Daily Brief

August 12, 2022

FIORINI NAMED KU EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY 2022

Congratulations to Julie Fiorini, management technician, Liberal Arts and Sciences, on being named Kutztown University Employee of the Month for February 2022. Fiorini’s nomination from Dr. David Beougher, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, can be read online.

University Relations

Weather

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

Very amplified mid-level trough over the region will bring temperatures down to slightly below normal providing a break from the heat. High pressure will provide for a sunny day. High temperature near 80. Winds north at 5 mph.

Announcements

Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration

Please join us Friday, Aug. 26 for the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration at Schaeffer Auditorium. Dr. Hawkinson and Cabinet members will provide university updates. Light breakfast will be available in the lobby starting at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. Please click on the link for the online registration.

Office of the President

Standard Administrative Office Hours

Just a reminder, the university returns to standard administrative office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an hour lunch, today, Monday, Aug. 22.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Boehm Water Service Shutdown

Water service to Boehm will be shutdown 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 19.  This disruption will also impact cooling to the building. This is in support of the Greenhouse project currently under construction. I apologize in advance for this disruption. Please contact Mark Prevoznik with any questions or concerns regarding this shutdown at prevozni@kutztown.edu.  

Bill Leech, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

August Parents and Family Bulletin

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.

University Relations

SBA Administrator Guzman Visits Pennsylvania SBDC

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers network was honored to host U.S. SBA administrator Isabel Guzman on Aug. 1 to meet with four of PASBDC’s successful Black women business clients for the start of Black Business Month. The small business roundtable was held to highlight the positive impact of the Pennsylvania Digital Transformation and eCommerce Program (PADTEP) at Temple University SBDC. This program is an initiative that provides statewide digital services to transform businesses’ potential to increase profits and sustain operations online. During the roundtable, small business participants shared individual stories of their ability to navigate, evaluate, and communicate information online with eCommerce platforms or in a digital format thanks to PADTEP resources.
   Through the SBA CARES Act funding, Temple University SBDC was able to launch a successful eCommerce and Digital Marketing Pennsylvania SBDC Center of Excellence to assist small businesses with migration to eCommerce sites, and expansion of eCommerce capabilities during the pandemic. Rebranded as PADTEP in September 2021, the program has provided 276 webinars in the last two years to over 8,500 attendees. Additionally, PADTEP has assisted more than 340 clients with 1,890 hours of direct consulting. Visit pasbdc.org to learn more or to apply for PADTEP services.

Francene Dudziec, Pennsylvania SBDC

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
Program
Schaeffer Auditorium

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.