Daily Brief

October 26, 2020

Two street signs: KU SHAEFFER LN. KU MAIN ST.

WINTER SESSION REGISTRATION OPEN OCT. 27
Registration for Kutztown University's 2020-21 winter session opens tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 27. Kutztown University's winter session is 100% online and a great opportunity for students to catch up or simply focus on a course without the distractions of other classes or activities. Most online courses at KU use D2L, the university's learning management system. Registration is open through Thursday, Dec. 17. For more information visit www.kutztown.edu/winteronline.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Overcast conditions from onshore flow associated with a coastal low. Light showers possible in the morning. High temperature near 60. Winds northeast at 5 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 inch. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

25% OFF APPAREL
Oct. 26
Save 25% off apparel with our Spin to Win Pawbuck sale, in-store and online, one day only. https://www.kubstore.com
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

REMIND STUDENTS ABOUT VIRTUAL GRADUATION FESTIVAL
Oct. 27
Virtual Graduation Festival for the graduating Class of Fall 2020 will be available starting Tuesday, Oct. 27, www.kubstore.com. The Virtual Graduation Festival is a "one-stop-shop" for graduates to purchase caps and gowns, order class rings, purchase diploma frames and learn more about KU alumni engagement.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store
 
SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
Oct. 29
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship policies, via Zoom, 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 29. If you would like to attend, please register by email socialequity@kutztown.edu. The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants Wednesday, Oct. 28.
     Office of Social Equity

OPEN FORUM WITH CHANCELLOR GREENSTEIN
Oct. 30
State System Chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein will visit Kutztown University virtually Friday, Oct. 30. An open forum will be held for the campus community from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. using Zoom Video Conferencing. The link is https://passhe.zoom.us/j/98900910906.
     KU Office of University Relations

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER CLOSURE

Nov. 3
The Student Recreation Center will be utilized as a polling station for the election, therefore, we will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 3. Group exercise classes are canceled as well.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

ANNOUNCING THE NEW AND IMPROVED KU INFORMATION CHANNEL
The KU Information Channel has a new look. Tune your on-campus television to Channel 4.1 to see the new channel, which is now joined with Apogee’s KU Campus Life Channel. The channel includes a feed of select KU social media posts, submitted news, events and announcements. You can also hear the audio simulcast of KU Radio (KUR). Channel 4.1 will switch over when KUTV is airing its programming. You can also see the Campus Life Channel (without the KUR or KUTV programming) by tuning to Channel 3.1.
     Josh Leiboff, Web and Digital Media

LEARN HOW TO SUBMIT NEWS/EVENTS TO THE KU INFORMATION CHANNEL
Apogee, KU’s partner for the Campus Life Channel, will conduct training for users to submit news/events/announcements to be included on the Campus Life Channel. To sign up for a virtual training session, contact norman@kutztown.edu. Sessions are: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27; 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28; and 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30.
     Josh Leiboff, Web and Digital Media

NEW BUSINESS ANALYTICS MINOR
The Department of Business Administration is excited to announce a new business analytics minor effective spring 2021. Across industries, organizations are generating vast amounts of data which, in turn, has heightened the need for professionals who know how to interpret and analyze that information. Please introduce this new minor to your students especially during the advisement season. Please direct any questions to Dr. Gary Chao at chao@kutztown.edu.
     Gary Chao, Department of Business Administration

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the October 2020 Employee of the Month.
https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 26

7 p.m.

Music Mondays  https://youtu.be/YRtuP8Gbhks
https://www.facebook.com/KUMusicDept

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
socialequity@kutztown.edu

Oct. 30

11 a.m.

Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein
https://passhe.zoom.us/j/98900910906

INCREASE IN GRADUATION RATE
Kutztown University’s four-year graduation rate jumped 5% this year, eclipsing the biggest increase and highest total in university history. KU’s graduation rate, which measures the graduates who attended KU between fall 2016 and spring 2020, rose to 42%. The total is 9% above the national four-year graduation rate average of 33%. This large increase speaks to the higher level of preparedness of KU’s students, and the success of the university’s faculty and staff in providing the support needed to retain its students. In addition, Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson worked with the university community upon his arrival in July 2015 to put many new related policies and standards in place.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

PRINT CENTER
The KU Print Center, managed by AlphaGraphics, is excited to offer custom awards to our services. Made from acrylic, we can produce any quantity you need, in any size or shape. Contact us today. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

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.