Daily Brief

Sept. 27, 2019

Heemet Fescht

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

WEATHER

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

High pressure locked in over the eastern US. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds west at 5 mph.

How's the weekend weather shaping up? How long does this warm and dry pattern last? Any major cool-downs in the crystal ball? Hear from a special guest, one of Dr. Davis' weather analysis students Quinn Flory. All right here on this Weather and Climate Chat podcast recorded yesterday. Click here for the podcast

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONDOLENCES
We are very sad to report that Dr. Robert Hippert ’71, former medical director of Health and Wellness Services, passed away Monday, Sept. 23. Dr. Hippert, a KU alumnus, served as KU’s medical director and health center physician for 37 years. He was also one of the Sports Medicine physicians providing care to our student-athletes during football games. He was the patriarch of the KU Health Center and also had a practice in Fleetwood. Those wishing to honor Dr. Hippert are welcome to join in A Celebration of Life between the hours of 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Berkshire Country Club in Reading. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions are made to support the Family Medicine Residency Program at Penn State Health St. Joseph in memory of Dr. Robert Hippert.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP
Sept. 27
The International Faculty Caucus is hosting a workshop on immigration 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in 104 Unity Room, Multicultural Center. The workshop features immigration attorney Jeff Zimskind, who will discuss immigration related issues that concern faculty members such as: Visas, green card transition for adjunct versus tenure-track faculty and work eligibility for spouses of international faculty members. The workshop is sponsored by APSCUF-KU. For more information, please contact IFC chair, Dr. Mauricia John at John@kutztown.edu or IFC co-chair; Dr. Kaoutar El Mounadi atelmounadi@kutztown.edu.
     Sarra Guissé, APSCUF-KU

RETURN OF THE CD GRADS
Sept. 30
The Department of Communication Design presents “The Return of the CD Grads,” 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, in 200 Academic Forum. Kristen Dudish (KUCD '05), senior product designer at The New York Times, and Derek Miller (KUCD '05), creative director at Tierney, return to campus to speak about their careers. Everyone is welcome. Please excuse all CD majors from class to attend. For further information please contact tienken@kutztown.edu.
     Holly Tienken, Department of Communication Design

BARBARA MCFADDEN, SECRETARY OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Oct. 1
Please join us to celebrate Barbara McFadden’s retirement from the Department of Elementary Education, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 201 Conference Room, Beekey Education Building.
     Tracy Keyes, Department of Elementary Education

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Oct. 3
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

ATTENTION FACULTY AND STAFF
Please be advised that departments across campus are once again receiving SCAM phone calls regarding copier/printer supplies. If you are contacted directly, please do not respond with any information regarding your departmental equipment. Neither the KU procurement services, nor our authorized copier dealer Fraser, are currently working on any project requiring information.
     Office of Procurement

P-CARD USERS
Please be sure to make vendors aware that we are tax exempt when placing an order either online or over the phone. Procurement continues to see many employees paying Pennsylvania sales tax to local vendors. The tax ID is on the front of your card or the form is available on the procurement website.
     Office of Procurement

KU ALUMNUS AND US SECRET SERVICE DOG TO BE AWARDED 'ANIMAL OBE' BY BRITISH CHARITY
United States Secret Service dog, Hurricane, and canine handler officer Marshall Mirarchi '05, a Kutztown University alumnus, will be honored with the PDSA Order of Merit medal by the United Kingdom's leading veterinary charity, PDSA, for Hurricane's outstanding devotion to duty. Known also as the "animal Royal Order of the British Empire (OBE)," Hurricane is the first non-British animal to receive the honor. Hurricane will formally receive his Medal from PDSA in October, during a special ceremony at the House of Lords in London. Read and watch their story here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

KU, RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIGN TRANSFER AGREEMENT
KU and Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey, have entered into a new agreement that will facilitate the transfer process for RVCC graduates interested in attending Kutztown University. Learn more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 27

9 a.m.

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
McFarland Student Union

Sept. 28

9 a.m.

Admissions Fall Open House
Campus

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

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

First-Gen Celebration
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

Barbara McFadden Retirement Celebration
201 Beekey Education Building

Oct. 3

11 a.m.

CVPA Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Oct. 4

9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Visiting Artist Robert Lugo: Demonstration
108 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 4

4 p.m.

Visiting Artist Robert Lugo: Lecture
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Sept. 29

Noon

WGOLF vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

Sept. 30

Noon

WGOLF vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

STUDENT ABSENCE
Sept. 27
Please excuse the following students from class Friday, Sept. 27. They will be meeting at 11:45 a.m. to depart for a mandatory weekend field trip to Wallops Island, Virginia, in association with BIO/MAR 320 Physiological Ecology: Bernard, Aiden; Conrad, Jason; Culp, Katherine; Diblasi, Victor; DiFuccia, Veronica; Dorian, Justin; Hartley, Noah; Hish, Noah; Keefer, Tyler; Kriebel, Hayley; Matrishin, Cole; McKernan, Hannah; Moshimer, Steven; Paredes, Reina; Pierpoint, Sarah; Pollard, Serena; Reid, Erika; Sanko, Cory; Stoltzfus, Donovan; Trively, Karen; Vargus, Silvia; Womer, Austin; Zavala, Gabriela; Zito, Cara.
     Wendy L. Ryan, Department of Biology

HIWWE WIE DRIWWE: A DOCUMENTARY
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

ADMISSIONS FALL OPEN HOUSE

Sept. 28
Please join us in welcoming more than 800 prospective students and their families at our Admissions Open House, Saturday, Sept. 28. Families will be participating in events in Schaeffer Auditorium, McFarland Student Union and South Dining Hall. Please make sure to show these families your Golden Bear Pride. Questions? Contact Elyse at levandow@kutztown.edu.
      Elyse Levandowski, Office of Admissions

KU PRESENTS! AND FIREFLY BOOKSTORE TO HOST AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN

Sept. 30
Firefly Bookstore will partner with KU Presents! to host award-winning musician and historian Dave Kline, 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at Firefly Bookstore, Kutztown. Kline will lead a lively discussion about one of his greatest passions, “The Wonderful Saga of Americana Music,” in support of the upcoming KU Presents! concerts with Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, Thursday, Oct. 3, and Steep Canyon Rangers, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Firefly Bookstore will be serving refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.
     Bryan Zellmer, KU Presents!

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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