Daily Brief

Oct. 18, 2021

A silhouette of Old Main clock tower at sunset.

FACULTY TO HOST MEETING ON CONSERVATION PROJECT
Dr. Dave Waldien, adjunct professor of biology and Dr. Gregory Setliff, professor of biology, are co-organizing a conservation meeting to discuss their Red List project. Their conference hopes to attract the next cohort of KU students to join their team and form the next generation of Red List assessors. The meeting will take place 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 260 Boehm Science Center. The meeting will serve as a seminar and training opportunity for students interested in the project and will celebrate the project’s successes. This project provides a great opportunity for students to improve their professional writing and research abilities. Read more here.
     University Relations

A photo of fans cheering in Andre Reed Stadium

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE HOMECOMING 2021
The campus community will celebrate its annual homecoming celebrations Oct. 25-31. Offices and student organizations across campus have exciting events planned to include alumni speakers, a day-of-service, our homecoming football game, and so much more. For full details, please visit the Homecoming webpage.
     Nykolai Blichar, Office of Student Involvement and Community Outreach Center

WEATHER

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

High pressure located in the mid-Mississippi River Valley will keep cool northwesterly flow over the region. Some passing clouds from a transient pulse of mid-level energy but skies should remain mostly sunny. High temperature in the upper-50s. Winds northwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAWBUCKS 20% OFF APPAREL
Save 20% on apparel in store and online today only https://www.kubstore.com.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

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

2ND CET UNGRADING BOOK VIRTUAL DISCUSSION
Please join us for the second virtual session of CET-sponsored discussion series of “Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead),” edited by Susan D. Blum. The book is available via this link, thanks to the Rohrbach Library. Dr. Julie Palkendo will facilitate our discussion on Chapters 2-5, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, Zoom Meeting: 990 1964 3156 Passcode: 993550.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

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., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 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

PSECU'S FINANCIAL FITNESS SWEEPSTAKES
If you interact with students as a faculty member, adviser or club adviser, please encourage them to participate in PSECU's Financial Fitness Sweepstakes starting Monday, Oct. 25. By watching financial wellness videos from PSECU, students will learn more financial know-how, and will be entered to earn more - with five winners receiving $500 each. Please feel free to share the link below with your classes and student organizations. The sweepstakes is open to members and non-members. No purchase necessary. For complete rules and details, visit go.psecu.com/fitness. Contact KU's PSECU manager, Kelly Ann Ryan, with any questions.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS
The Honorary Degree Committee seeks to recognize exceptional individuals whose “distinguished contributions in the service to humanity, scholarship, government, business, creativity, science or the community” are deserving of the university’s highest honor. Nominees cannot be employees of PASSHE. Send nominations or any questions to Dr. Brooks Emerick, Department of Mathematics, by Monday, Nov. 1. Please click here for nomination form
     Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

PASSHE DEI SUMMIT
Register now for the PASSHE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit. The summit will be held virtually Nov. 3-5. This year's theme, "Onward & Upward: Advancing DEI mindsets through Impactful Action," reflects our commitment to co-creating and sustaining a state system of higher education that is an inclusive space for faculty, staff and students to thrive. Register for free here: https://whova.com/web/diver1_202104/.
     Jerry Schearer, Sr. Associate Dean of Students

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

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

Oct. 18

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
Music Monday YouTube Channel

Oct. 19

11 a.m.

CET Book Discussion “Ungrading”
Meeting: 990 1964 3156 Passcode: 993550

Oct. 19

3 p.m.

Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union

Oct. 24

1 p.m.

HARLOween
DMZ (Rain location: Fieldhouse)

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 22

11 a.m.

MXC vs. PSAC Championships
North Campus Course

Oct. 22

Noon

WXC vs. PSAC Championships
North Campus Course

Oct. 23

Noon

FH vs. Mercyhurst
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

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.