Daily Brief

March 29, 2022


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UGRC Hires Social Media Coordinator

Undergraduate Research and Creativity is delighted to announce that Abby Regensburger has stepped into the newly-created role of UGRC coordinator of social media. Abby is a communication studies major with minors in social media theory and strategy, art and women, gender and sexuality studies. As UGRC social media coordinator, her duties will include establishing and maintaining a social media presence for UGRC, encouraging audience engagement with social media platforms and the UGRC website, and updating and maintaining the UGRC website. Please contact Abby (arege198@live.kutztown.edu) with stories about the work you and your UGRC mentees are doing. Thanks to Abby, UGRC now has an Instagram account.

Lynn M. Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Student Field Trip

Please excuse HIS 257, Introduction to Public History students from their 1 p.m. class on Wednesday, March 30, as they will be touring the Kutztown Area Historical Society. Students understand they are responsible for making up any missed assignments.  If you have any questions or wish to confirm a student is a enrolled in HIS 257, Introduction to Public History, contact Michael P. Gabriel at gabriel@kutztown.edu.  Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.

Michael P. Gabriel, History Department

National Intermural Recreational Sport and Wellness Expo

Join us 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, for the National Intermural Recreational Sport and Wellness Expo. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be wellness experts, free fitness and health assessments, noon mindfulness with Aliyah, DIY wellness gardens and bags and mental health professionals. Additional activities include free HIV testing, blood pressure readings, fitness tours, Out of the Darkness campus walk sign-up. Notable activities:
- 4-8 p.m. Rock Climbing, Recreation Center
- 7-8 p.m. Collegiate Recovery, Health Center
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., LVHN Mobile Mammography; Call 888-402-LVHN to schedule

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness

Free Speech Rules

Join us 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center for an informative panel discussion to learn why free speech is so important. We will discuss what to do (and not to do) when uninvited visitors come to campus to expel hateful rhetoric. Learn why they are here, what they want and how we can build a caring campus community, which renounces hate, prejudice and bigotry. You can attend in person or via Zoom Meeting: 93610880994 (PC: freespeech).

Replace the Hate and Pledge to Stop Hate groups, APSCUF-KU

KU Philosophy Club Meets

Please join us for upcoming events in the Department of Philosophy and Government:
- The KU Philosophy Club's next meeting is 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31,  324 McFarland Student Union. Professor M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy and Government, will present on Kant's view of virtue.  Click here for the Zoom Meeting Link.
- Allan Bäck and Kristin Bremer will present "The Judo of Putin" 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, 322 McFarland Student Union.
- The Department of Philosophy and Government is hosting the 2022 annual conference of the  Pennsylvania Political Science Association (PPSA) Friday, April 1 (no fooling). Registration might be required.

Allan Bäck and Kristin Bremer, Department of Philosophy and Government

Megan Tritt Dissertation Defense

The Department of Social Work announces Megan Tritt, LCSW, will be defending her dissertation, chaired by Dr. Juliana Svistova, "The Social Work Experience of Moral Distress Amid COVID-19," 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, via Zoom Meeting ID: 947 8566 5781 Passcode: 865347.

Sharon C Lyter, Department of Social Work

Clay Club Visiting Artist Domenic Frunzi

Domenic Frunzi is a functional ceramic artist and educator located in East Kensington Philadelphia.  He will be demonstrating wheel throwing and giving an artist lecture 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, 108 Sharadin Arts Building.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Reminder: Deadline for Schellenberg Award Nominations

The John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established by John P. Schellenberg, professor emeritus of physical science, faculty, alumni and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET). To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty fulltime at least three, but not more than seven years. The recipient will be chosen based on the following three areas: 1. Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation; 2. Learning Technology Innovation; 3. Assessment and/or Research on Learning.  Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Karen Rauch at rauch@kutztown.edu by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 8. Nominated candidates are also required to submit their own letter (maximum of two pages) that clearly outlines their qualifications in all three CET mission categories. This letter should likewise be sent to rauch@kutztown.edu

Bethany French, Office of the Provost

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wellness Expo
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 6 p.m. Clay Club visiting Artist Domenic Frunzi
108 Sharadin Arts Building
April 4 7:30 p.m. Music Monday

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)

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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