Daily Brief

February 8, 2021

An evening view looking towards Old Main's clock tower from the illuminated brick walkway.

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021
February is Black History Month. Established in 1976, Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history, science, mathematics, literature, art, music and culture. Kutztown University celebrates the month with events for the entire community. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Black and white photo, headshot of Denise Bosler

DENISE BOSLER EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
Feb. 15
The College of Education announces Denise Bosler is defending her Doctor of Education dissertation, "How Will I Thrive? Developing Designer Professional Identity Among Undergraduate Communication Design Students,” noon, Monday, Feb. 15, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

WEATHER

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

High pressure settles in for the day. Sunny skies are expected but conditions will be cold. High temperature in the mid-20s. Winds west at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

40% OFF APPAREL AND GIFT
Pawbucks spin to win sale today, Monday, Feb. 8, only. https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

OPEN FORUM - DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SEARCH

Feb. 8
The Division of University Relations and Athletics welcomes candidates for the position of director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Resumes and cover letters for each of the candidates will be available on the search website the day prior to the candidate's visit. The files will be accessible by entering your KU login credentials. Candidate D - Faculty and Staff Open Forum: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, via Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/96609440768 Meeting ID: 966 0944 0768.
     Brandon Nolt, Athletic Faculty Search Committee

FALL 2021 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE

Kutztown University faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/463729 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Sunday, Feb. 21. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html.
     Deryl Johnson, University Senate

CET SPRING PANEL DISCUSSION

Feb. 9
The CET is pleased to provide our first spring panel discussion, “Undergraduate Research and Creativity at KU: Opportunities and Success Stories,” presented by Drs. Lynn Kutch, Adrienne Oakley and Tony Wong, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, via Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Everyone is welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you then.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ELIMINATING DEBT
Feb. 9
Once you acquire debt, it’s not uncommon to begin worrying about how you can eliminate it. Depending on the types and amounts of debt you have, there are various strategies that may help you pay it down. If you're ready to tackle your debt and need some inspiration, start here. We’ll describe different types of debt, discuss strategies for paying it off and provide tips for cutting costs. This PSECU free webinar is noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9. Register by Monday, Feb. 8, https://campaign.documatix.com/DM/DPS/WebForms/WebForm/659CB19BF110D27C.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
Feb. 12
Join us 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12 for Keynote Speaker - Malcom Kenyatta. Register to attend through Engage https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/lgbtq-resource-center/gender-and-sexual-minorities-conference.html
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
Feb. 18
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship policies, via Zoom, 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18. The training will last approximately 30-45 minutes. If you would like to attend, please register by email with socialequity@kutztown.edu. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Please obtain approval from your supervisor if necessary. Additional training sessions will be offered in March and April. The Office of Social Equity also offers training in department sessions and through Desire2Learn. To schedule a training session for your department, please contact the Office of Social Equity at 610-683-4700.
    Office of Social Equity

REGISTRATION OPEN - ANNUAL HUMAN DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Feb 26
Please use the link to register for the 11th annual Human Diversity Conference at Kutztown University, held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. All events will take place online using the Zoom platform. We have an exciting program in the works with presentations by faculty, staff, students and community members on a range of topics related to equity, social justice and human diversity. This year's conference theme is "Diversity in a Virtual World: Toward Equity and Inclusion" https://bit.ly/392pOpU.
     Mark Wolfmeyer, Commission on Human Diversity

NEW DATABASE TRIAL – STATISTA
Rohrbach Library has a new database on trial. Statista will be offered until Sunday, Feb. 28. Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. The reports, charts, infographics and statistics found in the database can be downloaded in Excel, PDF, PNG or PowerPoint formats or embedded in web pages. http://library.kutztown.edu/statista
     Jourdan Harris, Rohrbach Library

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK 2021
Invite your KU student entrepreneurs to showcase their business: marketplace, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, and panel, 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 25. Students can sign-up at cob@kutztown.eduhttp://www.kutztown.edu/EntrepreneurshipWeek
      Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurship Leadership Center

SPRING 2021 ACADEMIC CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES

Department Name

Chair

Secretary

Academic Enrichment

Tom Stewart

Nancy Brynildsen

Anthropology & Sociology

David Webb, Interim Chair

Lori Dahlquist

*Art

Dan Haxall

Dorothy Siravo

Art Education

Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Tracy Reidenhour

Athletic Faculty

Jack Entriken

N/A

Biology

Christopher Sacchi

Chris Ferris

Business Administration

Gary Chao, Interim Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Abdul Sraiheen, Asst. Chair

Arian Hungaski

Cinema, Television and Media Production

Michael Johnston

Melissa Lincoln

*Communication Design

Denise Bosler

Kathy Traylor

Communication Studies

Mary Eicholtz

Melissa Lincoln

Computer Science and Information Technology

Lisa Frye

Cindy Sutjak

Counseling and Psychological Services

Bruce Sharkin

Charlene Johnson

Counselor Education & Student Affairs

Helen Hamlet

Pam Hopstetter

Criminal Justice

Jonathan Kremser

Dena Lewis

Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education 

Tracy Keyes

Stacy Kushner

English

Tony Bleach, Chair (20-21)
Jon Shaw, Asst. Chair (20-23)

Andrea Buno

Geography

Richard Courtney

Laurel Delaney

History

Mike Gabriel

Anne Cardinal

Mathematics

Paul Ache

Miranda Brownback

Modern Language Studies

Christine Coleman Núñez

Merlene Oswald

Music

Frank Kumor

Sarah Wert

Philosophy

Joseph Jedwab, Interim Chair

Heather Pafchek

Physical Sciences

Ed Simpson

Caecilia Holt

Political Science and Public Administration

Steve Lem

Heather Pafchek

Psychology

Greg Shelley

Christy Derr

Rohrbach Library Faculty

Susan Czerny

N/A

Secondary Education

Mark Wolfmeyer

Vale Deeter 

Social Work

John Vafeas

Andrea Snyder

Special Education

Anne Brawand

Cheryl Oberheim

Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Elizabeth Rogol

Deb Peter

     Office of the Provost

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 8

 

I Heart KU: Week
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6675234

Feb. 8

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate D
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 9

11 a.m.

CET: “Undergraduate Research and Creativity…”
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Feb. 9

2 p.m.

First Step to Starting Your Business
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27392

Feb. 11

 

Wellness Day – No Classes

Feb. 11

noon

Wellness Day Mass
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center

Feb. 12

10 a.m.

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
Register: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491

GIMME A BREAK KUTZTOWN WELLNESS DAYS
Feb. 11
Wellness days, in place of spring break, are intended to give a break to our students and faculty throughout the semester and allow them to spend their time on other activities. We have a series of wellness events for students, staff, faculty and the wider university community all day, Thursday, Feb. 11. Check out the self care and fun around campus to help you center yourself this semester. Visit our page now to register and learn more https://www.kutztown.edu/events/student-wellness-days.html.
     Christine Storch, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Feb. 9
Join us for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about or are in the early stages of starting a business, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9. Presented by Penn State Legal Clinic and U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27392
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

RESIDENCE LIFE SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
The Residence Life Social Justice Committee will be hosting our Spring 2021 Book Club. This semester we are reading “Internment,” by Samira Ahmed. We meet 8 p.m., Mondays, via Zoom. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Email hotalen@kutztown.edu or slichter@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Hannah Hotalen, Residence Life

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.