Daily Brief

Dec. 20, 2021

NEW WEBSITE FEATURE IMAGE

You might notice a few fresh faces on the homepage at www.kutztown.edu. One of them is Reuben Pugliese, a junior Commercial Music major.

University Relations

Weather

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

High pressure crests the area during the day. After a chilly start to the day, sunny skies are expected. Temperatures will not warm a lot though. High temperature in the upper-30s. Winds southwest at 5 mph.

Announcements

VICE PROVOST AND GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE

Please welcome Melissa Lincoln as she begins a new role today as the administrative assistant in the Office of the Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and Graduate Studies.

Michelle Kiec, Office of the Provost

OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Rohrbach Library offers access to OverDrive, a library of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobook titles. It is compatible with Kindle, iPad and a variety of mobile and non-mobile devices. Libby, the OverDrive mobile app, offers an intuitive interface for reading eBooks or listening to audiobooks.

Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPACE FORCE

Being the newest military branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Space Force serves to protect the United States by equipping Guardians to conduct global space military operations and space warfare. Kutztown University salutes the service of all Space Force military members, veterans and family members.

Office of Veterans Services

PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR RECEIVES MEDIA FELLOWSHIP

Roman Altshuler, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, was selected for the inaugural year of the Marc Sanders Foundation’s Philosophy in the Media fellowship. Out of 264 applicants, 30 were selected to receive training from media industry professionals in order to increase the visibility of philosophy in public media through training and contacts in Op-Ed, long-form writing, or podcasting. Altshuler was selected for the Op-Ed writing workshop.

Roman Altshuler, Department of Philosophy

HONORS PROGRAM FALL GRADUATE RECOGNITION

The Honors Program recognized its twelve fall graduates with the awarding of medals, cords, and certificates Wednesday, Dec. 15, in 250 McFarland Student Union. These students successfully completed all of the requirements of the Honors Program, including the Capstone project. Please stop by Honors Hall and be inspired by the work submitted from: Jadesola Alatishe (Finance), Tiersa Curry (Anthropology), Rebecca Domas (Art History), Camille Kester (Computer Science and Applied Digital Arts), Mason Kester (Communication Design), Courtney O'Connell (Computer Science), Josh Ristovski (Communication Design), Rebecca Roux (Anthropology and Environmental Science), Rebecca Schweitzer (Professional Writing), Daniel Stevens (Geography and Geology), Melissa Stough (English) and Sabrina Vagasky (Computer Science).

Jennifer Schlegel, Honors Program

BERKS HALL - ELECTRIC RESTORED

The electrical panel in Berks Hall was replaced and power restored to the entire building. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

MAIL SERVICES

Holiday reminder: Please prepare their USPS Mail, Express Packages, UPS and FEDEX packages for processing no later than Dec. 22 to guarantee the mail will be posted and packages shipped out before the holiday break begins.

Mail Services & Storeroom

PUBLIC SAFETY & POLICE SERVICES

It is with deep sadness that the Department of Public Safety and Police Services announces the passing of Mr. Michael Drezek, father of Deputy Chief David Drezek. Cards and messages of condolence can be sent to David in care of Public Safety and Police Services.

Public Safety & Police Services

TOP 10 IN SPORTS SALES

The KU Sport Management sport sales team ranks in the top 10 at the National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship (NCSSC). Congratulations to the following students: Kayla Argen, Logan Kemp, Matthew Dougherty, Robert Winegar, Ryan Stephano and Sadie Doss. KU Sport Management is the only program in Pennsylvania ranked in the top 10 in sports sales.

Soojin Kim, Sport Management and Leadership Studies

WINTER BREAK HOURS

Student Recreation Center
Dec. 20-23 and Jan. 3-22
Student Recreation Center
– 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
– No group exercise classes
– Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2
Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
– 8-9 a.m. Monday through Friday
– Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
– 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
– Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2

Tracy Turner, Recreation Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 21 7 p.m. “Season of Light” Holiday Planetarium Show (Sold Out)
Planetarium, 100 Grim Science Building
Dec. 24-Jan 2 University Closed to the Public (correction)
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.