Daily Brief

Nov. 8, 2021

Wesley Butler (left); Natalie Santos (right)

TWO KU STUDENTS WIN CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS
Two KU students won their respective races for local City Council positions last week. Wesley Butler, a junior from Reading, Pa., becomes the youngest Reading City Council member and will represent District 4. Read more in a recent Reading Eagle article. Natalie Santos, a junior from Bethlehem, Pa., becomes the youngest-ever Allentown City Council person. Read more in recent articles from the Allentown Morning Call and WLVR Lehigh Valley NPR.
     University Relations

Chief of Police John Dillon (right) and Deputy chief of Police David Drezek (left) present a framed photo of Kutztown State Teachers College WWII Army Air Cadets to Tania Brown (center) in the Office of Military and Veterans Services.

ARMY R.O.T.C. SOCIAL
Stop by and meet our incredible ROTC leadership, instructors and cadets 9-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 250 McFarland Student Union. This is a casual meet and greet event with complimentary refreshments while supplies last. There is not a formal program. Registration is not required, just stop by to give a hearty KU welcome. Also visit our website to read the interesting story about the Army Air Cadets picture gifted to Veterans Services by Chief Dillon and the KU Campus Police, as well as to learn more about Army ROTC Steel Battalion's rich history and the contributions they make to KU and our students.
     Office of Veterans Services

WEATHER

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

High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic will provide for a very tranquil day. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected and some very pleasant temperatures to boot. High temperature in the mid-60s. North wind at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOVEMBER PARENTS AND FAMILY BULLETIN
This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.
     University Relations

VETERANS AWARENESS WEEK

In honor of Veterans Day, the Office of Veteran Services will be hosting Veterans Awareness Week Nov. 5-13. VAW is a campus-wide operation that celebrates our military and veteran community, raises awareness, and strengthens a supportive environment. The campus community and supporters are encouraged to attend one or all events offered to recognize, celebrate and appreciate the contributions of our nation’s heroes. View and register for events here.
     Office of Veterans Services

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

RADICAL RESILIENCY - CRISIS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
Please join NAMI KU's fall guest speaker, Cheri Lovre, founder of The Crisis Management Institute for her presentation titled “Radical Resiliency,” 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8. Her talk will focus on gaining strategies for remaining resilient along with how to integrate the meaning of and move towards recovery from a protracted-traumatic circumstance such as the pandemic. Crisis Management Institute provides on-site response to catastrophic events for schools, agencies or businesses, provides training and technical assistance in prevention, planning, response and recovery from major incidents. Cheri is also the owner/creator of Five Radical Minutes. This SEL (Social Emotional Learning) program is designed to build an enduring moral compass of kindness in youth. https://bit.ly/3pDwe7T
     Patricia Brenner, NAMI KU

VIOLINS OF HOPE
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, https://violinsofhopepa.org/.
     KU Presents, College of VPA, Department of Music

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

CLAY CLUB CUP AND CHOCOLATE SALE

Quench your thirst using a special handmade cup created by one of KU's own ceramics students. Cups for all kinds of beverages will be available; also, chocolate. Join us for the Clay Club Cup and Chocolate Sale, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, Table D, McFarland Student Union. Email kuclayclub@gmail.com for more information.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

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 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, Starbucks, McFarland Student Union. 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

2022: THE YEAR YOU ABSOLUTELY KILL IT IN MARKETING
10 a.m., Nov. 9, SBDC Webinar: 2022 is going to be an insane year for your business. Get a head start on your new marketing strategies for the coming year with this interactive and comprehensive forum designed and hosted by Pearl Jade Marketing. Delve into topics that span the marketing spectrum with experts who are excited to help you grow. A little TLC for your marketing plan sounds nice, right? Join our free forum, and grow with Pearl Jade Marketing.
     Zachary Balla, KU SBDC

POST PANDEMIC SERIES FOR STARTUPS
4 p.m., Nov. 10, SBDC Webinar: Join KUSBDC and Univest Bank and Trust Co. in a four-part series where we will present an online discussion considering topics important to starting and operating a small business. Presenters will cover topics such as Finance for New Business, Credit, Budgeting, and First Steps to Business Creation. Presented in Spanish https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28566.
     Zachary Balla, KU SBDC

S.A.V.E. SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
S.A.V.E. is a one-hour gatekeeper training program provided by Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators to veterans and those who serve veterans. S.A.V.E consists of the following five components of the S.A.V.E. model (Signs of suicide, Asking about suicide, Validating feelings, Encouraging help, and Expediting treatment). Presented in person at an on-campus location, 1-2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12. Register for this training and all other Veterans Awareness Week events here.
     Office of Veterans Services

BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE: DISCOVER SEO ANALYSIS
11 a.m., Nov. 15, SBDC Webinar: For many businesses, their online presences are the #1 way that people find out about what they offer, where they can be found and how to buy. Much of that traffic comes through search engines that read millions of websites to provide the most relevant results for the potential customer’s search query. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of analyzing those factors and updating your site’s content to optimize its search-ranking performance. In this webinar, we take a look at tips for improving your SEO, your use of Social Media, and your overall digital presence to increase traffic to your website and sales for your business.
     Zachary Balla, KU SBDC

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 8

7:30 p.m.

Violins of Hope (Nov. 1-14, New Media Gallery, Sharadin)
Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 10

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Nov. 10

10 a.m.

Clay Club Cup Sale
Table D, McFarland Student Union

Nov. 10

3 p.m.

Provost Open Hour
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union

Nov. 15

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
220 Boehm Science Center

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 9

6 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Millersville (PSAC Quarterfinals)
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)

Nov. 12

3 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Lincoln (Pa.)
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Nov. 13

12 p.m.

Football hosts PSAC Championship
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)

Nov. 13

3 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Elizabeth City State
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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