Daily Brief

March 31, 2021

Photo of KU President Kenneth S. Hawkinson on the cover of Lehigh Valley Business magazine

PRESIDENT HAWKINSON NAMED LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS' POWER 100
Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson has been named to Lehigh Valley Business' Power 100. Hawkinson is in his sixth year as the university's 12th president and established initiatives in his presidency to focus on areas including academic excellence, enrollment management and student success, and expanding educational opportunity and access. Lehigh Valley Business editorial staff considered those who make our laws, build our homes and highways, protect our health and safety, educate our children, support the vulnerable and provide the spark that inspires innovation and economic growth.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure will make for a very wet day. Showers throughout the day, some rain will be heavy at times. Cold front passes later in the day which may lead to a rain/snow mix overnight. High temperature in the low-60s. Winds south at 5-10 mph. Rainfall between 0.25-0.5 an inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the March 2021 Employee of the Month.
     Alexis Martin, Human Resources

WOMEN VETERANS TRIBUTE

As Women's History Month ends, we should continue to celebrate the accomplishments of women and women veterans throughout the year. If you missed our tribute event, you can still enjoy our healthy recipes and tidbits guide, “Trailblazers” presentation, and listen to our keynote “Celebrating Small Wins.” Visit our website here to access all.
     Office of Military and Veterans Services

REC CENTER SPECIAL HOURS
Friday, April 2, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4, closed.
     Tracy Turner, Student Recreation Center

GQ WRITER ANDREW CORSELLO ZOOM VISIT

GQ Writer and National Magazine Award nominee Andrew Corsello will visit WRI 214 Magazine Writing via Zoom to talk about and answer questions about his article "The Vulgarian in the Choir Loft."
     Melissa Nurczynski, Department of English

C.S. MASTER THESIS PRESENTATION
April 8
Bryan McNally, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, will be giving a presentation of his master thesis research at noon, Thursday, April 8, through the Zoom meeting link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93100832556. The university community is invited to this thesis presentation, titled “A Simple Sequential Increasing Tolerance Matheuristic that Generates Bounded Solutions for Combinatorial Optimization Problems.” For more information, please contact Drs. Yun (Amy) Lu or Fran Vasko, Department of Mathematics.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Department of Mathematics

ANNUAL ALLIES DRAG SHOW
April 1
You are invited to our annual Drag Show, 7 p.m., April 1, featuring both professional and student performers for a night of music and show-stopping talent. More information and the Zoom link can be found on Engage https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6970083. https://www.instagram.com/p/CMfhJAsl9Hb/
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

THE PATENTING PROCESS: FROM IDEAS TO PATENTS

April 6
We all have great ideas, but most of us don’t know what to do next. Can my idea be successful? Does it already exist? How do I protect it? In this webinar, Trevor Skene, co-founder and CEO of Patent Hacks will introduce the steps to take to turn your next great idea into a patent and business you can be proud of. Topics covered: ideas and developing your ideas, prior art searching, prototyping, patent drawings, drafting and filing. Time: 10 a.m. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27781
      Melissa Taranto, KU SBDC

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS

April 7
Join us for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about starting a business or who are in the early stages of starting. Presented by Penn State Legal Clinic and SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Office. Time: 1 p.m.https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27769
      Melissa Taranto, KU SBDC 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 1

11 a.m.

CET: Daniel Spiegel
Zoom Meeting

April 1

1 p.m.

Qualitative Exploration of Social Work Identity
Zoom Meeting

April 1

2 p.m.

Samantha Piller Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

April 1

4 p.m.

University Senate
Zoom Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472 Passcode: 400956

April 1

7 p.m.

Allies Drag Show
Virtual

April 2

All Day

Wellness Day:
Schedule of Events

April 2

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Voluntary COVID-19 screening
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

April 2

All Day

Mobile Mammogram
Student Recreation Center

April 6

10 a.m.

SBDC Webinar “The Patent Process”
Virtual

April 7

1 p.m.

SBDC Webinar “First Step to Starting Your Business”
Virtual

Date

Time

Event

March 31

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. ESU
Keystone Field Live Video Live Stats

April 2

Noon
2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs. Mansfield (Doubleheader)
North Campus Field Live Video Live Stats

April 3

1 p.m.
3 p.m.

Softball vs. Mansfield (Doubleheader)
North Campus Field Live Video Live Stats

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.