Daily Brief

February 7, 2020

KU Approves Online Sociology Program

KU APPROVES ONLINE SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM
Kutztown University is set to launch its first 100% online undergraduate degree program. The online Bachelor of Arts in sociology program at Kutztown University is the university’s first fully-online undergraduate degree program and will start in Fall 2020. KU is one of two Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions to offer an online sociology program along with California University of Pennsylvania. KU’s Bachelor of Arts in sociology offers a generalized course of study, allowing for multiple avenues in career and higher education choices. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Geography Debuts New Certificate

GEOGRAPHY DEBUTS NEW CERTIFICATE
Kutztown University's Department of Geography is proud to introduce a new sub-baccalaureate certificate in Geospatial Information Technology. New this spring semester, the 12-credit program aims to develop the skills necessary to advance in a variety of rewarding careers in growing fields. Geospatial Information Technology refers to the forms of technology used to collect, analyze and display geographic data, including Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing (satellite imagery and aerial photography) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Demand for expertise in geospatial technologies is increasing in a wide range of fields focusing on environmental processes and human activity. Learn More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure following the Appalachians will sharply intensify as it approaches New England. Rain in the morning but will subside by afternoon. Big story will be the wind. Models indicate strong localized wind gusts for our area. High temperature near 50. Winds west at 25-30 mph, gusting to 47 mph. Rainfall between 0.25-0.5 inch

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIRECTOR OF THE MULTICULTURAL CENTER SEARCH
– Candidate #1 Campus Presentation: Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., in 202 Academic Forum.
Resume will be available at the presentation location. Any questions, please contact the search chair, Christine Price, price@kutztown.edu.
     Christine B. Price, Women’s Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION
We welcome everyone to celebrate the 2020 Lunar New Year at Kutztown University. Come experience the unique sights and sounds of Taikoza this Lunar New Year. The performance by Taikoza drummers will start at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, in 218 McFarland Student Union. The event is sponsored by Kutztown University Activities Board (KUAB) and Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSAKU) through SGB, Office of Student Involvement, and Multicultural Center. It’s FREE and open to the public. Please come and enjoy the varied and wonderful performances, delicious food and experience the Asian culture. We look forward to seeing you there.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The next UCC meeting is Thursday, Feb. 27, in 29 Rohrbach Library. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, Feb. 13. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, 319 Stratton Administration Center. A signed original hard copy must be submitted for each proposal uploaded to the SharePoint site. Contact Ms. Brennan at ext. 3-4220 with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

SPRING BOOK REVIEW
Presented by the Department of Library and Learning Technologies, “Spring Book Review,” 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in 145 Boehm Science Center. We do hope you'll join us. If you have any questions, please contact LIBSCI@Kutztown.edu.
     Theresa Davidson, Library and Learning Technologies

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Kutztown University Wrestler Joe Renne

KU WRESTLER JOE RENNE
Courage. Inspiration. Leadership. Those are some of the qualities that Kutztown University senior wrestler Joe Renne has proven to possess in his time in maroon and gold. His courage in his athletic performance, ability to overcome adversities, contributions to the KU wrestling team and his ability to inspire others are just a couple of things that the Great Meadows, New Jersey, native has given to head coach Rob Fisher and his program. Read the entire story.
     C.J. Hemerly, Sports Information

Feb. 7-9

All Day

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

Feb. 12

7 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Shippensburg (Senior Night)
Keystone Arena

Feb. 15

1 p.m.

WBB vs. Shepherd (Pink Zone)
Keystone Arena  (Live stats | Video)

Feb. 15

3 p.m.

MBB vs. Shepherd (Pink Zone)
Keystone Arena (Live stats | Video)

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES CONCERT
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

AFSCME MILITARY VETERANS
Council 13 is looking for members who served or are currently in the military. If you have served, please email Chris Ferris, ferris@kutztown.edu, or Kat Fisher, kfisher@kutztown.edu, with your contact information. AFSCME is organizing a veterans networking group to support each other and to recognize their service and experiences.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME 2234

WWW2
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 

NYTIMES ACCESS REQUIRES ANNUAL RENEWAL
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

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.