Daily Brief

Feb. 10, 2022

New Alumni Spotlight on KU Website

Our new alumni spotlight on the KU website features Erin Waters-Trasatt '08. Erin is a 2008 graduate of the professional writing program. She currently serves as communications director at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Read more about Erin.

University Relations


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


Planned Outage | SAP, BI Reporting, eTime, SourcePoint and ESS Portal

Scheduled outages for SAP production applications
- 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 to 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11.
- 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.
SAP users will not be able to access any SAP production applications including ECC, BI reporting, eTime, SourcePoint (Ariba) and Employee Portal. The systems will be down to conduct a planned annual Disaster Recovery(DR) Test. This test is required and critical to planning and response capabilities in the event that an actual disaster impacts a data center.

    Tammy Moyer, Financial & Business Services

    KU Announces Sustainability Assessment

    The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a self-assessment tool used by institutions of higher education to measure their sustainability progress. STARS will serve as the basis for developing the environmental sustainability plan envisioned in the Strategic Plan 2021-24 Goal 5 Sustainability of Resources and Stewardship of Place. STARS will also enable Kutztown University to benchmark with our peers. Participating in STARS requires a substantial amount of data collection in four main categories, academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration. Nicole Prantow is a student intern spearheading data collection efforts. She will be sending emails this week to the President’s Cabinet requesting information from various staff. Thank you for your support.

    Nick DeSalvo, Facilities

    Hate Has No Home Here

    Join the Residence Life Social Justice Committee for their spring event "Hate Has No Home Here" - a free, catered, cultural event for all faculty, staff and students - 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Dining Room 1, South Dining Hall. The event will be featuring bubble tea and other international delicacies, as well as the opportunity to make your own "Hate Has No Home Here" sign for your room. Attendees will receive a free “Hate Has No Home Here” t-shirt while supplies last. Come eat, create and learn.

    Hannah Hotalen, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

    Upcoming Events
    Date Time Event
    February Black History Month
    Feb. 7-11 I ❤ KU Week!
    Feb. 11 11 a.m. CET Presentation
    Feb. 14 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
    East Gym, Student Recreation Center
    Feb. 16 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
    East Gym, Student Recreation Center
    Feb. 17 6 p.m. Hate Has No Home Here
    1 South Dining Hall

    Date Time Event
    No home athletic events this week


    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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    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.