Daily Brief

February 27, 2020

Cecelia Grant Exhibits Work in Sharadin

CECELIA GRANT EXHIBITS WORK IN SHARADIN
Senior art major Cecelia Grant will be showing her newest work in the Atrium Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building, through Feb. 27. The show, “Little Boxes,” reflects the way art can transform ordinary subjects. 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

KU ALUMNAE FEATURED ON 6ABC NEWS
KU alumnae Danni Lewis '11, founder of Adored By Danni, was featured on 6 ABC News for sharing positive messages and encouragement on the streets of Philadelphia. Watch Here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Clouds breaking for partial sunshine and very windy today with winds gusting as high as 40 mph behind our departing storm. Noticeably cooler, as well, with highs in the low 40s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EARLY EVENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Feb. 28
The Early Event Registration deadline is fast approaching. Early Event reservations on EMS for the 2020-2021 academic year must be submitted by noon, Friday, Feb. 28. Anything submitted after noon, Feb. 28, for the 2020-2021 academic year, will be considered on a first-come first-serve basis once all early event submissions have been processed. Please feel free to contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at conferenceservices@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-1359. http://www.kutztown.edu/conferenceservices
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

STUDENT ABSENCE: EDU 101 OBSERVATION TRIP
Feb. 28
Some students enrolled in EDU 101 this semester will be off campus 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, to complete required course observations in Zephyr Elementary School in the Whitehall-Coplay School District. As a professional courtesy, please excuse students from class during this time. They are responsible for all class work and assignments and should send you a PDF excuse letter. Thank you.
     Tracy Keyes, Department of Elementary Education

INTERNSHIP INFORMATION NIGHT
March 2
Do your students need an internship? Encourage them to join us 6 p.m., Monday, March 2, in 261 Boehm Science Center, to hear about KU students' internships. Presentation to feature KU Geography students sharing information about their internship experiences. Sponsored by the KU Geography Club. https://www.facebook.com/Kutztown-University-Geography-Club-152489708243047/
     Dorothy Siravo, KU Geography Club

DSO SESSION FOR FACULTY AND STAFF- ANIMALS ON CAMPUS
March 3
Join the Office of Disability Services, 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 101 Academic Forum. Learn about the important role that Emotional Support and Service Animals play in assisting individuals with physical and mental impairments. The session will include a discussion of the laws that govern these animals, where they are permitted to go on campus, as well as KU policy and practices that ensure the safety of the animals and campus community.
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

LOCAL 2234 UNION MEETING
March 16
During our next union meeting, we will vote on delegates to attend the AFSCME Council 13 Convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Please plan to attend and become active, 5 p.m., Monday, March 16, in 114 Sharadin Arts Building.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234

TIME FOR ACTION: KU JOINS CLIMATE MOVEMENT
March 3
Please join Kutztown graduate and climate advocate, Shana Rose and a panel of speakers including Kutztown students and staff, local activists and sustainability professionals and community and faith leaders as they discuss how Kutztown University and the greater community can join the global climate movement. The event will be hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown, Sunrise Movement Berks and Reading for 100, 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 145 Boehm Science Center.
     Richard S. Courtney, Department of Geography

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Talk
312 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. 28

7:30 p.m.

Horn Chamber Music Recital
Georgian Room, Old Main

March 2

3 p.m.

Social Equities Policy Training
312 McFarland Student Union

March 3

11 a.m.

DSO Session: Animals on Campus
101 Academic Forum

March 3

2 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

March 3

7 p.m.

Time for Action: KU Joins Climate Movement
145 Boehm Science Center

March 4

11 a.m.

FDI: Underground Railroad
223 McFarland Student Union (change of location)

March 5

11 a.m.

Ethical Leadership and Organizational Cynicism
120 Sharadin Arts Building

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)

CET PANEL DISCUSSION
Feb. 27
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching presents the CET Panel Discussion: “Faculty-led Study Abroad: A Primer for the Curious,” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 324 McFarland Student Union. We will hear from three faculty-led study abroad program directors, professor Michael Covello, Dr. Greg Hanson and Dr. Derek Mace, on how they created proposals, budgeted, maximized the student experience and dealt with in-country issues such as transportation, free time, illnesses, etc. Everyone is welcome. A participation certificate will be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB TALK
Feb. 27
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 312 McFarland Student Union. Dr. Thomas Noah, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on: “Racial Pluralism and the Politicalness of Race.” Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at ext. 3-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Allan Bäck, KU Philosophy Club

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL-BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
Feb. 28
Join us 5-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger ΚΌ54 Multipurpose Room, 218 McFarland Student Union, for a fun night of music, celebration, history, games and food. Celebrating the culture of the Caribbean and Black history.
      Faith M. Riedel, Multicultural Center

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

NOMINATIONS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES
Nominations are now open for upcoming vacancies on the:
- Committee on Committees (one tenure or tenure track faculty rep on COC; one professional staff member).
- Grade Appeal Board: three tenured faculty reps (one LAS; one COE; one graduate faculty).
- Strategic Planning and Resources Committee: two faculty representatives, tenured or tenure track, (one COE; one VPA).
- University Senate: two at-large faculty representatives.
- University Senate: one at-large professional staff representative.
All eligible colleagues are encouraged to nominate for the elections that will follow.
For position questions contact Mauricia John at john@kutztown.edu.
For technical issues contact Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html
     Mauricia John, University Senate

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGELA CIRUCCI
Dr. Angela Cirucci and her husband, Walt Jacob, welcomed their son, Dante Dominic Cirucci, on Thursday, Feb. 20. Dante, Angela and Walt are home and doing well. Well wishes can be directed to the Department of Communication Studies and will be passed on to Cirucci and her family.
     Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

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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