Daily Brief

February 25, 2021

Headshot of Amanda Volkert, Kutztown University's new director of Health and Wellness, on faded grayscale image zoomed in on the notebooks of students taking notes.

VOLKERT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Kutztown University is proud to welcome Amanda Volkert as its new executive director of Health and Wellness Services. Volkert, a registered nurse, brings more than 10 years of varying experience in behavioral and mental health, leadership, training, occupational health and case management. She comes to KU from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and begins her new appointment Monday, March 1. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

It has been difficult stringing together more than one nice day in a row lately, but we’ll do it again Thursday, although it’ll be a touch cooler than yesterday’s mild highs around 50. Thinking more on the order of about 43 today behind a weak cool front which passed last night. Still, fair skies and a warmer sun angle will make for a generally nice late February day.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

40% OFF APPAREL & GIFT
Feb. 25
Final Pawbucks Spin to Win sale for the semester is today, Thursday, Feb. 25. Save 40% on apparel and gift, in store and online. https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

BUSINESS SMART: GET SET ON FINANCIAL LITERACY
March 2
What are the fundamentals of financial literacy for your business? Discover how to prepare your company to be credit-ready and explore conventional and non-traditional sources of financing available to new or established small businesses. Our second webinar in this three-part SBA series covers the information and documentation businesses need in order to apply for a loan. Find out what lenders look for in a borrower’s experience and in a loan application. Presented by SBA economic development and lender relations specialist Kim Stout, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 2.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27543
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2022 CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD
The Chambliss Faculty Research Award was inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss and is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship. The 2021 awardees are Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy, and Dr. Albert Fu, Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Each award includes an engraved medal, a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of $250. Each awardee is expected to present a lecture on his or her work in spring or fall 2022. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center by Monday, April 5.
     Carole Wells, Office of Academic Affairs

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.