Daily Brief

August 14, 2020

Photo of Dr. Sandy Chambers looking at the camera.

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: DR. SANDY CHAMBERS
The Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Learning Technologies Education announces the retirement of Dr. Sandy Chambers. During her 24 years at Kutztown University, she co-founded the KU Children's Literature Conference and served on the committee for 21 years, served as a professional semester coordinator, and supervised in 55 elementary schools in the region. She also served on many committees including the KU Strategic Planning and Resource committee as well as KU Tenure and Sabbatical Leave Committees. Dr. Chambers published in various nationally-recognized journals and regularly attended and presented at national reading conferences (Literacy Research Association and International Literacy Association). The department will miss her enthusiasm along with dedication to our students and programs. In her retirement she plans to devote her time to charitable causes including study to become a spiritual director.
     Dr. Tracy Keys, Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Learning Technologies

WEATHER

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

Slow moving front coming in from the south while high pressure tries to move in from the north. Clouds will be plentiful tomorrow and we should have a risk for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds east at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY AND STAFF CONVOCATION AND CELEBRATION
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us for the virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration on Friday, Aug. 21. 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. This year you will have the opportunity to view presentations by each member of President’s Cabinet and the Emergency Management Team. 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 hope you can join me as we embark on the upcoming academic year.
     Kenneth S. Hawkinson, University President

JONES NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY 2020
Congratulations to Laura Jones, work control specialist in Facilities, on being named KU Employee of the Month for January 2020. Read her nomination here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Communications

ELECTRONIC ACCOMMODATION LETTERS FOR STUDENTS

The Office of Disability Services has eliminated paper accommodation letters and moved to an electronic accommodation letter-request system. Students who are registered with the DSO will request their accommodation letters through MyKU. An automated email version of the accommodation letter will be sent directly to the professor via email. Students are instructed to reach out to their professors to discuss how their accommodations will be implemented in their courses.
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

KU PRINT CENTER RELOCATION

The KU Print Center, managed by AlphaGraphics, has relocated to 106 Academic Forum. For all of your print needs, please contact them via email at printcenter@kutztown.edu or by phone at 610-683-4116. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
      Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

KU COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
The Kutztown University council of trustees issued a resolution of unanimous support this week for Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and the KU cabinet, administration, faculty and staff for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This is quite an honor coming from chairman Ludlow and our council of trustees, who have been so supportive of Kutztown University through the years," Hawkinson said. "We thank them for this honor, and I thank the many members of the KU community who have worked so hard to contribute to the success of the university during these trying times."
Read the resolution on KU's News and Media webpage.
     University Relations

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no face-to-face events scheduled at this time.

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.