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October 27, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

 
Homecoming 2015
Thank you to everyone who made Homecoming 2015 a huge success. 
For a gallery of photos from the weekend please click here

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

11 a.m.

MyKU Advising Workshop, OM 136

11 a.m.

Internship Agreements, deFran 210

11 a.m.

Kristin Pedemonti, MSU Alumni Auditorium

11 a.m.

Harry Ziff, COB Featured Business Speaker, deFrancesco 100

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Fall Graduation Festival, OM Georgian Room

2 p.m.

Internship Agreements, MSU 250

7 p.m.

Silent Witness, OM Concourse

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

High Pressure begins to lose its grip a bit today, but we should still be able to squeak out one more nice one. Partly Sunny skies with increasing clouds later in the day. Highs in the mid 50s. Soft easterly breezes.  

 

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 27, 1990:  Meatloaf plays to a sold-out crowd in Schaeffer Auditorium over Homecoming weekend. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...? You can add external links to the D2L Content area? Adding a link to D2L helps to organize all of your content in one place and saves student frustration of copying long and complex hyperlinks. You can set the link to open within the D2L learning environment or as an external resource in a new tab or window. The Adding a Content Link Guide will help you add a link to your course! Want to see a video demonstration? Watch the Adding a Content Link video!

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education



INTERNSHIP AGREEMENTS
Today our State System legal counsel, Ann St. Ledger, will be addressing the importance of internship agreements for our students, the external organization, and Kutztown University; the provisions of internship agreements; and, expectations of site and KU supervisors at two sessions 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in deFrancesco Room 210 or 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in McFarland Student Union Room 250. Each session will end with questions and answers.
                Carole Wells, vice provost



FALL GRADUATION FESTIVAL
KUSSI is sponsoring the Fall Graduation Festival for December Graduates on Tuesday Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. Both undergraduates and graduate students will be able to purchase their caps & gowns, receive graduation tickets, and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with their needs associated with graduation. Students may stop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Tremper at x3-1339.  *Please note parking will be limited near Old Main that day so please plan ahead.



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 a.m. - 12 p.m.
OM Classroom 136

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

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
OM Classroom 136

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
3 - 4 p.m.
OM Classroom 136
                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development, phone:  610-683-4172



COB FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES: HARRY ZIFF, CORPORATE LOGISTICS
Oct. 27, Harry Ziff, Director of Corporate Logistics for East Penn Manufacturing, will be joining the College of Business Featured Speaker Series in deFrancesco, room 100, at 11 a.m. Ziff overseas finished goods planning, inventory management, distribution and transport for the $2.5 billion company across four North American distribution denters. His knowledge extends from work with Campbell, CertainTeed, Office Max, and McMaster-Carr with responsibilities in demand, supply and network planning; order-to-cash optimization; Lean/Six Sigma; new product commercialization; and talent management. This amounts to 25 years of progressive experience, and a guest speaker you need to hear.
                College of Business



KRISTIN PEDEMONTI, INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLER & KU ALUM
International Storyteller and KU Alum, Kristin Pedemonti shares here tales from her recent trip to Iran.  Her exciting, free, performance is today, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. in MSU's Alumni Auditorium. Kristin Pedemonti is sponsored in part by a grant from the Sesquicentennial Committee.
                Dr. Deryl Johnson, Comm. Studies



AVP FACILITIES SEARCH
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Facilities, Maintenance and Construction on the dates listed below.  Your comments and feedback are welcome.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend, subject to operational needs.  Attendance is voluntary. Click here to view candidates' resumes.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CANDIDATE

October 28, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

Syed Zaidi

November 2, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

James Miller

November 3, 2015

3:00 p.m.

AF 102

Bruce Frantz

November 4, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

Patrick Sampsell




SILENT WITNESS AT KU
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please join us on Tuesday evening, October 27 at 7 p.m. for the opening reception of the Berks County Women in Crisis Silent Witness project in the Old Main Concourse, when KU collaborates with the Kutztown Community Partnership and the local Purple Purse Campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. A donation box collecting non-perishable food, diapers, cleaning supplies, bath towels and personal care items for BWIC's Safe House residences will be available as well as local and national information on domestic violence and how to find assistance.

On campus until Sunday evening, November 1, The Silent Witness Project is a visual life-size display depicting Berks County women, children, pets and men. Each figure wears a shield that describes the victim's life and untimely death due to domestic violence. For more information visit purplepurse.com and berkswomenincrisis.org or call the Women's Center, 126 Old Main at (610) 683-4655.
                Grace M. Hill, KU Women's Center



LOVE STORIES ARE UNIVERSAL, LOVE STORIES ARE POWERFUL,
AND SO ARE THE WOMEN WHO WRITE THEM...
We'd like to invite you and your students to see the new documentary "Love Between the Covers."

This documentary explores the billion dollar Romance Literature industry and the vast, unheralded community of women who have effectively kept the publishing industry afloat. It is an entertaining, powerful, and inspiring look at a diverse selection of contemporary romance novelists and the readers who are addicted to the world of romance literature.  The film explores issues applicable to many classes- Gender Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Professional and Creative Writing, Sexualities, Race, GLBT Issues, History, Popular Culture, Myth, Marketing, Graphic Design, and Advertising, just to name a few.  

Also, did I mention the film is a blast?  

We're really proud to bring "Love Between the Covers" to Kutztown University.
Join us! ( I know our schedules are crazy. Yet this is a truly fun and inspirational film- It's worth a night!) 

Wednesday, Oct.  28 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium. Free.
http://www.lovebetweenthecovers.com/introduction/ 

Let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
                Curt Herr, Grace Hill, and Claire Van Ens



PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES - UNDERSTANDING STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Faculty and staff, please join us on Thursday, October 29, at 3 pm, in Boehm 261 for a presentation on:
Psychiatric Disabilities- Understanding Student Behavior
During this presentation by guest speaker, Ms. Laura DiGalbo, you will learn strategies for working with students who display odd or concerning behaviors, and the difference between a psychiatric disability and inappropriate behavior on campus. Learn strategies for working with students who have mental health illness and what actions to avoid. Discuss the role of the institution and your role in helping these students.



IMMIGRATION LAW FORUM
The second event in our year of programming related to the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" will be held on Thursday, October 29 in DF 100 (note room change).  This 50 minute program will involve a panel presentation by local immigration experts, as well as interactive discussion with the audience.  All are welcome!

Please visit http://library.kutztown.edu/latino for complete program information for the 2015-2016 academic year.
                Christine Nunez, Modern Languages



APSCUF SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS
Laura Sherrod is the winner of the  recent special election for the Sabbatical Leave committee.  Congratulations!!
                Dr. Lisa Frye, Chair Nominations & Election APSCUF-KU



READING ROYALS TICKETS
OCAC is selling tickets to the Reading Royals vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits game at the Santander Arena! The game is on Saturday, November 7 at 7 pm and the bus departs from the MSU parking lot at 5:30 pm. You also have the option to drive individually. Ticket sales for non-students can be purchased beginning on Wednesday, October 28 for $10 from the Office of Student Involvement (MSU 153). The ticket purchase includes: a Reading Royals hat, transportation to and from Kutztown, reserved seating, a FREE voucher for a future game, and much more!
Come to MSU 153 to get your tickets today! Gather up a group and don't miss out on your chance to see this game! If you have any questions, please contact osigrad4@kutztown.edu!
                Alana Greene, Student Involvement


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

 
UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 31 - Women's Soccer vs. Slippery Rock (Senior Day) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats

 

 


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