Daily Brief

Oct. 29, 2021

A variety of Kutztown University pins with various images on each one.

HOMECOMING 2021: TOGETHER, WE’RE GOLDEN
This weekend, we welcome alumni, students, friends, and family to Homecoming 2021. A wide variety of events and activities are available to all members of our Golden Bear community. Registration is open until noon, today, Friday, Oct. 29. We look forward to celebrating together – because Together, We’re Golden. Registration Link
     Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

Photo of KU History Display with a  1943 Army Air Cadets Photo, shirt, other historical documents with text.

KU HISTORY DISPLAY
Are you interested in KU history? Join us noon to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, KU History Display, Old Main Concourse. Jason Graver, exhibitor, will be available to answer questions about the display.
     Tammy Wert, University Relations

WEATHER

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

Showers likely, mainly after 2 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2022 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
The Open Enrollment Period runs Oct. 18 through Nov. 5.
2022 Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment
The 2022 FSA Open Enrollment Period, for both health care and dependent care accounts, began Oct. 18 and runs through Friday, Nov. 5. FSA elections should be made through Employee Self-Service (ESS). Employees should elect coverage in annual amounts which is divided by your pay frequency. This is the only time you can elect to enroll in a FSA for the 2022 year, except in limited circumstances.
PEBTF Open Enrollment
PEBTF covered employees (i.e., AFSCME and SCUPA): The Open Enrollment period is open and closes Friday, Nov. 5. This is your opportunity to make changes to your coverage, or your covered dependents, as determined by the plan. If you wish to make changes, please go to Benefits Enrollment, on Employee Self-Service. If you do not wish to make any changes, you do not have to do anything.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

DSO WORKSHOP

The PowerPoint presentation for the DSO Student Voices: Auditory Processing Disorder workshop, previously scheduled Oct. 26, can be found here.
     Office of Disability Services

DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT-FACULTY RSVP

KU will host two December commencement ceremonies. Your role in this event is significant to our students. Regalia is required for participation. The deadline to rent regalia is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Faculty who own regalia can reserve a seat through Nov. 30. RSVP at https://apps.kutztown.edu/SZ_007_COMMENCEMENT/rsvp.aspx.
     Erica Stratton, Commencement

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 250 McFarland Student Union Building. The meeting will also be available Live Stream via YouTube https://youtu.be/vqrbNqt3Mtk.
     Office of the President

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
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

NATALIE CARTWRIGHT FAREWELL RECEPTION
President Hawkinson invites the campus community to honor Natalie Cartwright, director of institutional research, for her many years of service to KU. Natalie will be starting a new position with PASSHE as the assistant director/senior research analyst for Advanced Data & Analytics, Office of the Chancellor. Please stop by the President’s Boardroom, 301 Stratton Administration Center, 3-4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, to wish Natalie well on her new adventure and enjoy some refreshments. Thank you, Natalie, for all your tireless work and dedication in supporting the University.
     Office of the President

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 25-31

 

Homecoming
https://www.kutztown.edu/events/homecoming.html

Nov. 1

1 p.m.

Day of the Dead
Multicultural Center

Nov. 1

2 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Nov. 3

10 a.m.

COVID-19 Testing
Gym, Student Recreation Center

Nov. 3-5

 

PASSHE DEI Summit
Registration link

Nov. 4

11 a.m.

VPA Encountering Ekphrasis
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Nov. 4

3 p.m.

KU 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.

Farewell Natalie Cartwright
301 Stratton Administration Center

Nov. 5

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Social Work Global Environment Virtual Conference
Registration link

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 30

Noon

SWIM vs. ESU/CAL
Keystone Pool

Oct. 30

1 p.m.

WSOC vs. Mansfield
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Oct. 30

2:05 p.m.

FB vs. Millersville
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

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.