Daily Brief

February 12, 2021

The white Kutztown University water tower stands tall over snow covered evergreens on a gray winter's day.

WEATHER

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

High pressure works into the area. The high is not particularly strong and we do have some moisture in the atmosphere. Partly to mostly cloudy conditions are expected. High temperature in the upper-20s. Winds north at 5 mph.

Campus weather gurus, Monsoon Mike Regensburger and Department of Geography professor, Dr. Michael Davis, discuss past, present and future weather along with several climate topics including the Civilian Climate Corps, a carbon bank launched by Land O'Lakes, and a recent Political Economy Research Institute report. Hear the podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Ffc7RhEp5b9FoqN4pYr6H?si=iypF76gOQiy-tEUDz8oYuQ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AFRICAN AMERICAN HEROISM IN THE MILITARY
Feb. 15
Dating all the way back to the American Revolution, African Americans have played key roles in the history and success of the U.S. military. Some notable African Americans and their achievements, as well as milestones in the integration of African Americans in the U.S. military are profiled here https://www.military.com/history/african-american-heroism-in-the-military. Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, the Office of Veterans Services’ webpage will spotlight notable African Americans who valiantly served our country. Explore their contributions at www.kutztown.edu/veterans.
     Veterans Services Team, Office of Veterans Services

EIGHT TIPS TO SECURE FUNDING FOR YOUR STARTUP
Feb. 17
Is your startup moving toward that critical point of needing funding to be able to move forward? Have you used your own funds and hit up family and friends for investments? Learn the eight tips to secure funding for your startup so you can get prepared to pursue funding the right way, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27766
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

LIVES ARE AT RISK - PLEASE DONATE BLOOD
Feb. 23 and March 25
The local community blood supply is critically low. Please consider giving blood. The next two drives on campus are noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Thursday, March 25, in the Keystone Field House. Drives are open to the public, so please invite friends and family. COVID compliant. Pre-registration required.
Feb. registration: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81782
March registration: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81786
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISOR NEEDED
There is a student organization in need of a staff or faculty advisor: Lambda Theta Phi a Latin Fraternity is newly established as a colony on our campus. Lambda Theta Phi's mission is to cultivate a brotherhood, to value an education, to promote unity, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry and to serve mankind. Lambda Theta Phi seeks visionary leaders who support its values of scholarship, respect for all cultures, community service and the advancement and fair treatment of Latino's in the United States. Contact Michael Martinez at mmart486@live.kutztown.edu. More information about the role of a student organization advisor can be found here.
     Amanda Garcia, Office of Greek Life

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 12

 

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
Click here to register: More Info.

Feb. 12

10 a.m.

GSM Conference: Malcolm Kenyatta
Register: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491

Feb. 15

 

President’s Day
Class will be held

Feb. 15

noon

Denise Bosler Ed.D Dissertation Defense
Ed.D. Dissertation page: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4

Feb. 15

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Meeting
Zoom

Feb. 15

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic YouTube Channel

Feb. 16

2 p.m.

Business Smart: Ready to Start a Small Business
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27542

Feb. 17

6:30 p.m.

Eight Tips to Secure Funding for Your Startup
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27766

Feb. 18

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register by e-mail: socialequity@kutztown.edu

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
We invite all faculty, staff and students to join us in reading our book selection for spring semester, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope,” by Deray McKesson (https://www.deray.com). “An inspiring reminder that hope is vital to any political change, and it’s the driving force for any successful attempt at social justice.” –Esquire (Best Nonfiction Books of 2018) Discussions will be hosted by Dr. Deb Sailsbery and Ms. Caecilia Holt via Zoom 11 a.m., Thursdays, beginning Feb. 18. Please sign up by emailing holt@kutztown.edu. Free books are available to the first twenty individuals who sign up.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/presidents-office/statements-and-addresses/action-items-related-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html
     Holt and Sailsbery, Departments of Physical Sciences and Elementary Education

CHD SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDENT AWARD
Feb. 18 - Deadline
The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce the Commission on Human Diversity Social Justice Student Award. The award recognizes Kutztown University students who embody an ongoing commitment to critical social justice work in word and action demonstrated through campus and community activities. Forms must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 18. The form is below. https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/463974
https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/step/1?Guid=917cbbb8-d21e-4c93-9488-d41332ff734f
     Hannah Hotalen, The Commission on Human Diversity

FALL 2021 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Kutztown University faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/463729 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Sunday, Feb. 21. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html.
     Deryl Johnson, University Senate

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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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.