Daily Brief

November 6, 2020

HAWKINSON INTERVIEW ON FIRST-GEN STUDENT, NOV. 8-9
President Hawkinson, a former first-generation student, spoke with graduate student Christine Storch from the Office of New Student Orientation about his experience as a first-generation student. The interview will air on KUR at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, and 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 9. Listen live on KUR online. A full audio replay will be available after Monday's airing. For a brief video trailer of this weekend's audio interview, click here.
     University Relations

Photo of Dr. Anne Zayaitz

PROVOST ZAYAITZ ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
After 36 years of dedicated service, Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kutztown University, has announced her retirement effective Jan. 2, 2021. Read More.
     University Relations

Photo of Matt Rowan '06 with his black K-9 dog in front of his red police car.

FRONTLINE FRIDAY: KU IS PROUD OF ALUMNI MATT ROWAN
Matt Rowan is a frontline worker who graduated in 2006 with a degree in criminal justice. He is a patrolman assigned to the K-9 unit and SWAT in the Ridley Township police department. Matt wanted to be a police officer since he was a child: “I love what I do and I know there’s not another job that I could ever want, even during these tough times.”
     C.J. Hemerly, University Relations

WEATHER

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

High pressure continues to reign supreme in the Eastern U.S. Morning fog to start, but mostly sunny conditions are expected for the day. Very pleasant November day in store. High temperature near 70. Winds south at 5-7 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOVEMBER PARENTS AND FAMILY BULLETIN
This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online. Please encourage parents, family members and our campus community to sign-up for the monthly e-newsletter (sign-up here).
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WELCOME JON VAVRO
Please welcome Jon Vavro as the new general accounting manager beginning Monday, Nov. 9. Vavro joins Financial and Business Services after working seven years as senior accountant, KU Foundation. He has 10 years of solid experience in general accounting, banking, accounts payable and accounts receivable. He replaces Greg Dottor, who retired in September. Vavro can be reached at ext. 3-4189 or vavro@kutztown.edu.
     Matt Assad, Financial and Business Services

COSMICALLY DISTANT: JUPITER AND SATURN
Nov. 6
We're all staying away from each other, but planets Jupiter and Saturn are moving closer together in our evening sky. Let's take a look at these two giants of our solar system, 6 p.m., today, Friday, Nov. 6, Zoom Meeting ID: 956 3581 3184, Passcode: PLANETS https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95635813184?pwd=NDdnVE9MTVAwWWt4amUyakRUa2V2dz09
     Phillip Reed, Department of Physical Sciences

GET MORE OPENS WITH GREAT SUBJECT LINES
Nov. 17
Join us 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, for an online webinar. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27138
     Rachael Wolf, KU SBDC

SPIRIT ABOVE ALL
Nov. 17
Please join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) KU and Chi Sigma Iota for an inspirational talk by Dr. Edward Myers about the life of his son, Anthony Myers, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 17, Zoom Meeting ID: 942 6135 7600 Passcode: 817571. Anthony was a young man who was devoted to his craft, dedicated to his goals, and lived his life in a positive and uplifting manner. His legacy is the Anthony Myers Movement established January 2019. #17 Strong continues to remind us that even tragic life events can have a positive aspect, a "silver lining." His silver lining is focused not only on "paying it forward," but reminds us of the importance of compassion, comfort and positivity when dealing with challenging problems and difficult times.
     Patricia Brenner, Department of Counselor Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 6

All Day

2020 Global Environment Virtual Conference
Registration and Materials

Nov. 6

6 p.m.

Cosmically Distant: Jupiter and Saturn
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95635813184
Meeting ID: 956 3581 3184; Passcode: PLANETS

Nov. 9

10 a.m.

First-Generation Student Celebration
Library Lawn

Nov. 9

6 p.m.

Let’s Talk Politics: Election 2020
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94507313932

Nov. 9

7 p.m.

Music Monday
https://www.facebook.com/KUMusicDept

Nov. 10

11 a.m.

Elder-Care Workshop
Meeting ID: 944 5527 1765; Passcode: 808584

Nov. 10

11 a.m.

Veteran Appreciation Lunch: Grab and Go
Lawn, Rohrbach Library/Rain Location 262 MSU

Nov. 11

7:40 a.m.

Virtual Ceremonial Flag Raising

Nov. 11

4:30 p.m.

Virtual Ceremonial Flag Lowering

Nov. 11

8 p.m.

“Virtual Spoken Word/Poetry” Joan Leslie
Register here: http://bit.ly/KUPApoet1111

ONLINE W-2 ENROLLMENT
Sign up now to receive your 2020 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.
https://kusupport.passhe.edu/footprints/servicedesk/portal/set/103
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

VETERANS AWARENESS WEEK, NOV. 8-15
Kutztown University celebrates National Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 8-15, with pre-event proceedings, tributes, fundraisers, workshops, ceremonies, discounts, luncheon and more. Hosted by KU's Office of Veterans Services, all events are free and some are open to the public. Student veterans and military-affiliated students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Learn More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

FIRST-GEN SPECIAL BROADCAST
KU’s First-Gen Initiative is hosting a celebration Monday, Nov. 9, in front of the library. Did you know President Kenneth S. Hawkinson is a first-generation student? Graduate student Christine Nardone Storch recently interviewed Hawkinson at length about his experiences as a first-generation student and will be airing the interview on KUR, 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, and 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 9. Following the airings, a podcast of the interview will be made available and promoted for on-demand listening. To hear a brief trailer for the upcoming interview, click here https://youtu.be/iyx44MmwZzA.
      Mike Regensburger, Kutztown University Radio

WOMEN’S CENTER EVENT
Nov. 11
Join us for “Virtual Spoken Word/Poetry,” with Joan Leslie, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11. Registration required. Register here: http://bit.ly/KUPApoet1111.
https://www.instagram.com/womenscenterku/
     Diane Biehl, Women’s Center

FIRST STEP TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Nov. 16
Join the KU SBDC online, 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27146
     Rachael Wolfe, KU SBDC

VIDEO: OPEN FORUM WITH CHANCELLOR GREENSTEIN
Kutztown University hosted State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein for an open forum Friday, Oct. 30. Watch the recording here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

BELLUCCI PASBDC ASST. STATE DIR. OF FINANCE
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers announces Dominic (Nick) Bellucci as the new associate state director of finance in the lead office as of Oct. 12. http://www.pasbdc.org
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

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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