Daily Brief

January 25, 2021

Headshot of Dr. Jaime Linn Brown, with blue background.

DOCTORAL GRADUATE FEATURED ON CPED WEBSITE
Dr. Jaime Linn Brown ’20, alumna of the College of Education's Doctor of Education in Transformational Teaching and Learning program, has been featured on The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate website. Brown, a middle level art teacher, says “The Ed.D. has given me pathways to answer the call, uplift students, and ensure that they see themselves reflected in the environment, curriculum and activities within my classroom. I now have a thirst for knowledge and continued research about growth as an anti-bias educator in the visual arts.” You can view Brown’s profile at: https://www.cpedinitiative.org/edd-graduates---the-teachers.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, Department of Secondary Education/program director

WEATHER

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

High pressure slides through the region during the day. Eyes then turn to a system coming out of the southern Plains that will bring a mixed bag of precipitation overnight. The high temperature in the upper-30s. Winds northwest at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

40% OFF APPAREL AND GIFT
Jan. 25
Shop in store and online, one day only.
     KU Campus Store

OPEN FORUM - DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS SEARCH
The Division of University Relations and Athletics welcomes candidates for the position of director of Intercollegiate Athletics to campus. Open forums to meet the candidates will be held as follows. The candidates’ resumes, links to the Zoom meeting, and instructions for SSO Zoom authentication will be provided at a later date.
- Candidate A: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1.
- Candidate B: 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2.
- Candidate C: 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4.
- Candidate D: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8.
     Brandon Nolt, Search Committee for Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

UPDATED SABBATICAL APPLICATION COLLECTION SCHEDULE

The Sabbatical Leave Committee members will be available in 130 Lytle Hall to collect your sabbatical applications during the following updated hours:
- Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 8: 9 a.m. to noon.
Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. In addition, an electronic copy of your sabbatical application needs to be submitted through the SharePoint before you submit hard copies. The submission link has been shared with you through your Kutztown University email address. Please let me know if you have any questions. More sabbatical application information can be found on the APSCUF-KU website.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

SEARCHING FOR WATER IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES
Feb. 4
Join us 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, for a presentation of the geophysical search and the discovery of water in a few of the refugee camps and conflict zones in East Africa. This seminar is hosted by the Geophysics Society of KU and presented by Paul Bauman, the 2021 Distinguished Lecturer of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics. Additional information, including a biography of the presenter, an abstract of the presentation and the zoom meeting room and password can be found at: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/sherrod/GSKU2021.pdf. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in the topic. Everyone is welcome to attend.
     Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences/Geophysics Society of Kutztown University

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 from 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

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. Sign up on the link below by Monday, Feb. 1, to borrow a copy of the book, www.tinyurl.com/internment2021. Email hotalen@kutztown.edu or slichter@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Hannah Hotalen, Residence Life

BAGPIPE LESSONS
The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free introductory bagpipe lessons, with in-person and online options available during the Spring 2021 semester. Lessons start in February and are open to everyone: faculty, staff, students and community members. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional information.
http://faculty.kutztown.edu/sherrod/KPB.aspx
     Laura Sherrod, Department of Physical Sciences/Kutztown Pipe Band

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER SPRING 2021

Please share with students: The KUWC will reopen online Monday, Jan. 25, and in-person Monday, Feb. 1, in 100c Rohrbach Library. Please call 610-683-4733 or email wrcenter@kutztown.edu to set up an in-person appointment. To begin using the WCOnline site and schedule a session, please go to https://kutztown.mywconline.com.
In person, 100c Rohrbach Library Hours:
- Sunday: 2-6 p.m.
– Monday: 3-7 p.m.
– Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Wednesday, 2-8 p.m.
Online hours:
– Sunday: 2-6 p.m.
– Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Wednesday: 3-7 p.m.
– Friday: noon to 4 p.m.
https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/
     Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center

SPECIAL HOURS

McFarland Student Union
– Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
– Friday, Jan. 29: Regular hours resume.
Student Recreation Center:
– Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
– Monday, Feb. 1: Regular hours resume.
Rohrbach Library
– Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday, Jan. 30: Regular hours resume
     University Relations

PSECU OFFERING $100 NEW MEMBER BONUS FOR STUDENTS
If you are currently enrolled as a Kutztown University student, or know a student who could benefit from this promotion, PSECU is thrilled to share that we are offering a $100 new-member bonus for students who open a free checking account and sign up for digital banking. PSECU accounts are free to maintain and can be accessed digitally - anytime, anywhere - as well as through a vast network of free, nation-wide ATMS. For more information please contact the PSECU office at 610-814-4814 or email PSECU Manager, Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com.
https://www.psecu.com/banking/for-college-students
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

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. 19-29

All Day

Spring Semester Classes Start
100% Online

Jan. 25

Noon

Miller Keystone Blood Drive
Student Recreation Center

Jan. 28

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023

BILAL SALAAM ’06 NAMED TO NEW POST
Kutztown University president, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, announced the appointment of 2006 alumnus Bilal Salaam '06 as the diversity and inclusion officer for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Services on Thursday, Jan. 21. Salaam, who has served as an assistant men's basketball coach at KU since 2017, begins his new position Monday, Feb. 1. Read the full release here: https://bit.ly/3oeSRv2.
     Matt Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

PAYTON GREGORY NAMED CAACURH REGIONAL BOARD MEMBER
Payton Gregory, senior psychology major, president of Kutztown University's National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), and an imaginarium assistant for the Department of Housing, Dining and Residence Life, has been named as one of the regional board members of the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH). Gregory’s role will be as the coordinating officer for leadership development. The Central Atlantic region encompasses all of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. This is a huge honor for Gregory and allows both her and Kutztown University to be leaders in our region. It's good to be golden. https://www.caacurh.nacurh.org/regional-board-members
     Derek Hess, Department of Housing, Dining and Residence Life

KU PRINT CENTER
Faculty and staff, the KU Print Center is open and here to help. We can quickly produce any materials you need for your departments, both internally and for students. We can even mail directly to your students any critical course materials that would enhance their remote learning experience. We have many stock options, bindery/finishing options (ask us about square back binding) and our fast turnaround allows us to meet any deadline. We are here to consult and even assist with design. Please contact us at printcenter@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4116 and Amanda will be glad to assist.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

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.