Daily Brief

April 30, 2020

COLLIN DIGALBO: CHAMBLISS COPPER MEDAL

COLLIN DIGALBO: CHAMBLISS COPPER MEDAL
Collin DiGalbo, of Secane, Pennsylvania, is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Copper Medal in the category of noteworthy achievement in athletics. He graduated in December with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in management. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Flash Flood Watch in effect. Strong low pressure and associated fronts will pull through today bringing periods of heavy rain and gusty winds. A couple inches of rain are quite possible. Highs in the mid-60s.

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

WEBINAR ON COVID-19, ZOONOTIC DISEASES, AND BATS
April 30
Please join the KU biology department for a timely Zoom webinar, “Zoonotic Diseases, Bats and COVID-19,” at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 30. This Zoom webinar will be recorded and posted for those who may not be able to attend at the scheduled time. The webinar will be given by Dr. Kendra Phelps of Ecohealth Alliance, an expert in the study of transfer of diseases from bats to humans. Zoom Link.
     David Waldien, Department of Biology

WRITING CENTER ONLINE – OPEN FINALS WEEK THROUGH MAY 8

The Kutztown University Writing Center is able to help student writers in all classes and disciplines via online tutoring through an WCOnline program this semester. Sessions can be scheduled during the following days and hours:
– Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Friday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Sunday, 2-9 p.m.
The address to access the online UWC (and login) is https://kutztown.mywconline.com.
https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/
     Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFFERS VIRTUAL TIPS
Please see the virtual tips that are being offered from the Career Development Center to help the students finish out their semester. https://youtu.be/G3iIr_4eOyQ
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

KUR PANDEMIC SERIES
The most recent five episodes (episodes 13 through 17) of the long-running KUR campus-interest interview talk show "Emmy Knows" deal with adapting to the 'new normal' of remote-learning and support during the pandemic. Emmy's most recent guest (episode 17) is an especially engaging edition with dean of students, Dr. Donavan McCargo. You can hear the entire collection of "Emmy Knows" by going to this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgKw8CmWHp2YOzLFe8qvhjkE4WbBAxNJM or by searching "Kutztown University Radio" on your free Spotify account and scrolling through the podcasts.
     Michael G. Regensburger, Kutztown University Radio

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

ALICIA PURSELL FINDS A LATE LOVE IN TENNIS

ALICIA PURSELL FINDS A LATE LOVE IN TENNIS
Two years before arriving on campus, Kutztown University women's tennis senior Alicia Pursell had realistic plans to pursue other sports in college. She was a basketball and soccer player, but injuries spoiled those plans and she shifted her focus to another sport, tennis, which she just picked up that year. Tennis not only helped her college resume, but it was fun to play and, for a couple of hours, provided an outlet to escape from the real world and all that life may bring. Read more.
     CJ Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.