Daily Brief

September 4, 2020

FALL 2020 UPDATE FROM FINANCE AND FACILITIES
Watch a fall 2020 update from Mr. Matthew Delaney, vice president for Finance and Facilities at Kutztown University.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6kIii_9cG8&list=PLHr8RWI8zLysgHWIRfTtbIpg2VVCow7sT&index=7
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS DO IF THEY ARE EXPERIENCING COVID-LIKE SYMPTOMS?
Students experiencing COVID-like symptoms should contact KU Health and Wellness Services, Beck Hall, for examination and testing at 610-683-4082. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All students will need to call for an appointment. There will be no walk-in appointments this semester. When Clinical Services is closed, please contact Public Safety and Police Services at 610-683-4001 for immediate assistance. If you have an emergency off campus, call 911. If a student is advised to quarantine or isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure, tests positive for COVID-19, or believes they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should contact Health and Wellness Services by phone (610-683-4082) or email (health@kutztown.edu).

WHAT SHOULD EMPLOYEES DO IF THEY ARE EXPERIENCING COVID-LIKE SYMPTOMS?
Employees experiencing COVID-like symptoms should contact their health care provider for diagnosis, testing and/or treatment. If an employee is advised to quarantine or isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure, tests positive for COVID-19, or believes they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should contact Human Resources by phone (610-683-1353) or email (humanresources@kutztown.edu).

CLARIFICATION COVID TESTING VS. UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER
Health and Wellness Services continues to test students with COVID symptoms and plans to continue COVID testing. Students with symptoms should contact the Health Center at 610-683-4082. If a student chooses to test at another facility, please notify the health center so we can track results.
The University Testing Center or Testing Services provides College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing, evaluates CLEP transcripts and Advance Placement score reports. Students who need to take an academic exam, such as CLEP or those offered by Pearson, may contact Lehigh Carbon Community College or Reading Area Community College.
     University Relations

KU PARENTS AND FAMILY BULLETIN

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online. Please encourage parents, family members and our campus community to sign-up for the monthly e-newsletter (sign-up here).
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WELCOME MATT ASSAD
Please welcome Matt Assad as he joins Financial and Business Services as our new assistant comptroller. Assad joins us from KUSSI where he served as the associate executive director and controller. He brings with him solid accounting experience, a proven track record of success as a supervisor and a clear love for Kutztown University. Assad will be transitioning with Craig Johnson and Greg Dottor as they both plan to retire Friday, Sept. 25.
     Matt Delaney, Office of Finance and Facilities

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 10

4 p.m.

Unity Day
Virtual

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 Tuesday, Sept. 8.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

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

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.