Daily Brief

Dec. 13, 2021

While we will not be gathering in person for the traditional
President’s Holiday Gathering and musical performances this weekend, we are sharing this year's holiday greeting early to
help spread the spirit of the season.

President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson & “Wynnie” wish everyone many moments of joy and peace through the holidays and into the new year. 

Special thanks to the Presidential International Piano
Quintet for helping us share the season's greetings
with the Golden Bear family.

WEATHER

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

High pressure builds to our south leading to a continuation of fair conditions. Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal under sunny skies. High temperature near 50. Winds west at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPEN FORUM: DIRECTOR OF EXTENDED LEARNING
Kutztown University welcomes candidates for the position of Director of Extended Learning.
You are invited to a virtual open forum to meet the candidates for the Director of Extended Learning position. Go to the KU webpage at the link below for information and the Zoom link. Open forums are scheduled for:
– 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, Candidate A
– 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, Candidate B
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/provost-academic-affairs/director-of-extended-learning-search.html
     Kelly Hish, Graduate Admissions

RETIREMENT GATHERING FOR PAM SCAMPTON
Pam Scampton started in the Office of Financial Aid the summer of her freshman year as a work/study student and continued for more than 30 years. Pam’s familiarity with every aid program and her ability to think ahead and always ask, “What if?” made her the go-to person for technical, mathematical and processing questions. COVID forced us to postpone her retirement celebration. Please join us to recognize Pam’s many years of dedicated service, 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in 209 Stratton Administration Center when Pam returns for a well-deserved retirement celebration with light refreshments.
     Bernard McCree, Director for Financial aid Services

DONATIONS NEEDED: WINTER HOLIDAY FOOD BOXES
The Community Outreach Center in collaboration with Friend Inc. is looking for staff and faculty to donate food boxes for the holidays. All donations benefit local community members and families. Donations can be dropped off 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Outreach Center, 281 McFarland Student Union, no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15. Boxes can be decorated and can have the name of those who prepared it. Please click on the link to find items that can be included in the box.
     Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

PAM REINHART RETIREMENT
Pam Reinhart is retiring. Her last official day is Dec 31. She supervised the KU Mailroom since 2005 and became supervisor of both the Mailroom and Storeroom January 2020. She will be greatly missed. A small reception in honor of Pam is scheduled 1-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in Academic Forum lobby. Please join us to wish Pam well as she embarks on her new adventure and for cupcakes and light refreshments.
     Elizabeth Pflugler, Business Services

CONFERENCE ON HUMAN DIVERSITY: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Please submit your presentation ideas at: https://forms.office.com/r/Uwq9d3BMc1 by Dec. 17, and widely share this call for presentations. The KU Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce its 12th annual conference on human diversity will be held virtually Friday, March 4. Please save the date and consider offering a presentation, panel or workshop session. This year's theme, “Taking Action with Compassion: Advocacy, Healing and Reform,” responds to the ongoing need for action in the face of injustice while also acknowledging the importance of self-care and connection with others that seem especially critical at this moment. Students and scholars are welcome to present on any topic related to human diversity.
     Stephen W. Stoeffler, Commission on Human Diversity

CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Feb. 14, 2021–Nomination Deadline. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students graduating Dec 2021 or May 2022 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 https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center/academic-achievement-awards.
     Andrea Kirshman, Student Success and Academic Excellence

FINALS WEEK HOURS:
UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER
In Person in 100C Rohrbach Library:

– 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12
– 2-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13
– 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14
– 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15
– 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16
Online:
– 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12
– 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13
– 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14
– 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15
– 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION HOURS
– 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17
– 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18
– Closed Sunday, Dec. 19
Winter Break Hours
– 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday
– Closed Saturday and Sunday

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Dec. 14

11 a.m.

SourcePoint Training
Zoom Meeting | Registration

Dec. 14

2 p.m.

Pam Scampton Retirement
209 Stratton Administration Center

Dec. 15

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Dec. 16

7 p.m.

“Season of Light” Holiday Planetarium Show
Planetarium, Grim Science Building

Dec. 17

11 a.m.

Brenda McCauley Retirement
Student Recreation Center

Dec. 17

1 p.m.

Pam Reinhart Retirement
Lobby Academic Forum

Dec. 17

5 p.m.

Graduate Commencement
Keystone Fieldhouse

Dec. 18

10 a.m.

Undergraduate Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

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.