Daily Brief

June 17, 2022

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Kutztown Road Update

President Hawkinson and several KU administrators joined Senator Judy Schwank, Kutztown mayor Jim Schlegel, representatives from the Pennsylvania State Police, Maxatawny Township and PennDOT Friday, June 10 to discuss further safety protocols for Kutztown Road and College Blvd.  The group identified select strategies to jointly pursue in the coming weeks to enhance pedestrian safety near campus.  In addition, the university administration has identified efforts to further enhance pedestrian and driver safety throughout campus.  Thank you to the many members of the campus community who submitted ideas to the administration this spring, as we work to keep the KU campus a safe place for all.

University Relations

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who attended our Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, June 15.

University Relations

Weather

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

A warm front will pass the region today before a cold front passage occurs later. After some morning fog, skies will become fair. Winds will be on the stiff side as well. High temperature near 90. Winds southwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Announcements

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a United States federal holiday, celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates the final end of slavery in the U.S. on June 19, 1865, when Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for slaves in Galveston, Texas, the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. Kutztown University will close Monday, June 20 to observe the holiday.

University Relations

Thank You from Dr. Warren Hilton

Thank you to all of you for your kind words and warm wishes as I transition from KU to Onondaga Community College. It has been my honor and privilege to work for such a great institution these last six years. I am grateful for the mentorship, support and guidance of Dr. Hawkinson, and the collaboration with my cabinet colleagues, faculty, staff and students. I am thankful for the EMSA leadership team and all of the members of the EMSA family. The Golden Bear family will always have a special place in my heart. It’s Good to be Golden!

Warren Hilton, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Mileage Reimbursement Rate

In accordance with a change in the U.S. General Services Administration’s privately-owned vehicle mileage reimbursement rates and Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-07-A, Travel Expense Regulations, the reimbursement rate for use of a personal automobile for official State System travel will increase to $0.625 effective July 1. This only applies to travel that occurs on/after July 1. Any travel that takes place before that date will utilize the previous rate of $0.585. Feel free to contact accounts payable office at apinvoice@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Financial and Business Services

Student Recreation Center Closed

The Student Recreation Center is closed Monday, June 20.

Tracy Turner, Student Recreation Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 20 All Day University Closed
Juneteenth Observed

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.