Daily Brief

February 6, 2020

Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and his wife, Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, with KU’s 2019 freshman class.

In an effort to assist new students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, Kutztown University has announced that it is investing $2 million in new scholarships for the Fall 2020 semester. The new KU Merit Scholarships, in addition to the university’s current scholarship offerings, will range from $1,000 to $7,000, and will be awarded based on the prospective student’s admission profile. Learn More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Synthetic City. Digital Print. 36" x 24" Miles DeCoster

Professor Miles Decoster from the Department of Communication Design will be showing some recent digital art at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in 13G Schaeffer. He will elaborate briefly on the procedures he uses to generate work in various formats including high-resolution vector image exports, polyester printing plates for traditional lithography, files for fabric printing, mp4 movie exports and self-contained generative work that runs on small inexpensive computers. These works use HDMI screens and Raspberry Pi’s and have been included in a number of gallery exhibitions over the last year. These processes may be of interest to students, or even faculty, who are interested in blending the digital world with more traditional art techniques, materials and display formats. Free and open to the entire university community.
     Miles DeCoster, Department of Communication Design


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

After any morning icing quickly melts from overnight, temperatures will rather quickly rise into the 40s as periods of rain continue to fall from low pressure.


Update your bookmarks/favorites. In 2016, the university’s website URLs changed from beginning with www2.kutztown.edu to www.kutztown.edu. It is now time for us to retire the redirects that were put in place to direct users to the site when we moved away from www2. Beginning Monday, Feb. 17, links/bookmarks/favorites with www2 will no longer be redirected.
     Josh Leiboff, Office of Marketing and Digital Media 

Please join us for the first Faculty Artist Series concert of the semester 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, in Schaeffer Auditorium Little Theater. Jeremy Justeson (saxophone), Michelle Kiec (clarinet) and guest Carol Shansky (flute) will perform duos and trios by Resanovic, Brockman, Hakobjanyan, Morlock, Mellits and McMichael. The concert is free and open to the public.
     Fran Melchionne, Department of Music

The library is pleased to remind the KU community that you have free access to The New York Times. You can sign up or renew your access to the NYT here: https://library.kutztown.edu/newyorktimes. If you are an existing subscriber, renew your "NYT Pass" once a year by visiting the library link above, click on "Already have an account?" and login. This will renew your access for another year. Please contact Bob Flatley at flatley@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

Campus Presentations:
– Candidate #1: Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., in 202 Academic Forum.
– Candidate #2: Monday, Feb. 10, at 11:15 a.m., in 250 McFarland Student Union.
– Candidate #3: Thursday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m., in 183 McFarland Student Union.
– Candidate #4: Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., in 102 Academic Forum.
Resumes will be available at the presentation location. Any questions, please contact the search chair, Christine Price, price@kutztown.edu.
     Christine B. Price, director, Women’s Center and GLBTQ Resource Center


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. 7

10 a.m.

Open Forum #1 – Director of Multicultural Center
202 Academic Forum

Feb. 10

11:15 a.m.

Open Forum #2 – Director of Multicultural Center
250 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 10

7:30 p.m.

Faculty Artist Series: Kiec and Justeson
Schaeffer Auditorium Little Theater

Feb. 11

6 p.m.

Black History Celebration Event (Reserve Seat)
223 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 12

11 a.m.

Social Equities Policy Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 12

2 p.m.

CET: Celebrating Undergrad Research/Creativity
324 McFarland

Feb. 13

1 p.m.

Open Forum #3 – Director of Multicultural Center
183 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 18

10 a.m.

Open Forum #4 – Director of Multicultural Center
102 Academic Forum

Feb. 7-9

All Day

Women’s Bowling at Baker Classic,
Berks Lanes, Sinking Spring

Help your students with textbook affordability by placing a copy of your course textbook on reserve at the library. Your textbook is placed on reserve for in-library use by your students. You retain ownership of the textbook, and it will be returned to you at your request. To get started, you can either bring the textbook to the information desk and complete a short form or contact Dawn (dboody@kutztown.edu) to arrange for the book to be picked up.
     Dan Stafford, Rohrbach Library

Feb. 6
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, 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 in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     AnnMarie Cordner, University Senate

Feb. 9
Faculty and staff, please remind your students that the Suit-Up event at J.C. Penney's, Lehigh Valley Mall, is 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9. Save up to 60% on select professional clothing. For those students in need of transportation, they can sign up for a shuttle service in the Career Development Center, in 113 Stratton Administration Center. Staff and faculty are also invited to attend the event which is closed to the public. If you have any questions, please call ext. 3-4067.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Feb. 10, deadline
Faculty and staff, please let your students know that Kutztown University is sponsoring two students to participate in The Washington Center’s two-week National Conventions Seminars for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this summer (Democratic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Republican in Charlotte, North Carolina). Assignments are under: Media and Communications, Security, Political Parties, State Delegations, Interest Groups and Host Committee. Here is a link: https://twc.edu/programs/campaign-2020-national-conventions-seminars Students must submit an application to the Career Development Center by Monday, Feb. 10, for review by a committee. Contact Kerri Gardi at gardi@ku, if you have questions.
      Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


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 CET is excited to offer the following sessions to our faculty in spring 2020:
– "Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Creativity at KU," by Lynn Kutch, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 324 McFarland Student Union.
– "Beyond the Classroom: Student Presentations Using Video and Research Commons," by Michele Baranczyk, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 19, in 323 McFarland Student Union.
– "Brown Bag Conversation - Incorporating Educational Research into your Teaching and Scholarship," by Erin Kraal, 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, in 323 McFarland Student Union.
– "Using Peer Mentors to Support First-Year Seminar Student Success," by R. Chad Brown and Andrea Kirshman,11 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, in 29 Rohrbach Library.
– "Artful Memories: Lessons Learned from a Reflective Practitioner," by Julia Hovanec, 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, in 323 McFarland Student Union.
Everyone is welcome.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, CET Faculty Director


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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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.