Daily Brief

March 6, 2023

photo of spring crocus



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

High pressure continues to influence our region. Sunny skies and pleasant conditions are expected. Chance of snow overnight as low pressure comes through the Ohio River Valley. High temperature near 50.


President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Pam Rex, Office of the President

University Curriculum Committee

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be Thursday, March 23. The proposal deadline is noon Thursday, March 9. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

March 10 Deadline Early Event Registration

Final Reminder: The deadline for Early Event Registration Requests for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is noon Friday, March 10. Departments and organizations wishing to register events from Aug. 20, 2023 to May 11, 2024, in accordance with the early event reservation process, must submit a room reservation request via EMS Room Scheduler program. If there are issues submitting through the EMS online system, please contact the office of Conference and Event Services for support prior to this deadline. For more information on the Early Event Registration Process please got to our website. Stay Golden.

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services

Proposal Adequacy in Government Contracting

Sign-up for this free training 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, via Zoom, based on the following topics: Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Readiness, Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Support, Government Contracting and Selling to Government. The presentation will provide an overview of how proposal adequacy is determined through discussions on FAR Part 15, Table 15-2 and DFARs 252.215-7009. The presentation will discuss proposal adequacy requirements for cost elements such as direct labor, material, subcontracts, other direct costs (ODCs) and indirect rates. Finally, participants will learn about historical data considerations, FAR Part 31 Unallowable Costs, common proposal deficiencies and regulatory resources to assist with proposal development.

Rachael Wolfe, KUSBDC

Accounting System Requirements in Government Contracting

Sign-up for this free training 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, via Zoom based on the following topics: Accounting/Budget, Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Readiness, Government Contracting, Government Industrial Base (GIB) Readiness and Selling to Government. The presentation will provide an overview of the pre-award accounting system design review process. Participants will learn what occurs prior to the award of a cost-type contract, what is contained in the SF 1408, and what the applicable DFARS regulations say with regard to what comprises an acceptable accounting system. Total contract costs, including direct costs and indirect costs will be discussed. Examples of typically seen indirect rates will be provided as well as a discussion of selecting a proper allocation base will also be provided. Participants will learn about the FAR Part 31 clauses that cover allowability, allocability, and reasonableness as well as concepts such as Contract Terms, Accounting for Contract Costs, Labor System, Timekeeping, Unallowable Costs, Cost by Contract Line Item, Billings, Cost Accounting Information, and Management Reviews/Internal Audits along with the applicable DFARS clauses. Finally, some common deficiencies will be discussed.

Rebecca Donohue, KUSBDC

Reading Business Growth Conference: Keys to Success

There are multiple ways to grow a business and many angles to pursue that growth. During this growth conference, you will learn about various topics, which can help grow your business and take it to the next level. Topics that will be covered are social media, finance, business value evaluation and enhancement, and insight from fellow small business owners followed by Q&A. See below for the topics and speakers at this event. 
- Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz: Owner of Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe and My Little School House Daycare
- Rachael Wolfe: SBDC Social Media Coordinator 
- Rebecca Shugar: Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager at M&T Bank
- Rob Sanchez: Branch Leader / Assistant Vice President
- Sundeep Verma: SBDC Business Consultant 
This event will take place 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn St, Reading, Pa. or offered via Zoom. Any questions please contact Kecia Sturdivant: sturdiva@kutztown.edu.

Rachael Wolfe, KUSBDC

Habilidades Empresariales para el Exito de Empresarios Latinos

Etapa inicial y existentes que desean llevar su negocio al siguiente nivel.
Durante el seminario de cinco semanas, el Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas de la Universidad de Kutztown utilizará un innovador modelo de aprendizaje combinado para la educación. Nuestro modelo utiliza, además de las lecciones de clase, el taller de planes de negocios en línea, la consulta comercial individual y la interacción con profesionales de negocios y empresarios. Durante la primera clase, los participantes también seleccionarán temas especiales en los que deseen profundizar como grupo.
En la última sesión los participantes entregaran su pitch plan para ser evaluado por el asesor de negocio. Este modelo educativo fortalece la capacidad de aprendizaje del estudiante y asegura un mayor éxito empresarial.
En esta clase de 5 semanas, aprenderá lo siguiente con nuestros expertos invitados:
- Planificación, modelo empresarial y estructura comercial con Josephina Encarnacion, MBA, MSHRM
- Marketing y Redes Sociales con Rocio Encarnacion, MS dueña de My Source Entrepreneur
- Mejores prácticas para mantener la solvencia crediticia, con Comisionado Michael Rivera, MBA
- Zonificación y Códigos con el arquitecto Miguel Herrera de Milan Group
- Financiamiento y Servicio Bancarios con Alba Fernandez, Vicepresidente de Community Lending de Community First Fund
- Servicio al Cliente con Rosa Julia Parra, CEO de Palo Magazine
- Puntos clave en la Contabilidad con Ana Arias, CEO de Ana Leonor Accounting Services
- Puntos clave de la Aseguranza Comercial, con Abe Borjas, CEO de BTN Insurance
Nota:Este programa esta valorado en $1,499 y gracias a nuestros socios y patrocinadores podrás participar a un costo bajo de $50
Gracias por registrarte a este programa. Recibe tu enlace 48 horas antes de la clase. 

Rachael Wolfe, KUSBDC

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 6 2 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
March 6 3 p.m. CEL Advisory Board Meeting
Room 6 CEL Center, Rohrbach Library
March 8 Noon CMP Discussion
March 9 7:30 p.m. The Kingdom Choir
Schaeffer Auditorium
Date Time Event
March 7 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Chestnut Hill
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
March 8 4 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Shepherd
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 11 Noon Baseball vs. Lincoln (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
March 11 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 11 2:30 p.m. Baseball vs. Lincoln (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)

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.

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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.