Daily Brief

June 8, 2020

Purple petunias along with green and purple foliage adorn the right side and corner of the image, with Kutztown University's Alumni Plaza fountain in the background.


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

High pressure over Ontario will provide for some very pleasant conditions. Gentle northerly breezes will push dry air into the region. Fair conditions will continue. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds north at 5 mph.


The KU Emergency Management Committee (EMC) continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 color coded phase. The following is the plan for KU employees to return to campus:
Today, Berks County moved to the Yellow Phase, lifting some of the restrictions that have been in place since March.
– Teleworking is encouraged in the Yellow Phase where possible. KU will continue to implement telework during this phase for non-essential employees, where feasible.
– When Berks County moves to the Green Phase, KU will begin to bring employees back to campus.
– Some offices will have employees return through a phased process, depending on the office and staff size.
– Social distancing and other safety measures will be in effect for all workers upon return to campus.
– Employees with health concerns related to an in-person return, will receive further information regarding protocols.
– Expanded leave will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and employee hours will be adjusted for in-person work as possible and/or necessary.
     Kutztown University Human Resources

June 8
Fire alarm inspections will be conducted in all campus buildings from Monday, June 8, to Monday, July 15. This testing is performed to ensure the alarm systems are functioning properly. These inspections will take place daily during normal business hours. Your cooperation is appreciated while we ensure our life safety systems are operating optimally.
     Kim Rhode, Facilities Business Services


June 11
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet remotely Thursday, June 11. There will be no physical location for the meeting as a safety precaution given the current COVID-19 crisis and current social distancing guidelines.
– An Executive Session will be held at noon.
– Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 918 1892 1299
Password: 691670
Dial: 646-876-9923
– Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 952 6841 2398
Password: 259719
Dial: Dial: 646-876-9923
     Office of the President

June 15
Join AFSCME 2234 5 p.m., Monday, June 15, for our meeting via Zoom. We will be asking for delegates to attend the Virtual International Conference in August. A link will be sent to your personal email for this meeting. Please plan to attend.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234

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

In an ongoing effort to bring financial education topics to our communities, PSECU is pleased to present our latest webinar, "Spending Plans and Credit." This webinar covers an in-depth view of creating a personal spending plan and teaches you how to prioritize your income to maximize financial success. It will also cover the basics of credit and how to utilize your credit in the future. Simply access this webinar at your convenience via the provided link. Feel free to contact our campus financial education center with questions about this webinar, or to learn how you can schedule a personalized financial education session for your office or group. Virtual presentations are available. https://vimeo.com/psecu/review/421176645/0c04fc0aaf
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

The campus store has KU masks in-stock. Show your KU pride while staying safe. While supplies last.
     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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.