Daily Brief

October 21, 2019

Deputy Sarah Felts, Berks County Sheriff's Office

DEPUTY SARAH FELTS - BERKS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Deputy Sarah Felts graduated from Kutztown University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She has been working in the Berks County Sheriff’s Office as a K9 Handler, based in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is also part of the U.S. Marshals Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force. Felts was invited with her canine deputy, to share her experiences as a law enforcement officer and as a KU alumnus, with KU students in Dr. Pietro Toggia's criminal justice classes Friday, Oct. 4. [Photo: Andrew Russell]
     Pietro Toggia, Department of Criminal Justice

WEATHER

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

High pressure moves into the region. After some morning fog, skies will clear and we should have partly to mostly sunny skies. Northerly winds will keep our temperatures seasonal. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds north at 3-6 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EVACUATION DRILLS TO BE CONDUCTED
Campus evacuation drills will begin Monday, Oct. 21, weather permitting, and continue through the week. These drills are required by PA Life Safety regulations. Prior to the evacuation drills, classroom faculty and staff should be familiar with the basic procedures of a building evacuation. When the alarm sounds all occupants must proceed to the nearest exit. Once outside, stand 100 feet from the building. Evacuation information is available at the following link: http://publications.app.kutztown.edu/Emergency%20response%20Guide/My%20Catalog/12/.
     Jeff LaGamba, Environmental, Health and Safety

AFSCME 2234 ELECTION
Oct. 21
At our next meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, we will be taking nominations for all positions on the executive board. If you are interested in running for a position please plan to attend the meeting at 5 p.m., in 114 Sharadin Arts Building.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234

2019 HOMECOMING
Oct. 26
“Let the Good Times Roar” this Homecoming weekend by joining KU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends at the KU Foundation and Alumni Relations celebration. Starting on the DMZ, the Cub Tent provides family friendly entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. After the game, be sure to check out S’More Homecoming under Risley Hall. These events are complimentary, but guests are encouraged to register. For a full listing of events, and to register, please visit https://www.kuf.org/events/homecoming.
     Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Nov. 1 – deadline
Now is the time to submit nominations for the October 2019 Employee of the Month. Nominations are collected from students, faculty, staff and the KU community. The Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council and receives a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by Dr. Hawkinson. Please submit your nominations by noon, Friday, Nov. 1, for this month’s consideration. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Human Resources

KUTZTOWN PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS APPLICATION
Nov. 15 – deadline
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 have them contact the Alumni Relations office at 610-683-4110 or have their recommended student download an application at https://www.kuf.org/alumni/becoming-a-presidential-ambassador. Applications will be accepted through November 15.
     Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations

HOLIDAY FOOD BOX DRIVE BY THE COC
Nov. 15 – due
The Community Outreach Center and Student Volunteer Coalition invite offices, departments, families and student clubs to participate in our annual Holiday Food Box Drive for Friend Inc., serving over 250 families in the greater Kutztown area. Click on the link to get a PDF of the food list and directions. Thanksgiving boxes can be dropped off by Friday, Nov. 15, at the Community Outreach Center, 281 McFarland Student Union. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center/Student Volunteer Coalition

ONLINE W-2 ENROLLMENT
Sign up now to receive your 2019 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.
     Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 21

2 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Open Photo Session
527 Old Main

Oct. 21

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Member Election/Meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 22

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 22

noon

Faculty/Staff Open Photo Session
527 Old Main

Oct. 23

8:30 a.m.

Slavery and Its Impact: 400th Anniversary
183 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 23

5 p.m.

KU Presents! Pre-show Americana Buffet
PA German Cultural Heritage Center

Oct. 23

7 p.m.

Destination Mars” Planetarium Show
Planetarium, 100 Grim Science Building

Oct. 23

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Steep Canyon Rangers
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 24

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
29 Rohrbach Library

Oct. 26

8:30 a.m.

Admissions Open House
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct 26

All Day

Homecoming 2019

Oct. 22

3 p.m.

FH vs. Mansfield
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Oct. 25

7 p.m.

VB vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 26

2:05 p.m.

FB vs. Shippensburg (Homecoming)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Listen)

Oct. 26

4 p.m.

VB vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 26

6 p.m.

WSOC vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

DNA EXONEREE, ANTHONY WRIGHT, TO SPEAK TO KU COMMUNITY
Oct. 29
The Department of Criminal Justice invites Anthony Wright to speak with the Kutztown University community, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Wright is a DNA exoneree and will share his journey to proving his innocence after 25 years of incarceration. He will also discuss experiences with the Innocence Project in helping to secure the release of incarcerated individuals who have also been wrongfully convicted. Please contact Dr. Kadee Crandall at crandall@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Kadee Crandall, Department of Criminal Justice

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.