Daily Brief

April 12, 2021

Photo of sun shining through a spring blossom on a tree branch.

APRIL WELLNESS TIP OF THE MONTH
The flowers are blooming, the air is getting warmer and spring is here. It's time to de-stress, to "sharpen our saws" and regain a focus on our mental and physical health. It’s time to remember, it's ok to take a break, take a walk, clear your head, get moving, relax and refocus on yourself and your goals. Check out these websites (website 1 / website 2) for more de-stressing ideas and enjoy the spring.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure lingers in the area. Clouds and rain for a good portion of the day. Rain rates should be fairly light though. High temperature in the low-50s. Winds east at 5 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 of an inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING
At Kutztown University, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone who is a part of our campus community. At the earliest opportunity, please complete the EVERFI diversity, equity and inclusion training emailed from PASSHE on March 19.
     Dr. Hawkinson, University President

STUDENT TRUSTEE SEARCH
Nominate students who could best serve the university as its student trustee. Candidates must be full-time, undergraduate students with 32 or more credits by fall 2021 semester; are in good standing; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; and are able to serve two academic years (2021-22 and 2022-2023). Submit your written nomination, including the student’s name, email and telephone number, to heyward@kutztown.edu. We would appreciate nominations as quickly as possible as the deadline for the entire application process is April 15. More Information.
     Marshae Batchelor, Student Trustee Search Committee

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationships policies, via Zoom, 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 13. If you would like to attend, please register by email with socialequity@kutztown.edu.
     Office of Social Equity

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE
The Kutztown University Children's Literature Virtual Conference is 8:45 a.m., Saturday, April 17, via Zoom. It is free to all faculty, staff and students. However, you must register at ChildLitConfKU@gmail.com. Speakers include Laurie Wallmark, whose books highlight women in math and science. Tonya Bolden will address Why History? Author Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James Ransome have designed picture books and novels dealing with famous black figures in the past and present. All have won numerous book awards. For more information visit our website at KUchildren'sliterature.weebly.com. We look forward to "seeing" you.
     Emily Blumetti, Department of Elementary Education

NICOLE M. WACK ED.D DISSERTATION DEFENSE
The College of Education announces Nicole M. Wack will defend her Doctor of Education dissertation, "Bridging barriers in inclusive classrooms: Avenues for communication between general education teachers and families,” 2 p.m., Monday, April 19, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: http://tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

ICC CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY OPEN FORUM
The Institutional Climate Committee will hold three open forums to present a summary, analysis, and lead an open discussion of the data from the student, staff and faculty “Culturally Engaging Campus Climates” surveys.
- Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m. to noon, via Zoom.
- Monday, April 26, 3-4 p.m.
- Thursday, April 29, 3-4 p.m.
All are invited. Please see the ICC website to preview our Executive Summary.
     Christopher Weiler, Institutional Climate Committee

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Willingness to Serve positions effective August 2021 were approved by the University Senate on April 1. For a complete list of appointments, please click here.The membership lists will be updated on our Shared Governance Committees’ websites in August. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve on these Shared Governance Committees. Individual letters for all applicants will be forthcoming.
     Deryl Johnson, University Senate

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 12

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic

April 13

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register

April 15

7 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist Lecture with Mac McCusker
Virtual

April 15

7 p.m.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Upending Racism”
Register

April 16

6 p.m.

Full Spectrum Exhibition Reception
Zoom

April 17

8:45 a.m.

Children’s Literature Conference
Zoom

April 19

2 p.m.

Nicole M. Wack Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

April 19

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic

Date

Time

Event

April 13

2 p.m.

SB vs. Wilmington (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 14

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 16

noon

BB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 17

1 p.m.

SB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.