Daily Brief

October 20, 2020

The late morning sun casts rays of light through the trees on north campus.

KU OFFERS CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION IN MPA
From violent crime to public order offenses, the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in criminal justice at Kutztown University focuses on applied problem-solving skills. Through course work and an emphasis on student research, students receive specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, legal issues in criminal justice, police strategies and social policymaking. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

More clouds than sun today with a stalled front to our northwest. A shower or two in spots but the majority of the day dry. Highs near 70. Light southwest breezes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLINICAL SERVICES CLOSING EARLY FOR TRAINING
Oct. 21
Clinical Services will close at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, for training of nursing staff. If you have a medical emergency, call Public Safety 610-683-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

KU SPIRIT CRAFT EVENT
Oct. 21
Residence Life is hosting a KU spirit event 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, on the DMZ, and would like to invite all faculty and staff to participate in a game of "Simon Says." There will be themed KU crafts to decorate such as wooden letters and ornaments, as well as a performance by the KU Marching Unit at 4 p.m. We hope to see you on the DMZ this Wednesday.
      Julia Scheffler, Office of Residence Life

ART APPRECIATION DAY SALE

Oct. 22
Please let your students know. Save 10% on art supplies; VIPs get an additional 5% off. Sale is one day only, in-store and online. https://kubstore.com/category/art-school-supplies
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

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

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Oct. 22
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet remotely Thursday, Oct. 22. There will be no physical location for the meeting as a safety precaution given the current COVID-19 crisis and current social distancing guidelines.
- An Executive Session will be held at 11:30 a.m.
- Committee Meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Join Zoom meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95152839660?pwd=cTRVekdMTFpjRWJ1cG9XVXltSm1NZz09
Meeting ID: 951 5283 9660; Passcode: 723773; Dial: 646-876-9923.
- Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m.
Join Zoom meeting https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91237216648?pwd=VlNxSTYxWk81azdhR3duTGZ2QXRNZz09
Meeting ID: 912 3721 6648; Passcode: 501649; Dial: 646-876-9923.
     Office of the President

FICTION/POETRY READING: KRIEG AND VOCCOLA
Oct. 22
Join us 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, on Zoom as Dr. Brandon Krieg and Professor Jeffrey Voccola read from their recently released books of poetry and fiction. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93008125985
     Jeffrey Voccola, Department of English

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY SPIRIT CHALLENGE
This week, the Office of Residence Life is holding a KU Spirit Week challenge in honor of Homecoming. One step is for students to post a picture of themselves wearing KU spirit attire to their Instagram and tag Kutztown Housing. We thought it would be fun to showcase other members of campus showing off their KU spirit. You can post a picture to Instagram and tag @KutztownHousing or you can email a picture to sgreen@kutztown.edu to be shared on our Instagram story. Pictures can be of individuals or multiple members of your office and/or department.
     Stacey Green, Office of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

WHAT'S NEW WITH PSECU?
Oct. 23
Get the most out of your credit union membership. Learn about current offers including PSECU's Visa balance transfer, SwipeStakes promotion and rewards credit card bonus. Not a PSECU member? This 30-minute session will also cover current promotions available to new members. Join PSECU campus manager Kelly Ann Ryan for a quick and informative conversation noon, Friday, Oct. 23, Zoom Meeting ID: 999 3549 4565; Passcode: 19530: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99935494565?pwd=ODZQb0JiMVZFSnVhS3pUc3hEaHdHZz09
     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

10/25/20

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. 20

Noon to 7 p.m.

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

Oct. 21

4-6 p.m.

Residence Life: KU Spirit Craft Event
DMZ

Oct. 22

11 a.m.

UCC
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023

Oct. 22

11 a.m.

CET: “Humanizing the Online Experience”
Dr. Megan O’Byrne https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Oct. 22

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees committee meetings
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95152839660

Oct. 22

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees plenary session
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91237216648

Oct. 22

7 p.m.

Fiction/Poetry Reading: Krieg and Voccola
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93008125985

Oct. 29

6 p.m.

KUF Hosts Socially-Distanced Trunk or Treat
Parking lot of Hampton Inn & Suites

CRJ 301 MOCK CRIME SCENE
Dr. Colin Bolger will be holding mock crime scenes for his CRJ 301: Investigation and Intelligence class this week in an area behind Old Main. This is not a real crime scene. Please do not be alarmed.
     Colin Bolger, Department of Criminal Justice

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?pwd=aDRDdGI4d096RlZ3NHZCS2RrdWFjdz09
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute.html
     Yessica Gutierrez, The Frederick Douglass Institute

BUY MORE, SAVE MORE HOMECOMING SALE
KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace will have a special Buy More, Save More Homecoming Sale.
– 20% off $49 | Coupon code: HOCO20.
– 30% off $149 | Coupon code: HOCO30.
– 40% off $249 | Coupon code: HOCO40.
The sale will begin Monday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 24. Apparel and gift only. Offer cannot be combined with other sales or promotions. https://www.kubstore.com
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace

NEWSLETTER: HEALTH SERVICES
The Office of Health Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services has published its October newsletter. The latest newsletter includes information on time management and work tips, preventing mask acne, meditation, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and much more. Read the newsletter here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

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.