Daily Brief

Jan. 18, 2022

Berks County Scholastic Music Festival

Students representing school districts across Berks County will perform as part of the Music Educators of Berks County's Senior County Festival Jan. 18-22, at Schaeffer Auditorium. More than 300 of the top 10th-12th grade musicians will convene to make music as part of the festival, which is co-presented by Berks Arts and KU Presents! Participating students have been selected through an audition process to participate in one of three ensembles: honors orchestra, honors chorus and honors band. Each ensemble will be on campus for a full day during the week to rehearse and learn, capped with a public performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22.

University Relations

students and staff working at the service location preparing food

MLK Day of Service

Students and employees participated in the MLK Day of Service Monday by serving breakfast at the Opportunity House in Reading.

University Relations

Weather

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

Strong low pressure will lift northeast throughout the day. Snow, sleet and rain in the morning will give way to a chance of snow in the afternoon. Winds will be rather strong as well. Pretty sloppy day overall. High temperature in the upper-30s. Winds south at 15-20 mph, gusting to 40 mph. New snow and sleet accumulations of less than one inch.

Announcements

New Coordinator for Student Success

Please join me in welcoming Cheryl Brattley to the Student Success and Academic Excellence team.  You may know Cheryl from her work with KU Women's Volleyball or the Rec Center.  Her email is cbrattley@kutztown.edu.  Cheryl's efforts will focus on first-year students.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to her. 

Andrea Kirshman , Student Success & Academic Excellence

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the December 2021 Employee of the Month!

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Daily Brief

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Tammy Wert, University Relations

Black History Month Events

Is your department, class or student organization having an event, activity, speaker, etc. to honor Black History Month? We'd like be able to cross promote all events happening. Please email schearer@kutztown.edu with the details.  Thank you.

Jerry Schearer, Sr. Associate Dean of Students/Chief Diversity Officer

Accounts Payable Invoice Procedure

A reminder that campus departments are responsible for submitting invoices to Accounts Payable for payment. All invoices should include the correct purchase order number, signature, date, and marked okay to pay. Email invoices to apinvoice@kutztown.edu. Following this procedure ensures timely payment to vendors.

Tammy Moyer, Financial & Business Services

Open House

Please join us at the St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center, 15207 Kutztown Rd. for an open house, 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25. Tour the Center, meet staff and students. 

Lisa Grabowski, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 18 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
220 Boehm Science Center
Jan. 25 4:30 p.m. Open House
St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center

Athletics
Date Time Event
Jan. 17 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Jan. 22 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Jan. 22 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

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.