Daily Brief

November 4, 2019

1997 KU Presidential Ambassadors; Kutztown Presidential Ambassadors Application

KUTZTOWN PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS APPLICATION
Nov. 15 – deadline
KU Presidential Ambassadors are looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate academic success, leadership potential and a strong commitment to Kutztown University. KUPA is asking any faculty or staff members who know of a strong candidate to have them contact the Alumni Relations office at 610-683-4110 or have their recommended student download an application at https://www.kuf.org/alumni/becoming-a-presidential-ambassador. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 15.
     Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations

WEATHER

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

High pressure slides east of our region. Winds will be light to start the day but gain strength by the afternoon. Nothing terribly strong though. Plentiful sunshine for Monday. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds south at 5-8 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WASHINGTON POST ACCESS
The library is very pleased to announce that we are participating in the academic site license program of the Washington Post. The KU community now has unlimited full-text access to the digital edition of the Washington Post from 2005-current. On-campus, the Post can be accessed directly through the link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/. Off-campus users will need to authenticate through the library link: https://library.kutztown.edu/wapo. There is no need to create an account.
     Robert Flatley, Rohrbach Library

SILENT WITNESS DISPLAY
Nov. 4-8
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Safe Berks Silent Witness Project will be at Kutztown University, Nov. 4–8, in the Old Main Concourse. This powerful display of life-sized red silhouettes highlight the stories of Berks County citizens who were victims of domestic violence homicide.
     Christine Price, GLBTQ Resource Center/Women's Center

NATIONAL FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS DAY
Nov. 8
First Gen Fact: A First Gen college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. Continue to share your First Gen story, pick up your First Gen button and share on social media #FirstToBeGolden and #FirstToRoar throughout the week. 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. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

ONLINE W-2 ENROLLMENT

Sign up now to receive your 2019 and future W-2 forms electronically. The enrollment option can be found in Employee Self Service under the Payroll tab and Update W-2 election. Any election made this year will remain your standard delivery option for future years. If you received your W-2 online last year, you do not need to re-enroll again this year. Please use AskHR for any questions.
     Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

6 p.m.

Veterans Town Hall
102 Academic Forum

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

Field Hockey to Host Playoff Game Tuesday Night

FIELD HOCKEY TO HOST PLAYOFF GAME TUESDAY NIGHT
The third-ranked Kutztown University field hockey team scored twice in the second half and used a strong defense to take down IUP 2-0 Saturday afternoon at Andre Reed Stadium in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action. The No. 4 seed Golden Bears (12-5 overall, 7-3 PSAC), who already clinched a postseason berth, will now host their first PSAC Tournament playoff game since 2015. They will welcome Mansfield University to town as the No. 5 seed, a team they defeated 3-1 on Oct. 23.
     Bryan Salvadore, director of Communications

Undefeated Football Team Wins Division Title

UNDEFEATED FOOTBALL TEAM WINS DIVISION TITLE
For the fourth time in Kutztown University football history, the Golden Bears are Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division champions. Kutztown emerged from West Chester's John A. Farrell Stadium with a 30-17 victory over the 22nd-ranked Golden Rams Saturday afternoon. Kutztown's PSAC East title is its second in four seasons (2016) and fourth all-time (1980, 2011, 2016, 2019). The Golden Bears 9-0 start is tied for its best ever.
     Bryan Salvadore, director of Communications

Nov. 5

6 p.m.

FH vs. Mansfield (PSAC Quarterfinals)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Nov. 6

3 p.m.

WSOC vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Nov. 8

7 p.m.

VB vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Nov. 9

12:05 p.m.

FB vs. Millersville (Hall of Fame Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Audio)

Nov. 9

1 p.m.

WSOC vs. West Chester (Senior Day)
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Nov. 9

1 p.m.

VB vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Nov. 9

1 p.m.

Women’s Swimming vs. Millersville
Keystone Pool

PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR
Nov. 4
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in 303 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 at ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President

HOLIDAY FOOD BOX DRIVE BY THE COC
Nov. 15 – due
The Community Outreach Center and Student Volunteer Coalition invite offices, departments, families and student clubs to participate in our annual Holiday Food Box Drive for Friend Inc., serving over 250 families in the greater Kutztown area. Click on the link to get a PDF of the food list and directions. Thanksgiving boxes can be dropped off by Friday, Nov. 15, at the Community Outreach Center, 281 McFarland Student Union. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center/Student Volunteer Coalition

PURCHASE REQUISTIONER TRAINING: PLEASE SIGN UP
Nov. 5
Purchase requisition training sessions will be held 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, in 200 Stratton Administration Center. Questions and concerns before the sessions can be sent to Angela Jackson ajackson@kutztown.edu or Mary Vink vink@kutztown.edu. This will be a combined effort with KU and Bloomsburg University procurement offices. Please sign up here, if you are planning to attend. Thank you.
     Angela Jackson, Office of Procurement 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.