Daily Brief

Oct.19, 2022

Keith Haring Fitness Court

Attend the Dedication of the Keith Haring Fitness Court Friday, Oct. 21

Join the university and Kutztown community for the dedication and ribbon cutting of the Keith Haring Fitness Court, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, next to the Kemp building, on the corner of Baldy Street and Normal Avenue, on the KU campus. The event is open to the campus community; wear your KU sprit wear; light refreshments will be available. The Keith Haring Fitness Court is a world-class, one-of-a-kind facility to help promote health and wellness in the Kutztown community. The Keith Haring Fitness Collection is a limited edition, outdoor, public art collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation in New York and Outdoor Fitness Court and the National Fitness Campaign. The fitness court will feature a 32'x35' outdoor bodyweight circuit training system with 30 pieces of body-weight fitness elements, including seven full-body circuit training stations and a body-weight training wall.

University Relations

1866 Minute Giving Challenge logo

1866 Minute Giving Challenge

The 1866 Minute Giving Challenge is underway and focuses on supporting all things KU 7 until 2:06 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. This is your golden opportunity to be a part of the impact by making a gift to what you love at KU. With a record-breaking 60 plus groups participating this year, there are plenty of KU organizations, projects, programs, clubs and athletic teams to support. Gifts to your specific cause can be made online, over the phone, by check/cash and by mail. To view the full list of participants and to make a gift, visit: www.kuf.org/1866.

Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation


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

Frosty morning to start followed by partly to mostly clear skies. High temperature near 50.


2023 PEBTF Open Enrollment

PEBTF covered employees (i.e., AFSCME and SCUPA): The Open Enrollment period opened Oct. 17 and closes Friday, Nov. 4. 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

2023 Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment

The 2023 FSA Open Enrollment Period, for both health care and dependent care accounts, began Oct. 17 and runs through Friday, Nov. 4. 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 2023 year, except in limited circumstances.

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit your nominations for the October 2022 Employee of the month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Everything was greatly appreciated.

The custodians would like to give a big thank you to everyone that was involved with custodian appreciation day. You all have our gratitude. Thank you again.

KU Custodian Staff

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Old Main Concourse. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Annual Health EXPO

The campus community is invited to attend the Annual Health Expo 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 218 MSU. There will be free fitness assessments, HIV testing, free flu shots for students, 25 vendors, sign-ups for Mammography Mobile Oct. 31 and more. For more information, contact cortez@kutztown.edu 

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health Promotion Services

APSCUF-KU Tenure Track and Junior Faculty Forum

Please join APSCUF-KU for refreshments, networking, solidarity, conversations and questions about the issues that matter to you. The forum will be held 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 224 McFarland Student Union. All faculty are welcome.

Albert Fu, APSCUF-KU

Lunch and Learn: Using Inclusive Language

The EMSA Professional Development Committee is proud to present the second workshop in our series, Lunch and Learn, open to all faculty and staff. Amanda Slichter, assistant director of Residence Life, will provide tips and suggestions for using inclusive language in the workplace and when interacting with students. Join us noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 223 McFarland Student Union. Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will also be provided. Please use the link below to sign up. Contact Angelica Mishra at mishra@kutztown.edu with any questions.

EMSA Professional Development Committee

APSCUF-KU Adjunct and Temporary Faculty Forum

Please join APSCUF-KU for refreshments, fellowship and good conversations about the work issues that matter to you. The forum will be held 3:15-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Multicultural Center in the Unity Room. All faculty are welcome.

Diana Elliott and Bob Kilker, co-chairs, APSCUF-KU

Third Thirsty Thursday Mass w/Q&A Following

Join the KU Newman Council 11 a.m. for our Third Thirsty Thursday Mass followed by a Q&A at 11:30 a.m. with Father John Maria. The event will be held in the upper Chapel at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center (across the street from Old Main).

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation


The 11th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment

The Department of Social Work invites you to the 2022 Social Work in Global Environment Virtual Conference 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 titled “Conflict, War and Peace.” We welcome students, staff, faculty and community members interested in the local-global impacts of conflict, war and peace and specifically, the roles of social workers and helping professionals. Please encourage students majoring in social work, women's and gender studies, psychology, philosophy, sociology, criminal justice, anthropology, education, communication studies and professional studies to attend this free event. Registration and conference materials are available here. Do not miss this free and timely event.

Barth Yeboah, Department of Social Work

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 19 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 20 9 a.m. Annual Health Expo
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 20 3 p.m. APSCUF-KU Tenure Track and Junior Faculty
224 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 21 2 p.m. Keith Haring Fitness Court Ribbon Cutting
Corner of Baldy St. and Normal Ave.
Oct. 23 2 p.m. KU Presents! Bilingual "Carnival of the Animals"
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 25 4:30 p.m. Dr. Laura Sherrod Chambliss Faculty Lecture
183 McFarland Student Union - Zoom
Oct. 25 6 p.m. Trunk or Treat
F6 Lot Andre Reed Stadium

Free Golden Bear Football Tickets for KU Homecoming

Faculty and staff get four free tickets to regular season home football games. Access by logging in for tickets with your KU login Once you have an account set up, you will also have access to discounted or free tickets to other campus events. Contact boxoffice@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4092 with questions.

KU Box Office

Date Time Event
Oct. 21 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 22 9 a.m. Women’s Bowling at Golden Bear Invite
Berks Lanes
Oct. 22 11 a.m. FH vs. IUP (Senior Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 22 1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 22 2 p.m. Women’s Swimming vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Pool
Oct. 22 3 p.m. Football vs. Lock Haven (Homecoming)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Audio)
Oct. 23 9 a.m. Women’s Bowling at Golden Bear Invite
Berks Lanes

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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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.