Daily Brief

Nov. 15, 2021

Kutztown University football team holding the 2021 PSAC Championship sign

FOOTBALL WINS PSAC TITLE, MAKES NCAA PLAYOFFS
Jeremiah Nelson rushed for a career-high 223 yards and 16th-ranked Kutztown approached 400 on the ground overall as the Golden Bears celebrated the 10th anniversary of their last Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship by adding a second trophy with Saturday afternoon's 38-32 victory over 10th-ranked Slippery Rock at Andre Reed Stadium. It marks the first PSAC Championship for head coach Jim Clements. Sunday, KU qualified for the NCAA Tournament, received the No. 1 seed in Super Region One, will have a bye in the first round and will host an NCAA Second Round game Saturday, Nov. 27, at Andre Reed Stadium.
     University Relations

KU Presidential Ambassadors with President Hawkinson and Ann Marie Hayes Hawkinson

PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS
President Hawkinson and his wife, Ann Marie, recently attended a Presidential Ambassadors meeting Thursday, Nov. 11. Founded in 1997, the Presidential Ambassadors is a Kutztown University student organization that works directly with the President's Office and the Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Engagement.
     University Relations

KU PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS
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 contact the alumni relations office at 610-683-4110 or have their recommended student download an application. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 19. We appreciate your help in advance for encouraging strong candidates to apply.
     Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

WEATHER

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

Clipper system departs during the morning after some scattered early morning showers and snow showers. High pressure begins to build by midday, but clouds will remain thick. A tight pressure gradient will mean windy conditions as well. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds west at 10-15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AFSCME 2234
Officer-Election Voting
Local 2234 will be holding an election of officers. Full union members can cast their vote on 6:45-7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:45-4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, Old Main Concourse (right of lobby). Voting is a privilege and should be taken when given the opportunity. Please support your local by voting.
Membership Meeting
Please join us 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, 220 Boehm Science Center, for our monthly membership meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
     Christina Ferris, Secretary AFSCME 2234

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship Policies, 1 p.m., Monday, Nov 15, in person 200 Stratton Administration Center-IT training room. If you would like to attend, please e-mail socialequity@kutztown.edu.
     Danielle Santos, Social Equity
 
HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS WEBINAR FROM PSECU
PSECU will offer a free, educational webinar noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16 to help participants (members and non-members) complete their holiday shopping without breaking the bank. Participant registration is requested by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15. Register at https://go.psecu.com/holidayshoppingtips. PSECU is proud to support the KU community through educational opportunities like this webinar. For more information about PSECU membership, visit psecu.com or email campus manager Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

DONATE: THANKSGIVING FOOD BOX FOR FRIEND INC.
The Community Outreach Center in collaboration with Friend Inc. is looking for staff and faculty to donate food boxes for Thanksgiving. All donations benefit local community members and families. Donations can be dropped off 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Outreach Center, 281 McFarland Student Union Building no later than Tuesday, Nov. 16. Boxes can be decorated and can have the name of those who prepared it. Please click here to find items that can be included in the box.
     Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

LEGAL ADVICE FOR CAREGIVERS OF THE ELDERLY
Legal Issues Affecting Senior Citizens with elder care attorney Robert Kreitz, Esq. 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 18, 135 Rickenbach Research & Learning Center Auditorium or via Zoom. RSVP by Nov. 15 to ronan@kutztown.edu Open to all students, faculty and staff. Topics include elder care, estate planning, financial considerations, nursing home planning. Read more information here.
     John Ronan, Department of English

PASBDCS PROUDLY SERVE AMERICA'S VETERANS

We are proud of the many SBDC clients and business advisers who are veterans of our nation’s Armed Forces. PASBDC provided 5,773 client hours to 813 veteran clients – nearly 15 percent of its client base – resulting in 65 business starts, nearly 5,800 jobs created, and $6.5 million in revenue growth in 2019. Veterans looking to start, grow, or buy a business are invited to attend our free PASBDC virtual entrepreneurship programs. Read about our PASBDC clients/consultants and others of America's SBDC who have served our county at americassbdc.org/veterans/serving-veterans/.
     Small Business Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 15

1 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
200 Stratton Administration Center – IT Training Room

Nov. 15

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
220 Boehm Science Center

Nov. 17

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Nov. 18

11 a.m.

Legal Issues Affecting Senior Citizens
135 Rickenbach | Zoom

Nov. 18

4:30 p.m.

World Philosophy Day
145 Boehm Science Building

Nov. 18

7 p.m.

Planetarium LASER Light Shows
100 Grim-Knedler Science Building

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 17

5:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs. Adelphi
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Nov. 17

7:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Jefferson
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Nov. 20

1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs. Jefferson
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Nov. 20

3 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Penn State Berks
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

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.