Daily Brief

April 17, 2020

WEATHER

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

High pressure influences our morning weather before giving way to our next system coming out of the Great Lakes. Fair skies transition to overcast conditions by afternoon. Rain is possible by the evening and overnight hours. High temperature near 50. Winds west at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATE FROM KU ARTS SOCIETY
The Kutztown University Arts Society recently thanked its membership for their support and recapped their activities this season. Through its various initiatives, the KU Arts Society served thousands of K-12 and university students as well as a large number of arts creators and patrons form the community at-large. Read More.

KU CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CENTER

The most up-to-date information is at www.kutztown.edu/CoronavirusInfo.
– Administrative offices remain open utilizing email and phone communication.
– Remote online learning continues through summer sessions.
– Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Corona Virus Information site.
     Office of University Relations

WOMEN'S CENTER AND GLBTQ RESOURCE CENTER
Virtual office hours: The GA and professional staff are holding daily virtual office hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays, on Zoom: Meeting ID: 560 409 374.
      Christine Price, Women’s Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

OUT OF THE DARKNESS KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY WALK
April 26
The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is now virtual. Teams can sign up at https://www.afsp.org/kutztown. We may broadcast a live ceremony 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26, via our Facebook link. The walk time is 3:30-6 p.m., but feel free to walk any time April 26 to remember family, friends and community members who have died by suicide. Look for reminders on NAMI KU's Facebook page, NAMI Kutztown University @NAMIKutztown. https://www.facebook.com/events/578066809675237/.
      Patricia Brenner, Counselor Education and Student Affairs

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
April 29
Follow @itsonkutztown on Instagram for the It's On Us virtual pledge drive and consent campaign. FMLA and the Women's Center will be holding a virtual Take Back the Night via Zoom on Wednesday, April 29. More info @womenscenterku on Instagram.
      Christine Price, Women’s Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

WATKINS AND HILL LIVED OUT DREAMS ON THE LACROSSE FIELD

WATKINS AND HILL LIVED OUT DREAMS ON THE LACROSSE FIELD
A dream can be a cherished aspiration or it can be an unwelcomed emotion. For Kutztown University women's lacrosse seniors, Destanee Watkins and Rylee Hill, they experienced dreams in both senses of the word in a matter of minutes. Read more.
     C.J Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

ASSOCIATE DEAN, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES OPEN FORUM
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences welcomes candidates for the position of associate dean. Open forums to meet the candidates will be held as follows. The candidate’s CV, links to the Zoom meeting, and instructions for SSO Zoom authentication can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/associate-dean-search.html.
– Candidate A: 11-11:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 21.
– Candidate B: 11-11:50 a.m., Thursday, April 23.
– Candidate C: 11-11:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 28.
     Karen Rauch, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, search committee

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
April 23
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

VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAK

Join the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at 9:30 a.m., every Friday through May 29, for a half-hour coffee break. This is our time to connect, inspire and support one another. Make it when you can and we look forward to seeing you.
https://bit.ly/EMSAcoffeebreak
      Erica Stratton, Office of the Dean of Students

DR. R. CHAD BROWN

Please join me in congratulating R. Chad Brown on the successful defense of his dissertation, “I Understand Things Differently: The Influence of Atypical Social Development Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education,” Tuesday, April 14. Brown will graduate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology and Technology. Way to go Chad.
     Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success

WELCOME MELINDA QUIÑONES NEW MCC DIRECTOR
Melinda Quiñones started as the director of the Multicultural Center Monday, April 13. She has her bachelor’s and MBA from DeSales University. She has served DeSales as the assistant director of Multicultural Recruitment, associate director of Enrollment Management, and recently served as the director of Residence Life for six years. Quiñones is currently pursuing her doctorate at East Stroudsburg University in Higher Education and Leadership.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

TRANS AND NONBINARY SUPPORT GROUP
The GLBTQ Resource Center is offering trans and nonbinary support group online via zoom weekly to KU students who identify with this community. It is being held 7 p.m., Fridays through the end of the semester. Please contact price@kutztown.edu for the meeting ID and password.
     Christine Price, GLBTQ Center

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.