Daily Brief

April 21, 2020

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CSI - CHI OMEGA UPSILON INDUCTION CEREMONY
Chi Sigma Iota - Chi Omega Upsilon hosted an induction ceremony of new initiates Friday, April 10. Our chapter was grateful to create a wonderful ceremony via Zoom for students and faculty to attend. Thank you to our faculty adviser, Dr. Deborah Duenyas and our executive board for organizing this event. During this ceremony, COU-CSI added 42 new members to their growing chapter. We also presented outstanding awards to the following students: Heidi Kelly (Outstanding Clinical Mental Health Counselor Award), Cesar Velasquez (Outstanding School Counselor Award), Megan Deptula (Outstanding Marriage, Couples and Family Counselor Award), and Cori White (Outstanding Alumni Award). https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/departments/counselor-education-and-student-affairs/chi-sigma-iota.html
     Aubrey Manmiller, Chi Sigma Iota - Chi Omega Upsilon

WEATHER

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

More clouds than any sunshine today as a cold front approaches. Showers and perhaps a gusty thunderstorm are possible, especially in the afternoon. Windy. Highs in the mid-50s.

Dr. Michael Davis, Monsoon Mike, and KUR intern Quinn Flory have recorded a new "Weather & Climate Chat" discussing past, present and future weather as well as an interesting discussion on COVID-19, climate change, and if any sort of indirect link can be drawn. Even if there are no links, both topics on the same table make for some interesting discussion. Click here to hear the podcast: https://youtu.be/CVphzLyOx2M

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

LAS ASSOCIATE DEAN OPEN FORUM
April 21
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 11-11:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, on Zoom to meet the first candidate, Dr. William J. Lokar, for the position of associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 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.
     Karen Rauch, chair, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences search committee

ACADEMIC FORUM WATER SHUT DOWN NOTICE
April 22
Starting at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, there will be no water in the Academic Forum in order to replace a faulty water main section of pipe. Water will be restored once the repairs are complete (before 11 a.m.). Sorry for any inconvenience.
     Kyle Mills, Facilities

LINKEDIN PROFILE
Now is a great time to encourage students to work on their LinkedIn Profile. LinkedIn is a great way for them to connect with professionals and look for opportunities. Many organizations and companies are still using LinkedIn as a recruiting tool. As always, direct students who have questions about LinkedIn to the Career Development Center: careerhelp@kutztown.edu
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

500 COMPANIES HIRING STUDENTS ON HANDSHAKE
Students can check out 500 in-demand companies across all 50 states that are hiring college students and recent grads right now, including dozens from the Fortune 500. See the list here and advise students to check out their Handshake accounts. https://learn.joinhandshake.com/students/hiring-on-handshake-500/
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

UNIVERSITY SENATE ELECTIONS
The University Senate is pleased to announce the winners of our spring 2020 elections. Committee on Committees
– Professional Staff Rep: Jerry Schearer
– VPA Rep: Heather Ramsdale
Grade Appeal Board
– LAS Rep: Kunio Mitsuma
– COE Rep: Anne Brawand
– Graduate Faculty Rep: Ed Hanna
Strategic Planning and Resources Committee
– COE Rep: Catherine McGeehan
– VPA Rep: Deryl Johnson
University Senate
– At Large Professional Staff Rep: Joni Klopp
– At Large Faculty Rep: Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Janice Chernekoff
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html
     Mauricia John, University Senate

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPEN JOB POSTINGS
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu.

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2020-0024

NEW - Assistant Director of International Admissions & Services

Full Time

5/1/2020

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

2020-0005

Temp PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

Continuous

    Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

XAVIER FELICIANO READY FOR AN EVEN BIGGER 2020-21 SEASON

XAVIER FELICIANO READY FOR AN EVEN BIGGER 2020-21 SEASON
There may always be two ways to take news, positively and negatively. No matter what the situation, a person can view a circumstance from both perspectives at once. That's how junior Xavier Feliciano, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, of the Kutztown University men's track and field team received the news about the COVID-19 pandemic. Feliciano was set to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships, the first national event of his career. Read More.
     CJ Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

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

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

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.