Daily Brief

September 24, 2019

Longtime KU Professor, Women's Advocate Leaves a Legacy for Future KU Students

Dr. Ann T. Gundry (left) and 2019 Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies scholarship recipient Kathryn Sauers

Dr. Ann T. Gundry, professor emerita and former director of the Kutztown University Women’s Center, has made three generous gifts to Kutztown University including a featured speaker series. Gundry established the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the Kutztown University Women’s Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. This gift will provide funding to bring internationally-known speakers to KU whose area of expertise and personal experience are relevant to current topics and have a connection to women and gender initiatives. In addition, Gundry established endowed scholarship funds for women’s tennis and to benefit students in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Last week felt like fall. This past weekend and yesterday felt like summer. Today we’re back to fall. Sunshine with highs in the beautiful 70s, low humidity and a stiff-northwest breeze. Enjoy.


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

Sept. 24
“Transformative Opportunities: Moving the Talk to the Walk within Intersectional Communities” The Frederick Douglass Institute would like to invite you to attend the first event of our three-part 2019 Fall Discussion Series. This presentation is intended for faculty, students, program leaders and administrators, and challenges participants to create and participate in programs that are holistic, inclusive and challenging. We will be meeting 11-11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in 145 Boehm Science Center. Pizza will be served.
     Maria Sanelli, Frederick Douglass Institute

Sept. 24
KU Rock Ensemble I will be playing 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the K'Town Pub. It's free and open to the public. The Pub, in case you didn't know, has fabulous food and a beer selection to match. Rock Ensemble I will be playing every other Tuesday at the Pub for the rest of the semester alternating weeks with the KU Jazz Studies students in a small group setting.
     Fran Melchionne, Department of Music

Sept. 25
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the KU Marching Unit will be traveling to Ephrata, Pa. to perform for approximately 70,000 people who are spectators of the Annual Ephrata Fair Parade. The band will be leaving campus at 5:45 p.m. I ask that you please allow students to attend this event without any affect to their academic standing in your class. The student is responsible for all material covered or due in class according to your expectations. Students should send you a PDF note as well. Please direct questions to neuensch@kutztown.edu.
     Daniel Neuenschwander, Department of Music

Sept. 26
Please join the College of Business and Galen Woleslagle in talking about the warehousing and distribution industries, what it takes to be successful, traits of successful leaders along with real world advice on how you can be successful in your career 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in 100 deFrancesco Building. For more information please visit www.kutztown.edu/cob-featured-speakers.
     Arian W. Hungaski, College of Business

Sept. 28
“Hiwwe Wie Driwwe: A Documentary about the Pa. Dutch Culture and Language in the Palatinate and in the U.S.A.” This wonderful documentary accompanies Douglas Madenford on a search for the roots of Pennsylvania Dutch through his American homeland and through the Palatinate region in Germany. After Heemet Fescht on Saturday, Sept. 28, join the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at the Kutztown Strand Theater. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door.
     Naomi Pauley, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

Sept. 30
NAMI KU and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention welcomes Dr. Matthew Wintersteen, 6-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, in 201 Academic Forum. His presentation is titled “Suicide in Higher Ed and Youth; Strategies for Healing and Hope.” He will discuss his work with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition in addition to strategies and supports for coping with the suicide of a friend or loved one.
     Patricia Brenner, Department of Counselor Education

Oct. 2
LAS Community Night at Saucony Creek Brewery, 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2. Join your fellow LAS faculty and staff for a relaxed come-and-go-as-you-please evening of great food, drink and music. Tickets are $25 and include a plated meal, beverage and music by Hannah Violet. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the CLAS Dean’s Scholarship Fund. Register and select your meal at https://www.kuf.org/events/2019-las-community-night. Choose from the following delicious options: Pasta Primavera (Vegan), Herbed Chicken and Garlic Sauce, Pasta and Broccoli, Smoked Salmon with Cauliflower Chowder (vegan chowder optional). We hope to see you there.
     College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Oct. 5
The Department of Mathematics is hosting a Careers in Mathematics Conference on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Boehm Science Center. There will be a panel consisting of professionals from various industries, and they will give insight on how to prepare for their respective career paths. College and high school students who are seeking, or considering the possibility of seeking, a mathematics-related degree are strongly encouraged to attend. Discounted pre-registration ends Sunday, Sept. 29. For more information, please visit http://sections.maa.org/epadel/meetings/2019/careers/.
     Wing Hong Tony Wong, Department of Mathematics

Oct. 7
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, in 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP. (Please note: Nov. 4 open hour is scheduled 2-3 p.m.)
     Office of the President

The representative from TIAA will be on campus Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one counseling session, contact information and future meeting dates are located on the Human Resources website, or you can schedule an appointment through this link: www.tiaa.org/schedulenow.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu. Please select internal postings tab on the left for internal:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2019-0128 - internal

NEW - Custodial Worker 2 - 1st shift (internal)

Full Time


2019-0127 - internal

NEW - Custodial Worker 2 - 3rd shift (internal)

Full Time


2019-0150 - internal

NEW - Technical Services Coordinator - PT Temp 1y (internal)

Temp Part Time



Assistant Softball Coach – FT - REPOSTED

Full Time



Director Facilities Energy Services & Campus Utilities

Full Time


19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time


     Human Resources


Sept. 24

11 a.m.

Memorial Tree Dedication
Lawn, Rohrbach Library

Sept. 24

11 a.m.

Frederick Douglass Institute
145 Boehm Science Center

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. 30

6 p.m.

“Suicide in Higher Ed. and Youth”
201 Academic Forum

Sept. 25

3 p.m.

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

Sept. 29


WGOLF vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

Sept. 30


WGOLF vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

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


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