Daily Brief

May 11, 2021

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams holds his honorary doctorate, from Kutztown University, during KU's Class of 2020 commencement ceremony, Friday, May 7, 2021.

HONORARY DOCTORATE TO DR. NATHANIEL J. WILLIAMS
Kutztown University awarded Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams an honorary doctorate at the institution's Spring Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 7. Williams received a Doctor of Humane Letters during the Friday evening exercise for KU's Class of 2020 at KU's O'Pake Fieldhouse. Throughout his career, Williams has provided leadership in support of initiatives that benefit diverse community members. One of those organizations, ChildPromise, Inc., partnered with Kutztown University to present a one-of-a-kind support program for students who are current or former members of the foster care system. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Coach Judy Lawes (center) holds Resolution awarded by the Kutztown University Council of Trustees and President, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson. Director of athletics, Renee Hellert is on the left, and vice president for University Relations, Matt Santos is on the right.

COT, PRESIDENT ISSUE RESOLUTION HONORING COACH
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees and university president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson presented a resolution Thursday, April 29, honoring head softball coach Judy Lawes on winning her 1,000th career game earlier this season. Pictured with Lawes is Renee Hellert, director of athletics (left), and Matt Santos, vice president for University Relations and Athletics (right). Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Mix of clouds and sunshine today with continued unseasonably cool weather for mid May. Highs around 60 degrees with breezy west winds. A weak low pressure trough will pass by, bringing a two or three in ten chance for a brief sprinkle or shower, but I think many areas may remain totally dry throughout the day.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION BUILDING SUMMER HOURS
The McFarland Student Union will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union Operations

CORRECTION: ROHRBACH LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

During Summer Sessions (May 24-June 25, July 6-Aug. 6):
– 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
– 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday.
– Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Between Summer Sessions (May 10-23, June 26-July 4, Aug. 7-29):
– 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
– Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed May 31 and July 5.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

CS&IT DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the following Department of Computer Science and Information Technology  students on receiving the department’s Graduation Award for Academic Excellence:
– Olukemi Olaewe – B.S. computer science.
– Ben Fascelli – B.S. information technology.
– Faith Evans – M.S. computer science and information technology.
– Daniel Jones- M.S. computer science.
– Trisha Badlu – B.S., M.S. computer science.
– Bryan McNally – B.S., M.S. computer science.
– Christopher Kelly – B.S., M.S. computer science.
     Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

SHARED GOVERNANCE TASK FORCE-WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
The Shared Governance Task Force will examine the growth of KU’s shared governance and committee system. Members will be appointed to this one-year task force by Committee on Committees. Please use the following LINK: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/484255 to view the complete call and for the application process. If you have any questions, please respond to senate@kutztown.edu. The deadline for self-nominations is May 21.
     Deryl Johnson, University Senate

ONBOARDING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
This webinar can help you set up the best remote onboarding program for your company. Presented 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, May 19, by Lois Bradley a small business expert and coach who has worked with entrepreneurs to start and develop their business:
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28071
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

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

2021-0034

NEW - Acquisitions and Cataloging Technician (internal)

Full Time

5/14/21

2021-0040

NEW - Administrative Assistant for Student Conduct (internal)

Full Time

5/14/21

2021-0036

PT Assistant Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach

Temporary Part Time

5/23/21

2021-0031

Groundskeeper / Laborer

Full Time

5/23/21

2021-0032

Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Full Time

5/23/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

5/31/21

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

OOC 2021-004

Director, Accounting & Financial Analysis

Full Time

5/23/21

OOC 2021-005

Assistant Director of Group Benefits & Retirement Programs

Full Time

5/16/21

OOC 2021-006

Staff Attorney

Full Time

5/23/21

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 13

2 p.m.

Daniel E. McClary ED.D. Dissertation Defense
Virtual

CLINICAL SERVICES SUMMER HOURS
May 10 - Aug 20
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 12:30-3:30 p.m., at the Health and Wellness Center, Beck Hall, first floor. Call 610-683-4082 to schedule a nursing appointment.
     Amanda Volkert, Health and Wellness Services

CAREER CENTER OFFERS BOOT CAMP FOR GRADUATES
The Career Development Center is offering a May Boot Camp for recent graduates via Zoom. This workshop series will be held each week in the month of May. Social media, job searching, interviewing, resumes and cover letters will be covered. Please encourage any recent graduate you know to attend. Dates and time are listed at: www.kutztown.edu/careercenter.
     Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

ACCOUNTING BASICS: 5 BEST TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW
We will guide you through five important tips for your business entity type in this webinar.
Learn more about best practices. Presented by Jeffrey Berdahl of RLB Accountants, 1-2 p.m., Thursday, May 13. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27813
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

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.