Daily Brief

March 10, 2022

KU Promotes Diversity Through All-Inclusive Establishment Initiative

A new diversity-focused campaign is in the works on campus. The "Kutztown All-Inclusive Establishment" initiative is a window-sticker campaign founded by the Kutztown University LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Women's Center to promote visible acceptance of diversity throughout Kutztown. The campaign is designed to help KU students and community members feel safe navigating around Kutztown and easily identify safe spaces. One of the goals of the initiative is to communicate with local businesses to help them gain an understanding of what it means to be an "all-inclusive establishment," so they can support diverse patrons and employees. Another key objective is to get local businesses to display a "Kutztown All-Inclusive Establishment" sticker in their windows. Senior social work student, Maya Evans, is currently working with a campus graphic designer to develop the window decal.

University Relations

Sarah Bailey over zoom, broadcasted on two smart boards next to each other in a lecture hall

Manager of Analytics for the LA Rams Serves as Guest Speaker

On Wednesday, March 9, Sarah Bailey, manager of analytics for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams,  joined Dr. Brad Congelio’s Sport Analytics (SPT 313) class as a guest speaker. During her presentation, Bailey highlighted her role in scouting, game day preparation, player injury prevention and mental health analysis. Afterward, Bailey provided a lengthy Q&A session. Students not only sought her advice on how to best use their education at KU and internship experiences to prepare for a career in sport analytics, but also asked questions regarding specific analytics practices in the NFL, advanced model creation in the R programming language, and how her analytics team is utilized by the LA Rams compared to those working for other head coaches and teams.

Bradley Congelio, Department of Sport Management

Weather

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

Announcements

Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet today, Thursday, March 10. Committee meetings will begin 1:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building.
- Academic and Student Affairs Committee, 323 MSU
- Finance, Property and Audit Committee, 322 MSU
- Human Diversity Committee, 325 MSU
- University Relations and Athletics and Advancement Committee, 324 MSU
The Plenary Session will begin 3 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union Building. The meeting will also be available livestream via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXUWXv7CjcI.

Office of the President

In Celebration Of Women

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, WRTI Radio in Philadelphia is celebrating women composers and performers during Steinway week March 7-11. KU faculty member, pianist and Steinway artist Maria Asteriadou will be heard 3 p.m. Thursday, March 10, performing Teresa Carreño’s Un Rêve En Mer on the Steinway Spirio. You can listen by visiting WRTI’s website: https://www.wrti.org/ 

Courtney Smith, Department of Music

Early Event Registration Deadline

The early event registration deadline, for early consideration of room reservations for the 2022-2023 academic year, is noon, Friday, March 11.  Please make sure to input your room requests on EMS. For further information, click here. Please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services with any questions.

Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

Honors Interim Director Named

Dr. Andy Vogel, professor of English, will serve as the interim director of the Honors Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. Join me in congratulating him and supporting him as he assumes this new role.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Special Hours

Student Recreation Center hours for spring break:
- 6 a.m. to 7 p.m Friday, March 11
- Closed Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18
- Closed Saturday, March 19
- Regular hours resume Sunday, March 20
The Keystone Hall swimming pool will be closed Saturday, March 12 – Saturday, March 19 and group exercise classes are cancelled from Monday, March 14 - Thursday, March 17.

Student Recreational Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March Women's History Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
March 10 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
March 10 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Meeting - Public Session
250 McFarland Student Union
Webcast
March 14-18 Spring Break
No classes; Offices open
Athletics
Date Time Event
March 11 10 a.m. Wrestling
NCAA Championships
St. Louis, Mo. (Live Results)
March 11 12 p.m. Women’s Basketball
NCAA Atlantic Region First Round
Kutztown vs. Charleston
Glenville, W.Va. (Live Stats | Live Video)
March 11 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Millersville
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
March 12 10 a.m. Wrestling
NCAA Championships
St. Louis, Mo. (Live Results)
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.