Daily Brief

October 17, 2022

Homecoming Week 2022

The Office of Student Involvement is excited to share its line up of activities during the week of Homecoming from Oct. 17 to Oct. 22. Please click the link below for more information.

Nykolai Blichar, Office of Student Involvement & Community Outreach Center

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SECA 2022

The annual SECA campaign relies on donors to make it a success. Now in its 45th year, SECA has raised over $100 million for organizations and worthy causes. If you’ve donated to this year’s campaign, you deserve a huge “Thank You!”  Thank you for your generosity and your commitment to helping others.
Learn about dedicated donations, and make your pledge today.
- Donate using Employee Self Service (click on the “SECA Enrollment” tile) or a paper form
View the list of participating charities
- Learn about leadership giving
- View instructions on how to pledge
- Learn more about SECA

Toyia Heyward, SECA

Weather

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

Scattered showers before 11 a.m., then isolated showers after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Announcements

Lunch and Learn: The State of U.S. Democracy

The EMSA Professional Development Committee is proud to launch a series of Lunch and Learn workshops open to all faculty and staff. The first will be hosted by Nykolai Blichar, assistant director of Student Involvement and Community Outreach, titled “The State of U.S. Democracy.” The United States has stood for 246 years as the pinnacle example of democracy in the world. In the last decade however various factors have impacted the strength of our democratic systems. This Lunch and Learn will explore the factors that have led us to where we are now and what we as citizens can do to maintain the democratic-principles we hold. Join us noon-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 250 MSU. Feel free to bring your lunch, light refreshments will also be provided. Please use this link to sign up https://forms.office.com/r/qq5YXSfZbV. Contact Angelica Mishra at mishra@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Angelica Mishra, EMSA

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

Please join us 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 103 Academic Forum for the monthly AFSCME membership meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Trunk or Treat

Kutztown University Athletics is sponsoring a community-wide trunk or treat 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the F6 lot (Andre Reed Stadium). Please park in the F1 lot (Stratton Building). The event is open to the public and we encourage costumes. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 27. For more information contact Elizabeth Parkins at parkins@kutztown.edu.

Renee Hellert, Intercollegiate Athletics

PASSHE Diversity Summit

There is still time to register for the virtual PASSHE Diversity Summit, Nov. 2-4. The summit is free and open to all students, staff and faculty. We will have an opening reception and watch party 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 183 McFarland Student Union. Please use the link below to register.

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

APSCUF-KU Fall Elections

APSCUF-KU Nominations and Elections committee would like to announce two fall 2022 special elections: to fulfill three terms on the University Tenure and one term on the Sabbatical committees, and two regular elections to fulfill a teaching-faculty opening on GEAC and the bi-annual election of the local CAP chapter chair. Please look for Willingness to Serves and Ballots in your university email inbox from SurveyMonkey in the coming weeks. The CAP chair election will be held after Nov. 8.

Anke Walz & Bobby Portada, APSCUF-KU

Now Booking for Summer 2023

Lets talk about summer 2023. Conference and Event Services are currently accepting requests from our internal KU departments for camps and/or conferences for the 2023 summer season which runs from May 15 through Aug. 4, 2023.  If you are planning to bring people to campus for a summer program, please be sure to reach out to Honey Svoboda (svoboda@kutztown.edu) for pricing and availability of university facilities for your summer needs.  Please understand that with an increasingly-active summer it is important to reach out now to secure summer facilities. Thank you.

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services

Thanksgiving Food Box Drive

The Kutztown University Community Outreach Center is once again hosting the Thanksgiving Food Box Drive. Collection has begun with a firm due date of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. The Office of Student Involvement, 153 MSU, is open for deliveries from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or boxes can be picked up by our staff on Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Please email blichar@kutztown.edu to make arrangements and for more details please visit GivePulse.

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: MFA Fatigue

Did you know the FBI issued alerts this year due to the high number of higher-ed credentials found on the dark web?
Adding another proof of an identity factor greatly reduces the opportunity for an attacker to gain access to an account.
What is 2SA/MFA? It's known as two-step authentication (2SA), multi-factor authentication(MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA). It's an additional step during the login process that requires anyone logging in to prove their identity.
Can 2SA/MFA be hacked? When bad actors have your credentials, they will often keep trying login until someone finally approves the 2SA request, often by accident or out of annoyance from the persistent requests. This is called an MFA fatigue attack.
What can I do? 
Always be on alert for unusual 2SA requests, do not approve unexpected requests and if you do receive unusual requests, change your password.
Report suspicious requests to helpcenter@kutztown.edu.

David Jones, Information Technology

Lost and Found

Lost and found items can be picked up at the MSU information desk. If you have lost something, please use the link below to browse our current inventory.

Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

Freedom From Smoking/Vaping Clinics

Do you know of a student interested in quitting tobacco/vaping? The Health Center offers Freedom From Smoking Clinics 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Contact cortez@kutztown.edu for more information. 

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Alcohol & Other Drug Services

Academics

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker

Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this fall. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 17.  Please direct any interested students to https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html for more information and an application.

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success and Academic Excellence

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. 17 Noon Lunch and Learn - "The State of U.S. Democracy"
250 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum
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 9 a.m. Annual Health Expo
218 McFarland Student Union
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.
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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