Daily Brief

December 22, 2020

Landscape image. Image of Melinda Quiñones is on the right and a gray scale image of water trickling down the Alumni Plaza steps is in the background.

QUIÑONES NAMED TO PSAC'S SOCIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE
Melinda Quiñones, director of Multicultural Services, has been named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's newly-formed Social Justice Task Force. The group will represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds with the common goal of combating racism and injustice while focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion within the league. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Morning clouds and a snow shower or flurry as the remnants of a quick-moving clipper exit. Skies becoming fair with gusty breezes. Highs in the low 40s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU STUDENT RECIPIENT OF NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
George Karalis, a junior biology major, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Karalis is the current president of KU's Eta Mu chapter of Tau Sigma and the third KU student to date to receive a scholarship from Tau Sigma. He was selected among 67 candidates for this prestigious award.
     Lisa Grabowski, Office of New Student Orientation

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 25-Jan. 3

All Day

UNIVERSITY CLOSED – WINTER HOLIDAY

HOLIDAY WEEK MAIL SERVICES/STOREROOM
With the upcoming holiday week, the Office of Mail Services would like to remind all departments to please prepare their USPS mail, Express packages, UPS and FEDEX packages for processing no later than Wednesday, Dec. 23, to guarantee the mail will be posted and packages shipped out before the holiday break begins. There will be no FEDEX or UPS pick up Thursday, Dec. 24.
     Pamela Reinhart, Mail Services and Storeroom

HOT OFF THE PRESS – “PAINTER OF THE STARS”
The Heritage Center is pleased to announce the release of "Painter of the Stars: The Life and Work of Milton J. Hill (1887-1972)," Kutztown University Annual Publication Series, Vol. VIII, co-authored by Lee S. Heffner ’69, M ’74 and Patrick Donmoyer ’09. Explore the colorful work of local barn star artist Milton J. Hill, Virginville, Berks County, who profoundly contributed to the evolution of this classic Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition. Be one of the first to pick up your copy before the holidays. Please call the office or email to schedule a time to stop by. http://www.kutztown.edu/pgchc
     Naomi Pauley, The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

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

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.