Daily Brief

January 6, 2020

Image from Fall Freshman Convocation

WEATHER

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

High pressure coming out of the southeastern U.S. will provide for a tranquil day. Cold air aloft will keep temperatures from rising much. High temperature in the low 40s. Winds north at 7-15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TREEHOUSE UPDATE
The Treehouse contract, for printer toner cartridges, expired Dec. 31. Please contact Sharon Young in IT for a quote for the best toner price.
     Mary Vink, Office of Procurement

MAIL AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CHANGES
Tim Good and Daryl Keim, University Storeroom, are retiring Friday, Jan. 3. We wish them well in their retirement and thank them for their many years of service to Kutztown University. Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, Pam Reinhart will be the University Storeroom supervisor and all USPS mail will be processed in the storeroom. Mail counter services will be operating out of the KU Card Office, 107 Academic Forum. Transportation Services will move to 106 Academic Forum.
     Elizabeth Pflugler, Office of Business Services

CURRENT RATE UPDATE
The reimbursement rate for use of personal automobile for official State System travel has decreased to 57.5 cents per mile effective Jan. 1, 2020. (For travel occurring from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019, the reimbursement rate is 0.58 cents per mile.) Please visit the Accounts Payable website: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable/current-rates.htm for current information.
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

ADMISSIONS DATES
Make sure to the save the dates for our upcoming Office of Admissions events.
– Admitted Student Class Visitation Days: Friday, Feb. 7, and 21.
– Honors Accepted Student Reception: Friday, April 3.
– Accepted Student Reception: Saturday, April 18.
Questions can be directed to Elyse Levandowski at levandow@kutztown.edu.
     Elyse Levandowski, Office of Admissions

BERKS COUNTY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Jan. 9
KU hosts the 2020 Berks County Science Olympiad Thursday, Jan. 9. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the McFarland Student Union. The competition concludes with an awards ceremony at 1:45 p.m. Students from Antietam, Bayard Rustin, Boyertown, Central York, Conrad Weiser, Exeter, Fleetwood, Governor Mifflin, Reading, Sun Valley, Twin Valley, West Chester East, Wilson and Wyomissing Area will be participating. The Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of K-12 science education, creating a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The official website is http://www.soinc.org/.
     Dan Blanchard, Department of Physical Sciences

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 8

9 a.m.

Procurement and Accounts Payable Training
200 Stratton Administration Center

Jan. 13

5 p.m.

AFSCME membership meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

Jan. 20

All Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
University Closed

Jan. 21

 

Spring semester begins

Jan. 6

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Live Video)

Jan. 6

7:30 p.m.

MBB vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Live Video)

Jan. 10

2 p.m.

WTRACK vs. Golden Bear Invitational
O’Pake Fieldhouse

Jan. 10

2 p.m.

MTRACK vs. Golden Bear Invitational
O’Pake Fieldhouse

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.