Daily Brief

Sept. 30, 2019

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KU SOCIAL CHANNELS ON THE RISE
Over the past year, our KU social media following nearly doubled on Instagram, our power platform for student retention and prospecting, and on Facebook, our hub for parents and alumni. Recently, KU’s Instagram tipped over 10,500 and our engagement level reached an all-time high thanks to the incredible dedication and creativity of our staff and student videographers, photographers and social media team. From drone footage and underwater go-pros to the back-end editorial strategy and monitoring that takes place daily, our team is in full force. Please take a look at the variety of academic, sport and club content that’s been created … and join the KU community yourself. KU Instagram; KU Facebook.
     Sharon Tercha, Office of Marketing

WEATHER

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

Broad high pressure over Manitoba moves eastward and will dominate for the day. The cold front that passed Saturday will move slowly westward as a warm front, but will stop short in passing. This feature could produce cloud cover and a chance for an afternoon shower. High temperature near 70. Winds northeast at 7-9 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BARBARA MCFADDEN, SECRETARY OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Oct. 1
Please join us to celebrate Barbara McFadden’s retirement from the Department of Elementary Education, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in 121 Conference Room, Beekey Education Building (room correction).
     Tracy Keyes, Department of Elementary Education

FIRST GEN AT KU
Oct. 1
Twice a month, the First Gen Initiative will inform faculty and staff of First Gen tips and facts through the Daily Brief. Helpful advice will be given to make First Gen students at KU feel more supported and prepared. Encourage your First Gen students to attend the First Gen Celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in 218 McFarland Student Union. Faculty and staff are welcome. Check out our website for more resources and information. www.kutztown.edu/firstgeneration.
     Lana Gonzalez, CASA

VISITING ARTIST ROBERTO LUGO
Oct. 4
Visiting artist Roberto Lugo will work in the ceramics studio and present a lecture, Friday, Oct. 4. Lugo uses porcelain, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality and social and racial injustice. Lugo is the recipient of the 2019 Rome Prize and a 2016 United States Artist Fellow. This event is sponsored by Clay Club, the Department of Art, the KU Activities Board and the Multicultural Center. Demonstrations will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., in 108 Sharadin Art Building. Artist lecture will be 4 p.m., in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. For information, contact kuclayclub@gmail.com.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS
The Honorary Degree Committee seeks to recognize exceptional individuals whose “distinguished contributions in the service to humanity, scholarship, government, business, creativity, science or the community” are deserving of the university’s highest honor. Nominees cannot be employees of PASSHE. Send nominations to Melissa Nurczynski by Friday, Nov. 1. Please click here for nomination form. 
     Melissa Nurczynski, Department of English

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 30

8 a.m.

Coffee and Cocoa for Care
Lobby, Old Main

Sept. 30

6 p.m.

“Suicide in Higher Ed. and Youth”
201 Academic Forum

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

First-Gen Celebration
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

Barbara McFadden Retirement Celebration
121 Beekey Education Building

Oct. 3

9 a.m.

Plant Club Sale
Lobby, Boehm Science Building

Oct. 3

11 a.m.

CVPA Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 3

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Meeting
29 Rohrbach Library

Oct. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Oct. 3

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Lee Rocker
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 4

9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Visiting Artist Robert Lugo: Demonstration
108 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 4

4 p.m.

Visiting Artist Robert Lugo: Lecture
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Sept. 30

Noon

WGOLF vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

Oct. 2

7 p.m.

WSOC vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats / Live Video)

Oct. 4

7 p.m.

WVB vs. Edinboro
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 5

11 a.m.

FH vs. Seton Hill (Senior Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Oct. 5

2 p.m.

WVB vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 5

2 p.m.

WSOC vs. Mansfield
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Oct. 6

1 p.m.

WVB vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

RETURN OF THE CD GRADS
Sept. 30
The Department of Communication Design presents “The Return of the CD Grads,” 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, in 200 Academic Forum. Kristen Dudish (KUCD '05), senior product designer at The New York Times, and Derek Miller (KUCD '05), creative director at Tierney, return to campus to speak about their careers. Everyone is welcome. Please excuse all CD majors from class to attend. For further information please contact tienken@kutztown.edu.
     Holly Tienken, Department of Communication Design

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Oct. 3
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

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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