Daily Brief

September 7, 2021

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KUTZTOWN PHOTO MOSAIC
The offices of Student Involvement and Alumni Engagement have embarked on a yearlong project for the campus community. The Kutztown Mosaic is a living photo presentation of all things Golden. Check the mosaic to see contributed photos. Share photos from the mosaic to your social media. Upload and share your photos to the #TOGETHERWEAREGOLDEN Mosaic. Click the “Upload a Photo,” select a photo and post. https://kutztownmosaic.com/
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

WEATHER

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

High pressure brings fair skies with highs around 78.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHEN THE GOLDEN BEARS SCORE, YOU SCORE
Save 15% on apparel today only. Shop in-store or online. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
     Kyle Rex, KUSSI

KU BUSINESS CARDS
KU’s brand is an important piece in our overall message and visual identity. It offers consistency, recognition and uniformity regarding who we are as a university. KU business cards are standardized and will not be customized.
– KU Promotional Logo
– Name and job title
– KU department name, room number and building name, Kutztown, PA 19530, www.kutztown.edu
– KU office telephone number, optional fax and cell, and KU email
– Non-KU emails, web pages and social media accounts cannot be included
Order KU business cards, with a blank or maroon and gold It’s Good to be Golden back, through the KU Print Center or U-Store at http://jumpto.ag/ku.
     University Relations

SEPTEMBER PARENTS AND FAMILY BULLETIN

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.
     University Relations

ROSH HASHANA AND YOM KIPPUR
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are Jewish High Holidays, and many Jewish students will be unable to attend class and events during these holidays. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, starts at sundown Monday, Sept. 6, which is also Labor Day, and ends at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 8. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, starts at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 15 and ends at sundown Thursday, Sept. 16. Please work with students who may miss class during these important holidays.
     Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion Center

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
“Teaching Students with Visual Impairments” will be held 11-11:50 a.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 7. Click here to register. Learn about accommodations that are typically in place for students with blindness and other visual impairments. Discuss other considerations for the classroom and course materials.
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

WRITING CENTER FALL 2021 OPENING AND HOURS
Please share with students: The KUWC will reopen in person and online Tuesday, Sept. 7. Please call 610-683-4733 or email wrcenter@kutztown.edu to set up an in-person appointment. To begin using the Writing Center online site and schedule a session, please go to https://kutztown.mywconline.com. In person hours located in 100c Rohrbach Library: Sunday 2-6 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday, 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online hours: Sunday and Wednesday 2-8 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday noon to 4 p.m.
     Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center

CET FALL DISCUSSION SESSION
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is happy to offer the fall discussion session for our colleagues to share their teaching experience, ask questions, and brainstorm the ideas to promote student learning this fall. This session could be accessed through the Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274, at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9. All are welcome and the participation certificates will also be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, CET

DIVERSITY AND DESSERT OPEN HOUSE
The Multicultural Center’s Open House is postponed to 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9. We will be serving iced coffee and engaging in meaningful conversation. Join us.
https://engage.kutztown.edu/organization/multicultural-center
     Multicultural Center

FREE TICKETS FOR READING FIGHTIN PHILS GAME
Tickets are available free of charge for the 8th annual LGBTQ+ Night at the Reading Fightin Phils. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center and University Marketing are supporting the event on Thursday, Sept. 9, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Gates open at 5 p.m., game starts at 7:05 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center between now and Sept. 9 to pick up tickets.
     Leanne Recla, University Marketing

COMMEMORATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
The Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil in history. Citizens of more than 90 countries died in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The HISTORY® Channel will premiere three documentary specials: “Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center” Friday, Sept. 10 at 8/7c; “9/11: Four Flights” Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8/7c; and “9/11: I Was There” Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10/9c. To learn more please visit ENGAGE. https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/9-11-attacks; https://timeline.911memorial.org/#Timeline/2
     Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
The 5th Annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference is Friday, Oct. 1. We encourage students and professionals alike, from a wide variety of fields, to submit a presentation proposal through Friday, Sept. 17. This year’s theme and focus is “WELL-BEING. BEING-WELL.” We are looking for programs/workshops with specific learning outcomes focused on the topics of mental health, healthcare, law, education, academic research, politics, and advocacy as it relates to the LGBT community. Please submit proposals on Engage: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/499566.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

AFSCME 2234 CONVENTION CALL
At our next membership meeting Monday, Sept. 20, we will be voting for delegates to attend the Council 13 convention 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in Harrisburg, Pa. If you would like to attend on behalf of our Local, please join us at our next membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 220 Boehm.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234 Local

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

BAGPIPE LESSONS
Are you interested in learning to play the bagpipes? The Kutztown Pipe Band offers free introductory bagpipe lessons to KU faculty, staff and students as well as local community members. Weekly in-person group lessons start 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8. Individual lessons with in-person and online options are available upon request. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for details and to reserve your spot in the class.
     Laura Sherrod, Kutztown Pipe Band

HOW YOUR PRICING DECISIONS IMPACT YOUR PROFITS

Learn better pricing tactics and strategies that drive sales and profits. Our webinar provides an actionable framework for developing pricing strategies and tactics. You will receive pricing worksheets in Excel format via email.
     Zachary Balla, SBDC

STUDENT ORGANIZATION RENEWAL REMINDER
Advisors: Student organization renewals are required every academic year. The deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17. Renewal is a two-part process: Part 1: Go to https://engage.kutztown.edu/register and complete steps as prompted for each organization you wish to renew; Part 2: Each student organization leader and advisor must electronically submit the Terms and Conditions Agreement.
     Diane Finsel, Office of Student Involvement 

FALL 2021 ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES
     Office of the Provost

Department Name Chair Secretary
Academic Enrichment Thomas Stewart Nancy Brynildsen
Anthropology & Sociology Kim Shively Laura French
Art & Design Denise Bosler Kathy Traylor
Art Education Amy Pfeiler-Wunder Tracy Reidenhour
Athletic Faculty Jack Entriken N/A
Biology Christopher Sacchi Chris Ferris
Business Administration Gary Chao, Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Qin Geng, Asst. Chair
Megan Roth
Cinema, Television and Media Production Michael Johnston Melissa Lincoln
Communication Studies Mary Eicholtz Melissa Lincoln
Computer Science & Information Technology Lisa Frye Cindy Sutjak
Counseling & Psychological Services Aimee Adams Charlene Johnson
Counselor Education & Student Affairs Helen Hamlet Pam Hopstetter
Criminal Justice Jonathan Kremser TBD
Elementary, Middle Level, Library
and Technologies Education
Tracy Keyes Karen Lyons
English Jonathan Shaw, Chair
Amy Lynch-Biniek, Asst. Chair
Andrea Buno
Geography Richard Courtney Laurel Delaney
History Mike Gabriel Anne Cardinal
Mathematics Paul Ache Sarah Wert
Modern Language Studies Lynn Kutch, Interim Chair Merlene Oswald
Music Frank Kumor TBD
Philosophy Ashraf Adeel Heather Pafchek
Physical Sciences Edward Simpson Caecilia Holt
Political Science & Public Administration Steve Lem Heather Pafchek
Psychology Jason Lanter, Interim Chair Christy Derr
Rohrbach Library Faculty Susan Czerny N/A
Secondary Education Mark Wolfmeyer Vale Deeter
Social Work John Vafeas Andrea Snyder
Special Education Anne Brawand Cheryl Oberheim
Sport Management and Leadership Studies Soojin Kim Deb Peter
UPCOMING EVENTS
Date Time Event
Sept 7 4 p.m. Women’s Center & LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House
Boxwood House
Sept 9 11 a.m. Center for the Enhancement of Teaching Fall Discussion
Zoom Meeting ID 390059274
Sept 9 3 p.m. Diversity and Dessert Open House
Multicultural Center
Sept 10 11 a.m. 9/11 Remembrance Day
College Hill Memorial Grove
Date Time Event
Sept. 8 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
Sept. 11 1 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Mansfield
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

HR NEW LOCATION
Human Resources has relocated to the former Admissions Center. Located at 15187 Kutztown Road, HR is open for all regular business including fingerprinting. We appreciate your patience as we work to update addresses on our website and forms. We look forward to serving you in our new space and are planning an open house later in the semester.
     Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

2021 FLU CLINIC REGISTRATION OPEN

A Rite-Aid flu clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29 in the Recreation Center, Seminar Room. If you are interested in participating in this on-campus flu clinic, please register at https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/fluclinic/index.html. If you are attending the clinic, please bring your Caremark Card (PEBTF) or your Highmark Blue Shield card (for non-PEBTF) and the Rite Aid consent form.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

SERIE POST PANDEMIA PARA NUEVAS EMPRESAS
Unease a KUSBDC y Univest Bank y Trust Co. En una serie decuatro partes donde presentaremos una discusión en línea donde se consideran temas importantes parainiciar y operar una pequeña empresa. Los presentadores cubrirántemas como Finanzas para Nuevos Negocios, Crédito, Presupuesto y Primeros Pasos para la creación de negocios.
     Zachary Balla, SBDC

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.