Daily Brief

August 26, 2020

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Adeel

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Adeel

ADEEL AND FU RECEIVE 2020 CHAMBLISS FACULTY AWARDS
Two members of the Kutztown University faculty have been recognized for their exceptional work. Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Adeel, philosophy, and Dr. Albert Fu, anthropology and sociology, were awarded the 2020 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards during the university's virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 21. Read More and Watch Here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications  

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and  Dr. Albert Fu

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Dr. Albert Fu

    

WEATHER

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

Much drier air works into the area. Mostly sunny skies are expected. Very comfortable and pleasant day in store. High temperature near 80. Winds northwest at 5-10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE:SABBATICAL LEAVES 2021-2022
The Provost Office is pleased to announce the following: Sabbatical Leaves 2021–2022
2021 Fall Semester
Yoon Mi Kim, Sport Management and Leadership Studies
Patrick Walters, English
2022 Spring Semester
Darren Achey, Physical Sciences
Michael Johnston, Cinema, Television and Media Production
Dale Parson, Computer Science and Information Technology
Lisa Weckerle, Communication Studies
2021-2022 Academic Year
Kristin Bremer, Political Science and Public Administration
Joanne Cohen, Counselor Education and Student Affairs
Karen Kresge, Communication Design
Lauren Moss, Counselor Education and Student Affairs
Margaret Noel, Art
Christine Coleman Núñez, Modern Language Studies
Gregory Shelley, Psychology
Donna Steslow, Business Administration
Andrew Vogel, English
      Anne Zayaitz, Office of Academic Affairs

NINETEENTH AMENDMENT
Aug. 26, 2020, commemorates the 100th anniversary of women in the United States attaining the right to vote. In 1776, Abigail Adams urged her husband John Adams to “remember the ladies.” It would be more than 100 years until the amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was first introduced to Congress and nearly 50 more until it passed. Many voters continued to be disenfranchised into the 20th century. Join the National Archives virtual 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration at https://www.archives.gov/women.
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

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISER NEEDED

The Black Student Union (BSU) is in need of a faculty/staff adviser for their student organization. If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Lloyd Smith at lsmit413@live.kutztown.edu. The organization description includes these details, “We serve as a common bond for all students of color while maintaining inclusiveness of all students through identification with the organization. We encourage and promote black excellence through events and educated discussions.” More information about the role of a student organization adviser can be found here. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-involvement/student-organization-support/advising-a-student-organization.html
     Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

ROOM RESERVATION OCCUPANCY
Per Governor Wolf's Targeted Mitigation Order, please note the following when placing a room reservation request: School activities and gatherings not related to educational instruction that are held indoors are limited to no more than 25 people. This includes, meetings, assemblies, etc. Activities and gatherings held outdoors are limited to no more than 250 people. Maximum occupancy includes all individuals present at the event or gathering, whether they are students, staff or spectators. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.
http://www.kutztown.edu/conferenceservices
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

FIRST FALL CET ZOOM SESSION
Our first fall CET Zoom session will be a discussion forum for our colleagues to share their successes and challenges from the first week of teaching (online, hybrid or in-person). All are welcome to participate in this CET session to share your experience, ask questions or brainstorm ideas with our colleagues regarding the fall teaching. This session can be accessed through the zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27. Participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you there.
    Yun (Amy) Lu, CET

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Now is the time to submit nominations for the August 2020 Employee of the Month.
https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
      Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

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

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.