Daily Brief

May 24, 2021

Three environmental science students conduct research while wading in river.

WEATHER

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

Cold front passed overnight allowing a surface high to build across New England. Onshore winds will keep temperatures around seasonal average and allow us a respite from the heat. High temperature near 70. Winds east at 5-7 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOURS EXTENDED: KU TO HOST COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS MAY 24, JUNE 15
Kutztown University will host an on-campus Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students, employees, community members and children ages 12 and older 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 24, at KU's Student Recreation Center. Vaccines are free of charge and no registration is required. Participants must bring valid photo identification and are encouraged to bring their health insurance identification card, if available. Participant health insurance will not be charged. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Questions can be directed to KU's Office of University Relations at ur@kutztown.edu. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

BUSINESS OFFICE YEAR-END DUE DATES
As we approach the end of our fiscal year, which is Wednesday, June 30, please remember important due dates for procuring good and services, processing travel expenses, utilizing your purchasing card and making budget transfers. A list of due dates can be found on the controller’s office webpage, in the Useful Forms drop-down box.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Controller

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 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

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION 101
Search Engine Optimization 101 will introduce attendees to the concept of SEO starting from ground-level and building up. Attendees will be introduced to the different types of SEO, their applications and how to affect each using online tools and services as well as best practices for promoting website content. The webinar will wrap up with a short list of action items entrepreneurs can take to improve their SEO and search rankings. This webinar will be held 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 1.  https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27808
      Zachary Balla. Kutztown Small Business Development Center

EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES
Whether you had some employees working remotely prior to the pandemic or were thrown into this new way of working, this event can offer several tips and tricks on the best ways to engage your remote workforce. The speaker will discuss the following topics:
– Creating Virtual Connections.
– Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.
– Helping Employees Maintain Health and Wellness.
– Fun and Games.
This all takes place via webinar, 11a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 2.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28212
      Zachary Balla. Kutztown Small Business Development Center

ACADEMIC CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES

Department Name

Chair

Secretary

Academic Enrichment

Thomas Stewart

Nancy Brynildsen

Anthropology and Sociology

Kim Shively

Lori Dahlquist

*Art

Daniel 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, Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Qin Geng, Asst. Chair

Megan Roth

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 and
Student Affairs

Helen Hamlet

Pam Hopstetter

Criminal Justice

Jonathan Kremser

TBD

Elementary, Middle-Level,
Library and Technologies Education

Tracy Keyes

Stacy Kushner

English

Jonathan Shaw, Chair
Amy Lynch-Biniek, Asst. Chair

Andrea Buno

Geography

Richard Courtney

Laurel Delaney

History

Mike Gabriel

Anne Cardinal

Mathematics

Paul Ache

Miranda Brownback

Modern Language Studies

Lynn Kutch, Interim Chair
AY 2021-2022

Merlene Oswald

Music

Frank Kumor

Sarah Wert

Philosophy

Ashraf Adeel

Heather Pafchek

Physical Sciences

Edward Simpson

Caecilia Holt

Political Science and
Public Administration

Steve Lem

Heather Pafchek

Psychology

Gregory 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

Soojin Kim

Deb Peter

Effective Thursday, July 1, the Departments of Art and Communication Design will be combined. The name of the combined department will be the Department of Art and Design. Dr. Denise Bosler will be chair of the combined department.
     Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 24

8 a.m.

Summer Session I and 10 Week begins

May 24

9 a.m.

Angela Kozma's CS&IT thesis presentation
Zoom: Contact parson@kutztown.edu for link

May 24

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Student Recreation Center

May 29

9 a.m.

English Language Learner Conference
Register: https://tinyurl.com/fu3cd7ye

June 2

8:50 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

June 3

10:20 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH
During the month of May, and throughout the year, please join the Department of Defense as they pay tribute to past and present contributions and dedicated service of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in defense of the nation. Did you know that about six out of every 100 service members are Asian American or Pacific Islanders? There are more than 300,000 living Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander American veterans and 33 have received the Medal of Honor. It is an honor to salute the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our great nation. View the Department of Defense Infobase here.
     Office of Veterans Services

TOP DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2021

Join this one-hour webinar, where you’ll learn to do more business online, collect and take action on customer data and build your brand with storytelling. Led by Constant Contact expert, Dawn Wivell, 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 26. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28009.
     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.

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.