Daily Brief

February 11, 2021

KU mascot, Avalanche, sits at the foot of a bronze statue of a golden bear standing on hind legs. In the background is the back of Old Main and the basketball courts with blue skies overhead. Piles of shoveled snow melt along the sidewalk directly behind Avalanche and the statue.

WEATHER

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

Our endless train of wintry events continues with another minor low pressure exiting today. By the time you read this, snow will likely have wrapped up with another coating to 2 inches or so on the ground. The rest of today will then just feature mainly cloudy skies with highs in the low-30s. Watch for slick spots as you walk and drive.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEST OF KU ALERT SYSTEM
Feb. 11
KU will test the university’s emergency alert systems beginning 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. During this time, all students and currently registered faculty and staff will receive test messages through the Omnilert’s text message, email and Simplex’s mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will show on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Faculty and staff are able to opt-in annually. Check the status of your service at KU Alert Text Messages. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.
     KU University Relations

40% OFF APPAREL AND GIFT TODAY ONLY
Feb. 11
Pawbucks spin the wheel discount. Shop in store and online.
https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

MARCH CAREER FAIRS
Faculty and staff, please mention our upcoming Career Fairs in March to your students. Students can register and sign up for this semester's industry-specific career fairs. www.kutztown.edu/handshake (Log in as a student to your Handshake Account, Click “Events” then “Career Fair”)
– Job Fair for Educators: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Mar. 8.
– Human Services, Government and The Arts Fair: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 9.
– Business and Stem Fair: 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 11.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/career-development-center/handshake-(internships-and-jobs).html
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 11

 

I Heart KU Week: Thank You to Donors
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6675471

Feb. 11

 

Wellness Day
No Classes

Feb. 11

noon

Wellness Day Mass
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center

Feb. 12

 

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
Click here to register: More Info.

Feb. 12

10 a.m.

GSM Conference: Malcolm Kenyatta
Register: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6628491

Feb. 15

 

President’s Day
Class Will Be Held

Feb. 15

noon

Denise Bosler Ed.D Dissertation Defense
Ed.D. Dissertation page: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4

Feb. 15

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Meeting
Zoom

Feb. 15

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic YouTube Channel

Feb. 16

2 p.m.

Business Smart: Ready to Start a Small Business
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27542

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The next UCC meeting is Thursday, Feb. 25, using Zoom. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, Feb. 11. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, using the new UCC SharePoint site: https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/KU-SP-UCC/submissions/DropOffLibrary. Please contact Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

LISTEN TODAY: KUDOS - LGBTQ+ RESOURCE CENTER

KUDOS, Kutztown University’s Dedication to Outstanding Service, focuses on university administrative and academic offices and the individuals within them, giving the campus community a look inside the working areas on campus. This week, we sat down with KU's LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Kutztown University Radio spoke with director Christine Price and graduate assistant Justin Trice. Listen on Spotify.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER IN KUTZTOWN BOROUGH
The borough of Kutztown has installed a ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station in the municipal parking lot behind the Kutztown Tavern. An hour of charging costs $1.35 and provides approximately 20 miles of drive time. The station can accommodate two cars at once.
     Derek Mace, Department of Psychology

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.