Daily Brief

Sept. 28, 2021

(L to R): Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeriti of physical science, Dr. Laura Sherrod, professor of physical science, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.
(L to R): Dr. Bradley Shope, interim dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Valerie Trollinger, professor of music, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.

 SHERROD, TROLLINGER RECEIVE 2021 CHAMBLISS AWARDS
Two members of the Kutztown University faculty have been acknowledged for their exceptional work. Dr. Laura Sherrod, physical science, and Dr. Valerie Trollinger, music, were awarded the 2021 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards during the university's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 27. The Chambliss award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeriti of physical science, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once within a person's career. Read about it here.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Approaching cold front brings partly to mostly cloudy skies today along with a slight temporary spike in higher dewpoints as well, giving the air a slightly muggier feel than the autumn-like feel of late. Showers and thunderstorms are possible at any time, any of which could be locally strong. Breezy with highs in the mid-70s. Autumn-like chill returns again tomorrow

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPEN HOUR WITH PROVOST
Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, Starbucks, McFarland Student Union. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.
     Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

CYBERSECURITY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Learn the basics of understanding cybersecurity and how to protect your business 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28426. Presented by William McBorrough, an information assurance and cyber security leader, researcher, educator and entrepreneur with an extensive background managing, designing, and implementing medium and large enterprise physical and information technology security solutions and programs.
     Zachary Balla, SBDC

5TH ANNUAL GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
This year’s theme and focus is “Well-Being. Being-Well.” Dr. JonPaul Higgins presents the keynote address 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1, 218 McFarland Student Union. RSVP to attend event through Engage https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/7275662
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

CANCELED - PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR
We regret to announce the President’s Open Hours schedule Monday, Oct. 4 has been canceled due to an unforeseeable schedule conflict. Feel free to contact the Office of the President if you have any questions. Thank you.
     Office of the President

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 backroads of Kutztown and view the hex sign art along the way Saturday, Oct. 16. 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

#ELECTHER
The Offices of Student Involvement, Career Development Center and Women’s Center are hosting #ElectHer, a half-day training for women on how to run for student government or political office 12:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Listen to local elected representatives share their electoral experiences, triumphs and trials as women in elected office. There is no cost to attend. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 8: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/505327
     Katie McGrath, Student Involvement

PASBDC ANNOUNCES NEW LEAD
PASBDC announced Brent G. Rondon as the new lead for the PASBDC international trade program. Rondon will oversee the monthly international trade meetings, partner meetings with PA OIBD and the US Commercial Service, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia SBA District offices, and will serve as a resource to SBA. Rondon is currently the senior management consultant for the Small Business Development Center, Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Innovation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. www.pasbdc.org
     Zachary Balla, PASBDC

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings).
     Jeanette Forster, Human Relations

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 28

11 a.m.

Creating Accessible Word and PDF documents
Zoom Meeting: 93515840850 Password: DSO

Sept. 28

11 a.m.

CET Book Discussion “UNgrading”
Zoom Meeting 99019643156

Sept. 28

3 p.m.

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

Sept. 29

9 a.m.

Rite-Aid Flu Clinic
Seminar Room, Student Rec Center

Sept. 29

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
Student Recreation Center

Sept. 29

10 a.m.

Faculty/Staff Photograph Session
223 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

Memorial Tree Planting
Lawn, Rohrbach Library

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

CET Presentation: Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
Zoom Meeting: 390059274

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union Building

Oct. 1

5 p.m.

Hispanic Culture: Food
Zoom

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 29

7 p.m.

FH vs. Bloomsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 1

7 p.m.

VB vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 2

Noon

FB vs. East Stroudsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 2

1 p.m.

VB vs. Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

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.