Daily Brief

Oct. 16, 2019

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President Hawkinson was presented the Estelle B. Richman Leadership Award on behalf of KU at the third-annual ChildPromise, Inc. Gala Thursday, Oct. 10. KU earned the award in recognition of its partnership with ChildPromise, Inc. to present their one-of-a-kind PROFS program. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure coming out of the Great Lakes will drag a frontal system across the Mid-Atlantic. Shower activity to start the day becoming widespread rain later. Rain could be heavy at times especially late afternoon and early evening. High temperature in the upper-60s. Winds south at 7-11 mph. Rainfall between 0.5-0.75 inch with possible higher amounts locally.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WATCH THIS WEEK’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETINGS
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors will hold its regular quarterly meeting 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, and 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at Kutztown University in the McFarland Student Union. A free video stream will be available. Please note: the video will become available 30 minutes prior to the listed meeting time. No sign-up or registration is required. Please do not register or subscribe to watch this event. Video Stream Link.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

EVACUATION DRILLS TO BE CONDUCTED
Campus evacuation drills will begin Monday, Oct. 21, weather permitting, and continue through the week. These drills are required by PA Life Safety regulations. Prior to the evacuation drills, classroom faculty and staff should be familiar with the basic procedures of a building evacuation. When the alarm sounds all occupants must proceed to the nearest exit, once outside, stand 100 feet from the building. Evacuation information is available at the following link: http://publications.app.kutztown.edu/Emergency%20response%20Guide/My%20Catalog/12/.
     Jeff LaGamba, Environmental, Health and Safety

NEW WOMEN’S NETWORK ON CAMPUS
Oct. 17
Join us in launching a new women’s network on campus: AWE - Advancing Women’s Leadership. Our inaugural event is 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in 223 McFarland Student Union. The Courage Factor: a panel discussion on the courage to use your voice and take risks. Light refreshments will be served. This free event is open to students, alumni and KU staff. Please RSVP to COB@Kutztown.edu.
     Arian Hungaski, College of Business

HARLOWEEN SUNDAY

Oct. 20
Residence Life’s annual HARLOween will be held 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, in Lehigh and Berks Halls. Campus and community members are invited to bring their children to experience a variety of games and activities appropriate for toddlers through grade 7, as well as trick or treating through Lehigh Hall. To sign up for trick or treating, or to donate children's hats/gloves or monetary donations for CONCERN of Berks County, stop by the front desk in Lehigh Hall.
     Stacey Green, Residence Life

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Oct. 21 – deadline
Student commencement speaker applications are being accepted from graduating seniors. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 21. Interested students can find more information and an application at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html.
     Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

OPEN SESSIONS FOR PROFILE PICTURES

Oct. 21 and 22
The university photographer will be holding open photo sessions for faculty and staff to update profile pictures, 2-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, and noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 527 B-Wing, Old Main. Take the elevator in B-Wing (near the Blue Room) to the fifth floor. Do not wear neutral gray clothing because the backdrop is gray. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Fenstermacher at mfenster@kutztown.edu or ext. 6-5839.
     Office of Marketing and Digital Media

CONFERENCE "1619-2019: SLAVERY AND ITS IMPACT"
Oct. 23
The Commission on the Status of Minorities will host a conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 183 McFarland Student Union. The conference, “1619-2019: Slavery and its Impact: Reflections on its Four Hundredth Anniversary,” will be comprised of scholars from the KU faculty and neighboring institutions and will also host a screening of the documentary “Liberty to Captivity,” which documents a modern iteration of slavery – forced prostitution in Pennsylvania.
     Arthur H. Garrison, Department of Criminal Justice

POTTING TO TASTE

Oct. 23 – Nov. 13
Potting to Taste is a four-week wheel throwing workshop taught by ceramics artist in residence Julia Palmer, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 13, in 108 Sharadin Arts Building. Learn to create pottery that is designed for a specific food. Cost is $75 for any KU community member. Email kuclayclub@gmail.com to register.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 16

1:30 p.m.

Board of Governors public meeting
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 17

8 a.m.

Commission of Presidents: PASSHE
312 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 17

9 a.m.

Board of Governors public meeting
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 17

noon

Speaker: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Unity Room, Multicultural Center

Oct. 17

5:30 p.m.

AWE - Advancing Women’s Leadership
223 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 20

2 p.m.

HARLOween Event
Lehigh and Berks Halls

Oct. 21

2 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Open Photo Session
527 Old Main

Oct. 21

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Member Election/Meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 22

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 22

noon

Faculty/Staff Open Photo Session
527 Old Main

Oct. 23

8:30 a.m.

Slavery and Its Impact: 400th Anniversary
183 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 23

5 p.m.

KU Presents! Pre-show Americana Buffet
PA German Cultural Heritage Center

Oct. 23

7:30

KU Presents! Steep Canyon Rangers
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 16

3 p.m.

WSOC vs. Shepherd
Keystone Field (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 16

7 p.m.

FH vs. Millersville
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 17

7 p.m.

FH vs. Mercy
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 18

2 p.m.

MTEN vs. Davis & Elkins
Keystone Courts

Oct. 18

2 p.m.

WTEN vs. Davis & Elkins
Keystone Courts

Oct. 18

7 p.m.

VB vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 19

1 p.m.

VB vs. California (PA)
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

PAWBUCKS SALE
Save 25% on apparel. Due to no classes on Columbus Day, the KU Campus Store will be honoring the Pawbucks Sale on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Wednesday, Oct. 16, in-store and online at www.kubstore.com.
     KU Campus Store

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.