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October 7, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

 Herbein Community Hero Award/KU Entrepreneurship Club

  
Herbein and Company, an accounting firm located in Reading, Pa., has awarded the Herbein Community Hero Award to the Entrepreneurship Club of Kutztown University in the amount of $500.  The Entrepreneurship Club is a Kutztown University student organization committed to helping individuals transform their passions into viable businesses. They constantly strive to educate and support entrepreneurs in our community in order to build an environment where all can prosper. The club directly impacts campus and regional communities through various projects including Entrepreneurship Week, The ELC-ECKU Business Idea Competition, and The Talented Teens and Business Leaders Mentorship Program. All are projects that the club is directly involved in planning and implementing. Their impact through programs range from educational events, speakers, and workshops to facilitating direct mentoring opportunities between high school students and business leaders, and even granting access to funding through idea competition. The club has the platform to engage and impact not only students but the community at large through a combination of exciting and diverse programs.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

ALL DAY                Mexicans on Print, Sharadin
2 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. East Stroudsburg, Keystone Field
7 p.m.                   A Sense of Wonder, MSU 183
7 p.m.                   KU Jazz Ensemble I, Schaeffer Black Box Theatre

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

High pressure in southern Canada will begin to build through Thursday. After some patchy morning fog, sunny skies can be expected. High temperature in the low 70s. Winds northwest 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 7, 1933, Business Manager E.D. Baver announces that new stage curtains will be installed in the chapel which is today known as the Georgian Room.  The project included a 20-foot by 36-foot main curtain and other stage draping, all in a grey material.  The project was funded by a gift established by the Class of 1928.  This was no small accomplishment as the nation was in the depths of the Great Depression.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIRE ALARM TESTING
The project to upgrade the mass notification and fire alarm system in Stratton Administration is complete and now must receive a final inspection from PA Department of Labor and Industry.  This inspection is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8 from 6:15 - 8 a.m. each day.  During this testing alarms will sound, strobes will activate, and evacuation announcements will be audible.  I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  Questions or concerns should be addressed to Steve Wilson, project manager at wilson@kutztown.edu
                Terry Brown, Facilities


  
A SENSE OF WONDER
A Sense of Wonder is a play written and performed by Kaiulani Lee.  It is a story about Rachel Carson's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it! Environmentalist and Pennsylvania native, Rachel Carson was named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time magazine.  Come out to experience this one woman play about Rachel Carson tomorrow, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in MSU 183! 
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor


  
KUBoK BASKET GIVEAWAY
KUBoK Neighborhood Watch is holding a holiday basket giveaway during the first week of December. We are seeking KU student organizations and campus offices to donate a holiday gift basket for our giveaway. The proceeds raised from ticket sales from the baskets will be used to support KUBoK. The baskets will be displayed on campus in the McFarland Student Union Building on Tuesday, December 1 and at the Ladies Tea on Wednesday, December 2.

If your organization or office is able to put together a cellophane wrapped gift basket, please drop it off at the Office of Student Involvement in the McFarland Student Union Building, room 153, by Monday, November 23. Gift cards are also accepted and appreciated. Any questions, please contact Alana Greene, Graduate Assistant for KUBoK at kubokwatch@gmail.com. KUBoK appreciates the support!
                Alana Greene, Office of Student Involvement


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

20150192
Patrol Officer
Public Safety and Police Services
Posting End Date: 10/11/2015

20150188
Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 10/10/2015

20150187
Clerk Typist 2
Housing and Residential Services
Posting End Date: 10/20/2015

20150186
Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 10/10/2015

20150184
Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 10/10/2015

20150180
University Nurse
Health and Wellness Center
Posting End Date: 10/15/2015

20150178
Management Technician
Financial and Business Services - Budget
Posting End Date: 10/10/2015

20150176
Clerk Typist 2
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Posting End Date: 10/19/2015

20150196
Administrative Assistant 1
College of Education
Posting End Date: 10/12/2015

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


  
MEXICAN PRINTS ON VIEW IN SHARADIN
Alan Altamarino, a 27-year old artist from Oaxaca, Mexico is at KU for a 2-week residency. He is exhibiting large-scale woodblock prints of women, his favorite subject matter in the Sharadin Student Gallery. Dates: Oct 6- 12. Meet the artist reception: Thurs Oct 8 at 4 p.m. His visit is supported by a Sesquicentennial Fund Grant.  More info and sample image here:http://wp.me/pYdFG-2o2
                Kevin McCloskey, Communication Design


  
SYMPATHY FOR THE WATTS FAMILY
The Office of Information Technology wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathy to our colleague, Jim Watts and his family, in the death of his father. Condolences can be sent through the Office of Information Technology.
                Mitch Freed, assistant vice president, Information Technology


  
AFSCME 2234
Members please join us for our next Union meeting on Monday, October 19, 2015 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


  
REVISED DEPARTMENT CHAIR LIST

Name

 

Department

Nieves , Edwin E

Dept Chair

Academic Enrichment

Greenwood , Joleen Loucks

Dept Chair

Anthropology/Sociology

White , John H Jr

Dept Chair

Art Education & Crafts

Nolt , Brandon P

Dept Chair

Athletics

Mapes , Carol C

Dept Chair

Biological Sciences

Steslow , Donna M

Dept Chair

Business Administration

McFeely , Todd P

Dept Chair

Communication Design

Van Ens , Claire E

Dept Chair

Communication Studies

Frye , Lisa M

Dept Chair

Computer Science & Information Tech

Coulter , Lisa P

Dept Chair

Counseling & Psychological Svcs

Herrick , Margaret A

Dept Chair

Counseling & Student Affairs

Khondaker , Mahfuzul

Dept Chair

Criminal Justice

Bieber , Helen E

Dept Chair

Electronic Media

Burnett , Jeanie H

Dept Chair

Elementary Education

Vogel , Andrew R

Dept Chair

English

Bleach , Anthony Charles

Asst Dept Chair

English

Hochberg , Cheryl L

Dept Chair

Fine Arts

Courtney , Richard S

Dept Chair

Geography

Arnold , Andrew B

Dept Chair

History

Harmer , Andrea J

Dept Chair

Lib Sci/Instructional Tech

Ache , Paul S III

Dept Chair

Mathematics

Nunez , Christine A

Dept Chair

Modern Languages

Justeson , Jeremy B

Dept Chair

Music

Lizza , John P

Dept Chair

Philosophy

Simpson , Edward L

Dept Chair

Physical Sciences

Lem , Steve B

Dept Chair

Political Science & Public Admin

Shelley , Gregory P

Dept Chair

Psychology

Gottschall , Bruce D

Dept Chair

Rohrbach Library

Stahler , Theresa M

Dept Chair

Secondary Education

Vafeas , John G

Dept Chair

Social Work

Lynch , Debra K

Dept Chair

Special Education

Engstrom , Lorri F

Dept Chair

Sport Management & Leadership Studies

 


  
KU TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Kutztown University will be participating in National Coming Out Day on Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will start at the College Hill Memorial Grove outside of Old Main at 11 a.m. for the 2nd annual Pride Parade around campus. After the parade the daylong event will continue in the McFarland Student Union Building, room 250 (President's Room). This event will create awareness and understanding about the coming out process of LGBT individuals through interactive workshops, activities, and displays. Activities include: face painting, coloring, bracelet making, a pride flag matching game and cookie decorating. Hosted by Allies, this annual event is to celebrate and affirm the LGBT individuals who have "come out". There will be an information table about the Allies MSU 250 throughout the day. For more information on the history of National Coming Out Day visit: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/the-history-of-coming-out .
 


  
Remove the 2 in www2.kutztown.edu
This is a reminder to anyone who lists URLs to KU websites in publications, PDFs, e-communications, external websites, internal websites, etc.  Please note that links with "www2.kutztown.edu" should be changed.  Though they still work for now, by simply removing the 2, you will assist us with the transition to our preferred URLs that begin with www.kutztown.edu.  Please make sure your bookmarks and favorites are updated too.  Should you have any questions or notice any problems, please contact our office.
                Josh Leiboff, University Relations



 
MSU HOLIDAY HOURS THIS WEEKEND
The McFarland Student Union will be operating on the following Columbus Day weekend hours:
Saturday, October 10:  10am-6pm
Sunday, October 11:  10am-6pm


  
DOG THERAPY
Come and get some puppy love on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Old Main Georgian Room. There will be several dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too!
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Women's Soccer vs. East Stroudsburg - 2 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Friday, Oct. 9 - Volleyball vs. Lock Haven - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Volleyball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Women's Soccer vs. Bloomsburg - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME CLUB SPORT EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Men's Ice Hockey vs. Lasalle, 8 p.m. (Body Zone, Wyomissing)

 

 


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