Daily Brief

February 11, 2020


In the latest ranking of Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide’s (ABAPG) 30 Best Small Colleges for Students on the Autism Spectrum, Kutztown University lists proudly among the top in the nation. A clear standout, Pennsylvania universities have seven representatives in the top-30. ABAPG highlights the KU Office of Disability Services’ My Place Program, a fee-based program designed specifically for students on the autism spectrum. The My Place program focuses on aiding in student success across academics, career development, social skills and independent college living. The program caters to students on the spectrum with different levels of support, tailoring the program to fit individual needs and goals. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Low pressure and an associated cold front will slowly pass through Tuesday bringing more periods of rain and showers, mainly in the morning. The tendency will be for things to dry out as the day progresses. Highs in the upper 40s.


Our deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Deryl Johnson as he and his family mourn the passing of his mother, Mrs. Patricia Ann Johnson, on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Messages of sympathy may be sent to Dr. Johnson, Department of Communication Studies, 214 Rickenbach Research and Learning Center.
     Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

Feb. 11-15
There are large discounts on clearance items at KU Campus Store until Saturday, Feb. 15. Plus, save $10 off $75 | $20 off $125 | $30 off $195 in-store only. Excludes other sales and offers. Hurry while supplies last. https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

Feb. 12
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching presents the first session of the Spring 2020 CET Presentation Series. Dr. Lynn M. Kutch will present "Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Creativity at KU," 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 324 McFarland Student Union. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificate will be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Demolition activities related to the vacant residence located at 201 South Baldy Street will begin Thursday, Feb. 13, and is anticipated to last several weeks. Demolition contractor access to the site will utilize the east end of Parking Lot F2 (Kemp). We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
      Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services


The procurement department of Bloomsburg University would like all those users that work collectively with them on service contracts to take a short survey. Please take a few moments of your day and share your feedback on your experiences. https://bloomu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_39HG8WCL901P7PT
      Angela Jackson, Office of Procurement


The next UCC meeting is Thursday, Feb. 27, in 29 Rohrbach Library. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, Feb. 13. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, 319 Stratton Administration Center. A signed original hard copy must be submitted for each proposal uploaded to the SharePoint site. Contact Ms. Brennan at ext. 3-4220 with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

Help your students with textbook affordability by placing a copy of your course textbook on reserve at the library. Your textbook is placed on reserve for in-library use by your students. You retain ownership of the textbook, and it will be returned to you at your request. To get started, you can either bring the textbook to the information desk and complete a short form or contact Dawn (dboody@kutztown.edu) to arrange for the book to be picked up.
     Dan Stafford, Rohrbach Library


Feb. 11

3 p.m.

DSO: Session on Accommodating Students
116 Stratton Administration Center

Feb. 11

6 p.m.

Black History Celebration Event (Reserve Seat)
223 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 12

11 a.m.

Social Equities Policy Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 12

2 p.m.

CET: Celebrating Undergrad Research/Creativity
324 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 13

1 p.m.

Open Forum #3 – Director of Multicultural Center
183 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 14

7 p.m.

ACT: Mamma Mia!
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 15

5:30 p.m.

KU Sweetheart Dance (Register)
218 McFarland Student Union

Feb. 15

7 p.m.

ACT: Mamma Mia!
Schaeffer Auditorium

Feb. 18

10 a.m.

Open Forum #4 – Director of Multicultural Center
102 Academic Forum

Feb. 12

7 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Shippensburg (Senior Night)
Keystone Arena

Feb. 15

1 p.m.

WBB vs. Shepherd (Pink Zone)
Keystone Arena  (Live stats | Video)

Feb. 15

3 p.m.

MBB vs. Shepherd (Pink Zone)
Keystone Arena (Live stats | Video)

Feb. 11
Join the Department of Disability Services, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in 116, Career Development Center Seminar Room, Stratton Administration Center. Refresh your knowledge of the accommodation process and discuss implementation of specific accommodations including flexibility with attendance and assignment deadlines. Universal design and accessibility of classroom/instructional materials will also be discussed. Time will be allotted for questions and participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences and best practices.
     Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services


Tutoring Services provides free tutoring for students. Peer tutors, supplemental instructors, drop-in labs for business, math, computer science and STEM courses and academic peer mentors are offered. Tutoring helps students improve course content knowledge and study strategies and is designed to support individual student learning goals. Students are now able to request Tutoring Services online using their MyKU account under Academic Services. Tutoring Services is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, in 30 Rohrbach Library, on the lower level. If you have questions please email tutor@kutztown.edu.
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the Calculus sequence, 2-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in 218 Lytle Hall. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/math-tutoring.html
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

More than 1,770 students have been named to the Fall 2019 Dean's List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean's list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.60. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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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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.