DAY TOMORROW
Tomorrow, Jan. 22, is the first Spirit Day of the spring semester.  Wear your maroon and gold to show your Golden Bear pride.  The Spirit Patrol will be back out next week looking for great displays so school spirit.

  


BOOKSTORE ACCOUNTS
Do you have a student, or know a student, who is struggling to buy books? Help us to help them! If they have authorized pending financial aid and are just awaiting a refund - they MAY be eligible for a bookstore account at our very own KU Campus Bookstore. There are requirements and not all students are eligible. Encourage them to view our website for more information and submit a request to the Financial Aid Office today! http://www.kutztown.edu/costs-and-financial-aid/office-of-student-accounts/refunds/temporary-bookstore-account.htm

·         Accounts must be in good standing - no holds.

·         Accounts must be expecting a refund (more pending aid or payments than charges).

·         Student must have granted TWO specific permissions to use aid to cover these expenses.

·         Purchases are only for REQUIRED text books, rental books if they have a credit card, clickers for larger classes, and other required items.  The account is not good for optional items, office supplies, clothing or food.

·         One account per person per semester.

·         3 different account amounts - $200, $500 or $750

·         Account can be ready as quickly as 2 business days!

·         Complete the form and turn into Financial Aid today!

·         Deadline to request the account is Wed, Jan 27 and purchases must be made by end of day Friday, Jan 29.
                Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts

 


 

MSU MOVIE SERIES
This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Suffragette" which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.  http://www.kutztown.edu/MSUMovies

 


  

EXTENDED STUDENT CENTERED OFFICE HOURS
The following offices will be open Mon-Thursday, excluding holidays, until 5:30pm to assist students with inquiries.  Please encourage students to stop by if they need help of any kind!

·         Office of Student Accounts

·         Financial Aid Services

·         Registrar's Office

·         Housing, Residential Life and Dining Services

·         KU Card Office - 1st week only
                Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts

 


 

2015 PAPER W-2 FORMS MAILED
The 2015 paper W-2s were mailed Tuesday, Jan.19 to both active and inactive employees who had taxable wages during the 2015 calendar year. In order to allow ample time to receive your W-2, please do not request duplicates before Friday, February 12. This will also give the U.S. Postal Service time to return undeliverable W-2s to HR. If you receive a damaged 2015 W-2, please let HR know immediately. We will have the W-2 reissued as quickly as possible in the case of damage. More information about 2015 W-2s is posted on the HR website.

Remember, if you elected electronic delivery of your w-2, it is available now on the ESS portal under the Employee Self-Service Tab.
                Human Resources

 


 

KU WELCOMES ALICIA GARZA MARCH 29
Alicia Garza, a founder of the #blacklivesmatter movement, will be at KU on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, and includes a lecture and Q&A. It will be ticketed. Tickets for KU students, faculty and staff will be available on Monday, February 1. Remaining tickets will be available to the public starting Monday, February 15. *Those at KU requesting a block of tickets for a class, commission or student group should let me know the number of tickets, accompanied by a list of names by Monday, Jan.25.*(The list of names will help us maximize the seating, so that if the same person is in multiple groups that they are only given one ticket.) We expect that this event will fill Schaeffer Auditorium.

Brief highlights about Alicia Garza:

·         A rising community leader, she galvanizes individuals to fight against the social injustice, police brutality and systemic racism plaguing our country

·         She is a dedicated advocate for improved working conditions and employment rights for underserved, minority communities

·         As a queer black woman, she discusses her own adversities, inciting action against the rifeness of race, gender and sexual orientation discrimination

·         A brief video: http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/video/garza-alicia/
 
This event is made possible by these generous event sponsors: Multicultural Center, Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services, Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations, Off Campus Advisory Council through Student Government Board, Women's Center, GLBTQ Center, Communication Studies Department, English Department, Social Work Department, Commission on Human Diversity, Commission on the Status of Minorities, and Frederick Douglass Institute.
                Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

 


 

SEEKING FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS TO BE VOTE EVERYWHERE AMBASSADORS
Do you know a student who may be interested?  The student would answer yes to these questions: "Are you passionate about protecting the right to vote for all citizens? Is there a social justice issue you care about? Want to learn more about civic engagement?"   Vote Everywhere, a program of The Andrew Goodman Foundation (The AGF), activates millennial civic engagement by connecting social issues to the ballot box. The Vote Everywhere Ambassador is an on‐campus representative, advocate and champion for civic engagement. By inspiring and organizing peers, the Vote Everywhere Ambassador helps students contribute their voice and build a healthier democracy.  The Vote Everywhere Ambassadorship is a multi‐year internship for emerging leaders. The Ambassador receives ongoing leadership training and support from The AGF and the college Campus Champion. The AGF provides the Ambassador with a $1000 scholarship and a $500 activities budget per year to engage students in voter education and registration initiatives as well as social issues activism.    Vote Everywhere Ambassadors develop the leadership skills, confidence and strategic problem solving necessary to affect change on campus and beyond.  Detailed information and online application: https://orgsync.com/68692/forms/180326
                Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

 


 

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
Global Brigades will hold a candle light vigil to honor the lives of three volunteers from Columbia and Barnard Universities that died in a tragic bus accident in Honduras last week.  Join us this evening starting at 6 p.m. on the lawn outside of the Schaeffer Auditorium.
                Dr. Robyn Underwood, Department of Biology

 


 

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Application Deadline:  Monday, March 14, 2016

Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the spring 2016 Commencement ceremony. 
In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

be cleared to participate in the spring 2016 commencement ceremony

have a grade point average at or above 3.0

demonstrated service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation

demonstrated evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement

be in good disciplinary standing

must be available to interview and present your speech (speech need not be memorized)


In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at:  http://www.kutztown.edu/Documents/Commencement/Speaker Application UG.pdf

Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address that communicates the spirit of the day (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the spring 2016 Commencement ceremony.
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success

 


 

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Nomination Deadline Feb. 12 - Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2015 or May 2016 for this prestigious award.  Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more of the following areas: 

a) Successfully completed research projects

b) Original artwork of high quality

c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality

d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields

e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics

f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community

Up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) provided by retired faculty member Dr. Carlson Chambliss are issued annually to selected students.  The nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/academicachievementawards.  For more information, contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost for Retention and Student Success, at kirshman@kutztown.edu.

 


CHANGE IN OFFICE LOCATION
Dr. Kelly Kenney's office will be located in RL14 for the spring 2016 semester. Please update your records accordingly.
                Cheryl Faust, administrative assistant, College of Education

  


 

WELCOME BACK FROM DINING SERVICES
Welcome Back! We cannot wait to serve you this semester! The New Cub Café will open on Tuesday, Jan.19 at 7am for breakfast! We'll be open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Please use the main entrance to the McFarland Student Union Building located near the Bear's Den Starbucks. #TheNewKUCubCafe is now all-you-care-to-eat dining! Join us in our newly renovated all-you-care-to-eat restaurant with a wide variety of seating environments to make you feel relaxed and ready to take on whatever the day brings!  We have all your old favorites at Stacked, Sizzle, and Sprout. We're serving it up fresh at our made-to-order station where you pick the ingredients, and we prepare it right in front of you! Try something new at Savvy... Our international station & try new takes on old favorites at Supper! Look for something a little simpler, check out our sensitive station, fully stocked with items for those students with different dietary needs. Provide feedback for us by taking our Your Voice Counts Survey: www.YourDiningVoice.com.
                Dining Services

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

  
ANTHONY LEE EARNS SECOND PSAC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK HONOR
LEE EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT AND THIRD PSAC EAST FRESHMAN OF WEEK HONOR; KU SIXTH IN REGIONAL POLL
Redshirt-freshman Anthony Lee is coming off a career-high scoring effort and led the Kutztown University men's basketball team at more than 22 points per game last week, earning him a second consecutive and third Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Freshman of the Week honor.
(read more)

  


 

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Friday, Jan. 22 - Sunday, Jan. 24 - Women's Bowling hosts KU Invitational - Reading, Pa. (Hiester Lanes)
Saturday, Jan. 23 - Wrestling vs. Mercyhurst - 12 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Jan. 23 - Women's Swimming vs. Millersville - 1 p.m. (Keystone Pool)

 

 

 

 


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