Daily Brief

May 5, 2021

VIDEO: SENIOR SENDOFF
Goldens Bears from the Class of 2020 and 2021 gathered at Alumni Plaza Saturday, May 1, with KU president, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, to toast their collective resolve in getting through an extremely challenging year. After the toast, the prospective graduates marched together down Main Street in Kutztown as parents and the community at large turned out to cheer them on. Afterwards, tables were set up on Main Street to allow the graduates to dine with family and friends. Watch here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Peering over a garden of coneflowers outside of South Dining Hall, one can see the US flag waving high on the flag pole with Deatrick and Dixon Halls in the background.

HOUSING PROGRAM FOR SUBSTANCE-FREE LIVING
Kutztown University has created a student housing program for students interested in living and learning with other students who share similar substance-free lifestyle values. While Kutztown University is a dry campus and substances such as drugs and alcohol are prohibited on campus, Freedom Place is open to any student who commits to living a substance-free lifestyle. Our supportive environment will allow students to explore ways to cope with stress, unwind and have fun with like-minded students. Students make personal commitments for multiple reasons. A lifestyle free of substance is a shared interest for students who choose to live together and connect at Freedom Place. Learn More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Cold front swings through causing showers throughout the day. Some sun will peek through but those periods will generally be brief. Best chance of precipitation looks to be late morning into early afternoon. High temperature near 70. Winds east at 10-20 mph, shifting to west once front passes. Rainfall between 0.25-0.5" with higher amounts locally possible.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS
The College of Business would like to congratulate all of the management, marketing and supply chain management senior awardees:
– Outstanding Academic Achievement in Management – Andrew DeCocinis.
– Outstanding Achievement in Management – Judith Croteau.
– Outstanding Achievement in Marketing – Briana Iannelli.
– Outstanding Achievement in Marketing – Olivia Bauer.
– Outstanding Academic Achievement in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Sydney Fisher.
– Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals – Dylan Drager.
     Katie Bowen, College of Business

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

DANIEL E. MCCLARY ED. D DISSERTATION DEFENSE
The College of Education announces Daniel E. McClary will defend his Doctor in Education dissertation, “In Search of Kinship: Traveling into New Worlds Through Conversation and the Impact on Building Community,” 2 p.m., Thursday, May 13, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: http://tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Dr. 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 5

Noon

Miller-Keystone: Final Blood Drive of Semester
Student Recreation Center: Pre-register

May 6

1 p.m.

HR Basics Bootcamp for Small Business Owners
KUSBDC: Online

May 7

6 p.m.

Class of 2020 in All Colleges Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 8

9 a.m.

Class of 2021 COB Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 8

1 p.m.

Class of 2021 CVPA Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 8

5 p.m.

Class of 2021 COE Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 9

Noon

Class of 2021 CLAS Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 9

4 p.m.

Class of 2021 CLAS Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 10

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours Begin
Administrative Offices

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

KU SOFTBALL HOSTS ESU IN PSAC QUARTERFINALS
The No. 1 seed, Kutztown University softball team, will host the No. 2 seed, East Stroudsburg University, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. It is a best-of-three, quarterfinal round series, beginning on Wednesday, May 5. Game one is scheduled for 1 p.m., at North Campus Field. Preview KU softball.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

Date

Time

Event

May 5 1 p.m.

SB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

May 6 10:30 a.m.

T&F at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg University (Video)

May 7 10 a.m.

T&F at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg University (Video)

May 8 noon

BB vs. Millersville (DH)
Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

May 8 11 a.m.

T&F at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg University (Video)

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES GRADUATION AWARDS
Please join the Department of Physical Sciences in congratulating our award-winning seniors:
- Charles H. Boehm Earth/Space Science/Astronomy Graduation Award: Haley Lawrence.
- Roy W. Hamme Memorial Award: Caelan Brooks.
- William Laurita Chemistry Award: Takumi Hawes.
- Pauline B. and John E. Simpson Earth Science and Marine Science Award: Mark Domin.
- American Chemical Society Award: Samantha Evans.
     Edward L. Simpson, Department of Physical Sciences

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

2021-0031

NEW - Groundskeeper / Laborer

Full Time

5/23/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

Continuous

2021-0024

Assistant Director, DSO - Assistive and Computer Technologies

Full Time

5/9/21

2021-0029

Associate Director of Housing and Dining

Full Time

5/6/21

2021-0032

Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Full Time

5/23/21

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temp 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 2021-005

Assistant Director of Group Benefits & Retirement Programs

Full Time

5/5/21

 

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.

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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.