April 22, 2020
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY; MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT HAWKINSON
Today is Administrative Professionals Day and I want to thank the many administrative professionals at our university for the wonderful service they provide to our students, faculty and staff. As we deal with this pandemic, it is important to recognize your contributions in helping us to fulfill our mission. As administrative professionals, you provide the fundamental attributes that gives structure to the day, and you provide the frame to many actions. You are the foundation of your department or unit, the cog that holds the wheel together, the water that primes the well.
Especially on a college campus, the administrative professional is the one most likely to have the institutional history, experience and dedication to ensure the office runs smoothly. You are often selfless in your commitment to help students, supervisors, peers and others. As professionals, and caring people, you will rise up to face adversity and not hesitate to put in the extra effort to complete a task or project. This university is stronger because of the good work you do. Thank you, for all you do for Kutztown University.
Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, President
Strong northwesterly flow from the low in eastern Canada will push cool, dry air into the region. Fair weather is expected with some gusty winds from time-to-time. High temperature near 50. Winds northwest at 15-20 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
DON’T GET TRICKED BY SPOOFED EMAIL
Kutztown University faculty, staff and students are reporting an increase in spoofed email. Take a second to check the sender. If the name looks familiar, but the email does not, it’s probably a fake sender.
SPOOFED: Goldenbear, Avalanche firstname.lastname@example.org
David Jones, Office of Information Technology
ROHRBACH RESOURCES: NEWSPAPERS
Rohrbach Library has daily newspapers that can be accessed off-campus at no cost to the KU community. Please click on the link to explore the available options.
Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library
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. Faculty and staff please encourage students to contact email@example.com for the meeting ID and password.
Christine Price, GLBTQ Center
COMMENCEMENT REGALIA AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Please inform your students who are eligible to graduate this semester that they can now purchase their regalia online at www.kubstore.com/category/regalia and have it shipped to their home. Students will receive an invitation to attend the rescheduled commencement ceremony, once that date is determined. Those who RSVP to the invitation will receive their guest tickets in the mail.
Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store
SEC TECH MEETING
We are using technology in new ways to do the routine secretarial things we've always done. Join us for SecTech, 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, to learn technology tips that will improve our workflow such as Zoom, MS Teams, Office 365, PDFs into forms and more. Think about the challenges you have overcome and skills that you can share. Meeting ID: 932 6544 5451 https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93265445451?
Julie Fiorini, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
MBA INFORMATION SESSION FOR GRADUATING KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
The College of Business will be hosting a virtual (Zoom) information session for graduating KU students interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in fall 2020, at 2 p.m., Friday, April 24. The session will include an overview of the MBA program and the admissions requirements, as well as time for questions and answers. Faculty and staff, please encourage your students to register at https://tinyurl.com/KUMBAInfoSession.
Kimberly O'Neill, College of Business
VIRTUAL OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK, 2020
– What: Virtual Kutztown University Out of the Darkness Walk.
– Who: All KU faculty, staff, students and community members.
– When: 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26. Log in any time from 2:45 to 3 p.m.
– Where: Zoom video conference. Click this link to join the Kutztown Walk Ceremony: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/96966607846. Zoom can be accessed through your computer or mobile device. If you would like to download the Zoom app, it is available at the App Store and Google Play.
Patricia Brenner, NAMI KU adviser
There are no face-to-face events planned at this time.
DRIVE FOR SUCCESS RUNS EVEN DEEPER FOR DUNN AND WICKRAMARATNA
Kutztown University wrestlers Andrew Dunn Jr. and Collin Wickramaratna, like many other student-athletes, had something ripped away from them. After 'having a cup of coffee' upon arriving in South Dakota, the duo received word that the NCAA had canceled the Division II Championships at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, March 13-14. In a "tough guy" sport where competitors aren't known to show much emotion or wear their hearts on their sleeves, the scene around the championship event was quite different. The 'what ifs' started to set in. Read More.
CJ Hemerly, Office of Sports Information
ACADEMIC FORUM WATER SHUT DOWN NOTICE
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
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
– At Large Professional Staff Rep: Joni Klopp
– At Large Faculty Rep: Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Janice Chernekoff
Mauricia John, University Senate
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPEN JOB POSTINGS
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu.
NEW - Assistant Director of International Admissions & Services
19-20 Asst Coaches
19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches
Temp PT Medical Records Assistant
Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources
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.