Daily Brief

September 3, 2020

UPDATE FROM EQUITY, COMPLIANCE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Watch a Fall 2020 Update from Mr. Jesus Peña, vice president for Equity, Compliance and liaison for Legal Affairs at Kutztown University. Watch here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Weak cool front moved through last night. A much stronger cold front passes tomorrow morning. That leaves us ‘Stuck in the Middle’ as the old Stealers Wheel song goes. The result? Clouds. Some sun. And showers or thunderstorms possible at any time but especially in the afternoon and evening, any of which could be on the strong side. It’ll be warm and muggy with highs in the mid-80s. Hang in there. That second front tomorrow will make for a fantastic, cooler, calmer holiday weekend.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMSA TRAINING: UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
Sept. 3
Today, Thursday, Sept. 3, all departments of the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs division will be participating in a mandatory virtual training on Unconscious Bias from 8 a.m. to noon. In the event of a non-medical emergency situation, please call 267-652-0236.
     Lisa McSparron, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, via Zoom, https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93958826746. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html
     Steve Lem, University Senate

UNITY DAY - SAVE THE DATE
Sept. 10
Our annual Unity Day celebration will be a virtual/online event this year 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10. Please save the date and time and join us. Log in information will be sent later. This will be held in conjunction with our virtual events - CommUNITY Link and Student Involvement Fair.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The schedule for the University Curriculum Committee meetings and deadlines for the 2020-2021 Academic Year is available on the UCC website. The first meeting will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, via zoom. The proposal deadline is noon, Thursday, Sept. 10. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Ms. Brennan at ext. 3-4220 with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

ROHRBACH LIBRARY FALL 2020
The Rohrbach Library building is open this fall. There are three spacious floors where students can find quiet spots to study or to attend online classes. There are a variety of different tables and chairs throughout- something for everyone. Not only are there different seating and table arrangements available, they have been configured to adhere to KU’s social distancing guidelines. Other measures are in effect; masks are required, sanitizing wipes are available throughout and plexiglass is installed at several service points. The building is cleaned every day to further promote the university’s commitment to provide a safe environment for all. We welcome and look forward to seeing students use the library once again.
      Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION BUILDING LABOR DAY HOURS
The McFarland Student Union will close 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.4, and will remain closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

PASBDC'S FREE RE-OPENING SIGNAGE TOOLKIT

As Pennsylvania businesses turn "from yellow to green" and begin to reopen, each business owner will need to examine their operations and make changes to meet public safety guidelines. PASBDC has created signage to address common health concerns. All images are completely free to use, so please share, download, print and distribute as you wish. http://www.pasbdc.org/resources/toolkit
     Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 3

11 a.m.

CET Second Discussion Session
Virtual

Sept. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Virtual

Sept. 10

4 p.m.

Unity Day
Virtual

CET SECOND DISCUSSION SESSION
Sept. 3
We will have our second CET discussion session for our colleagues to share their experience about how to engage students through their teaching online, hybrid or in person. All are welcome to participate in this CET session to share your experience, ask questions, or brainstorm ideas with our colleagues regarding the fall teaching. This session could be accessed through the zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Participation certificates will be provided. We are also looking for speakers for our CET fall sessions so please let me know if you are interested. Thanks.
      Yun (Amy) Lu, CET

HONORS GRADUATE WINS NATIONAL PORTZ SCHOLAR AWARD
Kutztown University graduate Anna Nissley ’20 has been selected by the National Collegiate Honors Council as one of four 2020 Portz Scholars. This national award is given to four students for outstanding undergraduate honors papers. Nissley's award-winning, 110-page paper is titled, "Stories of the Appalachian Trail." Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

SPIRIT FRIDAYS
Friday’s at KU are Spirit Fridays. All faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to wear maroon and gold and/or Kutztown University apparel on Fridays throughout the year.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER CLOSURE
The University Testing Center will remain closed until further notice. In the meantime, students can be directed to the LCCC or the RACC Testing Centers for CLEP, Pearson and other assessments. We regret the inconvenience.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/testing-services.html
     Karen Rauch, Office of Accreditation and Assessment

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES CLOSED
Health and Wellness Services will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Medical emergencies call Public Safety 610-683-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Office of Health and Wellness Services

ROHRBACH LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS
Rohrbach Library will be operating under the following hours for Labor Day Weekend:
– Saturday, Sept. 5: noon to 5 p.m.
– Sunday, Sept. 6: 2 p.m. to midnight
– Monday, Sept. 7: Closed.
Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

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.