Daily Brief

May 19, 2021

Kutztown University's Rock Ensemble I performs in front of a red and purple illuminated Shaeffer Auditorium during a socially distanced nighttime music event.

ROCK ENSEMBLE WINS AWARD FROM DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
Kutztown University's Rock Ensemble I won two DownBeat Student Music Awards for Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance for 2021. The ensemble won in both the “live” and “asynchronous” categories. These are the fourth and fifth awards for the ensemble in the past four years. DownBeat is the premier and longest-running jazz and commercial music magazine in the world. The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Kevin Kjos, director of commercial music studies. Students in the ensemble created arrangements for the songs performed and submitted to Downbeat through live and studio recordings. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

There is a saying in the meteorological community: big bubble, no trouble. Big ridge (or bubble) of high-pressure moving in. No problem here as skies will be fair. High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds northwest at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEBSITE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
We are experiencing technical difficulties displaying checksheets and policies on our website. The documents may not appear correctly at all times. A notice has been placed on the pages where these normally display. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
     Offices of Web and Digital Media (UR)/Enterprise Development (IT)

CONFERENCE AND EVENT SERVICES

During the next two weeks, May 19 to May 28, our staff will be in and out of the office for training. Also, the office will be closed Friday, May 21, for professional development training. If you need to contact our staff, during the next two weeks, please send an email and we will respond as soon as possible between our training sessions. Thank you.
     Brenda McCauley, Conference and Event Services

STARBUCKS SUMMER HOURS
Starbucks, in the McFarland Student Union Building, will be open this summer, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     Julia Scheffler, Office of Dining Services

LOT B2 CLOSURE
Lot B2 (North Campus Drive) will be closed Monday, May 24, to complete paving repairs and line striping. During this time, parking will be available in Lot B1. I apologize in advance for the disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Wynne, project manager, at twynne@kutztown.edu.
     Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

PARTIAL LOT A6 CLOSURE
The northern side of Lot A6 (Academic Forum) will be closed Monday, May 24, to complete paving repairs and line striping. During this time, parking will be available in the southern side of Lot A6. I apologize in advance for the disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Wynne, project manager, at twynne@kutztown.edu.
      Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER CONFERENCE
The College of Education is hosting the first English Language Learner Conference, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 29. Dr. Tatyana Kleyn, director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL Programs at The City College of New York, will be the keynote speaker. Attendees can receive up to six Act 48 hours for attending. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/fu3cd7ye.
      Brenda Muzeta, Secondary Education

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 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 21-25. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed as per state regulations. The cost of the camp is $175. Please contact coach York at tyork@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4366.
     Tom York, Athletics-Men's Basketball

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

May 29

9 a.m.

English Language Learner Conference
Register: https://tinyurl.com/fu3cd7ye

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

RICHMAN MATHIS II ED.D. DISSERTATION DEFENSE
The College of Education announces Richman Mathis II will defend his Doctor in Education dissertation, “The Impact of Relationships on School Culture at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School from Perspectives of Faculty,” 10 a.m., Thursday, May 20, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: http://tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
      Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

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

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

 

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.