Daily Brief

August 9, 2019

THE PRINCETON REVIEW DESIGNATES KU AS ONE OF THE BEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE NORTHEAST FOR 2020

THE PRINCETON REVIEW DESIGNATES KU AS ONE OF THE BEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE NORTHEAST FOR 2020
Kutztown University has been featured as one of the "Best in the Northeast" by the Princeton Review for 2020. The education services company is widely known for its test prep programs and college and graduate school guides. KU is among 224 institutions named to the regional list and has been named to the list more than a dozen times in the last 20 years. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Marketing and Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure settles in for Friday. Fantastic weekend on tap. Sunny skies dominate for Friday. High temperature in the low-80s. Winds west at 3-8 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY AND STAFF CONVOCATION AND CELEBRATION
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration on Friday, Aug. 23, in Schaeffer Auditorium. A continental breakfast will be served in the lobby at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m.

The Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration will be a chance for us to celebrate all of our achievements and recognize many of our award-winning faculty and staff members. The event will also provide insight on the new initiatives on campus. New employees will be introduced and faculty, staff and student leaders will be acknowledged for their service. The Employees of the Month will be recognized and the Employee of the Year will be announced as well as the coaches of the year. A special presentation will be made providing updates on Admissions and the Enrollment Management Plan. The Kutztown University Foundation will also provide an update of their progress this past year, including the building of the Hampton Inn. The event will culminate with the presentation of the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching. Finally, I will close the event with my “State of the University” address wherein I will share accomplishments and challenges we will be facing in the coming year.

I would also like to invite you to attend the Freshman Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. in O’Pake Fieldhouse. This event allows us to formally welcome our freshman to academic life at Kutztown University. Academic regalia is not required.
Please click on the link below for the online registration no later than Monday, Aug. 19.
https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/2019FSCC/index.html

I hope you can join me as we embark on the upcoming academic year.

     Kenneth S. Hawkinson, University President

UPCOMING EVENTS

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DUNN JR., KEENY NAMED 2019 KU ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

DUNN JR., KEENY NAMED 2019 KU ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Kutztown University’s Andrew Dunn Jr. of the wrestling team, and Sara Keeny of the softball team have been voted the 2019 KU Athletes of the Year. Dunn claimed the 285-pound national championship at the 2019 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships on March 9 in Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the fifth national champion in program history. Keeny became the second player in program history to record a season batting average in excess of .500. Keeny produced school single-season records with a .518 batting average and 100 hits. She was a First-Team All-American and PSAC East Athlete of the Year.
     C.J. Hemerly, Sports Information

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
Aug. 9 and 10
I.T. fiber replacement will occur in Honors Hall Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10. This work may result in the campus fire alarm system not reporting alarms to Public Safety. Should you become aware of a fire/smoke emergency or alarm in any building during this time, please contact Public Safety immediately and give them the location of the fire/smoke or alarm so that they can respond. Thank you.
     Jeff LaGamba, Environmental Health and Safety

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE
Aug. 12
The 24/7 computer lab in Old Main will reopen Monday, Aug. 12. Please use the north side of the building to gain access to the lab. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562 or scott@kutztown.edu.
     Chris Scott, Facilities Project Services Office

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.

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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.