Daily Brief

December 5, 2019

KU Hosts 2019 PASSHE Stem Student Research Conference

2019 PASSHE STEM STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Kutztown University hosted the sixth annual PASSHE Student Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on Nov. 2. This year’s conference showcased the work of participants from 10 PASSHE universities. Over 140 people attended to observe and learn from more than 70 student presentations and one keynote speech. Four awards were presented to the best presentations in four categories. Read More.
     Yun Lu, Department of Mathematics

Master Pre-K-4 Program Earns National Recognition

MASTER PRE-K-4 PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has awarded its national recognition to Kutztown University’s Pre-K-4 Master of Education program, another step toward KU’s excellence in achieving all educational programs being Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

After yesterday’s clouds and rain/snow showers in spots, high pressure resumes some control today with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 40s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DR. RICHARD B. CLOSE
We regretfully write to inform the campus community about the passing of Professor Emeritus, Dr. Richard B. Close, on Nov. 30. Dr. Close taught in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration for 25 years and retired in 2000. He is fondly remembered in the department for his kind and gentle nature and his support of students. Donations in his memory may be made to Penn Medicine Development, Attn. Penn Memory Center, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104. https://paganofuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1064/Richard-Close/obituary.html
      Steve B. Lem, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

EDUCATION DOCTORATE PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE
Dec. 9
The College of Education will be hosting an open house for the Education Doctorate in Transformational Teaching and Learning Program 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in 227/229 Beekey Education Building. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/departments/secondary-education/education-doctorate-in-transformational-teaching-and-learning/doctoral-program-open-house.html
     Vale Deeter, Department of Secondary Education

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURE
Offices and departments are responsible to submit invoices to the Office of Accounts Payable at apinvoice@kutztown.edu immediately after entering a purchase requisition or receiving the invoice. Invoice must include the purchase requisition/purchase order number, signature, date and be marked OK to pay. This procedure will ensure timely payment to our vendors and prevent unnecessary passing of paperwork between departments.
     Office of Accounts Payable

FIRST GEN AT KU

It's almost finals week. Words of encouragement and reminders of stress relief strategies to students can be helpful during this time. Remind students to take advantage of the Study Zone activities going on through Tuesday, Dec.10. Check out our website for more resources and information: www.kutztown.edu/firstgeneration.
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

ATTENTION AFSCME ESSENTIAL MEMBERS
The executive board hopes that you are in receipt of your “essential snack” bag. If not please contact a member on the board so we can arrange pick up. Please be aware that we will be refilling the bags in the Spring 2020 semester. Please return your bag when empty to one of the executive board members by Jan. 31, 2020. Be sure to include your name with the bag. We appreciate all that you do to keep Kutztown University running smoothly on snow emergency days.
     Christina Ferris, AFSCME 2234

DAY FIVE OF 12 DAYS OF DEALS
Today is 20% off glassware in store and online at https://kubstore.com/category/gifts/drinkware/glassware. Spend over $99 and receive a free-standing bear, valued at $24.99.
     KU Campus Store

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. 12

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union

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)

RHONDA BRANFORD'S RETIREMENT RECEPTION
Dec. 6
The campus community is welcome to honor Rhonda Branford, director of the Multicultural Center. After 38 years at Kutztown University including the past 18 and a half years as the MCC director, we want to wish Rhonda well in retirement. Please feel free to stop by Friday, Dec. 6, from 1:30- 4:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Unity Room to share memories, have cupcakes and say farewell. Her official last day is Friday, Dec. 20. Thank you, Rhonda, for all you have done for our students.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Dec. 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:45 p.m.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

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 Seiger ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room. For more information, please call ext. 34110 or email info@kuf.org. Click here to register.
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

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

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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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.