Daily Brief

January 5, 2021

Snowy scene with Beck Hall in the forefront and the clock tower, barely visible through the snow, in the background.

SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER
KU Campus Store and TRIO partnered to spread some holiday cheer by sending gift packages with KU-branded merchandise to 50 selected TRIO students. TRIO Student Support Services Program assists students in reaching their post-secondary academic goals by providing individual support for students who have parents that aren't college graduates, meet certain income guidelines and/or students with a physical or learning disability. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/trio-student-support-services/services.html.
     KU Campus Store

WEATHER

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

Weak cool front approaching. Mainly cloudy skies throughout the day with scattered rain and/or snow showers. Nothing of any appreciable nature, however. Just enough to make for a gray winter day. Highs around 40. Light north winds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CUSTOMER SERVICE DURING COVID
Jan. 7
Free online webinar, “Navigating Customer Service During COVID-19,” 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7. Register at https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27545 for webinar link.
     Francene Dudziec, KUSBDC

SPENDING PLANS AND CREDIT: FINANCIAL SUCCESS WEBINAR
Jan. 12
PSECU wants to help you achieve your financial resolutions this year. Creating a solid spending plan and understanding how credit impacts you – now and in the future – are two pillars of financial success. If you’re looking to get your finances in order, start here. This session, noon, Tuesday, Jan. 12, is open to all Kutztown University employees. Please register by Monday, Jan. 11, via this link to receive access to the webinar: https://campaign.documatix.com/DM/DPS/WebForms/WebForm/25869466A8666602.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE

We cordially invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, activists and independent scholars to prepare presentations for the Fourth Annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference, “Activism: Lead, Give, Build, Teach, Question, Initiate, Advocate,” hosted virtually Friday, Feb. 12. Please use the following link to submit a program proposal by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/409051.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

KU BEARS GRANT FUNDING: DEADLINE FEB. 25
The KU BEARS program supports faculty and student research pairs. The goals are twofold: one, to develop the necessary skill set of undergraduate students to help them become student researchers and, two, to provide faculty members with student-research assistants. Funded projects will be allotted up to $2,000 to cover student wages and $500 for presentation travel for the student. The program is open to all faculty members and to current freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Please click on the link for more information:
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/grants-and-sponsored-projects/ku-bears-grant-funding.html
     Heather Arbuckle, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

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

2021-0001

NEW - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Full Time

2/15/2021

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Assistant Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coach Pool

Part Time

Continuous

OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time

1/17/2021

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 7

1 p.m.

“Customer Service During COVID” SBDC Webinar
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27545

EMERGENCY GENERATORS SERVICED
Starting 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, Penn Power Group will be on campus servicing emergency generators throughout the week. During this time, the generators will be serviced and run which could trigger warning alarms. Alarms may be noticeable in certain residence halls but will not be audible in other locations. This will not disrupt power to any building. The biggest annoyance will be the noise when the generators are running. This will be brief and likely not noticeable at most locations. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
     Will Meeker, Campus Services, Facilities

UPDATE TO START OF SPRING SEMESTER AND NEW TESTING PROTOCOLS
Kutztown University has adjusted its reopening plan for the start of the spring semester. Classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, using a 100% online format for the first two weeks. Residence halls will open Friday, Jan. 29. Dining halls will open at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29. Classes will return to originally-scheduled course modalities, including face-to-face instruction, beginning Monday, Feb. 1. KU also has instituted additional mitigation efforts and testing protocols for students' and employees’ return to campus in January. Read more at https://www.kutztown.edu/spring2021.
     University Relations

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.