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September 13, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Cracked, Not Broken The Kevin Hines Story Living Mentally Well 

The KU Health and Wellness Center will host Kevin Hines, award winning mental health speaker, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Boehm Science Center, room 145.  A reception for Hines will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Boehm lobby.  He will also hold a book signing from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Academic Forum, room 101, and again after his speech in Boehm.  Hines, author of "Cracked, Not Broken," is a mental health advocate, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 19 years of age, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Hines now travels across the world to tell his story.  Hines' will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse, global audiences within colleges and universities, high schools, corporations, clergy, military, clinicians, health and medical communities, law enforcement organizations, and various industries. His book will be available for purchase at the event for a discounted price of $25.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.

Celebrate 150 with Avalanche, MSU Lawn

3 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. West Chester - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

7 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Wilmington - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Another fantastic September day pretty similar to, if not just a tad warmer, than yesterday. Expect highs around 82 under sunshine and soft south breezes. The latest podcast edition of "Weather & Climate Chat" with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger is now available for your listening. Simply click on: https://youtu.be/kGB6TcUZxkQ
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

PSECU FOUNDERS' WEEK EVENT SCHEDULE

CELEBRATE 150 WITH AVALANCHE
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016; 11 a.m.
MSU Lawn
Will feature free food for students, a live remote broadcast by T-102 FM radio from Pottsville, giveaways, and a photo booth. Get your picture taken with two-time State System Mascot Madness champion Avalanche!

 


 

SESQUICENTENNIAL 5K
Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
North Campus Athletic Fields Adjacent to Luckenbill Road.
Official race timing will be conducted by Pretzel City Sports.  Registration for the 5K is $25 for non-students and $15 for KU students. The entry fee includes a t-shirt (guaranteed for all entries post-marked by August 31). Entry fees increase to $30 and $20 after August 31 and on race day. The 150-yard Cub Dash, scheduled for 6:15 p.m., is free and open to all kids 10 and under. Registration is required. T-shirts are not included for Cub Dash participants. Proceeds benefit the KU Sesquicentennial Student Scholarship Fund. The races are a part of the university's Founders' Week, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, and will be held rain or shine. To register on-line, visit https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=938




 

PSECU FOUNDERS' DAY 150TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016; 11 a.m.
Alumni Plaza
KU turns 150-years old on this day! Held near the historic center of campus, join the campus community for a short program including key speakers, the placement of the 150 time capsule, the singing of "Happy Birthday" and the alma mater, cake and refreshments.




 

KU PRESENTS! KELLI O'HARA
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016; 7:30 p.m.
Schaeffer Auditorium
Kelli O'Hara , 2015 TONY Award winner for her portrayal of Anna in the critically acclaimed revival of the King & I, and six-time TONY award nominee for her starring roles in South Pacific, The Bridges of Madison County, The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, and Nice Work If You Can Get It, has equivocally established herself as one of Broadway's great leading ladies.  Among her other many credits, O'Hara's voice can be heard on numerous GRAMMY-award winning cast albums, appeared as Mrs. Darling in NBC's live telecast of "Peter Pan," has sold out Carnegie Hall, and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming.




  

SEE RARE FOOTAGE OF THE KUTZTOWN STATE COLLEGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN 1966
https://youtu.be/wQwCeUqsDq4
While researching the history of KU for the Sesquicentennial Celebration last year, members of the University Relations staff were presented with a sealed film from the Rohrbach Library archives.  We had the film digitized and are presenting it for the first time to coincide with PSECU Founders' Week.  Keep in mind that this was filmed a half century ago.  While the quality is not great in spots, it is a great trip into our "unrivaled past."




  

1866 UNITED STATES FLAG
In honor of PSECU Founders' Week, flying in front of Schaeffer Auditorium is a replica of the United States flag used in 1866.  This flag represents the first 36 states including Nevada which entered the Union 1864; however, its star was not added until 1865.  Nebraska would enter in 1867. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


TECHNOLOGY ALL AROUND US: THE WORLD SEEN THROUGH MICROSOFT
KU's Technology Association, in conjunction with the university's Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) chapter, will host Technology All around Us: The World Seen through Microsoft, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main. The event will feature tech evangelists Dave Voyles and Amanda Lange.  Both are employees of Microsoft. The two will both be giving short presentations on the state of the tech-industry and how they feel that it is moving forward. Voyles will present via Skype, and Lange will attend the event in person.  In between the two presentations, there will be a networking session for current KU students and alumni. Dinner will be served.  The event will conclude with an open Q&A session between attendees and Amanda Lange.  Walk-ins will be accepted, but in order to participate in the dinner attendees must register by Sept. 19. To register please use the following link: http://acad.kutztown.edu/kta/ 

 


 

HEEMET FESCHT SEPT. 24
The Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University will present Heemet Fescht on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features PA Dutch folk life demonstrations, live animals, children's activities and craft tent, folk music, barn star painting and the Harvest Home Food Drive.  All activities take place at the heritage center, located on Luckenbill Road, on the KU campus.  Heemet Fescht is a free and open to the public.  In the spirit of the PA German tradition of gathering food for those in need during the harvest season, attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Harvest Home Food Drive. All items will benefit the Greater Berks Food Bank.  Participants donated 84 lbs. of food in 2015.  More information, including a full list of vendors, demonstrators, and activities for Heemet Fescht can be found at www.kutztown.edu/pgchc, or call 610-683-1589.

 


 

VETERANS SERVICES PICNIC
The Office of Veterans Services invite all Veteran and Military-Affiliated students, staff, and faculty to our Back to School Picnic on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 12 - 2 p.m. on the MSU Lawn.  We will have hotdogs, ice cream, giveaways, and a rock climbing wall.  Come learn about the Office of Veterans Services upcoming events, connect with other Veteran and Military-Affiliated students, staff, and faculty and learn about campus and community resources.

 


 

BARBARA PETERS-ESHLEMAN
We are sadden to report the passing of Barbara Peters-Eshleman, former Affirmative Action officer and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at Kutztown University.  She was the first person to fill both of those positions with the university.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 West Main St., Kutztown.  Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friend, Inc., Kutztown.  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-peters-eshleman&pid=181369375&fhid=23064&eid=sp_ommatch 

 


 

THE WORKER AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
The Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act requires the University to provide an annual education and training program for employees exposed to hazardous substances. An online Right-to-Know "chemical safety" training program is available to ALL employees of the University through D2L. It is recommended that all employees who routinely use, handle or are exposed to hazardous substances in their work areas or in the course of their job complete the online training program at least once in a calendar year. Employees who have a strong likelihood of being exposed as a result of leaks, spill, fire or air emissions, are also encouraged to take the training.  Training should be completed by October 31st.
Steps to take RTK training on D2L:
Log onto D2L
Select role (student, Instructor)
Click on course tab at top of page
Select Environmental Health  and Safety
Click on course  elements, chose content
Click on RIGHT- TO- Know Training
Once completed with the module Click to access the quiz
Complete quiz
                Jeffrey LaGamba, CET, assistant director, Environmental, Health and Safety

 


 

TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
You can use Blackboard Collaborate to create online rooms (or meeting spaces) that can be used to hold a virtual, synchronous (real time) class meeting? All you need is a computer with a microphone and an internet connection! Check out our Blackboard Collaborate at KU webpage for more information on using Collaborate.   Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education

 


 

"MARKET YOUR GOALS: THE JOURNEY FROM ME TO WE"
Entrepreneur, business consultant and artist, Jennifer Clarke '05, joins Kutztown University for a presentation "Market Your Goals: The Journey from Me to We," on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in MSU 183.  Clarke's discussion will include guidance for KU students on how to properly market one's goals, the seven levels of navigating management (hint: #1 is by being grateful), secrets to building your own brand, and how to match your marketing to your goals.  Clarke graduated from KU in 2005. The event is sponsored by KU's Association of Campus Events.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, office of Student involvement/ACE Advisor

 


 

KUR PROGRAMMING
A forum entitled "Third Party Choices" was held Monday in a citizenship class on KU's campus. KUR News was able to briefly chat with Eastern Vice Chair of the local Libertarian Party chapter Daniel Richardson following the forum, in which both the local Libertarian and Green Parties were represented. You can hear the approximately 5-minute interview here: https://youtu.be/HeSvis5qag0

 


 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu

Job Number

Title

 

Posting end date:

2016-0159

NEW - Director of Residence Life

Full Time

9/23/16

2016-0094

Associate Dean of College of Business

Full Time

Continuous

2016-0098

Utility Plant Operator 2

Full Time

10/14/16

2016-0107

Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted

Temporary PT

Continuous

2016-0135

Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Full Time

9/23/16

2016-0157

Custodial Worker 1 - Pool

Full Time

10/1/16

Asst Athletic Coach

2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary PT

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2016 Fall Clerical Pool

Full Time

12/1/16

 

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Tuesday, Sept. 13
3 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. West Chester - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
7 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. Wilmington - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Saturday, Sept. 17
10 a.m.                 Cross Country hosts Division II/III Challenge - North Campus
1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. Edinboro - Location TBD (Live Stats)

 

 


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