Daily Brief

January 30, 2020

Kutztown Belize 2020 - KU Study Abroad in Belize

KU STUDY ABROAD IN BELIZE
Fifteen KU students and two faculty members, Dr. Chris Habeck and Dr. Matt Stone, traveled to Belize during the 2020 Winter Session on a two-week exploration of biological and cultural diversity. Students saw and conducted research on a variety of endangered species including howler monkeys, tapirs, scarlet macaws and the critically endangered Hicatee turtle. A cultural highlight of the trip was the group's inclusion in a Mayan celebration of the new year. This study abroad program will run again during winter 2021. Please send inquiries to the program coordinator, Dr. Habeck (habeck@kutztown.edu). https://kubelize.weebly.com/
     Chris Habeck, Department of Biological Sciences

WEATHER

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

Partly sunny day today with highs in the upper 30s under weak high pressure. Light east winds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

PAWBUCKS SALE 40% OFF APPAREL AND GIFTS
Jan. 30
When the Golden Bears score you score. Save 40% off apparel and gifts, today only. https://www.kubstore.com
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY PRESENTATION
Feb. 6
Professor Miles Decoster, Department of Communication Design, will show recent digital art, 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in 13G Schaeffer Auditorium. Decoster will briefly elaborate on the procedures used to generate work in various formats including high-resolution vector image exports, polyester printing plates for traditional lithography, files for fabric printing, mp4 movie exports and self-contained generative work that runs on small inexpensive computers. These works use HDMI screens and Raspberry Pi’s and have been included in a number of gallery exhibitions over the past year. These processes may be of interest to students and faculty who are interested in blending the digital world with more traditional art techniques, materials and display formats. https://www.facebook.com/KutztownVPA/photos/a.287893931321650/2554806834630337/?type=3&theater
     Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

NYTIMES ACCESS REQUIRES ANNUAL RENEWAL
The library is pleased to remind the Kutztown University community that you have free access to The New York Times. You can sign up or renew your access to the NYT here: https://library.kutztown.edu/newyorktimes. If you are an existing subscriber, you need to renew your "NYT Pass" once a year. Visit the library link above, click on "Already have an account?" and login. This will renew your access for another year. Please contact Bob Flatley at flatley@kutztown.edu with questions.
      Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

MUSIC CONCERT COMPETITION
Musicians, are you interested in making $250-$700 for performing one song on campus? Fill out the form on our website for a chance to participate in the music competition. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute/fdi-music-concert.html
     Yessica Gutierrez, Frederick Douglass Institute

FDI DEBATE TEAM

The Frederick Douglass Institute is looking for people who like to argue and hold a discussion. Click the link below for more information or email us at fdouglass@kutztown.edu. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute/2020-debate-society-competition.html
      Maria Sanelli, Frederick Douglass Institute

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 30

9:45 a.m.

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

Jan. 30

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Talk
312 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 3

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Feb. 3

6 p.m.

Artist: Rodrigo Valenzuela
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Feb. 5

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Dance Theatre of Harlem
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 1

4 p.m.

WREST vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena

Feb. 1

6 p.m.

WREST vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the January 2020 Employee of the Month.
https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

SABBATICAL LEAVE APPILCATIONS COLLECTION
The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available to collect your sabbatical applications in 130 Lytle Hall during the following times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31; and, 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 3. Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. Each application should include the signed application form, your written sabbatical proposal, your updated C.V. and the signed Verification of Eligibility. Feel free to contact Yun (Amy) Lu at lu@kutztown.edu, if you have any questions. Thank you.
      Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

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.