Daily Brief

September 2, 2022

Vlaun Named 2022 Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Veronique Vlaun, clerical assistant, Honors Program, on being named the 2022 Kutztown University Employee of the Year. Vlaun was named the Employee of the Year during KU's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration held Friday, Aug. 26. Vlaun, Employee of the Month for November 2021, was 1-of-12 finalists for the annual award.

University Relations

Watch Faculty/Staff Convocation and Celebration

Watch the replay of last week's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration online.

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Weather

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

High pressure continues to dominate. Fair skies and abundant sunshine. High temperature near 82.

Announcements

Return to Campus

Stop by the Return to Campus event to meet and chat with faculty and staff, have any questions answered, pick up some free food and enter for a chance to win raffles. The event will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Library/MSU Lawn.

Stacey Gambler, Liberal Arts and Sciences

September Blood Drive

The Kutztown University Community Outreach Center continues to team up with Miller Keystone to recruit faculty, staff, students and community members to donate blood via our monthly drive, Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose room. Donation of blood is critical during this time and we are always looking for donors. The blood drives are by appointment only. Please register using the link below.

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

Academics

Corrected UPC/UTC Information Sessions Date

If you are planning to apply for promotion this year, please note that you need to notify your department chair in writing by Thursday, Sept. 15 with a copy to the dean and provost. We are also asking that you notify the UPC (and UTC, if appropriate) with the name of your DPC chair by Oct. 1. You can email that information to Josh Miller and/or Duane Crider. This semester the UPC will offer three virtual informational sessions to discuss promotion-related issues and address any concerns. The procedures and required documents for tenure and promotion have changed from previous years, so we strongly encourage any promotion candidate to attend this meeting, as well as department chairs and DPC chairs. The members of the University Tenure Committee will also be available. The meetings will be held on Zoom at https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91819258827 on the following dates:
- 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22
- 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
- 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3

Josh Miller, University Promotion Committee, University Tenure Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 2 -- National College Colors Day
Sept. 5 -- Labor Day
University Closed
Sept. 7 5:00 p.m. Walks with Wynnie
Patio, President's House
Sept. 8 11 a.m. Return to Campus event
Library Lawn
Sept. 8 3:15 p.m. APSCUF Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum - Zoom
Sept. 8 4-7:00 p.m. Involvement Fair
218, 223, 250 MSU

Athletics

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2022 HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

Registration is open for the 2022 Kutztown University Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday, Nov. 4. The 2022 induction ceremony will be held at the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room of the McFarland Student Union Building, with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. The newest inductees, KU's 43rd Hall of Fame class, include Howie Cuff '95 (cross country/track & field), posthumously; Al Fitch '04 (baseball); Kim Kelty '08 (soccer); Jordan Morgan '16 (football); Erin (Reynolds) Bastida '14 (field hockey) and Adriane (Willmer) Power '07 (softball).

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Follow Golden Bear Athletics This Weekend

Follow the Golden Bears this weekend with live stats and video at https://kubears.com/coverage. The nationally-ranked field hockey team plays at home Saturday and Sunday. Fans can follow additional coverage of the football season-opener at Assumption College in Massachusetts on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kugoldenbears/.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Sept. 3 11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Saint Michael’s
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 4 1:30 p.m. Field Hockey vs. So. Conn. St.
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live 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.