Daily Brief

Nov. 2, 2021

A U.S. flag on a pole

Kutztown University will celebrate National Veterans Awareness Week Nov. 7-13, with a variety of events, tributes, fundraisers, workshops, ceremonies, discounts, a luncheon and more. All events are free and are hosted by KU's Office of Veteran Services. Some of the events will be open to the public with student veterans and military-affiliated students, faculty and staff all encouraged to attend. Read more.
     University Relations


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

Feeling like early November for sure. Not really used to that after our October summer extension. Highs today will struggle to get out of the 40s under mainly cloudy skies as a cool front and upper air disturbance shift east. Watch for a few hit and miss showers, as well.


Please excuse the following students from class 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, for a CTM student production at Miller Hall, Allentown, Pa.: Nick Scott, Noah Reinert, Conner Gregory, John Hollis, Justin Freed, Caleb Lawrence, Jada Lichtenwalner, Justin Parry, Alyssa Frye, Rachael Goodman and Max Deturk. These students understand that they need to make up all missed work. Thanks.
     Cara Cotellese, Cinema/Television and Media Production

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 250 McFarland Student Union and Zoom. Professor John Lizza will present: “Are the “brain dead” really dead?” All are welcome. Also there is a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ku.philosophyclub/. 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, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
      Adamary Rodriguez, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

All pre-order R.E.D. Buttons have been delivered. Contact our office if you pre-ordered but did not receive your button. Thank you to everyone who gave additional support. If you missed our pre-order deadline, you still have time to support our KU Veterans Emergency Fund by purchasing a R.E.D. Button for $1. Purchase buttons 2-4 p.m., Nov. 4 and 5, MSU lobby, or at KU Veterans Services, 262 MSU between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Nov. 12. Great news, you can use your hot coffee/tea coupon at KU Starbucks this year.
     Office of Veterans Services


The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514 Passcode: 428969. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and Sept. 2 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

S.A.V.E. is a one-hour gatekeeper training program provided by Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators to veterans and those who serve veterans. S.A.V.E consists of the following five components of the S.A.V.E. model (Signs of suicide, Asking about suicide, Validating feelings, Encouraging help, and Expediting treatment). Presented in person at an on-campus location, 1-2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12. Register for this training and all other Veterans Awareness Week events here.
     Office of Veterans Services

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





Nov. 3

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
Gym, Student Recreation Center

Nov. 3-5


Registration link

Nov. 4

11 a.m.

VPA Encountering Ekphrasis
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Nov. 4

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees Meeting
250 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 4

4 p.m.

University Senate
103 Academic Forum

Nov. 4

5 p.m.

COB Business Idea Competition
135 Rickenbach Learning Center

Nov. 5

3 p.m.

Natalie Cartwright Farewell Reception
301 Stratton Administration Center

Nov. 5

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Social Work Global Environment Virtual Conference
Registration link




Nov. 5

7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Nov. 6

1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

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.