Daily Brief

February 16, 2021

Dozens of students gather along sidewalk to watch two ice sculptors chainsaw their way through blocks of ice during KU's first wellness day.

WEATHER

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

Any lingering precipitation from our storm ends this morning and we might even break into some partial sunshine later in the day. It will turn breezy as our low pressure exits. Highs around 39. Northwest breezes around 15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FALL 2021 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Kutztown University faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/463729 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Sunday, Feb. 21. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html.
     Deryl Johnson, University Senate

LIVES ARE AT RISK - PLEASE DONATE BLOOD
Feb. 23 and March 25
The local community blood supply is critically low. Please consider giving blood. The next two drives on campus are noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Thursday, March 25, in the Keystone Field House. Drives are open to the public, so please invite friends and family. COVID compliant. Pre-registration required.
Feb. registration: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81782
March registration: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81786
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

CET PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT 2021
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is pleased to announce a pedagogical development grant opportunity for faculty members to improve college teaching and instructional practices that promote student learning and instructor effectiveness. The CET can support up to four grants with each grant funded up to $1,500. Please submit your grant proposals to cetgrant@kutztown.edu by Wednesday, March 31. Feel free to contact Yun (Amy) Lu if you have any questions. More details can be found on the CET website.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

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

2021-0007

NEW - Associate State Director of Financial Management

Full Time

3/8/21

2021-0004 & 05

2021 Temporary Summer Painters

Temporary Full Time

2/28/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

2/28/21

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

5/31/21

OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time

2/21/21

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager

Full Time

2/21/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 16

2 p.m.

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

Feb. 17

6:30 p.m.

Eight Tips to Secure Funding for Your Startup
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27766

Feb. 18

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register by e-mail: socialequity@kutztown.edu

Feb. 19

7 p.m.

The Griffon’s Saddlebag; Speaker, Griffin Macaulay
Virtual: Click here to RSVP

Feb. 24

11 a.m.

FDI Discussion Series: Dr. John Ronan
Zoom link

Feb. 24

9 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Mass
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center and Zoom

Profile headshot of KUs acrobatics and tumbling coach, Karah Naples, to the left of the image and on the right is the KU Golden Bear athletic logo on a maroon background.

NAPLES NAMED WOMEN'S ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING COACH
Karah Naples was a four-year member of the acrobatics and tumbling team at Fairmont State University, her career culminating with National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) All-America and Mountain East Conference (MEC) Athlete of the Year honors in 2019. She served as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater since 2020. Full release: https://bit.ly/3pmJ7iN  https://KUBears.com
     Matt Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
Feb. 18
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship Policies, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail with socialequity@kutztown.edu.
     Danielle Santos, Office of Social Equity

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISOR NEEDED

There is a student organization in need of a staff or faculty advisor: Lambda Theta Phi a Latin Fraternity is newly established as a colony on campus. Lambda Theta Phi's mission is to cultivate a brotherhood, to value an education, to promote unity, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry and to serve mankind. Lambda Theta Phi seeks visionary leaders who support its values of scholarship, respect for all cultures, community service and the advancement and fair treatment of Latino's in the United States. Contact Michael Martinez at mmart486@live.kutztown.edu. More information about the role of a student organization advisor can be found here.
     Amanda Garcia, Office of Greek Life

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.