Daily Brief

March 16, 2020

Vanessa Maybruck, recipient of the 2019-2020 PennACE JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award for STEM

VANESSA MAYBRUCK WINS PENNACE STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Kutztown University is pleased to announce Vanessa Maybruck as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award for STEM. PennACE recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions who have completed an internship or cooperative assignment. Maybruck’s internship was with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (through the U.S. Department of Energy).
     Janelle Henry, Career Development Center

WEATHER

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

High pressure slides into northern New England. Southerly flow will contribute to increasing cloud cover. Mostly sunny to start the day becoming mostly cloudy by the afternoon. High temperature near 50. Winds southeast at 5-10 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MESSAGE TO RESIDENT STUDENTS REGARDING ACCESS TO RESIDENCE HALLS
Faculty and Staff, the following email was sent to resident students:
Housing and Residence Life will open access to on-campus housing Tuesday, March 17, from 1-5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 18, from 5-9 p.m. This will allow you to stop by your hall and collect what you need until we open Sunday, March 29, at 1 p.m. You will need to bring your KU ID. You may not send anyone in your place. You must be present to enter your room. Our halls are now locked down and your card access does not work. Please do not try to enter outside of these dates and times. Please monitor your emails for updated information. You may call 610-683-4027 with questions 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     Bryan Salvadore, University Relations

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATORS
Please check all pre-scheduled social media posts that are queued to post to your accounts promoting upcoming events. We do not want to confuse anyone by promoting an event that has been canceled.
     University Relations

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

PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT KU.
As part of the university's technology-security strategy, two-step account verification will be rolled out to all students starting after spring break. Two-step account verification is accomplished using multifactor authentication - something you have and something you know. Learn more at https://www.kutztown.edu/2StepAuth.
     David Jones, Office of Information Technology
 
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

AEVIDUM TRAINING CANCELED

Aevidum training has been canceled, and will be rescheduled in the fall semester. Please watch for a date saver and further information.
      Patricia Brenner, NAMI KU

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

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

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

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER / POOL HOURS
The Student Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, March 14, through Saturday, March 21. Regular semester hours will resume 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 Sunday, March 22.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational 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

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

CARRY-OVER LEAVE BALANCES
The rollover to the new leave year has been completed and balances have been updated. Employees should be aware that carry-over leave balances must be used by Friday, April 10. After that time, carry-over leave balances will be processed according to the applicable agreement. Don't wait until the last minute to review your balances and use carry-over leave. https://portal.passhe.edu/irj/portal
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

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.