Daily Brief

Dec. 19, 2022

SBDC Consultant Donna Simpson

Longtime Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Consultant to Retire

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) congratulate consultant and longtime champion for small business success, Donna Simpson for her impactful career with The University of Scranton SBDC. Simpson recently announced she will retire at the end of this year. during her nearly thirty-year tenure with The University of Scranton SBDC, Simpson has had an immense impact on economic development and businesses in the Scranton area and across Pennsylvania. During her retirement luncheon, Simpson was presented with the Pennsylvania SBDC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Francene Dudziec, Pennsylvania SBDC


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

High pressure builds across the Ohio River. Sunny skies but colder than normal temperatures are expected. High temperature near 37.


Protection of Minors Training (Get Inclusive)

As you may know, Get Inclusive is the new PASSHE provider for compliance training for topics such as Protection of Minors, DEI and others. Recently, it was announced by PASSHE that Get Inclusive will be relaunched due to implementation issues across all schools. This relaunch will happen this week. As with the original launch, you will get an email stating you have modules to complete. Log in to the system using your KU email. If you have difficulty, please report it to the vendor: support@getinclusive.com

Jeanette Forster, Department of Human Resources

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

Please join us 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 203 Academic Forum for the monthly AFSCME membership meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Special Interest Housing: Community Application

Students in our on-campus Special Interest Housing communities live in the same residence hall as others who share the common interest of the theme of the program. Faculty interested in creating any new communities in our residence halls for the 2023-2024 academic year should reach out by Dec. 23 to begin planning. If you are a faculty member interested in creating a community (similar to the art, KUVA, or mathematics and computer science scholars communities), please reach out to Amanda Slichter (slichter@kutztown.edu), assistant director of residence life, for more information about the application process.

Amanda Slichter, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services


UGRC Call for Presenters

Undergraduate Research & Creativity, in cooperation with the Honors Program, will once again offer the Student Workshop Series, 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please contact Lynn Kutch, kutch@kutztown.edu, if you would like to present a topic based on your area of expertise. More details to follow.

Lynn Kutch, Department of Modern Language Studies

Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students, graduating December 2022 or May 2023, for this prestigious award prior to the Feb. 21 deadline. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found here

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Sabbatical Applications Collection 2023

The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available 1-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, in 130 Lytle Hall to collect your sabbatical applications for Fall 2024-Spring 2025. Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. Each application should include the following items: signed verification of eligibility form from the provost's office (signatures of the applicant and the provost representative are required), signed application form (signatures of the dean, the department chair and the applicant are required), written sabbatical proposal and updated CV. More sabbatical application information including the forms and rubrics can be found here on the APSCUF-KU website. 

Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
203 Academic Forum
Dec. 21 6:30 p.m. Season of Light Holiday Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building
Dec. 26 -- University Closed

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.