Daily Brief

March 1, 2021

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40TH ANNUAL JOB FAIR FOR EDUCATORS
Kutztown University's Career Development Center is set to host the 40th annual Job Fair for Educators Monday, March 8, as part of the university's Internship and Job Fair week, March 8-11, for university students and alumni. All events are virtual and registration is required at http://www.kutztown.edu/handshake. The Job Fair for Educators will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 8, with more than 90 school districts attending. KU’s Job Fair for Educators has been connecting school districts from across the country with education students and alumni for four decades. Career fairs are open to the entire student body, primarily juniors and seniors looking to begin their internship and job search, as well as university alumni. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Residual rain and shower activity in the morning before sky conditions improve by the afternoon. Big story will be the winds. Blustery conditions are expected. High temperature in the upper-40s. Winds northwest at 15-25 mph, gusting to 35 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Effective Monday, March 1, please submit all travel request and expense reports through the Travel Management System available in the Employee Self Serve Portal (ESS) for reimbursement. The use of all overnight and non-overnight carbon forms is discontinued. Reference guides for the TMS are available on the Accounts Payable’s Overnight and Non-Overnight travel expense reimbursement webpages. Please email questions to Accounts Payable at apinvoice@kutztown.edu.
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

SAFE SPACE TRAINING
March 4
Are you interested in being Safe Space trained? An in-person training will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 4, in 103 Academic Forum. Professors please share with your students. https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6955164
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

FAREWELL TO MARIA HERNANDEZ
Gratitude and best of luck is extended to Maria Hernandez as she transitions her career and leaves Kutztown University. Maria began working at KU in August 2005 as the executive assistant to the vice president of Finance and Administration. She has been serving as my assistant and coordinating non-faculty study abroad and exchange programs since August 2020. It's been a pleasure to work with Maria over the years. Please join me thanking her for her years of service to KU and wishing her well. Messages can be sent via email to hernande@kutztown.edu or if you would like to stop by individually, her office is on the first floor of the Multicultural Center. Her last day is Friday, March 5.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

ELIZABETH EHRIG SCHUCKER EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
March 8
The College of Education announces Elizabeth Ehrig Schucker will defend her Doctor of Education dissertation, "Changed Agents: Cultivating Students’ Civic Identity Through Participation in a Social Justice-Themed Book Club as a Subversive Approach to Critical Literacy in Education,” at 9:30 a.m., Monday, March 8, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

STATE SYSTEM CHANCELLOR OPEN FORUM
March 11
State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein will visit Kutztown University virtually Thursday, March 11. An open forum will be held for the campus community 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom: https://passhe.zoom.us/j/95568774443.
     KU Office of University Relations

SAVE THE DATE: THE CET SUMMER TEACHING CONFERENCE
CET board members are currently planning a virtual summer conference to be held June 2 and 3. It will be a day and a half event. More details will follow. We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference. Thank you.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION RESEARCH PUBLICATION
My Millersville University and Stroud Water Research Center colleagues and I published the following article about student teaching during COVID-19. Published Feb. 17, the topic is timely as it relates to our current COVID-19 existence. "Uncharted WATERS: Sustaining a Meaningful Student Teaching Experience Amidst a Global Pandemic via an Online STEM Curriculum" published to Current Issues in Middle Level Education. Digital link: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cimle/vol25/iss2/3.
     Cynthia Stunkard, Department of Special Education

PSECU LAUNCHES STUDENT FINANCIAL FITNESS CHALLENGE
PSECU wants to help students make the most of their money. The first 2,021 students to complete the PSECU Financial Fitness Challenge will receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card claim code. It's easy and fun, and they don't need to be a PSECU member to participate. If you feel this interactive and informative challenge would benefit your students, please share our registration link with them. How it works: students will complete four financial education modules between Monday, Feb. 22, and Friday, March 19. Each module only takes a few minutes to complete. Once they've completed all requirements of the challenge, they'll receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card claim code via email.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 1

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic-YouTube

Mar. 4

11 a.m.

Safe Space Training
103 Academic Forum: Sign in to RSVP

Mar. 4

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Zoom Link: Passcode: 400956

Mar. 4

6:30 p.m.

Free Virtual Yoga
Register here

Mar. 8

9:30 a.m.

Elizabeth Ehrig Schucker Edd Dissertation Defense
Click here for more information

Mar. 8

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic-YouTube

Mar. 10

All Day

Wellness Day
No Classes

Mar. 11

3 p.m.

State System Chancellor Open Forum
https://passhe.zoom.us/j/95568774443

WATCH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR RENEE HELLERT'S INTRO PRESS CONFERENCE
Kutztown University introduced new athletic director Renee Hellert with a virtual press conference Friday, Feb. 26. If you missed the Facebook Live event, watch it here on the KU Athletics YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/8H-o9UAP0WQ.  https://KUBears.com
     Matt Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

Rectangular image with maroon background. On the left, is the PSAC logo, an outline of the keystone state with the letters P, S, A and C, in between the upper an lower border. To the left, is the Kutztown University Athletic logo, the face of a golden bear.

ATHLETIC EVENTS RETURN; SPECTATOR POLICY ISSUED
Kutztown University athletics is primed for a return to competition following a near year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department announced Friday, Feb. 26, that spectators will not be permitted at home sporting events to start the spring season, placing the health and safety of Golden Bear student athletes, coaches and staff at the forefront of its decision. Additionally, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) also issued its return to play guidelines, Friday, including alterations to championship formats for a number of spring sports. Read the full release: https://bit.ly/3dQSg0Ihttps://KUBears.com
     Matt Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

MOCK INTERVIEW MANIA FOR STUDENTS
Staff and faculty, please encourage students to participate in Mock-Interview Mania, which is online this semester. Juniors and seniors can complete one, approximately 15-20 minute, recorded mock interview, and a friendly, experienced employer will review and comment on it. Your students can sign up by sending careerhelp@kutztown.edu an email with their interest. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, March 10. These mock interviews are general in nature and are a great opportunity for students to practice interviewing. Contact the Career Development Center with any questions.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

BUSINESS SMART: GET SET ON FINANCIAL LITERACY

March 2
What are the fundamentals of financial literacy for your business? Discover how to prepare your company to be credit-ready and explore conventional and non-traditional sources of financing available to new or established small businesses. Our second webinar in this three-part SBA series covers the information and documentation businesses need in order to apply for a loan. Find out what lenders look for in a borrower’s experience and in a loan application. Presented by SBA economic development and lender relations specialist Kim Stout, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 2.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27543
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

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.