Daily Brief

Jan. 27, 2022

KU Radio Nominated in Six Categories for National Awards

Kutztown University Radio (KUR) has received six nominations in different categories for the 82nd Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference. This yearly conference bestows awards to colleges and universities to recognize exceptional programming and student radio stations on a national level. Three out of the six nominations resulted from one specific KUR broadcast, the Pridefest Recap Special, which was created by students Abigayle Regensburger and James Zipprodt. This special has been nominated for Best Campus/Community News, Best Community Outreach Event and Best Live Promotional Event. In addition, students Noah Pegler and Josh Tuite have been nominated for Best Sports Play-by-Play, students Jared Yashura and Andrew Zammetti for Best Talk Program (Coffee Talk Morning Show) and student Jenna Foley for Best Station Promo.

University Relations

Weather

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

High pressure over New England brings us another fair, cold day. Highs around 28, and with a stiff southeast breeze, it’ll feel more like the teens for much of the day. Similar story as yesterday.

Announcements

Virtual Town Hall - Hiring and Retaining More Faculty and Staff of Color

Please join our Virtual Town Hall with Senator Haywood, 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27. The topic is "Hiring and Retaining More Faculty and Staff of Color." We continue to do the work to address campus racism and build campuses of inclusive communities. Register at: SenatorHaywood.com/Inclusion or call 215-242-8171.

Jerry Schearer, Office of Chief Diversity Officer

Budget Office Transition

Kristin Ihling, budget manager, has accepted a promotion with the Office of the Chancellor at the State System.  Her last day at KU will be Friday, Jan. 28.  Kristin has provided exceptional service to the campus community and streamlined many processes within the budget office.  We thank her for more than six years of dedicated service.  All budget related requests and inquiries should be directed to Matt Assad, controller, until a permanent replacement is identified. 

Matt Delaney, Vice President of Finance & Facilities

Onsite Dental at KU

Kutztown University has partnered with Onsite Dental, a dedicated oral care team exclusively for the Golden Bear community. Located at the parking lot of Beck Hall, Onsite Dental’s highly trained clinicians are committed to helping you achieve your optimal oral health, from routine cleanings and exams to the full scope of restorative care, including fillings, crowns, clear aligners or specialty care. Onsite Dental offers easy online booking, no-wait appointments and is a preferred provider for most major dental insurance plans. Text or call 484-284-9899 to set up an appointment or talk to the practice manager if you have questions. For a limited time, all patients who book between now and May 1 will receive a $15 electronic Starbucks gift card after their first booking.

Leanne Recla, Director of Marketing

KU Counseling Center Spring 2022 Groups

Kutztown Counseling and Psychological Services will be offering five counseling groups for the Spring 2022 semester:
- Trauma-Informed Yoga: An experiential yoga group for students with COVID-19 related trauma including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and social isolation.
- Mindfulness: An experiential group where students can learn relaxation practices, meditation and stress management skills.
- Grief and Loss: A support group for students who are experiencing grief and loss.
- Chronic Medical Illness: A process/support group for students with chronic medical conditions.
- Dungeons and Dragons: An interactive group where students will participate in playing Dungeons & Dragons to improve their social skills and manage anxiety in social settings.
To join a group or for more information,  students can call the Counseling Center at 610-683-4072 to schedule an initial consultation appointment. When students call to schedule this appointment, they should indicate that they are interested in joining a group. An initial consultation and group screen appointment are needed prior to participating in a group. Contact: Laurane McGlynn, Counseling and Psychological Services, 122 Beck Hall, 610-683-4072, mcglynn@kutztown.edu.

Laurane McGlynn, Counseling and Psychological Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 27 10 a.m. OneDrive Training
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 1 p.m. OneDrive Training
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 7 p.m. Senator Haywood Virtual Town Hall
https://www.senatorhaywood.com/Inclusion
Jan. 28 1 p.m. Candi Calhoun Border Retirement Celebration
Public Safety, I-Wing, Old Main
Feb. 1 Black History Month
Feb. 2 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 2 11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday
11G Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 3 3 p.m. Faculty DSO Information Session:
Implementing Accommodations
Feb. 4 3 p.m. Faculty DSO Information Session:
Implementing Accommodations

Athletics
Date Time Event
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.