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February 15, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

African American Readin

In honor of Black History month, the English department will host the Sixth Annual National African American Read-In today, Thursday, Feb. 15 in the Multicultural Center Unity Room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Poets, Robert "Brotha Blaze" Murray and Karen Moore, will perform their work, as well as discuss the art of poetry. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to recite black literature during the course of the event, which is free and open to the public. Drinks and snacks will be available.
     Ellesia Blaque, Department of English



  
Wellness Week 2018   

Wellness Week 2018 is a university initiative dedicated to promoting the mental and physical well-being of its community. Beginning Monday, Feb. 19, KU will host a week-long promotion with multiple daily events on campus. From healthy eating, to mental health workshops, to all-inclusive yoga classes, Wellness Week has beneficial programs for everyone. Check out the full Wellness Week Schedule (PDF). Direct any questions to the Health and Wellness Center health@kutztown.edu.


WEATHER

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

Ready for a mini-taste of spring temperatures again? How's highs in the low 60s sound for today? Unfortunately, we won't be able to enjoy the temperatures too much because showers will be falling from the sky, dampening the party, under mainly cloudy skies as a warm front passes. Showers may taper off or even stop for a while this afternoon, before another batch of rain, steadier than this first batch, moves in overnight tonight as a cold front approaches.
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY CLARINET RECITAL
Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
The Department of Music will present a Faculty Clarinet Recital today, Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room. Dr. Soo Goh will be joined by Dr. Peter Isaacson (viola) and Dr. Maria Asteriadou (piano) to perform works by Bach, Tomasi, Sovkoplas and Ewazen. Join us for an evening of lyrical music on the clarinet. Admission is free.
     Soo Goh, Department of Music

KU TO BE FEATURED ON SUNDAY'S INFINITE OPPORTUNITIES
Kutztown University's men's and women's elite rugby clubs and Patrick Moyer will be featured on Infinite Opportunities, the weekly television show from the State System that airs Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on PCN. If you miss the television airing, the episode will be available online next week.
     University Relations

TWO RECENT EPISODES OF INFINITE OPPORTUNITIES HAVE FEATURED KU
Episode five features panelist Kent Dahlquist, KU's director of Housing and Dining, talking about how students pick the right place to live while in college.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es76ydKcsUI&feature=youtu.be
Episode six features the Cinema, Television and Media Production faculty, students and alumni discussing how its students learn outside the classroom. KU's segment starts at 13:15 minutes into the video. https://youtu.be/YZ-7Oo_UNvw
     University Relations

DISABILITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS
All students, faculty and staff are invited to the following Disability Awareness programs:
Disability Awareness through the Eyes and Experience of KU Students (panel discussion)
Feb. 19, 1 p.m. 223 MSU
Meet a panel of KU students living with various physical and mental impairments. Learn about their disabilities, accommodations, struggles and successes in college.
Making Heads or Tails of Service Animals On-Campus
Feb. 19, 6 p.m. 223 MSU
Learn about the important role service animals play in assisting students with physical and mental impairments;, the type of tasks dogs are trained to perform for their handlers; the law that governs service animals and where they are permitted to go; and proper etiquette when interacting with a service dog handler.
     Linda Lantaff, Disability Services

PASSHE HONORS SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
The Honors Council and the Honors Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the PASSHE Summer Study Abroad Program trip to Vienna and Sarajevo from May 14- June 4, 2018. They are Trey Hennessy, junior secondary education major and history minor, and Emily Graziano, a sophomore studio art major.  The alternate is Morgan Nadin, a sophomore studio art major. Please take a few minutes to congratulate these fine students. They will represent Kutztown well.
     Johanna Forte, director, Honors Program

SPAM/PHISHING EMAILS
Please be cautious and alert about Spam/Phishing-type e-mails. Please do not click any links, open attachments in the e-mails or even respond to them. The latest e-mail going around appears to be from Dr. Hawkinson, but it is not.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 15 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. African American Literature Read-in
Unity Room, Multicultural Center
Feb. 15 11 a.m. Middle States Information Session
157 MSU
Feb. 15 11 a.m. APSCUF-KU Financial Report
101 Academic Forum
Feb. 15 11 a.m. Philosophy Club
312 MSU
Feb. 15 7 p.m. "A Sweet Night," Rudy Francisco
1 SDH
Feb. 15 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 15 7:30 p.m. Faculty Clarinet Recital
Georgian Room
Feb. 19 1 p.m. Disability Awareness
223 MSU
Feb. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 membership meeting
114 SH
Feb. 19 6 p.m. Making Heads or Tails of Service Animals on Campus
223 MSU
Feb. 19 7 p.m. Black History Month Movie Screening "Brother Outsider"
145 Boehm
Feb. 22 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues
Schaeffer Auditorium
    


ATHLETICS

UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS

Feb. 16 5:30 p.m. MTRACK vs. KU Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse (Live Stats)
  5:30 p.m. WTRACK vs. KU Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse (Live Stats)


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

CELEBRATE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND PHILANTHROPY MONTH
I Heart KU Week is February 12-16. Be sure to stop by the table in the McFarland Student Union every day this week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to show your love for donors, students, faculty, staff and parents. Enjoy this week to celebrate all that is great about KU!
     Mary Neuenschwander, associate director, Alumni Relations

ATTENTION EMS (ROOM RESERVATION) USERS
Please note that EMS (the campus room reservations system) will be offline today, Thursday, Feb. 15, from 8 - 10 a.m. to implement a data migration and system update. During this time the reservation system will not be available but will return to normal once the process has been completed. Please plan your work accordingly. Thank you.
     Honey Svoboda, Conference Services

KU PRINTER TONER ORDERING

Procurement Services is excited to announce a new initiative as part of our efforts to lower purchasing costs for Kutztown University. We will be contracting with TreeHouse Inc. for the ordering of printer toners, saving KU 24 percent of the overall cost. Effective Monday, Feb. 19, all toner purchases should be made at www.thetreehouseinc.net. More information and step-by-step guides can be found at the Procurement Services web page. Please contact Mary Vink
ext. 3-4904 or vink@kutztown.edu or Barb Reitz ext. 3-4132 or reitz@kutztown.edu, if you have any questions.
     Procurement Services Office


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