Daily Brief

June 20, 2024

Kutztown University History in Ireland

Kutztown History in Ireland

Dr. Eric Johnson, Department of History, has been part of the KU Study Abroad to Ireland program since May 22. The program is in its last week and winding down. Twenty-one Golden Bears will return to the States this weekend after many life-changing adventures in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The History program focused on the spread of Christianity in early medieval Ireland. Here is Johnson with students V Brydon, Thadius Schultheis, Reanna Reynolds, Anthony Batista, Alex Taylor, Zoe Eichinger and Gianna Marchese at a 13th-century church in Athenry built by the Anglo-Normans. It's Good to be Golden. #historymatters

Eric Johnson, History

Parson Art Video at Computer Vision Conference

Dale Parson, Computer Science and Information Technology, is exhibiting the art video "Decay And Regeneration III with Soundtrack," January 2024, at the AI Art Exhibition of the International Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference Monday to Friday, June 17-21, on-site at Seattle, Wash. and online. The piece reflects Parson's walkabouts on campus and in nearby Penn's Woods. It stems from his work with students in CPSC 220, Object-oriented Multimedia Programming, using a custom visual software instrument that supports improvisation and piano roll-like playback of custom-filtered photographs. Parson and students have exhibited related projects in the Rohrbach Library. Unlike many of the pieces in the exhibition, Parson's work does not use AI transforms, preferring custom filters and improvised performance using his code written in the Processing multimedia language. The supplied link leads to the piece and the online gallery.

Dale Parson, Computer Science and Information Technology

Weather

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

No change from the past few days. Hazy sun, hot, and humid under summery high pressure. High temperature around 94.

Announcements

Condolences

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Gerald Bowen on Sunday, June 16, father of Katie Bowen, College of Business, and husband of Linda Bowen, a retiree from Financial Aid. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 14833 Kutztown Road. Prior to the mass, relatives and friends are invited to a viewing 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow the mass at New Jerusalem Union Cemetery in Fleetwood.

College of Business

Goods and Services - Direct Pay Requests Fiscal Year End

As we approach fiscal year-end Sunday, June 30, please remember important due dates and ensure they are factored into your department’s plan for fiscal year (FY) 2024. Direct Pay Requests for payments for something that occurred on or before Sunday, June 30, must be submitted to Accounts Payable no later than Monday, July 8. KU Forms - Kutztown University - Accounts Payable Direct Pay Requisition. Please feel free to contact Accounts Payable with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

Goods and Services - Invoices Year-End

As we approach fiscal year-end Sunday, June 30, please remember important due dates and ensure they are factored into your department’s plan for fiscal year (FY) 2024. Invoices for services or goods provided/delivered before Sunday, June 30, must be submitted to Accounts Payable at apinvoice@kutztown.edu as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, July 8. Please note that Procurement does not forward any invoices to Accounts Payable for payment, nor do any invoices attached to PRs in SourcePoint. Please feel free to contact Accounts Payable with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

Webinar Showing: Five Keys To Effective Leadership In Higher Education

You are invited to bring your lunch and join your fellow EMSA colleagues for "Five Keys to Effective Leadership in Higher Education," noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Multicultural Center. Great leaders in higher education need skills in five key areas to successfully lead others on today's campuses. In this interactive webinar, you will explore how to be a more effective leader by integrating the following into your work as a campus leader:
 - Modeling authenticity.
 - Encouraging belonging.
 - Actively listening and observing.
 - Communicating with savvy.
 - Coaching others to achieve.
This is an optional training. We especially welcome directors and assistant directors (and those aspiring to be), but all are welcome. If you are interested in attending this "Lunch and Learn," please be sure to discuss it with your supervisor since it does go until 1:15 p.m. If you plan to attend, please email or message Angelica Mishra (mishra@kutztown.edu) just to be sure we set up enough chairs in the MCC.

Jerry Schearer and Angelica Mishra, Inclusion and Outreach

Cancellation of Service

The shredder in the South Dining Hall is no longer operational and will not be replaced. Facilities will no longer pick up and deliver items to the SDH for shredding. If you need assistance with shredding documents, please get in touch with the Office of Purchasing, who can provide information on approved vendors for this service.

William Meeker, Facilities

Camps/Events Happening This Week

We are pleased to welcome the following camps/events this week on our campus:
- June 21-27 – FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
- June 24-28 – KU Art - Youth Day Camp I
- June 25-28 – KU Art (Amy Pfeiler-Wunder)
Please make them feel welcome on our campus. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Conference Services at ext. 3-1359.

Jamie Ryan, Conference and Event Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 20 Noon Five Keys To Effective Leadership In Higher Education
Multicultural Center
July 4 -- Independence Day -- University Closed

Athletics

National Champion Head Coach Marci Scheuing named 2023-24 KU Women's Coach of the Year

Kutztown University field hockey and head coach Marci Scheuing won the 2023 NCAA Division II national championship, bringing home KU's first team national title. For the success her program accomplished on the field last fall, Scheuing was voted the 2023-24 Dr. Dorothy Moyer KU Women's Coach of the Year Monday, June 17.

Sports Information

Historic Season leads Clements to Dr. Dennis Roth KU Men's Coach of the Year

Jim Clements, head coach of the Kutztown University football team, led KU to its best season in program history in the fall of 2023. Clements, who completed his ninth season, was the top choice in the athletic department to be voted the 2023-24 KU Dr. Dennis Roth Men's Coach of the Year, the fourth time he has won the award.

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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .