Daily Brief

March 23, 2021

Screenshot of Zoom meeting with three rows of four people and a 13th person in the fourth row.

ALLENTOWN SUPERINTENDENT PARKER VISITS M.ED. COURSE
On March 17, Dr. Amber Pabon and students enrolled in Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking in a Standards-Aligned System hosted guest speaker superintendent Thomas Parker of the Allentown School District. Mr. Parker shared his pathway from rural Mississippi classrooms to principalships in Michigan and his superintendency in Allentown. As the youngest and first African American superintendent in ASD, Parker engaged a robust discussion about social capital, courageous conversations, relentless advocacy and equity. One statement that stood out was "Equity is providing kids with what they need, when they need it." The M.Ed. in Secondary Education with Initial Certification appreciates superintendent Parker's commitment to schools.
     Amber Pabon, Department of Secondary Education

Artistic photo of trees in a forest.

KU ARTISTS AT JURIED DELAWARE COUNTY EXHIBITION
March 25
Dale Parson, professor of computer science and information technology, art major Danielle Hermans Schwesinger, and art alumni Noelle Cheh and Devon Stackonis are exhibiting original pieces at the 215|610 Contemporary Juried Exhibition, with the gallery now online. The free “Virtual Juror’s Talk,” 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, by juror Christina Vassallo requires pre-registration. The image shown is Parson's State Game Lands Number 106 from a photo taken during a hike in northern Berks County.
     Dale Parson, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

WEATHER

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

High pressure brings another very nice day after any patchy morning fog burns off. Highs will once again be in the low 60s. You might notice an increase in some cloud cover as the day progresses from an approaching low-pressure system.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CET SPRING PANEL DISCUSSION
March 23
The CET is pleased to offer the spring panel discussion "Strategies for Facilitating a Successful Learning Community," presented by Drs. Lisa Frye, Yoon Mi Kim, Julie Palkendo, and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 23. This CET session can be accessed through the Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you then.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
March 25
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, March 25, with a discussion on: “The Android Problem: Do androids have moral worth? Does Aristotelian virtue require us to treat androids like humans to habituate moral action?” Click here for the Zoom meeting.
All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ku.philosophyclub
     Henry Winkleman and Allan Bäck, Philosophy Club

VIRTUAL EASTER ON THE FARM
March 27
As the days grow longer with winter behind us, it seems everyone is eager to move forward to spring and warmer weather. We are celebrating this change in season with Virtual Easter on the Farm. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Videos will be streamed on Facebook Live. We hope you will join us for a day of regional Eastertime traditions.
     Naomi Pauley, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

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

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 and Friday, April 8 and 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

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

2021-0022

Assistant Director of Hispanic/Latino Recruitment

Full Time

4/5/21

2021-0017

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

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

5/31/21

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

March 23-26

 

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

March 23

11 a.m.

CET Panel Discussion
Zoom

March 24

2 p.m.

Canceled - Provost Search Candidate B
Zoom Meeting

March 25

2 p.m.

University Curriculum Committee
Zoom

March 26

2 p.m.

Provost Search Candidate C
Zoom Meeting

March 27

10 a.m.

Easter on the Farm
Virtual https://www.facebook.com/PGCHC

March 29

1 p.m.

Cathy Shappell Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

March 29

2 p.m.

Provost Search Candidate D
Zoom Meeting

Photo of coach Judy Lawes in a softball field.

A KUTZTOWN LEGACY: JUDY LAWES REACHES MILESTONE
Judy Lawes has worn many hats in the world of athletics. The Kutztown University softball head coach has been a coach for three different Golden Bear programs and has also been an assistant athletic director in her 34 years in Maroon and Gold. But her legacy will always be in the dugout and on the diamond, guiding the KU softball team, a post she has had since the spring of 1988.
     CJ Hemerly, Sports Information

Date

Time

Event

March 23

2:30 p.m.

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

March 23

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

March 25

2 p.m.

M/W TEN vs. Millersville
Keystone Courts

March 26

Noon

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

March 27

1 p.m.

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

March 27

1 p.m.

WLAX vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

KU GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR
March 24
The Career Development Center is partnering with Graduate Admissions to offer a KU-only Graduate School Fair, 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, via Zoom. Please inform your students. The following programs are hosting breakout sessions after the opening presentation: Master of Art Education, Master of Arts in English, Master of Business Administration, Master of Computer Science, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Science in School Counseling, Master of Education with Secondary Education, Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work and Reading Specialist Certification. http://www.kutztown.edu/careercenter
      Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

CAMPUS BLOOD DRIVE

March 25
Our next campus blood drive is scheduled noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in the O’Pake Field House. Open to all students, staff, faculty and the public, new and returning donors are welcome. Pre-registration is required at: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81786.
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center/Student Volunteer Coalition

PAYROLL: DIY OR OUTSOURCE

March 25
Learn the elements that go in to deciding whether to do your company’s payroll in house or outsource to a payroll company. Presented by Lauren Drury, payroll administrator at Doublestar, Inc., 10-11 a.m., Thursday, March 25. This event is paid for in part by CARES Act funding.  https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27784
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

ENGAGE! BUSINESS & MANUFACTURING ROUNDTABLE
March 25
Learn how SEO fits into your larger digital marketing strategy and the top tactics that most businesses are not leveraging properly to improve their SEO performance, 1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25.  https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27894
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

March 26
Please inform your graduating seniors, student commencement speaker applications are being accepted through Friday, March 26. For more information and an application go to: https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html
      Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

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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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.