Daily Brief

August 18, 2020

Profile picture of Dr. Laurie McMillan, new associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kutztown University.

WELCOME DR MCMILLAN
Please welcome Dr. Laurie McMillan, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. McMillan comes to Kutztown from Millersville University where she served as assistant dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She previously served as chair of the English and Modern Language Studies Department at Pace University. McMillan earned her Ph.D. in English Literature at Duquesne University. Welcome Dr. McMillan.
     College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

WEATHER

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

Any patchy, early fog quickly burns into partly sunny skies and a nice day but a chance of a brief shower or thundershower cannot be ruled out as a weak cool front slowly progresses south. Highs in the comfortable low 80s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COACHES OF THE YEAR
Watch and support your colleagues in athletics as football coach Jim Clements and field hockey coach Marci Scheuing are named Coaches of the Year. Information will be sent via Announcements Friday morning.
     Office of the President

DELANEY, WEIDMAN, PEÑA PROMOTED; PICUS TO RETIRE
Matt Delaney, the university's chief financial officer, has been named vice president for the division of Finance and Facilities. Jennifer Weidman, who had been serving as interim director, has been named KU's director of Human Resources. In addition, the Office of Human Resources will move into the division of Equity and Compliance under the supervision of vice president Jesus Peña. The changes are the result of the upcoming retirement of Sharon Picus, Kutztown University's interim vice president for Administration and Finance and the university's chief human resources officer for 22 years. Changes were effective Aug. 15. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

THANK YOU

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to members of the Kutztown University community who sent kind words, flowers, contributions and gifts of sympathy, and compassion to our family after my son’s passing. It truly helps the healing process to know that so many people have you in their thoughts. We are doing better each day and continue to work on healing. Again, on behalf of my family, my deepest thanks.
     Cara Cotellese, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION WELCOMES STAMM
The McFarland Student Union welcomes Scott Stamm as the technical services coordinator. Stamm will be working with the team to support all production requests in the MSU, maintain equipment and support the overall operations. He spent time this summer installing all of the new technology throughout the building, preparing the equipment to be user-friendly and convenient for faculty, staff, students and guests. Feel free to introduce yourself to Stamm if you have yet to meet him. He is transitioning to the MSU from his role in ResNet - bringing 20 years of experience. He can be reached at stamm@kutztown.edu.
     Leah M. Cassellia, McFarland Student Union

GRABOWSKI NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH

Congratulations to Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation, on being named KU Employee of the Month for March 2020. Read Lisa's nomination here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER HOURS FALL 2020
The Kutztown University Writing Center is a free service for students, offering advice and assistance with writing assignments from any course or subject and offering its services in two ways: in our physical center and online. Please call 610-683-4733 or email wrcenter@kutztown.edu to set up an in-person appointment. The website for online appointments is https://kutztown.mywconline.com; instructions for the online center can be found on our website.
UWC In-Person Hours/ 100C Rohrbach Library
– Sunday; 2-8 p.m.
– Monday and Wednesday; 2-8 p.m.
– Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NOTE: Tutors will wear masks/face shields at all times and require student writers to do the same; all sessions will be by appointment.
UWC Online Hours:
– Sunday; 2-9 p.m.
– Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thanks for sharing information about the UWC with your students. https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/
      Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no face-to-face events scheduled at this time.

KU COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
The Kutztown University council of trustees issued a resolution of unanimous support this week for Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and the KU cabinet, administration, faculty and staff for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This is quite an honor coming from chairman Ludlow and our council of trustees, who have been so supportive of Kutztown University through the years," Hawkinson said. "We thank them for this honor, and I thank the many members of the KU community who have worked so hard to contribute to the success of the university during these trying times."
Read the resolution on KU's News and Media webpage.
     University Relations

HILBERT NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR FEB. 2020
Congratulations to Lynn Hilbert, custodial worker in Facilities, on being named KU Employee of the Month for February 2020. Read Lynn's nomination here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

LAST CET SUMMER ZOOM SESSION
The CET provides our last summer session as a discussion forum for our faculty to ask questions and share ideas with our colleagues regarding the fall teaching, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18. This session will be accessed through the Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. All are welcome and participation certificates will be provided. I hope to see you there.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, CET

ROHRBACH LIBRARY REOPENING
Rohrbach Library will be reopening Wednesday, Aug. 19, for students, staff and faculty. Schedule is as follows:
– Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 21: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23: closed.
Normal semester hours resume Monday, Aug. 24:
– Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to midnight.
– Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Sunday: 2 p.m. to midnight.
    Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

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.