Daily Brief

May 12, 2021

Looking towards the stage, two Kutztown University graduates fist bump while seated socially distanced at the rear of the auditorium during commencement.

THANK YOU FROM THE KU COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE
A big thank you goes out to the many members of the KU community who worked so hard to make this May's commencement a true celebration for our graduates. COVID-19 made it challenging, but we all pulled together to show the amazingly-strong KU spirit. Many graduates and guests expressed their gratitude for the in-person ceremonies. The KU Commencement Committee is grateful for the commitment shown by all who made it possible.
     KU Commencement Committee

Photo of Dena Lewis looking at the camera.

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DENA LEWIS
The Department of Criminal Justice announces the May 2021 retirement of Dena Lewis. Dena’s career at Kutztown University began in May 2000 as secretary in the Elementary Education department. In January 2001, she was selected for a permanent position with the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work. Dena will be retiring after 21 years at Kutztown University as the academic secretary with the Department of Criminal Justice. Dena has made an invaluable impact on the campus community. The department will miss her generosity and friendship. We wish Dena a well-deserved retirement, filled with happiness, good fortune, traveling and time with family.
     Jonathan Kremser, Department of Criminal Justice

WEATHER

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

Strong high pressures takes hold across the central United States. Pressure gradient tightens and we will be looking at some strong northerly winds during an otherwise pleasant day. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds northwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the following Psychology majors on receiving department awards for the Spring 2021 semester:
– Psychology Academic Achievement Award: Payton Gregory.
– Psychology Leadership Award: Grace Kutz.
– Psychology Independent Research Award: Sydney Braeunig.
– Psychology Field Experience Award: Samantha Cartagena, Emily Good, Hannah Langkamer-Smith, Emily Lee-Chong and Francesca Strickler.
– Gill-Lauer-Sharp Psychology Award: Payton Gregory.
     Catherine Best, Department of Psychology

2021 GOLDEN BEAR SUMMER BASKETBALL DAY CAMP

The Men's Basketball staff is having a basketball day camp for boys and girls in grades 3-12. The camp will run from June 21-25 with a daily schedule from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed as per state regulations. The cost of the camp is $175. Early bird registration is $150 by May 15. Please contact coach York at tyork@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4366.
     Tom York, Athletics-Men's Basketball

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 13

2 p.m.

Daniel E. McClary Ed.D. Dissertation Defense
Virtual

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

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

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.