Daily Brief

February 22, 2021

Looking upwards between two mounds of snow, is the upper body of two students walking by with the peak of Schaeffer Auditorium and blue skies in the background.

WEATHER

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

Low pressure comes out of the Great Lakes and brings a snow threat for the morning and into the afternoon. Quick hitting system. Conditions should improve by the evening and overnight. High temperature in the low-30s. Winds south at 10-15 mph. Snow accumulations around 3-4 inches.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE DISCUSSION SERIES
Feb. 24
The Frederick Douglass Institute would like to invite you to attend our first discussion series this semester. Dr. John Ronan, English professor, will be presenting “Douglass’ Political Artistry in the 1845 Narrative.” To learn more about his story, join us 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, via Zoom. Zoom link.
      Yessica Gutierrez, The Frederick Douglass Institute

CET SPRING PRESENTATION
Feb. 25
The CET provides the spring presentation "Virtual Learning & Student Engagement: Tips for Incorporating Mentimeter," presented by Dr. Ashley E. Coombs, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. This CET session can be accessed through the Zoom link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Everyone is welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you then.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Feb. 25
The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023. A meeting password is required to attend. Please contact Lisa Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu for the password.
     Lisa Brennen, University Curriculum Committee

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION RESEARCH PUBLICATION
Along with colleagues at Millersville University and Stroud Water Research Center, we published the following article about student teaching during COVID-19. Published Feb. 17, the topic is timely as it relates to our current COVID-19 existence. "Uncharted WATERS: Sustaining a Meaningful Student Teaching Experience Amidst a Global Pandemic via an Online STEM Curriculum" published to Current Issues in Middle Level Education. Digital link: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cimle/vol25/iss2/3.
     Cynthia Stunkard, Department of Special Education

CET PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT 2021
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is pleased to announce a pedagogical development grant opportunity for faculty members to improve college teaching and instructional practices that promote student learning and instructor effectiveness. The CET can support up to four grants with each grant funded up to $1,500. Please submit your grant proposals to cetgrant@kutztown.edu by Wednesday, March 31. Feel free to contact Yun (Amy) Lu if you have any questions. More details can be found on the CET website.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Feb. 24

11 a.m.

FDI Discussion Series: Dr. John Ronan
Zoom link

Feb. 25

11 a.m.

CET Spring Presentation: Dr. Ashley E. Coombs
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Feb. 25

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
Zoom: Contact brennan@kutztown.edu for password

Feb. 26

9 a.m.

Commission on Human Diversity Conference
Register here

Mar. 1

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic-YouTube

NAPLES NAMED WOMEN'S ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING COACH
Karah Naples was a four-year member of the acrobatics and tumbling team at Fairmont State University, her career culminating with National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association All-America and Mountain East Conference Athlete of the Year honors in 2019. She served as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater since 2020. Full release: https://bit.ly/3pmJ7iN  https://KUBears.com
     Matt Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

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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