Daily Brief

April 7, 2021

WATCH: STATE SYSTEM ADVOCACY 2021
This week, be an advocate for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Help advance the System's public mission of access and affordability and request for increased state support by spreading news and messages promoting the impact and value of a State System education with your social networks and building relationships with state legislators.
Learn more at: https://www.passhe.edu/redesigned4pa.
Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcQl6OzGd3Q.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure remains locked in so we should have a sunny day. Mid-level disturbance coming out of the Great Lakes may produce a stray morning shower but conditions will remain fair for most of the day. High temperature in the upper-60s. Winds northwest at 5 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

MAY COMMENCEMENT-FACULTY RSVP
KU will host commencement in six ceremonies in May. Your role in this event is significant to our students. Faculty with their own regalia can reserve a seat and/or a place in the Faculty Honor Guard through April 15. RSVP link: https://app.kutztown.edu/SZ_007_COMMENCEMENT/rsvp.aspx
     Erica Stratton, Commencement Team

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS

Elections for open positions on Strategic Planning and Resources Committee, Committee on Committees and the Grade Appeal Board were completed April 1. For a list of election victors, please click here. The membership lists for Shared Governance Committees will be updated in August. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination form.
     Cara Cotellese, University Senate

OVERDRIVE EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

Rohrbach Library now offers access to OverDrive. OverDrive provides a collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobook titles. It is compatible with Kindle, iPad and a variety of mobile and non-mobile devices. Libby, the OverDrive mobile app, offers an intuitive interface for reading eBooks or listening to audiobooks. Access here: https://rohrbachlibrary.overdrive.com/. To learn more, visit the library's help page: https://library.kutztown.edu/ebooks/overdrive.
     Jourdan Harris, Rohrbach Library

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, April 8, with a discussion on “Virtual Knowledge.” Must a theory be a mere model, or can it be a description of the real world? Is it enough for us to strive virtuously for knowledge and fail? NO.  Click here for the Zoom meeting link..
      Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, advisor
 
UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The next UCC meeting is Thursday, April 22, using Zoom video conferencing. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, April 8. Submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, using the UCC SharePoint site:(https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/KU-SP-UCC/submissions/DropOffLibrary). Please follow formatting procedure. Contact Ms. Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu with any questions.

SWAK PRESENTS SHAUN KING - VIRTUAL EVENT
Shaun King is one of the most-followed and shared activists and journalists on the planet. This event will take place 7 p.m., April 8, and will highlight the new civil rights movement and the role of community organizing in accomplishing social justice goals. Mr. King will open with a keynote, followed by an interview with question and answers from the audience moderated by social work students. Registration required for webinar: https://kutztown.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eLh3zXqFScOpX4rwW5ahbQ
YouTube live broadcast: https://youtu.be/Co7gbUAipDc
      Stephen W. Stoeffler, advisor, Social Workers and Advocates at Kutztown (SWAK)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 7

1 p.m.

SBDC Webinar “First Step to Starting Your Business”
Virtual

April 7

11 a.m.

CET Presentation
Zoom Meeting ID: 390 059 274

April 8

11 a.m.

Philosophy Club Meeting
Zoom

April 8

11 a.m.

GRIT Chat
Zoom

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

April 10

7 a.m.

STEM Open House

April 10

1 p.m.

Accepted Students Day

April 12

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic

Date

Time

Event

April 8

 

TRACK vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium

April 9

 

TRACK vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium

April 9

Noon

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

April 9

1 p.m.

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

April 9

3 p.m.

M/W TEN vs. Albright
Keystone Courts

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.