Daily Brief

March 3, 2020

Mock Police Oral Board Interviews

The Department of Criminal Justice and Kutztown University Police department hosted mock police oral board interviews Feb. 19. Members of Kutztown University Police Department, Kutztown Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Quakertown Police Department (KU alumni) and Warrington Police Department (KU alumni) conducted oral boards with criminal justice students to prepare them for their first interviews in the police- hiring process. The board was criminal statute, scenario-based with ethical decision-making processing. Upon completion, students were advised of their strengths and weaknesses. Students then had the opportunity to ask the panelists any questions to prepare them for their law enforcement careers.
      Kadee Crandall, Department of Criminal Justice


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

Slow-moving cold front and associated low pressure will bring ample clouds and showers today. Not expecting a total washout, but it’ll be damp with some parts of the day wetter than others. Still mild. Highs in the upper 50s.


March 3, 2-3 p.m.
April 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President

March 3
KU Campus Store Customer Appreciation Day is today. Stop down at the KU Campus Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spin our prize wheel to get discounts and win other cool giveaways. You may even be lucky enough to win a free GoPro. There will be free pizza supplied by Camillo's Pizza and entertainment provided by Kutztown University Radio.
      KU Campus Store

March 5
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “#EachforEqual” and is drawn from the idea of collective individualism. Stop by our table, 10 a.m., Thursday, March 5, in the lobby of Old Main, to learn more about this annual event, and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women in our own community.
      Diane Biehl, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

March 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available for senators in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
      AnnMarie Cordner, University Senate

March 19
APSCUF director of Labor Relations, Sara Miller, will be visiting Kutztown University, 12:15-2:15 p.m.,Thursday, March 19, in 22 Rohrbach Library. She will be available to answer any general contract questions. If you wish to have a 10-15 minute one-on-one with Miller, please contact APSCUF-KU office manager, Sarra Guissé at apscufku@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4277.
      Sarra Guissé, APSCUF-KU


Nominations are now open for upcoming vacancies on the:
- Committee on Committees (one tenure or tenure track faculty rep on COC; one professional staff member).
- Grade Appeal Board: three tenured faculty reps (one LAS; one COE; one graduate faculty).
- Strategic Planning and Resources Committee: two faculty representatives, tenured or tenure track, (one COE; one VPA).
- University Senate: two at-large faculty representatives.
- University Senate: one at-large professional staff representative.
All eligible colleagues are encouraged to nominate for the elections that will follow.
For position questions contact Mauricia John at john@kutztown.edu.
For technical issues contact Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.
     Mauricia John, University Senate

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To


Facilities Construction Project Manager

Full Time



Temp PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time



Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Full Time


19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time


     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources


March 3

11 a.m.

DSO Session: Animals on Campus
101 Academic Forum

March 3

11 a.m.

Safe Space Training
312 McFarland Student Union

March 3

2 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

March 3

7 p.m.

Time for Action: KU Joins Climate Movement
145 Boehm Science Center

March 4

11 a.m.

FDI: Underground Railroad
223 McFarland Student Union (change of location)

March 5

11 a.m.

Ethical Leadership and Organizational Cynicism
120 Sharadin Arts Building

March 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

March 8–15


Spring Break
Administrative Offices Open

In the fall, the whole State System embarked on an effort to better measure and understand employee culture and to what level our faculty and staff feel engaged with efforts to improve and transform the State System and our 14 universities. All employees were invited to participate in a systemwide online survey, and about half did. That remarkable level of participation underscores the importance of this issue and signals a widespread interest among our employees to engage.

The system-level results from the survey were shared at the Board of Governors meeting in January, and now I am sharing our university-level data with you. The data we’ve collected will help us develop the proper roadmap for reaching our destination – a place where all employees feel engaged and understand how they contribute to our shared vision. I look forward to continued conversations as this work proceeds.

The following links will lead to our university-level data detail for Faculty and Staff. These links require Kutztown University credentials; you will need to be on campus or connected via VPN.
     Kenneth S. Hawkinson, President

March 3
Please encourage your students to join us 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 183 McFarland Student Union, for an event about navigating a career as a woman, especially in careers that are "beyond pink-collar jobs" in male-dominated fields. This event will feature a speaker who has started her own business, a panel discussion of women who work in male-dominated fields and a workshop on salary negotiation to combat the gender wage gap. There will be a free brunch for all who attend.
     Lyn McQuaid, KU Chapter of the Association of Women in Mathematics

March 3
Join us for Safe Space Training, 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 312 McFarland Student Union. The mission of the Safe Space program is to provide education and resources to the campus community as a means to create a safe and nurturing environment, free of discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual or gender identity. Respond to glbtqresourcecenter@kutztown.edu to attend this session. The GLBTQ Resource Center staff is also available to provide this training for classes, residence halls or clubs who would like to learn about being an advocate for the GLBTQ+ community.
     Diane Biehl, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

March 3
Join the Office of Disability Services, 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 101 Academic Forum. Learn about the important role that emotional support and service animals play in assisting individuals with physical and mental impairments. The session will include a discussion of the laws that govern these animals, where they are permitted to go on campus, as well as KU policy and practices that ensure the safety of the animals and campus community.
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

March 3
Please join Kutztown graduate and climate advocate Shana Rose and a panel of speakers, including KU students and staff, local activists and sustainability professionals and community and faith leaders, as they discuss how the university and the greater community can join the global climate movement. The event will be hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown, Sunrise Movement Berks and Reading for 100, 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 145 Boehm Science Center.
     Richard S. Courtney, Department of Geography


March 16, Application Deadline
Student Commencement Speaker applications are being accepted from graduating seniors. The application deadline is Monday, March 16. Faculty, please encourage students to find more information and an application at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html.
     Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

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

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.