Daily Brief

October 5, 2020

Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer (left) and Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder (right)

Two Kutztown University professors will present Chambliss Faculty Research Award lectures in October. Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, associate professor of secondary education, will present his lecture, "The Politics of Mathematics Education," at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7. Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, professor of art education, will present her lecture, "We are White Educators: (Critical) Dialogues about Power, Privilege and Identity in Educational Settings," at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. Both lectures will be presented virtually and are open to the public. Read More and Watch on Zoom.


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

Some lingering showers as the trough passes. Any shower activity should end by midmorning. Conditions improve as high pressure resumes control. Mostly sunny skies expected. High temperature in the upper 60s. Winds north at 5 mph.


Human Resources is sad to announce the passing of Ellen Engle, wife of our colleague and friend Dennis. Mrs. Engle passed away Friday, Sept. 25. We share in the grief of Dennis, son Derek and daughter Devon. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Dennis in care of HR. Ellen Engle's obituary.
     Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy “Ktv,” a biweekly show produced by students in the Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production. 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/7XKSws5gA54 or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ktvkutztown.
     Cara Cotellese, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production


Please inform your students the Office of Residence Life and Housing is once again offering the Get a Room Program and Bear Tracks Zoom workshops. These initiatives are part of the Golden Paw First- and Second-Year Experience Program. Students who complete the Get a Room Program will have their $75 housing processing fee waived for 2021-2022. Forms and workshop schedule can be found on our webpage and social media accounts. This is a great way for students to get to know KU a little better and learn something new. Any questions can be directed to hotalen@kutztown.edu
     Hannah Hotalen, Residence Life


As more course delivery occurs online, it is a good time to consider adopting an OER Textbook. If you are interested in exploring Open Educational Resources for a course, please fill out this short consultation request form: OER Consultation Form. Preview some OER textbooks here: Open Textbook Library. Email stafford@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Dan Stafford, Rohrbach Library

Oct. 7 – 9
Information Technology will be holding training sessions on MyKU Advising Notes, scheduling and general ed search. Feel free to attend any of the below Zoom meetings. There is no need to register. Zoom link for all meetings: https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kusoftdev
- 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7
- 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7
- 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8
- 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8
- 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9
- 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9
     Holly Fox, Information Technology

Oct. 7
Please announce to your students that the Career Development Center will be hosting a Virtual Internship and Job Fair, 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, via Handshake. Students must register and sign up for sessions before the event. Information, including organizations attending, is available at www.kutztown.edu/handshake and then search events.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Oct. 8
The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University Thursday, Oct. 8. Screenings will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center parking lot. The screening service will be offered to women over 40 years old who have not had a mammogram in the past year. The event is open to the entire community. No prescription is needed for women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year. There are also grant-funding opportunities for those over 40 without insurance; those interested should contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network for more information. To schedule an appointment, call 888-402-5846. https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/news-releases/september-2020/lvhn-mobile-mammograms-returning-to-ku-oct-8-register-today.html
     University Relations

Oct. 8
The College of Business will be hosting a virtual information session for those interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. The session will include an overview of the MBA program, admissions requirements, application process and curriculum, as well as time for questions and answers. Register to receive the Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/KUMBAInfoSess.
     Kim O’Neill, College of Business

Oct. 13
“Know Your Voting Rights with the American Civil Liberties Union LV Chapter” Voting rights, voter suppression and voting today. 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, Zoom Meeting ID: 922 5201 9634
     Christine Price, Women’s Center


Oct. 5

7 p.m.

Music Mondays

Oct. 6

6:30 p.m.

KU Rock & Jazz Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium Lawn

Oct. 6

5 p.m.

KU Orchestra

Oct. 7

9 a.m.
3 p.m.

MyKU Advising Training

Oct. 7

3 p.m.

Equali-TEA Talk: Does Roe v. Wade Still Matter
Zoom Meeting ID 996 9107 0150

Oct. 7

4:30 p.m.

Wolfmeyer Chambliss Faculty Research Award
Zoom Meeting ID 966 5584 1343

Oct. 8

9 a.m.
3 p.m.

MyKU Advising Training

Oct. 8


Mobile Mammogram
E2 – Student Recreation Center parking lot

Oct. 9

10:30 a.m.
  1:30 p.m.

MyKU Advising Training

Oct. 9

11 a.m.

Coping with COVID

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

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.