Daily Brief

February 24, 2021

Image zoomed in on multiple stacks of red diploma covers with "Kutztown University of Pennsylvania" imprinted in gold, capital letters.

FALL 2020, WINTER 2021 DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Kutztown University has conferred degrees for more than 480 students for the 2020 fall semester and 2021 winter session. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Headshot of Marcia McGavisk, director of capital acquisition.

THE RESILIENCY OF SMALL BUSINESSES
Feb. 24
Pennsylvania SBDC's Marcia McGavisk, director of capital acquisition, will join First Lady Frances Wolf's Facebook Live panel conversation, noon, Wednesday, Feb. 24, to discuss the resilience of many small businesses during the pandemic. This conversation, “The Bigger Picture: The Resiliency of Small Businesses,” will highlight supports that exist for small businesses, actions the administration has taken to support small businesses and small businesses who have gotten creative to keep their business moving and their employees and community safe. https://fb.me/e/NASye0Sh
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

WEATHER

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

Looking for a respite from winter? Today holds mild conditions with generally sunny skies. A weak cold front passing through during the late afternoon may produce some showers. High temperature near 50. Winds south at 5-15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

REQUESTS FOR EVENT PARKING, BUILDING OPENING / CLOSING AND TICKETS
All offices that need the following services, please contact tickets@kutztown.edu.
– Blocking off spaces for events.
– Locking and unlocking buildings before 7 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and all weekend times.
– Parking enforcement questions and lot or parking space reservations should be directed to tickets@kutztown.edu.
– Authorization list, for student access to buildings after hours tickets@kutztown.edu.
All other questions for public safety should be directed to publicsafety@kutztown.edu.
     Public Safety and Police Services

DIVERSITY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE NOW IN ENGAGE
There is still time to register for Friday’s, Feb. 26, virtual Diversity Conference, hosted by the Commission on Human Diversity. There will be great keynotes and breakout sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can come and go as needed. Faculty, staff and students are invited. You can find the link for registration and download the program schedule with the zoom links from ENGAGE at the link provided. https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6940405
     Jerry Schearer, Commission of Human Diversity

MOCK INTERVIEW MANIA FOR STUDENTS

Staff and faculty, please encourage students to participate in Mock-Interview Mania, which is online this semester. Juniors and seniors can complete one, approximately 15-20 minute, recorded mock interview, and a friendly, experienced employer will review and comment on it. Your students can sign up by sending careerhelp@kutztown.edu an email with their interest. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, March 10. These mock interviews are general in nature and are a great opportunity for students to practice interviewing. Contact the Career Development Center with any questions.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

BLESSING BAG DONATIONS SOUGHT
The Community Outreach Center is making blessing bags for those in need and are asking for your participation. Offices, departments, families or student clubs are welcome to contribute items to fill 50 bags that will be distributed to the homeless. Please let us know by Friday, Feb. 26, if you can donate any of the items listed. Click here for the list.
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

NOMINATIONS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES
Nominations are now open for upcoming vacancies on the:
-Committee on Committees: (two tenure or tenure track faculty reps: COE and COB)
-Grade Appeal Board: (one tenured faculty rep: COB)
-Strategic Planning and Resources Committee: six faculty representatives, tenured or tenure track, (one COE; one VPA, two COB, one graduate faculty and one non-teaching)
All eligible colleagues are encouraged to nominate for the elections that will follow. For position questions contact senate@kutztown.edu. For technical issues contact Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html
     Cara Cotellese, University Senate

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

Mar. 4

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Zoom

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Feb. 25
The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023. A meeting password is required to attend. Please contact Lisa Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu for the password.
     Lisa Brennen, University Curriculum Committee

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

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

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.