Daily Brief

January 12, 2021

The focus is on snow covered, dried ornamental grass in the lower left center portion of the picture. In the background is the slate Kutztown University campus sign. An outline of the bell tower in gold is visible, as well as the letters "O""W""N." The others letters are partially covered by the grass.

WELLNESS TIP OF THE MONTH: SELF-CARE
As we look back on 2020 and toward the new year, self-care remains an important aspect of our lives. By now, you have probably identified activities that help you recharge and may not even realize how much you are doing for your own self-care. Remember, self-care is not a draining task that we have to force ourselves to complete, rather it is an activity that we seek out, that we want to do as it helps to mentally, emotional and physically refuel ourselves. No matter what is going on in our lives, having those grounding activities (routines, workouts, reading, crafting, sleeping, etc.) helps us to maintain our physical, mental and emotional health. Read more about "12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself" online.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/click-here-happiness/201812/self-care-12-ways-take-better-care-yourself
     Campus Wellness Committee

WEATHER

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

Weak high pressure over southern West Virginia will bring a day of generally fair skies with highs in the low 40s. Light west winds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONDOLENCES TO THE ARCELAY FAMILY
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Kelsey Arcelay's father, Carlos Arcelay, on Jan 8. Some on campus may remember Carlos, as he was also a dedicated Kutztown University employee for more than 21 years in our facilities department. Please keep the Arcelay family in your thoughts and prayers. Cards may be sent to
192 Farnsworth Rd. N, Rochester, NY 14623, or to the Office of Student Accounts.
     Wendy Pursell, Office of Student Accounts

CONDOLENCES
Our deepest condolences to Dr. Jennefer Gehringer on the passing of her father, Dr. Robinson Frye.
     Tracy Keyes, Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education

STARBUCKS REOPENING
Starbucks in the McFarland Student Union Building will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, with a limited menu from Tuesday, Jan. 12, through Friday, Jan. 29.
     Julia Scheffler, Dining Services

CET WINTER ZOOM SESSION
Jan 13
The CET presents our winter Zoom session "Communicating with Students via Microsoft Teams," presented by Dr. Albert Fu. This Zoom session can be accessed through the link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274,11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13. Everyone is welcome and participation certificates will be provided.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

AFSCME MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED

Local 2234 will not be holding their January monthly meeting. If you have an issue to discuss, please email a member of the executive board.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

The next UCC meeting is Thursday, Jan. 28, using Zoom video conferencing. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, Jan. 14. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary, Lisa Brennan, using the UCC SharePoint site: (http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions).
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2021-0001

NEW - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Full Time

2/15/2021

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Assistant Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coach Pool

Part Time

Continuous

OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time

1/17/2021

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 12

9 a.m.

Winter Assessment Day
Zoom link for all sessions

Jan. 13

11 a.m.

CET “Communicating with Students via … Teams” https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Jan. 18

All Day

Martin Luther King Holiday
University Closed

Jan. 18

 

Canceled - AFSCME Membership Meeting

Jan. 19-29

All Day

Spring Semester Classes Start
100% Online

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

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 Disability Services, 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 provide the Pa. Sales Tax Exemption form when completing business with vendors in the state of Pennsylvania for proper invoicing. The Pa. Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for Kutztown University can be located on the accounts payable website at: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable/electronic-forms.html. Thank you.
     Office of Accounts Payable

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.