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October 6, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

KU Employee of the Month for Aug. 2017 Mike Regensburger

Congratulations to Mike Regensburger, KUR, on being named KU Employee of the Month for August 2017.

Click here to read Mike's nomination.
 


WEATHER

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


Stalled out frontal boundary to be positioned near the PA-NJ border. With lack of support in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere, any shower activity should be rather limited. Best chance of rain is early morning and then mid-afternoon. Partly to mostly cloudy conditions. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds southwest at 5 mph.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS


MASTER SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED

In an effort to go green and reduce costs, paper copies of the master schedule book will no longer be produced or distributed. If you are uncertain of how to locate classes, please use the link "Search for Classes." This will identify the most current available courses for the upcoming semesters. Winter and Spring courses will be available to view online beginning Monday, Oct. 16.
     Registrar's Office

25% OFF ALL KU APPAREL AND GIFT TODAY
Celebrate the women's soccer team being ranked #1 with a special discount. Congratulations ladies, keep it up.
     KUSSI

CONDOLENCES
It is with deep sorrow that the Undergraduate Admissions Office announces the passing of Clerical Supervisor Amy Sterner's father and current senior student Colton Sterner's grandfather, Steward Stump, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3. He had battled a courageous fight with cancer with Amy by his side every step of the way. Messages of condolences can be sent to their home address of 281 Sharadin Road, Kutztown PA 19530. Below is the link to the obituary.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?n=steward-stump&pid=186852268

STUDENT ABSENCE
Please excuse the following students from class on Friday, Oct. 6. They will be meeting at 11:45 a.m. to depart for a mandatory weekend field trip to Wallops Island, Va. in association with BIO/MAR 320 Physiological Ecology. Bernard, Aiden; D'Agostino,Haley; Dempsey,Andrea; Dickison,Celina; Heywood,Miranda; Howland,Curran; Kleinfelter,Madisyn; Koze,Laura; McGonigle,Jordan; Morris,Sarah; Raguz,Brandon; Rhoads,Lauralyn; Ruoss,Jenna; Schultz,Amanda; Wan,Jayde; Weikert,Grace; Williams,Taylor; Xapakdy,Koi      Wendy L. Ryan, Department of Biology

WALK WITH WYNNIE MONDAY
Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and Wynnie on a walk around campus Monday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. Walkers should meet on the back porch of the President's residence. Waste bags will be provided for those who bring their own dogs. Refreshments will be served at the President's residence at the conclusion of the walk.

PET THERAPY
Oct. 10, 6 p.m.
Come and get some puppy love Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break and come and get some "canine therapy." This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come, and make sure you stop by too.
     Aimee Adams, Counseling and Psychological Services

NATIONAL COMING OUT WEEK EVENTS
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., 183 MSU
Keynote speaker Aneesah Smith, "Now is Our Time: Creating Change across Difference." Other activities include a Social Media Blitz, National Coming Out Day Pride Parade and Awareness Fair. For more information: National Coming Out Week Events. Sponsored by the GLBTQ Resource Center/Allies/Lambda Delta Xi.
      Christine Price, director, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

I-476 CLOSURE OCT. 13-16
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour from Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.  The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (#56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (#95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80. For complete information visit www.paturnpike.com/ABC.

UCC DEADLINE
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon Thursday, Oct. 12. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
     Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

NOW ACCEPTING SABBATICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2019 - SPRING 2020
Sabbatical leave procedures, regulations and an application form can be found at this link:  http://www.apscuf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Sabb_Guidelines_Letter-2017.pdf Applications for a sabbatical leave for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 are due no later than noon on Thursday, February 1, 2018.  The Committee will not accept applications after this time. Please submit a back-to-back original application and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application materials to Professor Rose DeSiano Galjanic, c/o Department secretary Mrs. Annette M. Christman - Department of Art and Art History. Sharadin Art Building 115. Please contact desiano@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Rose DeSiano Galjanic, chairperson, Sabbatical Committee


UPCOMING EVENTS


Oct. 7 1 p.m. Rugby vs. New England College, Rugby Pitch
Oct. 7 - 8 1 - 5 p.m. Potato Project Harvest, PGCHC
Oct. 8 2 p.m. Henry W. Sharadin Celebration, St. Paul's UCC
Oct. 8 3 p.m. KU Wind Ensemble, Schaeffer
Oct. 9 5:30 p.m. Walks with Wynnie, President's patio
Oct. 10 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. COB Open House
Oct. 10 6 - 7 p.m. Pet Therapy, 218 MSU
Oct. 10 7 p.m. Aneesah Smith, "Now is Our Time: Creating Change across Difference," MSU 183
Oct. 10 7 p.m. National Coming Out Keynote Speaker, 183 MSU
Oct. 11 3 p.m. Dedication, Women's Center, OM
Oct. 11 6 p.m. Return of the CD Grads, 200 AF
Oct. 14 8 a.m. - noon STEM Open House, Boehm
Oct. 14 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Delaware, Rugby Pitch


ATHLETICS


UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 7  
9 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Indiana (PA) - Keystone Courts
1 p.m.  Field Hockey vs. Indiana (PA) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
1 p.m.  Women's Tennis vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Courts
    
Sunday, Oct. 8  
noon  Women's Soccer vs. Clarion - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
    
Tuesday, Oct. 10  
3 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

KU IN THE NEWS

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT



POTATO PROJECT HARVEST: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Oct. 8, 1 - 5 p.m., Heritage Center Ag Fields
Looking to help your neighbors in need? Join us and support the Potato Project's annual harvests at the Heritage Center (weather permitting) to support the Berks Food Bank and local food pantries. The fields are prepared, and rows of carrots are pre-dug by tractors. Volunteers will pick up the carrots and drop them into provided buckets that will be loaded for handling to the food bank. https://sites.google.com/site/ihartharvestinc/home/newcomers
For more information, email Potato Project director Walt Zawaski <wzawaski@hotmail.com>
     Patrick Donmoyer, director, Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

WIND ENSEMBLE
Oct. 8, 3 p.m.
The Kutztown University Wind Ensemble will present their annual fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. This year's concert, All the President's Men, will feature music written for U.S. presidents, about presidents, or by composers who share the same last name as U.S. presidents.

SPECIAL HOURS COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND
Student Recreation Center

Sunday, Oct. 8, the Student Recreation Center will be open 1 - 6 p.m. and the Keystone Hall Pool will be closed. All other hours for the upcoming weekend will remain the same.

McFarland Student Union
The McFarland Student Union Building will operate under the following hours:

Oct. 6   7 a.m. - midnight
Oct. 7   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct. 8   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct. 9   7 a.m. - midnight


ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN

Oct. 7
An eight-hour electrical shutdown in Rothermel, Lehigh, Berks, Schuylkill, Dixon and MCC is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, at 12:01 a.m., with power being restored by 8 a.m. Note: please turn off your computers before you leave at the end of the day Friday, Oct. 6. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562.

CAMPUS-WIDE FERTILIZER AND WEED APPLICATION
Oct. 9
The fall campus-wide fertilizer and weed control application will take place on Monday, Oct. 9. The application will be completed the same day and will occur on the common campus areas and the athletic fields. Please avoid going on the turf where applications are in progress. Please avoid going onto treated turf until it is dry, this should occur within thirty to forty minutes after the application takes place. We are recommending that if you are walking in grassy areas on Monday, Oct. 9, wear closed shoes and avoid flip flops or bare feet. Thank you.
     Will Meeker, director, Facilities

KEYSTONE FIELDHOUSE
Oct. 9
O'Pake Fieldhouse- Lot E-1- The parking lot (only half the lot towards the building) will be closed Monday, Oct. 9, to support the replacement of the RTU's on the Fieldhouse. Please use caution when entering/exiting the building in this area. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562.
     Chris Scott, associate director, Facilities

BOEHM SMOKE EVACUATION SYSTEM TESTING
Oct. 9
Testing of the Boehm smoke evacuation system will occur Monday, Oct. 9. This will involve the use of lift equipment in the lobby at the east entrance, however, the entrance will not be closed. This will also involve activity within Boehm 200 and 258 for above-ceiling control panel access. For the most part, the required testing will be operational in nature, and will be transparent to building occupants, however, inadvertent alarms may occur. I apologize in advance for any disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to the project manager, Jeff Mosser, at mosser@kutztown.edu.
     Bill Leech, associate director, Facilities Project Services

CENTRAL CALENDAR

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