Daily Brief

November 26, 2019

Society of Physics Students Hosts Dr. Rudy Shankar

SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS HOSTS DR. RUDY SHANKAR
On Nov. 7, the Society of Physics students hosted Dr. Rudy Shankar, director of the Energy Systems Engineering Graduate program at Lehigh University. Shankar discussed the complex scientific and engineering challenges involved with restructuring our power systems to respond to distributed generation, demand and climate. He also emphasized the importance of leadership and interdisciplinary skills in the scientific fields as we tackle these critical issues.
      Erin Kraal, Department of Physical Sciences

WEATHER

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

About as nice of a late November day as you're going to get with high pressure in control. This won't last. Sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEMO DAY
Dec. 4
Wednesday, Dec. 4, is the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Demo Day. Stop by 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room, to see the culmination of senior seminar capstone projects including:
– Web Applications.
– Chrome Extension.
– Local Network Game.
– Mobile App.
– Devise to prevent porch piracy.
Presentations are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Poster Session is 1:30-3:30 p.m.
      Donna DeMarco. Department of Computer Science and Technology

RUTGERS PROFESSOR PRE-SCREENS FILM ON ROMAN VILLA
Dec. 4
Join us for the pre-screening of the documentary film “Princess of Piombino,” 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Q&A with co-producer, Dr. Corey Brennan, to follow.
      Pierette Kulpa, Department of Art

COMMUNICATION STUDIES SENIOR SHOWCASE
Dec. 4
The Department of Communication Studies invites all members of the campus community, friends and family, to our Fall 2019 Senior Showcase. Capstone projects in both Communication Studies and Social Media Theory and Strategy will be presented 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.4, in 223 McFarland Student Union. Congratulations to our graduating seniors.
      Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

CONGRATULATIONS DERYL JOHNSON
Dr. Deryl Johnson was elected to a three-year term on the National Communication Association Diversity Council and Legislative Assembly. The Diversity Council is a seven-member standing committee of NCA governance, and it is responsible for monitoring and making recommendations to enhance the diversity of the Association.
     Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

GLBTQ RESOURCE CENTER/WOMEN'S CENTER HOLIDAY HOURS
The GLBTQ Resource Center will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, and the Women's Center will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both centers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.
      Christine Price, GLBTQ Resource Center/Women's Center

MULTICULTURAL CENTER HOLIDAY HOURS
The Multicultural Center will be closing 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will remain closed through Sunday, Dec. 1. We will resume normal operating hours 8 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2.
     Faith Riedel, Multicultural Center

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL JOB POSTINGS
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2019-0162 (internal)

NEW - Facilities Technology Specialist

Full Time

12/9/19

2019-0164

Director of Marketing

Full Time

12/1/19

2019-0013 (REPOSTED)

Director Facilities Energy Services & Campus Utilities

Full Time

11/30/19

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 27

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
No Classes / Administrative Offices Open

Nov. 28

All Day

Thanksgiving Day
University Closed

Nov. 29

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed

Dec. 2

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clay Club Holiday Sale
Lobby, Old Main

Dec. 2

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Dec. 4

8 a.m.

CSIT Demo Day: Presentations
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

1:30 p.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Poster Session
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

4:30 p.m.

Pre-screening “Princess of Piombino” Dr. Brennan
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Dec. 4

5 p.m.

Communication Studies Senior Showcase
223 McFarland Student Union

Student, Hannah Shirk, Wins NCAA Elite 90 Award

STUDENT HANNAH SHIRK WINS NCAA ELITE 90 AWARD
Hannah Shirk, a senior at KU, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2019 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship, announced Thursday evening at the Ware Center in Lancaster. Shirk, majoring in early childhood special education, currently carries a flawless 4.0 grade-point average. Shirk was presented with the award during the field hockey banquet held for the final four teams in the DII Championships. She is the first Golden Bear in any sport to win the award. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Field Hockey Community Service in Lancaster

FIELD HOCKEY COMMUNITY SERVICE IN LANCASTER
The Kutztown University field hockey team showcased its skills and also showed some youth of Lancaster what it takes to be a Division II field hockey player as KU spent time Thursday afternoon at the Boys & Girls club of Lancaster. The Golden Bears broke up into groups and helped coach and motivate about 40 youngsters on the game of field hockey with dribbling, passing and even a race. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Nov. 30

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Penn State Lehigh Valley
Keystone Arena STATS

Nov. 30

12:05 p.m.

Football vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live stats | Video | Audio)

PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR
Dec. 2
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30-4:30 p.m., in 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President at ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY 2019 HOLIDAY CELEBRATION INVITATION
Dec. 2 – Registration deadline
On behalf of President Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, you are cordially invited to the Kutztown University Holiday Celebration 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Georgian Room of Old Main. Please click here for additional information and to register for the event. Registration for the event closes Monday, Dec. 2.
     Office of the President

CLAY CLUB HOLIDAY SALE
Dec. 2
Join us for the Clay Club holiday sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, Lobby, Old Main. Come see what students in ceramics classes have been up to and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays. We'll have sculptures, vases, bowls, cups and t-shirts. https://www.facebook.com/kutztownclayclub/
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

LAST BLOOD DRIVE OF SEMESTER
Dec. 5
The final blood drive of the semester will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in 218 McFarland Student Union. Walk-ins are welcome, but register in advance to save a time slot for you.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Community Outreach and Inclusion

KU HUMAN DIVERSITY CONFERENCE: FEBRUARY 28
Dec. 7 – proposal deadline
Call for presentations: The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity once again welcomes proposals for presentations related to the various dimensions of multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, inclusion and equity in all areas of life and education. Our 10th annual conference will be Friday, Feb. 28. Consider presenting yourself and share this with students and/or speakers from outside KU. We welcome you to submit your proposal by Saturday, Dec. 7. https://tinyurl.com/y3a5a62h
     Mark Wolfmeyer, Commission on Human Diversity

SABBATICAL LEAVE APPLICATION
If you wish to apply for a sabbatical leave for Fall 2021-Spring 2022, please find application information here on the APSCUF-KU website. Completed applications are due by noon, Monday, Feb. 3. The committee will announce designated days, times and the location for delivery of materials in early January 2020. Please contact the Sabbatical Committee chair at lu@kutztown.edu if you have any questions.
     Yun Lu, chair, Sabbatical Committee

FIRST GEN AT KU
As Thanksgiving recess approaches, encourage students to talk with their professors about what to expect on the final and take full advantage of the upcoming days off to prepare for finals. Check out our website for more resources and information. www.kutztown.edu/firstgeneration
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

SPECIAL THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS
Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 1, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Medical and counseling emergencies call Public Safety, 610-683-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

McFarland Student Union
The MSU will be closing at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will remain closed through Sunday, Dec. 1. We will resume normal operating hours 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

Recreation Center and Pool

The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall swimming pool will be operating under the following special hours for the Thanksgiving break:
– Tuesday, Nov. 26: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
– Wednesday, Nov. 27: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.).
– Thursday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed.
– Sunday, Dec. 1: Regular hours.
Group exercise classes will end 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, and will resume Monday, Dec. 2. Cheryl will have the noon class Wednesday, Nov. 27.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

Rohrbach Library
– Tuesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Wednesday, Nov. 27: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Thursday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed.
– Sunday, Dec. 1: 6 p.m. to midnight
Normal hours resume Monday, Dec. 2.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Tutoring Services
– Monday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Tuesday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No drop-in lab hours)
– Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29: closed.
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention Student Success

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.