June 1, 2021
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
June is recognized around the world as LGBTQ Pride Month commemorating a tipping point in queer history, the six-day Stonewall Uprising, June 1969, in Manhattan when police clashed with LGBTQ protesters. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the historical impact that LGBTQIA individuals have had at local, national and international levels. At Kutztown University, we celebrate and welcome LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty. We honor those who have paved the way and we, as a community, recognize that there is still progress to be made. May we all join together to celebrate Pride Month and strive to continue to make KU a place of belonging.
Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Second nice day in a row with fair skies and warmer highs in the mid-70s and comfortably low humidity.
BUSINESS OFFICE YEAR-END DUE DATES
As we approach the end of our fiscal year, which is Wednesday, June 30, please remember important due dates for procuring goods and services, processing travel expenses, utilizing your purchasing card and making budget transfers. A list of due dates can be found on the controller’s office webpage, in the Useful Forms drop-down box.
Matt Assad, Office of the Controller
EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES
Whether you had some employees working remotely prior to the pandemic or were thrown into this new way of working, this event can offer several tips and tricks on the best ways to engage your remote workforce. The speaker will discuss the following topics:
– Creating Virtual Connections.
– Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.
– Helping Employees Maintain Health and Wellness.
– Fun and Games.
This all takes place via webinar, 11a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 2.
Zachary Balla. Kutztown Small Business Development Center
CREATING AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR YOUR BUSINESS
A well-written handbook that reflects your culture and values should be customized for your business. This program can help provide the essentials for creating an employee handbook including temporary or revised COVID-19 policies such as leave of absence, telecommuting, dress code, PPE, flex schedules, OSHA and ADA accommodations. Learn why it’s important to have a handbook and what to include. This one-hour webinar will take place 10 a.m., Thursday, June 3, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28072.
Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center
HEMINGWAY BECOMES FIRST HIGH JUMP ALL-AMERICAN IN PROGRAM HISTORY
Becca Hemingway became the 26th All-American in Kutztown University women's track and field history Saturday afternoon with her sixth-place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships hosted by Grand Valley State University. Read more.
C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the May 2021 Employee of the Month. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
Alexis Martin, Human Resources
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.