Daily Brief

April 27, 2020

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RENEWS AACSB ACCREDITATION

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RENEWS AACSB ACCREDITATION
Kutztown University completed a 10-year journey for prestigious accreditation in the College of Business in 2015. Five years later, KU celebrates continued excellence with renewed accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Kutztown University College of Business has both AACSB and Commission on Sports Management Accreditation (COSMA) accredited programs. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Surface low moves off the northeast coast of the U.S.. Overcast to mostly cloudy conditions to persist with a slight chance of showers. Some 15-20 degrees below normal as cold air advection continues. High temperature near 50. Winds north at 10 mph.

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

KU PRINT CENTER - GRADUATION GIFT BOXES
Celebrate KU graduates. During this difficult time, we also want to help make KU students who are graduating in May feel special. We can produce, assemble and mail a graduation gift box for your students. We can customize each box and contents for a specific department. Please email us or call Ilene Stroh at 610-820-5599 or visit our website for ordering information. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
The University Senate meeting scheduled for April 30 has been canceled. Senators are asked to review documents posted in the University Senate D2L and the Senate SharePoint (https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/universitysenatemembers) for information to take back to your department as well as action items. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.htm
     AnnMarie Cordner, University Senate

FIRST GEN AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
Offering words of encouragement and reminding students of stress relief strategies can be helpful as they prepare for final exams. Remind students to take advantage of The Virtual Study Zone activities offered by CASA going on through Tuesday, May 5. Zoom links can be found here: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/center-for-academic-success-and-achievement.html.
First Gen at KU webpage: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative 

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Now is the time to submit nominations for the April 2020 Employee of the Month.
https://fs7.formsite.com/kutzuniv/EOM/index.html
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

FMA STUDENT CHAPTER ACHIEVES SUPERIOR STATUS
The KU Financial Management Association Student Chapter has achieved the Superior Chapter designation. Less than 10% of more than 175 FMA student chapters receive this honor each year. To earn the designation, the club completed a set of actions to encourage interaction between finance professionals, students and faculty, assisting in students’ professional, educational and social development. The KU chapter is led by Hanna Templin (BSBA – Finance ‘20) and co-advised by Dr. John Walker and Dr. Keshav Gupta of the College of Business.
     Kim O'Neill, College of Business

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

KU BASEBALL SEASON CONCLUDES WITH MOMENTUM HEADING INTO NEXT YEAR

KU BASEBALL SEASON CONCLUDES WITH MOMENTUM HEADING INTO NEXT YEAR
The Kutztown University baseball team’s 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program was understanding of the situation and why the NCAA and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) made the decision to cancel the remainder of the spring season, but they were also in disbelief. This season was off to a promising start that had the makings of becoming something great. Read more.

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.