Daily Brief

May 21, 2021

VIDEO: THE WILD LIFE
Biology major Juliana Gill spent her spring semester at an internship with the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. She helped care for many of the animals, which serve as the organization's wildlife ambassadors. Gill focused on training several raptors, such as vultures and a Peregrine falcon. Thanks to @wildlandspa for this opportunity for KU's students. Watch on YouTube.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH
During the month of May, and throughout the year, please join the Department of Defense as they pay tribute to past and present contributions and dedicated service of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in defense of the nation. Did you know that about six out of every 100 service members are Asian American or Pacific Islanders? There are more than 300,000 living Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander American veterans and 33 have received the Medal of Honor. It is an honor to salute the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our great nation. View the Department of Defense Infobase here.
     Office of Veterans Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 24

8 a.m.

Summer Session I and 10 Week begins

May 24

9 a.m.

Angela Kozma's CS&IT thesis presentation
Zoom: Contact parson@kutztown.edu for link

May 24

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Student Recreation Center

May 29

9 a.m.

English Language Learner Conference
Register: https://tinyurl.com/fu3cd7ye

June 2

8:50 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

June 3

10:20 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

Date

Time

Event

May 21

12:30 pm.

SB vs. East Stroudsburg (NCAA Atlantic Regional)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

ANGELA KOZMA'S COMPUTER SCIENCE THESIS PRESENTATION
Angela Kozma will present her master's thesis, “Visualizing Decision Trees and Forests Using Radial Trees,” 9 a.m., Monday, May 24, via Zoom. Kozma's thesis topic grows out of her work in both data science and multimedia programming within the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. Please contact Dr. Dale Parson at parson@kutztown.edu for the Zoom session information.
     Dale E. Parson, Computer Science and Information Technology

KU TO HOST COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS MAY 24, JUNE 15

Kutztown University will host an on-campus Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students, employees, community members and children ages 12 and older 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 24, at KU's Student Recreation Center. Vaccines are free of charge and no registration is required. Participants must bring valid photo identification and are encouraged to bring their health insurance identification card, if available. Participant health insurance will not be charged. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Questions can be directed to KU's Office of University Relations at ur@kutztown.edu. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

STARBUCKS SUMMER HOURS
Starbucks, in the McFarland Student Union Building, will be open this summer, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     Julia Scheffler, Office of Dining Services

LOT B2 CLOSURE
Lot B2 (North Campus Drive) will be closed Monday, May 24, to complete paving repairs and line striping. Parking will be available in Lot B1. I apologize in advance for the disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Wynne, project manager, at twynne@kutztown.edu.
     Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

PARTIAL LOT A6 CLOSURE

The northern side of Lot A6 (Academic Forum) will be closed Monday, May 24, to complete paving repairs and line striping. Parking will be available in the southern side of Lot A6. I apologize in advance for the disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Wynne, project manager, at twynne@kutztown.edu.
      Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER CONFERENCE
The College of Education is hosting the first English Language Learner Conference, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 29. Dr. Tatyana Kleyn, director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL Programs at The City College of New York, will be the keynote speaker. Attendees can receive up to six Act 48 hours for attending. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/fu3cd7ye.
      Brenda Muzeta, Secondary Education

STAPLES ADVANTAGE USERS
The Staples catalog tile in SourcePoint is available for purchases. The Staples Advantage website will no longer be available effective Monday, May 31. All Staples orders after that date must be placed through the SourcePoint catalog tile.
     Matt Assad, Regional Procurement Office

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.