Daily Brief

Aug. 17, 2022

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Welcome Week

Fall 2022 Welcome Week is packed with great events and activities for all. You can view the entire event listing online at www.kutztown.edu/orientation and select Welcome Week. Activities are scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 24 through Saturday, Sep. 10. 

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation


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

Closed low over our area will shift to the northeast. Some cloud cover is expected but we should see a fair amount of sunshine. Possible stray afternoon thunderstorm. High temperature near 79. Winds north at 5 mph.


Thank you

I would like to thank my co-workers and friends for the cards, flowers, and kind words during the recent death of my mother, Linda Stitzer. Your thoughts were very appreciated.

Lynn Hilbert, Custodial Services

Bear Essentials - Weekly Student Email Newsletter

Bear Essentials is the student email newsletter sent every Wednesday to all students throughout the academic year. If you have an announcement or an event that is of interest to and open to all students, Bear Essentials is your place. The deadline for submission is noon the Tuesday before publication. This year's first issue will be sent Wednesday, Aug. 24, so the deadline is noon, Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Josh Leiboff, Web and Digital Media

Inclusive Job Descriptions: Why Do They Matter, and How Do You Write One

If you serve on search committees, are a hiring manager, or assist in writing job descriptions for open positions at KU, please consider joining this free webinar, "Inclusive Job Descriptions: Why Do They Matter, and How Do You Write One," scheduled 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. The webinar hosted by Academic Impressions, is geared toward helping you generate quality candidate pools by using more inclusive language in your position announcements. Click here to register.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

Fall Assessment Day

Please join us for Fall Assessment Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 16, via Zoom. The agenda includes an overview of current university assessment practices, an introduction to the newest version of NuVentive and how programs can use it to track their assessment progress, and a workshop on assessment reporting best practices. We will give specific attention to the annual reports for program assessment. Questions should be directed to Assessment Fellows Michele Baranczyk (baranczy@kutztown.edu) and Nicole McClure (mcclure@kutztown.edu).

Nicole McClure, Office of Assessment

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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.

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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.