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Feb 25, 2014

 

The Daily Brief

 Zimmerman

Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Language Studies, has been chosen to receive a SANS, Inc/MEAD Leadership Fellowship. The award recognizes foreign language teachers who demonstrate leadership and vision in world language education.  Zimmerman will receive the award next month, during the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Boston, Mass.  Read the entire story here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Maintenance Alert: In order to repair a leak at the South Dining Hall, the sidewalk on the west side of the Dining Hall will be closed today and tomorrow. The pedestrian traffic from Golden Bear Village South will have to access the campus as well as the Dining Hall by walking behind and to the west of University Place. Additionally, students residing in University Place will have to use the sidewalk immediately to the left of the lobby entrance when exiting. The sidewalk coming from Golden Bear Village South will be barricaded. If we can finish the repair sooner the barricades will be removed and normal access will be restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation. Please contact me if there are concerns at green@kutztown.edu. Thank you.

Tom Green, director, Facilities Energy Management & Campus Utilities

 


  

Tune in Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for the "Kutztown Live Preshow" with Mike Regensburger followed by "Kutztown Live" at 2 p.m. with Steve Maugeri. During the "pre-show," Mike will air a special interview with former Berks County radio legend (now retired) and ghost/paranormal expert Charlie Adams. (originally scheduled to air two weeks ago, but did not due to technical difficulties) Then at 2 p.m., new "Kutztown Live" main show host Stephen Maugeri will welcome to his show some special guests including Student Government President Nick Imbessi and "Association of Campus Events" representative Juan Rosario. In addition, a special guest from the Health Center is on tap as well, with this week's topic being STD's. "Kutztown Live" is all about YOU, the listener. If ever you wish to be a part of the program LIVE, give Stephen a call at x3-4859!

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR

 


 

Senior Class Commencement Speaker - Application Deadline:  Monday, March 3, 2014

 Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the spring 2014 Commencement ceremony.  In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

•§  be cleared to participate in the spring 2014 commencement ceremony

•§  have a grade point average at or above 3.0

•§  demonstrate service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation

•§  demonstrate evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement

•§  be in good disciplinary standing

In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at:  http://www2.kutztown.edu/events/commencement/for-students.htm. Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the spring 2014 Commencement ceremony.

Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost, Academic & Student Affairs

 


  

Graduate Student Commencement Speaker - Application Deadline:  Monday, March 3, 2014

Applications will be accepted from graduate students cleared to walk at the spring 2014 Commencement ceremony.  In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

•·         have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 entering the spring 2014 semester,

•·         demonstrate service to the university community and demonstrate a record of good university citizenship and cooperation

•·         be in good disciplinary standing.

In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at:  http://www2.kutztown.edu/events/commencement/for-students.htm. Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the spring 2014 Commencement ceremony. 

Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost, Academic & Student Affairs


 

Department of Social Work 12th Annual Community Forum, Caring for the Whole Person: Ethical Policy Practice in the Era of Health Care Reform, March 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Office of the President, Forum 2014 raises awareness and explores reforms in health care that integrate mind and body, including innovations in behavioral health delivery. Social work professionals serve as catalysts to build and strengthen alliances that promote effective and ethical healthcare practices across the practice continuum. Presenters will include Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; Jean Bennett, Ph.D., Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Region III; and Jerome C. Wakefield, DSW, PhD, Professor, New York University, author of numerous publications on mental health and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. We invite faculty, alumni, community leaders, agency executives, policy makers, social workers, and human services professionals. Full-day attendees receive six social work continuing education credits, including three ethics credits. To register by March 7, please visit http://socialwork.kutztown.edu. Questions? Please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter, forum chair, lyter@kutztown.edu or x3-4235.


 

Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs at the library - Rohrbach Library is honored this semester to host an extraordinary exhibit highlighting the roles of women in African society-roles that are widely misunderstood in the West. The paintings, fabrics, and sculptures of KU Africanist Dr. Chris Saidi's collection throughout our lobby, Reference, café, and Maps areas will help you view African women through new eyes. For a  glimpse of what you'll see, check the exhibit brochure at https://composer.klnpa.org/islandora/object/islandoraPdf%3A1. Rohrbach Library is open every day-usually until midnight!

Bruce Jensen, librarian, Rohrbach Library


 

Please inform your students about $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women on Thursday, March 13, 5-7:30 p.m. As part of Women's History Month, this workshop provides students with skills to gain the confidence needed when negotiating equitable compensation as they begin their professional careers. KU women will learn how to:

- benchmark their starting salary

- negotiate an equitable and deserving salary

- develop a personal budget to determine their salary needs

The event includes a light dinner with dessert!   Students must pre-register at www.kutztown.edu/careercenter  - Log onto KU Career Network.

Linda Friscia-Oppé, Career Development Center

 


  

The ASPSCUF-KU Temporary Faculty Committee will hold an open forum to discuss the up-coming use of the IDEAS instrument on Wednesday, March 5, from 12:00-12:50 in MSU 223. APSCUF members will be present to take questions and concerns from Temporary Faculty. 

Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek on behalf of the Temporary Faculty Committee

 


 

LOCATION CHANGE - KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in DeFrancesco 206.    Zachary Groff, KU alumnus, will present Plato's Couplings: how to hook up with Forms on the relation of participating in the Forms.

Phoenix Strouse, President   Allan Bäck, Advisor

 


 

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Lisa Dietrich's mother, Joan Wentzel, on Sunday Feb. 23.  Messages of condolences during this difficult time for Lisa and her family may be sent to 61 Dietrich Valley Road, Kutztown PA 19530.

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

 

Congratulations to both the women's and men's basketball teams on securing spots in the PSAC playoffs.