Daily Brief

Jan. 30, 2023

Sun shining over campus



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

Mostly cloudy conditions ahead of a weak cold front passage later today. High temperature near 50.


Pawbucks Sale

Save 20% on apparel and gift in store and online, excludes sales and other discounts.

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Official University Trademarks

The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. By law, these marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the Office of University Relations. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through CLC Licensing. The current list of protocols and approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at: https://www.kutztown.edu/logos. Questions regarding licensing can be directed to the University Relations office at ur@kutztown.edu.

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KU Email Signature

We are excited to share our accessible email signature for staff and faculty. This signature features the university’s official maroon color and is accessible for all audiences by removing gold and any logos. In this document, you will find instructions for Outlook on PC, Mac and the web app (OWA). We encourage the entire campus community to welcome and utilize this new signature to further advance our brand both on and off campus, and to align our efforts toward accessibility.

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KU Editorial Style Guide

Check out Kutztown University's style guide here. KU's style guide is offered as a resource to university communicators to establish consistent and appropriate editorial style for correspondence, print publications, websites, social media, etc. written for and about Kutztown University. This guide relies primarily on “The Associated Press Stylebook.”

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Conference and Events Summer Job

Do you know a student who is looking for work and needs a place to stay this summer? The office of Conference and Events Services is currently accepting applications for their summer conference assistant positions. This position interacts with thousands of clients from around the world who come to KU during the summer season for a sports camp, event, or conference. The position compensation is a summer stipend, meals and lodging. Please refer them to the link below to fill out an application. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Feb. 28. Feel free to refer any student names to the Office of Conference and Events Services and we will gladly reach out to them with the application link. Thank you for your assistance in helping make the summer a golden opportunity.

Jamie Ryan, Conference and Event Services

Freedom From Smoking and Vaping Information Sessions

Please share with students and those interested in wanting to learn more about smoking/vaping cessation. Are you thinking of quitting? Learn strategies to end your relationship with smoking/vaping 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Wellness Lounge or by appointment. For more information, contact Frances, Freedom from Smoking facilitator, at 610-683-4240 or cortez@kutztown.edu.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health & Wellness

Bagpipe Lessons

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 are held 6 p.m Thursdays, starting Feb. 2 and a go-at-your-own-pace online course option is available in D2L for KU community members. 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, Kutztown Pipe Band

Frederick Douglass Institute

The email for the Frederick Douglass Institute is fdouglass@kutztown.edu.

Amber Jean-Marie Pabon, Frederick Douglass Institute


Sabbatical Applications Collection Spring 2023

The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available 1-3 p.m. Jan. 30, 11 a.m. to noon and 2-3:45 p.m. Jan. 31, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 1, 130 Lytle Hall to collect your sabbatical applications for Fall 2024-Spring 2025. Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. Each application should include the following items: signed verification of eligibility form from the provost's office (signatures of the applicant and the provost representative are required), signed application form (signatures of the dean, the department chair and the applicant are required), written sabbatical proposal and updated CV. More sabbatical application information including the forms and rubrics can be found here on the APSCUF-KU website. 

Yun Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

Assessment Grant Information Session

Do you have questions about submitting an Assessment Grant Proposal for the 2023-2024 academic year? Join us for an informal information session 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 via Zoom. This meeting will include a short presentation followed by a question and answer period. The Office of Assessment and Grants will be available to answer questions. If you are not able to make the session, you can also see the full call for proposals here

Michele Baranczyk, Office of Assessment

Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students, graduating in December 2022 or May 2023, for this prestigious award prior to the Feb. 21 deadline. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found here

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Free Walk-in Math Tutoring

The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the Calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. in 203 Lytle.

Brian Kronenthal, Department of Mathematics

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services is a free service that provides a comfortable, supportive environment that encourages intellectual and personal growth for students who both utilize and provide tutoring. This spring we will continue to offer peer tutors, student course assistants, first-year experience guides, academic peer mentors (APM) and drop-in labs for Business, CRJ, CSC/IT, Math, POL-PHI and STEM Labs. Students can request a Peer Tutor or Academic Peer Mentor (APM) through the Starfish app or KU homepage using the “I Need Help” drop-down menu. Our office is located in 26 Rohrbach Library and our hours are as follows: 
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
- Closed Saturday and Sunday
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at tutor@kutztown.edu

    Nancy Brynildsen, Tutoring Services

    Student Success & Academic Excellence

    Our office works with students to set goals for academic success and acquire the academic skills needed to achieve these goals. This spring we will continue to provide personalized academic support, student success workshops and classroom presentations. Please share the paragraph below about our services with your students:

    Student Success & Academic Excellence provides students with individualized success plans, study skills support and connections to campus resources. The Student Success Center, 11 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. Students can request a meeting with Student Success through the Starfish app or KU homepage using the “I Need Help” drop-down menu.

    Additionally, I would like to provide you with the following resources should you encounter a student you believe could benefit from our services or you would like to request a classroom presentation:
    - Student Success Referral: If you feel a student could benefit from our services, please submit a referral in Starfish. A member of the Student Success Team will follow up with the student in a timely manner. 
    - Student Success Workshops Request Form: Student Success Workshops provide faculty and staff with presentations on topics relevant to college student success. Presentations include time management, test taking strategies, test anxiety and many more.  Presentations are typically 40 minutes. If you have any questions, contact us at success@kutztown.edu.

    Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success & Academic Excellence

    Upcoming Events
    Date Time Event
    Jan. 31 11 a.m. Assessment Grant Information Session
    Jan. 31 1:45 p.m. Vice Provost Search, Candidate B
    312 McFarland Student Union
    Feb. 1 Noon "Lunch and Learn" Interview
    Feb. 1 2 p.m. Vice Provost Search, Candidate C
    312 McFarland Student Union
    Feb. 2 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
    13G Schaeffer Auditorium
    Feb. 2 4 p.m. University Senate
    103 Academic Forum
    Feb. 2 2 p.m. Vice Provost Search, Candidate D
    312 McFarland Student Union
    Feb 5 2 p.m. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
    Schaeffer Auditorium
    Date Time Event
    No home games

    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.

    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 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 .