Daily Brief

March 8, 2021

Photo focusing on three female students sitting at a table during a Black History Month Celebration. Other people in the background out of focus.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
March 8
Today is International Women’s Day. This year's theme is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” We will celebrate how womanhood and self-care is experienced around the globe:
– Stop in the Women's Center to learn more and to pick up a self-care bag, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 8, 126 Old Main.
– Join us for an online presentation and discussion on "Discovering your Femininity," 5 p.m., Monday, March 8, via Zoom. ID 970 2081 3001
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/womens-center/upcoming-events.html
     Diane Biehl, The Women’s Care Center

Logo:  Image on white, black print: diamond shape outline, with cow head in lower portion, ears extending beyond the diamond border, and the words Dennis F. Roth Chapter, National Residence Hall Honorary in top half of diamond border.

KU'S NRHH NAMED OUTSTANDING CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
At the recent Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) Business Conference, Kutztown University's Dennis F. Roth NRHH chapter, was named Outstanding Chapter of the Year. The Central Atlantic region encompasses Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The chapter's bid will now go to the national level and compete against the winners from the other regions. KU's National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is led by president Payton Gregory, vice president Brett Sheplock, treasurer Kathryn Sauers, secretary Kylie Devitis, and advised by Derek Hess.
     Derek Hess, NRHH

WEATHER

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

Large ridge of high pressure from Mississippi to Quebec will dominate for much of the week. Sunny skies are expected. Springtime comes by mid-week. High temperature near 40. Winds northwest at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELLNESS DAYS FACULTY AND STAFF LUNCH
March 10
The Wellness Days Committee wants to personally invite faculty and staff to a lunch workshop by Mindful Empowerment mentor and therapist, Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, noon, Wednesday, March 10. This workshop, “Unleashing Our Superpowers: Breathe, Empower, and Achieve in 5-Minutes a Day,” is accompanied with a special lunch on the Cub Café Porch. Email Christine Storch at storch@kutztown.edu to attend. Only 40 spots available. Staff attendance is dependent on supervisor approval, subject to operational needs. No leave will be required and no overtime will be paid for those attending. Supervisors please be as liberal as possible allowing staff to participate.
     Christine Storch, Wellness Days Committee

GRIT CHAT, CELEBRATING RESILIENCY
March 11
Take a friendly break and chat about all the good in resiliency, prizes and fun. Session one of a four series, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 11. (To access Kutztown's Zoom meeting space, please login using the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us).
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health Promotion Services

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB
March 11
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, March 11, to discuss, “QAnon, Cognitive Dissonance and the Second Coming: What happens when you believe in a prediction and then you believe it has been refuted?” All are welcome. Zoom meeting: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98035016433?pwd=QjdSMDcyQk5Rd1VlMzFLeHdiVnVtQT09
Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services prior to the event at 610-683-4108, dso@kutztown.edu or TDD number 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

PASBDC CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL SBDC DAY
March 17
To celebrate SBDC Day, Pennsylvania SBDC’s will be hosting various no-cost webinar programs for small businesses on Wednesday, March 17. Visit http://www.pasbdc.org to learn more.
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

DANIEL METZGER EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE

March 19
The College of Education announces Daniel Metzger will defend his Doctor of Education dissertation, "Journaling on the Transition to College: Foucauldian Approaches to First-Year Experience in the College Writing Classroom,” 10 a.m., Friday, March 19, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

SAVE THE DATE: THE CET SUMMER TEACHING CONFERENCE

CET board members are currently planning a virtual summer conference to be held June 2 and 3. It will be a day and a half event. More details will follow. We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference. Thank you.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD- EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
You are invited to nominate a candidate for the 2021 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Current full-time tenured faculty are eligible. Nomination deadline is Thursday, April 1. This annual award is presented to a faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner that sets them apart from colleagues. The recipient receives $2,500 and a plaque which will be presented by President Hawkinson on the first day of the fall semester. Please complete and return the form to Erin Gautier, KU Foundation, or by email to gautier@kuf.org. If you have any questions regarding the award or the nomination process, please contact me at 610-683-4110.
https://www.kuf.org/alumni/wiesenberger-faculty-award
      Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations, KU Foundation

KUTZTOWN CATERING – ARAMARK
Are you planning an event or meeting on campus? Check out https://kutztown.catertrax.com/ for a full list of offerings including individually-packaged meals and snacks. Our services for spring 2021 also include buffet menus with additional safety standards in place to ensure your event is successful and give your guests peace of mind. Contact us at catering@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4680. As a reminder any university-sponsored event providing food must be ordered through Kutztown Catering (Aramark) unless prior approval has been granted by the Office of Housing, Dining and Residence Life. Exceptions to the contract include student organizations who meet specific guidelines.
     Julia Scheffler, Dining Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 8

8 a.m.

International Women’s Day
126 Old Main: RSVP here

Mar. 8

9:30 a.m.

Elizabeth Ehrig Schucker Ed.D. Dissertation Defense
Click here for more information

Mar. 8

5 p.m.

Discovering your Femininity
Zoom: ID 970 2081 3001

Mar. 8

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic-YouTube

Mar. 10

All Day

Wellness Day
No Classes

Mar. 11

11 a.m.

GRIT Chat, Celebrating Resiliency
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94784443050

Mar. 11

3 p.m.

State System Chancellor Open Forum
https://passhe.zoom.us/j/95568774443

Mar. 14

3 p.m.

KU Band Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
March 10
Join us, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about starting a business or who are in the early stages of starting. Our experts consist of a Penn State Legal Clinic lawyer and an U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) economic development specialist who will discuss legal, financing and free resources that are available to you to help make your dream of starting a business a success. Topics typically covered include LLC's vs. corporations, independent contractors vs. employee, business planning and SBA financing. Presented by Penn State Law and the SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27768
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

MOCK INTERVIEW MANIA FOR STUDENTS
March 10 - deadline
Please encourage students to participate in the online Mock-Interview Mania. Juniors and seniors can complete one, approximately 15-20 minute, recorded mock interview. A friendly, experienced employer will review and comment on it. Your students can sign up by sending careerhelp@kutztown.edu an email with their interest. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, March 10. These mock interviews are general in nature and are a great opportunity for students to practice interviewing. Contact the Career Development Center with any questions.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

PRODUCTIVITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
March 11
This session offers a new perspective on SMART goals by exploring the latest research regarding motivation and goal setting during COVID-19. Presented by Adrean Turner, author, leadership coach, speaker, professional development trainer and business consultant, 1 p.m., Thursday, March 11.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27560
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

STATE SYSTEM CHANCELLOR OPEN FORUM
March 11
State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein will visit Kutztown University virtually Thursday, March 11. An open forum will be held for the campus community 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom: https://passhe.zoom.us/j/95568774443.
     KU Office of 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.

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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.