Daily Brief

November 3, 2020

Water splashes over the rock fountain at Alumni Plaza as the summer sun shines down.

COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM WINS STATEWIDE AWARD
Kutztown University's Department of Counselor Education and Student Affairs was awarded the Outstanding Counselor Education Program by the Pennsylvania Counseling Association at its annual conference held Saturday, Oct. 3. The PCA Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award is awarded to an outstanding professional counseling program in Pennsylvania. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Student writes an equation on a transparent screen with an orange marker.

2020-21 POINTS OF PRIDE
We've updated our Points of Pride website to include many of the accomplishments of the last month, including multiple grant awards, partnerships with two regional colleges and our award-winning counselor education department. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Mostly sunny and windy though not as gusty as yesterday. High of 52.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLOUD-  BASED ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
Nov. 4
Join us 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, for a webinar.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/27114
     Rachael Wolfe, SBDC

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY IN BUSINESS
Nov. 4
Join the KU SBDC at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/27340
      Rachael Wolfe, SBDC

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Nov. 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, via Zoom  https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95321953865 Meeting ID: 953 2195 3865 Passcode: 414784.
The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION
Nov. 5
Please join the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center as it hosts the 2020 Business Idea Competition, 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, via Zoom Meeting ID: 986 2897 2613 Passcode: 686695. Six business ideas from students across campus made it into the final round and will be judged by area business owners and community members.
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/entrepreneurial-leadership-center/business-idea-competition.html
      Paige Brookins, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Nov. 6
The Department of Social Work invites you to the 2020 Global Environment Virtual Conference: “Social Determinants of Health: Local-Global Challenges for Vulnerable Populations,” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. We welcome students, staff, faculty and community members interested or currently involved in the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Students majoring in social work, women's and gender studies, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, anthropology, education, communication studies and professional studies are encouraged to attend this free event. Registration and conference materials available at
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/social-work/social-work-events/global-environment-conference.html.
     Barth Yeboah, Department of Social Work

LET'S TALK POLITICS: ELECTION 2020
Nov. 9
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is hosting a virtual event to discuss the 2020 election, 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. Faculty panelists will comment on the election followed by a moderated Q&A with the audience. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. The link is https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94507313932?pwd=c1BoOWhYQTF5WVJMbU1ZN25VM0xnUT09.
     Steve Lem, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

KTV - EPISODE 3 FALL 2020

Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy “Ktv,” a biweekly show produced by students in the CTM department. The show features comedy, cooking, food reviews, arts and crafts and ideas for binging during this crazy time. Tune into the third episode of this semester at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSLEitft2DE&feature=youtu.be 
or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ktvkutztown.
     Cara Cotellese, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

BELLUCCI PASBDC ASST. STATE DIR. OF FINANCE
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers announces Dominic (Nick) Bellucci as the new associate state director of finance in the lead office as of Oct. 12. http://www.pasbdc.org
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

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

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2020-0099 (internal)

NEW - Executive Assistant to Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (internal)

Full Time

11/8/20

2020-0097

Executive Director of Health & Wellness Services

Full Time

11/8/20

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. 4

Noon to 7 p.m.

Blood Drive
https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules

Nov. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95321953865

Nov.

5 p.m.

2020 Business Idea Competition
Zoom Meeting ID: 986 2897 2613 Passcode:686695

Nov. 6

All Day

2020 Global Environment Virtual Conference
Registration and Materials

Nov. 9

10 a.m.

First-Generation Student Celebration
Library Lawn

Nov. 9

6 p.m.

Let’s Talk Politics: Election 2020
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94507313932

Nov. 9

7 p.m.

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

FIVE LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY MARKETING IDEAS
Nov. 5
Join us online, 11:30 a.m., Nov. 5, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27332.
     Rachael Wolfe, SBDC

THE WOMEN'S CENTER GUIDED MEDITATION AND YOGA
Nov. 6
Experiencing election fatigue and stress? The Women's Center wants to help with self-care. Join us, 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, we will be hosting a guided meditation and yoga on Zoom. The event is open to faculty, staff and students. The first 30 students to register for the session will receive a free self-care pack. Register at https://forms.gle/QJNsJsZfW67Vxdxb8. Zoom Meeting ID: 936 3935 2216 PW: selflove
https://www.instagram.com/womenscenterku/
     Diane Biehl, Women's Center

GET OUT THE VOTE POSTER EXHIBITION
The Get Out the Vote Exhibit will be on display in the Sharadin Arts Building, Atrium Gallery, Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Nov. 20. Work from 22 senior communication design students, in the poster workshop course, will be featured. These posters were created with the goal of increasing civic participation without alignment to any one political party.
     Holly Tienken, Department of Communication Design

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.