Daily Brief

Sept. 27, 2021

50-year anniversary of Kutztown University Women's Basketball logo. Women's basketball 50-year anniversary.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN 2021-22
Kutztown University is proud to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of women's basketball as a varsity program during the upcoming 2021-22 season. The anniversary season will include special recognition of the student-athletes, coaches and moments defining five decades of on- and off-court success for Golden Bear women's basketball and culminates with the 50-year anniversary celebration reception Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, following KU's game against Lock Haven. Learn More.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

High pressure moves out of the Southern U.S. Some warm air advection from last night will create some mid-level cloud cover. That should thin as the day progresses and we achieve mostly clear skies by the afternoon. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds southwest at 5-15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KUTZTOWN PHOTO MOSAIC
The offices of Student Involvement and Alumni Engagement have embarked on a yearlong project for the campus community. The Kutztown Mosaic is a living photo presentation of all things Golden. Check the mosaic to see contributed photos. Share photos from the mosaic to your social media. Upload and share your photos to the #togetherweregolden mosaic. Click “Upload a Photo,” select a photo and post. https://kutztownmosaic.com/
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

FACILITIES FRONT OFFICE OPERATING HOURS

Due to staffing vacancies, the Facilities front office, including the Work Control Center and the key and lock office, will be operating under adjusted hours. The offices will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be closed noon to 1 p.m. Facilities-related emergency requests outside operating hours should be reported to Public Safety. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
     Deb Bond, Facilities Business Services

NEWSPAPER ACCESS
The library is pleased to remind faculty and staff that you have free access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. You can learn how to sign up and access these newspapers here: https://library.kutztown.edu/newspapers. Please direct any questions to flatley@kutztown.edu.
     Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

MUSIC MONDAY
Music Mondays begins 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27, in a hybrid format from Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music faculty will present a program including works by Bach, Brahms, Poulenc, Piazzolla, African American composer Florence Price and living composers Daniel Schnyder and Arvo Pärt. The Pärt and Price performances will be KU Premieres. Astor Piazzolla’s Otoño Porteño and La Muerte Del Angel will be presented in celebration of the Argentinian composer’s 100th anniversary. Please join us for this exciting evening of music. To view online click here.
     Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

CREATING ACCESSIBLE WORD DOCUMENTS AND PDF’S
Learn to use tools that are already built into Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat to quickly make your documents and instructional materials accessible to all students 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28. Zoom Meeting ID 93515840850 Passcode: DSO
     Linda Feinour, Disability Services Office

CET BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: UNGRADING
Join us for CET’s virtual book discussion series: “UNgrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead),” edited by Susan D. Blum. The book is available via this link, thanks to the Rohrbach Library. Drs. Erin Kraal and Jacob Sewall will facilitate discussion 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

PHOTOGRAPH SESSION FOR FACULTY/STAFF

Any faculty and staff member who needs a professional portrait photograph for the website employee directory can get their photograph taken 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 223 McFarland Student Union. Please do not wear gray, as that is the color of the backdrop. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/web-and-digital-media/directory-resources.html
     Josh Leiboff, University Relations

PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR
Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by President Hawkinson’s open hour, 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to come by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President

EMSA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
You are invited to a professional development workshop designed to inspire and empower women to tap into their unique strengths and lead with confidence Thursday, Oct. 7. Virtual training will be held 10-11:30 a.m. An optional lunch will follow noon to 1 p.m. Space is limited. There is no cost to attend. Training materials will be emailed to confirmed participants. Registration closes Tuesday, Sept. 28: https://forms.gle/48r8ZmDbqExajxCQ9.
     Multicultural Center, Women's Center and Veterans Services

COB FEATURED SPEAKER: ARJUN ARORA
College of Business’ Featured Speaker Series highlights Arjun Arora, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, via Zoom. Arjun Arora is a customer-facing data scientist at Datarobot, the leading Augmented Intelligence platform. Datarobot delivers trusted AI technology and ROI enablement services to global enterprises competing in today’s Intelligence Revolution. In his prior roles, Arjun led analytics enablement for global teams, developed predictive models for enterprises and drove sales strategy. Please help us share with all students.
     Katie Bowen, College of Business

AEVIDUM TRAINING
Aevidum suicide prevention training will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 250 McFarland Student Union. Aevidum’s “I’ve got your back,” message assists students in seeking help for themselves and for their friends. At the core of the program is the idea that while universities do talk through many key issues affecting their youth populations, many lack an important conversation – “The Talk” – about mental health and suicide. Faculty support is needed for both the training and assisting to run the club. Please contact Patricia Brenner for more information and to reserve your spot at this training.
     Patricia Brenner, NAMI KU

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 27

6:30 p.m.

FUNctional Pottery Workshop
108 Sharadin

Sept. 27

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
Schaeffer Auditorium and online

Sept. 28

11 a.m.

Creating Accessible Word and PDF documents
Zoom Meeting: 93515840850 Password: DSO

Sept. 28

11 a.m.

CET Book Discussion “UNgrading”
Zoom Meeting 99019643156

Sept. 28

3 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
04 Old Main A-Wing (formerly LGBTQ+ Resource Center)

Sept. 29

9 a.m.

Rite-Aid Flu Clinic
Seminar Room, Student Rec Center

Sept. 29

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
Student Recreation Center

Sept. 29

10 a.m.

Faculty/Staff Photograph Session
223 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

Memorial Tree Planting
Lawn, Rohrbach Library

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

CET Presentation: Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
Zoom Meeting: 390059274

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union Building

Oct. 1

5 p.m.

Hispanic Culture: Food
Zoom

Oct. 4

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 29

7 p.m.

FH vs. Bloomsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 1

7 p.m.

VB vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 2

Noon

FB vs. East Stroudsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 2

1 p.m.

VB vs. Shepherd
Keystone Arena (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.