Daily Brief

October 9, 2019

KU students from the Special Education Program on Visual Impairments co-host Dine in the Dark.

Students from the Special Education Program on Visual Impairments paired with the Vision Resource Center of Berks County to host a Dine in the Dark at the Crowne Plaza in Reading on Sept. 26. More than 215 people in the community attended the event. Kutztown University students in the vision program planned activities to raise awareness of visual impairments and taught patrons how to eat without vision. Watch the WFMZ news story here.
     Nicole Johnson, Department of Special Education

WEATHER

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

Shower activity will be possible as the next system passes through. Best chance for precipitation looks to be afternoon and evening, extending into the overnight. High temperature near 60. Winds northeast at 9-11 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ART APPRECIATION SALE
Stop in and save on art supplies. Save 10% off all art supplies. Exclusively for VIPs save 15% instore and one day only.
     KU Campus Store

KU CAMPUS STORE FLASH SALE
Stop in and get select sweatshirts for $25 and long sleeve T-shirts for $15.
Instore only while supplies last. Sale ends Friday, Oct. 11.
     KU Campus Store

THE LEGACY OF TONI MORRISON
Oct. 10
The Frederick Douglass Institute would like to invite you to attend the second event of our three-part 2019 Fall Discussion Series. The “Legacy of Toni Morrison” is a topic for all to enjoy and engage. Please join us 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 10, in 218A McFarland Student Union. Pizza will be served.
     Maria Sanelli, Frederick Douglass Institute

PROFESSOR SCHLEGEL TO DISCUSS COMMUNITIES OF HATE
Oct. 13
Kutztown University associate professor of anthropology and sociology Dr. Jennifer R. Schlegel will speak at the October edition of the "Spirit on Tap" series 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 701 Penn Street, Reading. The event is free and open to the public. The forum will examine the difficult questions about when and why hate groups present themselves in a community. The discussion will also address how to have the conversations necessary to resolve issues of hate.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

FALL FERTILIZER AND WEED CONTROL APPLICATION
Oct. 14
TruGreen will be on campus early Monday, Oct. 14, to perform our annual fall fertilizer and weed control application. They should be finished by early afternoon. Please stay off treated areas until they are dry, which is usually within 30 minutes or so after the application is completed. Thank you.
     Will Meeker, Facilities

BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
Oct. 16 and 17
The Board of Governors will hold its regular quarterly meeting 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, and 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in 218 McFarland Student Union. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate should contact Audrey Guistwhite at 717-720-4010 to discuss how the State System may best accommodate their needs.
     University Relations

CLAY FLOWER MAKING WORKSHOP
Oct. 18
Clay Flower Making Workshop with Kristyn Rohrer, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, in 108 Sharadin. Learn to make a variety of native Pennsylvania flowers. The workshop cost is $25 per person and is open to all community members. Email kuclayclub@gmail.com to register.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

AFSCME 2234 MEMBERS
Oct. 21
At our next meeting we will be taking nominations for all positions on the executive board. If you are interested in running for a position, please plan to attend the meeting 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in 114 Sharadin Arts Building.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 9

3 p.m.

Open Session: Advising Scheduling/Notes in MyKU
200 Stratton Administration Center

Oct. 10

9 a.m.

Open Session: Advising Scheduling/Notes in MyKU
200 Stratton Administration Center

Oct. 10

11 a.m.

FDI: The Legacy of Toni Morrison
218A McFarland Student Union

Oct. 10

3:30 p.m.

Artist Reception featuring Charles F. Stonewall
Rohrbach Library

Oct. 11

9 a.m.

Flu Clinic
Kemp Building

Oct. 11

9 a.m.

COB Open House
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 11

1 p.m.

CET OER Workshop: “Open Textbooks”
29 Rohrbach Library

Oct. 11

7:30 p.m.

KU Wind Ensemble “Spiritual Journeys”
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 12

8 a.m.

STEM Open House
Boehm Science Center: Check-in, Lobby

Oct. 14

ALL DAY

Fall Break
Administrative Offices Open / No classes

Oct. 15

ALL DAY

Fall Break
Administrative Offices Open / No classes

Oct. 16

1:30 p.m.

Board of Governors public meeting
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 17

9 a.m.

Board of Governors public meeting
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 11

3 p.m.

WTEN vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Courts

Oct. 12

noon

FB vs. East Stroudsburg (Pink Zone)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Video / Audio)

Oct. 12

3 p.m.

WTEN vs. Slippery Rock
Keystone Courts

REQUESTS FOR EVENT PARKING AND BUILDING OPENING / CLOSING
All offices that need the following services, please contact eventparking@kutztown.edu.
– Blocking off spaces for events.
– Locking and unlocking buildings before 7 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
and all weekend times.
– Parking enforcement questions and lot or parking space reservations should be directed to eventparking@kutztown.edu.
– Authorization list, for student access to buildings after hours eventparking@kutztown.edu.
All other questions for public safety should be directed to publicsafety@kutztown.edu.
     Public Safety and Police Services

2019 PASSHE STEM STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Oct. 11 - deadline
2019 PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference will be held at Kutztown University on Saturday, Nov. 2. We are calling for presentations (oral and poster) from all students (undergraduate and graduate) at PASSHE universities STEM-related disciplines. Submit abstracts/registration here by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, oral or poster presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, presentation awards and lunch with refreshments. More information is available on the conference website. Please encourage your students to present at the conference, and share this information with other PASSHE faculty and students.
     Yun Lu, Department of Mathematics

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.