Daily Brief

July 13, 2021

Kutztown University president, Kenneth Hawkinson, poses for photo op. with Christina Ferris, secretary, Department of Biological Sciences, during the Employee of the Month for October 2020, award presentation.

FERRIS NAMED KU EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Christina Ferris, secretary, Department of Biological Sciences, on being named Kutztown University Employee of the Month for October 2020. Ferris' nomination from Christopher Sacchi, chair, Department of Biological Sciences, can be read online.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Stationary front combined with a very tropical, high dew point airmass, brings us another tropical day of thick, uncomfortable air, along with more opportunities for showers and thunderstorms, any of which could produce downpours. Yesterday, lower Bucks County got hammered with eight inches of rain. More areas in the Commonwealth could be affected today, hopefully not as severe. Highs around 88.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW DIRECT PAY REQUISITION PROCESS
Departments can now utilize our new direct pay requisition process, which automates the approval workflow through DocuSign. Using the link below, you can enter your fund center approvers, and complete the form online. Once completed, the form will be sent through DocuSign to the approvers. After all of the approvals are obtained, the form is automatically sent to the Office of Accounts Payable. https://app.kutztown.edu/forms/?Department=Financial%20%26%20Business%20Services&Audience=Faculty%2FStaff. More information regarding what can be direct paid is included on the website. If you prefer to continue using the traditional PDF copy, you can do so. Please email apinvoice@kutztown.edu if you have any questions.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Controller

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION REAR ENTRANCE CLOSED
The McFarland Student Union entrance from the parking lot at the east side of the building (Door #9) will be closed for four to five weeks, beginning Monday, July 12. The entrance to both the Campus Store and the alumni auditorium will remain open.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union Operations

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS
The Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs team is proud to launch Courageous Conversations – a training open to faculty, staff and students that creates space for brave dialogue. With a foundation of common language, this training fosters equity, anti-racism and inclusion here at Kutztown University and beyond. Open sessions are available; however, any department or campus group can schedule a custom training. To view the open session dates, sign up for a session or request a customized training for your group, please visit our ENGAGE page and scroll to the bottom to view document.
     Amanda Slichter, Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

FREE TEXTBOOKS LOCATED NEAR STARBUCKS IN MSU
Kutztown University Campus Store has recently written off books that are out on tables near the Starbucks in the McFarland Student Union. Stop in and feel free to take as many books as you would like. Some books available: microeconomics, macroeconomics, management, social work, some trade books and much more. Pick up until Friday July, 16, while supplies last.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

AFSCME 2234 MEMBERSHIP
MEETING
AFSCME 2234 members are asked to join us for our monthly meeting 5 p.m., Monday, July 19, 145 Boehm Science Center. Please get involved with your representatives and discuss issues that are concerning. Hope to see you there.
     Christina Ferris, secretary, AFSCME

WOMEN'S CENTER OFFICE RELOCATION
The Women's Center has relocated to 104 Boxwood House. The phone number is still 610-683-4655. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/womens-center.html.
     Diane Biehl, Women's Center

LGBTQ+ RESOURCE CENTER OFFICE RELOCATION
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center has moved to 103 Boxwood House. The phone remains at 484-646-4111. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/lgbtq-resource-center.html.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

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

2021-0101

NEW - Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

Full Time

7/25/21

2021-0105

NEW - Assistant Director of Housing and Dining

Full Time

7/26/21

2021-0106

NEW - Manager of Web Design & Digital Assets (REPOSTING)

Full Time

Continuous

2021-0051

Patrol Officer

Full Time

7/30/21

2021-0085

Student Assistance Coordinator (9+1m)

Full Time

7/18/21

2021-0087

Assistant to the Sr Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Full Time

7/18/21

2021-0104

Assistant Director of Admissions Hispanic/Latino Recruitment

Full Time

7/18/21

Custodial Pool

2021-22 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021-22 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

OOC 2021-009

DEI Manager of Special Projects, Research, & Reporting

Full Time

7/19/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

CLASSROOM FURNITURE RETURNING
During the week of July 12, tablet arm chairs, chairs and desks will be returned to the academic buildings and placed in the hallways to allow for cleaning and allocation after being stored during the pandemic. By the end of the first week of August all furniture will be cleaned and returned to the classrooms and labs. Sorry for the inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding while trying to prepare for in-person classes this fall.
     KU Facilities Management Team

FINANCING ALTERNATIVES FOR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
This webinar discusses traditional and non-traditional financing options to finance a start-up or growing business. Our presenter explains different financing options, such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors and the myths and realities of grant funding and how to pick the right financing options. Join us for this live online meeting, 2 p.m., Thursday, July 22. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28420
     Zachary Balla, KU Small Business Development 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.