Daily Brief

March 11, 2021

The sun shines on the brick front of the Boxwood House, future home of the Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

WOMEN'S CENTER AND LGBTQ+ RESOURCE CENTER MOVING
In honor of Women’s History month as a month of progress, we are excited to announce the Kutztown University Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center will be moving to Boxwood House in the summer of 2021. Please check out the full announcement on the Women's Center Webpage.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

WEATHER

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

Second to the last day of this mild stretch with beautiful sunshine today and highs near 70. Breezy southwest winds. A slow-moving approaching cold front could bring us a shower overnight tonight into tomorrow morning.

Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike recorded a new "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast with a special guest from Davis’ class. Discussed were the wild February, the beautiful weather, whether it lasts or not, and climate issues. Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3wDIeaYk1UAlBT5nBEmKyd?si=0vIJ0RepRUqbt34hPNYSlQ

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STATE SYSTEM CHANCELLOR OPEN FORUM
March 11
State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein will visit Kutztown University virtually Thursday, March 11. An open forum will be held for the campus community 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom: https://passhe.zoom.us/j/95568774443.
     KU Office of University Relations

DEADLINE: 2021-2022 EARLY EVENT REGISTRATION
March 12
Enter all 2021-2022 events and meetings (i.e., virtual, hybrid and in-person) into EMS prior to noon, Friday, March 12, for early consideration.
- Register events with minors in attendance according to KU’s Protection of Minors policy.
- Non-reservable locations (e.g., Career Center, residence halls, University Place): select Location “Non-Reservable.”
- Virtual events: select Location “Virtual.”
Contact the Office of Conference and Event Services with any questions.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/conference-and-event-services.html
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING
March 18
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet remotely on Thursday, March 18. 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 11:30 a.m.
- Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95372544741?pwd=MThZRVdhMGN6UHZqVVRjZjczTTd1QT09
Meeting ID: 953 7254 4741
Passcode: 968193
Dial: 646-876-9923
- Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92369493795?pwd=a2FORUVvSTVWSnBkQ0tRcEEwL2hJQT09
Meeting ID: 923 6949 3795
Passcode: 124507
Dial: 646-876-9923
     Office of the President

BUSINESS SKILLS FOR SUCCESS (EIGHT-WEEK SERIES)
March 18
The Business Skills for Success (English) is an eight-week webinar series that is for early stage and existing business owners who want to take their business to the next level. The cost is $25. Participants may qualify for the fee to be waived. Series begins 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 18.  https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27785
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

NOMINATIONS: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORSHIP AWARD
The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Advisory Board and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects call for nominations for four Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Mentorship Awards (STEM and non-STEM). Each award offers $500 in professional development funding. Please see the nomination and application form for description, details and timeline. Applications are due Monday, April 5, and the ceremony will be held late April.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mYvCo8PPPMkjrNdjoHekpzD9mZRXu_yPgXtGumaPWgs/edit
     Lynn M Kutch, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and Creativity

APSCUF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties at Kutztown University will grant two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students returning to campus Fall 2021. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. Please encourage your students to apply. Please refer to the KU APSCUF website for more information.
     Andrew Mashintonio, Department of Biology/Student Liaison Committee

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 11

11 a.m.

GRIT Chat, Celebrating Resiliency
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94784443050

Mar. 11

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club Meeting
Zoom link

Mar. 11

11 a.m.

CET Spring Workshop: Rhodes / Scott / Green
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Mar. 11

3 p.m.

State System Chancellor Open Forum
https://passhe.zoom.us/j/95568774443

Mar. 14

3 p.m.

KU Band Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium

Mar. 15

5 p.m.

Local 2234 Membership Meeting
Zoom: link will be sent

Mar. 15

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic

Mar. 17

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register by e-mail: socialequity@kutztown.edu

Mar. 17

5:30 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Bagpipe Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium, front (weather dependent)

Mar. 18

11 a.m.

Women Veterans Virtual Tribute Event
Zoom link mailed after registration

Mar. 18

11:30 a.m.

Council of Trustees: Executive Session
Zoom

Mar. 18

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Committee Meetings
Zoom link: Meeting ID: 953 7254 4741
Passcode: 968193

Mar. 18

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Plenary Session
Zoom link: Meeting ID: 923 6949 3795
Passcode: 124507

Date

Time

Event

Mar. 12

2:30 p.m.

SB vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats / Video)

Mar. 13

1 p.m.

WLAX vs. Georgian Court (Senior Day)
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Mar. 13

1 p.m.

BASE vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
March 11 - deadline
The next UCC meeting is Thursday, March 25, using Zoom video conferencing. The deadline for submission of proposals is noon, Thursday, March 11. Submit proposals to UCC secretary Lisa Brennan, using the UCC SharePoint site: https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/KU-SP-UCC/submissions/DropOffLibrary. Please follow formatting procedure. Contact Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

SOURCEPOINT TRAINING – BEGINS NEXT WEEK

Training for the new procurement software, SourcePoint, will begin Monday, March 15. If you received an invitation from the regional procurement office, please make sure to register for a time slot as soon as possible. An invitation was sent to individuals that were designated in one of the following areas: requestor, approver and receiver. If you did not receive an email, or have any questions, please contact Angela Jackson at AJackson@passhe.edu. SourcePoint will go live Monday, April 12.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Comptroller

PASBDC CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL SBDC DAY
March 17
To celebrate SBDC Day, Pennsylvania SBDC’s will be hosting various no-cost webinar programs for small businesses on Wednesday, March 17. Visit http://www.pasbdc.org to learn more.
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

WOMEN VETERANS VIRTUAL TRIBUTE EVENT
March 18
Please join us during our no-cost virtual event 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 18. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the ‘Small’ Wins,” we have along our journey toward success. Our guest speaker is retired Command Sgt. Maj. Dr. Karen Archondidis, chief academic officer, Army Medical Department Noncommissioned Officer Academy and professor, educational leadership, Trident University International. One Financial Services Military Scholarship will be presented to our 2021 Kutztown University scholarship recipient. Please RSVP by Friday, March 12: https://forms.gle/2UJagXM9CbdiUvdS6. A gift will be given to the first 50 registrants. Contact us with any questions, 610-683-4228.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/military-and-veterans-services/events-and-career-tools/spring-2021-(events-and-tools).html
     Office of Veterans Services

PURCHASING CARD ACCOUNTHOLDER CUSTOMER SERVICE
Any customer service or questions regarding transactions on purchasing cards can be directly emailed to pcard@kutztown.edu for assistance. Thank you.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable.html
    Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

KUTZTOWN CATERING – ARAMARK
Are you planning an event or meeting on campus? Check out https://kutztown.catertrax.com/ for a full list of offerings including individually-packaged meals and snacks. Our services for spring 2021 also include buffet menus with additional safety standards in place to ensure your event is successful and give your guests peace of mind. Contact us at catering@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4680. As a reminder any university-sponsored event providing food must be ordered through Kutztown Catering (Aramark) unless prior approval has been granted by the Office of Housing, Dining and Residence Life. Exceptions to the contract include student organizations who meet specific guidelines.
     Julia Scheffler, Dining Services

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.