Daily Brief

Sept. 29, 2023

KU Hosts Informative Legislative Breakfast to Strengthen Higher Education

Kutztown University hosted a Legislative Breakfast Friday, Sept. 22, as distinguished legislative panelists convened at the McFarland Student Union for a meaningful conversation, sharing insights and collaborating on strategies to enhance the higher education system. The projected economic impact of Kutztown University in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the 2022-2023 fiscal year can be found in the university's news release.

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

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

FEMA and the FCC are completing a nationwide emergency alert test 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. The test will include cell phone notification, in addition to radios and televisions. Please plan accordingly and adjust your cell phone volume appropriately.

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Travel Management System (ESS Portal) Browser Issues

We have been informed that the Travel Management System (TMS) located in the ESS portal does not work well when individuals use Chrome as the browser. The IT department recommends using Microsoft Edge instead.

Tammy Moyer, Financial and Business Services

Consider Playing KUR All Day in Your Office

"I started playing KUR in our office and the whole office loves it." That's a comment KUR received from a KU staff member who discovered KUR's 24/7 presence. KUR would like to encourage all faculty and staff who stream background music on their computers while they work to make the switch to KU's own award-winning campus radio station. Our daytime format is very work-friendly and consists of soft soul, soft classic R&B and soft rock, along with business-appropriate student specialty shows. (Varied programming of all other genres plays in the evening and at night). Also, if you oversee a public setting that plays music from another source, consider switching it over to KUR and help support "The Radio Voice of Kutztown University." Stream KUR live as your first choice, or a lower kb stream if you're on a phone and looking to save on data or have an issue with the first link.

Mike Regensburger, KU Radio


Call to Faculty for Non-Credit Course Development

The Vice Provost’s Office is seeking faculty to develop non-credit courses in the following areas:
- Business Leadership: Developing a skill set of basic principles of leadership. The course should provide learners with a foundation for promotion within their organization.
- Business Communication: Developing a course focusing on the “soft skills” designed to prepare learners with the essential interpersonal skills needed in diverse social and workplace environments.
- AI Application: Developing a course on the basics and principles of AI helping learners to understand the differences between large language models, open-source AI and other consumer applications.
If you are interested and have the expertise to develop a non-credit course in one of these areas on KU’s D2L platform, please contact lentz@kutztown.edu by Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Lori Lentz, Office of the Provost

Explore Global Opportunities at the Study Abroad Fair

We cordially invite you to inspire your dedicated students who aspire to broaden their academic horizons through international education to join us 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 218 McFarland Student Union Building. The Study Abroad Fair is positioned to serve as a gateway to a world of cultural exchange, personal growth and academic excellence. It stands as an invaluable resource, offering students the chance to explore a wide array of diverse study-abroad opportunities on the horizon. Your support in encouraging student participation is highly valued and greatly appreciated.

Melissa Lincoln, Office of the Vice Provost

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 30 All Day Family Day
Oct. 1 2 p.m. KU Presents! Sugar Skull
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 2 1 p.m. Plática
Multicultural Center 
Oct. 2 2 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center 
Oct. 3 6 p.m. Outdoor Rock Concert (weather permitting)
Schaeffer Lawn
Oct. 4 7 p.m. Ignite Kutztown
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Oct. 5 10 a.m. CEL Discussion
6 Rohrbach Library
Oct. 5 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
Oct. 6 10 a.m. Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference Keynote Speaker
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. Lynn Vartan Solo Concert
Wells-Rapp Center
Date Time Event
Sept. 30 10:30 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Moravian
Keystone Courts
Sept. 30 10:30 a.m.  Men's Tennis vs Moravian 
Keystone Courts
Sept. 30 Noon Football vs. East Stroudsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Video | Live Stats)
Sept. 30 1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Mansfield 
Keystone Field (Live Video | Live Stats)

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.