Daily Brief

October 27, 2020

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KU RECEIVES GRANT TO RECRUIT STEM STUDENTS
The National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program has awarded Kutztown University a $1 million grant to fund the university's new Emerging Mathematics and Computer Science Scholars Program, which will recruit and support talented mathematics, computer science and information technology students with demonstrated financial need. This program will also generate new knowledge on recruitment, retention and student success, which will be circulated through publications and presentations. KU's EMACS Scholars Program will provide scholarships to students who are interested in pursuing their degree in mathematics, computer science or information technology. 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 as we remain in an unsettled regime between systems. A shower around, but less moist than yesterday. Highs cool at about 57. Light north breezes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETS
Oct. 29
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, with a discussion on “Spheres of Interest and Power Struggles.” The U.S. has a very divisive political climate, with coastal and urban areas typically having a strong majority of membership to one party and rural areas with a majority to the other. I claim that the unification of these areas renders government inefficient by the majority in an area suppressing the views of the minority. All are welcome. This is a ZOOM meeting. Here is the link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98035016433?pwd=QjdSMDcyQk5Rd1VlMzFLeHdiVnVtQT09
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ku.philosophyclub/
     Henry Winkleman, president; Allan Bäck, adviser

KUF HOSTS SOCIALLY-DISTANCED TRUNK OR TREAT

Oct. 29
Join us for some socially-distanced Halloween fun. Our staff and community volunteers will be masked up, our vehicle trunks will be decorated and we will have lots of goodie bags. No need to get out of the car; let your little ones grab the bag while showing off their masked faces. Please register so we can ensure there are treats for all.
https://www.kuf.org/events/2020/2020-kuf-trunk-or-treat-night---10.29.2020
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

FIRST-GEN AT KU
As this week begins, remind students to start thinking about classes to take next semester and to schedule meetings with their academic advisers. Winter 2020 and spring 2021 classes are available on MyKU. The KU Glossary located on the MyKU Mobile App will also be helpful to share with students. It is a collection of terms that students are likely to come across on MyKU or around the university. 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 at KU

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

2020-0097

NEW - 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

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
socialequity@kutztown.edu

Oct. 30

11 a.m.

Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein
https://passhe.zoom.us/j/98900910906

REMIND STUDENTS ABOUT VIRTUAL GRADUATION FESTIVAL
Oct. 27
Virtual Graduation Festival for the graduating Class of Fall 2020 will be available starting Tuesday, Oct. 27, www.kubstore.com. The Virtual Graduation Festival is a "one-stop-shop" for graduates to purchase caps and gowns, order class rings, purchase diploma frames and learn more about KU alumni engagement.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

OPEN FORUM WITH CHANCELLOR GREENSTEIN
Oct. 30
State System Chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein will visit Kutztown University virtually Friday, Oct. 30. An open forum will be held for the campus community from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. using Zoom Video Conferencing. The link is https://passhe.zoom.us/j/98900910906.
     KU Office of University Relations

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

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

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.