Daily Brief

February 17, 2021

Image of Kutztown University's slate campus sign mounted on large, red- brick wall. To the left is a snow covered bush, and snow continues to fall on an already snow covered ground.

KU ONLINE GRAD DEGREE IN MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
Kutztown University's new Master of Education in multicultural education prepares educators to proactively support the changing demographic of school-aged children. With the addition of the multicultural-education program beginning Fall 2021, KU enhances the already robust and award-winning selection of graduate education programs and courses that are offered 100% online, allowing for enrollment from anywhere. Learn More.
     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. A tranquil day for once! High temperature in the upper-20s. Winds north at 5-10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DSO STUDENT VOICES-AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Feb. 18
Join us 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, for a virtual panel discussion where Kutztown University students on the autism spectrum share their challenges, debunk assumptions and share with you what they wish you knew about their experiences. Zoom link: Passcode: DSO
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

J.C. PENNEY SUIT UP EVENT
Feb. 21
Faculty and staff are invited to the J.C. Penney Suit Up Event, 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Lehigh Valley Mall. You can receive up to 60% off select men's and women's career dress apparel, shoes and accessories. You can shop online at https://www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up-view-all. To receive your extra 30% off coupon, text KUTZTOWN to 67292.
      Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE DISCUSSION SERIES
Feb. 24
The Frederick Douglass Institute would like to invite you to attend our first discussion series this semester. Dr. John Ronan, English professor, will be presenting “Douglass’ Political Artistry in the 1845 Narrative.” To learn more about his story, join us 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, via Zoom. Zoom link.
      Yessica Gutierrez, The Frederick Douglass Institute

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 17

6:30 p.m.

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

Feb. 18

11 a.m.

DSO Student Voices-Autism Spectrum Disorder
Zoom link: Passcode: DSO

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

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 All-America and Mountain East Conference 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

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
If your department, office or class is celebrating Women's History Month in March, please send me the details by Friday, Feb. 19, so that we can list all Women's History Month events together and help cross-promote events, activities, movies, displays, etc. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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

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.