Daily Brief

November 19, 2020

Image of Chelsea Johnson in wooded area holding broad-tailed hawk.

CHELSEA JOHNSON PUBLICATION
The Department of Biology is pleased to announce a publication by Chelsea B. Johnson ΚΌ16, Bachelor of Science in biology - organismal biology and ecology; along with biology faculty member Todd Underwood; Gerald Lahr, raptor bander; and Laurie Goodrich, conservation director, Acopian Center for Conservation Learning at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. The paper titled “Forty-five years of Fall Banding at Little Gap Raptor Banding Station, Danielsville, Pa.” is a summary of captures and morphological measurements of raptors and was published in the January-June 2020 issue of the journal North American Bird Bander.
     Chris Sacchi, Department of Biology

WEATHER

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

Another bright day with fair skies and temperatures, not as downright cold as yesterday was, but still about 3 or 4 degrees below average. Look for highs at about 49 degrees coupled with breezy southwest winds upwards of about 15 mph at times. We tack another 10 degrees onto that high for your T.G.I.F. day tomorrow - something to look forward to.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AVALANCHE'S DAILY DEALS
Shop and save Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20. Day 4 - $24.99 Sweatshirt; while supplies last, one day only. https://kubstore.com/organic-hooded-fleece-sweatshirt
     KU Campus Store

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Counseling and Psychological Services will be closed, Monday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please call Public Safety ext. 3-4001 with any counseling emergencies.
     Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

FREE HOLIDAY SHOPPING WEBINAR
The holidays are a time of joy and giving, but buying gifts and preparing for the season can get pricey. If you’re feeling financially stressed this time of year, we have a few tips and tricks to help you save when making your holiday purchases. We’ll cover:
- Managing your holiday budget.
- Researching the best holiday deals.
- Best practices for using credit cards.
This webinar is free and open to the public. Click here to register by Monday, Nov. 23.
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     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

VETERANS AWARENESS WEEK - SUCCESS
Veterans Awareness Week was a huge success because of all who participated. Many thanks to offices who co-sponsored events and offered discounts; staff who helped make our events more special and convenient; and to our veterans and military-affiliated who joined the festivities. We appreciate our guest speakers who gave their time and wisdom; advocates who always show up and give amazing support; and of course, our lawn display photo ops, R.E.D. button wearers and Virtual 5K participants. The walk 'n ruck event raised $3,798 for the Valor Clinic and two of KU's finest, Leah Cassellia and Christine Price, were winners of the event's surprise raffle. Thanks everyone and remember, dare to lead everyday ... that's the KU Veteran way.
     T. Brown, Office of Military and Veterans Services

THE PRINT CENTER CAN HELP
Let us help you recognize your graduate in a personalized way. Contact the KU Print Center for personalized yard signs, personalized banners, personalized boxes you can fill with whatever you want (swag, snacks, etc.). Contact us at printcenter@kutztown.edu or call ext. 3-4116.
     Amanda Rizzuti, KU Print Center Manager

SABBATICAL LEAVE APPLICATIONS
If you plan to apply for a sabbatical leave for fall 2022-spring 2023, please find information on the APSCUF-KU website using the link below. Completed applications are due by noon, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. This year the electronic copy of your original signed application is required in addition to the physical copies. Applicants must contact the Office of the Provost to verify eligibility and include the verification of eligibility in the application. Designated days, times, the location for delivery of materials and the means to collect the electronic copies will be announced in early January. https://www.apscuf.org/universities/kutztown/.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

ONLINE W-2 ENROLLMENT
Sign up now to receive your 2020 and future W-2 forms electronically. The enrollment option can be found in Employee Self Service under the Payroll tab and Update W-2 election. Any election made this year will remain your standard delivery option for future years. If you received your W-2 online last year, you do not need to enroll again this year. Please use AskHR for any questions.
https://kusupport.passhe.edu/footprints/servicedesk/portal/set/103
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):

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

2020-0108 (internal)

Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Officer (internal)

Full Time

11/30/2020

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. 19

11 a.m.

CET Fall Presentation: Dr. Kristen Bazley
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Nov. 23-25

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
No Classes – Administrative Offices Open

Nov. 26-29

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed

WELLS TO SERVE AS INTERIM PROVOST/VICE PRESIDENT
Dr. Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies, has been named the university's interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 3, 2021. Wells will serve as the university's chief academic officer and as a member of the president's cabinet. Her interim position serves as the main advocate for student success and the pursuit of academic excellence, with oversight of educational, scholarly service and research initiatives throughout the division of Academic Affairs. This will include oversight of the university’s academic colleges and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Wells will replace Dr. Anne Zayaitz, who announced she will retire Jan. 2, after 36 years at the university. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

SEVENTH CET FALL PRESENTATION
Nov. 19
The CET provides the seventh session of our Fall CET Presentation Series "Creating an Engaging, Interactive and Inviting Atmosphere for Students While Teaching Remotely," presented by Dr. Kristen Bazley,11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. This Zoom session can be accessed at https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION HOURS

Effective, Monday, Nov. 23, the McFarland Student Union hours are as follows:
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Closed Saturday and Sunday.
The MSU will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Dec. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 3.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

BLOOD DRIVE
Dec. 10
Our final blood drive is noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, Keystone Field House. With students off campus, we need the support of our faculty and staff to reach our goal. Please register to give and invite your friends and family to do so as well. This is open to the public and is COVID compliant. Preregister: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81780
      Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

HOLIDAY FOOD BOXES
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Thanksgiving Food Box Collection for Friend Inc. We collected more than 50 boxes plus some funds to buy turkeys. The generosity of the KU community is amazing. If you forgot to drop off your box or we forgot to pick it up, it’s not too late. Please email schearer@kutztown.edu or call ext. 3-4923. I can take to Friend Inc. on Thursday, Nov. 19. Christmas Boxes are due Friday, Dec. 11.  https://engage.kutztown.edu/organization/community-outreach-center-volunteer-programs/documents/view/1846563
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

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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