Daily Brief

July 22, 2021

Photo  (L to R): Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Dr. Denise Pearson, State Senator Art Haywood State Senator Judy Schwank.

(Photo L to R): Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University; Dr. Denise Pearson, vice chancellor and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at PASSHE; State Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery); State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks).

KU HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE FOR STATE DEI FUNDING
State Senator Art Haywood and the State System (PASSHE) held a hybrid press conference at Kutztown University Wednesday, to announce new funding for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at PASSHE universities. PASSHE will allocate $2.5 million towards DEI goals for the fiscal year 2021-2022. The $2.5 million will help to promote diversity amongst the general education curriculum and employees, improve campus climate and increase student success initiatives that positively impact under-represented and low-income students. Video of the event will be available https://www.senatorhaywood.com/video.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Fantastic weather and a fresh, new, smoke-free airmass behind yesterday’s cold front. Fair skies dominate with highs in the low 80s and nice low dewpoints.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY PROMOTION
The Office of the President is pleased to announce the following promotions effective fall semester, 2021.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Special Education
John Carelli, Computer Science & Information Technology
Todd Dodson, English
Deborah Duenyas, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Diana Elliott, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Ko-Hsin Hsu, Criminal Justice
Peter Isaacson, Music
Amber Pabon, Secondary Education
Yuxia Qian, Communication Studies
Heather Ramsdale, Art & Design
Holly Tienken, Art & Design
Scott Tracy, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Art & Design

Associate Professor to Full Professor
Anne Brawand, Special Education
Mauricia John, Anthropology & Sociology
Catherine McGeehan, Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education
Georgeos Sirrakos, Secondary Education
Carol Watson, Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education
FangHsun Wei, Social Work
Wing Hong Tony Wong, Mathematics
     Kenneth Hawkinson, president

NEW DSO STAFF MEMBER
Please join us in welcoming Brian Daily back to Kutztown University. Brian is a 2013 secondary education and 2018 Instructional Technology graduate; he has joined the Office of Disability Services as its new assistant director for computer and assistive technologies.
     Linda Lantaff, Disability Services

CAMPS/CONFERENCES: JULY 22–28
July 21-24 Philadelphia Pole Vault /Jumps
July 22-25 KU Wrestling
July 25-28 Reading Rage
July 25-28 KU Volleyball
July 26-30 KU Upward Bound
July 28-29 KU Cheer
Please make them feel welcome on our campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Conference Services at 610-683-1359.
     Conference and Event Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

7/23/2021

 

Last Day to Withdraw 2021 SUM 10 WK Course

7/29/2021

 

CONNECTION Orientation

7/29/2021

 

Transfer Student Orientation

Photo of Brianna Hughes up to bat

BRIANNA HUGHES NAMED 2020-21 KU FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Brianna Hughes stepped into a starting role for the Golden Bear softball team from the get go and never looked back in a season brimming with success. Hughes, who led the team with 47 runs scored and was a finalist for NFCA Division II National Freshman of the Year, has been named the 2020-21 Kutztown University Female Freshman of the Year. Full Story: https://bit.ly/3eI0jws
     Sports Information

Photo of Xavier Feliciano pole vaulting

XAVIER FELICIANO DOUBLES UP 2020-21 KU MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Xavier Feliciano of the Golden Bear track & field team completed a sweep of Kutztown University's annual awards when he was named the 2020-21 KU Male Athlete of the Year. Feliciano won Male Senior Athlete of the Year last month and is the first KU male student-athlete to capture both awards in an academic year since football's Jordan Morgan in 2016-17. Full Story: https://bit.ly/3xYu4kt
     Sports Information

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.