Daily Brief

February 13, 2020

KU Professor Publishes Award Winning Poetry: "Magnifier"

KU PROFESSOR PUBLISHES AWARD-WINNING POETRY
Kutztown University assistant professor of English and Kutztown resident, Dr. Brandon Krieg, upholds KU's standard of excellence in faculty with the publication of his third award-winning collection of poetry, “Magnifier.” Winner of the 2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry, “Magnifier” was published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, December 2019. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure and an associated cold front bring periods of rain the first half of the day. Rain will taper off as the day progresses, but it will remain cloudy and damp. Highs around 50. Variable winds becoming west.

Dr. Davis was unavailable to record this week, so Monsoon Mike and KUR weather intern Quinn Flory recorded a new “Weather and Climate Chat” podcast in Dr. Davis' absence. Hear about the unusually warm winter and another place on the planet that is unusually warm. Click here to listen: https://youtu.be/NX9cf7TiZsk.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VALENTINE BAKE SALE
Feb. 13
Support the Kutztown University Geography Club. Stop by and pick up something sweet for your sweetheart or your sweet tooth, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in McFarland Student Union.
     Laurel Delaney, Department of Geography

FIRST GEN STUDENT CELEBRATION
Feb. 17
Everyone is welcome to attend the First Gen Student Celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, in 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump Seiger ΚΌ54, Multipurpose Room. Learn valuable stress and anxiety management tools from a meditation expert and enjoy snacks and giveaways. Thirty percent of Kutztown students are first generation students and we celebrate and applaud them for their hard work and dedication. We hope to see you there. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

CIRUCCI DISCUSSES FACEBOOK
Dr. Angela Cirucci sat down with 69News and addressed the various ways that Facebook has changed since its inception 16 years ago. The full video of her interview can be found at: https://www.wfmz.com/news/sunrise/sunrise-guest-kutztown-university-professor-angela-cirucci-on-the-th/article_91c87116-44fc-11ea-86e4-0f9b5d756199.html.
     Keith Massie, Department of Communication Studies

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 13

11 a.m.

Philosophy Club Meeting
312 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 13

1 p.m.

Open Forum #3 – Director of Multicultural Center
183 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 14

7 p.m.

ACT: Mamma Mia!
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 15

5:30 p.m.

KU Sweetheart Dance (Register)
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 15

7 p.m.

ACT: Mamma Mia!
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 17

11 a.m.

First Gen Celebration
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 17

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Monthly Meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

Feb. 18

10 a.m.

Open Forum #4 – Director of Multicultural Center
102 Academic Forum

Feb. 15

1 p.m.

WBB vs. Shepherd (Pink Zone)
Keystone Arena (Live stats | Video)

Feb. 15

3 p.m.

MBB vs. Shepherd (Pink Zone)
Keystone Arena (Live stats | Video)

PROCUREMENT SURVEY
The procurement department of Bloomsburg University would like all users who work collectively with them on service contracts to take a short survey. Please take a few moments of your day and share your feedback on your experiences. https://bloomu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_39HG8WCL901P7PT
     Angela Jackson, Office of Procurement

CLEARANCE SALE; SAVINGS UP TO 80% OFF
Feb. 11-15
There are large discounts on clearance items at KU Campus Store until Saturday, Feb. 15. Plus, save $10 off $75 | $20 off $125 | $30 off $195 in-store only. Excludes other sales and offers. Hurry while supplies last. https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING

Feb. 13
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in 312 McFarland Student Union to discuss “Love and Society: Unfair Expectations,” facilitated by Henry Winkleman, president and Allan Bäck, adviser. Everyone is welcome. “Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services prior to the event at ext. 3-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.”
      Allan Bäck, KU Philosophy Club

STUDENT ABSENCE: KU ANIME CLUB-KATSUCON CONFERENCE
Feb. 13 and 14
Members of the Kutztown Anime Club will be attending Katsucon Anime Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Students attending the conference have been given an excuse letter to show their professors. They will miss class after noon, Thursday, Feb. 13, and all-day Friday, Feb. 14. Please allow the students to make up any missed work.
     Michael Davis, Department of Geography

MAMMA MIA! PRESENTED BY ACTORS CREATING THEATER
Feb. 14 and 15
ACT presents the musical sensation, “Mamma Mia!” 7 p.m., Friday, Feb.14 and Saturday, Feb.15, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online or at the McFarland Student Union information desk. Below is a short list of some of our students participating in this year's show:
– Director: Alex Crispo, early childhood education
– Donna: Mikala Hardie, anthropology
– Sophie: Cate Pasterchick, secondary English education
– Sky: Joe Graves, communication studies
– Sam Carmichael: Tyler Shull, secondary social studies education
– Bill Austin: Sam Myers, professional writing
– Harry Bright: Yeiber Gonzalez, social work
– Tanya: Hannah Groff, early childhood education
– Rosie: Emily Belouin, vocal performance
     Derek Mace, Actors Creating Theater

FALL 2020 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Kutztown University faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/382756 to indicate your willingness to serve on Senate Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Sunday, Feb. 16. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4867. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html.
      Tony Wong, University Senate

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY TO OFFER NEW SMS CERTIFICATE
The Certificate in Social Media Strategies is industry-driven and introduces students to each area of the interdisciplinary SMS program at KU. Curriculum focuses on content creation, data analytics, ethics, branding and e-commerce. Courses consist of SMS 101: Introduction to Social Media Theory and Strategy; WRI 250: Writing for Social Media; MKT 210: Principles of Marketing; and COM/ENG 314: Social Media Analytics. The flexible and efficient certificate allows working professionals to complete the curriculum on Kutztown’s campus or 100% online. It is available beginning Spring 2020. Please contact the Department of Communication Studies for more information.
      Keith Massie, Department of Communication Studies

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPEN JOB POSTINGS
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

2020-0011

NEW - Business Consultant (Bilingual)

Full Time

2/25/20

2020-0010

NEW - PASBDC Director of Marketing and Communications

Full Time

2/23/20

2020-0007 (internal)

NEW - Classroom Technology Manager - INTERNAL ONLY

Full Time

2/23/20

2020-0005

Temp PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

2/28/20

2020-0001

Facilities Construction Project Manager

Full Time

2/28/20

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of 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.