Daily Brief

April 28, 2020

IMPACT OF STUDENT RESEARCH ON CAREER PLACEMENT

IMPACT OF STUDENT RESEARCH ON CAREER PLACEMENT
Over the last two academic years, four students have been conducting research with physics professor Dr. Kunal Das, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The impact can be attested by their outstanding career placements. Allison Brattley has been accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Gerald Curran has been accepted into physics doctoral programs at Dartmouth and Lehigh; Caelan Brooks has been accepted into several summer physics REU programs including at Cornell, Boston University and University of Colorado at Boulder (she was one of eight out of 300 applicants nationwide); and Anna Faretty has been accepted into multiple physics doctoral programs, including Kansas State, Florida State and North Carolina State.
      Kunal Das, Department of Physical Sciences

WEATHER

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

A blend of clouds and some sunshine with highs in the low 60s under a weak field of high pressure. Don't get used to it. Plenty more clouds and wet days are coming.

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 CANDIDATE OPEN FORUM
April 28
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 11-11:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, on Zoom to meet the third candidate, Dr. John C. Schaumloffel, 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, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, search committee

QUICK QUESTION ZOOM IN HOURS
The Career Development Center is offering Quick Question Zoom In hours 2-4 p.m., every weekday. Please encourage students to join us.
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93309818016?pwd=M0JiVmlLZUgyU2hsdVpnL1lNbmlmUT09&status=success
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

HEALTH PROMOTIONS AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS

Dive into our first newsletter that offers different perspectives, ideas and resources for our Kutztown University community. Adjusting to a new way of living has not been easy. You are not alone.
https://www.kutztown.edu/Departments-Offices/G-L/HealthWellnessServices/Documents/HPAODApril2020.pdf
     Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

KELLY GROTH CONCLUDES GOLDEN CAREER AT KUTZTOWN

KELLY GROTH CONCLUDES GOLDEN CAREER AT KUTZTOWN
Kelly Groth has etched her name in Kutztown University track and field lore over the last three-and-a-half years, graduating as one of the most decorated sprinters to ever come through the program. Unfortunately for Groth, and everyone surrounding the program, she was unable to add on to the record books and help lead the Golden Bears to a potential PSAC championship this outdoor season due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the NCAA to cancel the spring sports season. Like many spring, senior student-athletes, Groth missed out on her final journey. Kutztown is also missing out on an overall great student-athlete, an ambassador to the university and the sport of track and field. Read more.
     CJ Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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 

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

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.