Daily Brief

April 28, 2021

Rectangular image: on the left on gold background are the words: Claire Santa, research projects, nominated by Dr. Kurt Friehauf and Dr. Kaoutar El Mounadi, physical sciences. The right of the image is maroon background with a headshot of Santa and an image of a silver medallion in the upper right corner.

CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL: CLAIRE SANTA
Claire Santa, Breinigsville Pa., is an environmental science and biology major graduating in May. She is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Silver Medal in the category of successfully-completed research project. Santa's research spans four years at KU. Her research has taken her to the Utah desert for geological field work, where she mapped, sampled and analyzed rocks that contained microfossils of bacteria found on Utahraptor dinosaur bones. Santa presented her research at the national Geological Society of America meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Rectangular image: Old Main Clock Tower is on the left with slight sun glare on left of building. The right side of the image are the words KU (gold type) DOS (gold speckled type), with Kutztown University's (white bold caps  under KUDOS) and Dedication to Outstanding Service (white caps under Kutztown University's)

LISTEN: KUDOS, SPECIAL EDUCATION
KUDOS, Kutztown University’s Dedication to Outstanding Service, focuses on university administrative and academic offices and the individuals within them, giving the campus community a look inside the working areas on campus. The latest episode features KU's Department of Special Education with department chair Dr. Anne Brawand and professor, Dr. Nicole Johnson. Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/news-releases/kudos/special-education.html
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Image of SBDC logo, in black and lime green text: SBDC, Pennsylvania, Small Business Development Centers; Helping businesses start, grow, and prosper.

GOVERNOR WOLF HIGHLIGHTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PASBDC
Governor Wolf highlighted the support of small businesses during the PA Small Business Development Centers' (PASBDC) Growth Conference last week. "The (PASBDC) are an essential resource for small businesses and I'm grateful for all of their hard work to help entrepreneurs develop new business ideas, make business plans and navigate the myriad challenges of starting, running, or expanding a business,” Wolf said. "The governor’s support of small business grant and low-interest loan programs as well as his continued support of small business technical assistance programs like the SBDC demonstrate the continued commitment that Governor Wolf has to our commonwealth’s entrepreneurial community,” said Ernie Post, PASBDC state director. Learn More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure off the eastern seaboard will keep skies clear. Warm winds from the southwest will push the temperatures up to the warmest we have seen all year. We will be a good 20 degrees above normal. High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds southwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

Monsoon Mike, Dr. Michael Davis, and student David recorded a new Weather & Climate Chat podcast yesterday discussing the beautiful weather and if changes are coming, along with a fun discussion on long-range forecasting: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3YOk1TFCAfloxoBHsqV1Ec?si=xQvNPIkMRuq45Wws7UaEWA.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIRST DESTINATION CAREER OUTCOMES SURVEY
Faculty and staff please remind graduating students to complete their First Destination Career Outcomes Survey in Handshake before graduation (and again at three and six months). Employer and graduate school information is shared with academic departments for your use and benefit.
      Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

HR BASICS BOOTCAMP FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
This program is the first in an HR series of helping owners understand the fundamentals of determining the need to hire and how to develop the job description in order to recruit the best talent. You will also gain new tips and techniques on how to enhance your team’s performance. Presented by Lois Bradley, a small business expert and coach who has worked with entrepreneurs to start and develop their business, 1-2 p.m., Thursday, May 6 online https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28070.
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

REGISTRATION FOR CET SUMMER TEACHING CONFERENCE
The CET is pleased to announce the CET Summer Teaching Conference held virtually on Wednesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 3. This is a one-and-a-half-day event with keynote speakers, faculty presentations, roundtable/panel discussions and more. Please click here for the conference website to find more information on tentative program and keynote speakers. Please register for the conference via the link below by Wednesday, May 26. https://forms.office.com/r/iLwUfxTVGY. Registered colleagues will receive the conference zoom link by Thursday, May 27. Furthermore, the registered participants will be entered into a drawing for the book, "Creating Wicked Students," authored by one of our keynote speakers, Paul Hanstedt.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 28

5-7 p.m.

COM and SMS Senior Showcase
Virtual

April 28

6 p.m.

Rockstar Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Lawn - front

April 28

7:30 p.m.

Arts Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Class
Zoom

April 29

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Committee Meetings
Zoom Meeting ID: 917 0127 7191 Passcode: 244625

April 29

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Plenary Session
Zoom Meeting ID: 935 0919 3766 Passcode: 572185

April 29

3 p.m.

ICC Campus Climate Survey Open Forum
Zoom

April 29

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472 Passcode: 400956

April 30

6 p.m.

KU Presents! Performance
Schaeffer Lawn - rear

May 4

11 a.m.

Covid-19 Returning to the Workplace
KUSBDC: Online

May 5

Noon to 7 p.m.

Miller-Keystone: Final Blood Drive of Semester
Student Recreation Center: Pre-register

May 6

1 p.m.

HR Basics Bootcamp for Small Business Owners
KUSBDC: Online

Date

Time

Event

April 28

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

COMMUNICATION STUDIES/SMS SENIOR SHOWCASE
The Department of Communication Studies is proud to celebrate the research and graduation of the Class of 2021. Graduating seniors in COM and SMS will present their capstone projects in a virtual Senior Showcase 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. Please contact Diana Ebersole (ebersole@kutztown.edu) for virtual session details. Congratulations seniors.
     Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

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

2021-0031

NEW - Groundskeeper/Laborer Tu-Sat (internal)

Full Time

5/1/21

2021-0032

NEW - Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Full Time

5/23/21

2021-0029

Associate Director of Housing and Dining

Full Time

5/2/21

2021-0027

Assistant to the Sr Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Full Time

5/2/21

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

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 2021-005

Assistant Director of Group Benefits & Retirement Programs

Full Time

5/5/21

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.