Daily Brief

March 8, 2022

KU to Host 2022 Regional Science Olympiad

Kutztown University will host the 2022 Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad Thursday, March 17 (snow date March 18). Approximately 400 students from 18 high schools from Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties will compete in more than 23 events in a variety of science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. Contact to volunteer. 

University Relations


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Mock Interview Mania Week in the Career Center

The Career Center is excited to host 17 volunteer employers this week who are offering practice interviews for more than 100 juniors and seniors.

Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

Affordable Learning PA Open Education Week Roundtable

Affordable Learning PA will be holding an Open Education Week Roundtable 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 8. Multiple Zoom rooms will be open with separate discussions. ALPA will also be hosting two workshops for the Open Pedagogy Webinar Series, 2-3 p.m. Central Standard Time, March 8 and 15.

Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

Cows, Cats and Caffeine

The Department of Music presents the Faculty Artist Recital Series - "Cows, Cats and Caffeine." Jeremy Justeson, Dan Immel, Daniel Neuenschwander and Michelle Kiec present a variety of music for saxophone, trombone, clarinet and piano by Greogory Wanamaker, Jessica Lindsey, Frederic Chopin and Carter Pann, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Georgian Room, Old Main.

Courtney Smith, Department of Music

Third CET Spring Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer our third CET spring presentation "Ins-and-Outs of Teaching with Notability on an iPad" by Dr. Brooks Emerick, Department of Mathematics. This CET presentation can be accessed via Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97683843693 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10. Presentation details can be found on the CET website here. All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. 

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

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting your Business and Information

This webinar will feature a team of experts that will discuss fundamental cybersecurity controls, how every small business can implement these controls, examples and experiences of cybersecurity instances, and review some resources for you to learn more and better equip your team to fight cybersecurity risks. Meeting will take place 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, via Zoom. 


Michelle Alison Townsend Dissertation Defense

The Department of Social Work announces Michelle Alison Townsend, LCSW, is defending her dissertation “African-American Pastors’ Mental Health Literacy, Leadership, and Counsel: A Systematic Review," chaired by Dr. Stephen Stoeffler, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, via Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91284523623.

Dr. Sharon C. Lyter, Department of Social Work

AFSCME Committee Members Needed

AFSCME Local 2234 is seeking members to volunteer on committees that have open seats and need to be filled by a member. Such committees include: Member Recruitment Committee, Community Committee, Newsletter Committee and Campus Beautification and Preservation Committee. Also we are looking for active members to become stewards to represent members. Training will be provided. If you are interested or need additional information, please contact a member of the executive board with any questions. Also, please join us at our next membership meeting 5 p.m. Monday, March 21, 203 Academic Forum. Please note new room.

Christina Ferris, AFSCME 2234

Faculty Mentorship Award Nominations Deadline March 22

The award is open to all current faculty members. You may nominate a colleague or yourself. The selection committee considers candidates’ exemplary contributions to one or more of the following categories:
- Guiding students toward independent work.
- Expanding research opportunities to reach new communities or groups.
- Encouraging public presentation of research ideas.
- Supporting students from underrepresented communities.
- Offering academic and career advice, including assisting students advancing to graduate school.
- Implementing Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences or CURES.
- Publishing alone or with students on teaching and learning effectiveness in undergraduate research.
Select this link to access the nomination form. The awards ceremony will cap off the KU Inspires program 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, Alumni Auditorium, 183 McFarland Student Union.

Heather Arbuckle, Grants and Sponsored Projects

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March Women's History Month
March 9 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 9 7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital - Cows, Cats & Caffeine
Georgian Room 
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
March 14-18 Spring Break
No classes; Offices open

Date Time Event
March 11 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Millersville
North Campus Field

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.