Daily Brief

Feb. 28, 2020

Janna Gregonis

ART EDUCATION PROFESSOR FEATURED IN EXHIBITION
Kutztown University assistant professor of art education, Janna Gregonis, will be featured as one of five American artists at the 61st annual SCHMUCK Exhibition in Munich, Germany. Along with the induction of her pieces into the event, Gregonis is a finalist for the Herbert Hofmann Prize. Named for art historian Dr. Herbert Hofmann, who founded SCHMUCK more than 60 years ago, the title is a “best in show” prize for all art pieces included in the exhibition. Allowing Gregonis’ work to be admired more widely, the show will also be presented at the Museum Centre del Carme in Valencia, Spain, this summer. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure over New England will continue to amplify and move out to sea. High pressure over the Plains will build in for the weekend. Winds will continue to be an issue, although not as much as yesterday. Mostly sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 40. Winds west at 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BEYOND PINK-COLLAR JOBS
March 3
Please encourage your students to join us 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 183 McFarland Student Union, for an event about navigating a career as a woman, especially in careers that are "beyond pink-collar jobs" in male-dominated fields. This event will feature a speaker who has started her own business, a panel discussion of women who work in male-dominated fields, and a workshop on salary negotiation to combat the gender wage gap. There will be a free brunch for all who attend.
     Lyn McQuaid, KU Chapter of the Association of Women in Mathematics

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
March 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available for senators in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html
      AnnMarie Cordner, University Senate

SWIMMING LESSONS
KU Women's Swimming Team will once again be offering swimming lessons at Keystone Natatorium March 16 through April 23. Contact Tim Flannery at flannery@kutztown.edu for more information or go to https://kutztownusportscamps.com/clinics/swimming and download the brochure.
     Tim Flannery, Intercollegiate Athletics

2020 OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK - HOPE WALK HERE
The 2020 Out of the Darkness Walk will be held Sunday, April 26. Registration will take place starting at 3 p.m. at the DMZ. The walk will begin at 4 p.m.  Our mission is to offer support and bring hope to those who have been affected by the suicide of a loved one. The fundraising goal this year is $7,000. All proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Teams and individuals can donate and register before the walk at afsp.org/kutztown. Volunteers are still needed for walk committees. Please contact brenner@kutztown.edu for planning meeting dates and times. Help us show our community that hope walks here.
     Patricia Brenner, NAMI KU

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

March 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

March 8–15

 

Spring Break
Administrative Offices Open

Feb. 28

4:30 p.m.

WLAX vs. Jefferson
Keystone Field (Live Stats / Video)

Feb. 29

10 a.m.

WREST at NCAA Super Region I Championships
Mercyhurst University (Live Stats / Video)

Feb. 29

11 a.m.

TRACK at PSAC Championships
Edinboro University (Live Results)

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)

March 1

11:30 a.m.

TRACK at PSAC Championships
Edinboro University (Live Results)

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

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

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.