Daily Brief

September 5, 2019

KU Ranked Among Best Colleges for Student Voting

KU RANKED AMONG BEST COLLEGES FOR STUDENT VOTING BY WASHINGTON MONTHLY FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT YEAR
Kutztown University was recently named to Washington Monthly's 2019 America's Best Colleges for Student Voting. KU was among 80 schools to be recognized from a pool of nearly 1,500 colleges and universities. This is KU's second-straight year of inclusion in the annual rankings. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

weather

Weather forecasts are provided by KU’s Dr. Michael Davis and “Monsoon Mike” Regensburger

Partly sunny and autumn-like coolness under a fresh new air mass behind yesterday's cold front. High of only 74. Low humidity. Breezy northeast winds

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ARRIVAL
KUSSI has great news to share. On Friday, Aug. 23, assistant director Matt Assad and his wife welcomed a little girl, Olivia June Assad. Olivia was 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 21.5 inches. Mom and baby are doing very well.
    Leslie Maillie, Human Resources

GLBTQ AND WOMEN'S ISSUES TALK RADIO
Sept. 5
A new campus-produced GLBTQ and women's issues talk radio interview magazine, "Tough Topics with Trisha,” debuts at 2 p.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 5. On today’s show, Trisha, a graduate assistant at the KU Women's Center, interviews Dr. Fennelly. Listen live to KUR on your device by clicking the "Listen Live" link at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUR. 
      Michael G. Regensburger, KU Radio

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Sept. 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 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

SECOND YEAR EXPERIENCE MEETINGS
Sept. 5
Please inform your students that all second year students are invited to join the Office of Residence Life in our new initiative, Second Year Experience meetings, under our Golden Paw Second Year Experience Program. Meetings are 11 a.m., every Thursday, starting Sept. 5, in 123 Old Main. Second-year students will have a place to relax, grab a snack, gather support and resources and more. For more information, or questions please contact Hannah Hotalen at hotalen@kutztown.edu.
     Hannah Hotalen, Office of Residence Life

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR NICOLE BECKER
Sept. 6
Please join us in wishing a fond farewell to Nicole Becker, assistant director, International Admissions and Services. A reception in her honor will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at Boxwood House.
     Warren Hilton, vice president, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

The schedule for the University Curriculum Committee meetings and deadlines for the 2019-2020 Academic Year is available on the UCC website. The first meeting will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in 29 Rohrbach Library. The proposal deadline is noon, Thursday, Sept. 12. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, 319 Stratton Administration Center. Please note a hard copy signed original should be submitted for each proposal uploaded to the SharePoint site. Contact Ms. Brennan at ext. 3-4220 with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

FIRST-GEN CELEBRATION
Oct. 1
Want to support first-gen students at KU? Were you a first-gen student? Come to the “First-Gen Celebration,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in 218 McFarland Student Union, hosted by the TRIO Student Support Services Program and the First-Gen Initiative. Receive a first-gen branded sticker for your office so students recognize your first-gen friendly status. Pre-order a special T-shirt for $20 by Tuesday, Sept. 10, to wear to the event. The TRIO SSSP student designed shirt embodies the first-gen experience of breaking generational barriers. Proceeds benefit the TRIO SSSP scholarship fund. Order by clicking on this link http://bit.ly/FirstGenShirtForm.
      Loriann Irving, TRIO Student Support Services

FREE WALK-IN MATH TUTORING
The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the Calculus sequence 2-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in 226 Lytle. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource.
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 5

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Meeting
312 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Sept. 6

11 a.m.

Nicole Becker Farewell
Boxwood House

Sept. 11

2 p.m.

Open Session for Profile Pictures
527 Old Main

Sept. 7

12:05 p.m.

FB vs Assumption
Andre Reed Stadium

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
Sept. 5
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, in 312 McFarland Student Union. There will be a discussion on “Does Age Bring Wisdom or Dementia?” Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services before the event at 610-683-4108, dso@kutztown.edu or TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.
     Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

OPEN SESSION FOR PROFILE PICTURES
Sept. 11
The university photographer will be holding an open session for all faculty and staff to update their profile picture 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 527 Old Main. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Fenstermacher at mfenster@kutztown.edu or ext. 6-5839.
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CLAY CLUB POTTERY WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE JULIA PALMER
Four weeks, 6:30-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Oct. 9. This first of two four-week sessions is an introduction to wheel throwing designed for learners of all skill levels. We will discuss wedging, the steps in throwing, simple decoration and will have activities to help you grow your skills. We will spend time thinking about what forms fit our aesthetic most and will work to replicate them. Participants will make and glaze their own pottery. The cost is $75 and is open to all Kutztown University community members. To register, contact kuclayclub@gmail.com. Follow us on Instagram, @kutztownclayclub.
      Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

KU FACULTY EXHIBITION AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The opening reception for the exhibition is 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. https://www.mc3.edu/news/2019/08/kutztown-art-exhibit. Participating faculty include: Elizabeth Schneider, Carrie Nordlund, Mark Mahosky, Kevin McCloskey, George Graf, John White, James Rose, Michael Covello, Evan Summer (recently retired), Tim Betz, Elaine Cunfer and Heather Ramsdale. Galleries director Patrick Rodgers chose to exhibit the work of Kutztown University’s faculty because the pieces are of high quality. He also saw an opportunity for MCCC students to build relationships.
“The caliber of work that their faculty are doing is also amazing,” he said. “Many of MCCC students from both campuses go on to attend Kutztown. I hope that our students can gain inspiration from this exhibition and make some connections with the university.”
     Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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.