Daily Brief

September 8, 2021

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FRIDAY: KU TO RECOGNIZE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
Kutztown University and the Borough of Kutztown will recognize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at College Hill Memorial Grove (outdoor area between Old Main and Stratton Administration Center). Rain location is 250 McFarland Student Union. The event is open to the public. The ceremony will include moments of silence and remarks from Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Kutztown University president, James ‘Jim’ Schlegel, Mayor of Kutztown, as well as members and leaders of the local and campus communities. Learn more.
     University Relations

VIDEO: KU CLASS PICTURE 2024-2025
Move-in weekend, KU saw the classes of 2024 and 2025 come together at Andre Reed Stadium for a class picture of each class. Watch here.
      University Relations

WEATHER

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

Flash Flood Watch in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday. Cold front pushes through the region during the afternoon. Storms may produce heavy rain and gusty winds. High temperature near 80. Winds south at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Rainfall between one-tenth and one quarter inch with higher amounts where storms occur

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY PROMOTION
The Office of the President is pleased to announce the following promotions effective fall semester, 2021.
Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Special Education
John Carelli, Computer Science & Information Technology
Todd Dodson, English
Deborah Duenyas, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Diana Elliott, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Ko-Hsin Hsu, Criminal Justice
Peter Isaacson, Music
Amber Pabon, Secondary Education
Yuxia Qian, Communication Studies
Heather Ramsdale, Art & Design
Holly Tienken, Art & Design
Scott Tracy, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Art & Design
Associate Professor to Full Professor
Anne Brawand, Special Education
Mauricia John, Anthropology & Sociology
Catherine McGeehan, Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education
Georgeos Sirrakos, Secondary Education
Carol Watson, Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education
FangHsun Wei, Social Work
Wing Hong Tony Wong, Mathematics
     Kenneth Hawkinson, president

TEST OF KU ALERT SYSTEM
There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.
     KU University Relations

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 312 McFarland Student Union to discuss: “The Five Stages of Living Kübler-Ross meets the Buddha.” All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
      Adamary Rodriguez, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The schedule for the University Curriculum Committee meetings and deadlines for the 2021-2022 academic year is available on the UCC website. The first meeting will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 200 Stratton. The proposal deadline is noon, Thursday, Sept. 9. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Ms. Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

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 this week 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 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

FREE TICKETS FOR PRIDE NIGHT AT THE READING FIGHTIN PHILS GAME

Join us for Pride Night with the Reading Fightin Phils Baseball vs. the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Gates open at 5 p.m., game starts at 7:05 p.m., fireworks after the game at First Energy Stadium, Reading, Pa. First 1,000 fans get a free rainbow lanyard. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Boxwood House for FREE admission tickets.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center


COMMEMORATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
At 10:28 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001, the north building of the twin towers collapsed. At the World Trade Center, nearly 3,000 died after the two planes slammed into the twin towers at approximately 8:46 a.m. (North Tower) and 9:03 a.m. (South Tower). That figure includes 343 firefighters (including paramedics and a Chaplain), 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers. Very few survived. Almost 10,000 others were treated for injuries, many severe.
     Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

JCPENNEY SUIT-UP EVENT
The Career Development Center invites all faculty and staff to the JCPenney Suit-Up event,
6-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept.12, in the store at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Enjoy up to 60% off selected men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes and accessories. Please remind students to take advantage of this event.
     Chad Ganley, Career and Development Center

ROHRBACH LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
Rohrbach Library’s annual open house is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21. Please encourage your students to take part in the library open house. Students will go on a scavenger hunt that will take them on a journey through our resources, services and more. Those who successfully complete the scavenger hunt form will be entered into a prize drawing. This year’s grand prize is Beats wireless earbuds. More information can be found on Rohrbach Library’s website: https://library.kutztown.edu/openhouse.
     Shelby Baney, Rohrbach Library

MAKING BETTER BUSINESS DECISIONS WITH ANALYTICS
Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. Presented by Kwesi Robotham, an entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor. He is the founder and Managing Director of Kingstowne Advisors, LLC, a firm focused on creating long-term financial success for small business owners and executives. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28425
     Zachary Ball, KU SBDC

RE-LIVE SATURDAY'S GOLDEN BEARS FOOTBALL GAME
Re-live Saturday's exciting win against Assumption as heard live on KUR. https://www.mixcloud.com/kuradio/kutztown-university-golden-bears-football-vs-assumption-sept-4-2021-as-heard-live-on-kur/
     Mike Regensburger, KUR

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 Resources

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2021-0130 (internal)

NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd Shift (internal)

Full Time

9/12/2021

2021-0128 (internal)

NEW - Key Control Card Access Specialist (internal)

Full Time

9/12/2021

2021-0125

NEW - CRM Business Analyst

Full Time

Continuous

2021-0129

NEW – Associate Director for Housing and Dining

Full Time

9/26/2021

2021-0118

Office Coordinator - Client Services

Full Time

9/12/2021

2021-0120

Business Consultant

Full Time

9/26/2021

Clerical Pool

2021-22 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2021-22 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021-22 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

OOC 2021-011

Assistant Director Research & Analytics/ Senior Research Analyst

Full Time

9/17/2021


 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Date Time Event
Sept. 9 11 a.m. Center for the Enhancement of Teaching Fall Discussion
Zoom Meeting ID 390059274
Sept. 9 11 a.m. The KU Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 9 3 p.m. Office Hour with the Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union Building
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)

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

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

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

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

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

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. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28424
     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.