Daily Brief

Oct. 6, 2021

(L to R): Mary Neuenschwander, director of alumni relations, Dr. Kurt Friehauf, professor of physical sciences, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, Alex Ogeka, executive director of Kutztown University Foundation.

FRIEHAUF RECEIVES 2021 WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD
Dr. Kurt Friehauf, professor of physical sciences, has been awarded the 2021 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, given annually, is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skills and service to Kutztown University. Friehauf is a licensed professional geologist, a professor of mineral resource geology and geochemistry and is the chair of the Kutztown University Undergraduate Research Committee. He also manages the Fred and Martha Hafer Scanning Electron Microscope Lab at Kutztown University, maintaining the instrument and training student and faculty users. Read More.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Stationary front to our south will keep the same old, same old weather around the area. High pressure to our north will make for a moist and cloudy day thanks to easterly flow from the Atlantic. Morning fog and drizzle are expected. High temperature near 70. Winds east at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU FACILITIES TESTING ROBOTIC LAWN MOWERS
KU facilities is frequently testing new technology and products aimed at making our operations more environmentally and financially sustainable. Currently, we are testing two types of robotic lawn mowers. One is located north of Risley and the other is located between the Academic Forum and Lytle. These mowers have a "radar type" technology and will change directions when it detects something immediately in front of them. They are powered by rechargeable batteries. During this test, the mowers are contained within sidewalks or roadways. Although they will come up to a sidewalk, they will not cross it. Feel free to stop and watch them, but as with any mower, please avoid getting too close so it can perform its job.
     Will Meeker, KU Facilities  

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Now is the time to submit your nominations for the September 2021 Employee of the Month.
https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Human Resources

FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY PRESENTATION: JAYNE STRUBLE
Professor Struble will be presenting her recent work and research created during two artist residencies in Philadelphia and Pine Plains, New York. Made utilizing a process of highly-detailed drawing overlayed with video capturing spontaneous moments, the building up of exacting marks and obscure layers reveal the feeble ability pixels possess to hold our memory. Please join to discuss the possibilities and limitations of traditional mediums expanded into the digital conversation 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, 13G Schaeffer Auditorium.
     Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

KU ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Join the KU Orchestra for their first fall concert 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, Schaeffer Auditorium. Audience welcome, masks required, or watch the livestream on the music departments YouTube channel @KutztownUnivMusic https://youtu.be/Q72sZgphKEw
     Katt Marshall, Department of Music

KU BIC SUBMISSIONS DUE
KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center is hosting a Business Idea Competition for all KU undergraduate students. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experiential learning and win a cash prize. submissions are due at 11:59 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, at the link below. http://www.kutztown.edu/business-idea-competition.
     Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS
Commencement Speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate and graduate students graduating this fall. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 18. Interested students can find more information and an application at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html.
      Andrea Kirshman,  Student Success and Academic Excellence

PRINT CENTER
Are you in a new location on campus? When placing orders online, please update your delivery location. This will help us deliver your print requests efficiently to the right location.
     Rachel Miller and Michelle White, Print Center

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY CAUCUS
The International Faculty Caucus (IFC) would like to invite KU faculty who are non-resident aliens, permanent residents of the United States, or U.S. citizens with an interest in issues related to international faculty and/or international students to join its caucus. IFC supports KU’s diversity and equity efforts by providing a platform for international faculty to discuss academic and non-academic matters and the professional development of international faculty. IFC is affiliated with APSCUF-KU. The caucus meets the last Thursday of each month at 11 a.m., via Zoom. If you are interested in joining IFC, please contact the chair, Dr. Mauricia John: john@kutztown.edu or the vice-chair; Dr. Kaoutar El Mounadi: elmounadi@kutztown.edu
     Kaoutar El Mounadi, International Faculty Caucus

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 6

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Oct. 6

11 a.m.

Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union

Oct. 6

4:30 p.m.

Visiting Artist Linda Lopez
Zoom

Oct. 7

11 a.m.

CVPA Faculty First Thursday
13G, Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 7

11 a.m.

COB Featured Business Speaker: Arjun Arora
Zoom

Oct. 7

4 p.m.

University Senate, 103 Academic Forum
Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514 Passcode: 428969

Oct. 7

7:30 p.m.

KU Orchestra
Schaeffer Auditorium or https://youtu.be/Q72sZgphKEw

Oct. 8

8 a.m.

Last Day to Apply for Fall 2021 Graduation

Oct. 11

8 a.m.

Fall Break-No Classes. Admin Offices Open

Oct. 12

8 a.m.

Fall Break-No Classes. Admin Offices Open

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 6

5 p.m.

WSOC vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 8

7 p.m.

VB vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 9

12 p.m.

FH vs. Shippensburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 9

1 p.m.

WSOC vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 9

2 p.m.

VB vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

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.