Daily Brief

April 5, 2021

Photo of five "DeTierra Caliente" band members in white cotton outfits with their instruments.

FREE KU PRESENTS! PERFORMANCES IN APRIL
KU Presents! Arts ALIVE! brings four outdoor performances on three consecutive Friday evenings in April. The series will feature Celtic, Latin and jazz music as well as contemporary dance. Starting at 6 p.m. and ending before sunset, the open-air venue will be on the lawn behind Schaeffer Auditorium. All shows will also be live streamed. These performances will be offered free as a welcome back to the excitement of live shows at KU Presents! Bring your own chair or blanket and pick a spot on the lawn to enjoy the show. The free tickets, for both in person and streaming attendance, must be reserved online at www.kupresents.org or by calling the box office on Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m., at 610-683-4092. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Photo of Miranda Adkins "Faded Memory: Barbie's Horses" oil on panel 10 inches square. A person leading two horses being rode by two young girls.

Image credit: Miranda Adkins “Faded Memory: Barbie’s Horses”, oil on panel, 10” x 10”

IN PERSON SENIOR EXHIBITION: ART EDUCATION GRADUATES
The Senior Exhibition for graduating art education students is open April 3-11. The exhibition is in person in the Miller Art Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, 10 to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. https://kuztownuniversitycvpa.padlet.org/kumillergallery/1euec8p77u2msx3j
     Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts

WEATHER

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

High pressure in control for Monday and we will observe fair skies. Some stiff northwesterly flow as well. Very pleasant early April day all things considered. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds northwest at 10-20 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

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

C.S. MASTER THESIS PRESENTATION
Bryan McNally, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, will be giving a presentation of his master thesis research at noon, Thursday, April 8, through the Zoom meeting link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93100832556. The university community is invited to this thesis presentation, titled “A Simple Sequential Increasing Tolerance Matheuristic that Generates Bounded Solutions for Combinatorial Optimization Problems.” For more information, please contact Drs. Yun (Amy) Lu or Fran Vasko, Department of Mathematics.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Department of Mathematics

SCHELLENBERG AWARD
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 9. Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Karen Rauch at rauch@kutztown.edu. Nominated candidates are also required to submit their own letter (maximum of two pages) that clearly outlines their qualifications in all three CET mission categories (pedagogy and curriculum innovation; learning technology innovation; assessment and/or research on learning). This letter should likewise be sent to rauch@kutztown.edu.
     Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

APSCUF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties at Kutztown University will grant two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students returning to campus fall 2021. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. Please encourage your students to apply. Please refer to the KU APSCUF website for more information.
     Andrew Mashintonio, Department of Biology/Student Liaison Committee

LIZZA DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Professor John Lizza, Department of Philosophy, gave the keynote address at a conference on “Making Progress on Death: Towards an Updated Normative Framework” hosted by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago on March 24. His talk and the proceedings of the conference were recorded and posted on YouTube at https://youtu.be/vYa1Rr1TXTo?t=422. More than 600 people from around the world registered for the conference.
     Joseph Jedwab, Department of Philosophy

ONLINE VIDEO ON HOW TO USE OUR U-STORE
The Print Center has uploaded an instructional video on our U-store homepage. Stop by the Print Center, 106 Academic Forum, to pickup a hardcopy handout. If you have questions regarding the U-store, please contact Amanda at printcenter@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4116.
     Amanda Rizzuti, KU Print Center
 
MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD
April is designated as Month of the Military Child – a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Military children are strong and resilient. KU is home to many military children, students as well as employees. Let's join our country and celebrate our military children. If you know a military daughter or son, find special ways to show them how much they mean to you.
     Office of Military and Veterans Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 6

10 a.m.

SBDC Webinar “The Patent Process”
Virtual

April 7

1 p.m.

SBDC Webinar “First Step to Starting Your Business”
Virtual

April 8

Noon

Bryan McNally master thesis presentation
Zoom Meeting ID: 93100832556

April 8

1 p.m.

SBDC Webinar “Search Engine Optimization”
Virtual

April 8

1:30 p.m.

DEI Panel
Virtual

April 8

7 p.m.

SWAK Presents Shaun King - Registration
YouTube Live

April 9

10 a.m.

Purr-Brehony Ed.D. Dissertation Defense
Virtual

Date

Time

Event

April 6

3 p.m.

WTEN vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Courts

April 8

 

TRACK vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium

April 9

 

TRACK vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium

April 9

2:30 p.m.

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

April 10

Noon

BB vs. Mansfield (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.