Daily Brief

October 29, 2019

Michael Egan Named Employee of the Month for August 2019

EGAN NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST 2019
Congratulations to Michael Egan, custodial supervisor, on being named KU Employee of the Month for August 2019. Egan’s nomination from Amanda Smith, custodial worker, can be read online.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Unfortunately, today will not be as beautiful as yesterday. No major organized storm system around, but with high pressure moving a bit, a return flow off the ocean will set up allowing for ample clouds and drizzle throughout the day. Chillier highs only in the low 60s. Kind of a dreary fall day, albeit not a washout.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONDOLENCES
Please join the Department of Communication Studies in offering our deepest condolences to Dr. Emily Cripe as she and her family mourn the loss of her father, Randy Cripe, on Friday Oct. 25, after a long and valiant fight with cancer. Our thoughts are with Emily, her partner Chris, their children, Elliot, Reese and Iris, as well as Emily’s mother and brother. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Emily and her family, C/O the Department of Communication Studies, 214 Rickenbach Research and Learning Center.
     Sandra Himmelreich, Department of Communication Studies

FIRE ALARM TESTING IN RICKENBACH

Oct. 29
Starting 7:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, the fire alarm protection contractor will be conducting tests of the fire alarm system in Rickenbach Research and Learning Center to determine locations in the building where the alarm isn't working properly. The technician will make an announcement before the fire alarm is activated. There will be several tests, each lasting a few minutes. There is no need to evacuate. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at ext. 6-4237.
     Jeffrey LaGamba, Facilities, Office of Environmental Health and Safety

GRAD FEST IS TODAY
Oct. 29
Faculty, please remind your students that the Graduation Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., today,Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the multipurpose room, McFarland Student Union. It is a one-stop-shop for all of their December graduation needs. Students can verify the status of their graduation application, purchase a cap and gown, receive graduation tickets, order a class ring, get professional graduation photos and much more. Festivities include giveaways, a selfie booth and a chance to win one of our great graduation gift packages.
     KUSSI

GENETIC TESTING FOR CANCER LECTURE
Oct. 29
Candace S. Peterson, M.S., LCGC senior genetic counselor, manager of The Gregory and Lorraine Harper Cancer Risk and Genetic Assessment Program Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, will be on campus to share the latest information on genetic testing, 11-11:50 a.m., today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 145 Boehm Science Center. This event is open to the local and campus communities.
      Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURES
– Check Requisition forms should be utilized for travel candidates and student reimbursements only. All other expenses should use a pre-approved KU Purchase Order, Service Purchase Contract or Purchasing Card.
– Prepayments for conference/lodging expenses must be received in the Office of Accounts Payable two full weeks prior to the occurrence of the event. Please confirm that the lodging destination accepts a check as a form of payment. Most larger city hotels are no longer accepting paper checks.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable.html
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

EARN HEALTHY U POINTS BY ATTENDING WELLNESS FAIR
Oct. 31
For those participating in the Highmark Healthy U wellness plan (APSCUF, Coaches, Management, OPEIU, POA) attendance at the Fall Wellness Fair – held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Student Recreational Center– will earn you 10 Healthy U points, toward your additional 40 points needed, on the ShareCare website. Stop by the Wellness on the ShareCare website. Stop by the Wellness Committee table when you’re browsing the fair to find out how.
     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

SOCIAL WORK IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE
Nov. 1
The Department of Social Work invites you to the eighth annual Social Work in the Global Environment Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in 218 Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room, McFarland Student Union. This year's conference, “Well-being of Children and Families: Global-Local Responses and Protective Measures,” is open to students, staff, faculty and community members who are interested or involved in advocacy for the well-being of children and families. Register here.
     Barth Yeboah, Department of Social Work

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL POSITIONS OPEN ON CAMPUS
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

2019-0072

NEW - PT Temp Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

11/22/19

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

     Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Featured Business Speaker Series: Andrew Brandt
101 Academic Forum

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Criminal Justice Guest Speaker: Anthony Wright
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Genetic Testing for Cancer Lecture
145 Boehm Science Center

Oct. 29

7 p.m.

Carlos Hernandez , Burning Bones Press
183 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 31

10 a.m.

Wellness Health Expo
Student Recreation Center

Nov. 1

8 a.m.

Social Work in the Global Environment Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 2

8 a.m.

PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 4

2 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Nov. 2

11 a.m.

FH vs. IUP
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Video)

Adanatzian Has Best Finish in Program History

ADANATZIAN HAS BEST FINISH IN PROGRAM HISTORY
Sophomore, Evan Adanatzian of the Kutztown University men's cross-country team had the program's best finish in leading KU to fifth place at the 8k Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships Friday afternoon at Bloomsburg University. Adanatzian placed second overall out of a field of 139 total runners in a personal-best time of 25:29.8. Junior, Andrew Sulon also earned All-PSAC First Team honors, finishing 15th in a personal-best time of 26:16.8. It is the first time since 2002 that head coach Ray Hoffman has had two All-PSAC First Teamers at PSACs.
     CJ Hemerly, Sports Information

Hoffman, Joseph Earn All-PSAC in Leading Kutztown University's Cross Country

HOFFMAN, JOSEPH EARN ALL-PSAC IN LEADING KU WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY
Senior, Lindsay Hoffman and junior, Dootleen Joseph of the Kutztown University women's cross-country team both had career-best finishes and earned All-PSAC honors in leading KU to a top-five finish at the 6k Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships Friday at Bloomsburg University. The Golden Bears ended the day fifth overall out of 17 teams, one position higher than last year.
     CJ Hemerly, Sports Information

No 7. Kutztown Handles No. 18 St. Bonaventure 83-7 to Win D1A East Title

NO. 7 KUTZTOWN HANDLES NO. 18 ST. BONAVENTURE 83-7 TO WIN D1A EAST TITLE
The seventh-ranked Kutztown University men's rugby team recorded a gritty, but convincing 83-7 victory over 18th-ranked St. Bonaventure, Saturday, on the North Campus Rugby Pitch, to lock up its first USA Rugby Division 1A East Conference championship. The Golden Bears improved to 6-1 overall this fall and a perfect 5-0 in D1A East Conference play with the victory over the Bonnies (1-5, 1-3 D1A East).
     CJ Hemerly, Sports Information

CARLOS HERNANDEZ PRESENTATION
Oct. 29
Nationally recognized printmaker and co-founder of Burning Bones Press, Carlos Hernandez will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 183 McFarland Student Union. He will screen print posters during the Kutztown University’s Day of the Dead Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the McFarland Student Union. Everyone is welcome. This event is sponsored by Kutztown University’s Communication Design and Art departments, The Commission on the Status of Minorities and Student Involvement Services. http://www.carloshernandezprints.com/
     Elaine Cunfer, Department of Communication Design

TICKET SALES: LOGIC CONCERT
Nov. 3
Ticket sales for the Logic concert are now open to non-KU students. Purchase your ticket for the concert and the bus trip to the PPL Center in Allentown in 153 McFarland Student Union between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for KU students and $30 for non-KU students. The trip is Sunday, Nov. 3. Departure is 5:30 p.m. from the McFarland Student Union parking lot. For more information, email Petritsa Chatzitziva at chatzitz@kutztown.edu.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement

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.