Daily Brief

November 18, 2020

Carole Wells on right side of image with a gray scale back drop of library bookshelves.

WELLS TO SERVE AS INTERIM PROVOST/VICE PRESIDENT
Dr. Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies, has been named the university's interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 3, 2021. Wells will serve as the university's chief academic officer and as a member of the president's cabinet. Her interim position serves as the main advocate for student success and the pursuit of academic excellence, with oversight of educational, scholarly service and research initiatives throughout the division of Academic Affairs. This will include oversight of the university’s academic colleges and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Wells will replace Dr. Anne Zayaitz, who announced she will retire Jan. 2, after 36 years at the university. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure settles over Ohio and will bring northwesterly flow. Pressure gradient will be tight so expect some gusty winds. Sky conditions will be mostly sunny. High temperature near 40. Winds northwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANK YOU FROM PRESIDENT HAWKINSON FOR MIDDLE STATES VISIT
Thank you to those who participated in the Middle States site team's exit presentation last week. The team met with more than 40 faculty, staff, students, administrators and trustees. As we await their final recommendations, I would like to express my appreciation to all of those who worked with Middle States for your hard work and preparation for their recent visit.
     President Hawkinson

AVALANCHE'S DAILY DEALS
Nov. 18
Shop and save Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. Day 3 - $24.99 sweatpants; while supplies last, one day only. https://kubstore.com/elastic-banded-leg-sweatpant
     KU Campus Store

GEOGRAPHY KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Nov. 18
As part of Geography Awareness Week, guest geographer and global health expert, Dr. Eric D. Carter, Macalester College, will deliver an online lecture: "Covid-19 and Medical Geography – Past, Present, and Future,” 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, Zoom Meeting ID: 993 8204 2699. https://www.kutztown.edu/geography
     Mathias J. Le Bossé, Department of Geography

SEVENTH CET FALL PRESENTATION
Nov. 19
The CET provides the seventh session of our Fall CET Presentation Series "Creating an Engaging, Interactive and Inviting Atmosphere for Students While Teaching Remotely," presented by Dr. Kristen Bazley,11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. This Zoom session can be accessed at https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

HOLIDAY FOOD BOXES
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Thanksgiving Food Box Collection for Friend Inc. We collected more than 50 boxes plus some funds to buy turkeys. The generosity of the KU community is amazing. If you forgot to drop off your box or we forgot to pick it up, it’s not too late. Please email schearer@kutztown.edu or call ext. 3-4923. I can take to Friend Inc. on Thursday, Nov. 19. Christmas Boxes are due Friday, Dec. 11.  https://engage.kutztown.edu/organization/community-outreach-center-volunteer-programs/documents/view/1846563
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION HOURS
Effective, Monday, Nov. 23, the McFarland Student Union hours are as follows:
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Closed Saturday and Sunday.
The MSU will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Dec. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 3.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

RECREATION CENTER HOURS
Effective, Saturday, Nov. 21, Recreation Center hours are:
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Closed Saturday and Sunday.
- No group exercise classes.
The Recreation Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 3..
     Tracy Turner, Recreational Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 18

11 a.m.

SBDC: “First Step to Starting Your Business”
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26308

Nov. 18

2 p.m.

SBDC: “Search Engine Optimization”
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27172

Nov. 18

7 p.m.

Geography Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric D. Carter
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 8204 2699

Nov. 18

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register with socialequity@kutztown.edu

Nov. 18

3 p.m.

EQUALI-TEA Talk with Stacey Jordan
Zoom: ID 996 9107 0150

Nov. 19

11 a.m.

CET Fall Presentation: Dr. Kristen Bazley
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Nov. 23-25

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
No Classes – Administrative Offices Open

Nov. 26-29

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed

EQUALI-TEA TALK
Nov. 18
Join us for an Equali-Tea Talk with campus advocate, Stacey Jordan on responding to domestic violence in our communities, 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, via Zoom: ID 996 9107 0150. https://www.instagram.com/womenscenterku/
     Diane Biehl, Women's Center

KU SHUTTLE SERVICES END FRIDAY, NOV. 20

KU shuttle services end for the semester 4 p.m., Friday Nov. 20.
     Jacqui Althouse, Office of Transportation Services

THANK YOU TO THE FACILITIES/CUSTODIAL DEPARTMENT
I would like to sincerely thank everyone in facilities for the kind words and generosity you have shown me following the recent death of my mother. She was an amazing person and we will miss her dearly. Take care and God bless.
     Cindy Rauenzahn, Department of Facilities

ROHRBACH LIBRARY HOURS
Rohrbach Library's hours from Nov. 21 through Dec. 13:
- Closed Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22.
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 25.
- Closed Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29.
- 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, through Thursday, Dec. 3.
- 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.
- Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5.
- 2-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6.
- 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, through Thursday, Dec. 10.
- 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11.
- Closed Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13.
Winter break hours beginning Monday, Dec. 14:
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Closed Saturday and Sunday.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 15 – Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students graduating December 2020 or May 2021 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards.
     Andrea Kirshman, Retention and 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.