Daily Brief

March 3, 2021

Image of Leffler’s walnut-crusted Cornish hen, black beluga lentil-oat cake, scratch-made Dopplebock ricotta cheese with hot mustard and gai lan.

KU CHEF FEATURED IN FOOD MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTER
"At Food Management, we first discovered Chef Ben Leffler through our annual Best Sandwiches competition, in which his bold barbecue sandwich, the Grizz, caught our attention. Leffler, Aramark chef manager at Kutztown University, has a lot more than just barbecue know-how going on. He’s been working through the ever-changing world of college dining during the coronavirus pandemic, with students less able to interact and connect with each other, let alone the dining team." Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure will make for a pleasant weather day. Ample sunshine is expected. High temperature near 50. Winds west at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPLIFTING WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE
March 3
Join us, 1 p.m., today, March 3, via Zoom: ID 996 2541 8214. “Uplifting Women in the Workplace” explores sexism and microaggressions in a workplace. Christina Terraces, Career Development Center graduate assistant, will also present how women can move up in their jobs, be successful and feel a sense of empowerment. Professors please share with your students. This program is a collaboration with the Career Development Center and the Women's Center. https://www.instagram.com/p/CL5MVollpgc/
      Diane Biehl, The Women’s Center

FREE VIRTUAL YOGA
March 4
Join us for an online yoga class led by KU alumna Andie Schwartz ʼ97, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4. This event is complimentary and will be held via Zoom. All attendees will be entered into a random drawing for an Amazon $50 gift card. https://www.kuf.org/events/2021/2021event_yoga
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
March 8
This year's theme is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” We will celebrate how womanhood and self-care is experienced around the globe.
– Stop in the Women's Center to learn more and to pick up a self-care bag, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 8, 126 Old Main.
– Join us for an online presentation and discussion on "Discovering your Femininity," 5 p.m., Monday, March 8, via Zoom. ID 970 2081 3001
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/womens-center/upcoming-events.html
     Diane Biehl, The Women’s Care Center

AUTO BUYING WEBINAR PRESENTED BY PSECU
March 9
As one of the top auto lenders in Pennsylvania, we know a lot about the buying process. Because of this, we are presenting a free auto buying webinar at noon, Tuesday, March 9. To access, please register via the provided link. We will cover:
– Tips for buying a new or used vehicle.
– Financial considerations of auto buying.
– Differences between buying and leasing.
– What to expect when shopping for a vehicle online.
You are invited to attend and to share this invite with anyone who may be interested. Attendance is open to all, even those who aren't PSECU members. Registration link: https://campaign.documatix.com/DM/DPS/WebForms/WebForm/5E810CCEDA43C9F2
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

MOCK INTERVIEW MANIA FOR STUDENTS
March 10 - deadline
Please encourage students to participate in the online Mock-Interview Mania. Juniors and seniors can complete one, approximately 15-20 minute, recorded mock interview. 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

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
March 10
Join us, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about starting a business or who are in the early stages of starting. Our experts consist of a Penn State Legal Clinic lawyer and an U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) economic development specialist who will discuss legal, financing and free resources that are available to you to help make your dream of starting a business a success. Topics typically covered include LLC's vs. corporations, independent contractors vs. employee, business planning and SBA financing. Presented by Penn State Law and the SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27768
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

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

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

KUTZTOWN CATERING – ARAMARK
Are you planning an event or meeting on campus? Check out https://kutztown.catertrax.com/ for a full list of offerings including individually-packaged meals and snacks. Our services for spring 2021 also include buffet menus with additional safety standards in place to ensure your event is successful and give your guests peace of mind. Contact us at catering@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4680. As a reminder any university-sponsored event providing food must be ordered through Kutztown Catering (Aramark) unless prior approval has been granted by the Office of Housing, Dining and Residence Life. Exceptions to the contract include student organizations who meet specific guidelines.
     Julia Scheffler, Dining Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 3

1 p.m.

Uplifting Women in the Workplace
Zoom: ID 996 2541 8214

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

5 p.m.

Discovering your Femininity
Zoom: ID 970 2081 3001

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

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

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

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.