Daily Brief

July 9, 2021

WFMZ FEATURES STUDENT, VISUAL IMPAIRMENT PROGRAM
Kutztown University’s visual impairment program and student, Chinonyerem Enwereji, were featured on WFMZ's morning newscast Friday, July 2. Learn more and watch here.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Tropical Storm Elsa will exit during the morning hours, taking most of the rain with it. Typical summer day in store afterwards that may become active (yet again) by afternoon. High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds west at 10-15 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25 of an inch, with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU TO HOST COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC FRIDAY, JULY 9
Kutztown University will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, July 9, at KU's Student Recreation Center. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open to students, employees, community members and children ages 12 and older. Vaccines are free of charge and no registration is required. Additional clinic dates include Friday, July 30, and Friday, Aug. 20. Vaccine clinics for the fall semester will be announced at a later time. Questions can be directed to KU's Office of University Relations at ur@kutztown.edu. Learn More.
      University Relations

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

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE LAW
Join Vivian Etter, an attorney with Penn State Law's Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, for a discussion on the considerations that you need to know to run your business online smoothly and, most importantly, legally. Topics will cover basic matters such as customer data privacy and consumer protections, media consent forms, social media ads and properly structuring social media contests and giveaways. Additionally, we will discuss pitfalls around the usage of social media platforms and what to be aware of to protect your company. Register today for this live online meeting, 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 21. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28224
     Zachary Balla, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center

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

Date

Time

Event

July 6-10

8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.

Freshman and Parent/Family Orientation
McFarland Student Union Building

July 9

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Student Recreation Center

July 9

1 p.m.

Music Festival: “The 21st Century Artist”
13G Schaeffer

July 9

7:30 p.m.

KU Summer Music Festival: “Friday Night Live”
Schaeffer Auditorium

July 10

2 p.m.

KU Summer Music Festival: Grand Finale
Schaeffer Auditorium

July 12

2 p.m.

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

INVOICES DUE TO AP: FRIDAY, JULY 9
Please have all invoices or direct pay requisitions for goods and services that were provided on or before June 30 to the accounts payable office by Friday, July 9.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Controller

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

RECREATION AND SPORT CLUB ADVISORS NEEDED
The Office of Recreational Services is looking for faculty/staff advisors for the Bass Fishing, Dance, Men’s Golf and Men’s Lacrosse clubs for the upcoming school year. The advisor donates their time working with the club to ensure compliance with university policies and to assist in the learning and development of student participants. Other duties include advising the executive board in creating yearly budgets, providing approval for club financial transactions, attending club meetings, games or events whenever possible and serving as a source of information for the students. If you are interested in becoming the advisor for one of the above-listed clubs, please contact Matt Barrett, coordinator of structured sports, at barrett@kutztown.edu.
     Matt Barrett, Office of Recreational Services

KUTZTOWN CATERING – ARAMARK
Kutztown Catering is currently booking events for summer and fall. Our full-service menu is back and available. Check out kutztown.catertrax.com for your upcoming needs or contact us at catering@kutztown.edu, 610-683-4680. Keep an eye out for our seasonal menu offerings and new budget-friendly menus geared towards student organizations. As a reminder any university-sponsored event providing food must be ordered through Kutztown Catering (Aramark) unless prior approval has been granted by the Office of Housing, Dining and Residence Life.
     Julia Scheffler, Office of Dining Services

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

CAMPS/CONFERENCES: JULY 8 – 14

Date

Camp/Conference

July 3-10

KU Summer Music Festival

July 5-9

KU Art: Collaboration Institute

July 6-9

Universal Cheer Association

July 6-9

Vivace Band Workshop

July 10

KU Football

July 10

East Penn Raiders Football

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.

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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 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.