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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Frances C. Cortez Funk, Alcohol & Other Drug Services
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
|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.
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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