Daily Brief

April 6, 2022

Enlightened Leaders Scholarship

Reading High School senior Daniela Tineo-Gomez was awarded Kutztown University's Enlightened Leaders Scholarship Thursday, March 24. Tineo-Gomez has been accepted into KU's general business program with an interest in finance and entrepreneurship for fall 2022. She is currently ranked at the top of her class and is a member of KU's Grant Access Project, a program that strives to expose high school students to college opportunities and experiences. Established by an anonymous donor, the Enlightened Leaders Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, room and board, fees and incidental academic expenses. The recipient must be a Pennsylvania resident enrolled in the College of Business, maintain a GPA of 3.0 and donate a minimum of 20 hours of advisor-approved community service with disadvantaged/special needs children.

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Room Correction - Fourth CET Spring Presentation RL 06

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is pleased to offer our fourth CET spring presentation "Using Research Workbooks/Visual Journals Across the Disciplines" by Drs. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Erin Kraal. This CET presentation will be held in person 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, in 06 Rohrbach Library. Presentation details can be found on the CET website here. All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you there.

Yun Lu, CET

It's On Us - Speaker Tim Mosseau

Join us for "It's On Us" night with Tim Mousseau from Campus Speak, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 218 McFarland Student Union. You will leave this event inspired to combat sexual violence, redefine masculinity and provoke change. Faculty please share with your students. RSVP via Engage.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Narrating Domestic and International Crises: The Political Power of Strategic Media Narratives

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is offering a free presentation 11 a.m. Thursday,  April 7, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center or via Zoom https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92125170766. This Faculty First Thursday event, "Narrating Domestic and International Crises: The Political Power of Strategic Media Narratives" is presented by Marco Ehrl, Ph.D., assistant professor, communication studies. Presentation information is as follows: As a result of a number of economic and political crises, Egypt signed a loan with the International Monetary Fund in 2016. Indeed, in 2017, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi flew to 16 countries in ten months in order to boost Egypt’s economy through political and economic partnerships with world powers, including participation in the BRICS forum in China. For nations like China and Russia, Egypt’s weakened economy presented a unique opportunity to augment their influence given Egypt’s strategic position, with access points to the Middle East, Africa and control of the Suez Canal. Recently published in the International Journal of Strategic Communication, this analysis uses a ratio-oriented approach to strategic crisis narratives to examine how countries with close media-state relationships use Egypt’s economic crisis to build narrative alliances and boost national identity.

Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Collegiate Recovery Meeting

Collegiate Recovery meeting will be held via Zoom 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Email healthycampus@kutztown.edu for the link. Next week's meeting on April 14 will return to in person at the Health Center. Meeting is for sober curious, substance-free, in recovery and family/friends with dependancy.

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness

Clay Club Cup Sale

The Clay Club Cup Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Table D, McFarland Student Union Building.  Stop by to pick up your next favorite mug or cup. All pieces are handmade by current ceramics students.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Multicultural Marketplace

The Multicultural Center's Marketplace will be held noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on the DMZ, and will feature local vendors and a food truck. All faculty, staff and students are welcome. We hope to see you there.

Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center

International Careers and Languages Panel

The Modern Language Studies Department and the Career Development Center present a panel on language study and international career opportunities noon to 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in 287 Old Main and on Zoom. Panelists include Soeren Eberhardt, localization and internationalization expert at Microsoft; KU alumnus Jeremiah Gwozdziewycz, a cryptolinguist and signals intelligence analyst with the United States Army; alumnus Nathan Hayduk, an intern with the Foreign Commercial Service; and Margot Welk, an independent social impact consultant, formerly of USAID. Meet the Panelists here.

Lynn M. Kutch, Modern Language Studies

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Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 6 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, 106 Student Rec Center
April 6 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
April 6 7 p.m. It's On Us: Tim Mosseau
218 McFarland Student Union
April 7 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
135 Rickenbach LC Auditorium
April 7 11 a.m. CET Presentation
06 Rohrbach Library (RL 06)
April 7 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
April 8 7 p.m. ACT Spring Music Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 9 7 p.m. ACT Spring Music Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 11 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic YouTube
April 13 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Date Time Event
April 8 3 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Courts
April 8 6 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. ESU
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
April 9 12 p.m. (DH) Baseball vs. Mansfield
(125 Years of Baseball Celebration)
North Campus Field
(Live Stats | Live Video)

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.

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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.