Daily Brief

January 15, 2021

Bright red holly berries dominate the image as snow lightly falls. White framed windows of Old Main are out of focus in the background.

More than 2,325 students have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean's list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. Students who have requested privacy (FERPA) have not been listed. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Deep low pressure comes out of the Great Lakes. Clouds to start the day and persisting into the afternoon. Rain arrives by evening. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds east at 5-10 mph, gusting to 20 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch.


This month's edition of the KU Parents & Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online. Please encourage parents, family members and our campus community to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter (sign up here). Please direct any questions to University Relations at UR@kutztown.edu.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Reminder for staff: If you have personal and/or excess annual leave carried over from 2020, it must be used by Friday, April 9. Leave balances can be viewed in Employee Self-Service. https://portal.passhe.edu/irj/portal
      Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

Monday Jan. 18: Closed.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, through Thursday, Jan. 28:
– Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
Friday, Jan. 29: Resume regular semester hours:
– Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: 11a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union


Jan. 18

All Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
University Closed

Jan. 18


Canceled - AFSCME Membership Meeting

Jan. 19-29

All Day

Spring Semester Classes Start
100% Online

Jan. 25


Miller Keystone Blood Drive
Student Recreation Center

2020 W-2 forms are available to view, print and/or save online in ESS for all employees who elected online distribution. Just click on the “Payroll” tab, then “Display W-2 form.” Reminder: The system will request your social security number in order to authenticate the access. Paper W-2 forms will be mailed for all other employees in the coming weeks. https://portal.passhe.edu/irj/portal
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

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

For the past 12 years, hundreds of Kutztown University students, and a few staff and faculty, have participated in dozens of organized service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Due to COVID-19 and students not returning to campus until the end of the month, we will not be doing in-person, large-group projects. This year, we invite staff, faculty and their families to participate in some kind of service for MLK Day of Service, either in your local community or doing virtual service at home. Use the link below for several options listed on ENGAGE. If you’re an advisor to a student organization, feel free to share with your student club leadership. https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6653375
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center


Faculty and staff, the KU Print Center is open and here to help. We can quickly produce any materials you need for your departments, both internally and for students. We can even mail directly to your students any critical course materials that would enhance their remote learning experience. We have many stock options, bindery/finishing options (ask us about square back binding) and our fast turnaround allows us to meet any deadline. We are here to consult and even assist with design. Please contact us at printcenter@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4116 and Amanda will be glad to assist.
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

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

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.