Daily Brief

April 20, 2021

Rectangular image: on the left on gold background are the words: Takumi Hawes, Research Projects, nominated by Dr. Matthew Junker, Physical Sciences. The right of the image is maroon background with an image of a copper medallion in the upper left corner and a square headshot image of Hawes on the right.

CHAMBLISS COPPER MEDAL: TAKUMI HAWES
Takumi Hawes is a chemistry and biochemistry major graduating in May from Albrightsville, Pa. He is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Copper Medal in the category of successfully-completed research project. Hawes completed a biochemistry research project in which he discovered a way to enhance the function of a protein molecule that regulates apoptosis (programmed cell death). Apoptosis is a process in all animals that safely removes unneeded or potentially harmful cells. Mis regulation of apoptosis occurs in cancer (too little apoptosis) and many neurodegenerative diseases (too much apoptosis). Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

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THE COLLAGE APRIL NEWSLETTER
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces the publication of its latest issue of “The Collage.” The April 2021 issue features Dr. Jonathan Kremser, chair, Department of Criminal Justice, and Kirsten Bell, a senior environmental science and geography major.
     Courtney Morstatt, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

WEATHER

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

Pick of the week today. Mainly sunny with mild highs around 70 under transient high pressure. Thunderstorms possible tomorrow followed by a return to winter Thursday, so that's why today is your pick.

Dr. Michael Davis, Monsoon Mike and student Luis recorded a new “Weather & Climate Chat” podcast yesterday discussing past, present and future weather, along with the latest climate news. Listen here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

APRIL 21 BLOOD DRIVE
Blood supplies are low in our area due to COVID reducing the number of drives. The drive is open to the public. Returning and first-time donors are welcome. COVID mitigation measures will be in place. Appointment times available noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, O'Pake Field House. Pre-register for your time slot. https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81783
      Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

SIDEWALK SALE AT DIXON CIRCLE
Everything is under $20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, Tuesday, April 20, in store only.
$5 T-shirts | $2 Decals | $5 Hats | $15 Under Armour and Sweatshirts | Headphones as low as $5 | Planners as low as $1 | Backpacks as low as $15 and much more.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

WELLNESS DAYS - MILITARY EXPERIENCE
Stop by our tent, Tuesday, April 20, and join the Army National Guard, Steel Battalion R.O.T.C. and your very own Office of Veterans Services as we give the Kutztown University community a stress break with various activities; mobile video trailer, electronic punching bag, military vehicle miniature light display and push up challenge. Weather and space permitting, we may also hold a R.O.T.C. physical fitness demonstration. Activities are subject to change.
     Office of Military and Veterans Services

HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVE EMAILS FOR ANY SITUATION
Your emails need to build relationships, inspire people and encourage them to act. That is why in our one-hour webinar you’ll learn email writing tips that will save time and make your emails more effective. Led by Constant Contact expert Dawn Wivell, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, live online meeting. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27772
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, via Zoom, with a discussion on: Mental Objects; Are there any satisfactory criteria for being a mental object? Yes.
     Henry Winkleman and Allan Bäck, Philosophy Club

APSCUF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline for the APSCUF undergraduate scholarship has been extended to Friday, April 23. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. Please refer to the Kutztown University APSCUF website for more information.
      Andrew Mashintonio, Department of Biology

FDI APRIL 2021 DISCUSSION GIVEN BY JAMES JACKSON
The Frederick Douglass Institute presents the April 2021 discussion: "The Influence of Freemasonry in Forming Black Racial Identity: A Cultural and Historical Perspective," given by Dr. James Jackson, 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 27, via Zoom. Please join us for our final discussion for the 2020-2021 academic year.
      Kim Shively, Frederick Douglass Institute

FDI ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MUSIC COMPOSITION WINNERS
The Frederick Douglass Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the "Celebrating Black Female Composers" Music Composition Contest for 2020-21:
– First prize goes to Aaron Springer.
– Second prize to the Center City Drive Band.
– Third prize to Khalid Akeel-Guiden.
– Honorable mentions for Jodi Dorsett and Ishmail Ebo.
– High school prize winner is Anna Gutzler (Wilson H.S.).
Normally, there is a concert to celebrate the musicians and their works, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are presenting links to their compositions through the FDI website. Congratulations to all the winners.
     Kim Shively, Frederick Douglass Institute

POST YOUR WELCOME WEEKEND/WEEK EVENT
Planning for the fall 2021 Welcome Weekend/Week is underway. If your department plans to host an event for new students between Aug. 28 and Sept. 11, consider adding this to your schedule. Deadline for submission is May 1. For more information email Lisa Grabowski, grabowsk@kutztown.edu.  https://www.kutztown.edu/orientation
     Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

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, Office of Human Resources:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2021-0029

NEW- Associate Director of Housing and Dining

Full Time

5/2/21

2021-0027

NEW- Assistant to the Sr Associate Dean & Chief Diversity Officer

Full Time

5/2/21

2021-0025

New Student Orientation/Veterans Services Secretary (internal)

Full Time

4/26/21

2021-0024

Assistant Director, DSO - Assistive and Computer Technologies

Full Time

5/2/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temp PT

5/31/21

OOC2021-003

SAP Business Analyst for Human Resources/Payroll

Full Time

4/25/21

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 20

All Day

Wellness Day – No Classes
DMZ

April 20

Noon

Kids and Money – PSECU Webinar
Register

April 21

8:45-10 a.m.

KU Inspires!
183 MSU

April 21

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KU Inspires!
Virtual

April 21

Noon

Blood Drive
Register

April 21

1 p.m.

Jennifer Marshall, LSW, dissertation defense
Zoom Meeting ID: 844 2677 6666 Passcode: 6V39fk

April 21

4 p.m.

Visiting Artist Tip Toland demonstration
Zoom

April 21

4:30 p.m.

Chambliss Award Lecture: Dr. A. Fu
Zoom

April 21

7 p.m.

State System Startup Challenge 2021
Zoom

April 22

11 a.m.

Open Forum: Culturally Engaging Campus Climates Zoom

April 22

11 a.m.

CET: “Financial Education for FYS Courses”
Zoom

April 22

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
Zoom

April 22

11 a.m.

Philosophy Club Meeting
Zoom

April 22

1 p.m.

Visiting Artist Tip Toland lecture
Zoom

April 22

7 p.m.

Author A. S. King
Register

April 23

6 p.m.

KU Presents!
Schaeffer Lawn - rear

April 25

3 p.m.

2021 Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
Register

April 26

3 p.m.

ICC Campus Climate Survey Open Forum
Zoom

Date

Time

Event

April 23

1 p.m.

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

April 24

noon

BB vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

STATE SYSTEM STARTUP CHALLENGE 2021
Join the College of Business and KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center in supporting KU student Katelyn Wehr at the 2020-2021 State System Startup Challenge Finals. Wehr will pitch her business, Knees Up Events. The Startup Challenge Finals will be presented on Zoom, 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21.
https://www.passhe.edu/inside/ASA/bizplan/Pages/default.aspx
     Paige Brookins, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

ONE FINANCIAL SERVICES MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations to June McQueen, Kutztown University student-veteran junior, who is studying business administration/finance for being awarded the One Financial Services Military Scholarship for Women. McQueen transferred to KU from Rutgers University and continues to excel.
     Office of Veterans Services

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURES: TAX EXEMPTION FORM
Please continue to provide the Pa. Sales Tax Exemption form when completing business with vendors in the state of Pennsylvania for proper invoicing. The Pa. Sales Tax Exemption certificate for Kutztown University can be located on the Accounts Payable website at: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable/electronic-forms.html. Thank you.
     Office of Accounts Payable

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.