Daily Brief

Nov. 3, 2021

Photo of two students walking on campus framed by the bronze Golden Bear on the Library lawn with Sharadin Arts Building in the background.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK
Kutztown University's new graduate certificate in school social work debuts for the 2021 fall semester within KU's Master of Social Work program. With job market demands increasing for qualified social work professionals, KU's new certificate will help fulfill labor market needs in an accessible, affordable and high-quality program. Read more.
     University Relations

Photo of Amnon Weinstein, father of speaker Avshi Weinstein, working on a violin. The focus of the photo is of his hands and the violin.

HOLOCAUST INSTRUMENT CURATOR SPEAKING AT KU
KU Presents! will host Israeli violin maker and Holocaust instrument curator, Avshi Weinstein, for a special talk 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, Schaeffer Auditorium. This presentation will include musical performances by KU Music faculty and students and feature some of the restored, historical instruments. Part of the Berks County-wide tour of Violins of Hope, this presentation is free and open to the public (no tickets required). Be sure to see several of the instruments up close, and read their stories, in the Sharadin Arts Building Atrium and New Media Galleries through Nov. 14. Read more.
     Bryan Zellmer, KU Presents

WEATHER

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

High pressure moves in for the day. After a frosty morning, skies will clear and we should see ample sunshine. Not too bad a day overall even though we will see below average temperatures. High temperature near 50. Winds light and variable.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ENCOUNTERING EKPHRASIS
Julia Hovanec will present her research on and passion for Ekphrasis 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 120 Sharadin Arts Building. After sharing a brief overview from classic to contemporary ekphrasis, participants will partake in approachable ekphrastic encounters aimed at critically responding to art in engaging ways.
      Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

SOURCEPOINT Q&A SESSION

The Regional Procurement Office is hosting a Q&A session for users to discuss questions related to the SourcePoint system. It will be held 9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 8, on Zoom: https://passhe.zoom.us/j/92145797091. Feel free to provide Angela Jackson, ajackson@passhe.edu with any questions you may have prior to the session.
     Financial and Business Services

SUCCESS IN GRAD SCHOOL WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS

If your students are looking for assistance with the grad school search, please encourage them to attend the Success in Grad School workshop 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. This event will be held on Zoom. Find the link at www.kutztown.edu/careercenter.
     Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 3

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
Gym, Student Recreation Center

Nov. 3-5

 

PASSHE DEI Summit
Registration link

Nov. 4

11 a.m.

VPA Encountering Ekphrasis
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Nov. 4

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees Meeting
250 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 4

4 p.m.

University Senate
103 Academic Forum

Nov. 4

5 p.m.

COB Business Idea Competition
135 Rickenbach Learning Center

Nov. 5

3 p.m.

Natalie Cartwright Farewell Reception
301 Stratton Administration Center

Nov. 5

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Social Work Global Environment Virtual Conference
Registration link

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 5

7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Nov. 6

1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. West Chester
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.

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.