Daily Brief

July 12, 2021

WATCH: ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT, FRANKMARLIN SANTOS ʼ20
Frankmarlin Santos is a 2020 Kutztown University graduate of the Studio Arts program. A Reading, Pennsylvania, native, he returned to KU in 2020-21 as an artist in residence. Watch and learn more.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Warm front stalls over our area. Several days of unsettled weather are expected. Showers and t-storms are possible throughout the day. Some of those could be soakers as there is abundant moisture in the atmosphere. High temperature in the upper 80s. Southwest winds at 5 mph. Rainfall between .10-.25 of an inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BUSINESS SMART: GET SET ON FINANCIAL LITERACY
What are the fundamentals of financial literacy for your business? Discover how to prepare your company to be credit ready and explore conventional and non-traditional sources of financing available to new or established small businesses. Our second webinar in this three-part SBA series covers the information and documentation businesses need in order to apply for a loan. Find out what lenders look for in a borrower’s experience and in a loan application, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29.
         Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center

GOGGLEWORKS FESTIVAL FEATURES KU FACULTY, STUDENTS
The GoggleWorks Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, will present a festival of contemporary animated shorts and a panel discussion about "Careers in Animation," Saturday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 14. The audience will be treated to a screening of the 2021 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts and a curated reel of experimental films by young animators. "We selected works based on interesting techniques, from traditional 2-D animation to stop-motion, layered films and looping GIFs. Animation is an in-demand skill and there are so many different ways to go about it," said associate professor Ann Lemon, who worked with professors Leigh Kane and Michael Covello to create the program. Kutztown University alumni and students were featured.
     University Relations

PROGRAMMER'S COUNCIL SUMMER MEETING
Do you organize events and programs on campus as a part of your role? Do you want to
connect with others to foster more collaborations? Join the Programmer's Council which is
meeting 2 p.m., Monday, July 12, via Zoom; https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/6130999098. For questions please email blichar@kutztown.edu.
     Nykolai Blichar, Office of Student Involvement and Community Outreach Center

CLASSROOM FURNITURE RETURNING
During the week of July 12, tablet arm chairs, chairs and desks will be returned to the academic buildings and placed in the hallways to allow for cleaning and allocation after being stored during the pandemic. By the end of the first week of August all furniture will be cleaned and returned to the classrooms and labs. Sorry for the inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding while trying to prepare for in-person classes this fall.
     KU Facilities Management Team

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Join us for our interactive webinar designed for people who are thinking about starting a business or who are in the early stages of starting. Our experts consist of a Penn State legal clinic lawyer and an SBA economic development specialist who will discuss legal, financial and free resources that are available to help make your dream of starting a business a success. Topics typically covered include LLCs vs. corporations, independent contractors vs. employee, business planning and SBA financing. Join us 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, to learn more. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28218
    Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

July 12

2 p.m.

Programmer's Council Summer Meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/6130999098

HR MOVE
Human Resources will be moving from the Kemp Building, Monday June 28, and will be operating remotely until late July. Onsite fingerprinting will be suspended until we are relocated into the former Admissions House. Staff are available by phone, email, AskHR or Zoom, and may be available in person on campus by advance arrangement. If you need to speak with someone, voicemail messages will be checked regularly and returned in a reasonable amount of time. If immediate attention is needed, please call Danielle Santos at 610-683-4700. We appreciate your patience during this transition.
https://kusupport.passhe.edu/footprints/servicedesk/portal/set/103
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

BUSINESS SMART: READY TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

Considering starting a small business? Join us for our first webinar in a three-part series hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Get organized with this virtual preparatory checklist. Discover the key action steps you should take before opening your business' doors. Understand how to assess your entrepreneur readiness, marketing position and potential business plan. Presented by SBA economic development and lender relations specialist, Kim Stout. Join us 1 p.m., Thursday, July 15, via zoom. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28221
     Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center

CAMPS/CONFERENCES: JULY 12 – 16

Date

Camp/Conference

July 11-15

KU Softball

July 11-14

KU Women’s Basketball (GBVS/UP)

July 12-15

KU Swim Camp

July 12-15

KU Soccer ID and Team Camp

July 14-19

Embers Charter School Conference

Please make them feel welcome on our campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Conference Services, 610-683-1359.
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

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.