Daily Brief

February 5, 2021

Kutztown University president, Kenneth Hawkinson, right,  and August Employee of the Month, Michael Demetor, left, pose for a picture during an employee of the month presentation.

DEMETOR NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST
Congratulations to Michael Demetor, associate dean of students, on being named Kutztown University Employee of the Month for August 2020. Read Michael's nomination online.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Cold front from the low pressure system in the Great Lakes will pass through during the afternoon. The rain and snow threat will begin during the morning but escalate throughout the day until the front passes. Good news is the temperature will be relatively mild. High temperature in the low-30s. Winds south at 10-15 mph. New snow accumulation less than half an inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CET SPRING PANEL DISCUSSION
Feb. 9
The CET is pleased to provide our first spring panel discussion, “Undergraduate Research and Creativity at KU: Opportunities and Success Stories,” presented by Drs. Lynn Kutch, Adrienne Oakley and Tony Wong, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, via Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Everyone is welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you then.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

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

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
Feb. 18
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship policies, via Zoom, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The training will last approximately 30-45 minutes. If you would like to attend, please register by email with socialequity@kutztown.edu. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Please obtain approval from your supervisor if necessary. Additional training sessions will be offered in March and April. The Office of Social Equity also offers training in department sessions and through Desire2Learn. To schedule a training session for your department, please contact the Office of Social Equity at 610-683-4700.
    Office of Social Equity

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-Feb. 12

 

Winter Welcome Weeks
Event Schedule

Feb. 5

8:30 a.m.

Virtual Conference on Papacy of Gregory XV
Register Here: https://ludovisi.org/

Feb. 8

 

I Heart KU: Week
https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6675234

Feb. 8

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate D
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 9

11 a.m.

CET: “Undergraduate Research and Creativity…”
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Feb. 9

2 p.m.

First Step to Starting Your Business
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27392

Feb. 11

 

Wellness Day – No Classes

KUDOS: ART EDUCATION
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 Department of Art Education. Kutztown University Radio interviewed two professors with art education: Drs. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Peg Speirs. Listen on Spotify.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON PAPACY OF GREGORY XV
Feb. 5
Join us 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, for the free virtual conference celebrating the life and family of Pope Gregory XV Ludovisi (1621-23). At this conference, scholars will gather from diverse disciplines and from across the globe to discuss the accomplishments and life and times of this pope. The conference will feature graphics by KU student Alexis Greber ΚΌ21, and the participation of KU students Brenna Malloy, Delaney Marshall, Danielle Schwesinger, Sarah Siegel and Sophia Stefanowski. Feel free to attend select sessions. Presentations will be pre-recorded with live Q&A. Free; Registration Required at: https://ludovisi.org/.
      Pierette Kulpa, Department of Art

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ELIMINATING DEBT
Feb. 9
Once you acquire debt, it’s not uncommon to begin worrying about how you can eliminate it. Depending on the types and amounts of debt you have, there are various strategies that may help you pay it down. If you're ready to tackle your debt and need some inspiration, start here. We’ll describe different types of debt, discuss strategies for paying it off and provide tips for cutting costs. This PSECU free webinar is noon Tuesday, Feb. 9. Register by Monday, Feb. 8, https://campaign.documatix.com/DM/DPS/WebForms/WebForm/659CB19BF110D27C.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Feb. 9
Join us for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about or are in the early stages of starting a business, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Presented by Penn State Legal Clinic and U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27392
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

EVENTS FOR BLACK HISTORY AND WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
If your department, student club or class is doing anything as part of Black History Month in February or Women's History Month in March, please email me the details so we can get a campuswide listing of events and programs, as well as help with cross promotion. schearer@kutztown.edu. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK 2021
Invite your KU student entrepreneurs to showcase their business: marketplace, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, and panel, 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 25. Students can sign-up at cob@kutztown.eduhttp://www.kutztown.edu/EntrepreneurshipWeek
      Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurship Leadership Center

SOURCEPOINT APPROVAL CHANGES
As part of the PASSHE Eastern Regional Procurement Office, Kutztown University’s procurement process is transitioning to SourcePoint (Ariba) with a go-live date of Monday, April 12. When the transition occurs, new levels of approval will be established, which could be different from the current release strategy in SAP. SourcePoint is unable to utilize the current SAP release strategies, so a new workflow has been established by all of the PASSHE schools for each fund center. The new approval thresholds will be consistent across campus, starting at $1,000. Additional levels are added for asset, grant and technology purchases when necessary. Please email me if you have any questions at assad@kutztown.edu.

SourcePoint Approval Levels

Approval Level

Threshold

Title

L1

< $1,000

Chair / Dept. Director

L2

$1,000 - $5,000

Sr. Director / Asst. VP / Dean

L3

$5,000 - $25,000

Divisional VP

L4

$25,000 - $250,000

VP of Finance & Facilities

L5

> $250,000

VP of Finance & Facilities

     Matt Assad, Office of the Comptroller

PSECU OFFERING $100 NEW MEMBER BONUS FOR STUDENTS
If you are currently enrolled as a KU student, or know a student who could benefit from this promotion, PSECU is thrilled to share that we are offering a $100 new-member bonus for students who open a free checking account and sign up for digital banking. PSECU accounts are free to maintain and can be accessed digitally — anytime, anywhere — as well as through a vast network of free, nationwide ATMS. For more information please contact the PSECU office at 610-814-4814 or email PSECU manager, Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

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.