Daily Brief

Jan. 24, 2022

Weather

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

High pressure moves over us resulting in winds shifting to the south. Mostly sunny skies for the day but clouds will start to increase later in the day as the next clipper system approaches. High temperature near 30. Winds southwest at 5 mph.

Announcements

Extended and Lifelong Learning Welcomes Lori Lentz

The Office of the Provost is delighted to welcome Lori Lentz as the director of extended learning. Currently the assistant registrar for transfer and graduate students, her new responsibilities will include developing workforce partnerships and strengthening pathways for non-traditional students. Please join us in welcoming Lori into this new role which begins on Feb. 14.

Michelle Kiec, Office of the Provost

Online 2021 W2 Form Available

For all PASSHE employees who elected to receive their 2021 W2 form online in ESS, the form is now available to view, print and/or save. Just click on the “Payroll” tab, then “Display W-2 form.” Please note: As an extra security measure, the system will request your social security number in order to authenticate the access. The portal is also protected by multi-factor authentication. Paper W-2 forms have not yet been mailed out. As soon as they have been mailed, a follow-up announcement will be made.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

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

Daily Brief

The Daily Brief has a new look and a new submission form. Please update any of your saved links. Thank you for your responses to the 2021 Daily Brief Survey which contributed to this continuous improvement. Read a summary of survey results in the Dec. 15 Daily Brief.

Tammy Wert, University Relations

Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center Awarded $27,866.50

KU strengthens its commitment to stopping sexual violence on our campus, and working toward making it a safer environment for all. The Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center are the proud recipients of the Pa. Governor’s 2022-2023 It’s On Us Grant. These funds will be used to bring in national expert speakers on combating sexual violence, launch an awareness campaign on the “Red Flags” of unhealthy relationships and dating violence, guide our student-run It’s On Us Chapter on how to engage in peer-to-peer training, and educate our campus on advocacy for the LGBTQ community, especially those impacted by incidents of hate violence, sexual violence or intimate partner violence. For more information about the It’s On Us Grant: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-awards-its-on-us-pa-grants-to-34-schools-to-combat-sexual-assault-on-campus/. Follow the It’s On Us Student Chapter on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsonuskutztown/

Christine Price, Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center

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

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

University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in 200 Stratton Administration Center. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Kutztown Pipe Band

Are you interested in learning to play the bagpipes? The Kutztown Pipe Band offers free introductory bagpipe lessons to KU faculty, staff and students as well as local community members. In-person group lessons start the first week of the semester on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Experienced pipers and drummers are also invited to join the band. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional details and to reserve your spot.

Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences/Kutztown Pipe Band

Candi Calhoun Border Retirement Reception

Please join us in wishing Candi Calhoun Border a fond farewell as she retires from Kutztown University after 28 years of service. We are having a reception in her honor 1–3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, in Public Safety & Police Services, I-Wing, Old Main. Ms. Calhoun served her entire 28-year career in Public Safety. We hope the campus community joins us to wish her well.

Deputy Chief David Drezek, Kutztown University Police Department

Open a New PSECU Account, Enter to Win $4,000

PSECU is offering new members a chance to win $4,000. All you have to do is join the credit union and open a free checking account. Even if you don't win, you'll still have a checking account that's actually free (no monthly or minimum balance fees). Do you want a chance to win? Check out complete rules here: go.psecu.com/4K. No purchase necessary. Insured by NCUA. Please contact KU's PSECU manager, Kelly Ann Ryan, with questions and to learn more about everything PSECU has to offer.

Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 24 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Jan. 25 4:30 p.m. Open House
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
Jan. 26 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Jan. 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 28 1 p.m. Candi Calhoun Border Retirement Celebration
Public Safety, I-Wing, Old Main

Athletics
Date Time Event
Jan. 24 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Jan. 28 7:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. UPJ
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Jan. 29 1 p.m. Swimming vs. Cedar Crest (Senior Day)
Keystone Pool

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.