Daily Brief

September 12, 2019

Wolfmeyer Receives 2019 Chambliss Faculty Award

Left to right: Carole Wells, Mark Wolfmeyer, Carlson Chambliss and President Kenneth Hawkinson

Pfeiler-Wunder Receives 2019 Chambliss Faculty Award

Left to right: Carole Wells, Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Carlson Chambliss and President Kenneth Hawkinson

Two members of the Kutztown University faculty have been recognized for their exceptional work. Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, art education, and Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, secondary education, were awarded the 2019 Chambliss Faculty Research Award during the university's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 23. Read more.


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

More clouds than sunshine Thursday as a slow-moving cold front pushes south. Not quite as warm as yesterday due to the extra clouds. Also, watch for some showers and thunderstorms, especially later, any of which could provide a drenching downpour. Highs in the low 80s. Still humid.


Sept. 14
The hot water in Old Main (C, D, E, F and I Wings), will be shutdown at approximately 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept.14, for an emergency repair for a leak in the hot water main. Cold water will remain on for washing hands and flushing toilets. The hot water will be restored once the repairs have been completed. Hot water will be available in Old Main (A and B Wings). Sorry for any inconvenience.
     Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

Sept. 16
Chinese Students and Scholars Association at KU (CSSAKU) is hosting a Moon Festival Celebration (or Mid-Autumn Festival) sponsored by KU Activities Board, 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in 145 Boehm. This event is open to everyone on KU’s campus and everyone is welcome to participate. Come to enjoy delicious food and moon cakes, experience Asian culture and enjoy a movie.
     Yishen Lai, Modern Languages

Sept. 17 – deadline
The First-Gen Celebration T-shirt sales have been extended. Pre-order a special T-shirt for $20 by Tuesday, Sept. 17, to wear to the First-Gen Celebration event Tuesday, Oct. 1. The TRIO SSSP student-designed shirt embodies the first-generation experience of breaking generational barriers. Proceeds benefit the TRIO SSSP scholarship fund. Order by clicking on this link http://bit.ly/FirstGenShirtForm. Our goal is to reach sales of 50 T-shirts and show the representation of first-gen faculty, staff and supporters on campus.
     Loriann Irving, TRIO Student Support Services

Sept. 22
Registration is now available for the annual Joshua Wesner Memorial Golf Tournament held Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Willow Hollow Golf Course in Leesport, Pa. Proceeds benefit the Kutztown University field hockey and track and field programs. The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. and costs $85 per person. The entry fee includes cart and greens fees, a gift, lunch buffet, beverages and prizes. The tournament is named after the son of former KU field hockey coach Betty Wesner. Joshua passed away in 2000, at the age of 23, after a battle with Hodgkin’s disease. For more information visit kubears.com.
      Marci Scheuing, Intercollegiate Athletic Services

Sept. 23
This semester, Rohrbach Library will be holding several artist receptions. The first reception will feature Daniel Egusquiza, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 23. Egusquiza explores Andean themes and the experience of migrants from the highlands of Peru through a series of watercolor paintings. Until then, stop by the top floor of the library to view his work. Light refreshments will be provided.
     Jourdan Harris, Rohrbach Library


Sept. 28
The Department of Mathematics is organizing a bus trip to the MoMath Museum in New York, Saturday, Sept. 28. The bus will leave Kutztown University campus at approximately 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. If you are interested in this bus trip, please register using the link https://commerce.cashnet.com/fieldtrips. The cost is $25 for the bus only and $30 for bus and museum ticket. This field trip is partially funded by the math department and KU Foundation.
     Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

The McFarland Student Union student production staff members are working diligently to meet the needs of the KU community members who are hosting events in the MSU. In order for the MSU staff to best support your event, please notify the operations office of any technology and audio-visual needs at least four weeks in advance. Thank you.
     Amanda T. Garcia, MSU Operations, Greek Life and Commuter Student Services

The McFarland Student Union information desk is now the home of the Kutztown University campus-wide lost and found. In order to expedite the process of recovering lost items, we will be utilizing a 24/7 web-based inventory and claim system. Faculty, staff, and students can search through the lost and found items and claim an item online; click here. Items will only be held until the last day of each semester. Please claim any lost items by Friday, Dec. 13.
     Amanda T. Garcia, MSU Operations, Greek Life and Commuter Student Services

The Career Development Center is utilizing a new career platform, Handshake, which has replaced KUCN. On-campus jobs are posted for students on Handshake. Please remind students to activate their account in Handshake by visiting www.kutztown.edu/handshake and logging in with their KU single sign-on. They do not need to create a new account. They only login and activate the existing account that was created for them. They should also answer the questions that follow the log-in, as they will be utilized to set up the student’s profile. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Development Center at ext. 3-4067.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Parking enforcement questions and lot or parking space reservations should be directed to eventparking@kutztown.edu.
     Public Safety and Police Services

All offices that need the following services, please contact eventparking@kutztown.edu.
- Blocking off spaces for events.
- Locking and unlocking buildings before 7 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
and all weekend times.
All other questions for public safety should be directed to publicsafety@kutztown.edu.
     Public Safety and Police Services


Sept. 12

3 p.m.

SGB Pride Fest

Sept. 14

8 a.m.

PGCHC’s Genealogy Conference
101 Academic Forum

Sept. 16

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

Sept. 16

5:30 p.m.

Walks with Wynnie
Rear porch, President’s residence

Sept. 16

6 p.m.

Moon Festival Celebration
145 Boehm Science Center

Sept. 17

10 a.m.

Rohrbach Library Open House
Rohrbach Library

Sept. 18

1 p.m.

Website Open Working Session
200 Stratton Administration Center

Sept. 13

11 a.m.

WVB vs. Saint Michael’s
Keystone Arena, Live stats / Live video

Sept. 13

3 p.m.

FH vs. Slippery Rock
Andre Reed Stadium, Live stats

Sept. 13

7 p.m.

WVB vs. Notre Dame (OH)
Keystone Arena, Live Stats / Live Video

Sept. 14

9 a.m.

MXC vs. Division II/III Challenge
North Campus Course

Sept. 14

9 a.m.

WXC vs. Division II/III Challenge
North Campus Course

Sept. 14

10 a.m.

WVB vs. Salem
Keystone Arena, Live stats / Live video

Sept. 14


FH vs. Shippensburg
Andre Reed Stadium, Live Stats

Sept. 14

6 p.m.

WSOC vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Field, Live Stats / Live Video

Please allow students in the following classes to make up work missed for a field trip Wednesday, Sept. 11.; ART/FAR 182 (all sections) Time Based Media and FAR 337, 338 and 339 (section 010) Body and Lens. This is a required full-day field trip to the Barnes Foundation and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Thank you.
     Professors Talley, Kane, Struble and Salafia

A Rite-Aid flu clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Human Resources at the Kemp Building. If you are interested in participating in this on-campus flu clinic, please register here. If you are attending the clinic, please bring your Caremark Card (PEBTF) or your Highmark Blue Shield card (for non-PEBTF) with you.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

As part of 2019 Grandparents Day, KUR searched for legacy families in which grandparents and grandchildren both attended KU. We were quick to find alumni and professor Charlie Underwood ’70 and his grandson Nick Kerschner who is attending KU 50 years later. Click here to listen to this inspirational podcast produced by KUR.
     Michael Regensburger, KUR

Are you looking to launch your business idea? Do you want to grow your company? Our Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (KUSBDC) is on campus to support you with training and no-cost consulting. Sign up for our latest entrepreneur news, resources and events with our enewsletter here. Read our current issue about how you can sign up for our Business Skills for Success workshop series here. Find out more about how we can help you, contact client services program manager at simon@kutztown.edu or at 484-646-5937.
     Carly Simon, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center

Sept. 14
Take you out to the ballgame? That’s exactly what the KU Activities Board plans to do. Come watch the Phillies take on the Red Sox and represent your team in your favorite attire Saturday, Sept. 14. The bus will depart 4 p.m. from the McFarland Student Union parking lot. Tickets are $15 for KU students and $30 for non-KU students. Purchase your ticket 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 153 McFarland Student Union. For more information, contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at chatzitz@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4043.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/KUAB advisor

Sept. 17
The Department of Social Work is announcing the following doctor of social work dissertation defense: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, in 29 Rohrbach Library. Ms. Leah Lazzaro is defending “Social Work Educators’ Perceptions of their Leadership and Management Competency.” Dr. John Conahan, dissertation chair.
     John G. Vafeas, chair, Department of Social Work; and
     Sharon Lyter, director, Doctor of Social Work program

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.