Daily Brief

Jan. 26, 2022

Nicole Johnson holds her plaque, which is then shown partially, also including a braille version.

Nicole Johnson Award

Dr. Nicole Johnson was recognized at the National Council for Exceptional Children Conference January 16-19 with the Presidential award for Outstanding Service and Leadership as President of the National Division of Visual Impairments and Deafblindness with special recognition of her leadership during the pandemic. Kutztown University’s Visual Impairment program was also recognized as one of the largest and oldest programs in the country, graduating well-prepared teachers of the visually impaired.

John Ward, College of Education


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


KU/JC Penney Suit Up Event

Staff and faculty are invited to attend a KU/JCPenney Suit-Up Event 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, JCPenney, Lehigh Vally Mall. Get up to 60% off professional clothing. The store will be closed to the public. This event is exclusively for KU faculty, staff, students and alumni. Please bring your KU ID. Registration is not required.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Faculty DSO Information Session: Implementing Accommodations

Join Disability Services for a virtual information session focused on implementing accommodations. Common academic accommodations and the importance of accessibility will also be discussed. Information sessions are scheduled 3-3:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 on Zoom. Please email DSO@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4108 to register for the information session.

Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

Faculty First Thursday

Drs. Keith Massie, Barbe Forgarty and Juliana Svistova will present research at Faculty First Thursday, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in 13G Schaeffer Auditorium and via Zoom. They will discuss research that examines tweets using #coronavirus from March 4 to May 20, 2020. The initial dataset, collected from the Kutztown University TCAT, included more than 138 million tweets across 36 variables. The work analyzes the content and frequency of users’ tweets about mitigation practices like, but not limited to, hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing; additionally, it addresses the frequencies of relevant CDC tweets and users’ retweets of such CDC tweets.

Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 26 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Jan. 27 10 a.m. OneDrive Training
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 1 p.m. OneDrive Training
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 7 p.m. Senator Haywood Virtual Town Hall
Jan. 28 1 p.m. Candi Calhoun Border Retirement Celebration
Public Safety, I-Wing, Old Main
Feb. 1 Black History Month
Feb. 2 11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday
11G Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 3 3 p.m. Faculty DSO Information Session:
Implementing Accommodations
Feb. 4 3 p.m. Faculty DSO Information Session:
Implementing Accommodations

Date Time Event
Jan. 28 7:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. UPJ
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Jan. 29 1 p.m. Swimming vs. Cedar Crest (Senior Day)
Keystone Pool


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

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