Daily Brief

Nov. 29, 2021

Photo of President Hawkinson (left) with Congressman Meuser on the DMZ Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.

CONGRESSMAN DAN MEUSER VISITS KU
Congressman Dan Meuser, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th District, visited the KU campus with members of his staff Tuesday, Nov. 23. The congressman toured the campus, which falls within his district, and met with President Hawkinson and KU administrators before touring the borough of Kutztown.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Low pressure moves off the eastern coast and up toward the Canadian Maritime provinces. High pressure builds to our south resulting in a tightening of the pressure gradient, leading to some breezy conditions. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 40. Winds northwest at 5-10 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CET VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION: “UNGRADING”
Please join us for the third session of the CET sponsored discussion series on the book titled “Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead),” edited by Susan D. Blum. Dr. Rick Heineman will facilitate discussion virtually 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, Zoom Meeting ID: 990 1964 3156 Passcode: 993550. The book is available via this link, thanks to the Rohrbach Library.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement for Teaching

OPEN HOUR WITH PROVOST
Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, Old Main Concourse (straight across from main entry doors). Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.
     Office of the Provost

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in 200 Stratton Administration Center. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

CET FALL PRESENTATION
The CET is pleased to offer the sixth CET fall presentation "App-licaple to In-Person: Using Technology Apps to Engage Students in the In-Person Classroom" by Dr. Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Department of Special Education, 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, Zoom Meeting: 390059274. All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement for Teaching

VPA FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY PRESENTATION
Please join College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in 135 Rickenbach Learning Center and Zoom link. Department of Communication Design assistant professor Danelle MacIlwraith will present “Surrendering to the Unexpected.” MacIlwraith’s methodology of experimenting with unexpected results has been integrated within both analog and digital techniques. The blind element is designed as part of a larger system within my work. MacIlwraith examines with surrendering control with making techniques. This variable has helped with experimentation and understanding of self.
     Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual Performing Arts

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514 Passcode: 428969. The agenda is on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and Sept. 2 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

CLAY CLUB'S HOLIDAY SALE
Clay Club’s Holiday Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, Sharadin Arts
Building lobby near the Miller Gallery. Support our art students by purchasing handmade works of ceramic art. You will find sculptural and functional pieces and many fine gifts for others and for yourself. Contact kuclayclub@gmail.com with questions.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

BARANCZYK AND MCCLURE NAMED ASSESSMENT FELLOWS
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Michele Baranczyk, Department of Psychology, and Dr. Nicole McClure, Department of English, have been named Provost's Assessment Fellows. Beginning January 2022, they will provide assessment support to all academic programs, including general education. Congratulations, Michele and Nicole.
     Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 30

11 a.m.

CET Virtual Book Discussion “Ungrading”
Zoom Meeting: 990 1964 3156 PC: 993550

Dec. 1

1 p.m.

Open Hour with Provost
Concourse, Old Main

Dec. 2

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee
200 Stratton Administration Center

Dec. 2

11 a.m.

CET Presentation
Zoom Meeting: 390059274

Dec. 2

11 a.m.

VPA Faculty First Thursday
135 Rickenbach Learning Center | Zoom

Dec. 2

4 p.m.

University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Zoom Meeting: 974 5408 8514 PC: 428969

Dec. 6

10 a.m.

Clay Club’s Holiday Sale
Sharadin Arts Building

Date

Time

Event

Dec. 1

7:30 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Arena (Live Video)

Dec. 3

5:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs. IUP
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Dec. 3

7:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. IUP
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Dec. 4

12:05 p.m.

NCAA Quarterfinal Round - Football vs. Shepherd
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video | Radio)

Dec. 4

5:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Dec. 4

7:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

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.

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Non-discrimination Statement

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