Daily Brief

November 17, 2020

Dozens of people gather in Alumni Plaza for a vigil in memory of student, Hannah Varn.

VIGIL HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR LATE STUDENT
The KU community held a vigil Monday to honor graduate student Hannah Varn, who passed away last week. Several university and community representatives spoke, and a moment of silence was held to remember Hannah and honor her memory.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

A partly sunny and chilly day on tap with a few rain or snow showers around at any time from a passing atmospheric disturbance. Highs in the mid-40s. Breezy northwest winds at about 15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANK YOU FROM PRESIDENT HAWKINSON FOR MIDDLE STATES VISIT
Thank you to those who participated in the Middle States site team's exit presentation last week. The Middle States team met with more than 40 faculty, staff, students, administrators and trustees. As we await their final recommendations, I would like to express my appreciation to all of those who worked with Middle States for your hard work and preparation for their recent visit.
     President Hawkinson

CONDOLENCES
It is with sadness that we inform the university community of the passing of Nelky Ocasio, mother of Maria Hernandez, who passed on Nov. 6. Messages of condolence may be sent to Maria at the Multicultural Center.
     Jerry Schearer, Centers for Diversity and Inclusion

AVALANCHE'S DAILY DEALS

Shop and save Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. Day 2 - $12.99 Beanie; while supplies last, one day only. https://kubstore.com/adult-cuff-beanie-leather-patch
     KU Campus Store

EQUALI-TEA TALK
Nov. 18
Join us for an Equali-Tea Talk with campus advocate, Stacey Jordan on responding to domestic violence in our communities, 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, via Zoom: ID 996 9107 0150. https://www.instagram.com/womenscenterku/
     Diane Biehl, Women's Center

ROHRBACH LIBRARY HOURS
Rohrbach Library's hours from Nov. 21 through Dec. 13 are as follows:
–Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22: Closed
–Monday, Nov. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
–Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29: Closed
–Monday, Nov. 30, through Thursday, Dec. 3: 7a.m. to 6 p.m.
–Friday, Dec. 4: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
–Saturday, Dec. 5: noon to 5 p.m.
–Sunday, Dec. 6: 2-8:00 p.m.
–Monday, Dec. 7, through Thursday, Dec. 10: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
–Friday, Dec. 11: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
–Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13: CLOSED
Winter break hours beginning Monday, Dec. 14:
–Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
–Closed Saturday and Sunday.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 15–Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students graduating December 2020 or May 2021 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards.
     Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

THANK YOU TO THE FACILITIES/CUSTODIAL DEPARTMENT
I would like to sincerely thank everyone in facilities for the kind words and generosity you have shown me following the recent death of my mother. She was an amazing person and we will miss her dearly. Take care and God bless.
     Cindy Rauenzahn, Department of Facilities

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

3 p.m.

EQUALI-TEA Talk with Stacey Jordan
Zoom: ID 996 9107 0150

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

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

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

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

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.