Daily Brief

September 16, 2020

COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EARN ACCREDITATION
Kutztown University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programs have been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public, as well as being well prepared for graduate study. Read More.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

High pressure slides offshore during the day. Mostly sunny skies are expected. Upper-level smoke from the Western U.S. wildfires will make for a hazy sky and keep temperatures a degree or two cooler. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds southwest at 5-10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO ON-CAMPUS FLU CLINIC
Due to space constraints this fall, we are not scheduling an on-campus flu clinic for 2020. However, Rite Aid, 23 North Elm Street, Kutztown, will be able to give you a flu shot at your convenience. Please bring your insurance card or Caremark card and the completed form to Rite Aid, and they'll be able to give you the flu shot. https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/images/FluConsentForm.pdf
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

AFSCME MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Sept. 21
AFSCME Local 2234 monthly membership meeting will be 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, via Zoom. A link will be sent to your personal email. We will be taking nominations to attend a conference and for an open trustee position. Please plan to attend.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME Local 2234

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
Oct. 1
As you know, KU is dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as evidenced by the Action Items published on our website. No. 17 on the list is “Social Justice book club for faculty, staff and students.” You are invited to read “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi and attend a discussion group 11 a.m., Thursdays, beginning Oct. 1 via Zoom. You can sign up by reaching out to Lisa McSparron at mcsparro@kutztown.edu or Dr. Deb Sailsbery at sailsbery@kutztown.edu. The first 20 persons signing up will receive a free book. Join us to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi
     Lisa McSparron, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs;
     Deborah Sailsbery, Elementary, Middle Level and Information Technology Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

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
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98146764656?pwd=QXhkejJXbGVqR2VrSDZKWkpOQWVPZz09

Sept. 18

8:45 a.m.

Academic Assessment Day
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92267693599

Sept. 21

5 p.m.

AFSCME monthly meeting
Zoom

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.