Daily Brief

March 28, 2022

Feminista Jones - Women's History Month Speaker

Feminista Jones is a feminist writer, community activist, award-winning blogger and author of the critically acclaimed "Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets." Her work centers Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, women’s health and well-being. This event is brought to KU by the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the KU Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, 218 McFarland Studen Union. Keynote and question and answer followed by book signing.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Schaeffer Auditorium Heats Up with Tablao Flamenco

Tablao Flamenco presents a fresh approach to a fiery evening of authentic music and dance from southern Spain. This unique art form derives from the product of a centuries-long intermingling of cultures, and this company consists of masterful musicians and dancers from Spain, France, New York City and California. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. Visit Kutztown Presents website for the complete listing of upcoming performances. Tickets: are $38, $32 for seniors and students and can be purchased online or by calling 610-683-4092. KU Students can access $10 tickets through their MyKU log in.

Amy Botwright, KU Presents!

Rachel Levine and David Drezek smiling together in the library open area, with bookshelves in the background

Assistant Secretary for Health Visits KU

Admiral Rachel L. Levine, assistant secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, made an unscheduled visit to campus Friday, March 25, during her travels from the Lehigh Valley back to Washington, D.C. Levine is shown at Rohrbach Library with deputy chief of police David Drezek, who facilitated the visit.

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Weather

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

Announcements

University Registrar Search - Candidate C

A candidate for the position of University Registrar will visit campus Monday, March 28. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff.  The candidate’s name and vitae will be posted prior to their visit to campus. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/provost-academic-affairs/university-registrar-search-2022.

David Beougher, Search Committee Chair

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, 301 Stratton Administration Center.  President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein

State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein will visit Kutztown University Tuesday, March 29. An open forum will be held for the campus community 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 183 McFarland Student Union. Please mark your calendars if you would like to attend.

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Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, Starbucks, McFarland Student Union Building. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

College of Business Associate Dean Search Candidates

Candidates for the position of associate dean in the College of Business will visit campus over the next two weeks.  Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available for faculty and staff.  Each candidates' curricula vitae will be posted prior to their campus visit.

Katie Bowen, College of Business

CET Watch Party

The CET is pleased to host the watch party for the upcoming AAAS-IUSE workshop "Inclusive STEM Environments Inside and Outside the Classroom" 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in our new CET office 06 Rohrbach Library. Dr. Erin Kraal will be our facilitator to lead discussions during and after the workshop to share ideas and questions. Workshop details can be found on the CET website here. If you plan to join us, please inform me at cet@kutztown.edu, so we can plan accordingly.  Participation certificates and snacks will also be provided. Hope to see you then.

Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

KU to Host Two Internship and Job Fairs

The Career Development Center will host two internship and job fairs this semester--two different days; two sets of employers. Event dates are noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Help us get the word out to students.

Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

Mobile Mammograms Returning to KU March 31; Register Today

The Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday, March 31, in the Student Recreation Center parking lot. The screening service will be offered to women 40 or older who have not had a mammogram in the past year and no prescription needed. The event is open to the entire community. Post-traditional and graduate students as well as staff, faculty and community members can benefit from this opportunity. There are also grant-funding opportunities for those without insurance; those interested should contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network for more information. To schedule an appointment, call 888-402-5846. Please have your physician's contact information and insurance card available at the time of your call.

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Final Courageous Conversation Session of the year

Enrollment management and student affairs is pleased to offer our final Courageous Conversation session of the year 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, 223 McFarland Student Union. Advanced registration is appreciated. Courageous Conversation is a interactive workshop on how to prepare for and engage in discussions around diversity, equity and inclusion issues with individuals or groups. Sign up here.

Jerry Schearer, Kutztown University

Academic Advisement for Students Using Military Benefits

Academic advisors, please schedule advisement appointments early for your students who are using military benefits (veteran, military, and students using their parents benefits). This will enable these students to schedule their classes during priority registration between April 7-8. This will also allow them to maximize their military benefits before depletion through timely enrollment of degree-required classes. Students who convey life challenges during their appointment should be referred to the appropriate Veterans liaisons listed at this link.

Office of Veterans Services

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Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 28 2 p.m. Registrar Search - Candidate C
183 McFarland Student Union
March 28 6 p.m. Women’s History Month Keynote: Feminista Jones
218 McFarland Student Union
March 29 11 a.m. Chancellor Greenstein Open Forum
183 McFarland Student Union
March 29 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: Tablao Flamenco
Shaeffer Auditorium
March 30 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 30 2 p.m. CET Watch Party
06 Rohrbach Library
March 30 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union
March 31 All Day Mobile Mammogram Coach
Student Recreation Center
March 31 1:30 p.m. Associate Dean COB Search - Candidate C
200 Graduate Center
March 31 4 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Lecture
183 McFarland Student Union
April 4 2 p.m. Courageous Conversations
223 McFarland Student Union
April 4 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
https://www.youtube.com/user/KutztownUnivMusic

Athletics
Date Time Event
March 29 1 p.m. (DH) Softball vs. Jefferson
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
March 29 3 p.m. Baseball vs. Jefferson
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 2 12 p.m. (DH) Softball vs. East Stroudsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 2 12 p.m. (DH) Baseball vs. Shepherd
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 2 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 2 3 p.m. Acro & Tumbling vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
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.