Daily Brief

April 8, 2020

KU Named 2020 Transfer Honor Roll Recipient

KU NAMED 2020 TRANSFER HONOR ROLL RECIPIENT
Kutztown University has once again been named to Phi Theta Kappa's 2020 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the excellence and success of the top 25% of four-year colleges and universities in creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students. This year's honor roll includes 122 schools from across the nation. Kutztown is one of eight Pennsylvania schools honored and the only member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Read More.

WEATHER

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

After a stormy morning, our cold front swings through during the late morning. Clouds should decrease by afternoon and we should transition to mostly sunny conditions. Quite warm. High temperature in the low-70s. Winds northwest at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CENTER
The most up-to-date information is at www.kutztown.edu/CoronavirusInfo.
– Administrative offices will remain open utilizing phone and email communication.
– The university will move to online instruction for the rest of the spring semester.
– Frequently Asked Questions are at the bottom of the Corona Virus Information site.
     University Relations

THIRD CET ZOOM SESSION ABOUT ONLINE TEACHING
April 9
The CET, partnered with the Office of Distance Education, presents our third Zoom session, “Online Teaching: Maintaining (some) Normalcy of Face-to-face Classes in an Online Setting,” presented by Dr. Brian Kronenthal, at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 9. This zoom session can be accessed through the link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificates will be provided. Take care and stay healthy and be safe.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

PHILIP SPECHT EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
April 13
The College of Education announces Philip Specht is defending his dissertation, "Teacher Perception: Secondary Level Skill Development Support for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities,” 4 p.m., Monday, April 13, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/206014505.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

ANDREW HEALEY'S EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
April 14
The College of Education announces Andrew Healey is defending his dissertation, "Community-based Learning: Face-to-Face Tandem Language Exchanges as a Complementary Course Component for Acquisition of Spanish,” noon, Tuesday, April 14, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/429224077.
      Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

VIRTUAL SELLBACK NOW AVAILABLE
KU Campus Store is proud to launch Virtual Sellback beginning Wednesday, April 8, through Friday, May 22. Hosted by Nebraska Book Company, students can conveniently view their textbook sellback quote online and receive a prepaid shipping label. Click the link for more information: https://kubstore.com/textbook-sellback.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

WRITING WRONGS 2020
Do you know socially engaged students who would be eager to raise awareness about 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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.