Daily Brief

May 17, 2021

Drs. Watson (left) and Oakley (right), wearing ppe masks, pose for photo op holding  their Undergraduate Research and Creativity Mentorship awards.

Pictured l-r, Carol Watson, Adrienne Oakley. Not pictured, Khori Newlander, Ed Simpson

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY AWARDS
Kutztown University's Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Advisory Board and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects awarded its inaugural Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Mentorship Awards at a ceremony held Tuesday, April 27. The awards recognize excellence in faculty engagement with undergraduate researchers. The four award recipients (two STEM and two non-STEM) are Dr. Khori Newlander, assistant professor, anthropology/sociology; Dr. Adrienne Oakley, associate professor, physical sciences; Dr. Ed Simpson, professor and department chair, physical sciences; and Dr. Carol Watson, associate professor, education. Each award carries $500 in professional development funds. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications



Headshot image of Kutztown University professor of mathematics, Dr. Yun Lu, looking into the camera.

DEAN'S OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARD 2021
Dr. Yun Lu, Department of Mathematics, is the 2021 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award. This honor recognizes a faculty member in the college with a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success both in and out of the classroom. Please join us in congratulating Lu and in thanking her for her dedication to our students.
      David Beougher, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

WEATHER

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

High pressure remains in control. Mostly sunny skies are expected. Shortwave passes through the region during the day and may trigger some isolated showers with maybe a rumble of thunder. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds southwest at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AFSCME LOCAL 2234
Membership meeting via Zoom, 5 p.m., Monday, May 17. The Zoom link will be sent to the personal email we have on file. Please plan to attend.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234

LOT F1 CLOSURE

Stratton Administration Center Lot F1 will close at the end of business Tuesday, May 18, to complete roof repairs to the Stratton Administration Center. During this time, traffic controls will be installed to temporarily direct traffic to Lot F6 behind the Kemp Building and Lot F4 adjacent to the basketball courts. Accessible parking is available in the Old Main traffic circle adjacent to A-Wing. I apologize in advance for the disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Wynne, project manager, at twynne@kutztown.edu.
     Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RHONDA YORK

Rohrbach Library announces the retirement of Rhonda York. Rhonda, the Exhibits/Display Coordinator for the library, has been with Kutztown University for 22 years. She has served in many capacities in the library during her career and has developed a great number of relationships throughout campus. Rhonda will be greatly missed, both by her library family and the KU community. We wish her the best as she enters a new and exciting chapter in her life. Rhonda’s last day will be Friday, May 21.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

RHONDA YORK RETIREMENT
Although we are sad to see her go, we are very excited for her and this new adventure. We are having a small reception and would like to invite you to stop by to wish Rhonda well, 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 202 Rickenbach Research and Learning Center. Congratulations, Rhonda.
     Melissa Lincoln, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

RICHMAN MATHIS II ED.D. DISSERTATION DEFENSE
The College of Education announces Richman Mathis II will defend his Doctor in Education dissertation, “The Impact of Relationships on School Culture at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School from Perspectives of Faculty,” 10 a.m., Thursday, May 20, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: http://tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
      Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

2021 CET SUMMER TEACHING CONFERENCE REMINDER
This is a kind reminder to please consider registering for the upcoming 2021 CET Summer Teaching Conference via the link below by Wednesday, May 26, in order to receive the conference Zoom link https://forms.office.com/r/iLwUfxTVGY. This is a one-and-a-half-day event, which will be held virtually on Wednesday and Thursday, June 2 and 3, with keynote speakers, faculty presentations, roundtable/panel discussions, a “what worked” show and tell session and a workshop. Please click here for the tentative program and other conference information. Everyone is welcome and certificates will be provided. Thank you, and we hope you join us.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 19

1-3 p.m.

Farewell Reception for Rhonda York
202 Rickenbach Research and Learning Center

May 24

8 a.m.

Summer Sessions I and 10 begin

EMAIL MARKETING QUICKSTART
Constant Contact is offering this webinar, designed to assist you with finally taking the email marketing leap that you have wanted to make. Led by Constant Contact expert, Dawn Wivell, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27779.
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

ONBOARDING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
This webinar can help you set up the best remote onboarding program for your company. Presented 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, May 19, by Lois Bradley a small business expert and coach who has worked with entrepreneurs to start and develop their business:
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28071.
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

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.

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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.