Daily Brief

November 1, 2019

Emerging Educators of Color Visit Washington, D.C.

EMERGING EDUCATORS OF COLOR VISIT WASHINGTON
Drs. Pabon, Sirrakos, Bernstein-Danis and professor Howell-Shields accompanied the College of Education's Emerging Educators of Color to Washington, D.C., for the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education lecture by Dr. Prudence Carter, held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building. EEC and faculty members also visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
     Nicole Generose, Department of Secondary Education

WEATHER

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

Cold front passage will produce an exact opposite of yesterday: sunny and cool. Blustery winds for the morning but winds should diminish by afternoon. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds west at 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIRST FRIDAY SALE
Nov. 1
Save 20% off apparel and gift today only, in-store and online while supplies last. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. https://www.kubstore.com
     KUSSI

GRAD SCHOOL FAIR
Nov. 4
Staff and faculty, please remind your students that the Grad School Fair will be held 1-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54 Multipurpose Room. There will be about 40 schools represented sharing information on their graduate programs. Some recruiters may be giving away application fee waivers. Schools that will be represented can be found in Handshake.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Nov. 7
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

NATIONAL FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS DAY
Nov. 8
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a series of events leading up to National First Gen. Students Day, Friday, Nov. 8. Throughout next week, share your First Gen. story, pick up your First Gen. button and share on social media, #FirstToBeGolden and #FirstToRoar. On Friday, Nov. 8, join the KU First Gen. Initiative and celebrate with cupcakes, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lobby of McFarland Student Union. Pick up locations: CASA, 26 Rohrbach Library; CASA, 143 Deatrick Hall; TRIO, 121A Old Main; and Student Orientation/College Readiness Programs, 267 McFarland Student Union.
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

SECOND ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR DRIVE

Oct. 1 – Nov. 30
The Department of Criminal Justice is partnering with the Department of Public Safety and Police Services to host the second annual Teddy Bear Drive. The Teddy Bear Drive is a community policing initiative that will provide local police departments with new teddy bears to hand out to children when responding to calls for service. This comfort item serves as a therapeutic tool for children in a time of trauma or terror. The drive will run Oct. 1-Nov. 30. Collection sites are located at the Department of Criminal Justice, 365 Old Main and Public Safety and Police Services, 13 B-Wing, Old Main. Contact Dr. Kadee Crandall at crandall@kutztown.edu or Deputy Chief David Drezek at drezek@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Kadee Crandall, Department of Criminal Justice

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 1

8 a.m.

Social Work in the Global Environment Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 2

8 a.m.

PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 4

1 p.m.

Grad School Fair
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 4

2 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Nov. 6

8 a.m.

KU Indigenous Film Festival
183 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 6

8 p.m.

Laser Light Show: “Dark Side of the Moon”
100 Grim Science Building

Nov. 6

9 p.m.

Laser Light Show: Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
100 Grim Science Building

Nov. 7

11 a.m.

Faculty First Thursday: Tim Betz
13G Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 7

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Nov. 2

11 a.m.

FH vs. IUP
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Video)

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JOINS COMMON APP FOR 2019-2020
Students applying to Kutztown University for 2019-2020 will have the ability to do so through The Common App, a powerful online college application platform that serves more than 3 million applicants, teachers, counselors and advisors across all 50 United States and around the world each year. Common App is set to go live for Kutztown University Wednesday, Oct. 30, and will improve KU's reach and ease of application. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

PEBTF OPEN ENROLLMENT
PEBTF Open Enrollment for AFSCME and SCUPA employees will run from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Nov. 8, for an effective date of Jan. 1, 2020. PEBTF Open Enrollment newsletters detailing plan updates were mailed and emailed to members recently; the newsletter is posted on the PEBTF’s website. All open enrollment elections should be made through Employee Self-Service (ESS). No action is necessary if you are satisfied with your current plan.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

FSA OPEN ENROLLMENT
FSA Open Enrollment for all employee groups will run from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Nov. 8, for an effective date of Jan. 1, 2020. You must elect an FSA each year even if you are currently enrolled. There are two types of FSA accounts: Medical FSA is for out-of-pocket medical expenses and Dependent Care FSA which can be used to pay for child and elder care expenses. Open enrollment elections should be made through Employee Self Service (ESS).
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

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.

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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.