Daily Brief

August 24, 2020

Ariel View of Old Main with Andre Reed Stadium in the top right corner.

Friday, Aug. 21, marked our first virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration. Congratulations to all of our award-winning faculty and staff members. If you weren’t able to participate Friday, you can watch remarks from President Hawkinson, members of Cabinet, the Emergency Management Team and the presentation of our annual awards. View the 2020 Virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Patchy fog to start the day but skies will begin to clear by midmorning. Midlevel impulse of energy in the atmosphere may trigger some afternoon showers and storms. With the abundant moisture in the atmosphere, localized heavy rain is possible. High temperature in the upper-80s. Winds west at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch with higher amounts in storms.


I am pleased to announce that tenure has been granted to the following faculty members effective with the 2020 fall semester.
– Kaoutar El Mounadi, Biology
– Robert Kilker, English
– Wendy Rogers, Special Education
– Lindsey Runell, Criminal Justice
– Michelle Savescu, Mathematics
– Justin Smoyer, Physical Sciences
– Stephen Stoeffler, Social Work
– Ceyhun Sunsay, Psychology
– Julianna Svistova, Social Work
– Michelle Vaughn, Sport Management and Leadership Studies
– Mark Wolfmeyer, Secondary Education
     Kenneth Hawkinson, University President

The Office of the President is pleased to announce the following promotions effective fall semester, 2020.
Instructor to Assistant Professor
Thiep Pham, Computer Science and Information Technology

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

Catherine Best, Psychology
Kaoutar El Mounadi, Biology
Robert Kilker, English
Keith Massie, Communication Studies
Lindsey Runell, Criminal Justice
Michelle Savescu, Mathematics
Justin Smoyer, Physical Sciences
Stephen Stoeffler, Social Work
Juliana Svistova, Social Work
Michelle Vaughn, Sport Management and Leadership Studies
Patrick Walters, English
Mark Wolfmeyer, Secondary Education

Associate Professor to Full Professor
Anne DeLong, English
Arthur Garrison, Criminal Justice
Daniel Immel, Music
Nicole Johnson, Special Education
Soojin Kim, Sport Management and Leadership Studies
Steve Lem, Political Science and Public Administration
Amanda Morris, English
Carrie Nordlund, Art Education
Julie Palkendo, Physical Sciences
Yasoda Sharma, Social Work
Dawn Slack, Modern Language Studies
Kathleen Stanfa, Special Education
Qian Sun, Business Administration
Todd Williams, English
     Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs

Wednesday, Aug. 26, marks 100 years since the Nineteenth Amendment’s adoption was certified guaranteeing women the right to vote. Influenced by the Second Great Awakening, reform movements from abolition to women’s suffrage swept across the country in the 19th century. Today, we continue to work together toward equal rights for all. If you are not registered to vote in Pennsylvania, there is still time to register online. The deadline to register for the Nov. 5 election is Monday, Oct. 7.
     Tammy Starner Wert, University Relations

Please submit your announcements to the Daily Brief using the Daily Brief Submission Form. For more information, visit the Daily Brief webpage at https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/ku-media/daily-brief.html.
     Tammy Starner Wert, University Relations

Now is the time to submit nominations for the August 2020 Employee of the Month.
      Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

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

Get all your apparel needs with our Buy More, Save More event:
– $10 off $49
– $20 off $99
– $40 off $199
Sale is in-store and valid on Apparel and Gift only. Sale ends Monday, Aug. 24. https://www.kubstore.com
      Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store


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

Congratulations to Jennifer Weidman, director of Human Resources, on being named KU Employee of the Month for June 2020. Read Jennifer's nomination here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

The KU Print Center, managed by AlphaGraphics, has relocated to 106 Academic Forum. For all of your print needs, please contact them via email at printcenter@kutztown.edu or by phone at 610-683-4116. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
      Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

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

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.