Daily Brief

July 16, 2021

Image of white blossoms on a tree with the top floor of Rohrbach Library and a blue sky with a few white clouds in the background.

2020-21 POINTS OF PRIDE
Kutztown University's Points of Pride website has been updated for the conclusion of the 2020-2021 year. Read through the university's notable achievements of the past year on our website.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Hot, humid air mass again in place. High pressure over the western Atlantic loses its influence ahead of a cold front passing on Saturday. Mostly sunny conditions with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High temperature near 90. Winds south at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 of an inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2021-22 PROTECTION OF MINORS TRAINING
The Protection of Minors training needs to be completed by all faculty, staff and student workers every academic year. You should have received an email from PA State System of Higher Education (automated-message@everfi-foundry.net) in regards to this training. The login ID is your Kutztown University email and the password is the same that you used for the DEI training, however, there is an option to reset your password, if you've forgotten it. Thank you for your attention to this annual training. https://admin.fifoundry.net/passhe/sign_in
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

CROSSWALK PAINTING
The Crosswalks on Main Street and College Boulevard will be painted beginning on Tuesday, July 20, weather permitting. During this time, traffic controls will be in place. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Wynne, project manager, at twynne@kutztown.edu.
     Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

FINANCING ALTERNATIVES FOR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
This webinar discusses traditional and non-traditional financing options to finance a start-up or growing business. Our presenter explains different financing options, such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors and the myths and realities of grant funding and how to pick the right financing options. Join us for this live online meeting, 2 p.m., Thursday, July 22. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28420
     Zachary Balla, KU Small Business Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL POSTS HIGHEST GPA IN NCAA DIVISION II
Kutztown University women's basketball earned special mention for having NCAA Division II's highest team grade point average during the 2020-21 academic year as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) released its Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls earlier this week. FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3ziUXzZ

KUTZTOWN LANDS 11 ON NTCA ALL-ACADEMIC LIST, TEAM ALSO HONORED
Though its 2020-21 season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it didn't deter the Kutztown University women's bowling team from another impressive year of academic achievement. The Golden Bears were named an All-Academic Team by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) and 11 bowlers earned All-Academic Scholar-Athlete accolades. FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3ixPDC3

Shelby Hoppis, Athletic Trainer, It's Good to Be Golden

KUTZTOWN ADDS OLYMPIC-BOUND SHELBY HOPPIS TO SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF
Kutztown University bolstered its sports medicine staff this week with the addition of athletic trainer Shelby Hoppis. Hoppis, who has served as the lead athletic trainer for St. Luke's University Health Network in Bethlehem the last two years, brings 15 years of experience in collegiate athletic training to the Golden Bears. Prior to starting at KU on Aug. 16, Hoppis will work with Team USA women’s wrestling at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3hJeS4T

INVOICES DUE TO OFFICE OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
All invoices, travel reimbursements and pcard receipts for fiscal year 2021 (before July 1, 2021) were due to the Office of Accounts Payable last week. If you still have invoices for last fiscal year, please submit them to AP no later than Friday, July 16.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Controller

ELECTRICAL OUTAGE NOTICE

The Electrical Feeder 1303 will be shut down from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 18. There will be no power to the following buildings on this date:
– Beekey Education Building.
– Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center.
– deFrancesco Building.
– Rohrbach Library.
– Lytle Hall.
– Rickenbach Research and Learning Center.
– McFarland Student Union.
– North water tower.
The shutdown is required to replace a faulty transformer at Lytle Hall. We plan to have facilities electrical staff on campus to address any service issues that may arise when the power returns. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
     Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance, Energy Services and Utilities

DEMAND RESPONSE TEST FRIDAY, JULY 16
Kutztown University campus is participating in the Emergency Demand Response Program. Through this program, Met-Ed asks large customers to reduce their power usage when the electrical grid is overloaded. A mandatory test is scheduled 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 16. Every little bit helps. The campus community is encouraged to participate by:
– Turning off non-essential electrical devices (coffee machines, TVs, printers, microwaves).
– Turning off lights in administrative, academic, athletic and residential spaces.
– Raising the temperature on operable thermostats to 76 degrees.
– Making sure windows and doors are closed in air-conditioned spaces.
– Using the stairs if you are able instead of elevators.
Thank you for your assistance.
     Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance, Energy Services and Utilities

CAMPS/CONFERENCES: JULY 15–21

Date

Camp/Conference

July 12-15

KU Swim Camp

July 12-15

KU Soccer ID and Team Camp

July 14-19

Embers Charter School Conference

July 17

East Penn Raiders Football Practice

July 18-21

KU Field Hockey

July 21-24

Philadelphia Pole Vault /Jumps

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.