Daily Brief

Sept. 22, 2021

Photo Louis Richuitti (center) 2021 Employee of the Year with Jesus Pena (left) and President Hawkinson (right).

RICHUITTI NAMED 2021 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Louis Richuitti, storeroom clerk, on being named the 2021 Kutztown University Employee of the Year. Richuitti was named the Employee of the Year during KU's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration held Friday, Aug. 27. Richuitti, Employee of the Month for July 2020, was 1-of-12 finalists for the annual award. As Employee of the Year, Richuitti received a monogrammed JanSport Kutztown University backpack, a $300 monetary award sponsored by President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, an engraved glass and marble award and reserved parking for one year in his preferred parking spot. Read more
     University Relations.

Photo of KU Marching Unit

KUMU AT EPHRATA FAIR PARADE
On Wednesday, Sept. 22, members of the KU Marching Unit will be traveling to perform at the Ephrata Fair Parade as part of a recruitment and outreach effort.
Faculty, please allow students to attend without harm of academic standing in your class. Students know they are responsible for all materials covered in class. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
     Daniel Neuenschwander, Department of Music

Six photos of activities at Heemet Fescht: a band, pumpkins, someone painting barn art, red and yellow peppers, a second band, potatoes.

CELEBRATE FOLK CULTURE AT HEEMET FESCHT LITE
Indulge your interest in regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s Heemet Fescht Lite: a celebration of the harvest and Pennsylvania Dutch farm life 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Heritage Center. Heemet Fescht is a free, fun, and educational event for the whole family. Heemet (pronounced HAY-met), means “home” in Pennsylvania Dutch. Live music in the barnyard will highlight local artists: western swing, 40's swing and jazz, with the Martin Sisters Band; traditional Pennsylvania Dutch and bluegrass with Mike and Linda Hertzog; contemporary dialect music with Benjamin Rader; and jug-grass jams with Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang. To learn more, visit www.kutztown.edu/pgchc.
     Patrick Donmoyer, The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

WEATHER

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

Stratus clouds in the morning and will persist into early afternoon before some dissipation later in the day. Warm southerly flow will help maintain a moist atmosphere that may be tapped for showers. The better chance for rain comes Thursday with the Great Lakes low passage. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds southeast at 5-15 mph. Rainfall less than one-tenth inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 250 McFarland Student Union. The meeting will also be available Live Stream via YouTube: https://youtu.be/wiKGNJwx_Ss.
     Office of the President

HISPANIC HERITAGE: INFLUENTIAL LATINX ARTISTS

Come learn about influential Latinx artists while enjoying traditional snack and drink samples 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in a safe space at the Multicultural Center. https://engage.kutztown.edu/organization/multicultural-center
     Amani Justice, Multicultural Center

PA DUTCH HEX SIGN BIKE TOUR - DISCOUNT OFFERED!
Please support Kutztown Folk Festival. Join the Kutztown Folk Festival on a leisurely bike ride through the back roads of Kutztown and view the hex sign art along the way. All Kutztown University employees receive a $10 discount with PROMO CODE: 2021KUFALL. For event details please see https://www.kutztownfestival.com/dutch-hex-sign-bike-tour-event.
     Linda Ernst, Kutztown Folk Festival

TUTORING SERVICES
Tutoring Services provides free peer tutoring for students. Tutoring Services, located in 26 Rohrbach Library, provides peer tutors, student course assistants, first-year experience guides, academic peer mentors and Business, Computer Science and Information Technology (CSC/IT), Math and STEM labs. Tutoring helps students improve course content knowledge and study strategies and is designed to support individual student-learning goals. The Tutor Request Form is available in MyKU under the academic resources tab. Please review our website for lab hours and current course offerings. For more information contact tutor@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4207.
     R. Chad Brown, Tutoring Services

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2021 PASSHE STEM STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Friday, Oct. 15, is the submission deadline for the 7th annual PASSHE-STEM Student Research Conference on Saturday, Nov. 6. The conference is currently being organized as in-person and it will feature a keynote speaker and contributed talks by both undergraduate students and graduate students on STEM topics. The presentations can be submitted by clicking here, and more conference details can be found on the website by clicking here. Please encourage your students to present at the conference, either orally or as a poster presentation, and share this information with anyone who might be interested. Thanks.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference Organization Committee

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 22

10 a.m.

COVID Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Sept. 22

11 a.m.

Open Hour with the Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union

Sept. 22

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Face Vocal Band
Schaeffer Auditorium

Sept. 23

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee
200 Stratton Administration Center

Sept. 23

3 p.m.

KU Council of Trustees Meeting
250 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 23

5 p.m.

Influential LatinX Artists
Multicultural Center

Sept. 25

11 a.m.

Heemet Fescht
Heritage Center

Sept. 28

3 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
04 Old Main A-Wing (formerly LGBTQ+ Resource Center)

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

Memorial Tree Planting
Lawn, Rohrbach Library

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 24

7 p.m.

VB vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Sept. 25

Noon

VB vs. Georgian Court
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Sept. 25

1 p.m.

WSOC vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

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.