Daily Brief

December 6, 2019

Arts Hall of Fame

ARTS HALL OF FAME
The Kutztown University Arts Society has announced it will recognize excellence in the arts with a new hall of fame and honorary designation. The recipients of the newly-established Schaeffer-Sharadin Fellow will be inducted into the first class of the KU Arts Hall of Fame at KU. Nomination forms are now available and can be submitted online or in-person at the KU Presents! box office located on the second floor of Schaeffer Auditorium. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Reading Royal Marketing Presentation

READING ROYALS MARKETING PRESENTATION
On Nov. 24, select sport management students (presenters: Adam Kline, Cole Single, Logan Kemp, Mark Harron and Nathan Woods) from Dr. Yongjae Kim and Dr. Soojin Kim’s sport marketing classes were invited to present their marketing ideas to the Reading Royals’ staff including the general manager and marketing directors. The KU Sport Business Institute members were also in attendance. Together, these students will create and implement a college theme night for the Royals in the spring.
     Soojin Kim, Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies/ KUSBI

WEATHER

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

High pressure remains in place to our south. This system will keep low pressure to our north. We should see partly to mostly cloudy skies as a result. The day should be largely dry. The high temperature in the mid-40s. Winds southwest at 5-10 mph.

Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike recorded another “Weather and Climate Chat” podcast yesterday, discussing past, present and future weather and discussing the recent climate strike on campus. Click here to hear the podcast.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Dec. 7
The KU Orchestra will be performing in Schaeffer Auditorium 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec.7. The concert is free and open to the public. Works include Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Dvoƙák. https://www.facebook.com/events/2423713824554688/
     Laura Keim, Kutztown University Orchestra

CAREER CLOSET GIVING TREE
The Kutztown University Career Closet needs donations. Please visit the Career Closet Giving Tree in the lobby of Stratton Administration Center. Take a paw and donate professional clothing. Personal donations of gift cards are also accepted. This semester we've helped more than 50 students find professional clothing for interviews and internships. Thank you for your generosity.
     Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

VETERAN SERVANT SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
This new award recognizes the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff who demonstrate excellence in supporting Kutztown University’s student veterans and military-affiliated students. Its purpose is to encourage and reward excellence. Students selected the 2019-2020 award recipients: Dr. David Waldien, assistant professor, Department of Biology – faculty, and Lisa Grabowski, director of New Student Orientation – staff. Achievement certificates will be presented to faculty and staff who received nominations: Dr. Lisa Frye, Dr. Michael Gambone, Amanda Fretz, Eric Powell, and Wendy Pursell. Congratulations to everyone and thanks for making a difference.
     Office of Veterans Services

2019-2020 ALUMNI VETERAN SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENT
During our military appreciation football game, President Hawkinson, assisted by the Military Club and Steel Battalion ROTC, presented this year’s award to, Rebecca Murga, a 2003 cum laude graduate. Murga served as a U.S. Army captain and public affairs officer, and was deployed to Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. She is a writer and directed a short film “War Ink,” which tells veterans’ war stories through their tattoos. She is an advocate for veterans and women's issues. Murga is an exemplary extension of KU and we applaud her outstanding contributions.
     Office of Veterans Services

DAY SIX OF 12 DAYS OF DEALS
Dec. 6
Today, Dec. 6, is 20% off all hats in-store and online at https://kubstore.com/category/apparel/hats. Spend over $99 and receive a free-standing bear, valued at $24.99.

DAY SEVEN OF 12 DAYS OF DEALS
Dec. 7
Saturday, Dec. 7, is 20% off winter accessories in-store and online at https://kubstore.com/category/apparel/winter-accessories. Spend over $99 and receive a free-standing bear, valued at $24.99.

DAY EIGHT OF 12 DAYS OF DEALS
Dec. 8
Sunday, Dec. 8, is 20% off all mugs and travel mugs in-store and online at https://kubstore.com/category/gifts/drinkware/mugs. Spend over $99 and receive a free-standing bear, valued at $24.99.
     KU Campus Store

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 6

1:30 p.m.

Rhonda Branford's Retirement Reception
Multicultural Center

Dec. 6

4:30 p.m.

KU Philosophy Club Lecture: Samir Chopra
312 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 6

6 p.m.

KU Arts Society Gala and Alumni Artisan Sale
243 W. Main St., Kutztown

Dec. 7

9 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa and Avalanche
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 7

10 a.m.

Christmas on the Farm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

Dec. 7

7:30 p.m.

KU Orchestra Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

Dec. 8

1 p.m.

KU 2019 Holiday Celebration
Georgian Room, Old Main

Dec. 8

3:30 p.m.

Holiday Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

Dec. 12

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 14

9 a.m.

Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

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)

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

EDUCATION DOCTORATE PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE
Dec. 9
The College of Education will be hosting an open house for the Education Doctorate in Transformational Teaching and Learning program 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in 227/229 Beekey Education Building. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/departments/secondary-education/education-doctorate-in-transformational-teaching-and-learning/doctoral-program-open-house.html
     Vale Deeter, Department of Secondary Education

FIRST GEN AT KU
It's almost finals week. Words of encouragement and reminders of stress relief strategies to students can be helpful during this time. Remind students to take advantage of the Study Zone activities going on through Tuesday, Dec.10. Check out our website for more resources and information: www.kutztown.edu/firstgeneration.
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

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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