Daily Brief

October 6, 2022

Fall leaves on tree in front of Old Main Clock Tower

          

Weather

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

Can we all just yell “FINALLY?” All that rain was nice to catch up on but we sure missed the sun. We’ll see a lot that today with nice mild highs around 73 under high pressure behind those pesky remnants of Ian.

Announcements

Campus Wide Fertilizer and Weed Control Application

TruGreen will be on campus Monday, Oct. 10 to perform our annual fall fertilizer and weed control application. They will begin early Monday morning on the south side of campus, and finish on the north by the early afternoon. Please stay off treated areas until they are dry. This usually occurs within 30 minutes or so after the application is completed but can vary depending on weather conditions. Thank you. 

Will Meeker, Facilities

Flash Sale - KU Campus Store

Shop and save 30% on apparel and gifts in-store and online. Sale valid Oct. 6-7 and excludes other sales and promotions while supplies last. 

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Philosophy Guest Speaker - Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne, Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford University will present, "Are We Bodies or Souls?" 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 103 Academic Forum. A meet and greet will precede the talk starting at 4 p.m.
Abstract: Many think that we are just complicated machines, or animals that are different from machines only by being conscious. Swinburne argues that we are immaterial souls sustained in existence by our brains. Sensations, thoughts, and intentions are conscious events in our souls that cause events in our brains. While scientists might discover some of the laws of nature that determine conscious events and brain events, each person's soul is an individual thing, and this is what ultimately makes us who we are.

Steve B. Lem, Department of Philosophy and Government

Tips for Identity Theft Protection

The fear of identity theft can be a source of stress for anyone, whether they rely on traditional means of financial management or prefer to handle most things online. Thankfully, there are some easy steps individuals can take to safeguard accounts and other personal information. Join Kelly Ann Ryan, manager of PSECU at Kutztown University, to learn helpful tips for protecting yourself from identity theft, 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 17, 312 MSU. Kelly Ann is a certified credit union financial counselor who has a passion for bringing financial education programs to students, staff and community members of Kutztown University.

Lori Lentz, Academic Affairs

Academics

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 Passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and October 2022 SharePoint folder (https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/universitysenatemembers) folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Steve Lem, University Senate

Third CET Fall Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer the third CET fall presentation "Scholarly Research Opportunities for All Through CUREs" by Dr. Lance F. Barton, chair and professor of biology at Austin College. This is a joint session with UGRC. This UGRC-CET presentation can be accessed 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, through Zoom here. Presentation details including abstract and speaker's short bio can be found on the CET website here. Everyone is welcome and participation certificates will be provided.

Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 6 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
13G Schaeffer
Oct. 6 Noon Faculty Staff Headshots
183 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 6 2 p.m. Dana Morykan Retirement Reception
109 Stratton Administration Center
Oct. 6 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Oct. 7 10 a.m. Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 10 All Day Fall Break: No Classes;
Administrative Offices Open
Oct. 11 4:30 p.m. Philosophy Guest Speaker - Richard Swinburne
103 Academic Forum
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. 17 7 p.m. Tips for Identity Theft Protection
312 McFarland Student Union

Athletics
Date Time Event
Oct. 7 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 8 12 p.m. Football vs. Bloomsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Radio)
Oct. 8 1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 8 6 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Oct. 8 6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Mansfield
Andre Reed Stadium (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.