Daily Brief

Jan. 17, 2023

KU Awarded Grant Funding from Governor and First Lady for PA Hunger-Free Campus

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf announced that $1 million in PA Hunger-Free Campus grants have been awarded to 28 institutions of higher education (IHE) and private licensed schools, including Kutztown University, to combat student hunger across the commonwealth. KU was awarded a $60,000 grant with the purpose of addressing food insecurity on campus, including expanding access to food options, creating awareness initiatives and upgrading facilities.

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

Weak low pressure moves through the area today with periods of light rain, which could start as a touch of light freezing rain, especially in northern parts of the region. Watch for some isolated slick spots early. Otherwise, temperatures will rise in the afternoon to 44 degrees. Rain shouldn’t fall continuously all day and there will be dry periods, as well, but staying cloudy and dreary.


Pawbucks Sale Today

20% off Apparel & Gift in-store and online while supplies last.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Reminder about PASSHE Trainings

Just a reminder that faculty, staff and student employees were sent emails from training@passhe.edu about several online training modules from GetInclusive. If you have not done so yet, please find the email and complete the trainings as soon as possible. Again, the email came from training@passhe.edu. Thank you.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

Mileage Reimbursement Rate 2023

In accordance with a change in the U.S. General Services Administration's privately owned vehicle mileage reimbursement rates and Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-07-A, Travel Expense Regulations, the reimbursement rate for use of a personal automobile for official State System travel will increase to $0.655 effective as of Jan. 1. This only applies to travel that occurs on/after Jan. 1. Any travel that took place from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2022, will utilize the previous rate of $0.625. Feel free to contact Accounts Payable with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Financial & Business Services

Assessment Day Workshop

Join us for Assessment Day 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 17 via Zoom. Our assessment workshop this semester will focus on assessment ranging from program level to individual course level assessment. The morning includes Dr. Ruth Slotnick discussing case students in program assessment and the CEL providing workshop time integrating assessment into your course. Please bring a first-day handout in one of your courses for the workshop portion. 

Michele Baranczyk, Office of Assessment

New Year, New You - Job Search Lunch & Learn

Join us for a “Lunch and Learn” series Wednesdays on Zoom. Learn strategies to:
- Noon to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 18, Successful Job Search.
- Noon to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 25, Utilize LinkedIn and Create a Robust Profile.
- Noon to 12:45 p.m. Feb. 1, Interview to be Offered the Position.
Attend all three sessions in the series for $25, which includes a complimentary resume and cover letter review by KU Career Development Center. The cost for an individual session is $10. Maximum enrollment is 50. Please register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/KUnoncredit.

Lori Lentz, Extended Learning


Making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a Mission in the Classroom

You Belong Here: Making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a Mission in the Classroom is a resource that provides perspective on how faculty and universities can make diversity, equity and inclusion a mission on campus and in the classroom. Although these conversations may be uncomfortable, if we don’t talk about race in the classroom, where else will it happen? It’s time to break the code of silence and focus on creating a welcoming and diverse environment. This is not the job of one single person; it requires full participation from faculty and students alike. 

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 17 9 a.m. Assessment Day Workshop
Jan. 18 Noon “Lunch and Learn” Successful Job Search
Jan. 25 Noon “Lunch and Learn” Utilize LinkedIn and Create a Robust Profile
Jan. 26 6:30 p.m. So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
312 McFarland Student Union

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 , 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.

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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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .