Daily Brief

February 3, 2020

Rodrigo Valenzuela Artist Talk

Feb. 3
Artist, Rodrigo Valenzuela will hold an artist talk 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. His work is also on display in the Miller Gallery until Sunday, Feb. 9.
      Kara Johnson, Department of Art


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

High pressure builds in the southeastern U.S. Sunny skies, and very mild temperatures, are expected. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds west at 7-13 mph.

Weather and Climate Chat hosts, Dr. Michael Davis and ‘Monsoon’ Mike Regensburger, along with KUR weather intern Quinn Flory, discuss past, present and future weather. This week’s discussion; “Will this mild, snowless winter continue?” and climate topic of the week, fracking. Click here for the podcast.


Feb. 3
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour in 303 Stratton Administration Center. Upcoming open hours are: Monday, Feb. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2-3 p.m. and Monday, April 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President


Feb. 3
Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and Information: Stop by Old Main Concourse 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, to pick up a free T-shirt and learn more about Black Lives Matter Week of Action brought to you by KU APSCUF. This would also be a great time to sign up for the activist training. Please send your students.

Black Lives Matter In The Classroom
Feb. 4
Panel: BLM in the Classroom, a Workshop for Educators: 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, in 218B McFarland Student Union. KU faculty share and discuss Black Lives Matter curriculum and pedagogy, including materials to use in the classroom. This is a particularly-relevant session for pre-service teachers. Please encourage your students to attend.

Black Lives Matter Activism Training (Location Correction)
Feb. 6
Faculty, staff and students, please join us for part of the day or the complete activist training with Chris Ayala 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in 110 deFrancesco Building. Ayala is the statewide organizer for the Council of New Jersey State College Locals (CNJSCL), AFT, AFL-CIO. Registration is required at https://forms.gle/7hdzYNpxTBd1S9cv5 for partial or full-day attendance. Ayala will go over the fundamentals of organizing with an emphasis on community and social justice issues including how to build and recruit activists and specific issue-action campaigns. Pizza and soda will be provided for lunch.
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

Feb. 3
Are you planning an event and feel nervous that you may be unprepared? If so, don’t worry. Come to the SOS presentation, 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, in 116 McFarland Student Union. We will discuss how to plan a successful event, collaborate with others and provide tips and tricks on how to plan an event with ease.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement

Feb. 5
The 18-member, multi-ethnic Dance Theatre of Harlem performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets: $38 for KU faculty and staff, $10 for KU students. The KU community can access their discounted tickets using their MyKU log in. https://tinyurl.com/DanceHarlemKU
     Amy Botwright, KU Presents!

KU faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/382756 to indicate your willingness to serve on Senate Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Sunday, Feb. 16. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4867. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html.
      Tony Wong, University Senate

The Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce our 10th annual conference will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in McFarland Student Union. Registration is now open at this link: https://bit.ly/38FjGkq. We have a wonderful program which you can view at https://bit.ly/2ObQwBz (after clicking on the link, then click "download the file.") Join us for all or part of the day. Contact Mark Wolfmeyer, CHD chair, with any questions at wolfmeyer@kutztown.edu.
      Mark Wolfmeyer, Commission on Human Diversity

Volunteers are needed to help Kutztown University host the CE Regional Science Olympiad Wednesday, March 11, (snow date March 12). More than 400 students will compete in 26 events based in disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computer science and technology. We need your help to make it happen. You do not need a science background to volunteer. We need help with registration, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and more. You can judge an event or help with the appeals board. Club advisers, get your club involved. Please contact volunteer coordinator, Dr. Michael Davis at midavis@kutztown.edu or check out our website for more info. We look forward to having you as part of the team. https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad.html
      Joann S. Monko, Eric Laub, Robert Monko, Department of Physical Sciences


Paper 2019 W-2s were mailed Jan. 24 and 25, 2020, to active and inactive employees who had taxable wages during calendar year 2019. To allow ample time for employees to receive their form, please do not request duplicates before Friday, Feb. 7. This will also give the U.S. Postal Service time to return undeliverable W-2s. If you receive a damaged W-2 form, please contact HR immediately. https://www.kutztown.edu/Departments-Offices/G-L/HumanResources/Documents/PayrollEmployee/W2Information.pdf
      Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the calculus sequence, 2-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in 218 Lytle Hall. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/math-tutoring.html
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

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

If you know a high school senior who is also a PSECU member, they are eligible to apply for one of PSECU's six scholarships, each up to $8,000. Each recipient receives up to $2,000 per year for up to four years, providing scholarship requirements are met. The graduating senior must be attending a two or four-year community college, college or university. Visit psecu.com/scholarships or email Lisa Kennedy at lkennedy@psecu.com for complete information. The deadline to apply is noon, Friday, Feb. 28. This scholarship application process is being offered by PSECU to the entire membership of the credit union. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family.
      Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU


Feb. 3

11 a.m.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action: Kickoff
Old Main Concourse

Feb. 3

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Feb. 3

6 p.m.

Artist: Rodrigo Valenzuela
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

Black Lives Matter In The Classroom
218B McFarland Student Union

Feb. 4

5 p.m.

Black Lives Matter Movie Night: “The Hate U Give”
200 Academic Forum

Feb. 5

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Dance Theatre of Harlem
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 6

11 a.m.

Faculty First Thursday Presentation: Miles Decoster
13G Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 6

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Feb. 7

8:45 a.m.

Admitted Student Class Visitation Day

Feb. 10

7:30 p.m.

Faculty Artist Series: Kiec and Justeson
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 5

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)

Feb. 5

7:30 p.m.

MBB vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)

Feb. 4
Film screening, “The Hate U Give.” Drop by and enjoy the film followed by a faculty-led discussion 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, in 200 Academic Forum.

On the Surface: Embellishing Wheel Thrown Forms. Do you want to learn how to throw on the wheel? Join our artist in residence, Julia Palmer, to develop your skills in clay. You will create and refine wheel-thrown forms and then dive deep into adding detail to your works through surface decoration. Classes will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 3 through March 30, in 108 Sharadin Arts Building. Four weeks for $75 or eight weeks for $125. Contact kuclayclub@gmail.com to register. https://www.facebook.com/kutztownclayclub/
      Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

March 19
Please join us for “Caregivers of the Elderly: Legal Issues Affecting Senior Citizens,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in 250 McFarland Student Union. Robert Kreitz, Esq., an elder care attorney, will be speaking about eldercare and related legal issues. Sponsored by the Kutztown University Commission on the Status of Women. Please RSVP to Pytleski@kutztown.edu, imschwei@kutztown.edu, or melchionne@kutztown.edu.
     Patricia Pytleski, KU Commission on the Status of Women

Please encourage your students to visit the University Writing Center, a free service offering advice and assistance with writing assignments from any course or subject. Located in 100 C Rohrbach Library, hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Please contact wrcenter@kutztown.edu with any questions. https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/
     Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center

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

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.