Daily Brief

Feb. 7, 2022

Alumni Plaze Fountain

You have a Heart of GOLD!

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to embrace how as Golden Bears, we're individually unique – but Together, We're Golden! Meet us 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7-11 in the MSU, as we celebrate I ❤ KU Week! The Kutztown University Foundation and KU Presidential Ambassadors will host activities throughout the week, including a "Give What You Can" food drive and crafting "Heart of Gold" messages that express what folks love about their KU experience. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are encouraged to take a selfie at our display in the MSU with their "Heart of Gold" and tag us on social media #KUheartofgold. Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to see all that makes KU special.

Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

Weather

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

Announcements

Office of Disability Services

McKenzie Hollenbach is serving as interim director of the Office of Disability Services. Contact her at mhollenb@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4109. Megan Rutter is serving as the interim assistant director of the Office of Disability Services. Contact her at rutter@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4792.

Jesus Pena, Division of Equity and Compliance

Let's Talk About: Mental Health and the Black Community

In honor of Black History Month, join undergraduate assistants, social work interns and graduate assistants from the Kutztown University Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center to discuss the topic of mental health as it relates to the Black community. Throughout this interactive discussion, we will discuss topics such as mental health stigmatization, generational trauma, Black-focused therapeutic techniques, cultural humility and more. Let's start the conversation on Black Mental Health together 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in 218 McFarland Student Union. 

Diane Biehl, Women's Center and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Creating Accessible Documents Information Session

In this session you will learn some quick ways you can use tools that are already built into Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat to help make the content of your documents more accessible to all students. Join us 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, Zoom Link and 11 a.m., Feb. 17, Zoom Link.

McKenzie Hollenbach, Office of Disability Services

Elevated Eats - Kutztown Catering

Are you planning a campus event with food or beverages and need assistance? Check out our updated content including a Catering Event and Planning Resource Guide/Checklist. We offer a variety of menus and service styles to fit your event budget and planning needs. Whether you’re looking for boxed meals, serviced buffets, or platters for pickup we have a service that’s right for you. Kutztown Catering - Kutztown University Contact the catering office at ext. 3-4680 or catering@kutztown.edu.

Heather Hausman, Aramark

University Curriculum Committee

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 24. The proposal deadline is noon Thursday, Feb. 10. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Call for Proposals - English Learner Conference

The Kutztown University College of Education welcomes session proposals for the Kutztown University-District Partnership Joint Conference on English Learner Education "'In Their Shoes' ... Honoring the Lived Experiences of English Learners" 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Kutztown University. This conference seeks to bring together ESL specialists, teachers working with ELLs, teacher educators, administrators and various stakeholders who work to address the needs of English learners. To submit a proposal, follow this link: Call for Proposal Link. Proposal submission due Friday, Feb. 18. Decisions announced by Friday, Feb. 25.

Carissa Pokorny-Golden, College of Education

2021-2024 Strategic Enrollment Management Plan

The Strategic Enrollment Management Plan has been completed and approved by Cabinet as well as reviewed by the Strategic Planning and Resources Committee and the Enrollment Management Committee. It is available online at

Christine Storch, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Free Walk-in Math Tutoring

The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the Calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in 218 Lytle Hall.

Brian Kronenthal, Department of Mathematics

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Feb. 7-11 I ❤ KU Week!
Feb. 7 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 7 11 a.m. Safe Space Training
Engage
Feb. 7 2 p.m. Mental Health and the Black Community
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/7804928
Feb. 7 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center
Feb. 8 11 a.m. Creating Accessible Documents
Zoom Link

Athletics
Date Time Event
No home athletic events this week

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.