Daily Brief

February 10, 2021

Rectangular image: the left third is an image of the Old Main balcony and clock tower, with sun glare over left side of building. The right two thirds is the logo for "KUDOS" Kutztown University's Dedication to Outstanding Service.

LISTEN TODAY: KUDOS - LGBTQ+ RESOURCE CENTER
KUDOS, Kutztown University’s Dedication to Outstanding Service, focuses on university administrative and academic offices and the individuals within them, giving the campus community a look inside the working areas on campus. This week, we sat down with KU's LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Kutztown University Radio spoke with director Christine Price and graduate assistant Justin Trice. Listen on Spotify.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure builds in for the day Wednesday. Mostly to partly sunny skies for the day. Next system comes out of the southeast for the evening. High temperature in the low-30s. Winds northwest at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEST OF KU ALERT SYSTEM
Feb. 11
There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test. https://www.kutztown.edu/safety-and-emergency/ku-alert-system.html
     KU University Relations

THANK YOU
Dear Kutztown University Community, I would like to say thank you to everyone for all the support they have given me in the loss of my husband, David. Also, thank you so much for all the gifts, flowers, food and cards I have received. I greatly appreciate all the support during this difficult time.
     Nancy Snyder, Facilities

BUSINESS SMART: READY TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
Feb. 16
Considering starting a small business? Join us, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, for our first webinar in a three-part series hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27542
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
We invite all faculty, staff and students to join us in reading our book selection for spring semester, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case For Hope,” by Deray McKesson (https://www.deray.com). “An inspiring reminder that hope is vital to any political change, and it’s the driving force for any successful attempt at social justice.” –Esquire (Best Nonfiction Books of 2018) Discussions will be hosted by Dr. Deb Sailsbery and Ms. Caecilia Holt via Zoom 11 a.m., Thursdays, beginning Feb. 18. Please sign up by emailing holt@kutztown.edu. Free books are available to the first twenty individuals who sign up.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/presidents-office/statements-and-addresses/action-items-related-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html
     Holt and Sailsbery, Departments of Physical Sciences and Elementary Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 10

2 p.m.

I Heart KU Week: Thank You to Faculty and Staff
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6675368

Feb. 10

6 p.m.

I Heart KU Week: Thank You to Faculty and Staff
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6675380

Feb. 11

 

I Heart KU Week: Thank You to Donors
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6675471

Feb. 11

 

Wellness Day
No Classes

Feb. 11

noon

Wellness Day Mass
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center

Feb. 12

 

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
Click here to register: More Info.

Feb. 12

10 a.m.

GSM Conference: Malcolm Kenyatta
Register: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491

Feb. 15

 

President’s Day
Class Will Be Held

Feb. 15

noon

Denise Bosler Ed.D Dissertation Defense
Ed.D. Dissertation page: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4

Feb. 15

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Meeting
Zoom

Feb. 16

2 p.m.

Business Smart: Ready to Start a Small Business
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27542

WELLNESS DAY MASS
Feb. 11
Mass will be celebrated noon, Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center, followed by one hour of adoration. Remain afterwards for a tour of the center https://www.saintchristopher-ku.org/.
     Lisa Grabowski, Office of New Student Orientation

MANAGING THROUGH CHANGE DURING COVID-19
Feb. 11
Join us, 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, for online webinar, “Managing Through Change During Covid-19.” This webinar concentrates on the aspects of COVID-19 workplace change that are within the participants control to adapt work patterns to more successfully meet the challenges of change. Leaders will be able to effectively target and drive change while building their own flexibility and capacity to define and meet operational goals and achieve new visions. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27559
      Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

FRIDAY: GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
Feb. 12
Malcolm Kenyatta, state representative for Pennsylvania's 181st Legislative District, Philadelphia County, will serve as the keynote speaker for Kutztown University's fourth annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference Friday, Feb. 12. The virtual conference titled, "Activism: Lead, Give, Build, Teach, Question, Initiate, Advocate," will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to the public. Learn more about this year's conference, hosted by KU's LGBTQ+ Resource Center, online. Registration is required to attend the conference. Register online by Thursday, Feb. 11.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

GSM CONFERENCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Feb. 12
Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference, Friday, Feb. 12:
11 a.m. sessions:
– “LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex Ed: What You Didn’t Learn in High School”
– “Christian and Queer? LGBTQIA Affirming Theology”
– “Safe Space Training”
1 p.m. sessions:
– “I hope You're Not an Ally”
– “Queers, Queens, and the Fight for Equality”
2 p.m. sessions:
– “Invisible And Disposable: Combating Violence against Transgender Women of Color”
– “Queering Citizenship: Politics, Power and Justice, a Conversation with Bruce Henderson”
3 p.m. sessions:
– “Swing, Snap, Rock: Queerness Finding a Home in the TikTok Phenomenon”
– “Understanding Cognitive Biases and Finding Teachable Moments”
4 p.m. sessions:
– “Transgender Emergence; A Journey Towards Leadership & Advocacy”
– “Death Proof: Exploitation or Feminism?”
Register through Engage: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Feb. 15 - Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students who graduated December 2020 or will graduate May 2021 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards
     Andrea Kirshman, Office of the Provost

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

2021-0004 & 05

2021 Temporary Summer Painters (KU Students)

Temporary FT

2/14/21

2021-0001

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Full Time

2/15/21

2021-0003

Assistant Director of Office of Student Involvement and Community Outreach Center

Full Time (9m +1m)

2/14/21

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time

2/21/21

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager (Eastern RPO)

Full Time

2/14/21

     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.