Daily Brief

Sept. 15, 2021

Photo of KU Rock Ensemble singing.

ROCK ON SCHAEFFER LAWN
Thank you to everyone who came out to "Rock on Schaeffer Lawn" Tuesday night. The next performance is 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21.
     University Relations

Photo of Old Main

TODAY: COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE
Beginning today, Wednesday, Sept. 15, Kutztown University will offer voluntary COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis for KU students and employees. Testing will occur every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the East Gym of the Student Recreation Center. Registration is required. While testing is voluntary for all students and employees, we strongly encourage our campus community to take advantage of this service, especially those who are unvaccinated. CDC data shows that most of the recent positive cases are from those who are unvaccinated.  https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/fall-2021/testing-information.html
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Patchy fog to start the morning followed by mostly sunny skies. Low pressure passing through eastern Canada will drag a cold front through the region during the late afternoon and overnight hours and likely trigger showers and storms. High temperature in the mid-80s. Southwest winds at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than one-tenth inch. with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2021 PASSHE STEM STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Today, Wednesday, Oct. 15, is the submission deadline for the 7th annual PASSHE-STEM Student Research Conference on Saturday, Nov. 6. The conference is currently being organized as in-person and it will feature a keynote speaker and contributed talks by both undergraduate students and graduate students on STEM topics. The presentations can be submitted by clicking here, and more conference details can be found on the website by clicking here. Please encourage your students to present at the conference, either orally or as a poster presentation, and share this information with anyone who might be interested. Thanks.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference Organization Committee

CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY 2021
This weekend the campus community will be joined by our Golden Bear families for the annual Family Day. This year's theme is "remember the past, look to the future." Families are eager to experience all our campus and local community has to offer to our students, so please provide them with a warm welcome. Schedule information and more details can be found on the Family Day website.
     Nykolai Blichar, Student Involvement

FUNCTIONAL POTTERY THREE-WEEK WORKSHOP
Functional Pottery workshop will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 18. Pinched pottery is a lot of things, but "boring" isn't one of them. In this three-week class, you will learn about the possibilities of pinching clay into functional pieces for your home. Kutztown’s Artist in Residence Lexie Koch will teach you how to build forms that can hold flowers, and you can also make a variety of other objects using these techniques. By the end of this class, you'll glaze and take your finished pieces home to enjoy. Reserve your spot by emailing kuclayclub@gmail.com today. Open to all KU community members. $50 for the workshop.
      Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

GUEST SPEAKER: CINEMA, TV & MEDIA PRODUCTION
The Department of Cinema, Television & Media Production will host Los Angeles-based film and television sound designer and sound mixer, Ryan A. Sullivan, 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, via Zoom Meeting ID: 978 5218 0056 Passcode: 230179. Ryan’s credits include the latest Adam Sandler film, “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,” the Netflix series, “Medical Police,” and season two of the Rami Malek podcast series, “Blackout.” Please join us 6 p.m., Thursday.
      Michael Johnston, Cinema, Television & Media Production

KU PRESENTS! RETURNS FACE-TO-FACE

Kicking off our return of face-to-face shows is the A Capella pop and rock group FACE Vocal Band. A hit on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and thrilling audiences around the globe, they perform hit tunes from the 1980s through today. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, Schaeffer Auditorium. Use your KU login, create an account and access discounted tickets to KU Presents!
     Amy Botwright, KU Presents

$250 BONUS OFFER FROM PSECU
PSECU - Pennsylvania's largest credit union - is pleased to offer a wonderful new member promotion to Kutztown University employees. Faculty and staff will receive a $250* bonus just for joining and meeting promotion requirements. For questions about banking with PSECU, reach out to Kutztown's PSECU manager, Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com. Use promo code FS250 when joining. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2OnWtyc.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION FOR KU STUDENTS
Kutztown University Entrepreneurial Leadership Center is hosting a Business Idea Competition for all KU students. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experiential learning and win a cash prize. Students are to attend one of the competition information sessions: 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, or 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 116 McFarland Student Union. For more information visit www.kutztown.edu/business-idea-competition. Please share with your students and encourage them to participate.
      Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

 MAKING BETTER BUSINESS DECISIONS WITH ANALYTICS
Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. Presented by Kwesi Robotham, an entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor. He is the founder and Managing Director of Kingstowne Advisors, LLC, a firm focused on creating long-term financial success for small business owners and executives. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28425
     Zachary Ball, KU SBDC

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 15

1 p.m.

Open Hour with the Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union

Sept. 16

11 a.m.

CET Presentation: Khori Newlander
Zoom Meeting: 390059274

Sept. 16

6 p.m.

CTMP Guest Speaker: Ryan A. Sullivan
Zoom Meeting ID: 978 5218 0056 Passcode: 230179

Sept. 20

5 p.m.

AFSCME Membership Meeting
220 Boehm Science Building

Sept. 21

6 p.m.

Rock Gigs on Schaeffer Lawn
Schaeffer Lawn

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 15

7 p.m.

WSOC vs. Shepherd
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Sept. 17

2 p.m.

FH vs. Mount Olive
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Sept. 17

3 p.m.

VB vs. Salem (WV)
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Sept. 17

7 p.m.

VB vs. Georgian Court
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Sept. 18

9 a.m.

XC vs. Division II/III Challenge
North Campus Course

Sept. 18

Noon

FB vs. Seton Hill (Family Day)
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.

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