Daily Brief

January 11, 2021

Image of Golden Bear Statue from the torso up. Summer foliage is blurred in the background.

WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD- EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
You are invited to nominate a candidate for the 2021 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Current full-time tenured faculty are eligible. Nomination deadline is Thursday, April 1. This award is presented annually to a faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner that sets them apart from colleagues. The recipient receives $2,500 and a plaque which will be presented by President Hawkinson on the first day of the fall semester. Please complete and return the form to Erin Gautier in the Foundation office, or by email to gautier@kuf.org. If you have any questions regarding the award or the nomination process, please contact me at (610) 683-4110.
https://www.kuf.org/alumni/wiesenberger-faculty-award
      Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations, KU Foundation

WEATHER

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

Cloudy start to the day but clouds clear by the afternoon. High temperature near 40. Winds west at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONDOLENCES
Our deepest condolences to Jeann Cengeri on the passing of her mother-in-law, Evelyn Cengeri.
     Kerri Gardi, Career Development Center

40% OFF APPAREL AND GIFT | PAWBUCKS SPIN TO WIN
Save 40% on Apparel and Gift until Tuesday, Jan. 12, in store and online.
https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

FINANCE 101 FOR STARTUPS – WEBINAR
Jan. 12
This online webinar is free to attend. Learn how to prepare financial projections, financing, loans and personal credit, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12. Register online for webinar link.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27531
     Francene Dudziec, KUSBDC

SPENDING PLANS AND CREDIT: FINANCIAL SUCCESS WEBINAR
Jan. 12
PSECU wants to help you achieve your financial resolutions this year. Creating a solid spending plan and understanding how credit impacts you – now and in the future – are two pillars of financial success. If you’re looking to get your finances in order, start here. This session, noon, Tuesday, Jan. 12, is open to all Kutztown University employees. Please register by Monday, Jan. 11, via this link to receive access to the webinar: https://campaign.documatix.com/DM/DPS/WebForms/WebForm/25869466A8666602.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

SPRING 2021 ACCOMMODATION LETTERS
Students will have access to request and send accommodation letters via email to their professors this week. Students have been instructed to reach out to their professors to discuss how their accommodations will be implemented in their courses. Discussions may take place via Zoom, email, phone, or a socially-distanced in-person meeting. Faculty members can facilitate this process by announcing that students who need accommodations should meet with them privately. Contact the DSO, if you have any questions or experience difficulty with the electronic accommodation letter system.
http://www.kutztown.edu/DSO
     Linda Lantaff, Office of Disability Services

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURES
Please continue to email all invoices for payment to apinvoice@kutztown.edu for processing in a timely manner. Continue to encourage the use of ACH enrollment instead of paper checks for timely receipt of payment. ACH enrollment forms can be located on the Accounts Payable website at: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable.html. Signed and completed forms should be emailed to apinvoice@kutztown.edu. for SAP vendor-profile updating. When interacting with vendors also encourage the use of the ACH enrollment and use of the Accounts Payable email address for prompt customer service. Thank you.
     Office of Accounts Payable

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 12

9 a.m.

Winter Assessment Day
Zoom link for all Sessions

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
We cordially invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, activists and independent scholars to prepare presentations for the Fourth Annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference, “Activism: Lead, Give, Build, Teach, Question, Initiate, Advocate,” hosted virtually Friday, Feb. 12. Please use the following link to submit a program proposal by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/409051.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

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.