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February 16, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Special Education Visual Impairment Program
Left to Right: Jackie Morrell, Pamela Moscato, Christian Whitehead, Lauren Maloney, Caroline Cacchio

Students in the Special Education Visual Impairment Program presented their original research at the National Council for Exceptional Children Conference Feb. 6 - 9 in Tampa, Fla. Three of the students were nominated to be National Student Ambassadors for CEC.
     Nicole Johnson, Special Education


WEATHER

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

Slow moving cold front passes through the area. Rain should end by mid-morning but clouds will likely remain until afternoon or evening. The pressure gradient will tighten as cold air moves in from the north via some strong gusts. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds northwest at 12-14 mph, gusting to 25 mph.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION: MOVIE SCREENING OF "BROTHER OUTSIDER"
Feb.19, 7 - 9 p.m.,
Please join the Frederick Douglass Institute, in collaboration with Allies and Tri Lambda, for the screening and discussion of "Brother Outsider." Come learn about the amazing life and legacy of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. Refreshments will be served.
     Maria Sanelli, director, KU Frederick Douglass Institute

PET THERAPY
Feb. 20, 11 a.m.
Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to noon in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break from studying and come and get some "canine therapy." This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too.
     Aimee Adams, Counseling and Psychological Services

ANNUAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN DIVERSITY REGISTRATION
The Annual Commission on Human Diversity conference is Friday, March 2. The theme is "Dialogue is ..." Workshops and seminars are at 9 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., a poster session at 11 a.m. and lunch and keynote from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The conference is open to students, staff, faculty and the public. Come all day, partial day or for just a session or two. Register at: http://kutztown.libsurveys.com/CHD2018, especially if you plan to come for lunch. Feel free to invite others and share the registration link. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, interim chair, Commission on Human Diversity and conference co-chair

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
March is Women's History Month. If your class, department, office or student organization has a display, lecture, film, program, event, etc. to celebrate or educate regarding Womens' History Month, please send the information to schearer@kutztown.edu by Wednesday, Feb. 21. We would like to share it on the campus-wide Women's History Month schedule. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach

PROFESSORS
As a campus-wide initiative, we hope to see as many staff, faculty and students at Wellness Week events. As encouragement for students, we will be offering participation coupons that students will be able to collect at each event they attend. If you so choose, using these coupons as potential extra credit opportunities could significantly aid in our student attendance across the week. Thank you for your support of Wellness Week 2018, and we hope to see you at an event.
     Bryan Salvadore, Wellness Committee


UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Feb. 19 10 a.m. Being Academically Fit
223 MSU
Feb. 19 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Heart-Healthy Snack
Human Resources, Kemp Building
Feb. 19 Noon Barre3 Workout
204 North Studio, Recreation Center
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. 21 Noon Wellness Week: "Decisions, Decisions"
218 Multipurpose Room, McFarland Student Union
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)


COMMUNITY CORNER

THE TALISMAN PLAYERS PRESENT "PINOCCHIO"
Trinity Lutheran Church - 3 p.m., Saturday. Feb. 17. Tickets are $12, Seniors/Students are $10, and Children ages 3 -11 are $6.
Kutztown University Brunch Buffet and Show - 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, Old Main. Tickets $15 and Children 11 and under $10. https://talismanplayers.com/ or 347-728-4459.

FRIENDFEST
Feb. 17
FriendFest is an annual benefit featuring beer and wine tasting, live music, delicious food, and various vendors. All proceeds go to the Optimist Club of Kutztown's children's programs in local communities, as well as a donation to assist Friend, Inc. end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County. Local breweries and wineries in Pennsylvania and along the east coast will showcase their products to hundreds of attendees. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friend-fest-beer-and-wine-tasting-festival-2018-tickets-36953342442?aff=es2 or https://www.facebook.com/FriendFestKutztown/ for more information and to purchase tickets.
     Jennifer Prevoznik, KU Card Office

MONDAYS AT FIREFLY BOOKSTORE - UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Mondays during the Spring Semester Firefly Bookstore will host talks and discussion from both the Kutztown community and Kutztown University on a range of subjects and topics in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. There will be a music program many evenings as well. Coffee and tea service will be available, along with other potluck refreshments. BYOB (must be 21 or older to consume alcohol). Free and open to the public.

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Firefly Bookstore, Kutztown
Dr. Ken Hawkinson - President of Kutztown University: "Meeting him again for the first time." Dr. Hawkinson began his tenure as the 12th president of Kutztown University on July 1, 2015. Since his arrival at KU, Hawkinson has established initiatives for the institution focusing on areas such as academic excellence, enrollment management and student success, and expanding educational opportunity and access.

CHIDI ACHEBE TO DISCUSS GLOBAL ISSUES AND US HEALTHCARE
Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m., Penn State Berks
Dr. Chidi Achebe, physician executive and the son of the late Chinua Achebe, renowned African author of the novel "Things Fall Apart" and other distinguished works, will present two lectures on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Penn State Berks. The first is part of the Global Studies Forum, titled "Investment in Nigeria" at 12:15 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The second is part of the college's Arts and Lecture Series, titled "Inequalities in Health Care in the United States: Why We Should Care" at 7 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Read the full story at http://berks.psu.edu/story/7328/2018/02/14/dr-chidi-achebe-discuss-global-issues-and-us-healthcare-feb-21-berks.

BRANDYWINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
2018 Florida Getaway Raffle. Enter to win four one-day Disney Hopper passes and one-week condo stay during the 2018 calendar year at the Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Orlando, Fla. (sleeps four). Tickets are $10 each. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 17. For additional information, call the library 610-682-7115. Tickets available at siravo@kutztown.edu. All proceeds benefit BCL.
     Dorothy Siravo, secretary, Department of Geography

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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

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