Daily Brief

October 12, 2022

KU to Host Second Annual Girls in STEM Symposium

Kutztown University's Departments of Computer Science and Information Technology, Biology, Geography, Mathematics and Physical Sciences are hosting the second annual Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Symposium, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 18, 218 and 223 McFarland Student Union. Through this community outreach event, KU’s goal is to excite and empower girls with confidence and knowledge to become future STEM leaders.

University Relations

Weather

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

High pressure drifts out to sea. Clouds will be increasing throughout the day. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected. High temperature near 68.

Announcements

APSCUF-KU Tenure Track and Junior Faculty Forum

Please join APSCUF-KU for refreshments, networking, solidarity, conversations and questions about the issues that matter to you. The forum will be held 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 224 McFarland Student Union. All faculty are welcome.

Albert Fu, APSCUF-KU

Noon Faculty/Staff Basketball

If you might be interested in playing pick-up, full-court basketball at lunchtime, send an email to Dan Spiegel at spiegel@kutztown.edu for details. We play at noon Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as during school breaks. 

Dan Spiegel, CSIT

Refer Friends to PSECU and Earn Up to $500

Sharing PSECU with friends has never been so rewarding. When they join, your friend will get access to all the perks PSECU offers and you'll get $50. Earn up to $500, for up to 10 members. Create your personal referral code here: https://refer.psecu.com/. Then, share your code through email, text, or social media. Full terms and conditions are available via the link provided. For questions about current PSECU promotions, please email KU's PSECU manager, Kelly Ann Ryan, at kryan@psecu.com

Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

Academics

Oscar Wilde Digital Edition Garners Attention

Dr. Sandra Leonard’s digital scholarly edited edition of Oscar Wilde's "Portrait of Mr. W.H." has recently been featured on the Oscar Wilde Society website and newsletter. The digital edition is now freely accesible on COVE (Collaboration for Virtual Education). It is the first full-holograph publication of Wilde's manuscript (held by the Rosenbach library in Philadelphia). This important manuscript is freely accessible to an international audience. The high-quality images were funded by a Kutztown Professional Development grant. A recent graduate assistant in the Department of English, Charles Schmied, is credited as an annotator on the project.

Laurie McMillan, CLAS

CET Faculty Director: Call for Applications

Applications for the faculty director position of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) are being accepted until Monday, Oct. 17. For more information, please see CET Call for Applications.

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

I Don’t Have Time For Assessment

Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to include program or general education assessment in your course? Come to the Office of Assessment workshop “I Don’t Have Time For Assessment! Integrating Grading and Assessment into the Same Assignment,” with Dr. Michele Baranczyk to consider ways of embedding assessment in your existing assignments. Feel free to bring a syllabus with assignments and a student-learning outcome program, general education or both to make the session relevant to your courses. The workshop is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 200 Graduate Center.

Michele Baranczyk, Office of Assessment

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 12 1 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
Sharadin Lobby
Oct. 12 11 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 13 11 a.m. CET: "Scholarly Research Opportunities ..."
Zoom
Oct. 13 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 Noon Lunch and Learn - "The State of U.S. Democracy"
250 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 7 p.m. Tips for Identity Theft Protection
312 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 18 3 p.m. "I Don't Have Time For Assessment!" Workshop
200 Graduate Center
Oct. 20 3 p.m. APSCUF-KU Tenure Track and Junior Faculty Forum
224 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 21 2 p.m. Keith Haring Fitness Court Ribbon Cutting
Corner of Baldy St. and Normal Ave.
Athletics
Date Time Event
Oct. 12 3 p.m. W. Soccer vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Oct. 14 7 p.m. W. Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg
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.

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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.