Daily Brief

April 13, 2021

Mac McCusker sculpture of a man sitting cross-legged on the floor looking down at his body.

VISITING CERAMIC ARTIST LECTURE WITH MAC MCCUSKER
Mac McCusker is a ceramic artist whose work spotlights the policing of gender, anti-discrimination laws, bathroom bills, and issues addressing the LGBTQ community. They will give an artist lecture discussing their activism in socially-motivated ceramics projects that engage others in needed conversations about gender identity, sexuality, class, and prejudices 7 p.m., April 15, via Zoom.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

Full Spectrum Yasmine Beyruti Devotion. Painting of an African American person looking up showing the light streaming on their face.

FULL SPECTRUM EXHIBITION RECEPTION
The Full Spectrum Juried Student Art Exhibition - Bear's Den Gallery April 10 - 23. These artists give voice to the diversity of experiences they have while navigating gender identities and sexualities. Their emotional and powerful artwork celebrates the various perspectives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, nonbinary, intersex, gender nonconforming, straight allies, and self-defined artists in our community. These artists are at the forefront of the ongoing drive to transform cultural expectations and to resist and complicate heteronormative assumptions about gender, sexual identity and intimate relationships. Join us for a Zoom reception with talks by the artists 6 p.m., Friday, April 16.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

WEATHER

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

April has the tendency to get into stagnant weather patterns. We were on the right side of a stagnant pattern earlier this month with lots of sunshine at the beginning of the month. We’re now on the wrong side of such a pattern with a cut-off low bringing lots of clouds and showers. In between, however, there are opportunities for a few brighter hours, and one such example should happen today as we should break into some partial sunshine as the day progresses. It won’t last, however, as the rest of the week looks pretty dreary. Highs today around 60.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION TRAINING
The Institutional Climate Committee, a committee comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators, would like to take this opportunity to support the recent decision of the State System's Executive Leadership Group, which includes our KU leadership, to offer Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for all members of our university community.

Data from Kutztown University’s recent Culturally Engaging Campus Environments Survey reflect a need for our campus community to coalesce around common language and understandings of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and to reaffirm the common goals, vision, and mission set forth in the DEI action items outlined by Dr. Hawkinson in his email to the community.
ICC sees this type of training as a critical beginning step toward meeting our campus goals.

Finally, we encourage evaluating the training’s effectiveness through data collection and analysis. The ICC is committed to being part of this important process.
     Institutional Climate Committee

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT WELCOMES NYKOLAI BLICHAR
The Office of Student Involvement is thrilled to welcome Nykolai Blichar to the role of assistant director, student involvement and community outreach center. Nykolai achieved both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from KU and is happy to be here in a full-time role. He will be the advisor for Kutztown University Activities Board, will oversee the Community Outreach Center among a variety of other programming and student organization-related responsibilities. He can be reached at blichar@kutztown.edu and 610-683-4043. Be sure to say hello and welcome him to his new role.
      Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

EMELI SOSA INTERVIEW ON 'COOL JAZZ WEEKLY'
KUR's internationally-syndicated cool jazz radio show “Cool Jazz Weekly” interviewed KU's own Emeli Sosa of the Kutztown University Jazz Ensemble. If you missed the airing, you can listen on demand here.
     Mike Regensburger, KUR 

UPENDING RACISM
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kutztown University will be hosting the Community Group, Upending Racism 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15. This local community group will discuss their history, purpose and goals. The group's overall intent is to cultivate practices aimed at anti-racism and healing. You must pre-register for this event here.
     Patricia Brenner, NAMI KU

AFSCME 2234 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

AFSCME Local 2234 will hold their monthly membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday, April 19, via Zoom. An email with the link will be sent to the personal email on file. Please plan to attend.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME Local 2234

ART APPRECIATION SALE
 Save 10% on art supplies, today only.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

WINDSOR & NEWTON PROFESSIONAL PAINTS 75% OFF MSRP
Shop and save 75% off all professional Windsor & Newton acrylic/oil/watercolor paints.
In-store only; while supplies last.
      Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

KIDS AND MONEY - WEBINAR BY PSECU

We all know that practicing smart saving and spending strategies is important – and it's a good habit to introduce to your child at any age. But while teaching your child about money management early on can help set them up to be a financially-savvy adult, it may seem like an overwhelming undertaking.
If you'd like to learn about simple, interactive ways to help kids understand financial concepts and get an overview of what educational savings options are available to lead them on the path to success, we invite you to attend this webinar noon to 1 p.m., April 20. Register by 5 p.m., April 19, via this link.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
Elections for open positions on Strategic Planning and Resources Committee, Committee on Committees and the Grade Appeal Board were completed April 1. For a list of election victors, please click here. The membership lists for Shared Governance Committees will be updated in August. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination form.
     Cara Cotellese, University Senate

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

2021-0025

NEW - New Student Orientation/Veterans Services Secretary (internal)

Full Time

4/26/21

2021-0024

Assistant Director, DSO - Assistive and Computer Technologies

Full Time

4/23/21

2021-0022

Assistant Director of Admissions Hispanic/Latino Recruitment

Full Time

4/18/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary Part Time

5/31/21

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

OOC 2021-003

SAP Business Analyst for Human Resources/Payroll

Full Time

4/18/21

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 13

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register

April 15

7 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist Lecture with Mac McCusker
Virtual

April 15

7 p.m.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Upending Racism”
Register

April 16

6 p.m.

Full Spectrum Exhibition Reception
Zoom

April 17

8:45 a.m.

Children’s Literature Conference
Zoom

April 19

2 p.m.

Nicole M. Wack Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

April 19

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic

April 20

Noon

Kids and Money – PSECU Webinar
Register

Date

Time

Event

April 13

2 p.m.

SB vs. Wilmington (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 14

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 16

noon

BB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 17

1 p.m.

SB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

OVERDRIVE EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
Rohrbach Library now offers access to OverDrive. OverDrive provides a collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobook titles. It is compatible with Kindle, iPad and a variety of mobile and non-mobile devices. Libby, the OverDrive mobile app, offers an intuitive interface for reading eBooks or listening to audiobooks. Access here: https://rohrbachlibrary.overdrive.com/. To learn more, visit the library's help page: https://library.kutztown.edu/ebooks/overdrive.
     Jourdan Harris, Rohrbach Library

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.