Daily Brief

September 17, 2019

McCloskey receives 2019 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

MCCLOSKEY RECEIVES 2019 ARTHUR AND ISABEL WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Kevin McCloskey, professor of communication design, has been awarded the 2019 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. Read More.
      Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Cressman named 2019 Kutztown University Employee of the Year

CRESSMAN NAMED 2019 KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Marsha Cressman, custodial worker in Facilities, on being named the 2019 Kutztown University Employee of the Year. Read Marsha’s story here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Canadian high pressure will bring nice, partially sunny skies with comfortable highs in the mid-70s. A perfect September day.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

¡BIENVENIDO!
Sept. 17
Join the Multicultural Center to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with the annual ¡Bienvenido! (Welcome) event 5 p.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the KU Multicultural Center. This event is open to the campus and features a cultural quiz with prizes, a salsa dance lesson, Spanish food and more. This program is free and open to the campus community.
     Rhonda Branford, Office of Multicultural Services

SCREENING OF “THE HUNTING GROUND”

Sept. 17
A screening of “The Hunting Ground” will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, in 183 McFarland Student Union. “The Hunting Ground” is an award-winning documentary about rape culture on college campuses, and the stories of how it has affected five women. The event will be hosted by the student organization, FMLA (Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance). A discussion will follow the film. This event is open to the campus community. Faculty, please share with your classes.
     Christine Price, LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Center

ART FACULTY TO BE FEATURED IN LOCAL ART EXHIBIT
Sept. 18
Free and open to the public, Montgomery County Community College has collaborated with Kutztown University art faculty to host a local art experience for the surrounding community, including an exhibition and artist reception. The opening reception event will be held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at MCCC’s North Hall Gallery, West Campus, in Pottstown. The gallery will host the artwork through Friday, Nov. 8. The collaboration is an opportunity for students, community members and the artists to showcase their work. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

APSCUF-KU
Sept. 19
Need a break from the semester already? Join us. The APSCUF Membership and Temporary Faculty Committees are hosting an open social at Saucony Creek Brewery + Gastropub for all faculty and their families immediately following our first APSCUF Rep Council Meeting of the semester. The open social is 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, Saucony Creek Brewing Company, 15032 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Please RSVP here so that we know how much food to order. We hope to see you there.
     Lauren Moss, Emily Cripe, Bob Kilker, APSCUF

PRESIDENT TO DEDICATE MEMORIAL TREE
Sept. 24
Dr. Hawkinson will be dedicating the fourth tree in Memorial Grove, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in front of Rohrbach Library. We will be remembering those faculty, staff and students who passed away during the 2018 – 2019 academic year including student Sallie Redekop and staff member Scott Lipshaw. Family members of these individuals will be present at the dedication. Everyone is welcome to attend.
     Office of the President

IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP

Sept. 27
The International Faculty Caucus is organizing a workshop on immigration for faculty, 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in 104 Multicultural Center (Unity room). The workshop features Mr. Jeffrey Zimskind, an immigration attorney, who will discuss immigration related issues that concern faculty such as: Visas, green card transition for adjunct versus tenure-track faculty and work eligibility for spouses of international faculty. The workshop is sponsored by APSCUF-KU. For more information, please contact IFC chair Mauricia John at John@kutztown.edu or IFC co-chair Kaoutar El Mounadi at elmounadi@kutztown.edu.
     Kaoutar El Mounadi, APSCUF

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY RADIO
In case you missed this past week’s “Kutztown Live” on Kutztown University Radio, click here for the podcast which includes an interview with Clyde, Kurt and Andy of the KU Student Government Board. Remember you can access an extensive list of KUR podcasts anytime, on demand, by clicking here. KUR is quickly becoming not only your live 24/7 year-round entertainment and news source, but also the top spot on campus for the most informative and entertaining podcasts – all KU-based.
     Michael Regensberger, KU Radio

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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

2019-0013

Director Facilities Energy Services & Campus Utilities

Full Time

9/27/19

2019-0062

Utility Plant Operator 1 / Utility Plant Operator 2

Full Time

9/20/19

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 17

10 a.m.

Rohrbach Library Open House
Rohrbach Library

Sept. 17

5 p.m.

¡Bienvenido!
Multicultural Center

Sept. 17

6 p.m.

Screening of the Hunting Ground
183 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 18

1 p.m.

Website Open Working Session
200 Stratton Administration Center

Sept. 19

11 a.m.

Philosophy Club
157 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 19

3 p.m.

KU Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 19

7:30 p.m.

Fall Faculty Music Scholarship Benefit Concert
Georgian Room, Old Main

Sept. 20

8:30 a.m.

Autumn Assessment Day
218 McFarland Student Union,
Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54 Multipurpose Room

Sept. 20

11 a.m.

Open Forum – Dr. Daniel Greenstein
183 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 20

1 p.m.

Green Zone Awareness Training
116 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 21

ALL DAY

Family Day
Campus

Sept. 23

2 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 23

2 p.m.

Business Idea Competition
100 deFrancesco Building

Sept. 23

5:30 p.m.

Artist Reception: Daniel Egusquiza
Rohrbach Library

Sept. 24

11 a.m.

Memorial Tree Dedication
Lawn, Rohrbach Library

Sept. 24

11 a.m. Business Idea Competition
100 deFrancesco Building

Sept. 19

5 p.m.

WSWIM vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Pool

Sept. 21

12:05 p.m.

FB vs. Gannon (Family Day/Golden Bear Honors)
Andre Reed Stadium Live stats / Live video

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY TRADEMARKS
The beginning of a new academic year is a good time to remind everyone about proper use of official Kutztown University trademarks. The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. These marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the Office of University Relations. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through Learfield Licensing. The current list of approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at http://learfieldlicensing.com/vendor-list/. Questions regarding licensing can be directed to wert@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4114.
     Tammy Starner Wert, University Relations and Athletics

ROHRBACH LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
Sept. 17
Rohrbach Library’s annual open house is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17. Please encourage your students to take part in the library open house. Students will go on a scavenger hunt that will take them on a journey through our resources, services and more. Those who successfully complete the scavenger hunt form will be entered into a prize drawing. This year’s grand prize is an Acer Chromebook R11. More information can be found on Rohrbach Library’s website: https://library.kutztown.edu/openhouse.
     Rohrbach Library

WEBSITE OPEN WORKING SESSIONS
Sept. 18
The web office has scheduled open working sessions to provide support for users working on
their sites. This is an opportunity for users to ask questions and receive support for website tasks. The next session will be held 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, in 200 Stratton Administration Center. This is only for users who have already been trained in the new version of Ingeniux. You can see all available dates on this form. Registration is appreciated, but not required for open sessions. Please contact Kelly Smith if you have any questions.
     Kelly Smith, Office of Marketing and Digital Media

PHILOSOPHY CLUB
Sept. 19
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, in 157 McFarland Student Union. Professor John Lizza, philosophy department, will present “Potentiality, Futures of Value and Abortion: A Critique of Marquis on Abortion.” Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

KU COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
Sept. 19
The KU Council of Trustees will meet 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, in 250 McFarland Student Union. The public is invited to attend.
     Office of the President

GREEN ZONE AWARENESS TRAINING
Sept. 20
Green Zone Awareness Training will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, in 116 McFarland Student Union. Veteran and military students face unique challenges such as navigating earned benefits across multiple agencies, transitioning from the military to a campus environment and often just being nontraditional students. This training is designed to provide faculty and staff with a better understanding and appreciation of the veteran and military-affiliated experience and develop tools to better serve these students. Participants receive a decal for display. Register at veterans@kutztown.edu. Additional training dates, including faculty training, will be announced.
     Office of Veterans Services

KU VETERANS LIAISONS
The following are Veterans Liaisons for the fall 2019 semester. Please contact these liaisons for military/veteran-related questions or concerns that pertain to their office function. Additionally, the Office of Veterans Services can be contacted directly for military/veteran-related matters at 610-683-4228.

Admissions

Elyse Levandowski

610-683-1319
levandow@kutztown.edu

Career Development Center

Kerri Gardi

610-683-4070
gardi@kutztown.edu

Center for Academic Success & Achievement

Eric Powell

610-683-4221
powell@kutztown.edu

New Student Orientation

Lisa Grabowski

484-646-4235
grabowsk@kutztown.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services

TBD

610-683-4072
cps@kutztown.edu

Dining Services

Cody Moyer

610-683-4027
comoyer@kutztown.edu

Disability Services

Linda Lantaff

610-683-4109
lantaff@kutztown.edu

VP Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

Jesus Pena, Esq.

610-683-4700
pena@kutztown.edu

Financial Aid/EAP & Yellow Ribbon Coordinator

Denise Bucks

610-683-4079
debucks@kutztown.edu

Housing & Residence Life

Amanda Fretz

610-683-4027
afretz@kutztown.edu

School/Veterans Affairs Certifying Officer (Submit Certification Form/Leave of Absence)

Kate (Catchmark) Peffley

610-683-4505
peffley@kutztown.edu

Student Accounts/GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance (TA)

Wendy Pursell

610-683-4185
pursell@kutztown.edu

Veterans Services and Center

Ms. T Brown

484-646-4145
brown@kutztown.edu

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.