Daily Brief

December 1, 2020

A variety of brightly colored candies with a jar full of candy canes as the center focal point.

WEATHER

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

Mostly cloudy conditions continue today as yesterday's strong storm exits. A few rain or snow showers around at any time, along with gusty winds from the southwest at upwards of 30 mph. Much cooler, highs near 44.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

25% OFF HOME DÉCOR
Day one of 12 Days of Deals. Shop in-store and online.
https://kubstore.com/category/gifts/home-decor
     KU Campus Store

THE CAREER CLOSET IS STILL OPEN

The Career Closet is open for students that you might know who need professional clothing for upcoming interviews or internships. Items are $2 each. Please have students contact the Career Development Center at ext. 3-4067 to schedule an appointment. CDC accepts donations of professional clothing year-round. Thank you. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/career-development-center/for-students/career-closet.html
     Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2020-0112 (internal)

Director of Housing and Dining (internal)

Full Time

12/8/20

2020-0111

Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Full Time

12/11/20

2020-0108 (internal)

Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Officer (internal)

Full Time

12/2/20

2020-0097

Executive Director of Health & Wellness Services

Full Time

Continuous

2020-0093

Assistant Program Manager/Government Marketing Specialist for PTAC

Full Time

Continuous

OOC 2020-15

Purchasing Agent Supervisor (Western RPO)

Full Time

12/11/20

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 2

1:30 p.m.

MyKU Appointment Scheduling
https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kusoftdev

Dec. 3

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023

Dec. 3

2 p.m.

MyKU Appointment Scheduling
https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kusoftdev

Dec. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472

Dec. 4

10:30 a.m.

MyKU Appointment Scheduling
https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kusoftdev

Dec. 5

10 a.m.

Christmas on the Farm
Virtual: Read More

Dec. 8

2 p.m.

Petritsa Chatzitziva's Retirement Celebration
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92457195509

Dec. 9

8 p.m.

Jourdain Fisher Comedy
Virtual; Register at: http://bit.ly/KUPAcomedy1209

Dec. 10

9 a.m.

Council of Trustees Meeting
Virtual

Dec. 10

noon

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
Click here to preregister

JOIN US FOR CSC355 DEMO DAY
Dec. 2
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is proud to announce the fall Senior Seminar Software Engineering Demo Day on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Join us on Zoom https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97563917119. Presentations are 8 a.m. to noon and poster sessions are 1-3 p.m. Student projects include web, mobile and voice-controlled apps, PC games, remote monitoring app and robot controller. See the website for more info: https://sites.google.com/view/csc355demoday2020.
     Donna DeMarco, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

CONFERENCE ON HUMAN DIVERSITY
Dec. 7 – deadline
The KU Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce its 11th annual Conference on Human Diversity that will be held virtually Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Please save the date and consider offering a presentation, panel or workshop session. This year's theme, “Diversity in a Virtual World: Toward Equity and Inclusion,” encourages presentations related to diversity, equity and inclusion in a virtual world. Students and scholars are welcome to present on any topic related to human diversity. Please submit your presentation ideas at: https://bit.ly/3fzcz1R by Monday, Dec. 7. Please share this call for presentations.
     Stephen W. Stoeffler, Commission on Human Diversity

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS PUBLICATION

Dylan Gaspar ’16, M’18, mathematics and computer science, and Drs. Yun Lu, Myung Song and Fran Vasko, professor emeritus, Department of Mathematics, published “Simple population-based metaheuristics for the multiple demand multiple-choice multidimensional knapsack problem” in the International Journal of Metaheuristics. This article is the first literature presenting efficient and effective solutions for this problem. Statistical analyses were used to evaluate the methods.
     Myung Song, Department of Mathematics

10TH ANNUAL KU BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION
On Nov. 5, six student business ideas were pitched to a panel of judges to win a cash prize. The winners were:
- First place: Yvonne Kanyi with Beauty Square, offers skin care and cosmetic services to serve the Kenya and East Africa markets.
- Second place: Aishwarya Singh with College Cram, an app that is designed to help college students succeed in their academics.
- Third place: Katelyn Wehr with Knees Up Events, provides a one-stop-shop for planning a wedding.
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/entrepreneurial-leadership-center/business-idea-competition.html
     Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, College of Business

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.

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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.