Daily Brief

December 14, 2020

Screenshot of graphic on YouTube video with maroon and gold horizontal banners, copy link button, play button and text of Kutztown University Fall Commencement 2020.

The university held its Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12. See all of the coverage, including remarks from university officials, our digital commencement bulletin and the “Cap and Gown Celebration” video at https://www.kutztown.edu/virtualcommencement.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Photo of snow falling in front of Old Main.

Wednesday morning's snow flurry turned the KU campus into a real-life holiday card. See more photos of KU's first snow on KU's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kutztownu/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/KutztownU) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/KutztownU) accounts.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Low pressure will move offshore during the day. Rain and snow showers during the day. Transitioning to all snow during the afternoon. Ground temperatures are relatively mild so snow will have a hard time sticking, but we should see very light accumulations. High temperature in the mid-30s. North wind at 5-10 mph. Snow accumulations less than one inch.


The Department of Biology is pleased to announce a publication by biology faculty members Carol Mapes and Greg Setliff along with faculty member Richard Courtney of geography, and alumnus Kelly Bothur ’13, Bachelor of Science in environmental science/biology. The paper, “Range expansion of the Asian Chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuiphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in the Mid-Atlantic States,” was published in the Transactions of the American Entomological Society.
     Chris Sacchi, Department of Biology


Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy “Ktv,” a biweekly show produced by students in the Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production. The show features comedy, cooking, food reviews, arts and crafts and ideas for binging during this crazy time. Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ktvkutztown for the last three episodes of the semester. Happy Holidays.
     Cara Cotellese, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

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

The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available to collect your sabbatical applications in 130 Lytle Hall on the following dates and times:
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 28.
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Jan 29.
- 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Feb. 1.
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

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


Dec. 18

1 p.m.

Dee Hess Retirement Celebration

Dec. 21

5 p.m.

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

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

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.