Daily Brief

March 16, 2021

Headshot images of Dr. Fred Redekop on the left and a separate image of Dr. Sally Hyatt on the right.

KUDOS: COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
KUDOS, Kutztown University’s Dedication to Outstanding Service, focuses on university administrative and academic offices and the individuals within them, giving the campus community a look inside the working areas on campus. This week, we sat down with KU's Department of Counselor Education and Student Affairs. Kutztown University Radio spoke with professors Dr. Fred Redekop and Dr. Sally Hyatt. Listen on Spotify.
      Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

A sculpture is in the right forefront of the image. Illustrations of different mediums hang on the white walls of the gallery.

SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBITION IN MILLER GALLER
The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition is now on view in the Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building. The exhibition is open to the public until March 21. The Scholastic Awards program is the most prestigious art competition for students in the country. KU is now the coordinator for our region, offering the jurying, exhibition and the awards ceremony. The East Central Pennsylvania affiliate has awarded students from more than 18 local schools with Gold and Silver Keys and thousands of dollars in awards and scholarships. Top winners in our region go on to compete nationally with an exhibition at Parsons School of Design and a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday 2-4 p.m.
https://kuztownuniversitycvpa.padlet.org/kumillergallery/gu8xqnhwvli5rixe
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Lots of clouds with a light wintry mix possible at times from a weak low-pressure system. With the strong March sun angle, we’re not expecting significant travel concerns. It is always good to use extra caution anytime wintry precipitation falls. Highs will top off at about 38 degrees, which is 10 to 12 degrees below normal for this time of year.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

BUSINESS SKILLS FOR SUCCESS (EIGHT-WEEK SERIES)
March 18
The Business Skills for Success (English) is an eight-week webinar series that is for early stage and existing business owners who want to take their business to the next level. During the first class, participants will select special topics that they desire to deep dive into as a cohort. At the last session, participants will present their pitch. The cost is $25. Participants may qualify for the fee to be waived. Series begins 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 18. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27785
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

EDUCATION ENTERPRISE IN TRANSITION: CALL TO ACTION
March 19
“Education Enterprise in Transition: A Call to Action," 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 19. The Department of Social Work’s 17th annual Community Forum will feature topics that include History of School Social Work; Center for the Study of School Social Work; School Safety; Mental Health Utilization and the State of School Social Work in Pennsylvania, with Pennsylvania’s acting Secretary of Education Noe Ortega. This annual event seeks to promote best practices and a systemic, ethical response to regional needs, with social work professionals serving as catalysts to build and strengthen alliances that benefit the families and children of the region. To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021SWKCF.
     Sharon Lyter, Community Forum Chair, Department of Social Work

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK 2021
March 23-26
Join the College of Business, KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, KU SBDC and Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce as we host Entrepreneurship Week 2021, March 23-26. During this week we facilitate workshops, panels and presentations that provide students and the local community with insight, strategies and tools from experts to launch or boost their business. Our 2021 theme is “Adapting in a Changing Business Landscape.”  http://www.kutztown.edu/EntrepreneurshipWeek
     Paige Brookins, College of Business

THE POWER OF THE INBOX
March 24
This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing and the five easy steps you must take to harness the power of the inbox. Led by Constant Contact expert, Dawn Wivell, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 24.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27771
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE DISCUSSION SERIES
March 30
The Frederick Douglass Institute would like to invite you to the second discussion series of spring 2021. Dr. Amber Jean-Marie Pabon will present, “Sistering, Daughtering, and Mothering Through a Racial Pandemic: How African American Virtual Literature Circles Get Us Through,” 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91981541381?pwd=aDRDdGI4d096RlZ3NHZCS2RrdWFjdz09
     Yessica Gutierrez, The Frederick Douglass Institute

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

2021-0017

NEW - Budget/Grant Analyst/Training Compliance Director

Full Time

3/28/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

3/28/21

2021-0007

Associate State Director of Financial Management

Full Time

Continuous

2021-0008

Associate Director for Financial Aid Operations

Full Time

3/28/21

2021-0004

2021 Temporary Summer Painters

Temporary Full Time

3/21/21

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

5/31/21

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager

Full Time

3/21/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 17

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Registration: socialequity@kutztown.edu

Mar. 17

5:30 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Bagpipe Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium, front lawn (weather dependent)

Mar. 18

11 a.m.

Women Veterans Virtual Tribute Event
Virtual

Mar. 18

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Committee Meetings
Zoom: Meeting ID: 953 7254 4741 Passcode: 968193

Mar. 18

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Plenary Session
Zoom: Meeting ID: 923 6949 3795 Passcode: 124507

Mar. 19

8:30 a.m.

17th Annual Social Work Community Forum
Virtual

Mar. 19

10 a.m.

Daniel Metzger Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

Mar. 22

1 p.m.

Heather Osborn Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

Mar. 22

2 p.m.

Provost Search Candidate A
Virtual

Mar. 22

12:30 p.m.

Mindy McCormick, DSW dissertation defense
Zoom: Meeting ID: 955 9229 8621 Passcode: 404332

Mar. 22

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic

Mar. 23-26

 

Kutztown University Entrepreneurship Week 2021
http://www.kutztown.edu/EntrepreneurshipWeek

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 16

2 p.m.

SB vs. Bloomfield (DH)
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Mar. 17

3 p.m.

BB vs. Chestnut Hill
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

Mar. 19

2:30 p.m.

BB vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

Mar. 20

1 p.m.

SB vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
March 17
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship Policies, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register by email with socialequity@kutztown.edu.
     Danielle Santos, Office of Social Equity

EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL WORK INFORMED CURRICULUM
March 22
The Department of Social Work announces Mindy McCormick, BSW, MSW, will defend the Doctor of Social Work dissertation, "Effectiveness of a Social Work Informed Casework Training Curriculum for Paraprofessionals in Non-Profit Social Service Agencies," 12:30-2:30 p.m., Monday, March 22, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95592298621
Meeting ID: 955 9229 8621 Passcode: 404332
     Janice Gasker and Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

PROVOST SEARCH

Kutztown University welcomes candidates for the position of provost. We invite the faculty and staff to meet the candidates at the open sessions listed below. Information on each candidate will be made available the day prior to their campus visit.
– Candidate A: 2 p.m., Monday, March 22.
– Candidate B: 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 24.
– Candidate C: 2 p.m., Friday, March 26.
– Candidate D: 2 p.m., Monday, March 29.
     Warren Hilton, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR MILITARY BENEFITS USERS
April 8 and 9
Priority registration for student veterans and eligible students using their parent's transferred military benefits is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9. Early registration ensures students can enroll into required classes timely, prior to exhausting their military benefits. Eligible students are notified of their priority registration appointment through their MyKU student account. To register early, students must meet with and be cleared by their advisor before their registration appointment. Professors, advisors and Green Zone Advocates please encourage students to meet with their advisors in March or at least three days before their registration appointment. Contact the Office of Veterans Services for more information.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/military-and-veterans-services/policies-and-legislation.html
     Office of Veterans Services

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

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.