Daily Brief

July 20, 2020

Nighttime image of Schaeffer Auditorium. Sidewalk lamppost to the left lights the path and an illuminated flag pole is on the opposite side of walk way.


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

Another oppressive heat day as temperature and dew point readings remain high. Partly sunny conditions will persist throughout the day. Slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. High temperature in the mid-90s. Heat index values between 100-105. Winds west at 5-10 mph. Heat Advisory remains in effect.


The Office of Residence Life would like to welcome our new assistant director of Residence Life for Hall Operations, Derek Hess. Hess comes to us from Ithaca College but is no stranger to the State System. He spent five years at East Stroudsburg University prior to working at Ithaca and received his bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University. We are excited to have Hess on the Residence Life team.
     Julia Scheffler, Office of Residence Life

The EMSA Division, welcomes Maria Hernandez as the assistant to the associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach. In this position she will give multifaceted support to the associate dean and the Inclusion Center. She is also the primary manager for non-faculty led study abroad programs and the university international exchange programs. Hernandez has been a part of Kutztown University since 2005. We welcome Hernandez and look forward to the work she will do with our students and program.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

July 20
The Department of Social Work announces Bonnie Marsh, MSW, is defending her dissertation “Child Welfare Caseworkers’ Views About Turnover," 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 20, via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/93875987943?pwd=Zldzc09RVnlxL3FXbWlxV0FaUExBdz09
     Yoon Mi Kim and Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

July 20
Local 2234 will be having its monthly membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday, July 20, via Zoom. Link will be sent to your personal email address. Please plan to join us.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME Local 2234

Penn Power Systems will be on-site beginning Monday, July 20, to perform our annual load testing on our emergency generators. The goal is to finish these tests early in the week. However, the end of the week is reserved as rain dates. This service does not disrupt electrical service to the building where the work is performed. There will be noise when the generators are running, but in most locations, you will not be able to hear it indoors. The generators will run for either two or four hours, depending on the generator. The building generators that will be tested include the following: South Dining Hall, Dixon Hall, the heat plant, Sharadin Arts Building, Beck Hall, Schaeffer Auditorium, Academic Forum, Facilities building, Boehm Science Center and Lehigh Hall. The Stratton Administration Center’s generators will be load tested separately Saturday, July 25. If you have any concerns, please contact Mike Ennis or Tucker Elliott, Facilities.
     Will Meeker, Facilities

The Office of Conference and Event Services has a new home. CES is now located in the Student Recreation Center. The main telephone number remains the same so feel free to call at ext.3-1359. You can also email us at conferenceservices@kutztown.edu.
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services


There are no face-to-face events scheduled at this time.

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.

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