Daily Brief

September 23, 2019

Brenda Booz named KU Employee of the Month

BRENDA BOOZ NAMED KU EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR JULY 2019
Congratulations to Brenda Booz, technology support specialist in Information Technology, on being named KU Employee of the Month for July 2019. Booz’s nomination came from Patricia Gauger, clerk typist 2, Admissions. Read it here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

The streak of pleasant days finally ends. A cold front approaches the region and may produce some shower activity, most likely in the afternoon. Not much instability in the atmosphere but, given the warm temperatures and moisture levels, a thunderstorm is possible. High in the upper-80s. Winds southwest at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAWBUCKS SALE
Save 25% on apparel at the KU Campus Store instore and online. When Golden Bears score, you score.
KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace

ROHRBACH LIBRARY ARTIST RECEPTION: DANIEL EGUSQUIZA
Sept. 23
This semester Rohrbach Library will be holding several artist receptions. The first reception will feature Daniel Egusquiza, 5:30 p.m., Monday, 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

SOUTHERN FIRE AND NORDIC LIGHTS, A VIOLIN AND PIANO RECITAL
Sept. 23
Kutztown University faculty members Kurt Nikkanen and Maria Asteriadou will present an evening of music spanning the European continent, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, in Schaeffer Auditorium - featuring the brilliant and rarely performed Sonata Pimpante of Joaquin Rodrigo, composer of the famous Concierto de Aranjuez; Beethoven’s monumental “Kreutzer” Sonata; and the stormy and passionate Sonata in C minor of Edvard Grieg.
Nikkanen, Asteriadou and the KU Chamber Players are performing at Carnegie Hall and will present a pre-concert talk with a unique “behind the scenes” Q&A about the psychology of dealing with the pressure of performing in important venues. This event is open and free to the public.
     Fran Melchionne, Department of Music

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 students Sallie Redekop and Yanira Barona, 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

HEEMET FESCHT
Sept. 28
Join us and celebrate the harvest at the Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Indulge your interest in regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s annual Heemet Fescht: a celebration of the harvest and Pennsylvania Dutch farm life. Heemet Fescht is a free, fun and educational event for the whole family. Experience historical and cultural live demonstrations, featuring hearth cooking, wood working, tinsmithing, music, fiber art and more. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer for IHartHarvest, Inc., picking potatoes for those in need. We hope you will join us.
     Naomi Pauley, Heritage Center

CET OER WORKSHOP
Oct. 11
Join the Rohrbach Library, the Office of Distance Education and the CET, 1-2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, in 29 Rohrbach Library, for a workshop for faculty who are considering adopting open textbooks for their students. The workshop will provide reasons why faculty should consider such adoptions and provide hands-on help in finding, reviewing and adopting open textbooks. Funding for $200 professional development stipends is available to faculty who attend and complete a review of a textbook in the Open Textbook Library. Register now to be one of the first five who responds to be eligible for the stipend.
     Jourdan Harris, Rohrbach Library

DAVE KLINE JOINS KUR LINEUP
Kutztown University Radio (KUR) is excited to announce Berks County music legend Dave Kline is joining the KUR lineup beginning Sunday, Sept. 22. KUR will feature three shows produced and hosted by Kline each Sunday. From 9-11 a.m., join Dave for “Happiness,” a jaunt into world music, happy music and related happenings and celebrations. Later at 5 p.m., tune-in for Dave’s one-hour mainstay program, “The Mountain Folk Show,” featuring bluegrass, folk, old-time, acoustic, outdoor, critter and mountain music. Finally, at 7 p.m., Kline is back on-the-air one more time for “Come On Into My Kitchen,” KUR’s first-ever weekly blues show.
     Michael G. Regensburger, KU Radio

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURE
Please keep in mind that campus departments are responsible for submitting their individual invoices to Accounts Payable for payment. One of two ways to submit invoices is via the apinvoice@kutztown.edu email or via campus mail. All invoices should include the correct purchase order number, signature, date and be marked OK to pay. Following this procedure will help us prevent unnecessary passing of paperwork between departments and ensure timely payment to our vendors.
 
    Office of Accounts Payable

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH NOMINATIONS
Now is the time to submit nominations for the September 2019 Employee of the Month. Nominations are collected from students, faculty, staff and the KU community. The Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council and receives a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by Dr. Hawkinson. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Human Resources Advisory Council

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 23

2 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 23

2 p.m.

Business Idea Competition Orientation
100 deFrancesco Building

Sept. 23

5:30 p.m.

Artist Reception: Daniel Egusquiza
Rohrbach Library

Sept. 23

7:30 p.m.

“Southern Fire and Nordic Lights” Violin and Piano
Schaeffer Auditorium

Sept. 24

11 a.m.

Memorial Tree Dedication
Lawn, Rohrbach Library

Sept. 24

11 a.m.

Business Idea Competition Orientation
100 deFrancesco Building

Sept. 25

7 p.m.

“Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens” planetarium show
Planetarium, 100 Grim Science Building

Sept. 26

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Meeting
29 Rohrbach Library

Sept. 26

11 a.m.

College of Business and Galen Woleslagle
100 deFrancesco Building

Sept. 27

9 a.m.

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
McFarland Student Union

Sept. 28

9 a.m.

Admissions Fall Open House
Schaeffer Auditorium

Sept. 28

10 a.m.

Heemet Fescht
Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

Sept. 25

3 p.m.

WSOC vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (Live Stats / Live Video)

Sept. 29

Noon

WGOLF vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

Sept. 30

Noon

WGOLF vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

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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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.