Daily Brief

June 14, 2021

Aerial view of front of Old Main, clock tower centered, with view of South Campus and cloudy, blue skies in the background.

Kutztown University’s 2021 summer camps and conference season is underway. A select list of the camps and conferences in this year's summer season schedule can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/news-releases/june-2021/2021-summer-camps-and-conference-season.html.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Cold front moves through the area and brings more clouds, some sun, and a few showers and thunderstorms in spots. Moderately humid. Highs around 80.


Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth," by the newly-freed people in Texas (National Museum of African American History and Culture). Historical Legacy of Juneteenth: https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

We are pleased to welcome the following camps/events this week on our campus:
– Friday, June 18 – Sunday, June 20 - Kutztown Dance Recital, Schaeffer Auditorium.
– Friday, June 18 – Sunday, June 20 - Bertucci Volleyball Residential Camp, Keystone Fieldhouse.
– Saturday, June 19 - Football East Penn Raiders vs. Utica Nighthawks, Andre Reed Stadium. Show them your Golden Bear pride. Thank you.
     Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services


The Regional Procurement Office is hosting a Q&A session for users to discuss questions related to the new SourcePoint system. It will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, on Zoom: https://passhe.zoom.us/j/93266644146.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Controller

Rohrbach Library announces the retirement of Lynette Breininger. Lynette, the acquisitions and catalog technician for the library, has been with Kutztown University for almost 31 years. She has been a dedicated member of our library team with a strong work ethic (a reflection of her previous service in the military). Lynette will be greatly missed both by her library family and the KU community. We wish her the best as she reaps the rewards of a job well done. Lynette’s last day will be Thursday, June 17.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

The Community Outreach Center is looking for Kutztown University community volunteers for our Juneteenth Day of Service in collaboration with the City of Allentown on Saturday, June 19. Multiple shifts are available 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., in Allentown. Please visit our GivePulse page for further details and to sign-up, or email Nykolai Blichar at blichar@kutztown.edu.
*Rain date is Sun. June 20.
     Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center


The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kutztown would like to extend an invitation to all staff members to join us in the fight against cancer. Our event will be held 3-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. There are many ways to join in:
– Make a work or family team and sign up at http://relayforlife.org/pakutztown.
– Dedicate a purple sign to support our Paint the Town Purple campaign, which I am sure you have seen each year. You can find information at http://relayforlife.org/pakutztown. The deadline to submit a purple sign is Sunday, June 20.
– Volunteer as a committee member or as Day of Event help. Contact dee.mathis@cancer.org
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

The overall camp objective is to provide each participant with a great learning experience in the fundamentals of the game of baseball. Camp attendees will be grouped by age and ability. Players will receive top-level instruction from current Kutztown University coaches and players. Campers will be instructed in baseball fundamentals including: hitting, pitching, infield, outfield, catching, base running, etc. A combination of drills, competitions and games make for a fun, instructional week of baseball at Kutztown University's baseball facility. Camp will run 9 a.m. to noon, June 21-24.
     Eric Folmar, Department of Athletics

In this free webinar, you will learn how to prepare financial projections, get ready to approach vendors for financing, types of loans you can apply for, how to put together a loan package crowdfunding and the importance of personal credit. Presented by KUSBDC financial consultant, Mark Rentschler. This webinar will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 30. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28220
     Zachary Balla, SBDC


PSECU launched a summer “SwipeStakes” sweepstakes that offers members a chance to win $500, one of 20 prizes, each time they swipe their PSECU credit or debit card during the months of June and July. Each transaction made with a PSECU debit or credit card between 12 a.m., June 1, and 11:59 p.m., July 31, will count as an entry. Two separate monthly drawings will be conducted to randomly select 10 winners each month. SwipeStakes rules are available at https://go.psecu.com/swipestakes. Kutztown University employees are eligible for membership in PSECU. For more information visit the PSECU website.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU





June 14 Flag Day
June 16 10 a.m. Regional Procurement Office: SourcePoint Q&A
Zoom : https://passhe.zoom.us/j/93266644146
June 16 2-4 p.m. Kevin Schukraft Retirement Gathering
College Hill Mem. Grove; (rain) 317 Stratton Admin. Ctr.

After many, many years of service, we didn’t think it would ever happen. Kevin Schukraft is retiring! His knowledge and generosity will be missed far and wide across campus, as well as his humor and contagious positive attitude. Please join us 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, at the College Hill Memorial Grove, between Stratton Administration Center and Old Main, to reminisce about all the things that Kevin has done to support and advance Kutztown University through the years - not to mention all the friendships made along the way. If weather does not cooperate that day, we will move the gathering to 317 Stratton Administration Center.
     Barb Rahn, Office of Information Technology

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.