Daily Brief

Oct. 14, 2021

Photo of Class of 2023

TRAFFIC AND PARKING ADVISORY
Kutztown University and the Borough of Kutztown are hosting several events the weekend of Oct. 15-16, resulting in road closures and parking lot closures. KUbears.com
     University Relations

A photo of the McFarland Student Union building.

KU TO HOST INAUGURAL GIRLS IN STEM SYMPOSIUM
Kutztown University's Departments of Computer Science and Information Technology, Biology, Geography, Mathematics and Physical Sciences are hosting the inaugural Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Symposium 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 218 McFarland Student Union Building. The goal is to motivate female students to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read More.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Persistent flow from the east should finally let up today leading to more in the way of partial sunshine. It'll be unseasonably warm and even a bit humid. Highs around 75.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the October 2021 Employee of the Month.
     Alexis Martin, Human Resources

PRIDEFEST "COMING OUT TOGETHER" 2021
Join us for a fun, exciting carnival to celebrate yourselves and your identities. Come out to the 3rd annual Pridefest celebrated with National Coming Out Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 14, 218 McFarland Student Union. RSVP to attend on Engage https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/7408374.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

THIRD CET FALL PRESENTATION
The CET is pleased to offer the third CET fall presentation 11 a.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 14, via Zoom https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Dr. Deborah Johnson, Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education, will present “Name it, Claim It, Change it: Real Talk of Systemic Racism in Education Pedagogy.” All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you then.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETS
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next 11 a.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 14, 312 McFarland Student Union. Michael Alberto will present “On Descartes’ Meditations: Skepticism.” All are welcome. To get on the PHI club email list, if you are not already on it, please email back@kutztown.edu. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ku.philosophyclub/. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Allan Bäck, advisor; Adamary Rodriguez, president

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAVY

Yesterday, Wednesday, Oct. 13 was the U.S. Navy’s 246th birthday. Remembering the unofficial motto of the U.S. Navy, “Non sibi sed patriae” Latin for “not for self, but for country.” The U.S Navy continues to stand by its unofficial motto by fearlessly serving at home and abroad. Have a great birthday Navy military members, veterans and family members
     Office of Veterans Services

CET PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS 2021-2022

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is pleased to announce another pedagogical development grant opportunity for our faculty members to improve college teaching and instructional practices that promote student learning and instructor effectiveness. The CET can support up to two grants with each grant funded at an amount up to $1,500. More details could be found in the CET website by clicking here. Please submit your grant proposals to lu@kutztown.edu by Nov. 15. Let me know if you have any questions.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

LEGAL NAME CHANGE PROCESS SEMINAR
Join us for a seminar on the legal name change process, presented by the Eastern Pennsylvania Trans Equity Project, 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, Unity Room, Multicultural Center. Sponsored by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

HARLOween
Residence Life's annual event HARLOween will be held 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, on the DMZ. Campus and community members are invited to bring their children to experience fun activities, inflatables and snacks. Adult supervision is required for all children under 18. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Fieldhouse, and announced on Facebook “Kutztown University Housing and Residence Life” the morning of the event.
     Stacey Green, Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services

VETERANS AWARENESS WEEK

In honor of Veterans Day, the Office of Veterans Services will be hosting Veterans Awareness Week (VAW) November 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 14

11 a.m.

Pridefest
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 14

11 a.m.

CET Presentation
Zoom Meeting: 390059274

Oct. 15

10 a.m.

COVID Vaccine Clinic
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Oct. 18

4 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Seminar: Legal name change process
Unity Room, Multicultural Center

Oct. 18

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 meeting
220 Boehm Science Center

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 16

11 a.m.

FH vs. Slippery Rock
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 16

1 p.m.

WSOC vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Oct. 16

5:05 p.m.

FB vs. Shippensburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | 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

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.