Daily Brief

Sept. 12, 2022

Kulpa Named Recipient of 2022 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Pierette Kulpa, professor of art history, was awarded Kutztown University’s 2022 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The award was presented during the university's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 26. The John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established by John P. Schellenberg, emeriti professor of physical science, faculty alumni and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work.

University Relations

SECA Kick Off Message from Governor Wolf

Watch this special kickoff message from Governor Wolf.
The annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) has begun. SECA is your annual opportunity to donate to your favorite charities through the workplace. 
This year, we’re rolling out the red carpet with the theme “Lights. Camera. Give!” This theme encourages each of us to be a star and play a leading role in giving back to those in need.
Remember, SECA pledges must be renewed on an annual basis. Many employees prefer the convenience of bi-weekly payroll deductions, but you can also make a one-time donation by payroll deduction or check. Pledge forms and checks can be given to your SECA agency coordinator.
To learn more, visit seca.pa.gov, where you’ll find information on how to be a leadership giver, how to dedicate your donation to someone special and more.
Step into the spotlight and make a difference for SECA charities. Let’s unite as a commonwealth for another great year of giving.

Toyia Heyward, Office of the President


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

Unsettled weather as the next system approaches from the Great Lakes. Showers throughout the day with a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon. High temperature near 80.


Latino Heritage Month

If your office, department or student group is doing anything to celebrate Latino Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, please email your event details to the chief diversity officer, schearer@kutztown.edu by Monday, Sept. 12. We would like to cross promote all events to celebrate our faculty, staff and students of Latino Heritage.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Diversity

New World of Non-Alcoholic Beer-KU Senior Scholar Event

Join us for a "Near Beer" tasting event 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 322 McFarland Student Union. For years, non-alcoholic beer required a sacrifice: to lose the buzz, you also had to lose the flavor. But that has changed in recent years, thanks to new technology that lets brewers make beer that tastes great, without the alcohol. Taste five no/low alcohol beers for $10. Register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/KUSRSCHOLARS. The "New World of Non-Alcoholic Beer" colla"brew"tive event is sponsored by Kutztown University Senior Scholars. For more information, contact Lori Lentz at lentz@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4478.

Lori Lentz, Extended Learning


First CET Fall Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer the first CET fall presentation "Scaffolding Research Methods in First Year Seminars" by Dr. Lynn Kutch, Department of Modern Languages. This CET presentation can be accessed 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, through Zoom here. Presentation details including abstract and speaker's short bio can be found on the CET website here. All are welcome and participation certificates will also be provided.

Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

MLS Virtual Stammtisch (Conversation Table)

The Department of Modern Language Studies has partnered with the Volkshochschule Reutlingen, Germany, to offer a weekly virtual Stammtisch (conversation table). The main aims are to offer authentic opportunities for practicing language skills in German and English, as well as to broaden cultural horizons by interacting with learners from around the world. The English-language Stammtisch will take place 11 a.m. EST on Tuesdays and the German-language Stammtisch will take place 11 a.m. EST on Thursdays. Sessions begin the week of Sept. 13 and conclude the week of Dec. 8. 
Please view poster here. 
The link to access all sessions is www.vhsrt.online/stammtisch

Lynn Kutch, Modern Language Studies

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 203 Lytle Hall.

Brian Kronenthal, Mathematics

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 12 6 p.m. RAD training
22A Old Main
Sept. 13 6 p.m. RAD training
Georgian Room, Old Main
Sept. 14 All Day Outreach Center Blood Drive
218 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 15 3 p.m. CET Presentation: Dr. Lynn Kutch
Zoom Meeting ID: 97683843693
Sept. 15 6 p.m. RAD training
Georgian Room, Old Main
Sept. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Date Time Event
Sept. 14 7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Adelphi
Sept. 16 5 p.m. Men’s Cross Country vs. DII/DIII Challenge
Sept. 16 5:45 p.m. Women’s Cross Country vs. DII/DIII Challenge

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.