Daily Brief

Sept. 10, 2021

Dr. Michelle Kiec (left), Dr. Bradley Shope (right)

KIEC, SHOPE ELEVATED TO INTERIM VICE PROVOST, DEAN
Kutztown University's Office of the Provost announced two interim appointments effective Sept. 11. Dr. Michelle Kiec, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will serve as the interim vice provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and dean of Graduate Studies. Dr. Bradley Shope, associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will serve as interim dean of the college. Read More.
     University Relations

Sept. 8 storm over campus, captured by a KU student.

Wednesday night’s storm over campus, captured by a KU student.

WEATHER

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

Quiet day in store as high pressure builds for the weekend. Sunny skies are expected. Temperature will be kept in check due to cool northerly flow. High temperature in the low-70s. Winds northwest at 5-15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMEMORATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
Join us at 11 a.m., today, Friday, Sept. 10, College Hill Memorial Grove (outdoor area between Old Main and Stratton Administration Center), for a ceremony to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The event is open to the public. The ceremony will include moments of silence and remarks from Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Kutztown University president, James ‘Jim’ Schlegel, Mayor of Kutztown, as well as members and leaders of the local and campus communities. Learn more.
     University Relations

COMMEMORATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
United Flight 93 was hijacked about 40 minutes after leaving Newark Liberty International Airport, N.J., on Sept. 11. Because the plane had been delayed in taking off, passengers on board learned of events in New York and Washington via cell phone and airphone calls to the ground. The passengers fought the four hijackers. The plane then flipped over and sped toward the ground at upwards of 500 miles per hour, crashing in a rural field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m., killing 40 people.
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

2021 PEBTF GET HEALTHY
The Get Healthy Know Your Numbers Wellness Screening is Back for PEBTF, Aug. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. Complete your wellness screening by Dec. 31, 2021, to qualify for the savings for July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. There will not be an on-campus event for 2021, as PEBTF is not scheduling onsite screening events at State System universities. There are other ways to complete your wellness screening, either at a Quest location, or by going to your doctor's office. Both options will require you to log into Quest Diagnostics through the PEBTF webpage:  https://www.pebtf.org/GetHealthy/.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

KUR INTERVIEWS KU QUARTERBACK
KUR’s long-running, award-nominated sports talk show “Elite Action with Noah Pegler” recently aired a fairly extensive interview with KU football quarterback Eric Nickel during the second half of a recent show. Click here to listen to the show and interview on Spotify. Interview starts at around 78:25 if you want to scan ahead to the spot.
     Mike Regensburger, KUR

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISOR NEEDED
The Black Student Union needs a faculty/staff advisor for their student organization. If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Lloyd Smith, llosmith@kutztown.edu. BSU serves as a common bond for all students of color while maintaining inclusiveness of all students through identification with the organization. We encourage and promote black excellence through events and educated discussions. More information about the role of a student organization advisor can be found here.
     Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 10

11 a.m.

9/11 Remembrance Day
College Hill Memorial Grove

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 11

1 p.m.

Field Hockey vs. Mansfield
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

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.