Daily Brief

April 15, 2021

Rectangular image: Old Main Clock Tower is on the left with slight sun glare on left of building. The right side of the image are the words KU (gold type) DOS (gold speckled type), with Kutztown University's (white bold caps  under KUDOS) and Dedication to Outstanding Service (white caps under Kutztown University's)

PODCAST: KUDOS - COMPUTER SCIENCE/INFORMATION TECH
Our latest podcast of KUDOS, Kutztown University’s Dedication to Outstanding Service, features KU's Department of Computer Science and Information Technology with department chair Dr. Lisa Frye and professor Dr. Dale Parson. Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/news-releases/kudos/computer-science-and-information-technology.html.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Zoom screenshot of three students. The words Undergraduate Conference in German Studies (white text) are in a light blue box at bottom of image. Moravian College (white text) are in bottom left of blue rectangle and Lafayette College (white text) are in bottom right corner.

STUDENTS PRESENT AT GERMAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
On Saturday, April 10, three German students presented at the highly-selective LVAIC German Studies Conference organized by Lafayette and Moravian Colleges. All three presenters--Ryan Golder, Victoria Salazar and Morgan Higgins (Millersville)--were students in Dr. Lynn Kutch's fall 2020 GER 313 "Literature of the 20th Century" course, which included nine Millersville students as part of the PASSHE German Consortium course-sharing initiative.
     Lynn M Kutch, Department of Modern Language Studies

WEATHER

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

Low pressure brings another overcast day with periods of rain showers. Latest guidance keeps the heaviest and steadiest precipitation east of our area, so coverage of rainfall should be spotty, and there could be dry periods, as well, when nothing is happening other than clouds. Cool temperatures at about 59. Light south winds swinging around to the northwest later in the day. Rainfall should stay limited to a quarter inch or so.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAILY BRIEF READER SURVEY
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     Tammy Starner Wert, University Relations

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023. A meeting password is required to attend. Please contact Lisa Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu for the password.
     Lisa Brennen, University Curriculum Committee

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURES
Please continue to email all invoices for payment to apinvoice@kutztown.edu for processing in a timely manner. Continue to encourage vendors to utilize ACH enrollment instead of paper checks for timely receipt of payment. ACH enrollment forms can be located on the Accounts Payable website at: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable.html Signed and completed forms should be emailed to apinvoice@kutztown.edu for SAP vendor-profile updating. Thank you.
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 15

1 p.m.

Alicia Chico, LSW, dissertation defense
Zoom

April 15

7 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist Lecture with Mac McCusker
Virtual

April 15

7 p.m.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Upending Racism”
Register

April 16

6 p.m.

Full Spectrum Exhibition Reception
Zoom

April 17

8:45 a.m.

Children’s Literature Conference
Zoom

April 19

2 p.m.

Nicole M. Wack Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

April 19

6 p.m.

Big Art Day
Zoom

April 19

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic

April 20

Noon

Kids and Money – PSECU Webinar
Register

April 21

Noon

Blood Drive
Register here.

April 21

1 p.m.

Jennifer Marshall, LSW, dissertation defense
Zoom Meeting ID: 844 2677 6666 Passcode: 6V39fk

April 21

4 p.m.

Visiting Artist Tip Toland demonstration
Zoom

April 21

4:30 p.m.

Chambliss Faculty Research Award Lecture: Dr. A. Fu Interdisciplinary Views of the City: Memory and Nature
Zoom

April 22

11 a.m.

Open Forum: Culturally Engaging Campus Climates Zoom

April 22

1 p.m.

Visiting Artist Tip Toland lecture
Zoom

Date

Time

Event

April 16

noon

BB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 17

1 p.m.

SB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

UPENDING RACISM
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kutztown University will be hosting the Community Group, Upending Racism 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15. This local community group will discuss their history, purpose and goals. The group's overall intent is to cultivate practices aimed at anti-racism and healing. You must pre-register for this event here.
     Patricia Brenner, NAMI KU

MAY COMMENCEMENT-FACULTY RSVP
KU will host commencement in six ceremonies in May. Your role in this event is significant to our students. Faculty with their own regalia can reserve a seat and/or a place in the Faculty Honor Guard through April 15. RSVP link: https://app.kutztown.edu/SZ_007_COMMENCEMENT/rsvp.aspx
     Erica Stratton, Commencement Team

KIDS AND MONEY-WEBINAR BY PSECU

We all know that practicing smart saving and spending strategies is important – and it's a good habit to introduce to your child at any age. But while teaching your child about money management early on can help set them up to be a financially-savvy adult, it may seem like an overwhelming undertaking.
If you'd like to learn about simple, interactive ways to help kids understand financial concepts and get an overview of what educational savings options are available to lead them on the path to success, we invite you to attend this webinar noon to 1 p.m., April 20. Register by 5 p.m., April 19, via this link.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

VALUE PLACED ON SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK: A STUDY
The Department of Social Work announces Jennifer Marshall, LSW, will defend the Doctor of Social Work dissertation, "Awareness of and Value Placed on School Social Work: A Study of Pennsylvania’s Public School Administrators," 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, via Zoom
Meeting ID: 844 2677 6666 Passcode: 6V39fk
     John Vafeas, Department of Social Work

ICC CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY OPEN FORUM

The Institutional Climate Committee will hold three open forums to present a summary, analysis, and lead an open discussion of the data from the student, staff and faculty “Culturally Engaging Campus Climates” surveys.
- Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m. to noon, via Zoom.
- Monday, April 26, 3-4 p.m.
- Thursday, April 29, 3-4 p.m.
All are invited. Please see the ICC website to preview our Executive Summary.
     Christopher Weiler, Institutional Climate Committee

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURES
Check Requisition forms should be utilized for travel candidates and student reimbursements only. All other expenses should use a pre-approved Kutztown University Purchase Order, Service Purchase Contract or Purchasing Card. Conference fees should be entered in the Travel Management System. Please contact apinvoice@kutztown.edu for any questions. Thank you.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable.html
     Office of Accounts Payable

TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Staff and faculty, please submit all travel request and travel expense reports through the Travel Management System available in the ESS Portal for reimbursement. This includes conference fees for virtual conferences. The use of all overnight and non-overnight carbon forms has been discontinued. Reference guides for the TMS are available on the Accounts Payable Overnight and Non-Overnight travel websites. Additional questions can be directed via email to accounts payable at apinvoice@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable.html
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

UNIVERSITY SENATE AT-LARGE POSITIONS

The following individuals were elected to serve at At-Large Faculty Senators effective August 2021: Jennifer Schlegel and Pierette Kulpa. The following individuals were elected to serve at At-Large Professional Staff Senators effective August 2021: Elyse Levandowski, Christine Price and Amanda Garcia. Please join me in offering them congratulations.
      Cara Cotellese, University Senate

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Willingness to Serve positions effective August 2021 were approved by the University Senate on April 1. For a complete list of appointments, please click here.The membership lists will be updated on our Shared Governance Committees’ websites in August. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve on these Shared Governance Committees. Individual letters for all applicants will be forthcoming.
     Deryl Johnson, University Senate

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS

Elections for open positions on Strategic Planning and Resources Committee, Committee on Committees and the Grade Appeal Board were completed April 1. For a list of election victors, please click here. The membership lists for Shared Governance Committees will be updated in August. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination form.
     Cara Cotellese, 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.

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.