Daily Brief

Jan. 12, 2024

Dr. James Jackson on podium.

Commencement Spotlight – Faculty Speaker

Congratulations to Dr. James Jackson, associate professor of psychology, who served as the faculty speaker at KU’s 2023 Fall Commencement Ceremony. Watch Dr. Jackson’s speech on YouTube and view photos from commencement on the university’s Facebook page.

University Relations

Holly Fegley playing the marimba.

New Website Feature Image – VPA

You might notice a few fresh faces on KU's homepage. One of them is Holly Fegley, a senior majoring in commercial music. Holly’s commercial music major explores the business side of the industry. Learn more about Holly here.

University Relations

Weather

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

Rapidly intensifying low pressure moves into the Great Lakes. Clouds will be increasing throughout the day before rain comes later in the evening. High temperature near 45.

Announcements

The Healthy U 2024 Participation Window is Now Open

For employees that participate with the State System Employee Benefits APSCUF, non-represented, OPEIU (nurses), POA (PASSHE officers association)​, SPFPA (security/police) — the window to participate in the 2024 Healthy U program is open. You and your enrolled spouse, if applicable, have from Monday, Jan. 1, to Friday, May 31, to complete the Health Assessment on the MyHighmark website (or smartphone application) to be rewarded with the lowest healthcare premium rate beginning in July 2024. If you were a previous Highmark member, you can use that user ID and password to log into MyHighmark. If you have not registered with Highmark in the past, you will need to register first.

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 15 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
University Closed
Athletics
Date Time Event
Jan. 13 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Jan. 13 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
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.