Daily Brief

April 9, 2021

Screenshot of the Wellness Day highlight video. Image of a table setting with flowers.

WATCH: WELLNESS DAY HIGHLIGHTS
Check out some highlights from last week’s mini-Wellness Day featuring events around KU’s campus.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communication

WEATHER

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

High pressure meanders off the New England coast. Easterly flow will provide for a chance of showers. High temperature in the upper-50s. Winds southeast at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 of an inch.

Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike recorded a new Weather & Climate Chat podcast with student forecaster Laura Miller, discussing past, present and future weather, as well as a fascinating chat about tornadoes. Click here to listen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING
At Kutztown University, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone who is a part of our campus community. At the earliest opportunity, please complete the EVERFI diversity, equity and inclusion training emailed from PASSHE on March 19.
     Dr. Hawkinson, University President

STUDENT TRUSTEE SEARCH
Nominate students who could best serve the university as its student trustee. Candidates must be full-time, undergraduate students with 32 or more credits by fall 2021 semester; are in good standing; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; and are able to serve two academic years (2021-22 and 2022-2023). Submit your written nomination, including the student’s name, email and telephone number, to heyward@kutztown.edu. We would appreciate nominations as quickly as possible as the deadline for the entire application process is April 15. More Information.
     Marshae Batchelor, Student Trustee Search Committee

SUMMER HOURS
As in past years, KU will initiate summer hours beginning Monday, May 10, the Monday following finals. These hours will remain in effect until Friday, Aug. 20, a week before the start of classes. Summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 30 minute lunch. Anyone who has a need to maintain the normal winter hours may submit a request through their supervisory line. Approval for such a request will be at the vice-presidential level and should be communicated to Human Resources.
     Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

REMINDER: EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINE
Pennsylvania residents in Phase 1B of the state's vaccine distribution plan are now eligible to schedule their vaccine appointment. This includes all Kutztown University employees. Residents should use the Department of Health's Vaccine Provider Map to find a vaccine provider nearest them.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communication

AFSCME LOCAL 2234

AFSCME Local 2234 will be handing out a coupon to all members who were “essential” during the winter months. We appreciate your efforts during these trying times. Please see one of the Executive Board members for this coupon. Local 2234 will also be selling a Wawa coupon for $5 which you can exchange at Wawa for a “shorti hoagie” at any store.
      Christina Ferris, Department of Biology and APSCUF

REMINDER TO REPORT WITHIN 72 HOURS
For all current staff, faculty and student employees, this is a reminder that as a current employee or volunteer we are required to provide written notice within 72 hours after an arrest or conviction for a reportable offense or notice of being listed in the statewide database as a perpetrator of a founded or indicated report of child abuse. The form can be found on the KU Human Resource website under Forms/Employee Resources>Employment>72-Hour Self-Reporting of Reportable Offenses.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

APSCUF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties at Kutztown University will grant two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students returning to campus fall 2021. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. Please encourage your students to apply. Please refer to the KU APSCUF website for more information.
     Andrew Mashintonio, Department of Biology/Student Liaison Committee

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship Policies, 11 a.m. to noon., Tuesday, April 13, via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail with socialequity@kutztown.edu.
     Danielle Santos, Office of Social Equity

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 9

10 a.m.

Purr-Brehony Ed.D. Dissertation Defense
Virtual

April 10

7 a.m.

STEM Open House

April 12

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic

April 13

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Virtual

April 15

7 p.m.

Visiting Ceramic Artist Lecture with Mac McCusker
Virtual

Date

Time

Event

April 9

 

TRACK vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium

April 9

Noon

BB vs. Shippensburg (DH) changed
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 9

1 p.m.

SB vs. Shippensburg (DH) changed
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 9

3 p.m.

M/W TEN vs. Albright
Keystone Courts

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.