Daily Brief

February 5, 2020

Michael Johnston and Nicholas Lipari

Cinema, Television and Media Production student Nicholas Lipari and CTM professor, Michael Johnston attended the 36th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January. Nick was one of 30 students selected from across the country for the SBIFF Film Studies Program – a three-day symposium dedicated to film appreciation, criticism and analysis. Lipari attended panels, screenings, meet and greets and awards ceremonies. He listened to Oscar-nominated screenwriters, producers and directors, like David O’Russell, Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver, talk about their careers and creative processes. https://sbiff.org/education/film-studies-program/
      Michael Johnston, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production


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

Cold front swings through the area during the day. Lingering shower activity in the morning, possibly early afternoon. Plenty of clouds. High temperature near 40. Winds north at 5-8 mph.


Congratulations to Maggie McLaughlin Yannes, Office of Disability Services, and her husband Bill on the birth of their son Phineas on Saturday, Feb. 1. Phineas joins his big sister Abby and big brother Eli. Mom and baby are doing very well.
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

Feb. 9
Faculty and staff, please remind your students that the Suit-Up event at J.C. Penney's, Lehigh Valley Mall, is 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9. Save up to 60% on select professional clothing. For those students in need of transportation, they can sign up for a shuttle service in the Career Development Center, in 113 Stratton Administration Center. Staff and faculty are also invited to attend the event which is closed to the public. If you have any questions, please call ext. 3-4067.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Help your students with textbook affordability by placing a copy of your course textbook on reserve at the library. Your textbook is placed on reserve for in-library use by your students. You retain ownership of the textbook, and it will be returned to you at your request. To get started, you can either bring the textbook to the information desk and complete a short form or contact Dawn (dboody@kutztown.edu) to arrange for the book to be picked up.
     Dan Stafford, Rohrbach Library

Faculty and staff, please let your students know that Kutztown University is sponsoring two students to participate in The Washington Center’s two-week National Conventions Seminars for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this summer (Democratic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Republican in Charlotte, North Carolina). Assignments are under: Media and Communications, Security, Political Parties, State Delegations, Interest Groups, and Host Committee. Here is a link: https://twc.edu/programs/campaign-2020-national-conventions-seminars Students must submit an application to the Career Development Center by Monday, Feb. 10, for review by a committee. Contact Kerri Gardi at gardi@ku, if you have questions.
      Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

The CET is excited to offer the following sessions to our faculty in spring 2020:
– "Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Creativity at KU," by Lynn Kutch, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 324 McFarland Student Union.
– "Beyond the Classroom: Student Presentations Using Video and Research Commons," by Michele Baranczyk, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 19, in 32 McFarland Student Union.
– "Brown Bag Conversation - Incorporating Educational Research into your Teaching and Scholarship," by Erin Kraal, 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, in 323 McFarland Student Union.
– "Using Peer Mentors to Support First-Year Seminar Student Success," by R. Chad Brown and Andrea Kirshman,11 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, in 29 Rohrbach Library.
– "Artful Memories: Lessons Learned from a Reflective Practitioner," by Julia Hovanec, 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, in 323 McFarland Student Union.
Everyone is welcome.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, CET Faculty Director


Feb. 5

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Dance Theatre of Harlem
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 6

11 a.m.

Faculty First Thursday Presentation: Miles Decoster
13G Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 6

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Feb. 7

8:45 a.m.

Admitted Student Class Visitation Day

Feb. 10

7:30 p.m.

Faculty Artist Series: Kiec and Justeson
Schaeffer Auditorium Little Theater

Feb. 11

6 p.m.

Black History Celebration Event (Reserve Seat)
223 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 12

11 a.m.

Social Equities Policy Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 12

2 p.m.

CET: Celebrating Undergrad Research/Creativity
324 McFarland

Kutztown University Womens Basketball

The grind of a college basketball season doesn't provide for many free days, but the Kutztown University women's basketball team was afforded that rarity with a break in its schedule on Saturday, Feb. 1. Instead of flashing their on-court skills against a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division opponent, the defending division champion Golden Bears took their talents to the Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Reading, giving back to city-area elementary and middle school-aged players during a Jr. WNBA/Jr. NBA camp and practice session. The KU women led and participated in drills focused on footwork, ball handling, passing and shooting, while also highlighting team concepts and values of teamwork around competitive games.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Feb. 5

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)

Feb. 5

7:30 p.m.

MBB vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)

The Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce our 10th annual conference will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in McFarland Student Union. Registration is now open at this link: https://bit.ly/38FjGkq. We have a wonderful program which you can view at https://bit.ly/2ObQwBz (after clicking on the link, then click "download the file.") Join us for all or part of the day. Contact Mark Wolfmeyer, CHD chair, with any questions at wolfmeyer@kutztown.edu.
      Mark Wolfmeyer, Commission on Human Diversity


Paper 2019 W-2s were mailed Jan. 24 and 25, 2020, to active and inactive employees who had taxable wages during calendar year 2019. To allow ample time for employees to receive their form, please do not request duplicates before Friday, Feb. 7. This will also give the U.S. Postal Service time to return undeliverable W-2s. If you receive a damaged W-2 form, please contact HR immediately. https://www.kutztown.edu/Departments-Offices/G-L/HumanResources/Documents/PayrollEmployee/W2Information.pdf
      Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

More than 1,770 students have been named to the Fall 2019 Dean's List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean's list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.60. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

If you know a high school senior who is also a PSECU member, they are eligible to apply for one of PSECU's six scholarships, each up to $8,000. Each recipient receives up to $2,000 per year for up to four years, providing scholarship requirements are met. The graduating senior must be attending a two or four-year community college, college or university. Visit psecu.com/scholarships or email Lisa Kennedy at lkennedy@psecu.com for complete information. The deadline to apply is noon, Friday, Feb. 28. This scholarship application process is being offered by PSECU to the entire membership of the credit union. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family.
      Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU


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


Facilities Construction Project Manager

Full Time



Temp PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time


19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time


     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

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.