Daily Brief

December 11, 2020

diploma holders with the words KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA embossed in gold.

FALL 2020 VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT SET FOR SATURDAY
Nearly 475 students will be awarded degrees during Kutztown University's fall virtual commencement at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12. Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, and Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, will preside over the virtual ceremony. The virtual commencement ceremony will be presented as a YouTube premier and will feature the president, provost and deans giving their commencement remarks and the official conferring of degrees. Each graduate's name will be shown on screen. After the 9 a.m. premiere, the video will be available on demand. In addition, the digital commencement bulletin and cap and gown celebration video will be available at https://www.kutztown.edu/virtualcommencement.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR DEE HESS
Dec. 18
Please join us at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate Dee Hess' retirement. Dee has provided 15 years of service to KU through the Health and Wellness Center. Log in and wish her well. Zoom meeting: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98826300392.
     Erica Stratton, Office of the Dean of Students

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the December 2020 Employee of the Month.  https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Human Resources

PARENT BULLETIN: DECEMBER 2020
This month's edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online. Please encourage parents, family members and our campus community to sign-up for the monthly e-newsletter (sign-up here). Please direct any questions to University Relations at UR@kutztown.edu.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

2020-21 POINTS OF PRIDE
We've updated our Points of Pride website to include many of the accomplishments of the last month, including the addition of KU's 22nd varsity sport, Saturday's virtual commencement ceremony and faculty recognition. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

25% OFF FAMILY COLLECTION
Day 11 of 12 Days of Deals; shop in store and online.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

SEARCHING FOR A SNACK OR MEAL ON CAMPUS?
KU Campus Store is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are stocked with healthy snacks, sandwiches, candy, treats and soft beverages. Stop down and browse our selection while you shop our 12 days of deals that runs until Dec. 12.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

SABBATICAL APPLICATIONS COLLECTION SCHEDULE
The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available to collect your sabbatical applications in 130 Lytle Hall on the following dates and times:
- Thursday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Friday, Jan 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to noon
Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. In addition, we will collect your sabbatical application electronically through the SharePoint Online. A submission link with a brief instruction will be shared with you before spring semester starts. More sabbatical application information can be found on the APSCUF-KU website.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

WINTER HOURS
COVID 19 resources and testing sites https://www.kutztown.edu/spring2021.
Health and Wellness-Clinical Services
- Open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dec. 14 through Jan. 8. Will resume normal hours Jan. 11.
- Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 3.
- Closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Call Public Safety at ext. 3-4001, for an on-campus medical emergency.
Administrative, Health Promotions-AOD Winter Hours
- Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 14 through Jan. 15.
- Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 3.
- Closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Call Public Safety at ext. 3-4001, for an on-campus medical emergency.
Counseling and Psychological Services
- Closed Dec. 14 through Jan. 18. Will resume normal hours Jan. 19.
Mental health emergencies, contact Public Safety at ext. 3-4001, Service Access Management at 610-236-0530 or go to the nearest emergency room.
     Health and Wellness Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 12

9 a.m.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony
https://www.kutztown.edu/virtualcommencement

Dec. 18

1 p.m.

Dee Hess Retirement Celebration
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98826300392

Dec. 21

5 p.m.

Planets Align on the Winter Solstice
Zoom ID: 966 2316 1968, Zoom Passcode: STAR

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.

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.