Daily Brief

Nov. 16, 2021

Group of 14 SBDC staff members posing for photo in front of SBDC backdrop.

PASBDC NETWORK RECEIVES FULL ACCREDITATION
The PASBDC network is honored to announce it has been awarded full accreditation from the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), the national accrediting body for Small Business Development Centers under contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Since its inception in 1980, the PASBDC has helped aspiring entrepreneurs start more than 30,000 businesses, obtain over $2.5 billion in start-up and expansion capital and increase sales by more than $12 billion. SBDC-assisted companies reported winning over $2.5 billion in government contracts, grew their international sales by more than $1.4 billion and created over 140,000 jobs generating more than $796 million in new tax revenue. http://pasbdc.org/ 
     Francene Dudziec, PA SBDC

WEATHER

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

Another breezy, chilly day today (though not as windy as yesterday) as the pressure gradient relaxes. Fair skies and highs around 48 degrees.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the Employee of the Month.
     Alexis Martin, Human Resources

OPEN HOUR WITH PROVOST
Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour this week 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, Old Main Concourse (straight ahead from main entry doors). Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.
     Office of the Provost

WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY SPEAKER CANCELED
World Philosophy Day Speaker is canceled.
     Department of Philosophy

KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETS
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in 312 McFarland Student Union and Zoom Meeting ID: 92246235594. Allan Bäck will present: “Why a Pacifist should be a Martial Artist.” All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Ademar Rodriguez, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings).
     Jeanette Forster, Human Relations 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Nov. 17

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Nov. 17

2 p.m.

Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse

Nov. 18

11 a.m.

Legal Issues Affecting Senior Citizens
135 Rickenbach | Zoom

Nov. 18

11 a.m.

KU Philosophy Club
312 MSU | Zoom

Nov. 18

7 p.m.

Planetarium LASER Light Shows
100 Grim-Knedler Science Building

Image of the NCAA National Champion trophy maroon background words KUTZTOWN EARNS THE ATLANTIC REGION NO. 1 SEED

WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS #1 SEED IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
The third-ranked Kutztown University women's soccer team netted the top seed in the Atlantic Regional in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, announced Monday evening, Nov. 15. The Golden Bears (17-1-1 overall) will host a three-team pod in one bracket of the Atlantic Region at Keystone Field. KU earned a bye in the First Round and will face the winner of the fourth seed Charleston (W. Va.) and fifth-seeded West Chester in the Second Round on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., for a berth in the Sweet 16 and Atlantic Regional championship either Thursday, Dec. 2, or Friday, Dec. 3. KU has now earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in nine of the last 12 years, including a three-year stretch from 2016-18, and for the 10th time overall. Read more.
     University Relations

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.