Daily Brief

October 16, 2020

photo of Alexis Williams' virtual presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference.

Alexis Williams: top row, center.

photo of Anna Nissley's virtual presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference.

Anna Nissley: upper right.

KUDOS TO KU HONORS
Kutztown University alumni Anna Nissley ’20 (B.S.Ed. in secondary education, B.A. in Spanish) and Alexis Williams ’19, ’21 (B.A. in communication studies, M.Ed. in student affairs), presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference on Oct. 9. Anna’s talk focused on her Honors Capstone project, “Stories of the Appalachian Trail.” She joined the three other Portz Scholar winners on the national stage to showcase their award-winning undergraduate work. Alexis presented in a panel she organized, “Closing the Loop: From Honors Student to Honors Professional,” featuring honors professionals from around the country, described by the administrative coordinator of the organization as a “breakthrough for NCHC.”
 https://www.nchchonors.org/events/nchc20
     Jennifer Schlegel, Honors Program

WEATHER

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

Very amplified trough coming into eastern U.S. Cold front passage will be slow but has a strong thermal gradient with it. Showers are likely in the morning with the greatest lift arriving by midafternoon so intensity and coverage should increase. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds northwest at 5 mph. Rainfall between 0.5-0.75 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

E&G BUDGET UPDATE
Due to our current financial situation, the E&G remaining balances from fiscal year 2020, will not be moved forward at the individual department level. This year the remaining $4.5 million will be moved to a central account to help us offset underbudgeted expense items, including the early retirement incentive program. In order to help the vice presidents transition during this time of declining operating budgets, we are allocating a portion of the $4.5 million remaining from the prior year across the divisions. Please see the Budget Office website for more information.
     Kristin Ihling, Budget Office

CAMPUSWIDE FERTILIZER AND WEED CONTROL APPLICATION
TruGreen will be on campus Saturday, Oct. 17, to perform the annual fall fertilizer and weed control application. They will begin early Saturday morning on the south side of campus, and should finish on the north by early afternoon. Please stay off treated areas until they are dry. This usually occurs within 30 minutes or so after the application is completed, but can vary depending on weather conditions. Thank you.
     Will Meeker, Campus Services and Facilities

“KTV EPISODE 2”
Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy “Ktv,” a biweekly show produced by students in the cinema, television and media production department. The show features comedy, cooking, food reviews, arts and crafts and ideas for binging during this crazy time! Tune into the first episode of this semester at https://youtu.be/PqIi7cWDRJA or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ktvkutztown
     Cara Cotellese, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH LECTURES
Oct. 19
Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, professor of art education, will present her Chambliss Faculty Research Award lecture, "We are White Educators: (Critical) Dialogues about Power, Privilege and Identity in Educational Settings," at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. Read More and Watch on Zoom.
     University Relations

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 16

10 a.m.

Administrative Unit Assessment Day
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91960488680

Oct. 16

11 a.m.

Administrative Unit Assessment Day
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93436897147

Oct. 19

4:30 p.m.

Chambliss Faculty Lecture: Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
Zoom Meeting ID 912 6648 4012

Oct. 19

3 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist demonstrations
Virtual kuclayclub@gmail.com

Oct. 19

5 p.m.

AFSME 2234 meeting
Zoom

Oct. 19

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
https://www.facebook.com/KUMusicDept

Oct. 20

Noon to 7 p.m.

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
Register at http://www.giveapint.org

Oct. 20

11 a.m.

FDI Discussion Series: Leah Zerbe
Zoom Meeting ID 919 8154 1381

Oct. 20

1 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist lecture
Virtual kuclayclub@gmail.com

Oct. 20

7 p.m.

KU Rock & Jazz Ensemble Student Performances
Front Lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 22

11 a.m.

UCC
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023

OCTOBER BLOOD DRIVE
Oct. 20
Our area has had three major traumas in our region which have compromised the blood supply. It is critically low and we really need to help Miller-Keystone restock our hospitals. Our next blood drive is noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the O’Pake Fieldhouse. Please register using the link. Open to Kutztown University campus and community.
https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81778
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the October 2020 Employee of the Month. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

JOSHUA KOVITCH, SE PA PTAC INTERIM PROGRAM MANAGER
On Oct. 1, Joshua Kovitch assumed Southeast Pennsylvania Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SE PA PTAC) interim program manager. Kovitch succeeded Laurie Sterner, who helped with grant proposals, consulting with clients and served as interim program manager, has retired. The SE PA PTAC serves the counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia. In his new role, Kovitch will lead the SE PA PTAC team of government-contracting consultants as the center will continue to provide specialized assistance to small businesses for preparation, interpretation and submission of bids and proposals of government contracts. https://www.ptac-southeastpa.org
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

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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