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October 19, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists 


Kutztown University students Margariete Malenda, Emily Bistran, Joseph Vera, Richard McDermott, and Chris Mayer participated in the Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists with KU Physical Science Department faculty members Kurt Friehauf and Edward Simpson.  The conference provided hands-on learning experiences through tours of active anthracite coal mines, aggregate quarries, the Centralia mine fire, and key fossil localities in central Pennsylvania.  Students and faculty also networked with professionally licensed geologists working in industry and government, building relationships that may potentially lead to internships and long-term employment.  KU professor Edward Simpson was one of the conference leaders and contributed a paper on sedimentary rocks deposited between 350 and 300 million years ago.   (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sean Cornell - Shippensburg University)


KU Spirit Day Student Involvement

Congratulations to the Office of Student Involvement for earning this week's Spirit Bear Trophy.

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)



2 p.m.        Washington Center Info Session, MSU 116
7 p.m.  AFSCME Meeting, Topton, Pa.
7:30 p.m.   Student Recital, Schaeffer Auditorium  

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

High pressure will be in control. Mostly sunny skies can be expected. High temperature in the mid 50s. Winds southwest at 5-7 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.)

 

October 19, 1934:  Dr. Quincy A. W. Rohrbach is inaugurated as the 6th president of Kutztown State Teachers College, a job he would hold until his retirement in 1959. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


AFSCME 2234
Members please join us for our next Union meeting tonight, Oct. 19 at Janelle's Catering Hall in Topton, Pa. at 7 p.m.  Please plan to attend; we will be taking nomination for the Executive Board positions. We will be voting in November for all positions for a two year term.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME 2234


  
OPEN ENROLLMENT
PEBTF Open Enrollment for health benefits (AFSCME & SCUPA) will be held from Oct.  19 through Nov. 6, 2015.  This is your annual opportunity to review your medical plan choices for 2016.  If you are happy with your current plan, you do not need to do anything during Open Enrollment.  If you did not receive the Open Enrollment newsletter mailed by PEBTF on Oct. 2, it is available on the PEBTF Website.

Flexible Spending Account open enrollment will be held from Oct.  19 through Nov. 20, 2015.  All eligible employees will receive an email from PASSHE Employee Benefits.
                Jean Adam, benefits manager



WASHINGTON CENTER INFORMATION SESSION
Please encourage your students to attend the Washington Center Info Session Monday, Oct. 19 in the MSU 116 from 2-3 p.m.  Come to this info session to learn about The Washington Center which coordinates opportunities for U.S. students to intern in Washington, D.C., engage in meaningful coursework and programming, and expand their networks.  With the discount offered to PA students who attend a public university, it is comparable to living in PA!  (www.twc.edu/pennsylvania)


  
STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER - DEADLINE TODAY
Application Deadline: Monday, Oct.  19
Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the fall 2015 Commencement ceremony. In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

·         be cleared to participate in the fall 2015 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%20Application%20UG.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 fall 2015 Commencement ceremony.
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success


 
PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING OCT. 22
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. in MSU 312.   Milo Crimi, UCLA Philosophy Department [and KU grad], will speak on: 

Infinite Regress
Diving into the Eddy of a Hopeless Process:
Russell on Bradley's Regress

All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Joshua Steinberg, president; Allan Bäck, advisor


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

20150199
Groundskeeper/Laborer
Facilities
Posting End Date: 10/23/2015

20150194
Maintenance Repairman 2 - HVAC/Plumbing
Facilities
Posting End Date: 11/02/2015

Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. Please direct any questions and comments to http://www3.kutztown.edu/hr/askhr.html or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources


  
MYKU ADVISING WORKSHOPS ARE BACK  
What a better way to spend a chilly October day than in a classroom for an hour learning about advisor registration holds, degree audit and other tricks in MyKU.  No need to register, just stop by and enjoy some treats!  Any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OM Classroom 136

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
OM Classroom 138

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OM Classroom 136

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OM Classroom 136

                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development, phone:  610-683-4172


  
HOMECOMING SUPER SPIRIT DAY
On Friday, Oct. 23, Kutztown University will host an Homecoming Super Spirit Day.  From 9 - 11 a.m. the Spirit Patrol will be out campus looking for the best displays of Golden Bear pride.  We will have 5 additional teams out looking for the best showing.  A gallery of Spirit Day photos will be posted on social media.  Help us paint campus maroon and gold and kick-off Homecoming with some KU pride. 


  
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR MARTY ESSEN
On Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main, award-winning author Marty Essen will present his high-energy multi-media show, "Around the World in 90 Minutes." The event is free and open to the public.  Essen's show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his first book, "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents".  "Around the World in 90 Minutes" began as a show Essen presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. Later, after numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own in colleges, museums, and nature centers across the United States.  Essen has been Association for Promotion of Campus Activities' most-booked college speaker for a total of 50 months. Campus Activities Magazine named Essen as one of their "Hot Speaker" picks.
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

  

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Women's Soccer vs. Mansfield - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Women's Soccer vs. Mercyhurst - 12 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Women's Swimming vs. Misericordia & E. Stroudsburg (Keystone Pool)
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Football vs. E. Stroudsburg - 1:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Field Hockey vs. E. Stroudsburg - 7 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS


UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME CLUB SPORT EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Women's Rugby vs. University of Delaware, 11 a.m., Rugby Pitch
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Men's Rugby vs. Army, 1 p.m., Rugby Pitch

 

 


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