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Feb 3, 2014

 

The Daily Brief

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please join us for the Book Study on Engaging Ideas by John Bean. During this session we will share ideas and topics from Chapters 1, 2, and 3.  Even if you have not read the text, you are invited to join us for the discussions.  They are sure to be enlightening!  Beekey 127, Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 12 - 1 p.m.

Nancy E. Cardenuto, assistant professor, Education

 


 

Free on-campus smoking cessation classes will be offered to the KU community on Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. beginning Feb. 27.  Nicotine patches will be available free of charge to class participants.  To reserve your seat contact Teresa Tieman at 610-376-8669 ext. 136 or ttieman@councilonchemicalabuse.org

 


  

PET THERAPY! COME AND GET SOME PUPPY LOVE! Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m., MSU Multipurpose Room.  Do you miss your dog or just want some time to chill out with a furry friend?  Take a break from studying and come and get some "canine therapy!"  There will be at least 3 dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around ~ bring your friends and have some fun! This event is open to students, faculty and staff.

Aimee Adams, assistant professor, Counseling & Psychological Services

 


 

The University Senate will meet on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Academic Forum.

Deryl Johnson, president, University Senate

 


 

Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient - Congratulations to KU student Rebecca Vanhorn for being awarded a CCIS study abroad scholarship! She was one of three applicants chosen from a large competitive applicant pool of students from across the U.S. Rebecca is currently studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France, for the spring 2014 semester. Study abroad program and scholarship information is available at www.kutztown.edu/studyabroad.

Nicole Becker, assistant director, International Admissions

 


 

The KU Alumni Engagement office is accepting nominations for the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.  This award is presented annually to one faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner which sets him or her apart from faculty colleagues. Any current full-time faculty member at Kutztown University is eligible for nomination. Nominations may be submitted by anyone associated with Kutztown University: faculty members, administrators, staff, students and alumni. The award is presented during the opening day ceremony of the fall semester. The recipient will receive $2,000 and a plaque.  Nominations forms are being forwarded to all Dean's offices. You may also download a nominations form online at http://www.give2ku.org/alumni-engagement/awards. Deadline is Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Please contact the alumni engagement office with any questions.

Alex Ogeka, director, Alumni Engagement 


 

The Purchasing Department wishes Tammy Moyer the best of luck in her new position in the Division of Enrollment Management.

Effective Monday, February 3, 2014 please note the following:

•1.       All Commodity and catering related questions should be directed to PGrp 453 and 460:  Barb Rahn (brahn@kutztown.edu) extension 3-4836

•2.       All Service Contract related questions should be directed to PGrp 454: Anise Freeman (afreeman@kutztown.edu) extension 3-4774.

KU Purchasing Department


 

READ Posters Return to Rohrbach:

Who: All KU Faculty, Students, and Staff

Dates: February 10 - March 14 (Note that we are limiting the number of posters this year - sign up early!) 

Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or by appointment)

Where: RL 24, Rohrbach's ground floor in the Curriculum Materials Center

How: Bring your favorite book to RL 24, and we'll take your picture with it. We can create one for an individual or a group. (We can come to you for groups if it is easier.)

Info: For more information or to make an appointment, contact Dale Bond at dbond861@live.kutztown.edu or Karen Wanamaker at kwanamak@kutztown.edu. Also be sure to check out the READ posters from previous years (2011, 2012, 2013).

Karen J. Wanamaker, Outreach Librarian

 


 

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

 


  

Need fast, effective study tips for students? Encourage your students to join Tutoring Services  for "Fast Pass To Learning" on Thursday, February 6 from 11 a.m. - noon in the lobby of the Rohrbach Library coffee shop. Students will rotate through stations, picking up Fast Pass cards with study skills tips and links. Free healthy snacks included. We are happy to provide attendance sheets for classes, teams, and organizations. 

Laura Scappaticci, coordinator, Student Success

 


 

Train Your Brain with Tutoring Services' peer Academic Coaches for your students.  Attendance sheets can be provided for your classes, teams, and organizations.   

"It's On the Syllabus! How to Use Your Syllabus to Manage Your Time"

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 11am-11:50pm MSU 223

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7-8pm OM 123

 

"How to Succeed in a Large Lecture Class"

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11am-11:50pm MSU 223

Thursday, Feb. 13, 7-8pm OM 123

 

"Remember What You've Read:  How to Get the Most Out of Your Textbooks"

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11am-11:50pm MSU 218

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7-8pm OM 123

 

"What's Up, Doc? Communicating Effectively with Your Professors"

Tuesday, Feb. 25 11am-11:50pm MSU 223

Wednesday, Feb. 26 7-8pm OM 123

Laura Scappaticci, coordinator, Student Success

 


  

The Lambda Caucus is a Faculty & Staff GLBTQ organization on campus which provides a forum for discussion and issues, supports the efforts of Allies and the GLBTQ Center and other diversity programming on campus, allows for social opportunities, and provides a Lambda Scholarship.   With the upcoming Commission on Human Diversity focusing on LGBTQ Issues and the soon to be Dan Savage event, we want to be sure our list is up to date. If you are a recent Faculty or Staff or someone who has been here for a while, but not yet joined the Lambda Caucus - we would love to hear from you!   Or if you think you are a member, but have not been receiving emails from us, then please contact us.   Questions or requests to join can be sent to schearer@kutztown.edu  or call me at x3-4923.

Jerry W. Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach

 


  

The Jan. 30 meeting of the Council of Trustees of Kutztown University of Pa. has been moved to Friday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. in room 301 of the Stratton Administration Building.