Daily Brief

Sept. 30, 2021

Five people standing on a wall

2021-22 POINTS OF PRIDE
Kutztown University's Points of Pride website has been updated through the first month of the 2021-2022 academic year. Read through the university's notable achievements of August/September on our website.
     University Relations

WEATHER

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

Cool Canadian high pressure brings a perfect fall day our way with fair skies and highs no better than the mid-60s with a stiff north breeze making it feel even cooler at times.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRESIDENT TO DEDICATE MEMORIAL TREES
Dr. Hawkinson will be dedicating two trees in Memorial Grove, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in front of Rohrbach Library. We will be remembering those faculty, staff and students who passed away during both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years including students Louis Carbajal, Robert Carroll IV, Madison Cunningham, Katelyn Eder, Adnan Hazim, Albert Lee, Dmitri Piechota, Juan Reyes and Hannah Varn, and staff member Faith Riedel. Family members of these individuals will be present at the dedication. Everyone is welcome to attend.
     Amy Ridenour, Office of the President

2021 ANNUAL SAFETY/SECURITY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The Annual Security Report contains safety and security-related policy statements and crime statistics for Kutztown University. It includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Kutztown University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. In addition to crimes, KU also discloses fire safety information related to all on-campus student housing facilities. The Annual Fire Safety Report contains policy statements and fire statistics associated with each on-campus student housing facility. Both reports are available online at www.kutztown.edu/clery.
     Anne Reel, Business Services

CAMPUSWIDE FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING
As part of the Facilities Maintenance yearly preventive maintenance program, fire hydrants across campus will be flushed and serviced Oct. 2-3. Thank you
     Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

NEW TO FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES
Please welcome Tammy Moyer as the new disbursements manager in financial and business services. She will oversee the accounts payable department and will be an on-campus liaison for procurement activities. She can be contacted at ext. 3-4135 or tmoyer@kutztown.edu.
     Matt Assad, Financial & Business Services

CONDOLENCES
It is with sadness that I inform you that Daniel Weller, the husband of our faculty member, Dr. Mary Rita Weller, suddenly died over the weekend. Please join the faculty and staff of the Department of Social Work in offering condolences and words of support to our colleague. Celebration of life service will be held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, Bean Funeral Homes, 129 E. Lancaster Ave., Shillington, Pa. The family will receive relatives and friends from 5- 6:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made to www.beanfuneralhomes.com.
     John Vafeas, Department of Social Work

HISPANIC HERITAGE: FOOD COOKING LESSON-EMPANADAS
Join us 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, via Zoom as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a virtual cooking lesson making empanadas while discussing Latinx culture.
https://engage.kutztown.edu/organization/multicultural-center
     Amani Justice, Multicultural Center

VETERAN ALUMNI SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
Do you know a KU Alumni who honorably served or serves in the U.S. Military and serves their community by demonstrating a spirit of service that goes above and beyond? Nominate a well-deserving KU Veteran Alumni for the Office of Veterans Services’ Spirit Award which is presented during the annual military appreciation football game. Submit your nomination by Friday, Oct. 15, at https://forms.gle/GdjeMnKaCo94yKMfA.
     Office of Veterans Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

Memorial Tree Planting
Lawn, Rohrbach Library

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

CET Presentation: Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
Zoom Meeting: 390059274

Sept. 30

11 a.m.

DSO Workshop: Accommodating Students
Zoom Meeting: 93515840850 Password: DSO

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union Building

Oct. 1

5 p.m.

Hispanic Culture: Food
Zoom

Oct. 6

4:30 p.m.

Visiting Artist Linda Lopez
Zoom

Date

Time

Event

Oct. 1

7 p.m.

VB vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 2

Noon

FB vs. East Stroudsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Oct. 2

1 p.m.

VB vs. Shepherd
Keystone Arena (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.