Daily Brief

August 26, 2019

Kutztown University is Nothing Without U!

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY IS NOTHING WITHOUT U!
Welcome, Class of 2023! Sunday’s freshman convocation was capped with the annual class photo at Andre Reed Stadium. Thank you to the Offices of New Student Orientation, including student Robert McGowan ’20 – the lead orchestrator of this year’s “KU” photo – and Marketing and Digital Media for their efforts in organizing and capturing the moment.

Walk with Wynnie Monday

WALK WITH WYNNIE MONDAY
Aug. 26
Join Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson and their dog Wynnie on a campus walk at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26. Walkers should meet on the back porch of the president’s residence. Refreshments will be served at the president’s residence at the conclusion of the walk. Participants are welcome to bring their dogs. The walk will be canceled in the event of rain.
     Office of the President

WEATHER

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

High pressure over Quebec will provide for a very pleasant day. Look for similar conditions to Sunday: sunny and cool. High temperature in the upper 70s. Winds northeast at 4-6 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNITY DAY
Aug. 29
Join us for Unity Day, 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, on Schaeffer lawn. Unity Day is about building a culture of respect on campus. There will be speakers, community organizations, food, fun and giveaways. Unity Day is sponsored by the Offices of the Dean of Students, Inclusion and Outreach, Institutional Climate Committee and the Commission on Human Diversity.
     Erica Stratton, Office of the Dean of Students

KU STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: BELIZE
Sept. 3
Please inform students who need a science inquiry (C1) course in the new General Education to attend an information session for the Winter 2020 Study Abroad Program in Belize from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 3, in 101 Academic Forum. BIO 125 Exploring Biodiversity fulfills the C1 requirement and will be offered Dec. 30 through Jan. 13, 2020, in Belize. The course introduces students to the rich biological and cultural diversity of Belize with time spent in Mayan community centers, tropical forests and coral reef ecosystems. For more information and to apply, visit https://KUTZTOWN-SA.terradotta.com/?go=belize.
     Chris Habeck, Department of Biology

HAMPTON INN & SUITES BACKSTAGE PASS
Faculty and staff are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look inside the new Hampton Inn & Suites Kutztown, 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12. Please RSVP at www.kuf.org/hotel before Wednesday, Sept. 4. Call 610-683-4110 with questions.
     KU Foundation

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION LETTERS ARE READY
Students registered with the Office of Disability Services will be approaching you to discuss their academic needs and deliver accommodation letters. Please review these letters with your students and discuss their needs to determine how you will provide their approved accommodations. Remember that some students may be self-advocating for the very first time, and be patient as students explain their need for accommodations. Contact the DSO at ext. 3-4108 if you have any questions.
     Office of Disability Services

OFFICE CHANGE
Parking and Transportation Services has joined the KU Card Office. The combined offices will be known as KU Card and Transportation Services. All student, faculty, staff and visitor parking permits will be distributed from 107 Academic Forum. Inquiries regarding parking decals, tickets and the campus shuttle program should be directed to 610-683-4825. Student ticket payments and appeals will be handled via their MyKU account.
     Jennifer Prevoznik, KU Card and Transportation Services

PARKING EMAIL CHANGE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Effective immediately, parking@kutztown.edu has been replaced with parkingpermits@kutztown.edu. Although a redirect will be in place for a period of time, all questions regarding parking registration should be directed to the new address. Please provide all students the new email address - parkingpermits@kutztown.edu. Parking enforcement questions and lot or parking space reservations should be directed to publicsafety@kutztown.edu.
     Anne Reel, Public Safety and Police Services

PARKING ENFORCEMENT BEGINS
Parking enforcement begins Friday, Aug. 30. Faculty and staff park in yellow-lined spaces and students park in white-lined spaces in assigned lots. Visitors park in green-lined spaces. Department secretaries, send an email to parkingpermits@kutztown.edu (note address change) to request visitor passes. Thank you.
     Public Safety and Police Services

PROCUREMENT NO LONGER UTILIZING AMAZON PRIME
Effective immediately, in an effort to cut costs and increase rebates, KU is utilizing Amazon Business and is no longer using Amazon Prime or purchase orders. P-card holders received an email invitation to Amazon Business. Use a university P-card to complete Amazon Business orders. Apply for a university P-card at https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/procurement-services/for-staff-and-faculty/commercial-credit-card-program.html.
     Procurement Services

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURE
Please keep in mind that campus departments are responsible for submitting their individual invoices to the Office of Accounts Payable for payment. Invoices can be submitted via the apinvoice@kutztown.edu email or via campus mail. All invoices should include the correct purchase order number, signature, date and be marked OK to pay. You may also submit an invoice by attaching the invoice directly to the purchase requisition in SAP marked with signature and OK to pay directly on the invoice to avoid payment delays. Following these procedures will ensure timely payment to our vendors.
     Office of Accounts Payable

FREE INTRODUCTORY BAGPIPE LESSONS
The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free introductory lessons to anyone interested in learning to play the bagpipes. Group lessons start the first week of September and are open to all faculty, staff, students and members of the surrounding community. The band is also open to any current pipers and drummers interested in participating. This summer was the band's first performance season since beginning free lessons in August 2017. Band members participated in the Kutztown Memorial Day Parade, the Kutztown Folk Fest and will perform at Muhlenberg's Riverfest at the end of the month. The Kutztown Pipe Band was recently featured on BCTV's Acoustic Roadshow. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu if you are interested in starting this September.
     Laura Sherrod, Department of Geology

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER AND KEYSTONE HALL SWIMMING POOL HOURS
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall swimming pool hours:
Student Recreation Center:
- Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 1-11 p.m.
Pool:
- Monday and Wednesday: 8-9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday: 8-9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8-9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
- Saturday: closed
- Sunday: 7-10 p.m.
Group exercise classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 3.
     Recreational Services

ROHRBACH LIBRARY OPERATING HOURS
Rohrbach Library will resume normal operating schedule Monday, Aug. 26:
- Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m.to midnight
- Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 2 p.m. to midnight
The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day.
     Jennifer A. Tanzos, Rohrbach Library
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 26

5:30 p.m.

Walks with Wynnie
Rear patio, President’s House

Aug. 29

10 a.m.

Community Link
Rear lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

Aug. 29

11 a.m.

Unity Day
Rear lawn, Schaeffer Auditorium

Sept. 2

All Day

Labor Day
No classes / administrative offices closed

Bobjak and Wozniak Showcased Skills Off the Field

BOBJAK AND WOZNIAK SHOWCASED SKILLS OFF THE FIELD
Kutztown University senior field hockey players Molly Bobjak and Kyra Wozniak both have had successful careers thus far in a maroon and gold uniform, but with only one year left in their collegiate eligibility, the duo is taking steps to become successful in life. Instead of taking the summer off or working a minimum wage job to pass the time, Bobjak and Wozniak bolstered their resumes by completing internships within their respective fields. Read more about their experiences by clicking this link.
     C.J. Hemerly, Sports Information

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.