Daily Brief

November 12, 2020

Photo of Jerry Schearer and two students holding the MKBC 2019 Local Leader award.

Kutztown University was recently recognized as a 2019 Local Leader for the sixth consecutive year. In 2019, KU collected 235 units of blood, which was the second highest, and 240 units in 2017. Miller-Keystone Blood Center is proud to partner with our community to maintain a safe and stable blood supply through blood drive events. The Local Leader program recognizes the many organizations that go above and beyond the call of duty to support Miller-Keystone’s life-saving mission by collecting at least 200 units in a single year. By hosting blood drives with MKBC, Kutztown University helps to strengthen the health and well-being of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and more. The next KU drive is Thursday, Dec. 10. https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81780
      Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center


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

The party’s over. The party was 70s for about 7 days. We’re now heading back to the 50s for the foreseeable future, and I’m not talking about 50s music but rather temperatures (although some 50s music is always good sometimes too). Mostly cloudy with lingering showers in spots today. Highs about 57.


At 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13, Dr. Coté-Bonanno, associate provost for Academic Programs and Assessment, Montclair State University, will present Middle States Virtual Site Team’s exit report. This session is open to all members of campus via Zoom Webinar. Click here to open the webinar. The second monitoring report provides evidence that we are in compliance with Standard V Educational Effectiveness Assessment and can be accessed at https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/accreditations/middle-states-accreditation.html.
     University Relations

Nov. 12
Get your sweatpants just in time for Thanksgiving – one day only, while supplies last. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Shop at KU Campus Store, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dixon Marketplace, 4 p.m. to midnight; or online at https://www.kubstore.com.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Nov. 12
The University Traffic Bureau will hear ticket appeals 11a.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, via Zoom. To learn more about our new process, please visit our website. All student appeals must first be submitted in writing via MyKU (click on Vehicle Services). Individuals appealing tickets more than seven days old must attend the Zoom meeting. Call 484-646-4249 for more information.
    Anne Reel, University Traffic Bureau

Dec. 10
Our final blood drive is noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, Keystone Field House. With students off campus, we need the support of our faculty and staff to reach our goal. Please register to give and invite your friends and family to do so as well. This is open to the public and is COVID compliant. Preregister: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81780
      Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

The Women's Center is not accepting any donations of clothing or household items this semester. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/womens-center.html
      Diane Biehl, Women's Center

If you plan to apply for a sabbatical leave for fall 2022-spring 2023, please find information on the APSCUF-KU website using the link below. Completed applications are due by noon, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. This year the electronic copy of your original signed application is required in addition to the physical copies. Applicants must contact the Office of the Provost to verify eligibility and include the verification of eligibility in the application. Designated days, times, the location for delivery of materials and the means to collect the electronic copies will be announced in early January. https://www.apscuf.org/universities/kutztown/.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee


Nov. 12

3 p.m.

CET: “Facilitating Online Discussions”
Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Nov. 13

9 a.m.

Middle States Exit Report
Zoom Meeting .

Nov. 13

5 p.m.

NAEA Friday Night In
Email naea@kutztown.edu

Nov. 16

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Meeting

Nov. 16

5 p.m.

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Zoom Meeting ID: 927 8438 1934

Nov. 16

7 p.m.

Music Monday

Nov. 17

10 a.m.

SBDC: “Get More Opens with Great Subject Lines”

Nov. 17

6:30 p.m.

NAMI: “Spirit Above All”

Nov. 18

11 a.m.

SBDC: “First Step to Starting Your Business”

Nov. 18

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register with socialequity@kutztown.edu

Nov. 18

6:30 p.m.

KU Stock
O’Pake Fieldhouse

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

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.