Daily Brief

February 25, 2020

KU FEATURED IN NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL
Kutztown University was featured in an Autism Speaks’ national TV commercial, airing across major networks including CNN, Fox, HGTV and the Golf Channel. KU’s My Place Program provides enhanced support services to students on the autism spectrum. To learn more about the My Place Program click here. Watch the advertisement here.
     University Relations

KU Astronomers Present Research in Hawaii

KU ASTRONOMERS PRESENT RESEARCH IN HAWAII
Kutztown University was well represented at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Jan. 4-8. KU students Michaela Collins and Emilie Laychock (center, L to R) presented “Results from Year-three of the Student-Assisted Global Exoplanet Search (IRES-SAGES) Project,” and Daniel Johns (right) presented his work on “Modeling the Mass-transfer Stream in the Interacting Algol-type Binary Star U Coronae Borealis.” KU professor Phill Reed presented “TESS Follow-up Observing as the Laboratory Component of an Undergraduate Course on Exoplanets” with KU students Anthony Delp, Eric Fischer and Alexander Engel-Swift as contributing co-authors. All six students are Bachelor of Science, physics/astronomy majors. These projects were supported by grants from NSF, PASSHE, the Carole and Ray Neag Undergraduate Research Fund and KU BEARS.
     Phillip Reed, Department of Physical Sciences

WEATHER

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

Low pressure brings periods of rain today with areas of fog, as well. Highs in the upper 40s. Rainfall around a quarter inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR
March 3, 2-3 p.m.
April 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGELA CIRUCCI
Dr. Angela Cirucci and her husband, Walt Jacob, welcomed their son, Dante Dominic Cirucci, on Thursday, Feb. 20. Dante, Angela and Walt are home and doing well. Well wishes can be directed to the Department of Communication Studies and will be passed on to Cirucci and her family.
     Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

March 16, Application Deadline
Student Commencement Speaker applications are being accepted from graduating seniors. The application deadline is Monday, March 16. Faculty, please encourage students to find more information and an application at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html.
     Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL-BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
Feb. 28
Join us 5-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger ʼ54 Multipurpose Room, 218 McFarland Student Union, for a fun night of music, celebration, history, games and food. Celebrating the culture of the Caribbean and Black history.
      Faith M. Riedel, Multicultural Center

SPRING BOOK REVIEW

Presented by the Department of Library and Learning Technologies, “Spring Book Review,” 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in 145 Boehm Science Center. We do hope you'll join us. If you have any questions, please contact LIBSCI@Kutztown.edu.
     Theresa Davidson, Library and Learning Technologies

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
Rohrbach Library, in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Institute, will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on broadening representation on Wikipedia on Tuesday, April 21. Our event will feature workshops, presentations and lightning talks. We invite proposals from all those interested in speaking to the marginalizing/empowering effects of internet-knowledge production. Proposals can be submitted HERE by Friday, March 6. Contact gomez@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Stefani Gomez, Rohrbach Library

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the February 2020 Employee of the Month. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

FIRST GEN AT KU
February is about the time seniors start getting anxious about their career choices and searching for jobs. First Gen students want to feel confident in the decision they made to attend college. Remind them of the career resources available to them at the Career Development Center that can ease the transition into the workforce after graduation. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
      Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

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

2020-0014 (INTERNAL)

NEW - Patrol Officer -1st shift internal)

Full Time

2/28/20

2020-0017

Assistant Director for Residence Hall Operations and Student Retention

Full Time

3/2/20

2020-0011

Business Consultant (Bilingual)

Full Time

2/25/20

2020-0015

Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Full Time

3/13/20

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 25

10 a.m.

Golden Bear Blitz
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 25

6 p.m.

Pet Therapy
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 25

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Apollo’s Fire
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 26

10 a.m.

Golden Bear Blitz
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 26

5:45 p.m.

Toward Mourning: Dr. Ganster
Miller Gallery

Feb. 26

7 p.m.

Beyond the Sun; In Search of a New Earth
100 Grim Science Building, Planetarium

Feb. 27

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee
29 Rohrbach Library

Feb. 27

11 a.m.

CET Panel Discussion
324 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 27

5:45 p.m.

Toward Mourning: Dr. Ganster
Miller Gallery

Feb. 28

8:30 a.m.

Commission on Human Diversity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 28

5 p.m.

Caribbean Festival-Black History Celebration
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 28

5:45 p.m.

Toward Mourning: Dr. Ganster
Miller Gallery

Feb. 28

7:30 p.m.

Horn Chamber Music Recital
Georgian Room, Old Main

March 2

3 p.m.

Social Equities Policy Training
312 McFarland Student Union

March 3

2 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Feb. 26

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. Caldwell
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Feb. 28

4:30 p.m.

WLAX vs. Jefferson
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Feb. 29

1 p.m.

WBB vs. Shippensburg (Senior Day)
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

Feb. 29

3 p.m.

MBB vs. Shippensburg (Senior Day)
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

APOLLO'S FIRE BRINGS BAROQUE TO KU
Feb. 25
This period-instrument orchestra was founded by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeanette Sorrell. The concert will feature Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets are $34 for Kutztown University faculty members and staff and $10 for KU students. The KU community can access their discounted tickets using their MyKU log in. https://tinyurl.com/ApollosFireKU
     Amy Botwright, KU Presents!

GOLDEN BEAR BLITZ
Feb. 25 and 26
Join us for Golden Bear Blitz, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25 and Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger ʼ54, Multipurpose Room, 218 McFarland Student Union. Do you have questions? Let us set you up for success in the fall. Representatives from the Offices of Residence Life, Housing, Dining, Financial Aid, CASA, Student Accounts, Career Development, Student Involvement, Public Safety, Health and Wellness and Academic Enrichment as well as faculty and the Dean of Students will be present to assist you. There will be food and giveaways.
      Julia Scheffler, Office of Residence Life

PLANETARIUM SHOW
Feb. 26
Join us 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Kutztown University Planetarium, 100 Grim Science Building, for "Beyond the Sun: In Search of a New Earth" an animated planetarium show that follows Celeste on her journey to become an expert planet hunter. This event is free and open to the public. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/planetarium.html
     Phill Reed, Department of Physical Sciences

STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT (SEM) PLAN PROCESS
Thanks to the efforts of many, the work of developing the 2020-2025 SEM Plan has been ongoing since August 2019. This process has helped many universities create a strategic enrollment management vision for their institutions. A summary of the process at Kutztown University along with updates is available on the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs webpage found here.
      Warren Hilton, Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

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.