Daily Brief

October 14, 2020

Father Rich speaks at an undated indoor event.

CELEBRATING A DECADE OF SERVICE TO LOCAL COMMUNITY
Father Rich Brensinger has been a mainstay in the local community for a decade. Brensinger served as the chaplain at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center on the campus of Kutztown University since 2011, and recently announced his retirement and held his final service this past July. Brensinger was born and raised in Berks County and has helped increase the visibility of the area's Catholic Center. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure builds in from the west and settles into the mid-Atlantic region. Mostly sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 70. Winds west at 5-10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ATHLETICS WELCOMES NEWEST GOLDEN BEAR
Congratulations to Kutztown University head women's lacrosse coach Jackie Stezzi and her husband, Tim, on the birth of their daughter. Natalie Elise Stezzi arrived Tuesday, Oct. 6, in good health, weighing in at 7 lbs., 15 oz. Mom and baby are both doing well.
      Michelle Gober, Athletics

PARENT INFORMATION SEMINAR
Oct. 15
“Creating a Supportive Environment for LGBTQ+ Young Adults” The LGBTQ+ Resource Center of Kutztown University, in collaboration with LGBT Center of Greater Reading, is offering a free educational information session for parents, guardians and caregivers of LGBTQIA+ youth and community. We will provide education, support, resources, best practices, terminology and much more. Fill out the Google form to get the Zoom Link: https://forms.gle/ajki63h4Ht5h51jz9
     Christine Price, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

VISITING CERAMIC ARTIST SYD CARPENTER
Oct. 19 and 20
Kutztown University Clay Club and Multicultural Center welcome ceramicist and professor at Swarthmore College, Syd Carpenter. Carpenter investigates issues of race, identity, environment and the cultivation and ownership of land through sculpted portraits of African American gardens and farms. Demonstrations: 3-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. Artist lecture: noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20. RSVP for Zoom link: kuclayclub@gmail.com. https://www.kutztownclayclub.org/
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

OCTOBER BLOOD DRIVE
Oct. 20
Our area has had three major traumas in our region which have compromised the blood supply. It is critically low and we really need to help Miller-Keystone restock our hospitals. Our next blood drive is noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the O’Pake Fieldhouse. Please register using the link. Open to Kutztown University campus and community.
https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81778
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

WATCH: WOLFMEYER CHAMBLISS LECTURE
Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, secondary education, presented his Chambliss Faculty Research Award lecture Oct. 7. Watch here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
KU's Twitter page provides coverage on events and accomplishments in the university community, featuring students, faculty and staff. Visit and follow our page to see highlights on KU's spring plans, President Hawkinson out on campus and a new partnership with Lock Haven University for KU psychology students. https://twitter.com/KutztownU
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

FIRST GEN FACT
Almost 30% of Kutztown University undergraduate students are first generation students. As this week comes to an end, remind students of the multitude of academic resources they have access to on campus for extra support. Some of these resources include the Student Success Center, Tutoring Services and the Writing Center. Encourage December 2020 graduates to contact the Career Development Center for help with job search strategies, resumes and interviewing skills. Check out our website for more resources and information. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
      Christine Storch, First Gen KU

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

3 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist demonstrations
Virtual kuclayclub@gmail.com

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

1 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist lecture
Virtual kuclayclub@gmail.com

Oct. 20

7 p.m.

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

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

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

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?pwd=QjdSMDcyQk5Rd1VlMzFLeHdiVnVtQT09
     Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, adviser

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

PSECU SWIPESTAKES

Use your PSECU debit or credit card between now and Dec. 31 for chances to win $500. There are 15 monthly prizes of $500 each. Every card swipe counts as an entry. Please see website for complete rules. If you are not already a PSECU member, it is free and easy to join. Visit https://www.psecu.com/150 and use code 150OFFER to join. Receive a $150 direct deposit bonus when you complete the requirements listed online. See website for details.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

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

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.