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October 29, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

KU CoE Dine in the Dark 

 
Students in the College of Education Teacher of Visual Impairments Program hosted a dine in the dark at the vision resource center of Berks County on Saturday Oct. 17 to raise blindness awareness. Over 75 people attended the event. 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

ALL DAY

Silent Witness Display, OM Concourse

11 a.m.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, DF 100

11 a.m.

MyKU Advising Workshop, OM 136

3 p.m.

Council of Trustee Meeting, Stratton 301

3 p.m.

Psychiatric Disabilities, Boehm 261

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Lingering a.m. clouds and showers should give way to some sunshine. It will be pretty mild, as well, as the cold air wrapping in behind yesterday's storm won't really take effect until tomorrow. Highs around 69. Gusty winds out of the west at 10 to 20 mph, however, will make it feel a little cooler than that.
 

 

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 29, 1987:  At the age of 59, Kutztown University President Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton passes away. He is the only president to die while still in office.  He served as the 9th president of KU since 1969.  In December of the same year, the Administration Building is named in his honor.  Stratton had been told of the naming prior to his death.  Both Dr. and Mrs. Stratton are buried in Fairview Cemetery, adjacent to campus. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


COUNCIL OF TRUSTEE MEETING
The Council of Trustees Meeting is today at 3 p.m. in 301 Stratton Administration Center.
                Toyia Heyward - Office of the President



FALL CAMPUS WIDE FERTILIZER AND WEED CONTROL APPLICATION ON TURF
On Sunday Nov.  1, Tomlinson Bomberger will be on campus to apply a fertilizer and weed control to the campus turf areas.  They will likely be done by noon.  We ask that you please stay off the turf areas until they are dry, which is usually an hour or so after the application, weather pending.  Additionally, if you would encounter the teams making the application, we request that you please stay out of their way. 
                Will Meeker, Facilities



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

20150201
Applications Developer 2
Information Technology
Posting End Date: 11/12/2015

20150202
Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 11/2/2015
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



KUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Another great edition of "Kutztown Live" coming up today at 2 p.m. During this edition, host Shantae Taylor and guest host Nick Lawrence sit down and chat with Kimberly Winters of the KU publication "Shoofly." That and a discussion of the interesting topics of the day. Stream KUR at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUR
                Michael Regensburger, KUR



LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY

The second event in our year of programming related to the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" will be held today, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. 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.


  
COB ASSOCIATE DEAN SEARCH
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Business.  Attendance is voluntary and your comments and feedback are welcome.  Surveys will be collected on location.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend, subject to operational needs.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CANDIDATE

Nov. 3, 2015

11:00 a.m.

BH 145

Candidate A

Nov. 17, 2015

10:00 a.m.

AF 101

Candidate B

Nov. 30, 2015

10:00 a.m.

AF 102

Candidate C




FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Please join the Frederick Douglass Institute in welcoming Ms. Judy Tallwing and her presentation, "Sacred Art: Perspectives of an Apache Elder", in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Refreshments will be provided for this event on Wednesday, Nov.  18 at 4 p.m. in the MSU Alumni Auditorium, room 183.
                Maria Sanelli, director, Frederick Douglass Institute



HEALTHWAYS FITNESS YOUR WAY

For Highmark Members:  Healthways Fitness Your Way will be waiving the enrollment fee ($25 savings) for the month of November 2015 for State System employees and spouses. Details can be found under the Health & Wellness section of the H.R. Website.  

  • This promotion is running Nov.  1 - 30 and the code is SSHE15
  • This promotion is available online and over the phone
    • Please note:  The discount coupon becomes effective on Nov. 1   
  • The new member will receive waived enrollment ($25 savings) - and it requires a 3-month commitment to the program  

For PEBTF members (AFSCME & SCUPA) not enrolled in a Highmark plan, discounts are available by plan on the PEBTF Website
                Jean Adam, Human Resources



ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP CENTER (ELC) BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION
The Kutztown University Business Idea Competition is accepting applications and provides students with a tremendous opportunity to explore their creative business ideas, as well as receive valuable feedback from accomplished entrepreneurs. Students in all disciplines of study are welcome to enter. Applicants can enter individually or as a team.  The competition consists of two parts. First, students are required to complete a written application (Online) and describe their business ideas by answering a series of questions related to their business. Second, first round judging will occur and all teams who successfully reach round two of the competition will present their business ideas to a judging panel of experienced entrepreneurs live in the Academic Forum on the final night of the competition.  All finalists will receive insightful feedback from the judging panel. In addition, the top three finalists will receive cash prizing, including a $1,000 grand prize.
Application deadline: 10/30/2015  - Finalists present: 11/19/2015  - Register at: http://kutztownelc2015.istart.org/#sthash.ScQeNDGV.dpuf



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.

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



PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES - UNDERSTANDING STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Faculty and staff, please join us on Thursday, Oct.  29, at 3 p.m., 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.



MUS MOVIE SERIES
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Insidious Chapter 3 which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and 8 PM. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.
http://www.kutztown.edu/MSUMovies



REMINDER - CET FACULTY WORKSHOP
Oct. 30, 12-1 p.m., RL 16
Krista Prock, Information Literacy Librarian, Rohrbach Library 
Leveraging Library Resources to Enable Student Information Literacy

In this workshop, Information Literacy Librarian Krista Prock focuses on student literacy outcomes and how


 
FANCIFUL & FANTASTIC - MUSIC TO STIR THE IMAGINATION: BERLIOZ, BEETHOVEN, RACHMANINOFF, SAINT-SAENS, & WILLIAMS

This Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Enjoy an evening of music inspired by fantasy. From Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique to Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre - music that will sweep you away.

Do you have a creative costume idea? Enter our very first costume contest! Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium lobby and closes at 7:15 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate and family friendly costumes are encouraged. A fun surprise will be awarded to the best costumes.

https://orgsync.com/68819/events/1266497/occurrences/2837568



MARK SHUSTER RETIREMENT RECEPTION

Mark Shuster, associate director of Housing and Residence Life will retire from KU after 25 years of service.  Please join our team on Friday, Oct. 30, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in 106 Old Main as we thank and wish Mark all the best as he begins the next stage of his life.
 

 

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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