Daily Brief - July 8, 2024 (2024)

July 8, 2024

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Welcome to KU

The Department of Public Safety and Police Services is proud to welcome Cadets Tyler Todora Cope and Maroun Tabarini to Kutztown University. They start their six-month, 919+ hour curriculum academies Monday, July 8. Cope is attending the Allentown Police Academy. Tabarini is attending the Reading Police Academy. We wish them good health and much success.

David Drezek, Public Safety

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KU Germany and the Alps Summer Study Program

The student participants in the KU Germany and the Alps summer study program have now all returned to the U.S. safely. In addition to completing COM-315 International Communication taught by Dr. Marco Ehrl, the students returned with wonderful memories. They traveled to Munich, Nuremberg, the Neuschwanstein Castle, the Dachau Memorial site in Germany and Innsbruck and the alpine village of Fulpmes in Austria. Independent weekend travel took them to Trento, Italy and St. Gallen, Switzerland. Pictured at the "Ratskeller" in Munich from left to right are Aiden Giammarco, Damion Phillips, John Stanfield, Ethan Moyer, Andres Harper, Narissa Jackson, Joanie O'Connor, Kyle Beers and Dr. Marco Ehrl.

Greg Hanson, Modern Languages


Partly sunny. Hot. Very humid. An isolated shower or thunderstorm. High 93.


Jennifer Tanzos Retirement

Sadly, Monday, July 8 will be Jennifer Tanzos’ last day. She will be retiring from KU after 21 years. The library team has been fortunate to have Jen working with us in the Rohrbach Library as the Administrative Assistant for the past eight years. Previously, she was in the Student Union for 13 years. The library team would like to thank Jen for her dedication and support to the students, staff and faculty. She will be truly missed.

Martha Stevenson, Rohrbach Library

EMS Maintenance

The university’s room scheduling program (EMS) will undergo maintenance and will not be available for a portion of the day Monday, July 8. Please plan your work accordingly.

Conference and Event Services

Student Organization Advisor Needed

The Theta Phi Alpha organization is seeking a campus advisor. Our organization's values are justice, wisdom, loyalty, faith, truth and honor. We hope to have an advisor who will be responsible for reserving rooms, understanding and easy to communicate with. Please contact Payton Price at ppric811@live.kutztown.edu. More information about the student organization advisor can be found here. Thank you for your consideration.

Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement

Incoming Student Accounts in Handshake

Please be aware that incoming students have been provided this information at New Student Orientation and through email:
- "ATTN: NEW INCOMING KU STUDENTS – In August, all students will have Handshake accounts created for them. You will receive an email to activate your account (and you may then be able to begin applying for on-campus jobs). Please do not create an account in Handshake on your own; it will not be approved as you will have one created for you by the Career Center. Questions? Please reach out to us at careerhelp@kutztown.edu."

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

On Campus Job Postings

This a reminder that if you have any student employment openings in your office for the upcoming Fall semester, we ask that you please log into Handshake and post the position(s) as soon as possible. It is an expectation that all student employment positions are posted in the system to provide equitable access to all KU students. We will email students to advise them of campus employment opportunities by mid-summer. As a reminder, if it is the same position that was posted in the Spring semester, go to All Jobs and use the filter for Status for "closed" jobs. You can then duplicate the job, but remember to edit the dates for the position. If you haven’t created your department yet, or staff members have changed, don't hesitate to get in touch with Jeann Cengeri at cengeri@kutztown.edu.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


University Writing Center Summer 2 Hours

The University Writing Center is open in Summer 2 (as a pilot program) for students. Please share this information with your students if you are teaching a summer class.Here is a link to the Summer 24 UWC video to share with students for Summer 2. To sign up for an appointment, click here. The schedule is live online. Please encourage students to schedule sessions in advance of the day they would like to meet with a writing tutor. Contact information is provided in the link below for students (and mentioned in the video). Whereas we had Summer 1 sessions from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; In Summer 2, sessions will be available online 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with high hopes to accommodate more students' schedules. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Pytleski at pytleski@kutztown.eduor The University Writing Center at wrcenter@kutztown.edu.

Kutztown University Writing Center Online

Patricia Pytleski , University Writing Center

Disability Services Office Introducing Accommodate

Over the summer months, the Disability Services Office has implemented Accommodate, a new electronic system to house information on student accommodations. All faculty on campus can access the site using this link or the link on the DSO webpage. A faculty quick-start guide for the system can be found under the “Resources” tab in the left-hand menu, or you can attend one of our upcoming Accommodate trainings that will be announced in the following weeks.

DSO Webpage

Megan Rutter, Disability Services Office

Upcoming Events
DateTime Event
July 6-13--Summer Music Festival
Kutztown, Pa.
July 151 p.m.Ken Steward Retirement Reception
250 MSU

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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at pena@kutztown.edu. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at titleix@kutztown.edu. You may also contact 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 e-mail at OCR@ed.gov.

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