Daily Brief

December 3, 2020

Pennsylvania Dutch design, hand painted on paper ornament with words reading "Merry Christmas" in decorative calligraphy.

WEATHER

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

Partly cloudy and crisp, though not as chilly as yesterday. Should be dry throughout the day under weak high pressure. Highs around 48. Light southwest breezes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE
I am pleased to announce that tenure has been granted to the following faculty members effective with the 2021 Spring Semester:
– Ko-Hsin Hsu, Criminal Justice.
– Amber Pabon, Secondary Education.
     Kenneth Hawkinson, University President

IN MEMORIAM
We regret to inform you retired professor Richard A. Law, Sr., Ph.D., passed away Nov. 21. He taught English at Kutztown University from 1962-92. Dr. Law, together with Dr Connie Dent, co-founded KU’s Women’s Studies program. He served as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1970-71, acting dean of CLAS in 1971-72, and acting dean of the College of Graduate Studies 1984-85. Presented Kutztown State College’s first Distinguished Teaching award in 1975, Law was named a 1976 Commonwealth Teaching Fellow and the recipient of the state’s highest award for excellence in teaching and academic service – Distinguished Teaching Chair. When asked about him, Dr. Anne Zayaitz said, “Dr. Law was a true gentleman.” After a long and distinguished career at KU, he went on to teach another 28 years at Alvernia University. We invite you to read his obituary here and an Alvernia article here.
     University Relations

CIVIL CIVIC DISCOURSE
Dec. 3
State Senator David Argall and State Senator Judy Schwank will take part in an Honors Program sponsored event 11 a.m., today, Thursday, Dec. 3. The webinar, “Civil Civic Discourse in an Era of Hyper-partisanship,” is open to the campus community and will feature a moderated talk on working together in the Pennsylvania Senate during an age of bipartisanship. Zoom ID: 981 0060 9235. Password: Civility. @KutztownHonors
https://bit.ly/354YMMT
     Honors Program

PARKING TICKET APPEALS ZOOM MEETING
Dec. 3
The University Traffic Bureau will hear ticket appeals 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, via Zoom. To learn more about our new process, please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/transportation-services/parking-ticket-appeals/university-traffic-bureau.html. All student appeals must first be submitted in writing via MyKU (click on Vehicle Services). Individuals appealing tickets more than seven days old must attend the Zoom meeting. Call 484-646-4249 for more information.
     Anne Reel, University Traffic Bureau

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Dec. 3
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., today, Thursday, Dec. 3, via Zoom Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472 Passcode: 400956 https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in University Senate D2L. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

SEND PETRITSA WELL WISHES ON HER RETIREMENT
We are creating a video montage for Petritsa for her retirement after 15 years at KU. To submit a video, please use this link: https://getmontage.co/invitation/24bac31d-1544-477f-a5a7-57905c1a26a5
     Amanda Garcia, MSU

25% OFF PET ACCESSORIES
Day three of 12 Days of Deals. Shop in-store and online.
https://kubstore.com/category/apparel/collections/pet
     KU Campus Store

FREE AUTO BUYING WEBINAR
For some people, buying a vehicle is a thrilling experience - finding the right one, haggling for the best price and driving away in a new ride. But for others, shopping for new wheels is unpleasant and stressful. As one of the top auto lenders* in Pennsylvania, we know a lot about the buying process. Because of this, we’re presenting a free auto buying webinar. We'll cover tips for buying, differences between buying and leasing and other general financial considerations. Register via the provided link by 5 p.m., Dec. 7. This webinar is free and open to everyone. *Based on December 2019 Auto Lender Summary from Experian.
https://campaign.documatix.com/DM/DPS/WebForms/WebForm/E335FA32A55225B9
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 3

11 a.m.

Webinar: Civil Civic Discourse
https://bit.ly/354YMMT

Dec. 3

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023

Dec. 3

2 p.m.

MyKU Appointment Scheduling
https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kusoftdev

Dec. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472

Dec. 4

10:30 a.m.

MyKU Appointment Scheduling
https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kusoftdev

Dec. 5

10 a.m.

Christmas on the Farm
Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/pgchc

Dec. 8

2 p.m.

Petritsa Chatzitziva's Retirement Celebration
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92457195509

Dec. 9

8 p.m.

Jourdain Fisher Comedy
Virtual; Register at: http://bit.ly/KUPAcomedy1209

Dec. 10

noon

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
Click here to preregister

Dec. 10

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91979073829

Dec. 10

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees Plenary Session
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98067141149

BLOOD DRIVE
Dec. 10
Our final blood drive is noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, Keystone Field House. With students off campus, we need the support of our faculty and staff to reach our goal. Please register to give and invite your friends and family to do so as well. This is open to the public and is COVID compliant. Preregister: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81780
      Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

ONLINE W-2 ENROLLMENT
Sign up now to receive your 2020 and future W-2 forms electronically. The enrollment option can be found in Employee Self Service under the Payroll tab and Update W-2 election. Any election made this year will remain your standard delivery option for future years. If you received your W-2 online last year, you do not need to enroll again this year. Please use AskHR for any questions.
https://kusupport.passhe.edu/footprints/servicedesk/portal/set/103
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Feb. 15 – Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students graduating Dec. 2020 or May 2021 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center/academic-achievement-awards.html
      Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

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.