Daily Brief

January 21, 2020

Kutztown University 1866 Minute Giving Challenge

1866 MINUTE GIVING CHALLENGE – APPLY NOW
Our Kutztown University community will come together 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

WEATHER

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

Another nice looking although not too nice feeling winter day under high pressure. Copious sunshine but temperatures only at about the freezing mark with light northwesterly winds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 7– Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who graduated in December 2019 or will graduate in May 2020 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards.
     Andrea Kirshman, Office of Retention and Student Services

AFSCME MILITARY VETERANS
Council 13 is looking for members who served or are currently in the military. If you have served, please email Chris Ferris, ferris@kutztown.edu, or Kat Fisher, kfisher@kutztown.edu, with your contact information. AFSCME is organizing a veterans networking group to support each other and to recognize their service and experiences.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME 2234

MUSIC CONCERT COMPETITION
Musicians, are you interested in making $250-$700 for performing one song on campus? Fill out the form on our website for a chance to participate in the music competition. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute/fdi-music-concert.html
     Yessica Gutierrez, Frederick Douglass Institute

KU PRINT CENTER - MEET THE TEAM
The KU Print Center, located in 107 Stratton Administration Center, is excited to introduce our team. Amanda Rizzuti and Philip Houck are our two print center staff that are ready to help with any project. Rizzuti has been on the team since fall and Houck recently joined our team bringing a strong customer service background. We are committed to providing the highest quality service and materials with fast turnaround.
      Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

ONLINE W-2 FORMS AVAILABLE IN ESS
For active employees who previously selected online W-2 delivery, W-2 forms are now available in ESS. Directions are posted. Be aware, you will be asked to verify your Social Security number. Questions on W-2s can be directed to AskHR. Paper W-2 forms will be mailed later this month. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/human-resources/contact-hr.html
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 21

 

Spring semester begins

Jan. 23

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
29 Rohrbach Library

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.