Daily Brief

December 2, 2019

Rutgers Professor Pre-screens Film on Roman Villa

RUTGERS PROFESSOR PRE-SCREENS FILM ON ROMAN VILLA
Dec. 4
Join us for the pre-screening of the documentary film “Princess of Piombino,” 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Q&A with co-producer, Dr. Corey Brennan, to follow.
      Pierette Kulpa, Department of Art

Join Us for a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas

JOIN US FOR A PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CHRISTMAS
Dec. 7
Learn about our regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s annual Christmas on the Farm: A celebration of the holiday season and Pa. German Christmas traditions. Christmas on the Farm will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. It is a free, fun and educational event for the whole family. More information, including a list of vendors, demonstrators and activities can be found by emailing Heritage@kutztown.edu.
     Naomi Pauley, The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

WEATHER

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

Deepening low moves up the eastern seaboard. Rain/snow mix in the morning gives way to all snow by mid-morning. While some uncertainty remains in the track if the low, high confidence in accumulating snow for the day which will impact travel. High temperature in the mid-30s. Winds north at 7-10 mph. Snow accumulations between 3-5 inches.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY 2019 HOLIDAY CELEBRATION INVITATION
Dec. 5 – Registration deadline
On behalf of President Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, you are cordially invited to the Kutztown University Holiday Celebration 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Georgian Room of Old Main. Please click here for additional information and to register for the event. Registration has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 5.
     Office of the President

CYBER MONDAY SALE

Dec. 2
Cyber Monday sale today only. Save up to 30% site-wide at www.kubstore.com. Exclusions may apply.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

KU CAMPUS STORE BOOK BUYBACK

Please remind your students starting Monday, Dec. 2, and ending Friday, Dec. 13, sellback your books and bring back returns. Recycle your books for cash at the KU Campus Store. https://www.kubstore.com
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

CLAY CLUB HOLIDAY SALE
Dec. 2
Join us for the Clay Club holiday sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, Lobby, Old Main. Come see what students in ceramics classes have been up to and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays. We'll have sculptures, vases, bowls, cups and t-shirts. https://www.facebook.com/kutztownclayclub/
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

GEOGRAPHY CLUB BAKE SALE
Dec. 2
Start your day with something sweet and stop by the Kutztown University Geography Club bake sale for a treat, 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in the Rohrbach Library lobby.
     Laurel Delaney, Department of Geography

PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR

Dec. 2
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30-4:30 p.m., 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President at ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEMO DAY
Dec. 4
Wednesday, Dec. 4, is the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Demo Day. Stop by 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room, to see the culmination of senior seminar capstone projects including:
– Web Applications.
– Chrome Extension.
– Local Network Game.
– Mobile App.
– Devise to prevent porch piracy.
Presentations are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Poster Session is 1:30-3:30 p.m.
      Donna DeMarco. Department of Computer Science and Technology

COMMUNICATION STUDIES SENIOR SHOWCASE
Dec. 4
The Department of Communication Studies invites all members of the campus community, friends and family, to our Fall 2019 Senior Showcase. Capstone projects in both Communication Studies and Social Media Theory and Strategy will be presented 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.4, 223 McFarland Student Union. Congratulations to our graduating seniors.
      Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

LAST BLOOD DRIVE OF SEMESTER
Dec. 5
The final blood drive of the semester will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 218 McFarland Student Union. Walk-ins are welcome, but register in advance to save a time slot for you.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Community Outreach and Inclusion

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Dec. 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:45 p.m.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

KU ARTS SOCIETY GALA
Dec. 6
Join the KU Arts Society for the Arts Society Gala and Alumni Artisan Sale, 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at The Publishing House Co., 243 W Main St., Kutztown. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, local fare and music celebrating some of KU's best alumni artisans. The pre-sale grants early access to more than 25 vendors selling their artwork for the Christmas in Kutztown Main Street event to take place the following day. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

RHONDA BRANFORD'S RETIREMENT RECEPTION
Dec. 6
The campus community is welcome to honor Rhonda Brandford, director of the Multicultural Center. After 38 years at Kutztown University including the past 18 and a half years as the MCC director, we want to wish Rhonda well in retirement. Please feel free to stop by Friday, Dec. 6, from 1:30- 4:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Unity Room to share memories, have cupcakes and say farewell. Her official last day is Friday, Dec. 20. Thank you, Rhonda, for all you have done for our students.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE

Faculty and staff are invited to join Kutztown University students to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day "a day on, not a day off," by participating in various community service projects around Berks County. Register using the ENGAGE website. https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/355466
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 7–Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2019 or May 2020 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards
     Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 2

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clay Club Holiday Sale
Lobby, Old Main

Dec. 2

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Dec. 4

8 a.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Presentations
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

1:30 p.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Poster Session
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

4:30 p.m.

Pre-screening “Princess of Piombino” Dr. Brennan
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Dec. 4

5 p.m.

Communication Studies Senior Showcase
223 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 5

10 a.m.

Keystone-Miller Blood Drive
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Dec. 4

7 p.m.

MBB vs. Cheyney
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Dec. 7

1 p.m.

WBB vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Dec. 7

3 p.m.

MBB vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

CONGRATULATIONS DERYL JOHNSON
Dr. Deryl Johnson was elected to a three-year term on the National Communication Association Diversity Council and Legislative Assembly. The Diversity Council is a seven-member standing committee of NCA governance, and it is responsible for monitoring and making recommendations to enhance the diversity of the Association.
     Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

ANNOUNCING KU INSPIRES
KU Inspires Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creativity. The planning team encourages submissions for this event that will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in the Rohrbach Library. Please have students follow this link to submit a proposal before the end of the semester (submissions close Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020): https://tinyurl.com/wlkb8dd. Please see fact sheet for more detailed information https://kugso.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/kuinspiresdetails.pdf.
     Lynn Kutch, Department of Modern Language Studies

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.

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