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October 30, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

KU Pet Therapy Day 

Photo:  Reading High School student enjoys Pet Therapy Day 

Thirty-one students from the Multicultural Center's GAP (Granted Access Project) college awareness program were on campus Tuesday, October 20 for a campus visit. The visit included learning about scheduling courses, transferring to Kutztown  as well as other activities to prepare them for college​. During their day, they enjoyed a visit to Old Main Hall to participate in Pet Therapy Day.
                Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services


Stephanie Posavec, "Seeing Air" 2015
Photo:  Stefanie Posavec, "Seeing Air", 2015. laser cut perspex.  Each pair of glasses represents the levels of air pollution on a different day in Sheffield during 2014, averaged over the whole day.

The Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Art Building is pleased to present "The Digital Visual: An Exhibition of Information Design" curated by KU Communication Design faculty Josh Miller and Summer Doll-Myers.  The exhibit features video, graphic design, and interactive artworks. The exhibit is on view until November 22

This inter-disciplinary exhibition has been extremely popular with students - touching on concepts of social media, data retrieval, and design inspiration - sparking great discussion for those studying Sociology, Marketing, Communication Studies, Computer Science, as well as Art and Design. 

The Miller Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm. Saturday 12-4pm and Sunday 2-4pm. 
http://www3.kutztown.edu/artgallery/

Please follow the Miller Gallery Facebook page for current images and upcoming events.
https://www.facebook.com/KUMillerArtGallery/

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

ALL DAY

Silent Witness Display, OM Concourse

ALL DAY

Day of the Dead, Modern Languages, DF 109

12 p.m.

CET Workshop, RL 16

1 p.m.

Mark Shuster Retirement, OM 106

3 p.m.

MyKU Workshop, OM 136

7:30 p.m.

Fanciful & Fantastic, KU Orchestra, Schaeffer Auditorium

8 p.m.

Insidious, MSU Movie Series, MSU Alumni Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Cold front passage to occur today. Moisture with this front is limited so an increase in cloud coverage is the only feature expected. Skies clear later in the day as high pressure builds for the weekend. High temperature in the upper 50s. Winds northwest at 6-10 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.)

 

In October 1934 Kutztown State Teachers College begins giving out varsity letters for academic and service achievements in addition to athletic accomplishments. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


ROHRBACH LIBRARY TO OPEN EARLIER
Beginning Monday, November 2 Rohrbach Library will be opening at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. We are opening earlier to provide students with more time to get last minute tasks done before heading to their 8:00 a.m. classes.



¡FELIZ DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS! 
Happy Day of the Dead!  The Department of Modern Language Studies invites you to join us in celebrating this unique holiday that celebrates the beauty and joy of life!  Stop by the Language Resource Center (LRC: DF 109, enter through DF 107) to see the informative and artistic display and, on Friday, Oct. 30, you can try some homemade "pan de muertos" (Day of the Dead Bread).  The display is accessible anytime the LRC is open, but please come back another time if there is a class in DF 109!  
                Dawn Slack, Department of Modern Language Studies



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 to use library resources and services to encourage the use and development of these skills in KU students.

Future Workshops
Nov. 6, 12 - 1 p.m., RL 16
Dr. Moe Folk, associate professor, Digital Rhetoric & Multimodal Composition - Assigning, Designing, and Assessing Student Reflections
Nov. 13, 12 - 1 p.m., RL 16
Dr. Annmarie Cordner, assistant professor of Criminal Justice - Turning Things Upside Down: The Whys and Hows of Flipping the Classroom
Nov. 20, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., RL 16
Dr. Lee Weyant, professor, Management - Google+ Communities for the Classroom



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.



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.

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
3 - 4 p.m.
OM Classroom 136

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



MYKU HOLDS BOX CLARIFICATION
The Holds box in the Student Center of MyKU shows indicators; some are positive indicators (informative only) and some are negative (blocking things). 
Common indicators are listed below for reference during this time of Student Advising and Spring Registration.
Students do not see the "red star" or "prohibition" signs that employees can see in the Student Center, but they can see the words and details in the Holds box.

  • FERPA (informative) - this means a student has a signed release on file - click on details to review who has been given what detailed permissions and what PIN # they are to supply you.
  • Classes Safe (informative) - secures specific semester schedule based on pending matters or amounts (this is more common now due to PHEAA grant delays)
    • Previously called Exempt from Class Cancellation - click on details to see the semester it covers.
  • Pending Aid (informative) - shows an amount of pending aid (most often PHEAA) that is not yet in, but is not sufficient to cover the full charges due.  May show with a student accounts seal or warning.
  • Student Accounts Seal (negative) - this means the student has charges that are past due and entering into the collections process. 
    • They are prohibited from future term registration and obtaining transcripts or diplomas.
  • Student Accounts Warning (negative) - this means the student has charges that are past due but a smaller amount.  They will enter the collections process shortly with a Student Accounts Seal if not paid.
    • They are prohibited from obtaining transcripts or diplomas.
  • WO Student Accounts Seal (negative) - this means the student has a prior term unpaid balance with no response to collection efforts.
    • They are prohibited from future term registration and obtaining transcripts or diplomas.

                Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts



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



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 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



UNIVERSITY SENATE
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, November 5 in AF 103.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, Senate



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

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

 



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




CVPA OPEN HOUSE ON MONDAY

The College of Visual and Performing Arts Open House will take place on Monday, November 2. Please join us in welcoming 150 students and their family members to campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium East Entrance Lobby. The event concludes in the early afternoon. For a complete schedule please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/visual-and-performing-arts/cvpa-open-house.htm​.
                Dr. William J. Mowder, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts



CVPA FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY
College of Visual & Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday!  Mark Mahosky, Professor of Fine Arts, will present "WORK" Painter Mark Mahosky will talk about his residency at Gettysburg National Military Park and recent paintings are sculptures in his show Paper View. On Thursday, November 5, at 11:00 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building Room 120.

"All Faculty and Students are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing, and participate in the discussion"
                Dr. William J. Mowder, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts



WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY TO BRING HARVARD PROFESSOR TO KU
On Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in Academic Forum room 201 the Kutztown University Department of Philosophy will host their fifth annual World Philosophy Day lecture. In partnership with UNESCO World Philosophy Day, the day is celebrated to promote understanding among cultures from around the world. The event is free and open to the public. In celebration of the fifth year the Department of Philosophy is welcoming Harvard philosopher Dr. Mathias Risse, professor of philosophy and public policy. Risse's lecture, "On the Significance of Humanity's Collective Ownership of the Earth for Immigration," will address issues in global justice involving current immigration crises in the world, as well as a critique of the current state of affairs.  Risse will also give his suggestions for improving global justice for humanity's collective ownership of the earth. 



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  

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

SAAC Community Clean Up
SAAC COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
A record number of Kutztown University student-athletes turned out on Sunday morning in support of the KU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)'s third-annual Main Street Clean Up.  An estimated 225 student-athletes participated and walked down Kutztown's Main Street on Sunday morning, the day after KU's annual homecoming celebration. Student-athletes started at KU's Stratton Building and walked up and down Main Street, along with nearby crossroads, with their gloves and trash bags in hand, all for the common goal of giving back to the community.  2015 marks the third year SAAC has led the charge to clean up Main Street, and the effort has grown every year.



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



KU FOOTBALL AT LOCK HAVEN ON KUR
The Kutztown University football team travels to Lock Haven Saturday for the 2015 road finale.  You can follow all of the action live on the radio voice of Kutztown University, KUR, beginning at 12:45 p.m.    Join Matt Santos and Josh Leiboff for all the action, as the Golden Bears face a situation in which they must win against the Bald Eagles, and get some help in other games to stay alive in the PSAC East title race.   The halftime show features the second and final installment of the review of the past quarter century of KU football, and the final edition of the 100 seasons of KU football all-decade teams.   Visit kubears.com for broadcast details.  Be sure to tune in for all of the action!

 

 


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