Daily Brief

August 25, 2020

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KUMOR RECEIVES 2020 WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD
Congratulations to Dr. Frank Kumor, professor of music, for winning the 2020 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, given annually, is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skills and service to Kutztown University. The award was announced as part of KU’s virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 21. Read More and Watch.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Approaching cold front could bring some gusty showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny and humid with highs in the upper 80s. Breezy west winds as high as 15 mph with higher gusts in any storms.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE
Have you ever been arrested for voting? In 1872, Susan B. Anthony and other suffragettes were arrested for illegal voting in Rochester, New York. Anthony was convicted. For more than 40 years, supporters of the “Susan B. Anthony” amendment, first introduced in Congress in 1878, were harassed, physically abused and jailed. Many voters continued to be disenfranchised into the 20th century. Protect our democracy -- vote.
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

TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM
The TRIO SSSP received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to continue providing services to first-generation, low-income students at Kutztown University for the next five years. The grant competition is highly competitive and includes funding for approximately $1.7 million over five years. The program supports students on their academic, career and personal goals throughout their college journey. Visit our website for more information, including how students can apply at www.kutztown.edu/trio.
     Loriann Irving, Office of Academic Enrichment

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENTIST ON SCHOLAR'S CIRCLE PODCAST
KU professor of political science and public administration Glenn W. Richardson Jr. was featured in a panel discussion, "Social Media's Influence on Political Campaigns and Communication," on the podcast "The Scholar's Circle," produced by Pacifica Radio station KPFK 90.3 FM, based in North Hollywood, California airing Aug. 16. Listen at http://www.armoudian.com/scholars-circle-the-implications-of-kamala-harris-selection-as-vice-president-social-medias-influence-on-political-campaigns-and-communication-aug-16-2020/.
     Glenn W. Richardson Jr., Department of Political Science and Public Administration

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER

The Kutztown University Student Success Center provides students with individualized success plans, study skills support and connections to campus resources. The Student Success Center, in the Rohrbach Library, offers academic skills workshops and one-on-one consultations on study skills, time management, note-taking and learning strategies to enhance success inside and outside the classroom. If you encounter a student you believe could benefit from our services please use our Student Success Referral Form. For more information contact success@kutztown.edu or (610) 683-4007.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center.html
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

FREE ONLINE MODULES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (PASBDC) in conjunction with Dr. Christine (CJ) Rhoads, M.Ed., D.Ed., Curriculum Specialist for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses, have created 24 free online educational modules to assist PASBDC clients and their employees in reopening safely. Dan Chen See, a student intern from Kutztown University and Carolina Moctezuma, assistant professor from the modern language department were also instrumental in the module development. The modules are published on the PASBDC website. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events?centerid=171
      Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

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

2020-0042

KUSBDC Business Consultant

Full Time

8/30/2020

2020-0046

Program Manager PTAP

Full Time

Continuous

2020-0053

Utility Plant Operator 1

Full Time

9/20/2020

2020- 21 Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

ADMINISTRATIVE
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

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

DAILY BRIEF SUBMISSION FORM
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

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.