Daily Brief

March 2, 2021

College Hill Memorial Plaza with Schaeffer Auditorium barely visible in the background through the falling snow. Patches of red brick can be seen where snow is yet to stick.

KU CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2021
March is Women's History Month and Kutztown University has planned a variety of events to celebrate. Women's History Month began as a weeklong proclamation in 1980 by president Jimmy Carter. The week of March 8 was originally designated as National Women's History Week. The weekly recognition continued until 1987, when Congress passed public law to identify the entire month of March as Women's History Month. The Kutztown University Women's Center leads many of the efforts for Women's History Month and strives to create a campus culture that supports gender equity and inclusion. Learn more or get involved by clicking here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Fair skies, continued wind and cold today behind yesterday’s cold front. Highs in the mid-30s. Gusty northwest winds as high as 30 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
March 4
The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m., Thursday, March 4, via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472  Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472 Passcode: 400956. The agenda is on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and March 2021 SharePoint folder. Please email changes to any senate representative and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

EDUCATION ENTERPRISE IN TRANSITION: CALL TO ACTION
March 19
The Department of Social Work majors (BSW, MSW and DSW) are expected to attend the Department of Social Work 17th Annual Community Forum (Education Enterprise in Transition: A Call to Action) all day, in a virtual format, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 19. Please excuse students from classes. They will be responsible for making up any missed assignments. Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.
     John Vafeas, Department of Social Work

NOMINATIONS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES

Nominations are open for upcoming vacancies on the:
-Committee on Committees: (two tenure or tenure track faculty reps: COE and COB)
-Grade Appeal Board: (one tenured faculty rep: COB)
-Strategic Planning and Resources Committee: six faculty representatives, tenured or tenure track, (one COE; one VPA, two COB, one graduate faculty and one non-teaching)
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. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate/governance-committees.html
     Cara Cotellese, University Senate

REQUESTS FOR EVENT PARKING, BUILDING OPENING/CLOSING AND TICKETS
Please contact tickets@kutztown.edu for the following services:
– Blocking off parking spaces for events.
– Locking and unlocking buildings before 7 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and all weekend times.
– Parking enforcement questions and lot or parking space reservations should be directed to tickets@kutztown.edu.
– Authorization list, for student access to buildings after hours tickets@kutztown.edu.
All other questions for public safety should be directed to publicsafety@kutztown.edu.
     Public Safety and Police Services

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

2021-0009 (internal)

NEW - Academic Department Secretary - Business Administration (internal)

Full Time

3/15/21

2021-0008

NEW - Associate Director for Financial Aid

Full Time

3/12/21

2021-0007

Associate State Director of Financial Management

Full Time

3/8/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

3/14/21

2021-0004

2021 Temporary Summer Painters

Temporary Full Time

3/5/21

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coach Pool

Part Time

5/31/21

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

OOC 2021-02

Construction Contract Manager

Full Time

3/7/21

OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time

3/7/21

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

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

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

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY 101
March 3
Is social media worth your time? Can it really help grow your business? The answer is yes. Social media is the public personality of your enterprise, and it can bring people to your door. This workshop will cover how to assess if you are ready for social media; choose the right platforms; analyze your target audience and understand what content to share. Join us, 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 3. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27817
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

WORK SMARTER WITH GOOGLE'S TOOLS
March 3
You already use Google Workspace, Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Docs and more. Now what? This webinar will share productivity tips to help you work faster and smarter. You will learn how to organize emails into tasks in one step, use voice-to-text typing in Docs, create Calendar work blocks to manage your time and more. We will cover both free and paid features. Presented by Grow with Google, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 3. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27815
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

REOPENING AND STAYING OPEN DURING COVID
March 4
If you’re like many businesses, you are probably working overtime to navigate the ever-changing landscape created by COVID-19. Whether you’ve already reopened or will be opening this season, this quarter will be an ideal time to assess what you’ve experienced already and develop a strategic plan for the rest of the year. This session will help business owners – including retailers and restaurants – learn from the experience they’ve had over the season. Presented by Ace Parker, the executive marketing director at the Starr Justice Law Firm in Orlando, Florida, 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 4. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27802
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

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

MARCH CAREER FAIRS
Faculty and staff, please mention our upcoming Career Fairs in March to your students. Students can register and sign up for this semester's industry-specific career fairs. www.kutztown.edu/handshake (Log in as a student to your Handshake Account, Click “Events” then “Career Fair”)
– Job Fair for Educators: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Mar. 8.
– Human Services, Government and The Arts Fair: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 9.
– Business and Stem Fair: 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 11.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/career-development-center/handshake-(internships-and-jobs).html
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

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

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.