Daily Brief

August 25, 2021

Photo of nine people with shovels for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research.

The KU Foundation broke ground on the Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research Tuesday. The facility will be home to KU's growing collection of music, photos and artifacts, along with the rare and valuable vintage collection of mallet percussion instruments that have been acquired over three decades. The 13,250 square foot building will include a 2,100 square foot performance space in addition to rooms dedicated to each of KU's specialized collections of rare marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones, bells, steel pans and chimes. It will be a working facility, open to students as well as researchers, and will allow access to play the instruments as well as view one-of-a-kind materials unique to this center. Learn More.
     University Relations


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

High pressure takes hold to our south. Southerly flow will keep temperatures hot. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 90. Winds southwest at 5 mph.


Please join us as we welcome the university community back to campus at the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration on Friday, Aug. 27 in Schaeffer Auditorium. We will announce the winners of the Schellenberg Award for Teaching and Learning, Chambliss Faculty Award and the Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Programming will begin at 9 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium (doors open at 8:45 a.m). Kutztown University Marching Unit will be performing in front of Schaeffer from 8:15-8:45 a.m. 
     Amy Ridenour, Office of the President


The beginning of a new academic year is a good time to remind everyone about proper use of official Kutztown University trademarks. The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. By law, these marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the University Relations Office. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through CLC Licensing. The current list of protocols and approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at: https://www.kutztown.edu/logos. Questions regarding licensing can be directed to the University Relations office at ur@kutztown.edu or by calling x3-4114.
     University Relations

Fall 2021 accommodation letters will be available for students to start distributing via email on or about Wednesday, Aug. 25. The email subject line will indicate that you are receiving an accommodation letter and will list the corresponding course number. Please save a copy of these emails for your records. Students are instructed to reach out to you to discuss their accommodations. Take some time to review the accommodation letter with the student and determine how you will provide the approved accommodations in your class. Remember, while you may not ask students to disclose their disabilities, you may inquire about their difficulties and the challenges faced in the classroom.
     Linda Feinour, Disability Services
Now is the time to submit nominations for the August 2021 Employee of the Month!
     Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Branded KU name badges may be ordered through Waitz Corporation. Department chairs or secretaries can email sales@waitzcorp.com or call 610-437-5409 to request a quote for:
- 3.5” x 1.5” gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name and department; or
- 3” x 2” name badge gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name, title and department. Prices range from $9.50 to $20 depending on quantity. Avoid SourcePoint; order with a p-card. Contact Tammy Starner Wert at wert@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4114, if you have any questions.
     University Relations

Email tickets@kutztown.edu for event parking, tickets and building assistance after hours and weekends. Please remember to use the Authorization for Access to Buildings template to provide a list of students you would like to have access to buildings and specific areas. Email tickets@kutztown.edu for templates.
     Candi Calhoun-Border, Public Safety & Police Services

The Men's Basketball program is hosting its 12th annual Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 10 at Rich Maiden Golf Course, Fleetwood, Pa. The cost is $400 for a foursome and $100 for a single golfer or a hole sponsorship. Please contact Tom York at 610-683-4366(O) if you're interested. All proceeds go to the Men's Basketball Scholarship Fund. 
     Tom York, Athletics/Men's Basketball





Aug. 27

9 a.m.

Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration
Schaeffer Auditorium

Aug. 30

8 a.m.

First Day of Classes

Sept. 2

11 a.m.

Unity Day
Schaeffer Lawn

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

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.