Daily Brief

February 2, 2021

VIDEO: WELCOME BACK, GOLDEN BEARS
Welcome back, Golden Bears. Campus hasn’t been the same without you. Watch this video on our Instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKoorrcJgrd/
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Our classic winter snowstorm will wrap up today south to north, but a few more snow bands could pivot through making for briefly heavier spurts of snow still, but the general theme will be slow improvement, allowing for cleanup. Final snowfall total for the Kutztown area will likely be in the 12 to 18 plus inch range.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CURRENT EVENT CANCELLATIONS
During inclement weather, events and schedules change rapidly. The university will update the current event cancellations webpage with information on event cancellations. We cannot guarantee that an event will be held as scheduled if it does not appear on this page. If you are unsure if something will be postponed or canceled, please contact the organizer.
Event Coordinators: If you are a coordinator of an official university-sponsored event and wish to include information on the event cancellations webpage, email the notification and any rescheduling information to University Relations – UR@kutztown.edu. You must send from your kutztown.edu email address and include your contact information.
     University Relations

OPEN FORUM - DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SEARCH
Feb. 2
The Division of University Relations and Athletics welcomes candidates for the position of director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Resumes and cover letters for each of the candidates will be available on the search website the day prior to the candidate's visit. The files will be accessible by entering your KU login credentials.
Candidate B - Faculty and Staff Open Forum: 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98583949197 Meeting ID: 985 8394 9197
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/university-relations-and-athletics/director-of-athletics-search.html
     Brandon Nolt, Athletic Faculty Search Committee

MOVIE: FRUITVALE STATION
Feb. 2
Join us, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. “Fruitvale Station” tackles the topic of police violence against black men, focusing on a real-life case. There will be an opportunity for discussion after the film.
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Feb. 9
Join us for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about or are in the early stages of starting a business, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9. Presented by Penn State Legal Clinic and U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27392
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

KU BEARS GRANT FUNDING: DEADLINE FEB. 25
The KU BEARS program supports faculty and student research pairs. The goals are twofold: one, to develop the necessary skill set of undergraduate students to help them become student researchers and, two, to provide faculty members with student-research assistants. Funded projects will be allotted up to $2,000 to cover student wages and $500 for presentation travel for the student. The program is open to all faculty members and to current freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Please click on the link for more information:
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/grants-and-sponsored-projects/ku-bears-grant-funding.html
     Heather Arbuckle, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

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

NEW - 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

2021-0002

Administrative Assistant 1 - College of Business, Dean's Office

Full Time

2/7/21

2021-0003

Assistant Director of Office of Student Involvement and Community Outreach Center

Full Time (9m +1m)

2/7/21

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

2/7/21

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager (Eastern RPO)

Full Time

2/7/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 2

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate B
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 2

5 p.m.

Movie: Fruitvale Station
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308

Feb. 3

1 p.m.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action Educator Session
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308

Feb. 3

3 p.m.

DSO Update and Information Session for Faculty
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/96891578310

Feb. 3

4 p.m.

Patrisse Cullors: When They Call You a Terrorist
Online: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6629757

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

Speaker: Valarie Cofield
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

DSO Update and Information Session for Faculty
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99996069288

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises
Click here for information and Zoom link

Feb. 4

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate C
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 4

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472

Feb. 8

 

I Heart KU: Week
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6675234

Feb. 8

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate D
Link on the search webpage.

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Feb. 4
The next University Senate meeting will be held, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472
Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472
Passcode: 400956
The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and February 2021 SharePoint folder. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html
     Steve Lem, University Senate

REGISTERING SPRING 2021 EVENTS IN EMS
Please continue to register any in-person or virtual events for the current Spring 2021 semester in the university's central reservation system, EMS. This is to ensure we are able to capture all of the many amazing things that are going on throughout our beautiful campus and in our virtual world as well. For questions regarding how to register your event in EMS, please feel free to email our office at conferenceservices@kutztown.edu or call us at 610-683-1359.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/conference-and-event-services/internal-events/ems-room-reservation-system.html
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

SEARCHING FOR WATER IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES
Feb. 4
Join us 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, for a presentation of the geophysical search and the discovery of water in a few of the refugee camps and conflict zones in East Africa. This seminar is hosted by the Geophysics Society of KU and presented by Paul Bauman, the 2021 Distinguished Lecturer of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics. Additional information, including a biography of the presenter, an abstract of the presentation and the
Zoom meeting room and password can be found at: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/sherrod/GSKU2021.pdf. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in the topic. Everyone is welcome to attend.
     Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences/Geophysics Society of Kutztown University

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.