Daily Brief

April 29, 2020

KU STUDENT FOURTH PLACE IN STATE SYSTEM CHALLENGE

KU STUDENT FOURTH PLACE IN STATE SYSTEM CHALLENGE
Kutztown University’s Shayla Scallorn represented at the 2020 State System Startup Challenge. She presented her business, Anthology Marketing Studio. AMS is a digital agency for artists who want to make a living creating. Her goal is to simplify the marketing process for clients in fields such as fine art and photography. Tailored services include website copywriting, content planning, brand development and sales funnel strategy. These services help artists see themselves as business owners, not just creators, ultimately bringing them flexibility and financial security. Scallorn placed fourth and won $1,000.
     Paige M. Brookins, KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

HONORS SENIORS CELEBRATE ON ZOOM

HONORS SENIORS CELEBRATE ON ZOOM
While this year's Honors Senior Banquet was canceled, many of the Honors Seniors gathered on Zoom to celebrate their achievements and the completion of their Capstone Projects. The variety of projects is almost as impressive as the works they created! Some of these graduates will return to school this fall as teachers and some as graduate students. Others will be entering the job market. Thank you for your support of these and every other member of the Kutztown University class of 2020!
     Jennifer Schlegel, Honors Program

WEATHER

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

Low pressure coming out of Ohio will move through our area. Rain showers will precede the associated warm front that will pass through overnight. Best chance for shower activity is after 2 p.m. High temperature near 60. Winds southeast at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch.

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

2020 CHAMBLISS AWARD WINNERS
Kutztown University has announced the winners of the 2020 Chambliss Student Academic Achievement. The awards recognize the exceptional individual achievements of KU seniors. The awards ceremony has been postponed to a later date. Winners were selected from students nominated by staff and faculty members for meeting one or more of the six areas of achievement: successfully completed research projects, high-quality original artwork, high-quality artistic performances, original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields, noteworthy achievements in athletics and outstanding service to the KU community. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

ZOOM BACKGROUNDS
We all know how much we love our custom Zoom backgrounds. Now, download a Kutztown University background. Many options are available and can be downloaded online.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

CENSUS 2020
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years, and 2020 is a census year. The demographic information that the U.S. Census Bureau gathers helps determine how billions of federal funding dollars are allocated for financial aid, community mental health services, infrastructure and research grants and also impacts congressional representation over the next 10 years. Faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the census at https://my2020census.gov.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

KU ROCK ENSEMBLE I DOES IT AGAIN
KU Rock Ensemble I, an ensemble in the Department of Music's Jazz and Commercial Studies area, has been honored by Downbeat Magazine for the third year in a row as one of the best undergraduate Rock ensembles in the nation. The magazine will hit newsstands and online April 28 with the announcement. To celebrate -- Here's another tune just recorded by these fabulous students right here on campus. We hope you like it!
     Kevin Kjos, Department of Music      

MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS DURING COVID-19
April 29
Students, faculty and staff are invited to join us 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, for a special presentation by Fairmont Behavioral Health’s Amber Hedemann, LPC, NCC, MA, CDP: “Managing Relationships During Covid-19 ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order.” The coronavirus outbreak has quickly changed the way we connect to others. Join this session to learn ways to manage and maintain your relationships and how to stay socially and emotionally connected while maintaining physical distance. https://uhsinc.zoom.us/j/8532151273?pwd=dk1hVmozbFFoa3B3WlpHbkY1dW95dz09 Password: 152868
     Susan Mangold, Office of the Dean of Students

FIFTH CET ZOOM SESSION ABOUT ONLINE TEACHING
April 30
The CET, partnered with the Office of Distance Education, presents our fifth (and final) Zoom Session this semester about Online Teaching: "Ensuring the Integrity of Online Exams," presented by Drs. Juliana Svistova, Stephen Stoeffler and Yasoda Sharma. This zoom session can be accessed through the link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274 at 11a.m. Thursday, April 30. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificates will be provided. Take care, stay healthy and be safe.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

PATRICK GAGLIANO THESIS PRESENTATION
May 1
Patrick Gagliano, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, will be giving a presentation of his thesis research, noon, Friday, May 1, via Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/96148970128. The university community is invited to this presentation, titled “Web-based Content Management Systems: An Expository Analysis.” For more information, please contact Daniel Spiegel, professor, CSIT department.
     Daniel Spiegel, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

MUSIC STUDENTS CONTINUE VIRTUAL RECITALS
Here's another installment of KU's #MusicMonday social media series. This is Mozart's 10 Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meint," K.455, performed by student Athanasios Michael Ramadanidis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt2scAm6u-Q&list=PLHr8RWI8zLytTQd8Ptl_U-w9v5AKAO6r3&index=2&t=0s
     Leanne Recla, Office of Marketing

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

WIKTOR WINS DEPARTMENT OF ART STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD

WIKTOR WINS DEPARTMENT OF ART STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD
Hadley Wiktor of the Kutztown University field hockey team added to her academic achievements as the Department of Art recognized the senior with the College of Visual and Performing Arts Student Excellence Award. This award recognizes one student from each of the six departments in the College of Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Art Education, Cinema, Television and Media Production, Communication Design, Communication Studies and Music. Read more.
     CJ Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

KTV
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

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.