Daily Brief

April 15, 2020

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY’S (VIRTUAL) PLANETARIUM AND (REMOTE) OBSERVATORY

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY’S (VIRTUAL) PLANETARIUM AND (REMOTE) OBSERVATORY
It was great to see so many of you Saturday night on Zoom. It was a lot of fun to chase down this comet and take more pictures of it. Here's a set of images we took that shows the comet breaking apart as it approaches the Sun: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/preed/data/ATLAS_break-up.png. We will have the (virtual) Planetarium and (remote) Observatory open on Zoom again soon. Stay tuned for details.
     Phill Reed, Department of Physical Sciences

WEATHER

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

Rain showers will end by early morning. Clouds will thin and we should have a pleasant late morning and afternoon. Little bit on the cool side. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds west at 10-15 mph.

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 has moved 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

POINTS OF PRIDE: MARCH, APRIL
From new scholarships to our first fully-online undergraduate degree, Kutztown University has much to be proud of. Check out our updated Points of Pride from March and April. https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/points-of-pride.html
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

MUSIC STUDENTS GO DIGITAL
Kutztown University's talented students are holding virtual recitals from their homes, and we'll share them with the campus community as part of a #MusicMonday series on social media. Check out this first video from Adrianna Howden, who recorded her performance of composer Alexander Scriabin's Etude in C-sharp minor Op. 2, No. 1. Thanks to KU's Department of Music for sharing these great examples of student work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGwXN0FwbI4
     Leanne Recla, Office of Marketing

FOURTH CET ZOOM SESSION ABOUT ONLINE TEACHING
April 16
The CET, partnered with the Office of Distance Education, presents our fourth Zoom session about online teaching, "Checking in: Online Teaching Show and Share," presented by Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer. This Zoom session can be accessed through the link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274 at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 16. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificates will be provided. Take care, stay healthy and be safe.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

STANDOUT ONLINE MOCK INTERVIEWS
StandOut provides the opportunity for Kutztown University students to practice interviewing using a webcam and microphone. Students can record a practice interview and submit it to the Career Development Center to get feedback. www.kutztown.edu/standout
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

KTV
Cinema, Television, and Media Production students in the Field Production and Practicum class continue to produce their weekly show “KTV” even while in quarantine. Take some time to enjoy this half-hour variety show as it continues to evolve during our time 100% online.
The latest episode has just been uploaded to YouTube at https://youtu.be/K5KlstLFkrc.
     Cara Cotellese, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

WRITING WRONGS 2020
Do you know socially-engaged students who would be eager to raise awareness of racism? Encourage them to apply for the Writing Wrongs 2020 program. We need writers, designers, photographers, videographers and social media managers. Students work as a team to interview, record and write about community members who are willing to share their stories. The print book they create is globally available through online booksellers. The book is also donated to college and public libraries. Program is Sept. 4-7, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Deadline for initial applications is May 1. https://seekreporttruth.com
     Dawn Heinbach, Kutztown University Alumna

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

KU PRINT CENTER
The KU Print Center is here to help your virtual meetings and classes be more engaging and interactive. We can print important materials and resources and mail them directly to the participants’ homes. Why not include something like an enter to win coupon for some KU swag in each mailing to keep participants engaged during the virtual meeting. It is a great way to keep the Golden Bear pride while having to communicate remotely.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION VIRTUAL HOURS - CORRECTION
The Office of New Student Orientation will hold virtual office hours 11 a.m. to noon and 3-4 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. bit.ly/KUStudentOrientation.
     W. Joseph, College Readiness Programs

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

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.