Daily Brief

May 27, 2021

VIDEO: SYED R. ALI-ZAIDI AWARD
Caelan Brooks ΚΌ21, graduate of Kutztown University’s Honors Program, just finished her KU degree and was accepted into some of the top physics doctorate programs in the world. Her research has already resulted in one peer-reviewed paper published and three more in development and she was the second-straight KU physics major to win the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. Congratulations, Caelan! Watch on YouTube.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Fair skies and nice after yesterday's active weather. Highs in the upper 70s.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LYTLE LANE AND NORTH CAMPUS DRIVE OPEN
Lytle Lane and North Campus Drive are open after First Energy removed the fallen tree caused by yesterday’s storm.
     University Relations

RETIREMENT OF DR. DEBRA K. LYNCH

The Department of Special Education thanks Debra Lynch for 30 years of outstanding service to Kutztown University and wishes her the best on her upcoming retirement. Dr. Lynch served as department chair for 18 years and has been instrumental in the success of program graduates, professional growth of faculty and collaboration across university departments.
     Anne Brawand, Department of Special Education

CAMPUSWIDE SPRING TURF APPLICATIONS
TruGreen is scheduled Friday, May 28, to apply the annual campus spring fertilizer and weed control application. Treatment will begin early morning on the south-side of campus and finish on the north side early afternoon. Please stay off treated areas until they are dry which is usually 30 minutes or so after the application is complete, but can vary depending on weather conditions. Thank you.
     Will Meeker, Facilities

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER CLOSED
The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. When Clinical Services is closed, please contact Public Safety and Police Services at 610-683-4001 for immediate assistance. If you have an emergency off campus, call 911.
     Amanda Volkert, Health and Wellness Services

HOW TO SHOP FOR A CREDIT CARD WEBINAR BY PSECU
With hundreds of credit card options available, it's important (and sometimes difficult) to pick the right one for your needs. So, how do you choose? Join us for June's "How to Shop for a Credit Card" webinar at noon, Tuesday, June 8. We will help you identify what card benefits to look for and break down common fees you may run into. Register online at https://go.psecu.com/webinar-credit-card by Monday, June 7, to attend this free webinar. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions or would like to learn more about PSECU, please email KU's PSECU community manager, Kelly Ann Ryan, at kryan@psecu.com.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 27

1:30 p.m.

Retirement Celebration of Claudia DeLong
209 Stratton Administration Center

May 29

9 a.m.

English Language Learner Conference
Register: https://tinyurl.com/fu3cd7ye

May 31

All Day

Memorial Day – No Classes
University Closed

June 2

8:50 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

June 3

10:20 a.m.

CET Summer Teaching Conference
Register: Tentative Program

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE
Military Appreciation Month gives us many opportunities to recognize and remember the selfless and heroic contributions of our U.S. service members and their families, such as Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Public Service Recognition Week, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Traditionally, we celebrate Memorial Day with parades, family barbecues and paying respect to loved ones we lost. Many sacrificed all for our country, like marketing and communications assistant director, Camille DeMarco's uncle, Private First Class Eake DeMarco, who served during WWII and was killed in action. Learn more about PFC DeMarco here and through his memorial on display in the Rohrbach Library, first floor near the coffee shop.
          Office of Veterans Services

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION 101
Search Engine Optimization 101 will introduce attendees to the concept of SEO starting from ground-level and building up. Attendees will be introduced to the different types of SEO, their applications and how to affect each using online tools and services as well as best practices for promoting website content. The webinar will wrap up with a short list of action items entrepreneurs can take to improve their SEO and search rankings. This webinar will be held 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 1.  https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27808
      Zachary Balla. Kutztown Small Business Development Center

EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES
Whether you had some employees working remotely prior to the pandemic or were thrown into this new way of working, this event can offer several tips and tricks on the best ways to engage your remote workforce. The speaker will discuss the following topics:
– Creating Virtual Connections.
– Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.
– Helping Employees Maintain Health and Wellness.
– Fun and Games.
This all takes place via webinar, 11a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 2.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28212
      Zachary Balla. Kutztown Small Business Development Center

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.