Daily Brief

Aug. 1, 2023

red flower baskets hanging with a photo of Old Main in the background



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

A day more reminiscent of early Sept. rather than early Aug. Fair skies with cool Canadian high pressure in control. High only about 77 which is the normal high for Sept. 9 in our area. Lows tonight around 55 with very low-for-Aug. dewpoints.


Move-In Day Volunteers Needed

Fall move-in day is one month away. We need your help to make this run smoothly. Please register today to be a move-in day volunteer. Jobs include greeting families, providing instruction and unloading items from cars. Move-in day is 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation Programs

Registration Open for PASSHE DEI Summit

Registration is now open for this year's hybrid PASSHE DEI Summit, November 8-10. This year's theme is "The Power of Community: Uniting to Amplify Voices and Foster Well-Being". The Summit is free to attend for all PASSHE students, staff and faculty, whether attending in person at Shippensburg University or virtually. Meals will be covered during the summit. The only cost to factor in would be reserving hotel rooms if planning to attend in person. More information on hotel rooms can be found when registering. Visit the PASSHE website here for further details and to register. The Call for Proposals can also be found on the website. Proposals are due Thursday, Sept. 7. We encourage everyone to attend sessions that you can. More information on specific sessions and keynote speakers to come in the following months. It is a great professional development opportunity to learn more about DEI and what other PASSHE schools are successfully doing.

Angelica Mishra, Inclusion & Outreach

The Kutztown University Writing Center Opens Tuesday, Sept. 5

Please have your students reach out to the KU Writing Center for help and to schedule a writing session concerning papers for any subject/discipline. Also, please include this information in your syllabi:

Faculty: Please use the following Google form to let us know if you would like an in-person or Zoom information session about the UWC or any in-class writing information sessions. Also, please let your students know that they can choose to have you notified after coming to the UWC for help with work from your class. Information Session Form: https://forms.gle/yhAn9jTuMbAwRe9x6

Students, two methods of tutoring, in-person and online, are available.
- To set up an in-person appointment, please call 610-683-4733 or email wrcenter@kutztown.edu. You can also just stop by the center.
Fall 2023 In Person Hours:
2-6 p.m. Sunday
2-8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

- To begin using the Writing Center online site and schedule an online session, please go to https://kutztown.mywconline.com. Please see our website for additional helpful instructions and screenshots:  https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/.  
Fall 2023 Online Hours:
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

Please direct any questions to pytleski@kutztown.edu.

Patricia D. Pytleski , University Writing Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Aug. 3 2 p.m. Reception for Toyia Heyward
President's Boardroom

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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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.