Daily Brief

June 15, 2020

Screenshot of Zoom session, vertical split screen; master's student, Kelly Fox in upper portion, Dr. Dale Parson, both of Kutztown University, in lower.

Kelly Fox, master’s student in information science, received the Liquid Interactive Award for Outstanding Work in Data Science Friday, May 29. Fox, pictured from the Zoom ceremony, earned the award for her work in making factors contributing to world happiness clear and intelligible, within a project in Predictive Analytics II with Dr. Dale Parson. Jonathan Bailer, CTO of Liquid, presented the $1,000 award, with Liquid data analysts and members of the Kutztown University administration and CSC department attending.
      Dale E. Parson, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


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

High pressure remains locked in over the Ontario-Quebec border. A dry day is in store with plenty of sunshine. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds northeast at 10-12 mph.


June 18
The College of Business will be hosting a virtual information session for those interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in fall 2020, 6 p.m., Thursday, June 18. The session will include an overview of the MBA program, the admissions requirements, the application process and the curriculum, as well as time for questions and answers. To register and receive the Zoom link, use: https://tinyurl.com/KUMBAInfo.
     Kim O'Neill, College of Business

Reverend Dr. James Jackson (associate professor, psychology at Kutztown University) can be heard in an interview on WITF's Morning Edition that aired June 5. The piece focused on African-American community leaders’ responses to protests against police violence. Audio and text from this feature can be found at https://www.witf.org/2020/06/05/african-american-community-leaders-in-central-pa-respond-to-protests-against-police-violence/.
     Gregory Shelley, Department of Psychology


Please continue to email all invoices for payment to apinvoice@kutztown.edu for processing in a timely manner. Do not use the campus mail. Continue to encourage the use of ACH enrollment instead of paper checks for timely receipt of payment. To request an ACH enrollment form, please contact the Office of Accounts Payable at apinvoice@kutztown.edu. When interacting with vendors also encourage the use of the ACH enrollment and use of the accounts payable email address for customer service. Following this procedure will help us prevent unnecessary passing of paperwork between departments and ensure timely payment to our vendors. Thank you.
     Office of Accounts Payable

KUSSI is excited to announce the launch of the finance module in our Engage platform. This will allow student organizations the capability to submit a Purchase Request and Funding Request (previously called Check Request) online through Engage. This platform will also allow you to view your account balances, along with all previous transactions. KUSSI will no longer accept paper requests, everything will need to be done through the Engage finance module. You can begin to utilize this functionality Wednesday, July 1, for the 2020-2021 academic year. An email was sent to all organizations with more information. Email kussi@kutztown.edu if you have any questions.
     Matt Assad, Kutztown University Student Services, Inc.

Due to high demand, the KU bear head masks are out of stock. We will have 1,000 masks arriving by Tuesday, June 23. We are accepting pre-orders to ensure that you can get your hands on the best looking mask around.
     KU Campus Store


There are no face-to-face events scheduled at this time.


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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