Daily Brief

August 27, 2020

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Jim Clements

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Jim Clements

Jim Clements, football, and Marci Scheuing, field hockey, were honored as Kutztown University's 2020 Coaches of the Year as part of KU's virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 21. Clements was named the Dr. Dennis Roth Men's Coach of the Year, while Scheuing was awarded the Dr. Dorothy Moyer Women's Coach of the Year. Read More and Watch Here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Marci Scheuing

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Marci Scheuing



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

Yesterday’s respite from the heat and humidity was nice, but it was short-lived. We’re back to the hazy, hot and humid weather on the opposite side of a warm front. It’ll be breezy as well with a stiff southwest wind. Watch for afternoon showers and thunderstorms in spots, any of which could be on the strong side. Highs in the low 90s.


The Multicultural Center, the Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center are hosting a Meet and Greet outside the centers 4-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28. Visit the inclusion centers to meet our staff and hear about who we are and what we do. We will be set up outside the Old Main, front entrance; outside the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at College Hill Memorial Grove and outside the Multicultural Center entrance. We look forward to meeting you. In the event of rain, the Multicultural Center will move indoors, and the Women’s Center and the LGBTQ+ will move into the Old Main Concourse.
     Diane Biehl, Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center

In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Women’s Center is kicking off a collaborative programming series that focuses on the struggles and triumphs of the women’s rights movement yesterday and today. The series will give voice to some of the excellent women who educate and advocate for students at KU. We are pleased to present: “EQUALI-TEA TALK” which will be held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. via zoom. Meeting ID: 996 9107 0150 – Sept. 2- Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S. and United Kingdom with Dr. Maria Sanelli. Visit the Women’s Center social media pages for a look at some of the lesser-known women who were crucial to the fight for the right to vote, who have been highlighted throughout the week.
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KUWomensCenter
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenscenterku/
     Christine Price, Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Tutoring Services provides free tutoring for students. This fall, we will continue to provide peer tutors, supplemental instructors (SI) for both traditional and First-Year Seminar courses, business, CSC/IT, math and STEM labs as well as academic peer mentors (APM). All peer tutoring, SI and APM sessions will be conducted using Zoom. Labs for business, CSC/IT, math and STEM will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. Students are now able to request Tutoring Services online using their MyKU account under Academic Services. Please review our website for online lab links and current course offerings. If you have questions please email tutor@kutztown.edu.
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

Richard Longo has been named director of the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. The Duquesne University SBDC is one of 16 centers in Pennsylvania and serves small businesses and entrepreneurs in Allegheny (shared with the University of Pittsburgh SBDC), Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties. In his new role, Longo is responsible for the programmatic regulatory and financial delivery of the core business consulting services provided to new and existing entrepreneurs as well as oversight for the Centers of Excellence in healthy workplace and technology commercialization in health care. http://www.pasbdc.org
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

As Pennsylvania businesses turn "from yellow to green" and begin to reopen, each business owner will need to examine their operations and make changes to meet public safety guidelines. PASBDC has created signage to address common health concerns. All images are completely free to use, so please share, download, print and distribute as you wish. http://www.pasbdc.org/resources/toolkit
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC


The Provost Office is pleased to announce the following: Sabbatical Leaves 2021–2022
2021 Fall Semester
Yoon Mi Kim, Social Work
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


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

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.
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

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

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.