April 20, 2020
BEARS BAND TOGETHER
The Kutztown University Foundation recently established a new fund, Bears Band Together. This initiative was created with the knowledge that our current global situation would put various types of financial strain on members of the KU community. If you are looking for ways to help students impacted by this crisis immediately, we ask that you consider making a gift to Bears Band Together.
Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation
OLD MAIN IN DIGITAL
Check out this project that Kordell Gustafson, a Kutztown University Cinema, Television and Video Production student, is using to sharpen his skills during the coronavirus quarantine.
Leanne Recla, Office of Marketing
Low pressure slides off the Virginia coast during the day. Mostly cloudy conditions as most of the precipitation stays to our south. High temperature near 60. Winds north at 10-15 mph, gusting to 20 mph.
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 Coronavirus Information site.
Office of University Relations
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
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.
Erica Stratton, Office of the Dean of Students
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the April 2020 Employee of the Month.
Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources
FIRST GEN AT KU
As week 14 approaches, encourage students to talk with their instructors about what to expect on final exams and create a to-do list of all study materials to be reviewed. Students should also create a study schedule and begin mini review sessions. Check out our website for more resources and information. www.kutztown.edu/firstgeneration
Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative
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
HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES
The Health Center nursing staff is working on campus 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
WOMEN'S CENTER AND GLBTQ RESOURCE CENTER
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
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.
Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center
APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
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
There are no face-to-face events planned at this time.
KAPP SELECTED TO NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE LEADERSHIP FORUM
Sophomore Jerry Kapp of the Kutztown University football team was supposed to be across the country this weekend in the City of Angels enhancing his leadership skills and beliefs as a collegiate student-athlete. Kapp was selected to participate in the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Los Angeles, California, slated for April 16-19. Unfortunately, like athletics at all levels, this event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Kapp’s ‘dream trip’ did not happen as planned, his skillset, not only on the gridiron but in the classroom and the community, will surely allow him another opportunity at showcasing himself and Kutztown University as a whole. Read more.
C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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.