Daily Brief

Sept. 3, 2019

Tower Summer 2019, Kutztown University magazine

READ THE SUMMER 2019 TOWER MAGAZINE
The summer issue of the Tower, Kutztown University’s magazine, is online. Check out the articles and catch up on alumni news. Tower website.
     Marketing and Digital Media

WEATHER

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

Turning partly sunny today with lower humidity behind Tuesday's cold front. Highs in the low 80s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEST OF KU ALERT SYSTEM
Sept. 3
There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:50 a.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 3. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.
     KU University Relations

NOON BASKETBALL
If you are interested in playing basketball at lunchtime Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, you are invited to join faculty, coaches and staff for coed full court basketball. The games are moderately competitive, with many skill levels represented, from periodic streetballer to former college player. Email me at spiegel@kutztown.edu for more info.
     Dan Spiegel, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

RITA'S ICE FUNDRAISER
Sept. 4
The Psi-Chology Club is hosting a Rita's Ice fundraiser noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Alumni Plaza. Stop by for a sweet treat and support the club. Cash, check and Venmo are all accepted as payment.
     Michele Baranczyk, Department of Psychology

PA GERMAN CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER’S GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
Sept. 13-14
Join us and explore Pennsylvania’s unique hybrid culture Friday, Sept. 13. The conference features visits to the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, the New Church Archive and Glencairn Museum, showcasing the collaborative exhibition “Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars.” On Saturday, Sept. 14, we will be hosting our Culture Conference at the Academic Forum. Speakers include Jeffery Marshall, Rev. Ed Rosenberry, William Woys Weaver and keynote speaker Mark Louden. Registration has been extended to Friday, Sept. 6, so visit our website to sign up, or call ext. 3-1589 to reserve your spot. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/pennsylvania-german-cultural-heritage-center/heritage-center-calendar-of-events.html.
     Naomi Pauley, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

KU MAGNETIC NAME BADGES
KU has branded name badges. Department chairs or secretaries can email sales@waitzcorp.com at Waitz Corporation (610-437-5409) to request a quote for:
- 3.5” x 1.5” name badge gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name and department; or
- 3” x 2” name badge gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name, title and department.
Enter a purchase requisition for vendor #1013617 using your cost center. Prices range from $9.50 to $20 (need to check pricing) depending on quantity. Feel free to contact Tammy Starner Wert at wert@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4114, if you have any questions.
     University Relations and Athletics

KU POCKET FOLDERS
KU pocket folders can be ordered through the Materials Reservation system (via https://portal.passhe.edu) as you would other items such as letterhead, envelopes, etc. Please note folders cost $0.40 each or $70.00 for a box of 175, and the inventory number is 23071.
     University Relations and Athletics

CORRECTED FALL DEPARTMENT CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES

Department

Chairperson

Department Secretary

Academic Enrichment

Tom Stewart

Nancy Brynildsen

Anthropology and Sociology

Bill Donner

Lori Dahlquist

Art

Daniel Haxall

Dorothy Siravo

Art Education

Julia Hovanec

Tracy Reidenhour

Athletic Faculty

Jack Entriken

 

Biological Sciences

Christopher Sacchi

Chris Ferris

Business Administration

Roger Hibbs, Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Abdul Sraiheen, Asst. Chair

Kim Kilgus

Communication Design

Denise Bosler

Kathy Traylor

Communication Studies

Diana Ebersole

Sandy Himmelreich

Computer Science and Information Technology

Lisa Frye

Cindy Sutjak

Counseling and Psychological Services

Bruce Sharkin

Charlene Johnson

Counselor Education and Student Affairs

Helen Hamlet

Pam Hopstetter

Criminal Justice

Jonathan Kremser

Dena Lewis

Cinema, Television and Media Production

Cara Cotellese

Melissa Lincoln

Elementary Education

Tracy Keyes

Barbara McFadden

English

Andrew Vogel, Chair
Anthony Bleach, Asst. Chair

Andrea Buno

Geography

Richard Courtney

Laurel Delaney

History

Andrew Arnold

Anne Cardinal

Library and Learning Technologies

Andrea Harmer

Wendy Stettler

Mathematics

Paul Ache

Jennifer Webb

Modern Language Studies

Christine Coleman Núñez

Merlene Oswald

Music

Jeremy Justeson

Fran Melchionne

Philosophy

John Lizza

Stacy Kushner

Physical Sciences

Edward Simpson

Caecilia Holt

Political Science and
Public Administration

Steve Lem

Stacy Kushner

Psychology

Gregory Shelley

Christy Derr

Rohrbach Library

Susan Czerny

 

Secondary Education

George Sirrakos

Vale Deeter

Social Work

John Vafeas

Andrea Snyder
Mary Bononno

Special Education

Anne Brawand

Cheryl Oberheim

Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Elizabeth Rogol

Deb Peter

     Office of the Provost 

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

2019-0062 (internal)

NEW – Utility Plant Operator 1 – internal

Full Time

9/3/19

2019-0013

Director Facilities Energy Services & Campus Utilities

Full Time

Continuous

2019-0072

PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

9/6/19

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 3

10:50 a.m.

Test of the KU Alert System

Sept. 4

1 p.m.

Website Open Working Session
200 Stratton Administration Center

Sept. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Sept. 7

12:05 p.m.

FB vs Assumption
Andre Reed Stadium

WEBSITE OPEN WORKING SESSIONS
Sept. 4 and 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. Sessions will be held 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and 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

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Sept. 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 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

OFFICE NAME CHANGES
The Office of Marketing and Communications will be called the Office of Marketing and Digital Media, effective immediately. Questions regarding photography, videography, advertising, the web and marketing can be directed to Marie Fenstermacher, secretary, at ext. 6-5839 or mfenster@kutztown.edu. Questions regarding the Office of Communications, including media
inquiries, press releases and publicity will continue be directed to Bryan Salvadore, director, at ext. 3-4180.
     Matt Santos, vice president, University Relations and Athletics

WEBSITE TRAINING FOR NEW USERS
Do you hire students to assist in website tasks? Perhaps you are looking for a training session or refresher for yourself. We have scheduled one session every week through September for these needs. All users must go through training in order to gain access to the CMS. Users can sign up for a session at this link. Without signing up, participants will not have proper permissions in place, and training will not be effective. Please contact Kelly Smith with any questions.
     Kelly Smith, Office of Marketing and Digital Media 

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.