Daily Brief

September 15, 2020

KU RISES IN U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKINGS
Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities. In data released Monday, Sept. 14, U.S. News lists KU as No. 125 in the first tier of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, one spot higher than last year. KU has been ranked in the first tier since 2011.
     University Relations

PRINCETON REVIEW RANKS KU ONE OF BEST IN NORTHEAST
Kutztown University has been featured as one of the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review for 2021. The education services company is widely known for its test prep programs and college and graduate school guides. KU is among 224 institutions named to the regional list. Kutztown University has been included in the "Best of the Northeast" in 18 consecutive rankings, dating back to the 2004 rankings released in August 2003. Read More.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Who’s ready for a taste of autumn? Canadian high pressure delivers sunny skies and highs hard pressed to get out of the 60s, topping off at just about 70. Light northeast breezes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KENT DAHLQUIST RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Sept. 15
Please join the Offices of Housing and Dining Services and Residence Life to celebrate the retirement of Kent Dahlquist, director of Housing and Dining Services. After 28 years of service to Kutztown University, Dahlquist will be embarking on a new journey of retirement. We will celebrate during a socially distant gathering, at the outdoor area of the Boxwood House, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Please stop by to congratulate Kent.
     Julia Scheffler, Office of Housing and Dining Services

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISERS NEEDED
There are two student organizations in need of a staff or faculty adviser: Flow Club and Catwalk Cartel.
Flow Club is an interactive, inclusive club dedicated to expression through movement. Contact: Clara Harding chard448@live.kutztown.edu.
Catwalk Cartel has been an established organization at KU since 2011. Instead of the way drug cartels dominate the industry, the group twisted the negative connotation of the word “cartel" and use it in a more positive perspective to represent how our models dominate the competition in runway modeling and fashion and dance. Contact: Aliyah Benjamin abenj885@live.kutztown.edu.
More information about the role of a student organization adviser can be found here.
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
Do you know a student who is not attending class, done poorly on an exam or is just not engaged? Refer them to the Student Success Center. Please use our Student Success Referral Form. For more information contact success@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4007. A student can refer themselves.
     R. Chad Brown, Retention and Student Success

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 15

2 p.m.

Kent Dahlquist Retirement Celebration
Boxwood House

Sept. 17

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees – Committee Meetings
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99339002375?pwd=Z25XU3Z2UHlMdkEvK3F5QXgrQ3YzUT09

Sept. 17

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees – Plenary Session
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92604956952?pwd=UENVNEV2MEM5L2ZWWVd3YVdPQ2dMZz09 

Sept. 17

4 p.m.

Donna DeLong’s Retirement Celebration
Zoom
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98146764656?pwd=QXhkejJXbGVqR2VrSDZKWkpOQWVPZz09

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.