Daily Brief

February 21, 2020

Sponsored Programs Reception Held Thursday

SPONSORED PROGRAMS RECEPTION HELD THURSDAY
Thursday's Sponsored Programs Reception recognized those who submitted grant proposals or received grant funding last year. Thank you for the hard work and great dedication by our faculty and staff. #ItsGoodToBeGolden
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

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VOTE KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL TOP CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Kutztown Folk Festival has once again been nominated by USA Today's 10Best as one of 2020's best cultural festivals in North America. This nomination features the Folk Festival alongside some of the best-known events in the U.S., including the defending-winner Water Lantern Festival, Comic-Con International in San Diego and Mardi Gras. Students, faculty, staff and the entire Kutztown community are encouraged to vote for the Kutztown Folk Festival once per day until voting ends at noon, Monday, March 2. The 10 winning festivals will be announced on the 10Best website Friday, March 13. Vote here: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-cultural-festival/
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure anchored over the eastern United States. Ample sunshine is expected but it will be on the chilly side thanks to northerly winds. High temperature in the mid-30s. Winds north at 5-7 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

APOLLO'S FIRE BRINGS BAROQUE TO KU
Feb. 25
This period-instrument orchestra was founded by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeanette Sorrell. The concert will feature Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets are $34 for Kutztown University faculty and staff and $10 for KU students. The KU community can access their discounted tickets using their MyKU log in. https://tinyurl.com/ApollosFireKU
     Amy Botwright, KU Presents!

STUDENT ABSENCE: KU WIND ENSEMBLE TOUR
Feb. 25 and 26
KU Wind Ensemble students will be off campus touring the Lancaster Region from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb. 26. As a professional courtesy, please excuse student members from class on those days. They are responsible for all class work and assignments and should send you a PDF excuse letter. Thank you.
     Daniel Neuenschwander, Department of Music

TOWARD MOURNING

The Department of Communication Studies invites you to join Dr. Ganster’s performance, “Toward mourning: Eulogies for people who are mostly still alive,” 5:45 p.m., Feb. 26, 27 and 28, in The Miller Gallery. Ganster utilizes storytelling techniques, diverse texts, and yoga practices to explore themes of family, loss, mourning and grief. It is a personal exploration of death and letting go. Learn more at  https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/visual-and-performing-arts/majors-minors-and-certificates/communication-studies.html.
     Sandy Himmelreich, Department of Communication Studies

PROPER DISPOSAL OF TONER CARTRIDGES
The University Storeroom will now be picking up used toner cartridges at your office. Please email Mail Services at mailservices@kutztown.edu to schedule a pick up. To assist with the recycling of toner cartridges, please save the original box along with the UPS return label that arrived with your cartridge. Place the used cartridge in the box, seal it and place the UPS return label on the outside of the box. If the cartridge was sent from Fraser and there is no return label included, please contact Fraser Global Support at 1-800-422-8599 or email globalsupport@fraser-ais.com and they will email you a return label. Print out the return label and follow the instructions above.
     Pamela Reinhart, Mail Services and Storeroom

FRIENDFEST 2020
FriendFest is an annual benefit featuring beer and wine tasting, delicious food and various vendors, with all proceeds going to help fund the Optimist Club of Kutztown’s children’s programs in local communities, as well as a donation to assist Friend, Inc. to end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County. Event takes place Saturday, March 7. For more information and tickets, please visit www.friendfest.org.
     Mark Prevoznik, Facilities

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. 26

5:45 p.m.

Toward Mourning: Dr. Ganster
Miller Gallery

Feb. 26

7 p.m.

Beyond the Sun; In Search of a New Earth
100 Grim Science Building, Planetarium

Feb. 27

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee
29 Rohrbach Library

Feb. 27

11 a.m.

CET Panel Discussion
324 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 27

5:45 p.m.

Toward Mourning: Dr. Ganster
Miller Gallery

Feb. 28

8:30 a.m.

Commission on Human Diversity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 28

5 p.m.

Caribbean Festival-Black History Celebration
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 28

5:45 p.m.

Toward Mourning: Dr. Ganster
Miller Gallery

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

Feb. 26

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. Caldwell
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Feb. 28

4:30 p.m.

WLAX vs. Jefferson
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Feb. 29

1 p.m.

WBB vs. Shippensburg (Senior Day)
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

Feb. 29

3 p.m.

MBB vs. Shippensburg (Senior Day)
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

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

ESSENTIAL WORKER SNACK BAGS
If you are in receipt of an Essential Snack Bag given out by AFSCME 2234, and would like a refill, please be sure to get your bag returned to one of the executive board members ASAP. We will be replenishing the snacks for the Spring 2020 semester in the coming weeks. We appreciate all that you do.
      Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234

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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Non-discrimination Statement

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