Daily Brief

January 31, 2020

Dance Theatre of Harlem

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM PERFORMANCE
Feb. 5
The 18-member, multi-ethnic Dance Theatre of Harlem performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets: $38 for KU faculty and staff, $10 for KU students. The KU community can access their discounted tickets using their MyKU log in. https://tinyurl.com/DanceHarlemKU
     Amy Botwright, KU Presents!

Kutztown University Physics Majors at APS Women in Physics Conference

PHYSICS MAJORS AT APS WOMEN IN PHYSICS CONFERENCE
Lauren Murphy, Emma Evans, Michaela Collins, Emilie Laychock, Ashley Miller and Caelan Brooks (l to r) were selected to attend the American Physics Society Conference for Women in Physics at Temple University Jan. 17–19. They attended sessions on physics, astronomy, networking and diversity while learning about opportunities in industry and education.
      Erin Kraal, Department of Physical Sciences

WEATHER

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

High pressure over New England will move out to sea during the afternoon. Cloud cover will be on the increase as our next system approaches from the west. Partly to mostly cloudy day in store. High temperature in the low 40s. Winds light and variable.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLACK LIVES MATTER WEEK OF ACTION
Kickoff

Feb. 3
Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and Information: Stop by Old Main Concourse 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, to pick up a free T-shirt and learn more about Black Lives Matter Week of Action brought to you by KU APSCUF. This would also be a great time to sign up for the activist training. Please send your students.

Black Lives Matter In The Classroom
Feb. 4
Panel: BLM in the Classroom, a Workshop for Educators: 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, in 218B McFarland Student Union. KU faculty share and discuss Black Lives Matter curriculum and pedagogy, including materials to use in the classroom. This is a particularly-relevant session for pre-service teachers. Please encourage your students to attend.

Black Lives Matter Movie Night: “The Hate U Give”
Feb. 4
Film screening, “The Hate U Give.” Drop by and enjoy the film followed by a faculty-led discussion 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, in 102 Academic Forum.

Black Lives Matter Activism Training
Feb. 6
Faculty, staff and students, please join us for part of the day or the complete activist training with Chris Ayala 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in 100 deFrancesco Building. Ayala is the statewide organizer for the Council of New Jersey State College Locals (CNJSCL), AFT, AFL-CIO. Registration is required at https://forms.gle/7hdzYNpxTBd1S9cv5 for partial or full-day attendance. Ayala will go over the fundamentals of organizing with an emphasis on community and social justice issues including how to build and recruit activists and specific issue action campaigns. Pizza and soda will be provided for lunch.
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

STUDENT ORGANIZATION SUPPORT (SOS): PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL EVENT
Feb. 3
Are you planning an event and feel nervous that you may be unprepared? If so, don’t’ worry. Come to the SOS presentation, 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, in 116 McFarland Student Union. We will discuss how to plan a successful event, collaborate with others and provide tips and tricks on how to plan an event with ease.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Feb. 6
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     AnnMarie Cordner, University Senate

PAPER W-2 FORMS MAILED
Paper 2019 W-2s were mailed Jan. 24 and 25, 2020, to active and inactive employees who had taxable wages during calendar year 2019. To allow ample time for employees to receive their form, please do not request duplicates before Friday, Feb. 7. This will also give the U.S. Postal Service time to return undeliverable W-2s. If you receive a damaged W-2 form, please contact HR immediately. https://www.kutztown.edu/Departments-Offices/G-L/HumanResources/Documents/PayrollEmployee/W2Information.pdf
      Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 3

11 a.m.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action: Kickoff
Old Main Concourse

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. 4

11 a.m.

Black Lives Matter In The Classroom
218B McFarland Student Union

Feb. 4

5 p.m.

Black Lives Matter Movie Night: “The Hate U Give”
102 Academic Forum

Feb. 5

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Dance Theatre of Harlem
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 6

11 a.m.

Faculty First Thursday Presentation: Miles Decoster
13G Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 6

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Feb. 7

8:45 a.m.

Admitted Student Class Visitation Day

Feb. 1

4 p.m.

WREST vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena

Feb. 1

6 p.m.

WREST vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena

AFSCME MILITARY VETERANS
Council 13 is looking for members who served or are currently in the military. If you have served, please email Chris Ferris, ferris@kutztown.edu, or Kat Fisher, kfisher@kutztown.edu, with your contact information. AFSCME is organizing a veterans networking group to support each other and to recognize their service and experiences.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME 2234

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.