Daily Brief

September 7, 2022

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State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA)

The annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) has begun. SECA is your annual opportunity to donate to your favorite charities through the workplace. This year, we’re rolling out the red carpet with the theme “Lights. Camera. Give!” This theme encourages each of us to be a star and play a leading role in giving back to those in need.

Remember, SECA pledges must be renewed on an annual basis. Many employees prefer the convenience of bi-weekly payroll deductions, but you can also make a one-time donation by payroll deduction or check. Pledge forms and checks can be given to your SECA agency coordinator. 

To learn more, visit seca.pa.gov, where you’ll find information on how to be a leadership giver, how to dedicate your donation to someone special and more.

Step into the spotlight and make a difference for SECA charities. Let’s unite as a commonwealth for another great year of giving.

Toyia Heyward, SECA Coordinator, Office of the President

Video Replay: Bessie Reese Crenshaw Awarded KU President's Medal

Bessie Reese Crenshaw graduated from Reading High School in 1946 and enrolled in Kutztown State Teachers’ College that fall; she was the only Black student enrolled at the time. In 1950, she became the first African American to graduate from the institution, earning a B.S. in education. She was awarded the Kutztown University President's Medal on August 25. Watch the video replay online.

University Relations

Weather

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

Low pressure moves offshore but will still provide cloud cover and a chance of some afternoon showers. High temperature near 70.

Announcements

Return to Campus

Stop by the Return to Campus event to meet and chat with faculty and staff, have any questions answered, pick up some free food and enter for a chance to win raffles. The event will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Library/MSU Lawn.

Stacey Gambler, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Latino Heritage Month

If your office, department or student group is doing anything to celebrate Latino Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, please email your event details to the chief diversity officer, schearer@kutztown.edu by Monday, Sept. 12. We would like to cross promote all events to celebrate our faculty, staff and students of Latino Heritage.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Diversity

NYTimes, WSJ and Washington Post Access

The library is pleased to remind the KU community that you have free online access to three of America's most popular newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Instructions for how to sign up for an account or renew your access here: https://library.kutztown.edu/newspapers. Please contact Bob Flatley at flatley@kutztown.edu with questions.

Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

Registration Now Open for PASSHE DEI SUMMIT

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce PASSHE's 2022 DEI Summit, which will be held virtually Nov. 2-4. This year's theme is "What does it mean to belong? Cultivating relationships and centering equity in our communities." Registration is free using this link:

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion & Outreach

Proposal Submission for PASSHE DEI Summit EXTENDED

PASSHE has extended the due date for submissions for the virtual DEI Summit to be held Nov. 2-4.
- Extended priority submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.
- Final submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 16.
We invite you to submit a proposal to share your research, best practices, or lead an interactive workshop that is related to learning and implementing DEI practices, activating organizational cultural change, and measuring the impact of this work on your campus or in your community. The Planning Committee of the 2022 DEI Summit is excited to receive your proposals and convene a conference that highlights the important and innovative work happening across PASSHE every day.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

Please join us 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 103 Academic Forum for our monthly meeting. The meeting is held the third Monday of every month. If you have any questions or issues that you would like to address, please come out and join us. There are still positions available on the board and committee members are needed. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Dr. Carol Watson on KU Radio

Undergraduate Research and Creativity's social media coordinator, Abby Regensburger, recently interviewed Dr. Carol Watson about her work with undergraduate research and creativity. The interview aired Thursday, Sept. 1 on KU Radio, but you can also listen to it here on Spotify. 

Lynn Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Academics

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Old Main concourse (east side). Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Provost Office

KU Philosophy Club Meeting

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in 312 MSU. There will be a discussion about "Do You Want To Have Free Will?" All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Allan T Back, Philosophy and Government

University Curriculum Committee

The first University Curriculum Committee meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 22. The proposal deadline is noon, Thursday, Sept. 8. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Free Walk-in Math Tutoring

The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in 203 Lytle Hall.

Brian Kronenthal, Mathematics

Employment Opportunities

These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):

Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2022-0146 NEW - Program Manger PTAC Full Time 9/18/22
2022-0144 (internal) NEW - Director of Administration and
Organizational Effectiveness (internal)
Full Time 9/9/22
2022-0145 (internal) NEW - Assistant Director Capital
Acquisition (internal)
Full Time 9/9/22
2022-0140 NEW - Assistant Director, Disability
Services Office - Assistive and Computer
Technologies
Full Time 9/18/22
2022-0141 (internal) NEW - Utility Plant Operator 2 9-month
(internal)
Full Time 9/15/22
2022-0143 NEW - KUSBDC Business Consultant Full Time 9/13/22
2022-0142 NEW - Teaching & Learning Developer Full Time 9/14/22
2022-0011 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time Continuous
2022-0034 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0102 Admissions Clerical Assistant 2 Full Time 9/11/22
2022-0107 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0123 Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time 10/15/22
2022-0124 Budget Analyst Full Time 9/11/22
2022-0139 Special Events Coordinator Full Time 9/11/22
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 22-008 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer Full Time Continuous
OOC 22-012 Director of Construction Management Full Time 9/18/22
OOC 22-013 Accounting Manager Full Time 9/20/22

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 7 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
Sept. 7 5 p.m. Walks with Wynnie
Patio, President's House
Sept. 8 11 a.m. Return to Campus event
Library Lawn
Sept. 8 11 a.m. KU Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 8 3:15 p.m. APSCUF Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum - Zoom
Sept. 12 6 p.m. RAD training
22A Old Main
Sept. 13 6 p.m. RAD training
Georgian Room, Old Main
Sept. 15 6 p.m. RAD training
Georgian Room, Old Main

Athletics
Date Time Event
Sept. 9 4 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Scranton
Keystone Courts
Sept. 10 11 a.m. M/W Tennis vs. Chestnut Hill
Keystone Courts
Sept. 10 12 p.m. Football vs. California (Pa.)
Andre Reed Stadium (Stats | Video | Audio)
Sept. 10 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Mansfield
Keystone Field (Stats | Video)
Sept. 10 4:30 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Caldwell
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 10 6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Frostburg State
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)

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.