Daily Brief

Sept. 10, 2019

Photo of Old Main

KU RISES IN 2020 U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKINGS
Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities. In data released Monday, Sept. 9, U.S. News lists KU as No. 126 in the first tier of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, 11 spots higher than last year and KU’s highest jump in a decade. KU has been ranked in the first tier since 2011. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

Warm front shifting through the area will contribute to more clouds than sun today and turning slightly more humid. Highs in the upper 70s. Should be dry but an isolated shower cannot be ruled out.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

REGISTERING EVENTS INVOLVING MINORS IN NON-RESERVABLE SPACES
Kutztown University’s Protection of Minors Policy (GEN-004) requires all events involving minors on campus to be registered through the Room Reservation System (EMS). Some spaces on campus are non-reservable. To register an event involving minors in a non-reservable space, create a room reservation in EMS, select “non-reservable spaces” as the location and identify the building. It is important to note this process does not hold or reserve the space or location. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at ext. 3-1359 or conferenceservices@kutztown.edu.
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference Services

BLOOD DRIVE
Sept. 11
The Community Outreach Center and Miller-Keystone Blood Center invite you to honor 9/11 by giving blood to help those in need. The blood drive will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 218 McFarland Student Union. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will lessen your wait. Register at https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/45499
     Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Sept. 12 – deadline
The next University Curriculum Committee meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 26. The deadline for proposals is noon, Thursday, Sept. 12. Please submit proposals prior to the deadline to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, 319 Stratton Administration Center. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brennan at ext. 3-4220.
     Lisa Brennan, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

STUDENT ORGANIZATION RENEWAL FOR FALL 2019
Sept. 13 – deadline
Student organization advisors, online registration and signature sheets are due Friday, Sept. 13, to 153 McFarland Student Union to be considered an active student organization for the Fall 2019 semester. Click here for more information.
     Leah Cassellia, McFarland Student Union and Student Involvement

AFSCME 2234 MEMBERS
Sept. 16
AFSCME 2234 membership meeting will be 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in 114 Sharadin Arts Building. Food will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

RETIREMENT COUNSELING SESSIONS
Sept. 16
The representative from Fidelity will be on campus Monday, Sept. 16. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one counseling session, contact information and future meeting dates are located on the human resources website, or you can schedule an appointment through this link: https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/default/fort.
     Jeanette Forster, Employment and Benefits, Human Resources

CLAY CLUB POTTERY WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE JULIA PALMER
Sept. 18
Four weeks, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 18 – Oct. 9. This first of two four-week sessions is an introduction to wheel throwing designed for learners of all skill levels. We will discuss wedging, the steps in throwing, simple decoration and will have activities to help you grow your skills. We will spend time thinking about what forms fit our aesthetic most and will work to replicate them. Participants will make and glaze their own pottery. The cost is $75 and is open to all Kutztown University community members. To register, contact kuclayclub@gmail.com. Follow us on Instagram, @kutztownclayclub.
      Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

PSECU SPONSORSHIPS
Oct. 11 – deadline
Student organization advisors, PSECU offers a miscellaneous sponsorship for events and activities. Click here for more information and to apply. The deadline is Oct. 11.
     Leah Cassellia, McFarland Student Union and Student Involvement

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2019-0062

NEW - Utility Plant Operator 1 / Utility Plant Operator 2

Full Time

9/20/19

2019-0072

PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

9/20/19

2019-0013

Director Facilities Energy Services & Campus Utilities

Full Time

9/27/19

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 11

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Blood Drive
218 McFarland Student Union

Sept. 11

1 p.m.

Hayley Harnden farewell
207 Keystone Hall

Sept. 11

2 p.m.

Open Session for Profile Pictures
527 Old Main

Sept. 12

3 p.m.

SGB Pride Fest
DMZ

Sept. 14

8 a.m.

PGCHC’s Genealogy Conference
101 Academic Forum

Sept. 16

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

Sept. 16

5:30 p.m.

Walk with Wynnie
Rear porch, President’s residence

Sept. 13

11 a.m.

WVB vs. Saint Michael’s
Keystone Arena, Live stats / Live video

Sept. 13

3 p.m.

FH vs. Slippery Rock
Andre Reed Stadium, Live stats

Sept. 13

7 p.m.

WVB vs. Notre Dame (OH)
Keystone Arena, Live Stats / Live Video

Sept. 14

9 a.m.

MXC vs. Division II/III Challenge
North Campus Course

Sept. 14

9 a.m.

WXC vs. Division II/III Challenge
North Campus Course

Sept. 14

10 a.m.

WVB vs. Salem
Keystone Arena, Live stats / Live video

Sept. 14

noon

FH vs. Shippensburg
Andre Reed Stadium, Live Stats

Sept. 14

6 p.m.

WSOC vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Field, Live Stats / Live Video

OPEN SESSION FOR PROFILE PICTURES
Sept. 11
The university photographer will be holding an open session for all faculty and staff to update profile pictures 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 527 Old Main. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Fenstermacher at mfenster@kutztown.edu or ext. 6-5839.
     Office of Marketing and Digital Media
 
GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
Sept. 27
The third annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in the McFarland Student Union. Program proposals will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 13. Please submit your proposal on Engage@KU by following this link. This year’s theme is Experiences: Understanding (Y)our Journey. This day is ours to honor and tell unspoken stories, find ourselves in each other and dismantle perceptions that limit us all. The conference is free to attend. If you plan on attending, either as a presenter or attendee, register at the following link by Sept. 26: GSMC 2019 Online Registration Form. On-site registration will begin 9 a.m., Sept.27, in the McFarland Student Union lobby.
     Christine Price, Women’s Center and LGBTQ Resource Center

2019 PASSHE STEM STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Nov. 2
The sixth annual PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference will be held at Kutztown University, Saturday, Nov. 2. We are calling for oral and poster presentations from all students – undergraduate and graduate – in PASSHE universities’ STEM-related disciplines. Abstracts and registration can be submitted through this link before 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. In addition to presentations, the conference will feature a keynote speaker, presentation awards and lunch with refreshments. More information is available on the conference website. Please encourage your students to present at the conference, and feel free to share this with any interested faculty members or students in other PASSHE universities. Thank you.
     Yun Lu, Department of Mathematics

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.