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March 10, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Kutztown University NAMI Chapter 

L to R: Jo Cohen, advisor, Kevin Gee, Taylor Spinella, Nikita Driscoll, and Sandy Holzheimer, executive committee.

Kutztown University was officially recognized as a national NAMI Chapter February 29. To learn about NAMI, visit http://www.nami.org/About-NAMI. If you would like to get involved in KU NAMI, email NAMIKutztown@gmail.com
                Jo Cohen, advisor, NAMI

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

NONE  

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Partly Sunny skies in the morning. Increasing clouds in the afternoon. A chance of a few showers late in the day and tonight as a weak cool front approaches. Highs remaining well above normal at about 77 degrees. Southwest winds becoming west at 5 to 10 mph.
 

 

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.)

March 13, 2015: Kutztown University becomes a doctoral degree granting institution when the Pa. State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approves the granting of the doctor of social work. The program is a joint effort between Kutztown University and Millersville University. It is 96 years to the day from when the school was granted the authority to confer bachelor degrees.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONNECTIONS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The CONNECTIONS Orientation Office will be closed Friday, March 11, for off-campus professional development.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of new student orientation




  

ROOM SCHEDULER MAINTENANCE
The University Room Scheduler Program (EMS) will be offline for maintenance, repairs and upgrades Monday, March 14, at 8 a.m. The Room Scheduler Program should be back online sometime in the afternoon. No one will have access to the EMS program during this scheduled shutdown. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at ext. 3-1359. Thank you.
                Terry Sitler, director, Conference Services




  

RENTAL REGALIA FOR INAUGURATION - DEADLINE EXTENDED
In preparation for President Hawkinson's inauguration, faculty or staff in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost to you. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the inauguration procession. The deadline to place an order for rental attire has been extended to Friday, March 11, 2016.

To place an order for rental attire, please contact Laurel Brandt by email lbrandt@kutztown.edu with the following information:
                First and Last Name
                Height
                Degree
                Area of Study
                Alma mater

Rented attire can be picked up in room 171, McFarland Student Union, starting Monday, April 11, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those that also plan to rent regalia for commencement may keep their rental until spring commencement. If you prefer KUSSI to store your regalia until commencement, you can return it to a KUSSI employee in the faculty robing area after the inauguration ceremony.
                Matt Assad, business services manager, KUSSI




  

JOB OPENINGS:
The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus. These positions are open for current employees only.

20160026
Maintenance Repairman 2 - Carpenter/Painter
Facilities
Posting End Date: 3/23/2016

20160022
Custodial Worker 1
Facilities
Posting End Date: 3/14/2016

Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. Please direct any questions and comments to http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/human-resources/ask-hr.htm or call ext. 3-1353.
                Human Resources




  

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year will be held March 24. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon Thurs., March 10. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

  


  

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

  


  

SPRING BREAK FACILITY HOURS

DINING SERVICES

Please visit www.Kutztown.campusdish.com  for our spring break hours.
Golden Bear Food Court, first floor South Dining Hall, will be closed for renovation.
South Side Café, second floor South Dining Hall, will be open throughout the spring semester.

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION
Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11 - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 - CLOSED
Resume normal building hours on Monday, March 14

STUDENT REC CENTER & POOL
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following special hours during spring break:

Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11

6 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Pool 8 a.m.-9 a.m. & noon-1 p.m.

Saturday, March 12

CLOSED               

Pool CLOSED

Sunday, March 13 (regular hours resume)

1 p.m.-11 p.m. 

Pool 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

*Last day of group exercise classes will be Thursday, March 3, and they will resume on Sunday, March 13.

PSECU
PSECU will be closed for Spring Break and will reopen Monday, March 14, at 10 a.m.  Please call 800-237-7328 for information or questions.
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS


FOLLOW KU ATHLETICS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, March 11 - Wrestling at NCAA National Championships - 12 p.m./7 p.m.(Sioux Falls, S.D.) Live Results & Video
Friday, March 11 - Emma Sullivan of Women's Track & Field at NCAA Indoor Championships - 4:30 p.m. (Pittsburg, Kan.) Live Results
Saturday, March 12 - Wrestling at NCAA National Championships - 11 a.m./8 p.m. (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Live Results & Video
Saturday, March 12 - Men's Basketball vs. West Chester (NCAA First Round) - 8:30 p.m. (Wheeling, WV) Live Stats | Live Video

If KU Basketball wins Saturday:
Sunday, March 13 - Men's Basketball in NCAA Second Round - 7:30 p.m. (Wheeling, WV) Live Stats | Live Video

 

 


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