Daily Brief

December 3, 2019

Hawkinson, KU Presented Seven Seals Employer Award

HAWKINSON, KU PRESENTED SEVEN SEALS EMPLOYER AWARD
Kutztown University and President Hawkinson are the recipients of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Seven Seals Award. Presented one of only 60 awards given to employers by the Pennsylvania Committee this year, the honor is a national level award for patriotic employers meant to recognize the consistent and outstanding support of KU employees who also serve in the Guard and Reserves. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Johnson Named KU Employee of the Month

JOHNSON NAMED KU EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Nicole Johnson, associate professor of Special Education, on being named KU Employee of the Month for September 2019. Johnson's nomination from Ilire Goca, student, can be read online.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure resumes control Tuesday with the return of partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 30s. Breezy northwest winds topping at about 15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAY THREE OF 12 DAYS OF DEALS
Dec. 3
Today is $9.99 Basic T-shirts, in store and online at https://kubstore.com/search/apachesolr_search/basic%20tee. Spend over $99 and receive a free-standing bear, valued at $24.99.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

CLAY CLUB HOLIDAY SALE RESCHEDULED
Dec. 4
Clay Club sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of Old Main. Purchase student-created ceramic gifts and Clay Club t-shirts. This is a makeup day because of Monday's bad weather. Sorry for missing you then. Sculptures, pottery and imaginary worlds.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB LECTURE
Dec. 6
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in 312 McFarland Student Union. Samir Chopra, professor of philosophy, Brooklyn College, CUNY, will discuss “What is AI, Really?”
     Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, advisor, Department of Philosophy

STUDENTS ATTENDING CONFERENCE
Giuliana Simmens and Angeline Digiugno will be attending the American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco, California, Dec. 8-14. They will each be presenting their original research projects. Please excuse their absence from class during this time.
     Erin Kraal and Jacob Sewall, Department of Physical Sciences

$150 DIRECT DEPOSIT OFFER FOR NEW PSECU MEMBERS
Faculty and staff are invited to apply for a free checking and savings account with PSECU - Pennsylvania's largest credit union. PSECU is a full-service financial institution offering money-saving products and services. For a limited time, qualifying new applicants are eligible to receive a $150 direct deposit bonus. Join by Dec. 31. Use promo code FS150. Complete rules and application are available at psecu.com/150 or stop by our center in 280 McFarland Student Union.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL POSITIONS
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

2019-0162 (internal)

NEW - Facilities Technology Specialist

Full Time

12/9/19

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 4

8 a.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Presentations
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

1:30 p.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Poster Session
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

4:30 p.m.

Pre-screening “Princess of Piombino” Dr. Brennan
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Dec. 4

5 p.m.

Communication Studies Senior Showcase
223 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 5

10 a.m.

COC Keystone-Miller Blood Drive
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 5

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
29 Rohrbach Library

Dec. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Dec. 5

7:30 p.m.

Jazz I Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

Dec. 6

1:30 p.m.

Rhonda Branford's Retirement Reception
Multicultural Center

Dec. 6

4:30 p.m.

KU Philosophy Club Lecture: Samir Chopra
312 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 7

10 a.m.

Christmas on the Farm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

Dec. 7

7:30 p.m.

KU Orchestra Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

Dec. 8

1 p.m.

KU 2019 Holiday Celebration
Georgian Room, Old Main

Dec. 8

3:30 p.m.

Holiday Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

Dec. 4

7 p.m.

MBB vs. Cheyney
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Dec. 7

1 p.m.

WBB vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Dec. 7

3 p.m.

MBB vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEMO DAY
Dec. 4
Wednesday, Dec. 4, is the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Demo Day. Stop by 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room, to see the culmination of senior seminar capstone projects including:
– Web Applications.
– Chrome Extension.
– Local Network Game.
– Mobile App.
– Devise to prevent porch piracy.
Presentations are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Poster Session is 1:30-3:30 p.m.
      Donna DeMarco. Department of Computer Science and Technology

COMMUNICATION STUDIES SENIOR SHOWCASE
Dec. 4
The Department of Communication Studies invites all members of the campus community, friends and family, to our Fall 2019 Senior Showcase. Capstone projects in both Communication Studies and Social Media Theory and Strategy will be presented 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.4, 223 McFarland Student Union. Congratulations to our graduating seniors.
      Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

RUTGERS PROFESSOR PRE-SCREENS FILM ON ROMAN VILLA
Dec. 4
Join us for the pre-screening of the documentary film “Princess of Piombino,” 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Q&A with co-producer, Dr. Corey Brennan, to follow.
      Pierette Kulpa, Department of Art

LAST BLOOD DRIVE OF SEMESTER
Dec. 5
The final blood drive of the semester will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 218 McFarland Student Union. Walk-ins are welcome, but register in advance to save a time slot for you.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Community Outreach and Inclusion

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE
Faculty and staff are invited to join Kutztown University students to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day "a day on, not a day off," by participating in various community service projects around Berks County. Register using the ENGAGE website. https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/355466
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center


CLAY CLUB ART SUPPLY DRIVE FOR AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Donate new and gently-used art supplies for Reading and Allentown public schools. We want to help more young people experience the expressiveness of art making. Collections boxes are located outside of 115 Sharadin Arts Building and inside 108 Sharadin Arts Building. Donations will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 13. https://www.facebook.com/kutztownclayclub/  
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 7–Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2019 or May 2020 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards
     Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost

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.

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