Daily Brief

November 11, 2019

Honoring Our Veterans

VETERANS DAY
Veterans Day – a day dedicated to the cause of world peace – honors all military veterans. Other countries celebrate Armistice Day and Remembrance Day on the same day, Nov. 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I. Military members and veterans leave their families to defend our country and our freedoms. Please express your gratitude.
     Office of Veterans Services

Global Orchestra Makes U.S. Debut at Kutztown University

GLOBAL ORCHESTRA MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
Nov. 12
KUNÉ takes the Schaeffer Auditorium stage 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, as they explore the cultural diversity and pluralism of Canada. Thirteen virtuoso musicians play instruments as diverse as they are, from the tar of Iran to the bouzouki of Greece to the sitar of Pakistan. Tickets: $32 for KU faculty and staff, $10 for KU students. The KU community can access their discounted tickets using their MyKU log in at https://kutztown.universitytickets.com/shibboleth-sp.
     KU Presents!

WEATHER

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

High pressure slides to our east and will keep the approaching cold front west of the area. The day should be dry but clouds will be on the increase later in the day. High temperature in the upper-50s. Winds calm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAWBUCKS SALE 25% OFF APPAREL
Nov. 11
Save 25% on apparel. When the Golden Bears score, you score. In-store and online at https://kubstore.com/. One day only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
     KU Campus Store

TRANSIT OF MERCURY
Nov. 11
The planet Mercury is passing in front of the Sun this morning, Monday, Nov. 11. Come to the observatory in 300 Grim to view it through the solar telescope. The transit will end at 1:04 p.m., but the sky might get cloudy before then. The next transit of Mercury will occur in 2032.
     Phill Reed, Planetarium/Observatory

VETERANS DAY FLAG RAISING AND LOWERING CEREMONY
Nov. 11
In honor of Veterans Day, the Kutztown University Military Club held their ceremonial flag raising at 7:35 a.m., outside Schaeffer Auditorium. The flag lowering ceremony will be at 4:35 p.m. today, at the same location. Please show your support.
     Office of Veterans Services

GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK
Nov. 11-14
Join the faculty and students of the Department of Geography Nov. 11-14, for Geography Awareness Week. Evening events include a film, lectures, geography trivia and tacos. For more information contact the geography department at 3-4364.
     Laurel Delaney, Department of Geography

HOMAGE TO ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT (1769-1859)

Nov. 12
As part of Geography Awareness Week and to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of an extraordinary geographer, explorer and naturalist, a documentary movie retracing Humboldt’s lifework and expedition in South America will be screened, preceded by a short introductory presentation and followed by a discussion led by Dr. Le Bossé, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in 262 Boehm Science Center. http://lebosse.edublogs.org/news/
      Mathias Le Bossé, Department of Geography

STUDENT ABSENCES
Nov. 14
Please excuse the following students from class: Rikki Ritts, Joseph Graves, Declan Burke, David Schucker, Mary Endy and Miranda Shollenberger. The students will be presenting at the National Communication Association Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, Thursday, Nov. 14.
     Deryl Johnson, Department of Communication Studies

PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR WITH STUDENTS
Nov. 19
Please encourage students to stop by President Hawkinson's Open Hour with Students, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room. President Hawkinson welcomes students’ thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. Please call ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
      Office of the President

WEBSITE TRAINING FOR NEW USERS
Do you hire students to assist in website tasks? Perhaps you are looking for a training session or training refresher for yourself. We have scheduled one session every week through December for these needs. All users must go through training in order to gain access to the CMS. Users can sign up for a session at this link. Without signing up participants will not have proper permissions in place and training will not be effective. Please contact Kelly Smith with any questions.
     Kelly Smith, Office of Marketing and Digital Media

CLUBS ACEI AND KUET HOLD DONATION DRIVE
KUET (Equestrian Team) and ACEI (Assoc of Childhood Ed International) are collecting donations for animal and women’s shelters. Needs: shampoo, deodorant, brushes, soap, clothing (new/gently used), toys, backpacks, cleaning supplies, baby wipes and razors. Animals: collars/leashes (no metal), pee pads, brushes, treats (no rawhide), food, paper towels, used towels/blankets/sheets, saddles, horse items, carriers, bowls and detergent. Items can be brought to 210 Beekey Education Building, Dixon Hall and Beck Hall. We can pick up. Donation drive ends Saturday, Nov. 30.
     Dr Kristen Bazley, Department of Elementary Education

COT SEARCH FOR NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE
Kutztown University Council of Trustees is searching for a new student trustee. Please nominate those students who could best serve the university as its student trustee. A student is qualified if he/she is a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed 32 or more credits by the beginning of the 2020 Spring Semester, are in good standing, have a GPA of at least 2.5 and will graduate no sooner than May 2021. The Council of Trustees, the governing body of the university, is composed of an eleven-member board, one of whom is an undergraduate student. The student trustee is a full-voting member of the council. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 15. All nominations must be submitted in writing and must include the student's name, address and local telephone number. We will immediately contact students nominated for the position. For more information about the position or to download an application please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/student-trustee-search.html

Forms are also available in the Office of the President, at the information desk in McFarland Student Union, in the residence halls, Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center and in the Rohrbach Library. If you have any questions, feel free to call Toyia Heyward in the Office of the President at ext. 3-4102 or send an email to heyward@kutztown.edu. Application deadline is Monday, Nov. 25.
     Uttam Paudel, Student Trustee Search Committee

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 11

7:35 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Transit of Mercury
Planetarium

Nov. 11

4:35 p.m.

Veterans Day Flag Lowering Ceremony
Outside Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 12

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! "KUNÉ"
Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 13

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 13

5:30 p.m.

The Adventures of a Human Geographer
145 Boehm Science Center

Nov. 13

6:30 p.m.

Presentation: German Consul General David Gill
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 13

7:30 p.m.

Todd Yukumoto, saxophone guest artist
Georgian Room, Old Main

Nov. 14

11 a.m.

COB Featured Speaker Series: Michael Rabinovitz
100 deFrancesco Building

Nov. 16

8:30 a.m.

Admissions Open House
Schaeffer Auditorium

Field Hockey Earns Runner-Up at PSACs

FIELD HOCKEY EARNS RUNNER-UP TROPHY AT PSACS
The Kutztown University field hockey team won its semifinal game Friday and went on to earn the PSAC runner-up trophy at this weekend's PSAC Championships in West Chester. It was KU's first championship game appearance and runner-up trophy since 1988. KU will learn its fate in the NCAA Tournament during the NCAA Selection Show at 3 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 11. Watch live on www.NCAA.com.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Nov. 12

7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Arena (Stats / Video)

Nov. 13

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. University of the Sciences
Keystone Arena (Stats)

Nov. 16

TBA

Football vs. Slippery Rock - PSAC Championships
Andre Reed Stadium (Stats/Audio/Video)

Nov. 16

1 p.m.

Women’s Swimming vs. Juniata
Keystone Hall

TRIO SSSP CULTURAL TRIP TO NYC EXCUSED ABSENCES
TRIO SSSP explored NYC with lunch and the musical “Jagged Little Pill,” Wednesday, Nov. 6. Students excused from classes this day can be found here. Please call the office at ext. 3-1347 with any questions.
     Roxanne Grim, TRIO Student Support Services Program

COB FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES- MICHAEL RABINOVITZ
Nov. 14
Michael Rabinovitz is the senior brand manager at The Hershey Company where he is responsible for Hershey’s $500 million refreshment business. Join us to hear him speak on marketing strategy and brand management 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in 100 deFrancesco Building.
     Arian Hungaski, College of Business

HOLIDAY FOOD BOX DRIVE BY THE COC
Nov. 15 – due
The Community Outreach Center and Student Volunteer Coalition invite offices, departments, families and student clubs to participate in our annual Holiday Food Box Drive for Friend Inc., serving over 250 families in the greater Kutztown area. Click on the link to get a PDF of the food list and directions. Thanksgiving boxes can be dropped off by Friday, Nov. 15, at the Community Outreach Center, 281 McFarland Student Union. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center/Student Volunteer Coalition

ONLINE W-2 ENROLLMENT

Sign up now to receive your 2019 and future W-2 forms electronically. The enrollment option can be found in Employee Self Service under the Payroll tab and Update W-2 election. Any election made this year will remain your standard delivery option for future years. If you received your W-2 online last year, you do not need to re-enroll again this year. Please use AskHR for any questions.
     Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

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.