Daily Brief

January 14, 2020

Students participate in Game Night

WEATHER

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

Weak trough passes through the region today resulting in copious cloud cover and spotty showers or a period of light rain in the afternoon. Not much juice with this system but enough to make the afternoon a bit damp. Continued reasonably mild with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPEN FORUM CANDIDATE C - DIRECTOR OF MARKETING SEARCH
Jan. 14
The Division of University Relations and Athletics welcomes candidate C for the position of director of marketing to campus. The Open Forum is 1:45 p.m., today, Tuesday, Jan. 14, in 103 Academic Forum. Read the candidate’s resume and cover letter here.
     Josh Leiboff, Director of Marketing Search Committee

FACILITIES WORK CONTROL CENTER
Jan 14, 15 and 16
The facilities Work Control Center will be closed noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 15 and 16. Please submit your routine work requests through the Facilities Work Order System. Emergency requests that occur over the lunch hour on these dates should be reported to Public Safety. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
     Work Control Center, Facilities

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Jan. 15 and 16
Please join us in welcoming new students to campus who will be participating in Freshmen Orientation on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Transfer Student Orientation on Thursday, Jan. 16. Both programs take place in the McFarland Student Union. These programs include course registration, presentations and opportunities to meet other new students as well as current students, faculty and staff. http://www.kutztown.edu/orientation
     Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

CERTIFICATE IN GEOSPATIAL-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The Department of Geography is pleased to announce the availability of a sub-baccalaureate certificate in Geospatial-Information Technology. The 12 credit certificate includes the following GEG courses: 274 Intro. to GIS; 330 Cartography; 333 Advanced GIS; and 347 Remote Sensing of the Environment. Interested students should visit the Department of Geography to officially add the certificate to their academic programs. http://www.kutztown.edu/geography
      Richard Courtney,  Department of Geography

1866 MINUTE GIVING CHALLENGE – APPLY NOW
Our Kutztown University community will come together on April 16-17, for the second 1866 Minute Giving Challenge. Last year, more than $150,000 was raised to support students and continue all things golden at KU. The KU Foundation is currently accepting ideas from interested campus organizations, student groups or other departments interested in raising funds for their area through the Giving Challenge. Timed incentives, matching challenges and more will be offered throughout the day. Are you interested in learning more? Email Jayanne Sevast at sevast@kuf.org by Saturday, Feb. 1.
     Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

2020 SPRING ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES

Department Name

Chairperson

Department Secretary

Academic Enrichment

Tom Stewart

  Nancy Brynildsen

Anthropology & Sociology

Bill Donner

  Lori Dahlquist

Art

Daniel Haxall

  Dorothy Siravo

Art Education

Julia Hovanec

  Tracy Reidenhour

Athletic Faculty

Jack Entriken

 

Biological Sciences

Christopher Sacchi

  Chris Ferris

Business Administration

Mahfuzul Khondaker, Chair

Sue Kong, Asst. Chair

Abdul Sraiheen, Asst. Chair

  Kim Kilgus

Communication Design

Denise Bosler

  Kathy Traylor

Communication Studies

Diana Ebersole

  Sandy Himmelreich

Computer Science & Information Technology

Lisa Frye

  Cindy Sutjak

Counseling \ Psychological Services

Bruce Sharkin

  Charlene Johnson

Counselor Education & Student Affairs                  

Helen Hamlet

  Pam Hopstetter

Criminal Justice

Jonathan Kremser

  Dena Lewis

Cinema, Television and Media Production

Cara Cotellese

  Melissa Lincoln

Elementary Education

Tracy Keyes

  Heather Arbuckle

English

Andrew Vogel, Chair

Anthony Bleach, Asst. Chair

  Andrea Buno

Geography

Richard Courtney

  Laurel Delaney

History

Andrew Arnold

  Anne Cardinal

Library & Learning Technologies

Andrea Harmer

  Wendy Stettler

Mathematics

Paul Ache

  Jennifer Webb

Modern Language Studies

Christine Coleman Núñez

  Merlene Oswald

Music

Jeremy Justeson

  Fran Melchionne

Philosophy

John Lizza

  Stacy Kushner

Physical Sciences

Edward Simpson

  Caecilia Holt

Political Science & Public Administration

Steve Lem

  Stacy Kushner

Psychology

Gregory Shelley

  Christy Derr

Rohrbach Library                         

Susan Czerny

 

Secondary Education

George Sirrakos

  Vale Deeter

Social Work

John Vafeas

  Andrea Snyder

  Mary Bononno

Special Education

Anne Brawand

  Cheryl Oberheim

Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Elizabeth Rogol 

  Deb Peter

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPEN JOB POSTINGS
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

2019-0173

NEW - Technical Services Coordinator

Full Time

1/31/20

2019-0176

NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift

Full Time

1/31/20

2020-0001

NEW - Facilities Construction Project Manager

Full Time

1/24/20

2019-0177

Assistant Director of Admissions for Hispanic/Latino Recruitment

Full Time

1/19/20

2019-0162

Facilities Technology Specialist

Full Time

1/19/20

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 14

1:45 p.m.

Director of Marketing Open Forum - Candidate C
103 Academic Forum

Jan. 15

8 a.m.

CONNECTIONS: Freshman
McFarland Student Union

Jan. 16

All Day

CONNECTIONS: Undergraduate Transfer
218 McFarland Student Union

Jan. 17

10:45 a.m.

Director of Marketing Open Forum - Candidate D
103 Academic Forum

Jan. 20

All Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Jan. 21

 

Spring semester begins

Jan. 14

7 p.m.

Cheerleading Team Showcase
Keystone Arena

Jan. 15

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Live Video)

Jan. 15

7:30 p.m.

MBB vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Live Video)

Jan. 18

10 a.m.

WREST vs. KU Duals
O’Pake Fieldhouse

CHEERLEADING TEAM SHOWCASE
Watch the Kutztown Cheerleading Team showcase their Coed Game Day and DII Coed Performance routines, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, Keystone Arena. The KU Cheer Team will compete at UCA College Nationals in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 17-19.
     Crystal Swift, Department of Intercollegiate Athletic Services

CURRENT RATE UPDATE

The reimbursement rate for use of personal automobile for official State System travel has decreased to 57.5 cents per mile effective Jan. 1, 2020. (For travel occurring from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019, the reimbursement rate is 0.58 cents per mile.) Please visit the Accounts Payable website: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable/current-rates.htm for current information.
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

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.