Daily Brief

January 28, 2020

Kutztown University High School Mathematics Day for Girls January 7, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS DAY FOR GIRLS
Kutztown University’s student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics hosted a High School Mathematics Day for Girls on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Students from nine local school districts spent the day learning about careers in mathematics and participating in activities designed to encourage them to continue their study of mathematics in college.
     Lyn McQuaid and Yun (Amy) Lu, Department of Mathematics

WEATHER

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

A pretty nice winter day coming up. Partly sunny skies under weak high pressure with highs around 40. Light northwest breezes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE EVOLUTION OF BLACK POLITICAL THOUGHT
Jan. 28
Join us 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, in 250 McFarland Student Union, for our first discussion of the semester. As we enter into Black History Month, Dr. Thomas will lead us in an inspirational journey through American history. 2020 is an election year, let’s learn more about our political past, present and future. Join us for pizza and politics. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute.html
      Yessica Gutierrez, Frederick Douglass Institute

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS SEARCH CANDIDATE C
Jan. 30
An open session for all to meet candidate C for the position of assistant director of International Admissions will be held 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Dixon Hall conference room. Read the candidate’s resume and cover letter here.
     Lisa McSparron, Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY CLUB TALK
Jan. 30
The KU Philosophy Club will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in 312 McFarland Student Union. We will discuss “Democracy and Data Harvesting,” with Henry Winkleman, president and Allan Bäck, adviser. All are welcome. “Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services prior to the event at ext. 3-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/ku.philosophyclub/
      Allan Bäck, Kutztown University Philosophy Club

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, 2-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in 218 Lytle Hall. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/math-tutoring.html
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPEN JOB POSTINGS
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2019-0176

Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift

Full Time

1/31/20

2019-0173

Technical Services Coordinator

Full Time

1/31/20

2020-0005

Temp PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

1/31/20

2020-0001

Facilities Construction Project Manager

Full Time

2/7/20

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 28

11 a.m.

FDI: Evolution of Black Political Thought
250 McFarland Student Union

Jan. 29

11 a.m.

Open Forum B: Asst. Dir. International Admissions
Conference Room, Dixon Hall

Jan. 30

9:45 a.m.

Open Forum C: Asst. Dir. International Admissions
Conference Room, Dixon Hall

Jan. 30

10:30 a.m.

Spring 2020 Involvement Fair
218 McFarland Student Union

Jan. 30

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Talk
312 McFarland Student Union

Jan. 30

4 p.m.

Inclusion Center’s Progressive Dinner
Begin at 126 Old Main

Feb. 3

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Jan. 29

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)

Jan. 29

7:30 p.m.

MBB vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)

Feb. 1

4 p.m.

WREST vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena

Feb. 1

6 p.m.

WREST vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS SEARCH CANDIDATE B
Jan. 29
An open session for all to meet candidate B for the position of assistant director of International Admissions will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Dixon Hall conference room. Read the candidate’s resume and cover letter here.
     Lisa McSparron, Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 7– Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who graduated in December 2019 or will graduate in May 2020 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards.
     Andrea Kirshman, Office of Retention and Student Services

1866 MINUTE GIVING CHALLENGE – APPLY NOW
Our Kutztown University community will come together on April 16-17, for the second 1866 Minute Giving Challenge. Last year, more than $150,000 was raised to support students and continue all things golden at KU. The KU Foundation is currently accepting ideas from interested campus organizations, student groups or other departments interested in raising funds for their area through the Giving Challenge. Timed incentives, matching challenges and more will be offered throughout the day. Are you interested in learning more? Email Jayanne Sevast at sevast@kuf.org by Saturday, Feb. 1.
     Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

TUTORING SERVICES
Tutoring Services provides free tutoring for students. Peer tutors, supplemental instructors, drop-in labs for business, math, computer science and STEM courses and academic peer mentors are offered. Tutoring helps students improve course content knowledge and study strategies and is designed to support individual student learning goals. Students are now able to request Tutoring Services online using their MyKU account under Academic Services. Tutoring Services is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, in 30 Rohrbach Library, on the lower level. If you have questions please email tutor@kutztown.edu.
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

FIRST GEN AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

Twice a month, the First Gen Initiative will inform faculty and staff of unique first-generation student stressors, tips and facts through the Daily Brief. Our goal is to make KU’s first-generation students feel more supported and prepared. Check out our website for more resources and information. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

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.