Daily Brief

April 13, 2020

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KU FOUNDATION HOSTS KU CARES WEEK
Sponsored by the Kutztown University Foundation, KU Cares is a week of virtual engagement that celebrates our campus community, culminating in a Day of Inspiration. Watch it all unfold on social media, April 13-17. https://www.kuf.org/giving/ku-cares-week/2020/ku-cares-home
     Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

WEATHER

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

Warm front races through the region tomorrow. Very strong winds behind this front advecting a tropical air mass northward. Be alert for a strong cold front passage in the afternoon. High winds, heavy rain, significant hail, and an isolated tornado are all possible. High temperature in the low-70s. Winds south at 20-25 mph, gusting to 55 mph. Rainfall between 1-2 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CENTER
The most up-to-date information is at www.kutztown.edu/CoronavirusInfo.
– Administrative offices will remain open utilizing phone and email communication.
– The university will move to online instruction for the rest of the spring semester.
– Frequently Asked Questions are at the bottom of the Corona Virus Information site.
     Office of University Relations

KINDNESS DURING KUARANTINE
Hi Golden Bear family. Welcome to Kindness During KUarantine, a positive space created in an effort to distract or uplift us during quarantine, despite the outside stresses and uncertainties we may be facing. This is a space for members of our Golden Bear community to connect and spread joy in the midst of quarantine. Feel free to share images, recipes, poems, crafts or anything else that you have been enjoying during this time at home. Please refrain from COVID-19 related posts. Stay safe and stay golden.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of University Relations

72-HOUR SELF-REPORTING FOR REPORTABLE OFFENSES
All current staff, faculty and student employees: this is a reminder that as a current employee or volunteer we are required to provide written notice within 72 hours after an arrest or conviction for a reportable offense or notice of being listed in the statewide database as a perpetrator of a founded or indicated report of child abuse. The form for reporting can be found on the Kutztown University Human Resource website under Forms and Documents and Employment.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/human-resources/forms-and-documents.html
     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES
The Health Center nursing staff is working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can reach out to a nurse for any medical questions or concerns at 610-683-4082, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Counseling Center psychologists continue to work remotely. They are available for any mental health questions or concerns. Students can reach out to them by phone at 610-683-4072. Please leave a message and someone will get back to you during their hours of operation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Helpful resources are available on our website as well as self-care tips to help navigate through this pandemic at www.kutztown.edu/healthandwellness.
     Dolores Hess, Office of Health and Wellness Services

APSCUF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties at Kutztown University will grant two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students returning to campus fall 2020. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. Please encourage your students to apply. For instructions on how to apply, please see the flyer available at the following link.
https://www.apscuf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/APSCUF-Scholarship-Flyer-S20.pdf
     Andrew Mashintonio, APSCUF Student Liaison Committee

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

The University Curriculum Committee will meet remotely 11 a.m., Thursday, April 23, Zoom https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/696007683.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

FIRST GEN AT KU

As we reach the fourth week of online classes, students may be missing face-to-face interactions with their classmates. Encourage and remind them that they can still have a virtual study buddy from class, form Zoom study group sessions, and keep in contact through discussion posts on D2L.
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

ROHRBACH LIBRARY INFORMATION
Librarians are available online to answer questions and help with research at https://library.kutztown.edu/covid19. Rohrbach Library’s resource guide outlines library services, policies and useful links for spring semester.
     Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

VIRTUAL SELLBACK NOW AVAILABLE

KU Campus Store is proud to launch Virtual Sellback Wednesday, April 8, through Friday, May 22. Hosted by Nebraska Book Company, students can conveniently view their textbook sellback quote online and receive a prepaid shipping label. Click the link for more information: https://kubstore.com/textbook-sellback.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

SAVE THE DATE FOR FALL 2020 ADMISSION OPEN HOUSES
The Office of Admissions would like you to save the following dates for our fall 2020 open houses: Saturdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14. More details will follow at the end of the summer.
     Elyse Levandowski, Office of Admissions

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS
The Office of New Student Orientation Programs continues to be a resource for students; providing services remotely and catering to student and family needs and safety in this difficult transition. Our office will be hosting virtual office hours 11 a.m. to noon and 3-4 p.m., April 14 and 16. bit.ly/KUStudentOrientation.
     W. Joseph, College Readiness Programs

MILITARY AND VETERANS SERVICES
Online Office Hours
Kutztown University Office of Military and Veterans Services continues to be a resource for students; providing services remotely and catering to student needs and safety in this difficult transition. Military and Veterans Services will be hosting online office hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. Our graduate assistant will lead one-on-one interaction to answer questions and concerns. bit.ly/VeteranOfficeHours  

Social Hour
Military and Veterans Services will be hosting a social hour to allow military and military-affiliated personnel to join together as they do in our center. This will occur 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday until the end of the semester. Kate Peffley and our graduate assistant will be in attendance for all of these. bit.ly/VeteranSocial
     W. Joseph, College Readiness Programs


JAIME LINN BROWN EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
April 13
The College of Education announces Jaime Linn Brown is defending her dissertation, "Socially Just Artmaking: A Practitioner’s Inquiry of Passionate Teaching for Compassionate Action,” 10 a.m., Monday, April 13, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/676623149.
      Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

PHILIP SPECHT EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
April 13
The College of Education announces Philip Specht is defending his dissertation, "Teacher Perception: Secondary Level Skill Development Support for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities,” 4 p.m., Monday, April 13, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/206014505.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

ANDREW HEALEY EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
April 14
The College of Education announces Andrew Healey is defending his dissertation, "Community-based Learning: Face-to-Face Tandem Language Exchanges as a Complementary Course Component for Acquisition of Spanish,” noon, Tuesday, April 14, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/429224077.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING

April 16
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet remotely Thursday, April 16.
There will be no physical location for the meeting as a safety precaution given the current COVID-19 crisis and current social distancing guidelines.
An Executive Session will be held at noon.
– Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m.
     Join Zoom Meeting
     https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/713866698?pwd=K3MvbmFGSzUvREZ4TXRkOTd1VFVFQT09
     Dial: 646-876-9923
     Meeting ID: 713 866 698
     Password: 131584
Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m.
     Join Zoom Meeting
     https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/333226512?pwd=ZVcyajRRNUNwSnF3Vis1OHhNU1Rxdz09
     Dial: 646-876-9923
     Meeting ID: 333 226 512
     Password: 157447
     Office of the President

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no face-to-face events planned at this time.

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.