Daily Brief

August 28, 2019

KU, RACC and Career and Technology Centers Launch Teacher Education Pathway

KU, RACC AND CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTERS LAUNCH TEACHER EDUCATION PATHWAY
Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, KU president, and Dr. Susan Looney, Reading Area Community College (RACC) president, signed an agreement Aug. 20, for KU to teach a Bachelor of Science in Education with Pre K-4 Teacher Certification program at RACC’s campus starting fall 2020. The agreement frames a teacher certification pathway through leveraging Berks County public institutions – Kutztown University, Reading Area Community College, Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center and Berks Career and Technology Center – and addresses workforce projections for qualified early childhood teachers in the region. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

A risk of showers and thunderstorms for the day as a cold front is forecasted to pass Wednesday evening. Instability will be limited given the cloud cover during the day. Best chance for shower activity will be in the afternoon hours and into the overnight. High temperature in the low-80s. Winds southeast at 5 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VETERAN AND MILITARY-AFFILIATED WELCOME BACK PICNIC
Aug. 29
Join us 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, on the Alumni Plaza. There will be food and fun while supplies last. This year’s Veteran and Military-Affiliated Picnic is sponsored by the Offices of Veterans Services and the Dean of Students, with donations from local restaurant, Mad Dogs.
     Office of Veterans Services

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Dr. M. Ashraf Adeel on the publication of “Epistemology of the Quran: Elements of a Virtue Approach to Knowledge and Understanding,(Springer 2019). Appreciation is also expressed to Laurel Delaney, department secretary, for her invaluable assistance to Adeel in the publication of this work.
     John Lizza, Department of Philosophy

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH NOMINATIONS
Now is the time to submit nominations for the August 2019 Employee of the Month. Nominations are collected from students, faculty, staff and the KU community. The Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council and receives a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by Dr. Hawkinson. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
      Alexis D. Martin, Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 29

10 a.m.

Community Link
Rear lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

Aug. 29

11 a.m.

Unity Day
Rear lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

Aug. 29

11 a.m.

Veteran and Military Affiliated Welcome Back Picnic
Alumni Plaza

Sept. 2

All Day

Labor Day
No classes/administrative offices closed

FREE INTRODUCTORY BAGPIPE LESSONS
The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free introductory lessons to anyone interested in learning to play the bagpipes. Group lessons start the first week of September and are open to all faculty, staff, students and members of the surrounding community. The band is also open to any current pipers and drummers interested in participating. This summer was the band's first performance season since beginning free lessons in August 2017. Band members participated in the Kutztown Memorial Day Parade, the Kutztown Folk Fest and will perform at Muhlenberg's Riverfest at the end of the month. The Kutztown Pipe Band was recently featured on BCTV's Acoustic Roadshow. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu if you are interested in starting this September.
     Laura Sherrod, Department of Geology

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2019-0109

Assistant Softball Coach - FT

Full Time

8/28/19

2019-0072

PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

9/6/19

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Human Resources

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.