Daily Brief

August 29, 2019

Spirit Fridays!

SPIRIT FRIDAYS
President Hawkinson has declared that Fridays at KU will be Spirit Fridays! All faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to wear maroon and gold and/or Kutztown University apparel on Fridays throughout the year. Wear your maroon and gold proud this year beginning Friday, Aug. 30, for National College Colors Day. To kick off the year, the KU Campus Store will have 20% off on KU apparel and gifts to show your pride for KU! One day only Friday, Aug. 30, in-store and online. In addition, follow and look for information on the KU Instagram page Friday to find out how you can win a KU Campus Store gift card.
     KU University Relations

Unity Day on the lawn of Schaeffer Auditorium.

UNITY DAY
Aug. 29
Join us for Unity Day, 11 a.m., today, Thursday, Aug. 29, on Schaeffer lawn. Unity Day is about building a culture of respect on campus. There will be speakers, community organizations, food, fun and giveaways. Unity Day is sponsored by the Offices of the Dean of Students, Inclusion and Outreach, Institutional Climate Committee and the Commission on Human Diversity.
     Erica Stratton, Office of the Dean of Students

WEATHER

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

Fresh new airmass behind yesterday’s temporary bump in the road of showers and mugginess. Back to the sunshine today with comfortable highs right around 80.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT ABSENCE
Aug. 29–Sept. 2
Please excuse the following students from class Thursday, Aug. 29, and Friday, Aug. 30. They will be participating in a mandatory field trip to the Adirondack Mountains for GEL220 – Mineralogy, and returning Monday evening, Sept. 2. Thank you for your understanding.
Lauren Delong, Rob Edris, Francesca Glackin, Lukas Hand, Grace Hetrick, Kayla Lazer, Emily Parrish, Michael Perrotta, Alex Roberts, Claire Santa, Giuliana Simmens and Courtney Triest.
     Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Sciences

WEBSITE OPEN WORKING SESSIONS
Sept. 4 and 18
The web office has scheduled open working sessions to provide support for users working on their sites. This is an opportunity for users to ask questions and receive support for website tasks. Sessions will be held 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and 18, in 200 Stratton Administration Center. This is only for users who have already been trained in the new version of Ingeniux. You can see all available dates on this form. Registration is appreciated, but not required for open sessions. Please contact Kelly Smith if you have any questions.
     Kelly Smith, Office of Marketing

WEBSITE TRAINING FOR NEW USERS
Do you hire students to assist in website tasks? Perhaps you are looking for a training session or refresher for yourself. We have scheduled one session every week through September for these needs. All users must go through training in order to gain access to the CMS. Users can sign up for a session at this link. Without signing up, participants will not have proper permissions in place, and training will not be effective. Please contact Kelly Smith with any questions.
     Kelly Smith, Office of Marketing

ADVISOR NEEDED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION
The International Student Organization needs a faculty/staff advisor for their student organization. If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Nicole Becker at nbecker@kutztown.edu so she may put you in contact with the student leaders. More information about the role of a student organization advisor can be found here.
     Leah M. Cassellia, McFarland Student Union and Student Involvement

PA GERMAN CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER’S GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
Sept. 13-14
Join us and explore Pennsylvania’s unique hybrid culture Friday, Sept. 13. The conference features visits to the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, the New Church Archive and Glencairn Museum, showcasing the collaborative exhibition “Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars.” On Saturday, Sept. 14, we will be hosting our Culture Conference at the Academic Forum. Speakers include Jeffery Marshall, Rev. Ed Rosenberry, William Woys Weaver and keynote speaker Mark Louden. Registration has been extended to Friday, Sept. 6, so visit our website to sign up, or call ext. 3-1589 to reserve your spot. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/pennsylvania-german-cultural-heritage-center/heritage-center-calendar-of-events.html
     Naomi Pauley, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

KUR FALL SCHEDULE DEBUTS
Kutztown University Radio kicked off our most diverse program schedule yet with programming from standard college fare like alternative rock and indie, to more underrepresented genres of music like surf, K-pop and jazz. KUR also added several educational talk shows to our lineup and will be broadcasting all KU Golden Bears Football home games. Visit our website to find all the different ways to listen live to KUR and view our fall 2019 program schedule.
    Michael G. Regensburger, KU Radio

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 29

10 a.m.

Community Link
Rear lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

Aug. 29

11 a.m.

Unity Day
Rear lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

Aug. 29

11 a.m.

Veteran and Military Affiliated Welcome Back Picnic
Alumni Plaza

Sept. 2

All Day

Labor Day
No classes/administrative offices closed

Sept. 4

1 p.m.

Website Open Working Session
200 Stratton Administration Center

HAMPTON INN AND SUITES BACKSTAGE PASS
Sept. 12
Faculty and staff are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look inside the new Hampton Inn & Suites Kutztown, 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12. Please RSVP at www.kuf.org/hotel before
Wednesday, Sept. 4. Call 610-683-4110 with questions.
     KU Foundation

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.