Daily Brief

December 8, 2020

WATCH: BELSNICKEL FEATURED ON INSIDE EDITION ON CBS
KU's Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center and Belsnickel were featured on CBS' Inside Edition. Patrick Donmoyer, who portrays Belsnickel every year, is the director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. His job is to keep Pennsylvania German culture alive. Watch Here.
      Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Black and white microscopic image; measurements listed below the image are: 40 µm EHT = 3.00 kV WD = 7.4 mm Signal A = SE2 Width - 469.2 µm Date: 2 Oct 2020 gwendolyn yoppolo  Followed by the Kutztown University clock tower logo and inlaid in blue ribbon are the capital letters ZEISS in white print.

TARDIGRADE VIEW - ELECTRON MICROSCOPE STUDENT SHOW
Dec. 8
Curious people of all ages are welcome. Most of the things we see in our everyday lives are smaller than miles, but bigger than grains of sand. Just because we cannot easily see really small things with our naked eyes, that doesn’t mean tiny things don’t play big roles in our world. Kutztown University’s electron microscope enables us to see extraordinarily tiny things – things smaller than a freckle on a flea. Please join KU science students in a live exploration of very tiny things using a very big microscope, 7-8:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8. Zoom Meeting ID: 933 5733 1703 – Passcode: 488546.
     Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Sciences

WEATHER

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

Chilly high pressure brings another day of fair skies and breezy northwest winds. Highs near 38.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

25% OFF SWEATPANTS
Dec. 8
Day eight of 12 Days of Deals. Shop in-store and online.
https://kubstore.com/category/apparel/bottoms/pants
     KU Campus Store

KU-RACC JOINT PROGRAM GRADUATES FIRST COHORT
Kutztown University graduated its first cohort of students from its Bachelor of Social Work program through its partnership with Reading Area Community College in May 2020. Students who earn an Associate in Arts in social work at RACC can earn a Bachelor of Social Work from KU in two years in an accelerated program available on the RACC campus. Read More.
      Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

START GROW DEVELOP
Dec. 8
Join us at 2:30 p.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 8, for a virtual workshop sponsored by Google.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27463
     Rachael Wolfe, SBDC

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

2020-0097

Executive Director of Health & Wellness Services

Full Time

Continuous

2020-0107

Head Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach - New

Full Time

12/11/20

2020-0111

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

Full Time

12/11/20

2020-0112 (internal)

Director of Housing and Dining (internal)

Full Time

12/8/20

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Assistant Coaches

2020-21 Assistant Coaches

Temporary PT

Continuous

OOC 2020-15

Purchasing Agent Supervisor (Western RPO)

Full Time

12/18/20

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 7-12

 

Finals Week
Virtual

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

noon

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
Click here to preregister

Dec. 10

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91979073829

Dec. 10

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees Plenary Session
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98067141149

Dec. 12

9 a.m.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony
https://www.kutztown.edu/virtualcommencement

PETRITSA CHATZITZIVA'S RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Dec. 8
Please join us 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, as we celebrate Petritsa Chatzitziva’s retirement. She has provided more than 15 years of service to Kutztown University. During her time at KU, Petritsa has worked in both the Multi-Cultural Center and the Office of Student Involvement where she worked with many students and assisted in the planning of hundreds of university programs. We hope you join us to wish her well. Join Zoom Meeting: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92457195509
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

CONFERENCE ON HUMAN DIVERSITY
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

THANK YOU FROM MARIA HERNANDEZ

Many thanks for the beautiful cards and kind messages following the recent death of my mother. Your kindness during this sad time is greatly appreciated.
     Maria Hernandez, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

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.