Daily Brief

September 1, 2020

FALL 2020 UPDATE FROM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Watch a fall 2020 update from Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Kutztown University.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLHr8RWI8zLysgHWIRfTtbIpg2VVCow7sT&v=OSWm9czC7Tw
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Approaching warm front gives us another mainly cloudy day but there should still be some brighter periods. Chance of showers, mainly on the light side. Highs in the mid-70s. Light east winds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER CLOSURE
The University Testing Center will remain closed until further notice. In the meantime, students can be directed to the LCCC or the RACC Testing Centers for CLEP, Pearson and other assessments. We regret the inconvenience.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/testing-services.html
     Karen Rauch, Office of Accreditation and Assessment

DESIGN THINKING FOR BUSINESS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Sept. 1
Design Thinking for Business Virtual Workshop, will be held noon, Tuesday, Sept. 1. In this 90-minute, hands-on virtual workshop you will learn the design thinking process and how to apply it to business problems. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27111
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

PASBDC PRESENTS GETTING STARTED WITH AMAZON
Sept. 2
The PASBDC and Amazon Small Business Academy present part 1 of an 8-part series, 2-3:30  p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2. Getting Started will be in introduction to tools and resources available to grow your business with Amazon including a quick guide to setting up a selling account.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3420035725168496912
      Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

NINETEENTH AMENDMENT

Sept. 2
In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Women’s Center is kicking off a collaborative programming series that focuses on the struggles and triumphs of the women’s rights movement yesterday and today. The series will give voice to some of the excellent women who educate and advocate for students at KU. We are pleased to present: “EQUALI-TEA TALK” which will be held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. via zoom. Meeting ID: 996 9107 0150 – Sept. 2- Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S. and United Kingdom with Dr. Maria Sanelli. Visit the Women’s Center social media pages for a look at some of the lesser-known women who were crucial to the fight for the right to vote, who have been highlighted throughout the week.
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KUWomensCenter
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenscenterku/
     Christine Price, Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
The Kutztown University Student Success Center provides students with individualized success plans, study skills support and connections to campus resources. The Student Success Center, in the Rohrbach Library, offers academic skills workshops and one-on-one consultations on study skills, time management, note-taking and learning strategies to enhance success inside and outside the classroom. If you encounter a student you believe could benefit from our services please use our Student Success Referral Form. For more information contact success@kutztown.edu or (610) 683-4007.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center.html
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

FREE ONLINE MODULES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (PASBDC) in conjunction with Dr. Christine (CJ) Rhoads, M.Ed., D.Ed., Curriculum Specialist for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses, have created 24 free online educational modules to assist PASBDC clients and their employees in reopening safely. Dan Chen See, a student intern from Kutztown University and Carolina Moctezuma, assistant professor from the modern language department were also instrumental in the module development. The modules are published on the PASBDC website. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events?centerid=171
      Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

FALL 2020 ACADEMIC CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES

Department Name

Secretary

Chair

Academic Enrichment

Nancy Brynildsen

Tom Stewart

Anthropology & Sociology

Lori Dahlquist

Kim Shively

Art

Dorothy Siravo

Dan Haxall

Art Education

Tracy Reidenhour

Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Athletic Faculty

N/A

Jack Entriken

Biology

Chris Ferris

Chris Sacchi

Business Administration

Arian Hungaski

FALL 2020 ONLY
Mahfuzul Khondaker, Interim Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Abdul Sraiheen, Asst. Chair

Cinema, Television and Media Production

Melissa Lincoln

Michael Johnston

Communication Design

Kathy Traylor

Denise Bosler

Communication Studies

Sandy Himmelreich

Mary Eicholtz

Computer Science & Information Technology

Cindy Sutjak

Lisa Frye

Counseling \ Psychological Services

Charlene Johnson

Bruce Sharkin

Counselor Education & Student Affairs

Pam Hopstetter

Helen Hamlet

Criminal Justice

Dena Lewis

Jonathan Kremser

Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education

Heather Arbuckle

Tracy Keyes

English

Andrea Buno

Tony Bleach, Chair (2020- 21)
Jon Shaw, Asst. Chair (2020-23)

Geography

Laurel Delaney

Richard Courtney

History

Anne Cardinal

Mike Gabriel

Mathematics

Jennifer Webb

Paul Ache

Modern Language Studies

Merlene Oswald

Christine Coleman Núñez

Music

Fran Melchionne

Frank Kumor

Philosophy

Stacy Kushner

Ashraf Adeel

Physical Sciences

Caecilia Holt

Ed Simpson

Political Science & Public Administration

Stacy Kushner

Steve Lem

Psychology

Christy Derr

Greg Shelley

Rohrbach Library Faculty

n/a

Susan Czerny

Secondary Education

Vale Deeter

Mark Wolfmeyer

Social Work

Andrea Snyder
Mary Bononno

John Vafeas

Special Education

Cheryl Oberheim

Anne Brawand

Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Deb Peter

Elizabeth Rogol

     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

2020-0061

NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift

Full Time

9/11/20

2020-0082

NEW - General Accounting Manager

Full Time

9/13/20

2020-0046

Program Manager PTAP

Full Time

Continuous

2020-0053

Utility Plant Operator 1

Full Time

9/20/2020

2020- 21 Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Virtual

Sept. 10

4 p.m.

Unity Day
Virtual

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. https://portal.passhe.edu
     University Relations

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

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY TRADEMARKS
The beginning of a new academic year is a good time to remind everyone about proper use of official Kutztown University trademarks. The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. By law, these marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the University Relations office. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through CLC Licensing. The current list of protocols and approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at: https://www.kutztown.edu/logos. Questions regarding licensing can be directed to the Office of University Relations at ur@kutztown.edu or by calling ext. 3-4114.
 https://www.kutztown.edu/logos
     University Relations

ROOM RESERVATION OCCUPANCY
Per Governor Wolf's Targeted Mitigation Order, please note the following when placing a room reservation request: School activities and gatherings not related to educational instruction that are held indoors are limited to no more than 25 people. This includes, meetings, assemblies, etc. Activities and gatherings held outdoors are limited to no more than 250 people. Maximum occupancy includes all individuals present at the event or gathering, whether they are students, staff or spectators. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.
http://www.kutztown.edu/conferenceservices
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

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.