Daily Brief

November 16, 2020

Image of joyful, Anthony Myers wearing black windbreaker over number 17, Saints football jersey.

SPIRIT ABOVE ALL
Nov. 17
Please join the National Alliance on Mental Illness KU Chapter and Chi Sigma Iota for an inspirational talk by Dr. Edward Myers about the life of his son, Anthony Myers, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 17, Zoom Meeting ID: 942 6135 7600 Passcode: 817571. Anthony was a young man who was devoted to his craft, dedicated to his goals and lived his life in a positive and uplifting manner. His legacy is the Anthony Myers Movement established January 2019. #17 Strong continues to remind us that even tragic life events can have a positive aspect, a "silver lining." His silver lining is focused not only on "paying it forward," but reminds us of the importance of compassion, comfort and positivity when dealing with challenging problems and difficult times.
     Patricia Brenner, Department of Counselor Education

WEATHER

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

After last night's cold front passage conditions improve as sunny skies will rule. Winds will be a factor as we see some stiff westerly winds. High temperature near 50. Winds west at 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONDOLENCES
It is with sadness that we inform the university community of the death of Julia A. Kauffman, mother of Anne Zayaitz, who died Nov. 7; memorial services celebrating her life were held Nov. 11. Messages of condolence may be sent to Dr. Zayaitz at 309 Stratton Administration Center.
     Office of the Provost, Staff

STUDENT VIGIL: 4 P.M. AT ALUMNI PLAZA
The university is hosting an outdoor socially-distanced vigil for Hannah Varn, 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, at Alumni Plaza. We invite the campus community to attend. We ask attendees to dress warmly, wear their masks and do their best to spread out during the event. For those who can’t attend in person, we ask you keep Hannah's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

AVALANCHE'S DAILY DEALS
Shop and save Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20.
Day 1 - $19.99 long sleeve shirt; while supplies last, one day only.
https://kubstore.com/kutztown-university-1866-longsleeve-tee
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

EXCUSED MILITARY ABSENCE
Many student veterans were called to extended active duty at the end of October. Some have returned to classes and some are currently on orders. If any of your students were affected by this call-up, please provide reasonable opportunities for the student to make up all coursework during this fall semester or consider an incomplete. Military benefits can be adversely impacted due to withdrawals and poor academic grades. Contact our office at ext. 3-4228, if you or your student require assistance. Thank you.
     T. Brown, Office of Military and Veterans Services

ADA 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Nov. 16
Kutztown University's chapter of Delta Alpha Pi, international honor society for students with disabilities, invites you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Guest speaker Ms. Anne Raish, J.D., principal deputy chief of the Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak virtually 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, about the importance of the ADA, the role that she and the Disability Rights Section play in upholding the ADA and the work that is yet to be done in guaranteeing equity for people with disabilities. Zoom ID: 927 8438 1934. Questions can be directed to Office of Disability Services at ext. 3-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu. http://www.kutztown.edu/DSO
      Delta Alpha Pi and Linda Lantaff, Disability Services

AFSCME LOCAL 2234 MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Nov. 16
Monthly membership meeting will be held 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. A Zoom link will be sent to your personal email we have on file. If we don't have a personal email and you would like to join, please let me know.
     Christina Ferris, AFSCME 2234

GEOGRAPHY-AWARENESS WEEK TALK TONIGHT
Nov. 16
To kick off Geography-Awareness Week, KU alumnus Ty Marr ΚΌ97 will deliver a hybrid presentation: "My Journey as a GEOINT Professional – From Cartographer to Policy-Maker Advisor,” 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 262 Boehm Science Center (limited seating) and Zoom Meeting ID: 993 8204 2699. https://www.kutztown.edu/geography
     Mathias J. Le Bossé, Department of Geography

THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE DISCUSSION SERIES
Nov. 17
Join the Frederick Douglass Institute for the final Fall Discussion Series event featuring Dr. Christine Saidi, Department of History. Saidi’s presentation “Bold Women: African Concepts of Gender Brought to the Americas” examines African gender relations in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. Join us 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, via Zoom.
https://www.kutztown.edu/frederick-douglass-institute
     Yessica Gutierrez, The Frederick Douglass Institute

WOMEN’S CENTER – DONATIONS

The Women's Center is not accepting any donations of clothing or household items this semester. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/womens-center.html
      Diane Biehl, Women's Center

KU SHUTTLE SERVICES END FRIDAY, NOV. 20
KU shuttle services end for the semester 4 p.m., Friday Nov. 20.
     Jacqui Althouse, Office of Transportation Services

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2020-0102 (internal)

Water Treatment Plant Operator (internal)

Full Time

11/20/2020

2020-0103 (internal)

Custodial Worker 1 – 3rd shift (internal)

Full Time

11/20/2020

2020-0104 (internal)

Custodial Worker 1 – 3rd shift (internal)

Full Time

11/20/2020

2020-0105 (internal)

Custodial Worker 1 – 3rd shift (internal)

Full Time

11/20/2020

2020-0106 (internal)

Custodial Worker 1 – 1st Tu-Sa (internal)

Full Time

11/20/2020

OOC 2020-13 (internal SSHE only)

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Full Time

11/22/2020

OOC 2020-15 (internal SSHE only)

Purchasing Agent Supervisor (Western RPO)

Full Time

11/22/2020

2020-0093

Assistant Program Manager/Government Marketing Specialist for PTAC (SBDC)

Full Time

11/22/2020

2020-0097

Executive Director of Health & Wellness Services

Full Time

11/22/2020

2020-0107

Head Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach - New

Full Time

11/29/2020

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Pool

Full Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 16

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Meeting
Zoom

Nov. 16

5 p.m.

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Zoom Meeting ID: 927 8438 1934

Nov. 16

7 p.m.

Music Monday
https://www.facebook.com/KUMusicDept

Nov. 16

7:30 p.m.

“My Journey as a GEOINT Professional”
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 8204 2699

Nov. 17

10 a.m.

SBDC: “Get More Opens with Great Subject Lines”
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27138

Nov. 17

11 a.m.

Frederick Douglass Institute: “Bold Women”
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91981541381

Nov. 17

6:30 p.m.

NAMI: “Spirit Above All”
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94261357600

Nov. 18

11 a.m.

SBDC: “First Step to Starting Your Business”
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26308

Nov. 18

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register with socialequity@kutztown.edu

Nov. 18

KU Stock 
Canceled

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Nov. 16
Join KU SBDC online 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27146
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION 101
Nov. 18
Join us online, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27172
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

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.