Daily Brief

September 26, 2022

KU Named 2022 Best for Vets by Military Times for Eighth Consecutive Year

Kutztown University was ranked in Military Times’ 2022 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings for the eighth straight year, the largest and most comprehensive ranking of schools for military service members and veterans.

University Relations

Weather

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

A slight chance of showers after 11 a.m. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Announcements

Chancellor Greenstein Open Forum

State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein will visit Kutztown University Thursday, Sept. 29. An open forum will be held for the campus community at 11 a.m. in 183 McFarland Student Union. Please mark your calendars if you would like to attend.

University Relations

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began Sunday, Sept. 25. Yom Kippur marks the culmination of 10 days of introspection and repentance following Rosh Hashanah. This year, Yom Kippur begins at sundown Tuesday, Oct. 4, and ends at sundown Wednesday, Oct. 5. It is observed by fasting, attending synagogue and pausing from work. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most holiest days of Judaism - High Holy Days. We encourage members of the KU community to be aware of this holiday and to make accommodations for Jewish employees and students if they request it.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

Starfish-Common Questions

- How do I log into Starfish? A Starfish login appears at the top of the D2L page and on the top left of the Starfish website. https://www.kutztown.edu/starfish
- What if I want to add more details when I raise a flag? When a box is checked to raise a flag of concern or kudos for a student, a plus sign icon appears at the end of the row. Clicking that icon opens a dialogue box, allowing the option to add comments in the body of the message the student receives.
- Do I have to check a box for every student?  No, it is not necessary to check a box for every student. However, there is the option to send a positive message to students, and additional comments can be added. 
- What do I do if a student contacts me about a flag? If the issue is resolved, please click on the box in front of the student name, then click the resolve button. There is also the option to refer the student to resources on campus for further support by using the referral button.

Cheryl Brattley, Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

New - Casual Catering Menu

Our casual catering menu offers a variety of party trays and bakery boxes designed for meetings, breaks and informal receptions.  All items come packaged in disposable trays or boxes and include necessary plates, napkins, utensils, etc. Casual Catering options do not include menu substitutions, service, equipment or cleanup of your event. Contact us for details.
Now active on catertrax for ordering.  Orders can be placed by emailing  catering@kutztown.edu or visiting https://kutztown.catertrax.com.

Heather Hausman, Catering

Academics

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker

Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this fall. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 17.  Please direct any interested students to https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html for more information and an application.

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 28 4:30 p.m. Why Overturning Roe Matters: Panel Discussion
Virtual
Sept. 29 11 a.m. Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein
183 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 29 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, McFarland Student Union
Sept. 30 7 p.m. "Bob Ross" Painting, Stay Alive/Make Art
200 Recreation Center
Oct. 3 3 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Oct. 6 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
13G Schaeffer
Oct. 7 All Day Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union Building

Athletics
Date Time Event
Sept. 28 7 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Oct. 1 9 a.m. Women's Bowling vs. Chestnut Hill
Jay Lanes
Oct. 1 1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Oct. 2 noon Women's Golf vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

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.