Daily Brief

January 21, 2021

Two students sit at a desk reviewing content on a notepad. A blue data chart is on the screen behind them.

KU LAUNCHES MINOR IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Kutztown University now offers a new minor in business analytics within its Department of Business Administration. Business Analytics is a program that will help students apply statistical skills to more effectively arrive at data-driven business decisions. Employers are seeking these skills across a wide variety of business fields, including marketing, operations, human resources, finance and accounting. Learn More.
      Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Weak low pressure trough will be over central Pennsylvania this morning, and it'll keep the breezes a little gusty at times. Otherwise, not too bad of a day with a cloud and sun mixture and highs in the low 40s. A few snow flurries are possible anytime.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

40% OFF PAWBUCKS SALE
Jan. 21
Shop and save today only. Apparel and gift 40% off, in store and online.
https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

SPECIAL HOURS UNTIL FEB. 1

McFarland Student Union
– Monday- Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
– Friday, Jan. 29: Regular hours resume.
Rohrbach Library:
– Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
– Monday, Feb. 1: Regular hours resume.
Student Recreation Center:
– Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
– Monday, Feb. 1: Regular hours resume.
     University Relations

TUTORING SERVICES

Tutoring Services provides free tutoring for students. For spring 2021 we will continue to provide peer tutors, supplemental instructors (SI) for both traditional and First-Year Seminar courses, business, CSC/IT, math and STEM labs as well as academic peer mentors (APM). All peer tutoring, SI and APM sessions will be conducted using Zoom. Labs for business, CSC/IT, math and STEM will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. Students are now able to request Tutoring Services online using their MyKU account under Academic Services. Please review our website for online lab links and current course offerings. If you have questions please email tutor@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/tutoring-services.html
      R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
The Kutztown University Student Success Center provides students with individualized success plans, study skills support and connections to campus resources. The Student Success Center, in the Rohrbach Library, offers academic skills workshops and one-on-one consultations on study skills, time management, note taking and learning strategies to enhance success inside and outside the classroom. If you encounter a student you believe could benefit from our services please use our Student Success Referral Form. For more information contact success@kutztown.edu or (610) 683-4007.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center.html
      R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

BECOME A FACEBOOK MARKETING PRO
Jan. 21
Learn proven techniques and streamlined strategies to outshine your competitors on Facebook, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21.
 https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/27533
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

TAX TIPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS STRUCTURE
Jan. 28
In this webinar, explore each entity type's advantages and disadvantages and what tax planning opportunities are available to you, 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27393
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

GET BETTER EMAIL MARKETING RESULTS
Feb. 3
Whether you’re not sure how to segment your list or you just want to learn more, we’ll share strategies and tips that help you segment your list to send more relevant information to your subscribers, 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 3, via Zoom. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27339
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 19-29

All Day

Spring Semester Classes Start
100% Online

Jan. 25

Noon

Miller Keystone Blood Drive
Student Recreation Center

Jan. 28

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023

TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The Travel Management System will be available for use in the near future through the Employee Self Service Portal for faculty and staff to enter all non-overnight and overnight travel. The Travel Management System will eliminate the paper carbon base forms, save time, money and keep things organized for all users. Presently, half the university is operating on the TMS. The remaining half will be operational by the end of March. Training sessions are being held through Zoom meetings. Reference guides are available on the Accounts Payable website: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable/overnight-travel-expense-reimbursement.html
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER SPRING 2021

Please share with students: The KUWC will reopen online Monday, Jan. 25, and in person Monday, Feb. 1, in 100c Rohrbach Library. Please call 610-683-4733 or email wrcenter@kutztown.edu to set up an in-person appointment. To begin using the WCOnline site and schedule a session, please go to https://kutztown.mywconline.com.
In person, 100c Rohrbach Library Hours:
- Sunday: 2-6 p.m.
– Monday: 3-7 p.m.
– Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Wednesday, 2-8 p.m.
Online hours:
– Sunday: 2-6 p.m.
– Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Wednesday: 3-7 p.m.
– Friday: noon to 4 p.m.
https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/
     Patricia Pytleski, University Writing 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.