Daily Brief

January 29, 2021

Looking upwards, a red plant partially obstructs view of the left corner of the Old Main Clock Tower, against a cloudless, blue summer sky.

FOUR GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS RANKED
Kutztown University has been ranked among Pennsylvania’s best online graduate-level programs with its inclusion in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs. KU was ranked No. 108 of nearly 300 institutions, including seventh in Pennsylvania and fourth among Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities. The prestigious rankings include four Master of Education programs in KU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and College of Education: art education, IT/digital classroom technology, music education and supervisory certification in curriculum and instruction. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure moves out to sea while a high pressure moves out of Canada. Since we are caught between two strong pressure systems, winds will be rather strong. Approaching high pressure will make for a sunny day. High temperature in the low 20s. Winds northwest at 20-25 mph, gusting to 40 mph. Wind chills as low as -3 degrees.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BYSTANDER TRAINING
Feb. 1
Bystander training is a two-hour training, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, using the Step Up! program that will teach students (and interested faculty and staff) to intervene if they see someone being harassed or discriminated against. The focus will be geared specifically towards racial harassment as part of the APSCUF Social Justice Committee Black Lives Matter Week of Action Events.
Zoom Link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

MOVIE: FRUITVALE STATION
Feb. 2
Join us, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. “Fruitvale Station” tackles the topic of police violence against black men, focusing on a real-life case. There will be an opportunity for discussion after the film.
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

BLACK LIVES MATTER WEEK OF ACTION EDUCATOR SESSION
Feb. 3
We will hold an educator workshop designed especially for pre-service teachers in the College of Education so they can have the opportunity to delve into the teaching resources available on the BLM Week of Action website for this year and consider how they might use these resources with their students, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

SPEAKER: VALARIE COFIELD
Feb. 4
Join us, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, and welcome Valarie Cofield, President and CEO of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council. Particularly relevant for students in the College of Business, the presentation will also interest the broader campus community.
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308  https://www.linkedin.com/in/valarie-cofield-4042272/
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Feb. 4
The next University Senate meeting will be held, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472
Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472
Passcode: 400956
The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and February 2021 SharePoint folder. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html
     Steve Lem, University Senate

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Feb. 9
Join us for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about or are in the early stages of starting a business, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Presented by Penn State Legal Clinic and U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27392
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

REGISTERING SPRING 2021 EVENTS IN EMS
Please continue to register any in-person or virtual events for the current Spring 2021 semester in the University's Central Reservation System, EMS. This is to ensure we are able to capture all of the many amazing things that are going on throughout our beautiful campus and in our virtual world as well. For questions regarding how to register your event in EMS, please feel free to email our office at conferenceservices@kutztown.edu or call us at 610-683-1359.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/conference-and-event-services/internal-events/ems-room-reservation-system.html
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 1

12:30 p.m.

Bystander Training
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308

Feb. 1

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate A
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 2

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate B
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 2

5 p.m.

Movie: Fruitvale Station
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308

Feb. 3

1 p.m.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action Educator Session
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308

Feb. 3

3 p.m.

DSO Update and Information Session for Faculty
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/96891578310

Feb. 3

4 p.m.

Patrisse Cullors: When They Call You a Terrorist
Online: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6629757

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

Speaker: Valarie Cofield
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

DSO Update and Information Session for Faculty
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99996069288

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises
Click here for Information and Zoom Link

Feb. 4

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate C
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 4

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the January 2021 Employee of the Month.
https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

SPRING 2021: REGULAR HOURS RESUME

McFarland Student Union
Effective Friday, Jan. 29
- Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rohrbach Library
Saturday, Jan. 30, through Friday, May 7
- Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 2-10 p.m.
Student Recreation Center
Effective Monday, Feb. 1
– Sunday: 1-11 p.m.
– Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
– Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
– Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
KU Campus Bookstore
Monday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, May 8
– Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
     University Relations

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.