Daily Brief

February 3, 2021

During move in day, a student wearing maroon, white and gold beanie, crosses KU plaza carrying a black tote and large black duffle bag over his shoulder.

WEATHER

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

Some atmospheric tranquility is restored as the coastal low moves into the Canadian maritime. High pressure dives into the region setting up a strong pressure gradient. Mostly cloudy skies are expected. High temperature in the low-30s. Winds northwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLACK LIVES MATTER WEEK OF ACTION EDUCATOR SESSION
Feb. 3
We will hold an educator workshop designed especially for pre-service teachers in the College of Education so they can have the opportunity to delve into the teaching resources available on the BLM Week of Action website for this year and consider how they might use these resources with their students, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95295699308
     Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, APSCUF Social Justice Committee

DSO UPDATE AND INFO SESSION FOR FACULTY
Feb. 4
Refresh your knowledge about the accommodation process and discuss implementation of specific accommodations including flexibility with attendance and assignment deadlines, 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4. Universal design and accessibility of classroom/instructional materials will also be discussed. Time will be allotted for questions and participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences and best practices.
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99996069288?pwd=TXNsa3VZRXdELzBOYXlranNQMVlIdz09
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

EVENTS FOR BLACK HISTORY AND WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
If your department, student club or class is doing anything as part of Black History Month in February or Women's History Month in March, please email me the details so we can get a campus-wide listing of events and programs, as well as help with cross promotion. schearer@kutztown.edu. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
We invite all faculty, staff and students to join us in reading our book selection for spring semester, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case For Hope,” (https://www.deray.com), by Deray McKesson. “An inspiring reminder that hope is vital to any political change, and it’s the driving force for any successful attempt at social justice.” –Esquire (Best Nonfiction Books of 2018) Discussions will be hosted by Dr. Deb Sailsbery and Ms. Caecilia Holt via Zoom at 11 a.m., Thursdays, beginning Feb. 18. Please sign up by emailing holt@kutztown.edu. Free books are available to the first twenty individuals who sign up.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/presidents-office/statements-and-addresses/action-items-related-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html
     Holt and Sailsbery, Departments of Physical Sciences and Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education

RESIDENCE LIFE SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
The Residence Life Social Justice Committee will be hosting our Spring 2021 Book Club. This semester we are reading “Internment,” by Samira Ahmed. We meet 8 p.m., Mondays, via Zoom. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Email hotalen@kutztown.edu or slichter@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Hannah Hotalen, Residence Life

PRINT CENTER - CUSTOM AWARDS
On demand custom awards: Did you know the Print Center can produce custom awards made from acrylic in any quantity needed? And yes, you can order just one. Each award is custom made; choose your size, shape, for a wall mount, to stand, etc. From full color to beautiful engraving or white ink, we can help. Email us at printcenter@kutztown.edu or call us at 610-683-4116.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

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.

DSO UPDATE AND INFO SESSION FOR FACULTY
Feb. 3
The Office of Disability Services is hosting an information session 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, to refresh your knowledge about the accommodation process and discuss implementation of specific accommodations including flexibility with attendance and assignment deadlines. Universal design and accessibility of classroom/instructional materials will also be discussed. Time will be allotted for questions and participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences and best practices.
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/96891578310?pwd=K2tUTmJTYzJBNHVabGJNaU1ZOXJJQT09
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

FREE WALK-IN MATH TUTORING

The Department of Mathematics offers free, walk-in, peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the Calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., in Lytle 226 and via Zoom.
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/math-tutoring.html
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

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

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.