Daily Brief

November 15, 2019

Kutztown University Named Best for Vets for Sixth Straight Year

KU NAMED BEST FOR VETS FOR SIXTH-STRAIGHT YEAR
Kutztown University has been ranked in Military Times' Best for Vets: Colleges rankings for the sixth-straight year. KU was ranked 89th among four-year schools. KU has been a mainstay on the survey results since 2014. Last year, KU saw 165 enrollments of veterans and military members. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure will keep low pressure offshore. Some high cloud coverage during the day. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 50. Winds west at 5-8 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Nov. 20 – proposal deadline
The next UCC meeting is Thursday, Dec. 5, in 29 Rohrbach Library. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Wednesday, Nov. 20. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary, Lisa Brennan, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, 319 Stratton Administration Center. Please note, a signed original hard copy must be submitted for each proposal uploaded to the SharePoint site. Contact Ms. Brennan at ext. 3-4220 with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

COB FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES- CHRIS PRUITT
Nov. 21
Chris Pruitt serves as the President/CEO of East Penn Manufacturing, the largest battery manufacturer in the world with over 10,000 employees. Please join the Accounting Club in gleaning valuable insight into real world experiences from Pruitt, a leading regional corporate executive, 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in 100 deFrancesco Building.
     Arian Hungaski, College of Business

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
Nov. 21
Professor Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, University of British Columbia, will discuss "Epistemology and Rape Culture," 11-11:50 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in 281 Old Main. Everyone is welcome.
     Joseph Jedwab, Department of Philosophy

POSTER SESSION ON MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING
Nov. 21
The Kutztown University campus community and guests are invited to the Third Annual Marriage and Family Counseling Mini-Conference, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the lobby of Old Main. Poster presentations deal with marriage and family issues related to immigration, homelessness, sexual addiction, sexuality in older adults and queer identifying youth. Extra credit can be offered by faculty request.
     Joanne Cohen, Department of Counselor Education and Student Affairs

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 16

8:30 a.m.

Admissions Open House
Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 18

10 a.m.

Coffee with a Cop
Lobby, McFarland Student Union

Nov. 18

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Monthly Meeting
229 Old Main

Nov. 18

7 p.m.

Book Talk with Malcom Harris
200 Academic Forum

Nov. 19

11 a.m.

FDI: Intellectual Thought and Educational Practices
145 Boehm Science Center

Nov. 19

11 a.m.

President’s Open Hour with Students
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 20

10 a.m.

Clay Club Cup Sale
Table D, McFarland Student Union

Nov. 20

7 p.m.

“Ice Worlds” Planetarium Show
100 Grim Science Building

Nov. 20

7 p.m.

Blues & Rock
Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 21

11 a.m.

COB Featured Speaker Series: Chris Pruitt
100 deFrancesco Building

Nov. 21

11 a.m.

Philosophy Club: Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
281 Old Main

Nov. 21

5 p.m.

Poster Session on Marriage and Family Counseling
Lobby, Old Main

Nov. 21

7:30 p.m.

Jazz II
Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 25

6 p.m.

Veterans Town Hall Meeting
145 Boehm Science Building

Field Hockey National Quarterfinal Saturday in NH

FIELD HOCKEY NATIONAL QUARTERFINAL SATURDAY IN NH
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference runners-up and nationally-ranked Kutztown University field hockey team will see its 2019 season continue as it earned a bid into the NCAA National Tournament. The Golden Bears (14-6 overall) received the No. 5 seed and will travel to the state of New Hampshire to take on the No. 4 seed Southern New Hampshire University Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. Fans can follow the game with live stats and video.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Football PSAC Championship Game Saturday at Home

FOOTBALL PSAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SATURDAY AT HOME
Kutztown University will host Slippery Rock University, both undefeated and nationally-ranked football teams, in the PSAC championship game at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Andre Reed Stadium. KU's only conference championship win came in 2011. Faculty and staff receive four free tickets to the game - just present your KU ID at the ticket booth. Fans can also pickup tickets today at the athletics office in Keystone Hall until 4:30 p.m. Follow the game with live stats, KUR radio or KUTV video.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Nov. 16

12:05 p.m.

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

Nov. 16

1 p.m.

Women’s Swimming vs. Juniata
Keystone Hall

Nov. 16

1 p.m.

Field Hockey at So. New Hampshire –
NCAA National Quarterfinal
Manchester, N.H. (Stats/Video)

VANGUARD EMPLOYER INFORMATION SESSION
Nov. 19
Faculty and staff, please recommend that your students come learn more about Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies with a record of unparalleled success. There will be a Vanguard overview, Q&A session, open resume review and networking event. For more information and to RSVP, students should visit the Handshake events tab at https://www.kutztown.edu/handshake. All COB students are encouraged to attend as well as those from CSIT. This event will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in 210 deFrancesco Building.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

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

CLAY CLUB CUP SALE IN MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION
Nov. 20
Buy a handmade cup on your way to get coffee 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Table D, McFarland Student Union. All cups are made by students and some feature Kutztown University decals. https://www.facebook.com/kutztownclayclub/
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

UNVEILED - SCULPTURE EXHIBITION AT LUCKY 13
Nov. 21
Five senior Kutztown University sculptors will be exhibiting their work at Gallery 314, Thursday, Nov. 21. The gallery is located inside Lucky 13 Tattoos & Piercing, 314 W. Main Street, Kutztown. The featured artists are: Noelle Cheh, Alyssa Peterson, Danielle Schwesinger, Sarah Siegel and Erika Walter. “Unveiled” will run Nov. 21 - Dec. 5, with an opening reception 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21.
     Heather Ramsdale, Department of Art

SECOND ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR DRIVE
Oct. 1 – Nov. 30
The Department of Criminal Justice is partnering with the Department of Public Safety and Police Services to host the second annual Teddy Bear Drive. The Teddy Bear Drive is a community policing initiative that will provide local police departments with new teddy bears to hand out to children when responding to calls for service. This comfort item serves as a therapeutic tool for children in a time of trauma or terror. The drive will run Oct. 1-Nov. 30. Collection sites are located at the Department of Criminal Justice, 365 Old Main and Public Safety and Police Services, 13 B-Wing, Old Main. Contact Dr. Kadee Crandall at crandall@kutztown.edu or Deputy Chief David Drezek at drezek@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Kadee Crandall, Department of Criminal Justice

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

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.