Daily Brief

October 28, 2019

College of Business Featured Speaker Series, Andrew Brandt

Oct. 29
Join us 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 101 Academic Forum. Andrew Brandt, the executive director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova Law School, writes for Sports Illustrated and hosts his own podcast, “The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt.” He is the executive vice president of Vayner Sports. Brandt was vice president of the Green Bay Packers from 1999 – 2008. He also consulted and negotiated contracts for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009 – 2010.
     Arian Hungaski, College of Business


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

High pressure builds in the New England region. Mostly sunny conditions will dominate. Maybe some afternoon clouds as winds shift to the east and come onshore. High temperature in the upper-60s. Winds north at 6 mph.


Oct. 28
Save 40% on apparel. When the Golden Bears score, you score. In-store and online at https://kubstore.com/. One day only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
     KU Campus Store

Oct. 28 - deadline
The deadline to RSVP for the Military Appreciation Luncheon is Monday, Oct. 28. Kutztown mayor and Vietnam veteran Jim Schlegel will be the guest speaker at this year's luncheon entitled, “Embracing Community.” A SALUTE Veterans Honor Society induction ceremony and an award presentation will also be held. RSVP to veterans@kutztown.edu.
     Office of Military and Veteran Services

Oct. 29
Starting 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, the fire alarm protection contractor will be conducting tests of the fire alarm system in Rickenbach Research and Learning Center to determine locations in the building where the alarm isn't working properly. The technician will make an announcement before the fire alarm is activated. There will be several tests, each lasting a few minutes. There is no need to evacuate. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at ext. 6-4237.
     Jeffrey LaGamba, Facilities, Office of Environmental Health and Safety

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

Oct. 29
Nationally recognized printmaker and cofounder of Burning Bones Press, Carlos Hernandez will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 183 McFarland Student Union. He will screen print posters during the Kutztown University’s Day of the Dead Celebration in the MSU from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. Everyone is welcome. This event is sponsored by Kutztown University’s Communication Design and Art departments, The Commission on the Status of Minorities and Student Involvement Services. http://www.carloshernandezprints.com/
     Elaine Cunfer, Department of Communication Design

R.E.D. Buttons are in. We are accepting pre-orders through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Payments can be made at the time of delivery, before Friday, Nov. 1. Buttons are $1 each. Receive a complimentary Aramark hot tea/coffee coupon with each purchase. Send your button requests to veterans@kutztown.edu or call ext. 3-4228. All proceeds benefit the Veterans Center Emergency Fund. Thank you for your support.
     Office of Military and Veteran Services

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

Nov. 3
Ticket sales for the Logic concert are now open to non-KU students. Purchase your ticket for the concert and the bus trip to the PPL Center in Allentown in 153 McFarland Student Union between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for KU students and $30 for non-KU students. The trip is Sunday, Nov. 3. Departure is 5:30 p.m. from the McFarland Student Union parking lot. For more information, email Petritsa Chatzitziva at chatzitz@kutztown.edu.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement

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 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 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

As week 10 begins, remind students to start thinking about classes to take next semester and to schedule meetings with their academic advisors. Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 classes are available on MyKU. The KU Glossary located on the MyKU Mobile app will also be helpful to share with students. It is a collection of terms that students are likely to come across on MyKU or around the university. Check out our website for more resources and information.
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen. Initiative


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. 29

7 p.m.

Carlos Hernandez , Burning Bones Press
183 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 31

10 a.m.

Wellness Health Expo
Student Recreation Center

Nov. 2

8 a.m.

PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 4

2 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Nov. 2

11 a.m.

FH vs. IUP
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

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


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

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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