Big day tomorrow for our graduates! Commencement begins at 9 a.m. in the O'Pake Fieldhouse. You can watch live online at
You Missed It:
You may have received a “Residency Certification Form” in the
mail at home recently as a result of the implementation of Pennsylvania’s new
Act 32. While the act changes the way local earned income tax is collected, it
should be largely invisible to our faculty and staff. We do not need the form to
be returned to us, as we already have the required information on file for all
current employees. As long as your address as shown in Employee Self Service is
correct, there’s nothing else you need to do. The new form has been posted on
the HR website and is available in the office, for any employee with an address
Jennifer S Weidman, payroll manager, Human Resources
Fall commencement ceremonies are tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. in the O’Pake Fieldhouse. More than 600 baccalaureate and master’s degree candidates are expected to process. The commencement ceremonies will again be broadcast online through Ustream.tv, an interactive broadcast platform, enabling the families and friends of the graduates to view the ceremony live through a web connection: http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/urelations/commencement/
In keeping with tradition, a member of the KU faculty will address the graduates – assistant professor of marketing, Elizabeth Rogol, will speak at the ceremony. The faculty speaker is selected based on nominations submitted by the senior class. Graduate student remarks will be provided by Whitehall, Pa.-native Heath Mensher, who will receive his master’s degree in secondary education. Undergraduate remarks will be provided by Upper Chichester, Pa.-native Caitlin A. Smith, a speech communication major.
Construction update: The electrical shutdown on Tuesday, Dec. 27, will begin at 7 a.m. and end no later than 3 p.m. The shutdown will interrupt power to the entire campus. That does not include Golden Bear Village South, Golden Bear Village West, and Honors Hall.
Tom Green, director, Facilities Energy Management & Campus Utilities
The Human Resources Department will be closed to the public Dec. 26-30. During this time, inquiries may be submitted via Ask HR http://hr.dept.kutztown.edu/IssueSubmission.html and will be addressed on Jan. 3, 2012. For the Dec. 30, 2011 pay date, any employee with a live pay check will have it mailed directly from Harrisburg to their home address as printed on the face of the pay check. Please verify that we have the correct address. Direct deposit will be made on Dec. 30, 2011 as usual.
McFarland Student Union Hours
Dec. 11 -18: Final Exams Week and Commencement
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 19-23: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat and Sun closed
Dec. 24 - Jan. 2: Closed
Jan. 3 - 12: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*, Sat and Sun closed
*1/16/12 – Closed to honor MLK, Jr.
AFSCME 2234 members – Nominations will be taken at our Jan. 16 meeting for delegates to attend the International AFSCME Conference in late June 2012, in Los Angeles. Please plan to attend.
Chris Ferris, Secretary
Housing Application Process for Fall 2012/Spring 2013 returning students: you need to apply by 4:30 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 16.
Apryle Carney, assistant director, Housing & Residential Services
Lost and Found: If you lost something on campus this semester, please drop by the Communication Center in Public Safety to see if it was turned in. We receive Lost and Found items frequently from different campus locations. Even if you have checked with us earlier, please check again! It’s possible an item you checked on earlier in the semester may now be in our Lost and Found inventory. Our office is located in the basement of OM, room 15. You will need to provide a description of the item. We will donate unclaimed items by Dec. 23, 2011.