Daily Brief

Jan. 24, 2024

President Hawkinson and Ann Marie Hawkinson surrounded by cheerleaders in Co.

Golden Bear Cheerleading in Colorado

The KU cheerleading team traveled to Golden, Colo. in December to support Golden Bear football in the national semifinals at Colorado School of Mines. The trip was sponsored by the President’s Office.

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

As high pressure moves eastward, a warm front will pass through. While the morning may have some residual wintry mix precipitation, the precipitation will transition to all rain by the afternoon. High temperature near 44.


Representation Matters: List of Faculty and Staff of Color at KU

We are creating a public list of faculty and staff of color who wish to act as a resource for the community. Each name will be shown on the Multicultural Center website. The list is intended to increase awareness and fellowship among our communities of color at KU to increase advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. We hope this can serve as a valuable resource to highlight our vibrant KU communities of color and assist students, faculty and staff with a sense of belonging. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in having your information included on our Multicultural Center page. We are hopeful that it will encourage great conversations and opportunities for networking. 

Melinda Quinones, Multicultural Center

2024-2025 Early Event Registration Deadline

The Office of Conference and Event Services has established the deadline for early consideration for room reservations and activities scheduled for the 2024-25 academic year as noon Friday, March 8. For more detailed information and guidelines on the process, please visit the website below. 
Please consider the following when planning your events for the 2024-25 academic year:
 - All requests must be entered by a faculty or staff member in the EMS Room Reservation System.
 - Any early reservation requests for a student organization must be submitted by that organization’s advisor.
 - Any events received after noon Friday, March 8 will be handled on a first-come basis.
 - All events submitted outside of the 2024-25 academic year will be handled at the appropriate time according to scheduling policies.
If you have any questions regarding the process, feel free to call ext. 3-4105 or email jgarcia@kutztown.edu.

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services

Assessment Grant Q&A Session

The call for 2024 Assessment Grants is now open. Submissions are due before spring break this year with a deadline of Friday, March 1. Two drop-in Q&A sessions will be held for any questions faculty or staff have about proposals on the following dates:
 - 9:15-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.
 - 11-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 13.

Michele Baranczyk, Office of Assessment


Unlock Your Potential with KU ADVANCE and Coursera Career Academy

Are you ready to take your skills and knowledge to the next level? In the next few weeks, we are excited to offer all students, faculty and staff exclusive access to Coursera’s Career Academy at no cost to you. Tap into a world-class library with more than 100 professional certificates and more than 400 innovative online courses aimed at in-demand tech and business skills. Learn the latest skillsets in IT, data, design, marketing and more - all with flexible, self-paced courses you can fit around your life. It is time to invest in yourself and maximize opportunities by mastering sought-after abilities top companies are hiring for every day. This new partnership advances our mission to meet the diverse learning needs of the KU community. We encourage everyone to take charge of their growth and career trajectories with Coursera's industry-recognized credentials. One move closer. Your career acceleration starts with KU ADVANCE.

Lori Lentz, Office of Extended and Lifelong Learning

Calling All CUREs Faculty

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) and Undergraduate Research and Creativity (UGRC) are looking to determine how many KU faculty members implement Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in their courses. If you are currently integrating CUREs into your classes, please complete this brief three-point questionnaire in the link below. In short, a CURE incorporates the following six elements:
 - The embedding of research into the course curriculum.
 - Engagement of all students in the research project.
 - Collaboration of students on the project.
 - Introducing students to the research methodology of the discipline on research projects.
 - The outcomes of the research are unknown.
 - Communication of student outcomes of the research.
Please click here for an expanded description. There is also more information on the survey form.

Lynn Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 24 7 p.m. Sailesh - The Hypnotist
218 MSU
Jan. 29 -- Writing Center Opens 
100C Rohrbach Library


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.