Daily Brief

May 22, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Memorial Day weekend may be different this year in many respects. Parades have been canceled, gatherings will be smaller and follow social distancing, family picnics may be include friends via technology.

Following the Civil War, families and friends put flowers on the graves of soldiers; in 1866, May 30 was designated as Decoration Day. The tradition of decorating the graves of soldiers has continued. Whatever you will be doing – do not forget that Memorial Day is to honor and mourn the military personnel who died while serving the United States in a branch of the Armed Forces.

Honor and remember.
     Anne E. Zayaitz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

WEATHER

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

Low pressure slides up the eastern seaboard and will bring us a chance of showers, and a possible thunderstorm, by the afternoon. Some of the precipitation activity could be quite heavy. High temperature in the upper 60s. Winds east at 5 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CENTER
The most up-to-date information is at www.kutztown.edu/CoronavirusInfo.
– Administrative offices remain open utilizing email and phone communication.
– Remote online learning continues through summer sessions.
– Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Coronavirus Information site.
     Office of University Relations

MEMORIAL DAY BUY MORE, SAVE MORE SALE
Save on apparel and gift.
– Spend $50 save 15% - MDS15
– Spend $100 save 20% - MDS20
– Spend $200 save 25% - MDS25
Sale ends, Tuesday, May 26. https://www.kubstore.com
     KU Campus Store

ORIENTATION
Today is the first day of freshmen online orientation for Kutztown University. This program will take place in Zoom and will get underway with check-in starting at 8:15 a.m. The day will consist of meetings with faculty, sessions to learn about campus life, financial aid, academic support services and much more. Programs continue in June, July and August. Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2024!
     Lisa Grabowski, New Student Programs

SEC TECH: PDFS ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES AND FORMS
May 27
Join us 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, for an exploration of Adobe PDFs. Wolphy Joseph and Arian Hungaski will share tips on how to make forms and process paperwork with multiple signatures. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93265445451?pwd=Y3NkOVBRK2QrZHg0T0JoYk5tRXVzZz09 Meeting ID: 932 6544 5451 Password: 024322
     Julie Fiorini, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

BECOME AN APPROVED UPMC SUPPLIER OF GOODS
June 9
“Become an Approved UPMC Supplier of Goods and Services” [WEBINAR] Tuesday, June 9. Attend one of two sessions:
– 8-10:30 a.m. Register at: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26580.
– 1-3:30 p.m. Register at: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26581.
Registration deadline is 7 p.m., Monday, June 8. Fee: $25.
UPMC is ready, are you? For year 2018, UPMC achieved $225 million in spending with more than 400 diverse suppliers - your business can be next. Qualifications: Seeking business opportunities with UPMC supplier diversity department business owners including: minority, women, veteran, disabled and LGBTQ. All industries welcome: service, manufacturing, retail. Receive over 50 comprehensive sales materials. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26580
      Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 25

Memorial Day

Kutztown University closed

COACH’S CORNER: WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH ERIK BURSTEIN

COACH’S CORNER: WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH ERIK BURSTEIN
Coach's Corner is a weekly segment where fans get acquainted with Kutztown University head coaches. Our next coach in the spotlight is KU women's soccer coach Erik Burstein. He enters his 14th season at the helm in 2020. He is the winningest coach in program history. Burstein is a 2002 graduate of Stockton University (formerly Richard Stockton College), with a degree in communications. Read more.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

BARRY PETERSON'S RETIREMENT ZOOM PARTY
May 22
Barry Peterson is retiring, concluding 37 years of dedicated service at KU. He also graduated from Kutztown. Peterson has been an indispensable figure in the department, college and university; keeping electronic systems running, repairing countless items, researching equipment and guiding the next generation of media professionals through his calm, can-do, will-happen, no-problem demeanor and vast technical knowledge base. Please join us in wishing him farewell 1 p.m., Friday, May 22. Join Zoom Meeting: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92717189421: Meeting ID: 927 1718 9421
     Melissa Lincoln, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER CLOSED
The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Medical emergencies call Public Safety 610-683-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Director of Health and Wellness 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.