Daily Brief

Sept. 4, 2019

Customers Bank recently donated $55,000 to KUSBDC to support resources for minority small businesses in Reading.

CUSTOMERS BANK DONATES $55,000 TO KUSBDC
Customers Bank recently donated $55,000 to the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (KUSBDC) to support resources for minority small businesses in Reading. The donation will help minority entrepreneurs with strategic planning to improve critical growth areas. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Weak high pressure pulls away allowing low pressure to pass through southern Ontario. The associated cold front swings through during the afternoon and evening. Showers and maybe a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. High temperature in the upper-80s. Winds south at 8-11 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ARRIVAL
I’m thrilled to spread the happy news. Welcome baby Jemma. Jerry and Jamie Kardos are now the proud parents of Jemma Rose Kardos. She arrived 11:52 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, and is perfect. She is 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 20 inches long. I’m so grateful that all went well and that mother and baby are happy and healthy.
     Kelly Hish, Graduate Admissions

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
Sept. 5
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, in 312 McFarland Student Union. There will be a discussion on “Does Age Bring Wisdom or Dementia?” Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services before the event at 610-683-4108, dso@kutztown.edu or TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.
     Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

OPEN SESSION FOR PROFILE PICTURES
Sept. 11
The university photographer will be holding an open session for all faculty and staff to update their profile picture 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 527 Old Main. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Fenstermacher at mfenster@kutztown.edu or ext. 6-5839.
     Marketing and Digital Media

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

CLAY CLUB POTTERY WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE JULIA PALMER
Four weeks, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 18 – Oct. 9. This first of two four-week sessions is an introduction to wheel throwing designed for learners of all skill levels. We will discuss wedging, the steps in throwing, simple decoration and will have activities to help you grow your skills. We will spend time thinking about what forms fit our aesthetic most and will work to replicate them. Participants will make and glaze their own pottery. The cost is $75 and is open to all Kutztown University community members. To register, contact kuclayclub@gmail.com. Follow us on Instagram, @kutztownclayclub.
      Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

KU FACULTY EXHIBITION AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The opening reception for the exhibition is 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. https://www.mc3.edu/news/2019/08/kutztown-art-exhibit. Participating faculty include: Elizabeth Schneider, Carrie Nordlund, Mark Mahosky, Kevin McCloskey, George Graf, John White, James Rose, Michael Covello, Evan Summer (recently retired), Tim Betz, Elaine Cunfer and Heather Ramsdale. Galleries director Patrick Rodgers chose to exhibit the work of Kutztown University’s faculty because the pieces are of high quality. He also saw an opportunity for MCCC students to build relationships.
“The caliber of work that their faculty are doing is also amazing,” he said. “Many of MCCC students from both campuses go on to attend Kutztown. I hope that our students can gain inspiration from this exhibition and make some connections with the university.”
     Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 4

1 p.m.

Website Open Working Session
200 Stratton Administration Center

Sept. 5

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Meeting
312 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Sept. 11

2 p.m.

Open Session for Profile Pictures
527 Old Main

Sept. 7

12:05 p.m.

FB vs Assumption
Andre Reed Stadium

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 newly-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
- 3.25” 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

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.