Daily Brief

February 23, 2021

PATRISSE CULLORS EVENT RECORDING AVAILABLE
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Kutztown University community welcomed Patrisse Cullors for a virtual event titled, "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Moderated Dialogue with Patrisse Cullors." The event drew a crowd of more than 250 students, staff, faculty and alumni. The event is now available online for your convenience. Thank you to the Kutztown University Activities Board, Multicultural Services and KU Alumni relations for bringing this event to our community. https://youtu.be/L7tWeuUB2So
     Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

WEATHER

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

A brief snow or rain shower as a small disturbance zips through. Otherwise, just mainly cloudy and breezy with a high of 40.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

$18 CREWNECK SALE – TODAY ONLY
Shop in store and online:
- KU Campus Store: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Dixon Marketplace: 4 p.m. to midnight.
     KU Campus Store

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
Feb. 25
The Kutztown University Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb.25, with a discussion on: Moore’s Paradox: “I know it, but I don’t believe it,” via Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98035016433?pwd=QjdSMDcyQk5Rd1VlMzFLeHdiVnVtQT09: Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, advisor. Everyone is welcome. [“Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.”] https://www.facebook.com/groups/ku.philosophyclub/
      Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

ASIAN LANTERN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION
Feb. 25
We welcome everyone to celebrate the 2021 Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival at Kutztown University, via Zoom, 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25. The event is organized by Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSAKU). It’s free and open to the KU community. Our festival will include interesting cultural videos, fun activities and opportunities to win prizes. Please come and enjoy Asian culture. Attend with the Zoom Room Meeting ID: 964 8410 6101.
     Yishen Lai, Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Kutztown University

ELIZABETH EHRIG SCHUCKER EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
March 8
The College of Education announces Elizabeth Ehrig Schucker is defending her Doctor of Education dissertation, "Changed Agents: Cultivating Students’ Civic Identity Through Participation in a Social Justice-Themed Book Club as a Subversive Approach to Critical Literacy in Education,” 9:30 a.m., Monday, March 8, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

MARCH CAREER FAIRS
Faculty and staff, please mention our upcoming Career Fairs in March to your students. Students can register and sign up for this semester's industry-specific career fairs. www.kutztown.edu/handshake (Log in as a student to your Handshake Account, Click “Events” then “Career Fair”)
– Job Fair for Educators: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Mar. 8.
– Human Services, Government and The Arts Fair: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 9.
– Business and Stem Fair: 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 11.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/career-development-center/handshake-(internships-and-jobs).html
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

PSECU LAUNCHES STUDENT FINANCIAL FITNESS CHALLENGE
PSECU wants to help students make the most of their money. The first 2,021 students to complete the PSECU Financial Fitness Challenge will receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card claim code. It's easy and fun, and they don't need to be a PSECU member to participate. If you feel this interactive and informative challenge would benefit your students, please share our registration link with them. How it works: students will complete four financial education modules between Monday, Feb. 22, and Friday, March 19. Each module only takes a few minutes to complete. Once they've completed all requirements of the challenge, they'll receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card claim code via email.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

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 Full Time

2/28/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

2/28/21

2021-0007

Associate State Director of Financial Management

Full Time

3/8/21

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches Pool

Part Time

Continuous

OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time

3/7/21

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager

Full Time

3/7/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Feb. 24

11 a.m.

FDI Discussion Series: Dr. John Ronan
Zoom link

Feb. 25

11 a.m.

CET Spring Presentation: Dr. Ashley E. Coombs
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Feb. 25

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
Zoom: Contact brennan@kutztown.edu for password

Feb. 25

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Meeting
Zoom link

Feb. 25

5 p.m.

Asian Lantern Festival Celebration
Zoom Room Meeting ID: 964 8410 6101

Feb. 26

9 a.m.

Commission on Human Diversity Conference
Register here

Mar. 1

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic-YouTube

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

CET SPRING PRESENTATION
Feb. 25
The CET provides the spring presentation "Virtual Learning & Student Engagement: Tips for Incorporating Mentimeter," presented by Dr. Ashley E. Coombs, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. This CET session can be accessed through the Zoom link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Everyone is welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you then.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Along with colleagues at Millersville University and Stroud Water Research Center, we published the following article about student teaching during COVID-19. Published Feb. 17, the topic is timely as it relates to our current COVID-19 existence. "Uncharted WATERS: Sustaining a Meaningful Student Teaching Experience Amidst a Global Pandemic via an Online STEM Curriculum" published to Current Issues in Middle Level Education. Digital link: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cimle/vol25/iss2/3.
     Cynthia Stunkard, Department of Special Education

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

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.

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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.