Daily Brief

September 28, 2020

Three Kutztown University students on the DMZ.

WEATHER

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

Trough digging into the Eastern U.S. Slight chance of shower activity. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds south at 5-10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASBDC ANNOUNCES JOHN STETLER, DIRECTOR of KUSBDC
PASBDC announces John Stetler as the new director of KUSBDC. Stetler will succeed Sonya Smith, who has been serving as center director and associate state director for more than two years. The KUSBDC is one of 16 centers in Pennsylvania and serves small businesses and entrepreneurs in Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Stetler joins the Kutztown University SBDC with more than 15 years of experience working with businesses and organizations, helping to increase profitability, productivity, improve company culture and business growth. Also, Stetler worked in management, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, project change management and business operations.
     PASBDC

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

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

FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSPECTIONS - SOUTH CAMPUS
Fire extinguisher inspections will be conducted in south campus buildings from Monday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Oct. 2. These inspections will take place daily during normal business hours. Your cooperation is appreciated while we ensure our life-safety systems are operating optimally.
     Kim Rhode, Facilities
 
KU BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION 2020
Kutztown University Entrepreneurial Leadership Center is hosting a Business Idea Competition for all KU students. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experiential learning and win a cash prize. Students are to attend one of the competition orientation sessions: 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, or 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92395910376 Meeting ID: 923 9591 0376 For more information visit www.kutztown.edu/business-idea-competition. Please share with your students and encourage them to participate.
     Paige Brookins, KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY FROM CYBER ATTACKS
Sept. 30
This webinar will cover: Actionable steps small businesses can take to be safer; Human Hacking through phishing and stolen credentials; Understanding Insider Threats: employees, malicious insiders and agents. Featured Speakers: Steve Pressman, Alpine Cyber Solutions, president; Mark Viglione, cybersecurity engineer/founder; Andrew Price, senior manager, security. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27229?embedded=0
     Rachael Wolfe, SBDC

AMAZON PAYMENTS WEBINAR
Sept. 30
The PASBDC and Amazon Small Business Academy present the fifth in an eight-part series. Learn how Amazon Pay can help you tap into the trust of Amazon and make it easier for hundreds of millions of customers around the globe to quickly check in and check out through your digital store. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27189?embedded=0
     Rachael Wolfe, SBDC

GENERAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
GEAC needs faculty raters of the spring 2020 student work product. We are assessing General Education Student Learning Outcome (SLO) Six, which is “Analyze the role of values, ethics, diversity, and multiple perspectives in local and global society.” The time commitment includes a one-hour norming session and the remainder would be independently assessing an anonymized, randomized, relatively short sample of student work. The one-hour, virtual norming sessions will take place:
- 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5;
- 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8;
- 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13.
If you would like more information before deciding to volunteer, please feel free to contact Diana at ebersole@kutztown.edu. Volunteer through this link: https://sugeni.us/WYlm.
     Amber Pabon, GEAC

REACH CUSTOMERS WITH GOOGLE WEBINAR
Oct. 6
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. 1 p.m. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27140?embedded=0
    Rachael Wolfe, SBDC

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 29

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
socialequity@kutztown.edu

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

The Frederick Douglass Institute Discussion Series
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91981541381?pwd=aDRDdGI4d096RlZ3NHZCS2RrdWFjdz09

Sept. 30

3 p.m.

EQUALI-TEA TALK: Title IX/Sexual Assault
Zoom Meeting ID: 996 9107 0150

Oct. 1

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95321953865?pwd=TW05QnE1empzbndNYUJGcXhJK1Yzdz09

Oct. 3

9 a.m.

Spring 2020 Commencement
https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html

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.