Daily Brief

Sept. 9, 2021

President Hawkinson (right), Dr. Khori Newlander (left)

ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG AT KU
Students and faculty conducted an archeological dig at a prehistoric site on campus in August. The dig provided students an opportunity to get their hands dirty and recover artifacts from thousands of years ago, reflective of the people who lived where our university now sits. President Hawkinson and his leadership team visited the site last month with professor Khori Newlander.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

A cooler northwest flow behind last night’s cold front brings partly cloudy skies to our area today with highs in the mid-70s. A brief afternoon instability shower cannot be ruled out, but the day will be largely dry and comfortable.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEST OF KU ALERT SYSTEM
There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:50 a.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 9. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.
     KU University Relations

CANCELED: PRIDE NIGHT AT READING FIGHTIN PHILS

Following Minor League Baseball’s health and safety protocols, the R-Phils Thursday, Sept. 9 game vs. New Hampshire has been postponed.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

BE OUR GUEST/MINDFULNESS WITH ALIYAH
3-4:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 9, 200 Rec Center. Mindfulness with Aliyah starts at 3:45 p.m. Open to campus community.
     Frances Cortez Funk, Health Promotion Services

FACULTY ART EXHIBITION
Please join us for our first exhibition of the semester 4-6 p.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 9. The CVPA Faculty Exhibition features artwork in all mediums from faculty in the Art & Design and Art Education departments. Exhibition dates are Sept. 9 to Oct. 15; Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m., Sunday 2-4 p.m. kutztown.edu/millerartgallery facebook.com/KUMillerArtGallery instagram.com/millerart_kutztown.
     Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts

RAPE, AGGRESSION & DEFENSE
Rape aggression defense classes free to female students, faculty, staff will be held 6 p.m., Sept. 13, 14, 16. To sign up email Candi at calhoun@kutztown.edu.
     Candi Calhoun-Border, Public Safety and Police Services

SPACES/MOTIVATIONAL MONDAYS
Join us weekly for SPACES/ Motivational Mondays 8-8:30 a.m., Old Main Concourse. A series to assist others in their well-being journey. Thirty minutes of mindfulness activities. Open to the campus community.
     Frances Cortez Funk, Health Promotion Services

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

If your department, office, class, or student group is doing any programming or activities to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, please email the details to schearer@kutztown.edu by Monday, Sept. 13, so we can cross promote and help advertise. This can be an active program, film, art display, etc. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion Center

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

(Registration required) Learn about accommodations that are typically in place for students with deafness and other hearing impairments. Discuss other considerations for the classroom and course materials.  https://kutztown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vduGsqzsiHtHYmbYP2gvZydzxtzss7d4S
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

COMMEMORATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
As millions watched the events unfolding in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines
Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., at 9:37 a.m, causing a devastating inferno that led to the structural collapse of a portion of the giant concrete building, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense which serves as a symbol of American military power. All told, 184 people perished, 125 military personnel and civilians in the Pentagon, along with all 59 people aboard the airliner.
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 9

11 a.m.

Center for the Enhancement of Teaching Fall Discussion
Zoom Meeting ID 390059274

Sept. 9

11 a.m.

The KU Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 9

3 p.m.

Office Hour with the Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union Building

Sept. 10

11 a.m.

9/11 Remembrance Day
College Hill Memorial Grove

Photo of the football stands

Home events for KU Athletics began last Saturday as the Golden Bear football team entertained a crowd of nearly 4,000 for its season-opening win over Assumption last Saturday. The 2-0 KU field hockey team will host its home opener against Mansfield 1 p.m., Saturday, Andre Reed Stadium. Fans can also follow KU football at IUP, as well as women’s soccer and women’s volleyball on the road this weekend at kubears.com.
     University Relations

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 11

1 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.