Daily Brief

February 9, 2021

State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, stands in business attire in front of a window covered with his campaign signs and adorned with red lights down the right and left sides. The Gender and Sexual Minorities 4th Annual Conference, Kutztown University logo is in the bottom left corner.

FRIDAY: GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
Malcolm Kenyatta, state representative for Pennsylvania's 181st Legislative District, Philadelphia County, will serve as the keynote speaker for Kutztown University's fourth annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference Friday, Feb. 12. The virtual conference titled, "Activism: Lead, Give, Build, Teach, Question, Initiate, Advocate," will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to the public. Learn more about this year's conference, hosted by KU's LGBTQ+ Resource Center, online. Registration is required to attend the conference. Register online by Thursday, Feb. 11.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

A clipper-like minor snow event wraps up this morning with mainly cloudy skies lingering the rest of the day. Total snowfall accumulation on the order of a coating to about 2 inches. Some rain could mix in with the snow before ending. A nuisance event but walk and drive carefully today just in case. Highs around 34. Light east wind.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELLNESS DAY MASS
Feb. 11
Mass will be celebrated noon, Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center, followed by one hour of adoration. Remain afterwards for a tour of the center. https://www.saintchristopher-ku.org/
     Lisa Grabowski, Office of New Student Orientation

MANAGING THROUGH CHANGE DURING COVID-19
Feb. 11
Join us, 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, for online webinar, “Managing Through Change During Covid-19.” This webinar concentrates on the aspects of COVID-19 workplace change that are within the participants control to adapt work patterns to more successfully meet the challenges of change. Leaders will be able to effectively target and drive change while building their own flexibility and capacity to define and meet operational goals and achieve new visions. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27559
      Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

GSM CONFERENCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Feb. 12
Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference: Friday, Feb. 12:
11 a.m. sessions:
– “LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex Ed: What You Didn’t Learn in High School”
– “Christian and Queer? LGBTQIA Affirming Theology”
– “Safe Space Training”
1 p.m. sessions:
– “I hope You're Not an Ally”
– “Queers, Queens, and the Fight for Equality”
2 p.m. sessions:
– “Invisible And Disposable: Combating Violence against Transgender Women of Color”
– “Queering Citizenship: Politics, Power and Justice, a Conversation with Bruce Henderson”
3 p.m. sessions:
– “Swing, Snap, Rock: Queerness Finding a Home in the TikTok Phenomenon”
– “Understanding Cognitive Biases and Finding Teachable Moments”
4 p.m. sessions:
– “Transgender Emergence; A Journey Towards Leadership & Advocacy”
– “Death Proof: Exploitation or Feminism?”
Register through Engage: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

AFSCME LOCAL 2234 MEETING
Feb. 15
Attention members, we will be holding our monthly membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, via Zoom. The link will be sent to your personal email that we have on file. Please plan to attend.
     Chris Ferris, Department of Biology, AFSCME

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 15 - Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students who graduated December 2020 or will graduate May 2021 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center/academic-achievement-awards.html
     Andrea Kirshman, Office of the Provost

CHD SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDENT AWARD
Feb. 18 - Deadline
The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce the Commission on Human Diversity Social Justice Student Award. The award recognizes Kutztown University students who embody an ongoing commitment to critical social justice work in word and action demonstrated through campus and community activities. Forms must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 18. The form is below. https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/463974
https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/step/1?Guid=917cbbb8-d21e-4c93-9488-d41332ff734f
     Hannah Hotalen, The Commission on Human Diversity

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The next UCC meeting is Thursday, Feb. 25, using Zoom. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, Feb. 11. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, using the new UCC SharePoint site: https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/KU-SP-UCC/submissions/DropOffLibrary. Please contact Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

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

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER IN KUTZTOWN BOROUGH

The Borough of Kutztown has installed a ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station in the municipal parking lot behind the Kutztown Tavern. An hour of charging costs $1.35 and provides approximately 20 miles of drive time. The station can accommodate two cars at once.
     Derek Mace, Department of Psychology

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 FT

2/14/21

2021-0001

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Full Time

2/15/21

2021-0003

Assistant Director of Office of Student Involvement and Community Outreach Center

Full Time (9m +1m)

2/14/21

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

2/21/21

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager (Eastern RPO)

Full Time

2/14/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 8-10

 

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

Feb. 9

11 a.m.

CET: “Undergraduate Research and Creativity…”
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Feb. 9

2 p.m.

First Step to Starting Your Business
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27392

Feb. 11

 

Wellness Day
No Classes

Feb. 11

noon

Wellness Day Mass
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center

Feb. 12

 

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
Click here to register: More Info.

Feb. 12

10 a.m.

GSM Conference: Speaker: Malcolm Kenyatta
Register: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491

Feb. 15

noon

Denise Bosler Ed.D Dissertation Defense
Ed.D. Dissertation Page: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4

Feb. 15

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Meeting
Zoom

CET SPRING PANEL DISCUSSION
Feb. 9
The CET is pleased to provide our first spring panel discussion, “Undergraduate Research and Creativity at KU: Opportunities and Success Stories,” presented by Drs. Lynn Kutch, Adrienne Oakley and Tony Wong, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, via Zoom: 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

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK 2021
Invite your KU student entrepreneurs to showcase their business: marketplace, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, and panel, 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 25. Students can sign-up at cob@kutztown.eduhttp://www.kutztown.edu/EntrepreneurshipWeek
      Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurship Leadership Center

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.