Daily Brief

October 21, 2020

NATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENT WEEK
It's National Transfer Student Week, a week designed to celebrate transfer students and the people who support them on their journeys. Check out this video featuring Kutztown's recently-signed transfer agreement with Johnson College in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Watch here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Weak atmospheric impulse to pass in the morning which may spark a shower in the morning. Conditions improve by late-morning and we should see partly cloudy conditions. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds south at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

READING ENTREPRENEUR GROWTH CONFERENCE
Oct. 21
Join our expert panelist and learn how to reach your goals as a Woman Owned Small Business, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27281?embedded=0
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

AMAZON: HANDMADE WEBINAR
Oct. 21
Showcase your unique handmade, artisan products in the Amazon Handmade Store, 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27191
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

PINK OCTOBER
Oct. 23
Friday, October 23, is Wear Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness and we invite you to join us for a Pink October brown bag discussion lunch, noon to 1 p.m. Host: KU Wellness Committee/ Health Promotion Services, https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99581915402pwd=SEprOVRySXpkalBzRjF5SmhFZ0FWdz09, Meeting ID: 995 8191 5402, Passcode: 945048
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, HPAOD Services/KU Wellness Committee

FOURTH CET FALL PRESENTATION
Oct. 22
The CET provides the fourth session of our Fall CET Presentation Series "Humanizing the Online Experience," presented by Dr. Megan O'Byrne at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22. This Zoom session can be accessed through the link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Everyone is welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you there.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

ANNOUNCING THE NEW AND IMPROVED KU INFORMATION CHANNEL
The KU Information Channel has a new look. Tune your on-campus television to Channel 4.1 to see the new channel, which is now joined with Apogee’s KU Campus Life Channel. The channel includes a feed of select KU social media posts, submitted news, events and announcements. You can also hear the audio simulcast of KU Radio (KUR). Channel 4.1 will switch over when KUTV is airing its programming. You can also see the Campus Life Channel (without the KUR or KUTV programming) by tuning to Channel 3.1.
     Josh Leiboff, Web and Digital Media

LEARN HOW TO SUBMIT NEWS/EVENTS TO THE KU INFORMATION CHANNEL
Apogee, KU’s partner for the Campus Life Channel, will conduct training for users to submit news/events/announcements to be included on the Campus Life Channel. To sign up for a virtual training session, contact norman@kutztown.edu. Sessions are: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27; 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28; and 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
     Josh Leiboff, Web and Digital Media

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

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. 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. 23

noon

Wear Pink Day/Pink October brown bag discussion
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99581915402

Oct. 29

6 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

EDD STUDENTS PRESENT AT CPED CONFERENCE
Doctor of Education students Dan Metzger and Samantha Pillar presented their research Oct. 13 at the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Student Research Forum. They participated in poster sessions with doctoral students from across the country. Metzger also chaired a session entitled, "Cohort within a Cohort: Reflections from a New Program implementing Leader Scholar Communities" at the CPED Virtual Convening Oct. 14 with doctoral faculty members Catherine McGeehan, Andrew Miness and Patricia Walsh Coates.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, Education Doctorate Program

“KTV EPISODE 2”
Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy “Ktv,” a biweekly show produced by students in the cinema, television and media production department. The show features comedy, cooking, food reviews, arts and crafts and ideas for binging during this crazy time. Tune into the first episode of this semester at https://youtu.be/PqIi7cWDRJA or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ktvkutztown
     Cara Cotellese, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

JOSHUA KOVITCH, SE PA PTAC INTERIM PROGRAM MANAGER
On Oct. 1, Joshua Kovitch assumed Southeast Pennsylvania Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SE PA PTAC) interim program manager. Kovitch succeeded Laurie Sterner, who helped with grant proposals, consulting with clients and served as interim program manager, has retired. The SE PA PTAC serves the counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia. In his new role, Kovitch will lead the SE PA PTAC team of government-contracting consultants as the center will continue to provide specialized assistance to small businesses for preparation, interpretation and submission of bids and proposals of government contracts. https://www.ptac-southeastpa.org
     Francene Dudziec, PASBD

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.