Daily Brief

August 31, 2020

Kutztown University president, Kenneth Hawkinson poses for photo with William Lendzinski during the 2020 Kutztown University Employee of the Year Award presentation.

LENDZINSKI NAMED 2020 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to William Lendzinski, assistant director of Clinical Services, on being named the 2020 Kutztown University Employee of the Year. Lendzinski was named the Employee of the Year during KU's virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration held Friday, Aug. 21. Lendzinski, Employee of the Month for May 2020, was 1-of-12 finalists for the annual award. Read More and Watch Here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure over the western Atlantic will provide for a nice day. Enough dry air to keep precipitation away for the daytime hours ahead of the next systems. Clouds will be increasing but otherwise a very nice day. High temperature in the upper 70s. Winds light and variable.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIOR KICK -OFF EVENT
Faculty and staff, please remind any senior students about our Senior Kick-Off virtual workshop, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1. They will receive information and the support needed to find employment and/or grad school success. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/96401922039.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

FREE WALK-IN MATH TUTORING

The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available 2-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in 225 Lytle Hall and via Zoom. https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/math-tutoring.html
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

KU POCKET FOLDERS
KU pocket folders can be ordered through the Materials Reservation system (via https://portal.passhe.edu) as you would other items such as letterhead, envelopes, etc. Please note, folders cost $0.40 each or $70.00 for a box of 175, and the inventory number is 23071. https://portal.passhe.edu
     University Relations

KU MAGNETIC NAME BADGES

KU has branded name badges. Department chairs or secretaries can email sales@waitzcorp.com at Waitz Corporation (610-437-5409) to request a quote for: - 3.5” x 1.5” name badge gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name and department; or - 3” x 2” name badge gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name, title and department. Enter a purchase requisition for vendor #1013617 using your cost center. Prices range from $9.50 to $20 (need to check pricing) depending on quantity. Feel free to contact Tammy Starner Wert at wert@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4114, if you have any questions.
     University Relations

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY TRADEMARKS
The beginning of a new academic year is a good time to remind everyone about proper use of official Kutztown University trademarks. The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. By law, these marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the University Relations office. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through CLC Licensing. The current list of protocols and approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at: https://www.kutztown.edu/logos. Questions regarding licensing can be directed to the Office of University Relations at ur@kutztown.edu or by calling ext. 3-4114.
 https://www.kutztown.edu/logos
     University Relations

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

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

INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY THE BAGPIPES?
The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free introductory bagpipe lessons, with in person and online options available during the Fall 2020 Semester. Lessons start in September and are open to everyone: faculty, staff, students and community members. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional information.
http://faculty.kutztown.edu/sherrod/KPB.aspx
     Laura Sherrod, Department of Physical Sciences/Kutztown Pipe Band

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Virtual

Sept. 10

4 p.m.

Unity Day
Virtual

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, via Zoom, https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93958826746. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html
     Steve Lem, University Senate

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.