Daily Brief

March 13, 2020

KU Launches Music Business Concentration

KU LAUNCHES MUSIC BUSINESS CONCENTRATION
A Bachelor of Arts in music with a track in music business is the newest track introduced to Kutztown University's growing Department of Music. Designed for students interested in working behind the scenes in the music or entertainment industry, the program builds necessary skills for students with or without traditional music backgrounds who want to be successful in the music entertainment industry. Learn More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure moves into the Canadian maritime as low pressure encroaches from the west. Cold front to swing through over the course of the day. Showers, maybe a rumble of thunder, in the morning gives way to showers and rain later. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds west at 10-15 mph, gusting to 20 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW WOMEN'S CENTER AND GLBTQ OFFICE ASSISTANT
We are happy to welcome Diane Biehl as our new office assistant in the Women's Center and the GLBTQ Resource Center. Biehl has been at Kutztown University for 15 years and is a terrific addition to the centers. She can be reached at ext. 3-4655.
    Christine Price, Women’s Center / GLBTQ Resource Center

CONGRATULATIONS TO KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY RADIO
KUR brought home the gold in one category and runner up in two other categories at this year's IBS NYC 2020 Conference and Awards. Congratulations to KUR personalities “Jackl” and “Bigfoot” for winning best on-air charity radio pledge drive. KUR beat out Tompkins California Polytechnic University Radio, Susquehanna University Radio and Palomar College Radio in this category. For “best station giveaway,” KUR came in runner up for our phone wallet giveaway and for “best use of sound effects,” KUR came in runner up for personality 'Eli's' “KUR Mall Opener.”
     Michael G. Regensburger, Kutztown University Radio

SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBITION, GRADES 7-12
March 14 – 22
The Miller Gallery is exhibiting the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, from March 14-22. The accompanying awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, March 22, is canceled. The gallery will remain open Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 22, for the public to view the exhibit. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the 97th Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Students and teachers from 27 schools in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties received local honors from our regional jurors, including Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions. Our Gold Key winners go on to compete nationally. http://www3.kutztown.edu/artgallery/
      Karen Stanford, University Galleries and Community Outreach

CLINICAL SERVICES AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES

Clinical Services and Health and Wellness Services will be open by appointment only. Students must call 610-683-4082 to speak with a nurse for scheduling. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 12, through Friday, March 20.
     Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

MSU EXTENDED BREAK HOURS

– Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15: Closed.
– Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday, March 21: Closed.
– Sunday, March 22: Resume normal hours, 11 a.m. to midnight.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

ROHRBACH LIBRARY EXTENDED SPRING BREAK HOURS
– Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22: Closed.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

STARBUCKS
Starbucks in the Bear's Den of the McFarland Student Union will be closed Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 22.
     Julia Scheffler, Office of Dining Services

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER / POOL HOURS

The Student Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, March 14, through Saturday, March 21. Regular semester hours will resume on Sunday, March, 22. All group exercise classes are also canceled during this closure. The Keystone Hall Swimming Pool is currently closed and will resume regular hours on Sunday, March 22.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

CHANGING STATUS OF YOUR RESERVATION ON EMS

Due to classes being canceled until March 22, please ensure that if you have a reservation in the EMS system and are canceling it that you change the status of your reservation to "Canceled." Also, please make sure to cancel any catering or work orders related to your canceled event directly with those offices. Thank you.
http://www.kutztown.edu/conferenceservices
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

CURRENT EVENT CANCELLATIONS
During the global coronavirus outbreak, events and schedules are changing rapidly. The university will update the current event cancellations webpage with information on event cancellations. We cannot guarantee that an event will be held as scheduled if it does not appear on this page. If you are unsure if something will be postponed or canceled, please contact the organizer. Any change to intercollegiate athletics schedules will be posted on the Athletics website - https://kubears.com/.

Event Coordinators: If you are a coordinator of an official university-sponsored event and wish to include information on the event cancellations webpage, email the notification and any rescheduling information to University Relations – UR@kutztown.edu. You must send from your kutztown.edu email address and include your contact information.
     University Relations

CHANCELLOR’S VISIT CANCELED
March 27
State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein’s visit to campus Friday, March 27, has been canceled. We hope to welcome Chancellor Greenstein back to campus in the fall.
     KU University Relations

RAD CANCELED
The RAD course scheduled in March has been canceled due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). The next RAD Course is scheduled for Sept. 14, 15 and 17.
      Candi Calhoun-Border, Office of Public Safety

Week of March 16-21
– Admissions tours are canceled.
– Frederick Douglass Institute events will resume when classes resume.
– Recreation Center will be closed.
– Entrepreneurship week is canceled.

March 16
– Barbershop Discussion scheduled at the Multicultural center is canceled.
– REAL program scheduled at the Multicultural Center is canceled.

March 18
– Curtis Smith Book Reading is canceled.
– Addiction Counseling Concentration Open House is canceled.

March 19
– CET “Beyond the classroom: Student presentations using video and research commons” is canceled.

For more known event cancellations, go to https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/health-update/current-event-cancellations.html.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 14-22

 

Scholastic Art and Writing Exhibition
The Miller Gallery

March 16

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Union Meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

March 18

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Emmet Cahill
Schaeffer Auditorium

March 14

Noon

BASE vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)

March 14

1 p.m.
(time change)

WLAX vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats / Video)

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.