Daily Brief

October 13, 2020

Kutztown University mascot, Avalanche, stands in front of Alumni Plaza posed to show he is KU strong.

1866 MINUTE GIVING CHALLENGE BREAKS RECORDS
The Kutztown University Foundation is grateful to the Kutztown community for their overwhelming support of the 1866 Minute Giving Challenge. Your generosity helped us surpass our donor goal and raise $167,346 for KU students and programs. Thank you for your support – it’s good to be golden.
      Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

WEATHER

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

Yesterday’s storm pulls away and we get into a clearing pattern with the day starting on the gray side but ending brighter. Any lingering showers should be gone by noon, as well. Highs will be a little milder than yesterday’s chill … at about 66 degrees.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXTENDED: 40% OFF APPAREL
Oct. 13
Did you miss the 40% off apparel Monday? We are extending it 24 more hours.
https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace

KU BIC SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Oct. 14
Kutztown University Entrepreneurial Leadership Center is hosting a Business Idea Competition for all KU students. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experiential learning and win prizes. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14. For submission guidelines and link visit www.kutztown.edu/business-idea-competition.
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/entrepreneurial-leadership-center/business-idea-competition.html
     Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

ELECTION AND VOTING EVENT SERIES

Oct. 14
The Women’s Center invites you to a Student Panel on the Presidential Election: A moderated panel with viewpoints from Turning Point, College Republicans, College Democrats, Black Student Union and Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, Zoom Meeting ID: 950 6964 7446.
     Christine Price, Women’s Center

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
Oct. 15
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15. Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, will present: “Cyborg Knowledge.” I shall claim that cyborgs, not individual human beings, make many of our knowledge claims. Moreover, generally knowledge claims are not individual, but social products. The typical human knower then is a monster cyborg, having many individual human beings and artifacts as its constituents. So much for that Descartes fella. This is a Zoom meeting. Here is the link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98035016433
     Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, adviser

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT ASSESSMENT
Oct. 16
The second administrative units assessment session will be held Friday, Oct.16.
Please join either:
- 10-10:50 a.m. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91960488680; or
- 11-11:50 a.m. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93436897147; for a discussion about:
- Defining criteria for success for each goal and student learning outcome.
- Identifying measures for each goal and student learning outcome.
     Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies

AFSCME 2234 MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Oct. 19
AFSCME 22334 monthly membership meeting will be held 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. A Zoom link will be sent to your personal email we have on file. If I do not have a personal email and you would like to join, please let me know.
      Christina Ferris, AFSCME 2234

THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE DISCUSSION SERIES
Oct. 20
Join the Frederick Douglass Institute for the second Fall Discussion Series event featuring Leah Zerbe, who will present “Superwomen: Self-care and Activism in the Age of Technology.” Zerbe is a health and wellness journalist whose work has appeared in Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Yahoo, MSN, Good Housekeeping and other national publications. Join us via Zoom, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91981541381
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute.html
      Yessica Gutierrez, The Frederick Douglass Institute

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Oct. 22
The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 via Zoom. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023. A meeting password is required to attend. Please contact Lisa Brennan at 610-683-4220 or brennan@kutztown.edu for the password.
     Lisa Brennen, University Curriculum Committee

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS
Nov. 1
The Honorary Degree Committee seeks to recognize exceptional individuals whose “distinguished contributions in the service to humanity, scholarship, government, business, creativity, science or the community” are deserving of the university’s highest honor. Nominees cannot be employees of PASSHE. Send nominations or any questions to Dr. Ko-Hsin Hsu, Department of Criminal Justice, by Friday, Nov. 1. Please click here for nomination form.
     Ko-Hsin Hsu, Chair, Honorary Degree Committee

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Now is the time to submit nominations for the October 2020 Employee of the Month. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

ENTERING VIRTUAL MEETINGS/EVENTS INTO EMS
Please enter your virtual meeting/events into the university Room Reservation System (EMS). This will help the university not only in tracking all of the events occurring at KU but also in advertising virtual events through the central calendar. To input your virtual event into EMS, simply follow the event reservation steps. When it’s time to select a location, under “Locations,” select “Virtual.” Make sure to include the number of people attending your event. If you choose to have your event published on the university central calendar, the information for your event will be listed. Also, if you are hosting a hybrid event please make sure to indicate that in your room reservation request. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/conference-and-event-services/internal-events/virtual-events.html
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

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

2020-0093

Assistant Program Manager/Government Marketing Specialist for PTAC

Full Time

10/18/20

2020-0096

Program Manager Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

Full Time

10/25/20

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 13

7 p.m.

Know Your Voting Rights with the ACLU
Zoom Meeting ID: 922 5201 9634

Oct. 14

6:30 p.m.

Student Panel on the Presidential Election
Zoom Meeting ID: 950 6964 7446

Oct. 16

10 a.m.

Administrative Unit Assessment Day
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91960488680

Oct. 16

11 a.m.

Administrative Unit Assessment Day
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93436897147

Oct. 19

4:30 p.m.

Chambliss Faculty Lecture: Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
Zoom Meeting ID 912 6648 4012

Oct. 19

5 p.m.

AFSME 2234 meeting
Zoom

Oct. 19

7 p.m.

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

Oct. 20

ALL DAY

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
Register at http://www.giveapint.org

Oct. 20

11 a.m.

FDI Discussion Series: Leah Zerbe
Zoom Meeting ID 919 8154 1381

Oct. 20

7 p.m.

KU Rock & Jazz Ensemble Student Performances
Front Lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

ELECTION AND VOTING EVENT SERIES
Oct. 13
“Know Your Voting Rights with the American Civil Liberties Union LV Chapter” Voting rights, voter suppression and voting today. 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, Zoom Meeting ID: 922 5201 9634
     Christine Price, Women’s Center

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURES

Please continue to provide the Pa. Sales Tax Exemption form when completing business with vendors in Pennsylvania for proper invoicing. The form can be located on the Accounts Payable website at: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable/electronic-forms.html. Thank you.
     Office of Accounts Payable

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.