Feb. 6, 2023
Ujima Conference 2023: Reimagining Cultural Authenticity
Multicultural Services is hosting the annual Ujima Conference Feb. 15 and 16. "Ujima" is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa meaning "collective works". All are welcome to attend. The schedule of events includes presentations by Bilal Salaam, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Dr. Brenda Muzeta; plus bingo, a Beauty Pop Up Show and more. This year's keynote speaker is Cornell William Brooks, 18th President and CEO of the NAACP. Brooks will present 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 218 McFarland Student Union. Join us for all events. A full conference schedule can be found on our website.
Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center
I ❤ KU Week
I ❤ KU Week is a time to celebrate all things Kutztown – and a time for students to reflect on the people who help shape their KU experience: faculty and staff, their friends and families, and the donors and volunteers who give back to KU. From Feb. 6-10, the KU Foundation and KU Presidential Ambassadors will host student activities throughout the week that include Heart of Gold messages from our students, faculty and staff. Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to see all that makes KU unique. The week will peak with gratitude to our generous supporters while celebrating the friends, departments, programs and initiatives that make a difference on our campus.
Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation
Weak cold front passes during the day. This will bring some stiff winds and partly cloudy skies. High temperature near 45.
Your Voice Is Your Power! Let It Be Heard
Please share with your students. "Your Voice is Your Power! Let It Be Heard" is 7-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 145 Boehm Science Center. Carlos Ojeda Jr. is a nationally recognized empowerment speaker and inspirational to students. Sponsored by AIMES, Residence Life, Housing & Dining Services and Health & Wellness Services.
Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health & Wellness
Speakers Needed for Ignite Kutztown
We plan on holding the second Ignite! Kutztown speaking event Thursday, Feb. 23 and are currently lining up speakers. The basic idea behind Ignite is - What’s the nerdy passion you want to share with other people? Make a five minute speech about it, with 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. If you'd like to participate or learn more, please email Emily Cripe at email@example.com.
Emily Cripe, Department of Communication Studies
AFSCME 2234 Fundraiser
Support AFSCME 2234 and get lunch or dinner in return. Purchase a 12" Saucony Cafe hoagie for $12 until Feb. 24. Email Joyce James firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Joyce James, AFSCME Local 2234
The Science Olympiad at KU
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 16 (snow date: Friday, March 17). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts 20 high schools from five counties. More than 400 students will compete in approximately 23-plus events based in science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. We need your help to make all that happen. You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more. You can judge an event or help with the Appeals Board. Club advisers, get your club involved. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Dr. Michael Davis at email@example.com or if you are interested or check out our website for more information. We look forward to having you as part of the team.
Eric Laub, Physical Sciences
Joann S. Monko, Physical Sciences
Soni Diaz, assistant coordinator
Joann Monko, Physical Sciences
Spring 2023 Attendance Verification Process
For the Spring 2023 semester, we are using the Starfish platform for attendance compliance utilizing the “progress survey” function of Starfish. The initial attendance verification – required federally for awarding of financial aid – is available from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7. Faculty are able to indicate whether students have attended or have never attended by utilizing one of two flags. Please be sure to verify your most current roster before completing. Students who have just added a course, and a meeting has not yet occurred since that change, should be marked as attending. For additional assistance, please visit Starfish in D2L, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610-683-4217.
The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence
University Curriculum Committee
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23. The proposal deadline is noon Thursday, Feb. 9. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Brian Meares at email@example.com with any questions.
Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee
Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker
Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this spring. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 21. Please direct any interested student to https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html for more information and an application.
Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence
Creative Coding Student Video in Rohrbach Library
This semester 15 students from fall's CSC220 Creative Graphical Coding class have agreed to display their capstone project video on the monitor outside Rohrbach Library's coffee shop. The approach is an improvisational video instrument coded by the instructor, Dr. Dale Parson of Computer Science & Information Technology, and extended by each student who then conceived, practiced and performed a novel piece for exhibition using their own photographs. Contributing students are Justus Hamm, Christopher Lipovsky, Rebekah Underwood, Paul Barton, Amber Kulp, Daniel Gorman, Armando Velazquez Santiago, Kylee Hager, Jesse Quier, Madison Schlott, Luis Feliz, Marcello Feliciano, Michael Colandene, Palak Dilawari and Ryan Livinghouse. The video piece runs until final exam week.
Dale Parson, Computer Science & Information Technology
|Feb. 7||10 a.m.||Frederick Douglass Institute Grand Re-Opening
|Feb. 7||11 a.m.||John Spagnola, Former Philadelphia Eagle
218 McFarland Student Union | Zoom
|Feb. 8||7:30 p.m.||Pat Hazell's "The Wonder Years"
|Feb. 6||5:30 p.m.||Women's Basketball vs. Millersville
Live Video | Live Stats
|Feb. 6||7:30 p.m.||Men's Basketball vs. Millersville
Live Video | Live Stats
|Feb. 8||5:30 p.m.||Women's Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Live Video | Live Stats
|Feb. 8||7:30 p.m.||Men's Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Live Video | Live Stats
|Feb. 10||7 p.m.||Wrestling vs. Shippensburg
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.