Daily Brief

Sept. 1, 2021

Welcome back, Golden Bears Sights around campus from Monday's first day of classes. #ItsGoodToBeGolden

WEATHER

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

Main story will be the heavy rain associated with the remnants of Ida. Stationary front over Pa. will allow the low to bring copious amounts of moisture into the region. Rain will be heavy at times, mainly in the evening and overnight. Be aware of flash flooding and do not drive through flooded roadways. High temperature near 70. Winds northeast at 10 mph, gusting to 30 mph. Rainfall total between 4-6", with higher amounts locally.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNITY DAY AND COMMUNITY LINK EVENT LOCATION CHANGE
The Unity Day and Community Link event scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2 has been moved to 218 McFarland Student Union due to weather. Community Link is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Unity Day speakers are 11-11:30 a.m.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Dean of Students

ROSH HASHANA AND YOM KIPPUR
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are Jewish High Holidays, and many Jewish students will be unable to attend class and events during these holidays. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, starts at sundown Monday, Sept. 6, which is also Labor Day, and ends at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 8. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, starts at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 15 and ends at sundown Thursday, Sept. 16. Please work with students who may miss class during these important holidays.
     Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion Center

WOMEN'S CENTER & LGBTQ+ RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Join us 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, to tour our new location in the Boxwood House, meet our staff and see all we have to offer at our Open House. https://www.instagram.com/womenscenterku/
     Diane Biehl, Women’s Center & GLBTQ+ Resource Center

FREE TICKETS FOR READING FIGHTIN PHILS GAME
Tickets are available free of charge for the 8th annual LGBTQ+ Night at the Reading Fightin Phils. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center and University Marketing are supporting the event on Thursday, Sept. 9, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Gates open at 5 p.m., game starts at 7:05 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center between now and Sept. 9 to pick up tickets.
     Leanne Recla, University Marketing

9/11 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION
Kutztown University will recognize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks 11 a.m., Friday, Sept.10, College Hill Memorial Grove. Rain location is 250 President’s Room. The ceremony will include remarks from local and campus community members and leaders. To learn more please visit ENGAGE  https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/7167016.
      Nykolai Blichar, Student Involvement

JCPENNEY SUIT-UP EVENT

The Career Development Center invites all faculty and staff to the JCPenney Suit-Up event,
6-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept.12, in the store at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Enjoy up to 60% off selected men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes and accessories. Please remind students to take advantage of this event.
     Chad Ganley, Career and Development Center

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
The 5th Annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference is Friday, Oct. 1. We encourage students and professionals alike, from a wide variety of fields, to submit a presentation proposal through Friday, Sept. 17. This year’s theme and focus is “WELL-BEING. BEING-WELL.” We are looking for programs/workshops with specific learning outcomes focused on the topics of mental health, healthcare, law, education, academic research, politics, and advocacy as it relates to the LGBT community. Please submit proposals on Engage: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/499566.
     Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

STUDENT ORGANIZATION RENEWAL REMINDER
Advisors: Student organization renewals are required every academic year. The deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17. Renewal is a two-part process: Part 1: Go to https://engage.kutztown.edu/register and complete steps as prompted for each organization you wish to renew; Part 2: Each student organization leader and advisor must electronically submit the Terms and Conditions Agreement.
     Diane Finsel, Office of Student Involvement

AFSCME 2234 CONVENTION CALL

At our next membership meeting Monday, Sept. 20, we will be voting for delegates to attend the Council 13 convention 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in Harrisburg, Pa. If you would like to attend on behalf of our Local, please join us at our next membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 220 Boehm.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME 2234 Local

TUTORING SERVICES
Tutoring Services provides free peer tutoring for students. Tutoring Services, located in 26 Rohrbach Library, provides peer tutors, student course assistants, first-year experience guides, academic peer mentors and Business, Computer Science and Information Technology (CSC/IT), Math and STEM labs. Tutoring helps students improve course content knowledge and study strategies and is designed to support individual student learning goals. The Tutor Request Form is available in MyKU under the academic resources tab. Please review our website for lab hours and current course offerings. For more information contact tutor@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4207.
     R. Chad Brown, Tutoring Services

CORRECTION: ENTERPRISE VEHICLE RENTAL REQUEST LINK

The correct link to access the Enterprise Vehicle Rental Request form is https://app.kutztown.edu/forms/?ID=TSEnterpriseRental.
     Anne Reel, Transportation Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 1

3 p.m.

Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union

Sept. 2

11 a.m.

Unity Day
218 McFarland Student Union (new location)

Sept. 2

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum | ZOOM Meeting ID: 932 6677 3253

Sept 7

4 p.m.

Women’s Center & LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House
Boxwood House

 

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 4

12:05 p.m.

Football vs. Assumption
Andre Reed Stadium
Live Stats | Video

OPEN HOUR WITH PROVOST
Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 3 p.m., Wednesday., Sept. 1, Starbucks, McFarland Student Union. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.
     Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

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.