Daily Brief

December 4, 2019

Faculty and students attend Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH LITERACY CONFERENCE
Faculty and students from the COE Visual Impairment Program presented their original research at the National Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference in Seattle, Washington.
     Nicole Johnson, Department of Special Education

Pictured left to right: Dr. Nicole Johnson, Janine Loessl, Katie Seegert, Dr. Kathleen Stanfa, Morganne Bennett, Julia Stich, Taylor Brown, Kendall Graff

KU Foundation Hosts Breakfast with Santa and Avalanche

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND AVALANCHE
Dec. 7
Kutztown University Foundation will host Santa and Avalanche for a special holiday gathering 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, in 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room. For more information, please call ext. 34110 or email info@kuf.org. Click here to register.
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

WEATHER

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

Trough digs in for the day. Strong upper-level flow will lead to enhanced divergent flow aloft resulting in a rather cloudy day. There may be enough uplift for a rain-snow mix that could transition to all snow by mid-afternoon. High temperature near 40. Winds west at 6-9 mph. Little to no snow accumulation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DR. ROBERT DORNISH
It is with sincere condolences that I inform you that Dr. Bob Dornish, emeriti professor, passed away Friday, Nov. 29. Dornish taught for more than 28 years in the Department of Elementary Education, beginning in 1969, instilling a great love of children’s literature into the lives and classrooms of hundreds of in-service teachers and teacher candidates. During his life, he collected a significant collection of children's literature which he began donating to the Rohrbach Library around 2001, creating the J. Robert and Alice R. Dornish Collection. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 6, at the Finegan Funeral Home, Easton. Condolences can be sent to Bob’s wife, Alice Dornish, 1110 Gaspar Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017. http://www.fineganfh.com/dr.-j.-robert-dornish
     Tracy Keyes, Department of Elementary Education

CENTER FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF TEACHING
I am delighted to announce that Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu, Department of Mathematics, will begin serving as faculty director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching in the Spring 2020 semester. Please join me in congratulating Lu. On behalf of the entire KU community, I would like to thank Dr. Robert (Moe) Folk for his dedication and service as CET director. We wish him all the best during his sabbatical leave.
     Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

VETERANS’ THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE A SUCCESS
Thank you to all who donated food drive bags for the Paul R. Gordon Veteran Social Center. Through your generosity we donated 51 bags, more than our goal. The food was put to good use throughout the holiday for veterans in need in the Reading area. Doug and Liz Graybill of Veterans Making A Difference, extend a warm invitation to you, veteran or not, to visit their social center. https://www.facebook.com/Veterans-Making-A-Difference-969642126402894/?ref=page_internal.
     Veterans Services

DAY FOUR OF 12 DAYS OF DEALS
Dec. 4
Today is 40% off jackets, instore and online at https://kubstore.com/category/apparel/jackets. Spend over $99 and receive a free standing bear, valued at $24.99.
     KU Campus Store

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 4

8 a.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Presentations
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

10 a.m.

Clay Club Holiday Sale Reschedule
Lobby, Old Main

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. 6

6 p.m.

KU Arts Society Gala and Alumni Artisan Sale
243 W. Main St., Kutztown

Dec. 7

9 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa and Avalanche
218 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)

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

KU ARTS SOCIETY GALA AND ALUMNI ARTISAN SALE
Dec. 6
Join the KU Arts Society for the Arts Society Gala and Alumni Artisan Sale, 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at The Publishing House Co., 243 W Main St., Kutztown. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, local fare and music celebrating some of KU's best alumni artisans. The pre-sale grants early access to more than 25 vendors selling their artwork for the Christmas in Kutztown event to take place the following day. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

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

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

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.