Daily Brief

Oct. 5, 2021

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VIDEO: WORLD TEACHERS DAY
Happy World Teachers Day. Since its inception in 1866, Kutztown University has been dedicated to training well-rounded teachers. The legacy of the Kutztown University College of Education lives on in these students as they embark on their teaching careers.
Click on the picture to watch.
     University Relations

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TOGETHER, WE'RE GOLDEN: THE CAMPAIGN FOR KU
The KU Foundation unveiled Together, We're Golden: The Campaign for Kutztown University. The campaign, the largest in KU's history, has two goals: raise $40,000,000 to create scholarships, bolster emergency funds, and enhance student experiences, and strengthen KU's network by engaging with alumni and friends for 40,000 hours. To date, $33,739,541 has been raised. The engagement goal has already been exceeded; an additional goal of 10,000 per year through the campaign's duration has been added.
     Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

WEATHER

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

Wavy backdoor front that moved through last night will bring a less humid, cooler day today, but still with a respectable amount of clouds and a shower or two as the front will be in close proximity along with weak low pressure over Maryland. Highs around 72.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLAY CLUB PRESENTS VISITING ARTIST LINDA LOPEZ
Linda Lopez is a first-generation American artist of Vietnamese and Mexican descent. Her abstract works explore the poetic potential of the everyday by imagining and articulating a vast emotional range embedded in the mundane objects that surround us. Lopez will present an artist lecture and then will take us on a studio visit to talk about what she's currently working on. Join us 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6. Email kuclayclub@gmail.com for the Zoom link. www.kutztownclayclub.org
      Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship Policies, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail with socialequity@kutztown.edu.
     Danielle Santos, Office of Social Equity

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514 Passcode: 428969. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and Sept. 2 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

#ELECTHER
The Offices of Student Involvement, Career Development Center and Women’s Center are hosting #ElectHer, a half-day training for women on how to run for student government or political office 12:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Listen to local elected representatives share their electoral experiences, triumphs and trials as women in elected office. There is no cost to attend. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 8: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/505327 
     Katie McGrath, Student Involvement

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

WELCOME ANGELICA MISHRA

We would like to welcome Angelica Mishra to the Kutztown University community. Angelica is the assistant to the Sr. Associate Dean of Students / Chief Diversity Officer. She will also provide program support to the Multicultural Center. Prior to coming to KU Angelica was at Dickenson College as the Civic Learning Coordinator and Interfaith Program Coordinator.
Her office is in the Multicultural Center, email is mishra@kutztown.edu and phone number is 610-683-1362. Welcome Angelica.
     Jerry Schearer, Sr. Associate Dean of Students

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISOR NEEDED
Guitar Club needs an advisor. My name is Jason Dollak and I'm currently in the process of starting an organization called the guitar club. It's a club where guitar players can meet up and play together. This club is great for beginners and experienced players who want to learn. My club is almost ready to take off, but I need an advisor to oversee the club. Interested faculty and/or staff, please contact me at jdoll377@live.kutztown.edu.
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings).
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 5

11 a.m.

DSO Workshop: Accommodating Students
Zoom Meeting: 93515840850 Passcode: DSO

Oct. 5

2 p.m.

SBDC Workshop: Cybersecurity
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28426

Oct. 5

6 p.m.

Rock Ensemble Performance
Alumni Plaza

Oct. 6

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Oct. 6

11 a.m.

Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union

Oct. 6

4:30 p.m.

Visiting Artist Linda Lopez
Zoom

Oct. 7

11 a.m.

CVPA Faculty First Thursday
13G, Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 7

11 a.m.

COB Featured Business Speaker: Arjun Arora
Zoom

Oct. 7

4 p.m.

University Senate, 103 Academic Forum
Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514 Passcode: 428969

Oct. 8

8 a.m.

Last Day to Apply for Fall 2021 Graduation
Last Day to Withdraw “W” from a Fall 2021 Course

Oct. 10

8 a.m.

Fall Break-No Classes. Admin Offices Open

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 6

5 p.m.

WSOC vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 8

7 p.m.

VB vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 9

12 p.m.

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

Oct. 9

1 p.m.

WSOC vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 9

2 p.m.

VB vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (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.

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.