Daily Brief

May 18, 2021

Lauren Pash pictured in graduation regalia (without cap), looking into camera.

TRIPLE AWARD WINNER LAUREN PASH
Lauren Pash is completing a double major (B.A. German/B.A. History) with a Pennsylvania German studies minor. This spring she won a selective German Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) scholarship. In addition, Pash is a spring 2021 dual award winner in the Department of Modern Language Studies, having been awarded both the Linda Oswald-Bogert Scholarship for Study Abroad and the David and Charlotte Veluska Endowed Internship for Pennsylvania German Studies. She will complete an internship at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center in the summer of 2021.
     Lynn M Kutch,  Department of Modern Language Studies

Image of the Sharadin Arts Building's pillars illuminated at early evening.

ART AND DESIGN PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES, FLEXIBILITY
Kutztown University’s Department of Art and Design debuts this fall. A merger of KU's current departments of Art and Communication Design, this retooled department will provide greater collaboration and additional resources to students and faculty. The blend of art and design allows both students and faculty to work across majors and increases electives and resources. Faculty will also have more opportunities to teach additional programs. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Get ready for an early preview of summer for the rest of this week. How does the 80s from here on out sound? We start today with fair skies under high pressure and highs right around 80. We will tack about 5 degrees onto that reading subsequent days from today. Enjoy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANGELA KOZMA'S COMPUTER SCIENCE THESIS PRESENTATION
Angela Kozma will present her master's thesis, “Visualizing Decision Trees and Forests Using Radial Trees,” 9 a.m., Monday, May 24, via Zoom. Kozma's thesis topic grows out of her work in both data science and multimedia programming within the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. Please contact Dr. Dale Parson at parson@kutztown.edu for the Zoom session information.
     Dale E. Parson, Computer Science and Information Technology

TOP DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2021
Join this one-hour webinar, where you’ll learn to do more business online, collect and take action on customer data and build your brand with storytelling. Led by Constant Contact expert, Dawn Wivell, 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 26. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28009.
     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):
     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2021-0051

NEW - Patrol Officer - Second Shift (internal)

Full Time

5/22/21

2021-0052

NEW - Patrol Officer - Third Shift (internal)

Full Time

5/22/21

2021-0045

NEW - Network Analyst

Full Time

5/31/21

2021-0031

Groundskeeper / Laborer

Full Time

5/23/21

2021-0032

Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Full Time

5/23/21

2021-0036

PT Assistant Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach

Temporary PT

5/23/21

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

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 2021-006

Staff Attorney

Full Time

5/23/21

OOC 2021-007

Staff Attorney - Transactional

Full Time

6/7/21

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 19

1-3 p.m.

Farewell Reception for Rhonda York
202 Rickenbach Research and Learning Center

May 24

8 a.m.

Summer Session I and 10 Week begins

May 24

9 a.m.

Angela Kozma's CS&IT Thesis Presentation
Zoom: Contact parson@kutztown.edu for link

Members of the Kutztown University softball team meet on the mound during a game.

KU SOFTBALL EARNS NO. 1 SEED; NCAA ATLANTIC REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
Kutztown University is the host site for the 2021 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championship, and host KU Softball will be the top seed of the six-team field. The tournament will run Wednesday, May 19, through Saturday, May 22. Information on game schedule, tickets and streaming can be found HERE.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RHONDA YORK
Rohrbach Library announces the retirement of Rhonda York. Rhonda, the exhibits/display coordinator for the library, has been with Kutztown University for 22 years. She has served in many capacities in the library during her career and has developed a great number of relationships throughout campus. Rhonda will be greatly missed, both by her library family and the KU community. We wish her the best as she enters a new and exciting chapter in her life. Rhonda’s last day will be Friday, May 21.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

RHONDA YORK RETIREMENT
Although we are sad to see her go, we are very excited for her and this new adventure. We are having a small reception and would like to invite you to stop by to wish Rhonda well, 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 202 Rickenbach Research and Learning Center. Congratulations, Rhonda.
     Melissa Lincoln, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

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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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.