Daily Brief

Feb. 8, 2022


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


Campus Climate Survey

Just a reminder to complete the 2022 Campus Climate Survey.  You should have received an email from "info@viewfindersurveys.com" with a link specifically to a survey for your employment classification. Thank you, and we appreciate your feedback to make our campus and PASSHE a better place to work and learn.

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

Creating Accessible Documents Information Session

In this session you will learn some quick ways you can use tools that are already built into Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat to help make the content of your documents more accessible to all students. Join us 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, Zoom Link and 11 a.m., Feb. 17, Zoom Link

McKenzie Hollenbach, Office of Disability Services

First CET Spring Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer our first CET spring presentation "Moving to the Virtual World: Metaverse" by Dr. Eun Yeon Kang and professor Thiep Ngoc Pham. This CET presentation can be accessed 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, through the Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97683843693. More presentation details can be found on the CET website link below. All are welcome, and participation certificates will also be provided. Hope to see you then.

Yun Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Senior Kick-Off

Faculty and staff please remind any senior to attend the last Senior Kick-Off 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Seniors should take part in the senior kick-off to receive the information and support they need to successfully find employment and/or admission to graduate school. They will walk away with the knowledge, resources and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Paul Walsh Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Paul Walsh will defend his Doctor in Education dissertation, "Writing through Whiteness: Utilizing Personal Narratives to Strengthen the Racial Competency of White Teachers," 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 via Zoom.

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students graduating December 2021 or May 2022 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center/academic-achievement-awards. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 14.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Call for Applications: Commission on Human Diversity Social Justice Award

The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce the Commission on Human Diversity Social Justice Student Award. The awards recognize Kutztown University students who embody an ongoing commitment to critical social justice work in word and action demonstrated through campus and community activities. Please encourage students to apply by Monday, Feb. 28 at https://forms.gle/6oQuMhXJeoVrpQ7AA. Contact wunder@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Commission on Human Diversity

PSECU Scholarships for High School Seniors

If you are the parent or guardian of a high school senior, PSECU’s annual scholarship application process is currently underway. As a not-for-profit credit union, PSECU is proud to sponsor a scholarship program that helps graduating high school seniors reduce the financial burden of pursuing postsecondary education. Criteria is as follows:
- High School Seniors must be a current PSECU member and membership must have been established by Dec. 31, 2021, to be eligible to apply for the 2022 scholarship. Individuals with a custodial account are eligible to apply. Please note that joint owners are not considered members.
- Applicants must be a graduating senior attending a two-or four-year community college, college, or university. The college or university does not have to be in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students attending a technical school are not eligible.
Apply by noon, Feb. 28. For more information, please contact scholarships@psecu.com.
Are you interested in learning more about PSECU? As an employee of Kutztown University, you are eligible to join the credit union and your family members are eligible to join once you become a member. PSECU invites you to explore all of the benefits of membership listed at psecu.com.

Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Feb. 7-11 I ❤ KU Week!
Feb. 8 11 a.m. Creating Accessible Documents
Zoom Link
Feb. 9 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
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

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.

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.