Daily Brief

Feb. 23, 2022

Traciana Graves

Traciana Graves - Ujima Conference

Join the Ujima Conference for Traciana Graves, keynote speaker, leadership development coach and founder of The VLNetwork, 7 p.m. today Wednesday, Feb. 23, 183 MSU.

Melinda Quinones, MCC

Agents of Change: Bilal Salaam '06

The KU Foundation is recognizing Agents of Change - members of the KU community who are trailblazers and catalysts for social equity and justice. The latest feature includes Bilal Salaam '06.

Kutztown University Foundation


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


Assessment Grant Information and Brainstorm

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an information session on assessment grant proposals 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, via Zoom. This will be a collaborative session in which previous grant recipients Mary Eicholz and Colleen Clemens discuss previous grant projects, and Grants & Sponsored Projects will help answer any questions you have.  I hope this session can help faculty and staff generate ideas for their own assessment grant proposals which are due March 21.

Michele Baranczyk, Office of Assessment

Collegiate Recovery

Collegiate Recovery meetings are held 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, 119 Beck Hall. For more information email cortez@kutztown.edu. There will be discussions, activities and light refreshments. Meetings with recovery advocates, sober curious, living clean and sober lifestyles and those with family and friends are open to campus community. Feb. 24 topic is self-compassion. 

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

Jane Ammon Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Jane Ammon will defend her Doctor in Education dissertation, "Decentering Whiteness in Teacher Education Through a Creative Self Study of Womanist Pedagogy," 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, via Zoom.

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Faculty First Thursday

Join CVPA 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 120 Sharadin or Zoom for Faculty First Thursday. Assistant professor Megan O'Byrne will present "This Land is Our Land: Protesting to Protect Places on the Margin." In 2008, Tim DeChristopher illegally bid on Bureau of Land Management parcels offered for energy exploration leases near National Parks in Utah. This analysis focuses on mediated news coverage and in situ rhetoric to examine the ways that place-based rhetoric and place-as rhetoric tactics were used to protect these park-adjacent lands from oil and gas leases and to protect DeChristopher from impending legal action.

Joselyn Wynter, CVPA Dean's Office

Science Olympiad Needs Volunteers

The Science Olympiad needs volunteers. Are you looking for something fun to do over spring break? Do you want to add a little something to your résumé? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the CE Regional Science Olympiad Thursday, March 17 (snow date: Friday, March 18). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts 18 high schools from five counties.  More than 300 students will compete in approximately 23 events based in science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology, and we need your help to make it happen. You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby information, food sales and delivery, setup, scoring, event assistance and so much more. You can judge an event or help with the Appeals Board. Club advisers - get your club involved. If you are interested, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Dr. Michael Davis, at midavis@kutztown.edu. Check out our website below for more information. We look forward to having you as part of the team.

Eric Laub and Joann Monko, KU Science Olympiad

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Across Campus
Feb. 12 -
March 6
Eastern Central Pa. Scholastic Art Awards
The Miller Gallery
Feb. 23 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 23 2 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 23 7 p.m. UJIMA Keynote: Traciana Graves
183 McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Collegiate Recovery
119 Beck Hall
Feb. 24 11 a.m. Social Equity Policies Training
4 Old Main A-Wing
Feb. 24 11 a.m. UCC
Feb. 24 11 a.m. CS/IT Research/Connor Ellis
Zoom Meeting ID: 936 1203 3210
Feb. 24 11 a.m. Assessment Grant Information Session
Feb. 24 11 a.m. CET Spring Presentation
Feb. 24 3:30 p.m. Mindfulness with Aliyah
Student Recreation Center
Feb. 24 6:30 p.m. UJIMA Keynote: Ilyasah Shabazz
218 McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 25 10 a.m. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Student Recreation Center
Feb. 28 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 28 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Georgian Room
March 2 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 2  10 a.m. Jane Ammon Dissertation Defense
March 3 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin, Zoom
March 4 All Day Commission on the Status of Diversity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union
Date Time Event
Feb. 23 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Feb. 23 7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

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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