Daily Brief

August 30, 2019

Presenters at Ecological Society of America

PRESENTATIONS AT ESA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Kutztown University faculty, students and a recent alumnus presented four posters Aug. 12 at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Pictured left to right: Angie DiGiugno senior environmental science-biology major; faculty members - Chris Sacchi, Matt Stone and Chris Habeck; and Jurian Yock ΚΌ19, Bachelor of Science in environmental science-biology. Poster co-author Noah Hish, senior environmental science-biology major, was not in attendance. For information about all authors and the subject of each poster presentation, contact sacchi@kutztown.edu.
     Chris Sacchi, Department of Biology

WEATHER

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

Sunny, with a high near 83. Light southwest wind becoming west 9 to 14 mph in the morning.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEST OF KU ALERT SYSTEM
Sept. 3
There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3. 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

SAVE 20% ON APPAREL AND GIFT AT KU CAMPUS STORE
Aug. 30
Celebrate National College Colors Day. Save 20% on KU apparel and gift to show your KU pride. Sale is one day only, Friday, Aug. 30, in store and online. www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace

THANK YOU MOVE-IN DAY VOLUNTEERS
Thank you to the many Kutztown University students, faculty and staff that volunteered to help make move-in day a success. KU had more than 525 volunteers that helped direct traffic, answer questions, unload cars and move belongings into the residence halls. Parents and families of our newest Golden Bears have commented many times how wonderful the help was, so thank you. It’s good to be golden.
     Jenni Rach, Student Conduct

RECREATION CENTER AND POOL LABOR DAY WEEKEND OPERATING HOURS
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall swimming pool will be operating under the following hours for the upcoming holiday weekend:
- Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept.1: regular hours.
- Monday, Sept. 2: recreation center. 1-11 p.m.; pool 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 3: regular hours resume and group exercise classes begin.
     Office of Recreational Services

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

KU STUDENT SELECTED FOR WRITING WRONGS PROJECT
Fifteen students from various Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York colleges have been selected to labor during this year's Labor Day weekend Writing Wrongs project held in Berks County. During a 72-hour workshop, the students, working as staff writers, photographers, designers and social media managers, will conduct research and interviews, draft articles and design pages for a printed book available for sale through national book sellers. The book will highlight stories of members of the LGBTQ+ community, this year's Writing Wrongs topic. Among this year's participants is KU student Jamilee Hoffman of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, who will serve as the social media manager. Hoffman is a senior communication studies major at KU. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

OFFICE NAME CHANGES
The Office of Marketing and Communications will be called the Office of Marketing and Digital Media, effective immediately. Questions regarding photography, videography, advertising, the web and marketing can be directed to Marie Fenstermacher, secretary, at ext. 6-5839 or mfenster@kutztown.edu. Questions regarding the Office of Communications, including media inquiries, press releases and publicity will continue be directed to Bryan Salvadore, director, at ext. 3-4180.
     Matt Santos, vice president, University Relations and Athletics

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2019-0062 (internal)

NEW – Utility Plant Operator 1 – internal

Full Time

9/3/19

2019-0013

Director Facilities Energy Services & Campus Utilities

Full Time

Continuous

2019-0072

PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

9/6/19

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Human Resources

FALL DEPARTMENT CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES

Department

Chairperson

Department Secretary

Academic Enrichment

Tom Stewart

  Nancy Brynildsen

Anthropology & Sociology

Bill Donner

  Lori Dahlquist

Art

Daniel Haxall

  Dorothy Siravo

Art Education

Julia Hovanec

  Tracy Reidenhour

Athletic Faculty

Jack Entriken

 

Biological Sciences

Christopher Sacchi

  Chris Ferris

Business Administration

Roger Hibbs, Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Abdul Sraiheen, Asst. Chair

  Kim Kilgus

Communication Design

Denise Bosler

  Kathy Traylor

Communication Studies

Diana Ebersole

  Sandy Himmelreich

Computer Science & Information Technology

Lisa Frye

  Cindy Sutjak

Counseling \ Psychological Services

Bruce Sharkin

  Charlene Johnson

Counselor Education & Student Affairs                  

Helen Hamlet

  Pam Hopstetter

Criminal Justice

Jonathan Kremser

  Dena Lewis

Cinema, Television and Media Production

Cara Cotellese

  Melissa Lincoln

Elementary Education

Tracy Keyes

  Barbara McFadden

English

Andrew Vogel, Chair
Anthony Bleach, Asst. Chair

  Andrea Buno

Geography

Richard Courtney

  Laurel Delaney

History

Andrew Arnold

  Anne Cardinal

Library & Learning Technologies

Andrea Harmer

  Wendy Stettler

Mathematics

Paul Ache

  Jennifer Webb

Modern Language Studies

Christine Coleman Núñez

  Merlene Oswald

Music

Jeremy Justeson

  Fran Melchionne

Philosophy

John Lizza

  Stacy Kushner

Physical Sciences

Edward Simpson

  Caecilia Holt

Political Science & Public Administration

Steve Lem

  Stacy Kushner

Psychology

Gregory Shelley

  Christy Derr

Rohrbach Library

Susan Czerny

 

Secondary Education

George Sirrakos

  Vale Deeter

Social Work

John Vafeas

  Andrea Snyder

  Mary Bononno

Special Education

Anne Brawand

  Cheryl Oberheim

Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Elizabeth Rogol 

  Deb Peter

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 2

All Day

Labor Day
No classes/administrative offices closed

Sept. 4

1 p.m.

Website Open Working Session
200 Stratton Administration Center

Sept. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

STUDENT ABSENCE
Aug. 29–Sept. 2
Please excuse the following students from class Thursday, Aug. 29, and Friday, Aug. 30. They will be participating in a mandatory field trip to the Adirondack Mountains for GEL220 – Mineralogy, and returning Monday evening, Sept. 2. Thank you for your understanding.
Lauren Delong, Rob Edris, Francesca Glackin, Lukas Hand, Grace Hetrick, Kayla Lazer, Emily Parrish, Michael Perrotta, Alex Roberts, Claire Santa, Giuliana Simmens and Courtney Triest.
     Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Sciences

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.