Daily Brief

February 26, 2020

Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Social Media

PRE-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Focused on flexible and progressive degrees, Kutztown University's Department of Communication Studies introduces a new certificate program for those students interested in social media to supplement a career or a field of study or to gain valuable information and skills. The Social Media Strategies (SMS) certificate, launched this semester, is industry-driven and introduces students to each area of the interdisciplinary SMS program at KU. The certificate is available both on-campus or online. Learn More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

SMS Student Club Meets for First Time

SMS STUDENT CLUB MEETS FOR FIRST TIME
The newly formed Social Media Strategists Club held its first official meeting after being approved as a student organization. The club will increase awareness of the SMS program, serve as a networking organization for students and alums and work to create awards and scholarships for future SMS students.
     Keith Massie, Department of Communications Studies

WEATHER

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

A series of low pressures will ride along a stationary front to our south. Areas of morning fog and drizzle will give way to shower activity by the afternoon. Pretty much a wet, dreary day. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds east at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CET PANEL DISCUSSION
Feb. 27
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching presents the CET Panel Discussion: “Faculty-led Study Abroad: A Primer for the Curious,” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 324 McFarland Student Union. We will hear from three faculty-led study abroad program directors, professor Michael Covello, Dr. Greg Hanson and Dr. Derek Mace, on how they created proposals, budgeted, maximized the student experience and dealt with in-country issues such as transportation, free time, illnesses, etc. Everyone is welcome. A participation certificate will be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB TALK
Feb. 27
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 312 McFarland Student Union. Dr. Thomas Noah, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on: “Racial Pluralism and the Politicalness of Race.” Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office 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

EARLY EVENT REGISTRATION
The Early Event Registration deadline is fast approaching. Early Event reservations on EMS for the 2020-2021 academic year must be submitted by noon, Friday, Feb. 28. Anything submitted after noon on Feb. 28, for the 2020-2021 academic year, will be considered on a first-come first-serve basis once all early event submissions have been processed. Please feel free to contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at conferenceservices@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-1359. http://www.kutztown.edu/conferenceservices
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CYNICISM

This study aims to construct and empirically test a theoretical model of a mediated relationship between ethical leadership and organizational cynicism. This free presentation is open to the entire university community and presented by the Kutztown University College of Visual and Performing Arts, dean's office.
     Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Talk
312 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

March 3

7 p.m.

Time for Action: KU Joins Climate Movement
145 Boehm Science Center

March 4

11 a.m.

FDI: Underground Railroad
223 McFarland Student Union (change of location)

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)

VOTE KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL TOP CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Kutztown Folk Festival has once again been nominated by USA Today's 10Best as one of 2020's best cultural festivals in North America. This nomination features the Folk Festival alongside some of the best-known events in the U.S., including the defending-winner Water Lantern Festival, Comic-Con International in San Diego and Mardi Gras. Students, faculty, staff and the entire Kutztown community are encouraged to vote for the Kutztown Folk Festival once per day until voting ends at noon, Monday, March 2. The 10 winning festivals will be announced on the 10Best website Friday, March 13. Vote here: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-cultural-festival/
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

TOWARD MOURNING
The Department of Communication Studies invites you to join Dr. Ganster’s performance, “Toward mourning: Eulogies for people who are mostly still alive,” 5:45 p.m., Feb. 26, 27 and 28, in The Miller Gallery. Ganster utilizes storytelling techniques, diverse texts, and yoga practices to explore themes of family, loss, mourning and grief. It is a personal exploration of death and letting go. Learn more here.
     Sandy Himmelreich, 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

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

PROPER DISPOSAL OF TONER CARTRIDGES
The University Storeroom will be picking up used toner cartridges at your office. Please email Mail Services at mailservices@kutztown.edu to schedule a pick up. To assist with the recycling of toner cartridges, please save the original box along with the UPS return label that arrived with your cartridge. Place the used cartridge in the box, seal it and place the UPS return label on the outside of the box. If the cartridge was sent from Fraser and there is no return label included, please contact Fraser Global Support at 1-800-422-8599 or email globalsupport@fraser-ais.com and they will email you a return label. Print out the return label and follow the instructions above.
     Pamela Reinhart, Mail Services and Storeroom

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

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.