Daily Brief

March 10, 2021

Picture of hand decorated card promoting health and wellness. Card features a purple stamped square with a yellow, purple and blue mandala with the words "Inhale Joy" at the top left corner and the words "Exhale Sadness" at the bottom right corner.

WEATHER

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

High pressure continues its dominance. Sunny skies and very pleasant springlike conditions are expected. High temperature near 60. Winds south at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SOURCEPOINT TRAINING – BEGINS NEXT WEEK
Training for the new procurement software, SourcePoint, will begin Monday, March 15. If you received an invitation from the regional procurement office, please make sure to register for a time slot as soon as possible. An invitation was sent to individuals that were designated in one of the following areas: requestor, approver and receiver. If you did not receive an email, or have any questions, please contact Angela Jackson at AJackson@passhe.edu. SourcePoint will go live Monday, April 12.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Comptroller

BUSINESS SMART: GET GOING WITH RESOURCES
March 16
Do you know what ongoing requirements your business needs? Find out what organizations and resources are available to you in realizing your dream of business ownership. Discover what financing options your business can take advantage of in our last webinar in this three-part SBA series, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 16. Presented by SBA economic development and lender relations specialist, Kim Stout.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27544
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

NATIONAL SBDC DAY: TOP DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS
March 17
As COVID-19 continues to push people outside of their comfort zones, businesses and nonprofits that are pivoting to a digital-first marketing strategy have been able to survive and even thrive in the transformed marketplace. Join us for this one-hour webinar, led by Constant Contact expert Dawn Wivell, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, March 17.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27880
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

HOW TO PROTECT & GROW THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS
March 17
In this webinar we help business owners understand the value of their business today, as well as how to take advantage of the abundance of opportunities that exist for business owners to protect and grow their business value. Presented by Ace Parker, executive marketing director at the Starr Justice Law Firm, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 17.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27803
      Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY BAGPIPE CONCERT
March 17
The Kutztown Pipe Band, a student group at Kutztown University and community group in the Borough of Kutztown, will host an outdoor bagpipe concert, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, in front of Schaeffer Auditorium (weather dependent).
http://faculty.kutztown.edu/sherrod/kpb2021.jpg
     Laura Sherrod, Kutztown Pipe Band

WOMEN VETERANS VIRTUAL TRIBUTE EVENT
March 18
Please join us during our no-cost virtual event 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 18. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the ‘Small’ Wins,” we have along our journey toward success. Our guest speaker is retired Command Sgt. Maj. Dr. Karen Archondidis, chief academic officer, Army Medical Department Noncommissioned Officer Academy and professor, educational leadership, Trident University International. One Financial Services Military Scholarship will be presented to our 2021 Kutztown University scholarship recipient. Please RSVP by Friday, March 12: https://forms.gle/2UJagXM9CbdiUvdS6. A gift will be given to the first 50 registrants. Contact us with any questions, 610-683-4228.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/military-and-veterans-services/events-and-career-tools/spring-2021-(events-and-tools).html
     Office of Veterans Services

HEATHER OSBORN EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
March 22
The College of Education announces Heather Osborn will defend her Doctor of Education dissertation, "The Writing for Healing and Transformation Project,” 1 p.m., Monday, March 22, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

SECOND VIRTUAL ACCEPTED-STUDENT DAY
March 27
Admissions will be hosting our second Virtual Accepted-Student Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 27. Thank you to all offices and departments involved in making this a success to our students. For questions or more details, please reach out to Elyse Levandowski at levandow@kutztown.edu.
     Elyse Levandowski, Office of Admissions

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2022 CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD

The Chambliss Faculty Research Award was inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss and is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship. The 2021 awardees are Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy, and Dr. Albert Fu, Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Each award includes an engraved medal, a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of $250. Each awardee is expected to present a lecture on his or her work in spring or fall 2022. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center, by Monday, April 5.
     Carole Wells, Office of Academic Affairs

UNIVERSITY SENATE AT-LARGE SENATOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now open for upcoming vacancies for University Senate at-large:
– Faculty representatives (2) https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/469661
– University Senate at-large professional staff representative (3) https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/469662
All eligible colleagues are encouraged to nominate for the elections that will follow. For position questions contact senate@kutztown.edu. For technical issues, contact Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.
     Cara Cotellese, University Senate

FACULTY AND STAFF: JOIN PSECU, GET $250
PSECU is currently featuring an exciting new promotion for faculty and staff. Open a free checking account with debit card, activate online/mobile banking and set up an employer direct deposit(s) of at least $200 per month to receive the $250 offer. Visit www.psecu.com/promo and enter code FS250 for full rules and to apply. PSECU is a not-for-profit credit union providing free checking, free bill-payer service, cash rewards for debit and credit card usage, ATM rebates, competitive loan rates and more. Membership means more freedom, more flexibility - and more money that stays in your wallet. https://www.psecu.com/promo
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 10

All Day

Wellness Day
No Classes

Mar. 11

11 a.m.

GRIT Chat, Celebrating Resiliency
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94784443050

Mar. 11

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Meeting
Zoom link

Mar. 11

11 a.m.

CET Spring Workshop: Rhodes / Scott / Green
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Mar. 11

3 p.m.

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

Mar. 14

3 p.m.

KU Band Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

Mar. 15

5 p.m.

Local 2234 Membership Meeting
Zoom: link will be sent

Mar. 15

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic

Mar. 17

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register by e-mail: socialequity@kutztown.edu

Mar. 17

5:30 p.m.

Saint Patrick's Day Bagpipe Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium, front (weather dependent)

Mar. 18

11 a.m.

Women Veterans Virtual Tribute Event
Zoom link mailed after registration

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 10

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. Shepherd
Keystone Field (Live Stats / Video)

Mar. 12

2:30 p.m.

SB vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats / Video)

Mar. 13

1 p.m.

WLAX vs. Georgian Court (Senior Day)
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Mar. 13

1 p.m.

BASE vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)

ATHLETIC EVENTS SPECTATOR POLICY ISSUED
The KU athletic department announced 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. A limited capacity crowd of senior student-athlete parents will be permitted to attend the Senior Day ceremony of their respective son or daughter, a process that will be handled through an internal ticketing system. Spectator seating areas will not be accessible at this time; however, Kutztown University will continue to monitor the situation throughout the semester and relay any changes to policies on its official athletics website, KUBears.com, and its athletic social media channels.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

SPIN TO WIN FREE PRIZES AT KU CAMPUS STORE
March 10
Stop in 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, to spin the prize wheel to win free prizes. One day only. https://www.kubstore.com
    KU Campus Store

SPECIAL CLEARANCE SALE FOR MARCH 10 WELLNESS DAY
$5 | $10 | $15 | $20 | $25: Clearance sale in store only. Sale ends Wednesday, March 10. 
    KU Campus Store

CET SPRING WORKSHOP
March 11
The CET is pleased to offer the spring workshop "Teams or D2L/Zoom: One or the Other or Both?” presented by Dr. C.J. Rhoads, together with Douglas Scott and Jared Green from the Office of Distance Education, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 11. This CET workshop can be accessed through the Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you then.
      Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

GRIT CHAT, CELEBRATING RESILIENCY
March 11
Take a friendly break and chat about all the good in resiliency, prizes and fun. Session one of a four series, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 11. (To access Kutztown's Zoom meeting space, please login using the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us).
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health Promotion Services

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB
March 11
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, March 11, to discuss, “QAnon, Cognitive Dissonance and the Second Coming: What happens when you believe in a prediction and then you believe it has been refuted?” All are welcome. Zoom meeting: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98035016433?pwd=QjdSMDcyQk5Rd1VlMzFLeHdiVnVtQT09
Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services prior to the event at 610-683-4108, dso@kutztown.edu or TDD number 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

March 26 - deadline
Please share with students: Student Commencement Speaker applications are being accepted from graduating seniors. The application deadline is Friday, March 26. Interested students can find more information and an application at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html.
     Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

ADVISOR NEEDED

Sigma Alpha Epsilon is in need of a faculty or staff advisor to remain active on campus. If interested, please contact Larsen Berman, lberm537@live.kutztown.edu. SAE was colonized in 2008, and chartered in 2010. With active members and the help of several local alumni, we have held countless successful fundraisers, community service and philanthropy events, most notably our Boxer Trot which raised over $10,000 for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. On campus and in the community, we are one of the most active student organizations, participating alongside other fraternities and sororities in events like the annual KU Cleanup. More information about the role of a student organization advisor can be found here.
    Amanda Garcia, Greek Life

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

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

3/14/21

2021-0008

Associate Director for Financial Aid Operations

Full Time

3/12/21

2021-0009 (internal)

Academic Department Secretary - Business Administration (internal)

Full Time

3/15/21

2021-0007

Associate State Director of Financial Management

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time

3/21/21

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager

Full Time

3/21/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

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.

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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.