Daily Brief

March 6, 2020

Phi Alpha school volunteers

SOCIAL WORK PHI ALPHA SERVICE PROJECT
This past fall semester, the Kutztown University Mu Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha (the National Honor Society of Social Work Scholars) lived up to the Phi Alpha slogan of “Through Knowledge-The Challenge to Serve.” Chapter members volunteered to “adopt” an underserved fifth grade classroom in the Allentown School District and assisted students with researching their country of origin. The students made posters of their research to share with family members and the entire school at their International Day Celebration. Phi Alpha members are looking to sustain this mentoring/support effort as it is well received by the students and teachers.
     Ed Hanna, faculty adviser, Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha school volunteers

KU TO HOST SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING EXHIBITION
Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, KU will host the 97th Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 22, in Schaeffer Auditorium. The Awards are the country's longest-running and most-prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7-12. The awards ceremony is free and open to families, teachers and the public. The scholastic exhibition will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 2. The exhibition will continue to be on display in the Miller Gallery of the Sharadin Arts Building March 14-22. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 2-4 p.m.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure to our south moves off the Carolina coast and northward. Another low pressure dives out of Minnesota. The cold air and instability will lead to a brief period of rain/snow in the morning giving way to rain by late morning. Temperatures will not budge much throughout the day. High temperature near 40. Winds east at 5-8 mph. Little to no snow accumulation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone for your kindnesses during the passing of my mother, Patricia Johnson.
     Deryl Johnson, Department of Communication Studies

FIRST FRIDAY SALE
March 6
Save 20% on apparel and gift every first Friday of the month, in-store and online.
https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
March 12
The KU Council of Trustees will meet 3 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in 250 McFarland Student Union. The public is invited to attend.
     Office of the President

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Attention: The next UCC meeting is Thursday, March 26, in 29 Rohrbach Library. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, March 12. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, 319 Stratton Administration Center. Please note, a hard copy signed original must be submitted for each proposal uploaded to the SharePoint site. Contact Brennan at ext. 3-4220 with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

CLINICAL SERVICES SPRING BREAK HOURS
The Health and Wellness Center (first-floor Beck Hall) will be open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13.
     Dolores Hess, Office of Health and Wellness Services

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CLOSED
Counseling and Psychological Services will be closed Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13. Emergencies call Public Safety ext. 3-4001 or contact Clinical Services at ext. 3-4082.
     Dolores Hess, Office of Health and Wellness Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 8–15

 

Spring Break
Administrative Offices Open

March 11

8 a.m.

Science Olympiad
Multiple Buildings

March 12

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union

March 16

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Union Meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

March 18

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Emmet Cahill
Schaeffer Auditorium

KU CAMPUS STORE HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK
– Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday, March 14: Closed.
– Sunday, March 15: Closed.
https://ww.kubstore.com
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

NOMINATIONS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES

Nominations are now open for upcoming vacancies on the:
- Committee on Committees (one tenure or tenure track faculty rep on COC; one professional staff member).
- Grade Appeal Board: three tenured faculty reps (one LAS; one COE; one graduate faculty).
- Strategic Planning and Resources Committee: two faculty representatives, tenured or tenure track, (one COE; one VPA).
- University Senate: two at-large faculty representatives.
- University Senate: one at-large professional staff representative.
All eligible colleagues are encouraged to nominate for the elections that will follow.
For position questions contact Mauricia John at john@kutztown.edu.
For technical issues contact Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html
     Mauricia John, University Senate

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.

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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.