Daily Brief

February 20, 2020

I Heart KU Week

I HEART KU WEEK
President Hawkinson pictured with current KU students during the “Ask Me about Phil” event on the final day of “I Heart KU Week.” Learn more about philanthropy at KU at www.kuf.org/alumi/i-heart-ku.
     Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations, KU Foundation

WEATHER

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

Not as sunny as yesterday, but not a bad day either. Either way, it'll be dry as a storm misses us to the south. Highs in the upper 30s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FREE SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY: "PLAYING WITH FIRE"
Feb. 20 and 21
Jeannette Sorrell, told by the Juilliard School and the Cleveland Orchestra that no one will hire a woman conductor, forms her own Baroque orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, to immediate acclaim. This documentary by Allan Miller, a two-time Academy Award winner, follows the work of this conductor and how she transforms her expressive gestures through the musicians into an exciting performance. Join us for one of two free and open to the public screenings, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and noon, Friday, Feb. 21, both in  Alumni Auditorium, 183 McFarland Student Union. Then, come see Sorrell perform live and in person with Apollo's Fire in Schaeffer Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. Tickets are still available: https://tinyurl.com/ApollosFireKU
     Bryan Zellmer, KU Presents!

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Feb. 20 and 21
FMLA and the Women’s Center present Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues.” Event dates are 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 21, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger ΚΌ54 Multipurpose Room, 218 McFarland Student Union. This student production is performed as part of the worldwide V-Day Campaigns to raise awareness and funds for local anti-violence initiatives. Tickets are $5 with KU ID; $10 without at https://kutztown.universitytickets.com/ or call ext. 3-4092. Tickets can also be purchased at the McFarland Student Union information desk. Proceeds benefit Safe Berks and the V-Day International Spotlight. https://vday.org/.
     Diane Biehl, Women's Center

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
Rohrbach Library, in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Institute, will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on broadening representation on Wikipedia on Tuesday, April 21. Our event will feature workshops, presentations and lightning talks. We invite proposals from all those interested in speaking to the marginalizing/empowering effects of internet knowledge production. Proposals can be submitted HERE by Friday, March 6. Contact gomez@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Stefani Gomez, Rohrbach Library

DEPUTY CHIEF DREZEK GRADUATES FROM NORTHWESTERN

Kutztown University chief of police John Dillon is pleased to announce the recent graduation of deputy chief of police David Drezek from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. Deputy chief Drezek has successfully completed and graduated the 10-week Staff and Command program held in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in 27 core blocks of instruction. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the February 2020 Employee of the Month. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 20

9 a.m.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Lobby, McFarland Student Union

Feb. 20

11 a.m.

EMS Refresher Training Session
200 Stratton Administration Center

Feb. 20

7 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 20

7 p.m.

Screening: “Playing With Fire”
183 Alumni Auditorium, McFarland Student Union

Feb. 21

8:45 a.m.

Admitted Student Class Visitation Day

Feb. 21

noon

Screening: “Playing With Fire”
183 Alumni Auditorium, McFarland Student Union

Feb. 21

7 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 25

6 p.m.

Pet Therapy
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 25

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Apollo’s Fire
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 27

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee
29 Rohrbach Library

Feb. 21

5 p.m.

MTRACK vs. Last Chance Qualifier
O’Pake Fieldhouse

Feb. 21

5 p.m.

WTRACK vs. Last Chance Qualifier
O’Pake Fieldhouse

NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
Feb. 20
Meet with HIV/AIDS specialists for information, confidential free HIV testing and giveaways, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in the lobby of McFarland Student Union. This event is open to the campus community.
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, Office of Health Promotion Services

CECELIA GRANT EXHIBITS WORK IN SHARADIN
Senior art major Cecelia Grant will be showing her newest work in the Atrium Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building. The show, “Little Boxes,” reflects the way art can transform ordinary subjects. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, and will continue through Feb. 27. Cecelia was recognized by a jury at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in November 2019 as one of 27 undergraduate students from BFA programs nationwide to participate in prestigious “Crosscurrents Exhibition” at the Academy’s Annenberg Gallery in Philadelphia.
     Mark Mahosky, Department of Art

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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