Daily Brief

May 28, 2021

Row of tombstones in national cemetery adorned with United States of America flags.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is Monday, May 31. 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.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Low pressure moves through the Ohio River Valley and brings ample moisture with it. Showers to start early, becoming a more steady rain by afternoon. Not much instability so thunderstorm potential will be minimal. High temperature in mid-60s. Winds east at 5-10 mph. Rainfall between 0.5-0.75 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TAX TIPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS STRUCTURE
In this webinar, we will explore each entity type's advantages and disadvantages and what tax planning opportunities are available to you. Are you thinking about changing your business structure? Examine the impact the change will have on your taxes, 10 a.m., Tuesday June 8. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27814
     Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

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

Becca Hemingway clearing the 5 and a half foot mark in high jump.

HEMINGWAY WILL COMPETE AT NATIONALS IN MICHIGAN
Becca Hemingway of the Kutztown University women’s track and field team will hit the Great Lake state this weekend to compete in her first NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held in Allendale, Michigan, at the Grand Valley State University Track & Field Stadium. The senior, Hemingway, qualified in the high jump. The event is scheduled to take place 5:15 p.m., Saturday, May 29. For the rest of the preview click here.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER CONFERENCE
The College of Education is hosting an English Language Learner Conference, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 29. Dr. Tatyana Kleyn, director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL Programs at The City College of New York, is the keynote speaker. Attendees can receive up to six Act 48 hours. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/fu3cd7ye.
      Brenda Muzeta, Secondary Education

CREATING AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR YOUR BUSINESS
A well-written handbook that reflects your culture and values should be customized for your business. This program can help provide the essentials for creating an employee handbook including temporary or revised COVID-19 policies such as leave of absence, telecommuting, dress code, PPE, flex schedules, OSHA and ADA accommodations. Learn why it’s important to have a handbook and what to include. This one-hour webinar will take place 10 a.m., Thursday, June 3, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/28072.
     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.