Daily Brief

June 2, 2021

Rectangular background composed of bold green, red and black geometric shapes assembled like a puzzle. Centered is a gold outline of a rectangle with the words "Celebrating Juneteenth" in gold type, capital letters inside.

HELP INFORM OUR CAMPUS ABOUT JUNETEENTH
If you would like to help educate our campus on the history, importance, meaning and/or impact of Juneteenth – a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States – please contact Kutztown University’s Office of University Relations at ur@kutztown.edu.
     Office of University Relations

WEATHER

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

High pressure moves offshore allowing a slow-moving low-pressure system to pass. Mostly cloudy for the day but we could see some shower activity ahead of the frontal passage. Instability looks limited so the threat of thunder remains low. High temperature in the upper 70s. Winds south at 5-10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ARRIVAL
The Office of Financial Aid Services is pleased to announce the arrival of Emerson Jewel Bricker, daughter of our own Sarah Bricker and her husband, Jeff. Harper is the proud big sister. Baby Bricker arrived Friday, May 28, weighing 6 lbs., 6.8 oz. and 19 inches long. Both mom and Emerson are well. We welcome another baby bear into the den.
     Bernard McCree, Financial Aid Services

CAMPS/EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK (JUNE 2-6)
We are pleased to welcome the following camps/events this week on our campus:
- Wednesday, June 3: Brandywine Heights High School Graduation, Keystone Fieldhouse.
- Thursday, June 3-Saturday, June 5: USTA North East Regional Baton Twirling Championships, Keystone Arena.
Show them your Golden Bear pride. Thank you.
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference Services

FREE ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARKS
Since Veterans Day 2020, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans are eligible to receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests. The free access program is a way to thank America’s veterans and Gold Star Families for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on public lands and waters. Travelling companions are included but there are some restrictions. Gold Star Families are next of kin of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost his or her life in a “qualifying situation," and must self-certify that they meet eligibility. Learn more program details here and enjoy one or more parks this summer.
     Office of Veterans Services

TAX TIPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS STRUCTURE
In this webinar, we will explore each entity type's advantages and disadvantages and what tax planning opportunities are available. Are you thinking about changing your business structure? Examine the impact on your taxes, 10 a.m., Tuesday June 8. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27814.
     Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center

HOW TO SHOP FOR A CREDIT CARD WEBINAR BY PSECU

With hundreds of credit card options available, it's important (and sometimes difficult) to pick the right one for your needs. So, how do you choose? Join us for June's "How to Shop for a Credit Card" webinar at noon, Tuesday, June 8. We will help you identify what card benefits to look for and will break down common fees. Register online at https://go.psecu.com/webinar-credit-card by Monday, June 7, to attend this free webinar. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions or would like to learn more about PSECU, please email KU's PSECU community manager, Kelly Ann Ryan, at kryan@psecu.com.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

ACADEMIC CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES

Department Name

Chair

Secretary

Academic Enrichment

Thomas Stewart

Nancy Brynildsen

Anthropology and Sociology

Kim Shively

Lori Dahlquist

*Art

Daniel Haxall

Dorothy Siravo

Art Education

Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Tracy Reidenhour

Athletic Faculty

Jack Entriken

N/A

Biology

Christopher Sacchi

Chris Ferris

Business Administration

Gary Chao, Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Qin Geng, Asst. Chair

Megan Roth

Cinema, Television and
Media Production

Michael Johnston

Melissa Lincoln

*Communication Design

Denise Bosler

Kathy Traylor

Communication Studies

Mary Eicholtz

Melissa Lincoln

Computer Science and
Information Technology

Lisa Frye

Cindy Sutjak

Counseling and
Psychological Services

Bruce Sharkin

Charlene Johnson

Counselor Education and
Student Affairs

Helen Hamlet

Pam Hopstetter

Criminal Justice

Jonathan Kremser

TBD

Elementary, Middle-Level,
Library and Technologies Education

Tracy Keyes

Stacy Kushner

English

Jonathan Shaw, Chair
Amy Lynch-Biniek, Asst. Chair

Andrea Buno

Geography

Richard Courtney

Laurel Delaney

History

Mike Gabriel

Anne Cardinal

Mathematics

Paul Ache

Miranda Brownback

Modern Language Studies

Lynn Kutch, Interim Chair
AY 2021-2022

Merlene Oswald

Music

Frank Kumor

Sarah Wert

Philosophy

Ashraf Adeel

Heather Pafchek

Physical Sciences

Edward Simpson

Caecilia Holt

Political Science and
Public Administration

Steve Lem

Heather Pafchek

Psychology

Gregory Shelley

Christy Derr

Rohrbach Library Faculty

Susan Czerny

N/A

Secondary Education

Mark Wolfmeyer

Vale Deeter

Social Work

John Vafeas

Andrea Snyder

Special Education

Anne Brawand

Cheryl Oberheim

Sport Management and
Leadership Studies

Soojin Kim

Deb Peter

*Effective Thursday, July 1, the Departments of Art and Communication Design will be combined. The name of the combined department will be the Department of Art and Design. Dr. Denise Bosler will be chair of the combined department.
     Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):
      Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2021-0055

NEW - Academic Department Secretary -
Mathematics (internal)

Full Time

6/11/21

2021-0034

Acquisitions and Cataloging Technician

Full Time

6/6/21

2021-0045

Network Analyst

Full Time

6/20/21

2021-0051

Patrol Officer

Full Time

6/13/21

2021-0053

Associate State Director Learning and Development

Full Time

6/6/21

2021-0054

Academic Department Secretary -
Secondary Education (internal)

Full Time

6/4/21

Asst Coach Pool

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary PT

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

OOC 2021-004

Director, Accounting & Financial Analysis

Full Time

6/6/21

OOC 2021-006

Staff Attorney

Full Time

6/7/21

OOC 2021-007

Staff Attorney - Transactional

Full Time

6/7/21

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

June 2

8:50 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

June 3

10:20 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

June 8

8 a.m.

New Student Family Orientation

June 8

12:30 p.m.

New Student Family Orientation

June 9

8 a.m.

New Student Family Orientation

June 9

12:30 p.m.

New Student Family Orientation

BUSINESS OFFICE YEAR-END DUE DATES
As we approach the end of our fiscal year, which is Wednesday, June 30, please remember important due dates for procuring goods and services, processing travel expenses, utilizing your purchasing card and making budget transfers. A list of due dates can be found on the controller’s office webpage, in the Useful Forms drop-down box.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Controller

CREATING AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR YOUR BUSINESS
A well-written handbook that reflects your culture and values should be customized for your business. This program can help provide the essentials for creating an employee handbook including temporary or revised COVID-19 policies such as leave of absence, telecommuting, dress code, PPE, flex schedules, OSHA and ADA accommodations. Learn why it’s important to have a handbook and what to include. This one-hour webinar will take place 10 a.m., Thursday, June 3, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28072.
     Zachary Balla, Kutztown 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.