Daily Brief

September 2, 2020

FALL 2020 UPDATE FROM ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Watch a fall 2020 update from Dr. Warren Hilton, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Ms. Krista Evans, director of undergraduate admissions at Kutztown University.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4P8UKrZCX8&list=PLHr8RWI8zLysgHWIRfTtbIpg2VVCow7sT&index=4
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Warm front lifts through the region during the morning. The passage will have scattered showers. A weak cold front swings through in the afternoon which may drive thunderstorm development. High temperature in the low-80s. Winds south at 5 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HONORS GRADUATE WINS NATIONAL PORTZ SCHOLAR AWARD
Kutztown University graduate Anna Nissley ’20 has been selected by the National Collegiate Honors Council as one of four 2020 Portz Scholars. This national award is given to four students for outstanding undergraduate honors papers. Nissley's award-winning, 110-page paper is titled, "Stories of the Appalachian Trail." Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

SPIRIT FRIDAYS
Friday’s at KU are Spirit Fridays. All faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to wear maroon and gold and/or Kutztown University apparel on Fridays throughout the year.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

CET SECOND DISCUSSION SESSION
Sept. 3
We will have our second CET discussion session for our colleagues to share their experience about how to engage students through their teaching online, hybrid or in person. All are welcome to participate in this CET session to share your experience, ask questions, or brainstorm ideas with our colleagues regarding the fall teaching. This session could be accessed through the zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Participation certificates will be provided. We are also looking for speakers for our CET fall sessions so please let me know if you are interested. Thanks.
      Yun (Amy) Lu, CET

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES CLOSED
Health and Wellness Services will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Medical emergencies call Public Safety 610-683-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Office of Health and Wellness Services

ROHRBACH LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS
Rohrbach Library will be operating under the following hours for Labor Day Weekend:
– Saturday, Sept. 5: noon to 5 p.m.
– Sunday, Sept. 6: 2 p.m. to midnight
– Monday, Sept. 7: Closed.
Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

TUTORING SERVICES
Tutoring Services provides free tutoring for students. This fall, we will continue to provide peer tutors, supplemental instructors (SI) for both traditional and First-Year Seminar courses, business, CSC/IT, math and STEM labs as well as academic peer mentors (APM). All peer tutoring, SI and APM sessions will be conducted using Zoom. Labs for business, CSC/IT, math and STEM will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. Students are now able to request Tutoring Services online using their MyKU account under Academic Services. Please review our website for online lab links and current course offerings. If you have questions please email tutor@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/tutoring-services.html
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 3

11 a.m.

CET Second Discussion Session
Virtual

Sept. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Virtual

Sept. 10

4 p.m.

Unity Day
Virtual

Flag of United States of America serves as backdrop in image of KU Field Hockey player, Erika Barbera, wearing yellow T-shirt with maroon type KUTZTOWN FIELD HOCKEY with the face/head of athletic bear in the middle, as she holds field hockey stick across shoulders behind her head.

KU FIELD HOCKEY’S BARBERA FACES LIFE’S BATTLES DETERMINED TO SUCCEED
Life is filled with challenges and obstacles that each individual person must cope with daily, and most are out of one's control. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the shores of New Jersey and devastated many communities, including Kutztown University freshman Erika Barbera's hometown of Beach Haven. The storm flooded the streets and severely damaged property, with Barbera's home, family's business and her school feeling the brunt of the superstorm. She had to start over, going to a new school and living in a different place. Read more.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

FREE WALK-IN MATH TUTORING
The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available 2-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in 225 Lytle Hall and via Zoom. https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/math-tutoring.html
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY THE BAGPIPES?
The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free introductory bagpipe lessons, with in person and online options available during the fall 2020 semester. Lessons start in September and are open to everyone: faculty, staff, students and community members. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional information.
http://faculty.kutztown.edu/sherrod/KPB.aspx
     Laura Sherrod, Department of Physical Sciences/Kutztown Pipe Band


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

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.