Daily Brief

October 23, 2019

"Good Times Roar," Home Coming 2019, Kutztown Universitiy

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

WEATHER

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

Very nice day in store for Wednesday. High pressure builds in after yesterday's cold front. Dry air works in and we should see mostly sunny skies. Pressure gradient looks tight so we may see some stiff breezes but, overall, cannot complain about today. High temperature in the low-60s. Winds west at 7-14 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

"DESTINATION MARS" PLANETARIUM SHOW
Oct. 23
Join us for “Destination Mars,” 7 p.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Planetarium, 100 Grim Science Building, as we explore the work being done around the world to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. This event is free and open to the public.
     Phill Reed, KU Planetarium and Observatory

STEEP CANYON RANGERS
Oct. 23
This Grammy Award-winning bluegrass sextet has affirmed its place as one of the most versatile bands in American music, blending elements of pop, country and folk rock into something that both embraces and transcends tradition. Visit http://www.kutztownpresents.org for more information. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets: $36 for KU faculty and staff, $10 for KU students. The KU community can access their discounted tickets using their MyKU log in at https://kutztown.universitytickets.com/w/.
     Amy Botwright, KU Presents!

GENETIC TESTING FOR CANCER LECTURE
Oct. 29
Candace S. Peterson, M.S., LCGC senior genetic counselor, manager of The Gregory and Lorraine Harper Cancer Risk and Genetic Assessment Program Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, will be on campus to share the latest information on genetic testing, 11-11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 145 Boehm Science Center. This event is open to the local and campus communities.
      Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

PRESIDENT'S OPEN HOUR
Nov. 4
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President at ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
     Office of the President

PEBTF OPEN ENROLLMENT
PEBTF Open Enrollment for AFSCME and SCUPA employees will run from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Nov. 8, for an effective date of Jan. 1, 2020. PEBTF Open Enrollment newsletters detailing plan updates were mailed and emailed to members recently; the newsletter is posted on the PEBTF’s website. All open enrollment elections should be made through Employee Self-Service (ESS). No action is necessary if you are satisfied with your current plan.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

FSA OPEN ENROLLMENT
FSA Open Enrollment for all employee groups will run from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Nov. 8, for an effective date of Jan. 1, 2020. You must elect an FSA each year even if you are currently enrolled. There are two types of FSA accounts: Medical FSA is for out-of-pocket medical expenses and Dependent Care FSA which can be used to pay for child and elder care expenses. Open enrollment elections should be made through Employee Self Service (ESS).
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

TAKE THE KU CAMPUS DININGSTYLES SURVEY TODAY
We are conducting a study to better understand your campus dining preferences. By sharing your thoughts, we will gain valuable insight to help improve your overall experience. This survey will take no more than 10 minutes and responses are confidential. You will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a $150 e-card grand prize or three $50 e-card first prizes. To begin the survey, click: Dining Style Survey.
      John Scheers, Office of Dining Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. 29

11 a.m.

Featured Business Speaker Series: Andrew Brandt
101 Academic Forum

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Criminal Justice Guest Speaker: Anthony Wright
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Genetic Testing for Cancer Lecture
145 Boehm Science Center

Oct. 23

5:30 p.m.

FH vs. Mansfield (rain date)
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)

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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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.