Daily Brief

Aug. 15, 2022

Old Main Clock Tower



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

Partly sunny skies for most of the day. An upper-level trough digs into the region and may help generate showers during the afternoon. High temperature near 77. Winds southeast at 5 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10".


KU Email Signature

We are excited to share our accessible email signature for staff and faculty. This signature features the university’s official maroon color and is accessible for all audiences by removing gold and any logos. In this document, you will find instructions for Outlook on PC, Mac and the web app (OWA). We encourage the entire campus community to welcome and utilize this new signature to further advance our brand both on and off campus, and to align our efforts toward accessibility.

University Relations

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the July 2022 Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

AFSCME Local 2234, please join us at our monthly membership meeting 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 203 Academic Forum. We are currently looking to fill our treasurer position, as our former treasurer has left KU for another position. If you are interested in this position, please let someone on the board know of your intent. Any issues or concerns should be brought to our meeting.

Christina Ferris, Biology/AFSCME Secretary

Secretarial Technology Opt In

Secretarial Technology (Sec Tech) is an informal listserv designed for staff or anyone to receive weekly technology tips for basic office programs and functions. Software programs include Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point (both desktop apps and Microsoft 365), Adobe Acrobat DC, Photoshop, InDesign and more. Email fiorini@kutztown.edu to opt in.

Julie Fiorini, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


University Writing Center

The University Writing Center opens Tuesday, Sept. 6. Faculty contact UWC at pytleski@kutztown.edu to schedule an in-person Zoom information session or an in-class writing session. Please share the following with your students and consider including in your syllabi:
     The University Writing Center is a free student service - both in person and online - offering advice and assistance with writing assignments related to any course or subject. Tutors can assist students in improving the composing process, as well as development, organization, style, documentation and mechanics. Contact UWC at 610-683-4733 or wrcenter@kutztown.edu to set up an in-person appointment. Go to https://kutztown.mywconline.com, to use the UWC online. Instructions and screenshots are on the website. Fall 2022 hours are:
In-person-100C Rohrbach Library
- 2-6 p.m. Sunday
- 2-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
- 2-6 p.m. Sunday
- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
- 3-8 p.m. Wednesday
- Noon to 4 p.m. Friday

Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Aug. 15 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
203 Academic Forum
Aug. 22 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Standard Administrative Office Hours
Aug. 26 8 a.m.
9 a.m.
Faculty and Staff Convocation Celebration
Continental Breakfast
Schaeffer Auditorium


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.