Daily Brief

March 23, 2020

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MOVE OUT FROM RESIDENCE HALLS
WFMZ was on campus Friday to report on the student move out from residence halls, and the student response to the pandemic. You can watch the news clip or read the full story here:  https://www.wfmz.com/health/coronavirus/kutztown-university-students-move-out-of-dorms-prepare-for-online/article_91c467c0-6b1b-11ea-a072-274429570ffe.html

WEATHER

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

Low pressure moves up the Eastern Seaboard. Monday is looking wet with a majority of the precipitation being liquid. Some possible snow mixing in during the morning hours but we should see all rain after 8 a.m. High temperature in the low 40s. Winds east at 10-15 mph. Little to no snow accumulation.

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.
Instructions for residence hall move-out.
Current event cancellations webpage.
– Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section on our Health website.
     University Relations

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE
March 30
The Department of Social Work announces Amy Downes, MSW, is defending her dissertation “The Perceived Impact of Basic Need Insecurity on Social Work Student Success,” 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, online. Contact Dr. Lyter for a link.
     John Conahan and Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY CONFERENCE
April 1 – deadline
HECBC Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference is moving online Saturday, April 18. The new submission deadline is April 1. For more information, go to https://www.albright.edu/about-albright/offices-departments/elcdc/hecbc-conference/
     Lynn Kutch, Department of Modern Languages

NOMINATIONS 2021 CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD
April 6 – deadline
Call for nominations of faculty for the 2021 Kutztown University Chambliss Faculty Research Award. The award was inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss and recognizes the highest achievement in research and scholarship. The 2020 awardees are Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, Department of Secondary Education, and Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Department of Art Education. Each award includes an engraved medal, a certificate of recognition, and a $250 cash prize. Each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of his or her work in spring or fall 2021. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center, by April 6.
     Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies

NOMINATIONS FOR 2020 JOHN P. SCHELLENBERG AWARD
April 6 – deadline
This award, established by John P. Schellenberg - emeriti professor of physical sciences - faculty, alumni and friends, recognizes an early-career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching. To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty fulltime at least three but not more than seven years and will be chosen based on the following areas: pedagogy and curriculum innovation, learning technology innovation, assessment and/or research on learning. Nominated candidates should submit their own letter (two pages maximum) outlining their qualifications. Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Carole Wells, 319 Stratton Administration Center, by April 6.
     Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies

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

MAIL SERVICES FOR FACULTY/STAFF
If faculty and staff need their mail, please contact Mail Services at 610-683-4141 to make arrangements for pick up.
     Jennifer Prevoznik, Mail Services

UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER ONLINE – SPRING 2020
As KU courses move online, the Kutztown University Writing Center will be able to help student writers in all classes and disciplines via online tutoring through an WCOnline program at https://kutztown.mywconline.com. Online 30-minute appointments with writing tutors will start 11 a.m., Monday, March 23; sessions can be scheduled during the following days/ hours:
– Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Sunday: 2-9 p.m.
Students can access the site (and detailed instructions) from our webpage as well at https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/. Please contact Patricia Pytleski at pytleski@kutztown.edu with any questions or if I can help you, your classes and your students in any way.
     Patricia Pytleski, director, KU Writing Center

FREE ON-LINE GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
Recreational Services offers classes licensed through Les Mills, such as our most popular class BodyPump. Because of our partnership, Les Mills is offering free online classes for the next two months to the Kutztown University community in an effort to see us through these challenging times. Just click on the link provided and work out along with the video - several options and classes are offered. Enjoy; stay fit KU and most importantly stay healthy.
https://watch.lesmillsondemand.com/at-home-workouts
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

THE MARLIN AND REGINA MILLER GALLERY
All gallery exhibitions are closed and related events are canceled until further notice.
Students and teachers in the current Scholastic Art Awards exhibit will be receiving further information when it becomes available. Please check our Facebook page and Instagram page for images of the exhibit. We will try to reopen and have the exhibition open to the public as soon as we are permitted. Teachers and parents, please do not come to the university to retrieve artwork until further notice, the building is locked. Please contact Karen Stanford at stanford@kutztown.edu or 717-617-9010 for issues or details.
     Karen Stanford, Galleries

FIRST GEN AT KU
Some students may require extra support and resources during this time. Be sure to recommend the virtual academic support services to them from the Writing Center, Tutoring Services and CASA. Remind them it is time to schedule summer courses and begin to look at the fall 2020 course offerings.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

KU CAMPUS STORE RENTAL RETURN UPDATE
To facilitate rental textbook return, students who rented KU Campus Store textbooks will receive a prepaid shipping label in their KU student email after April 20. The rental due date is extended to May 15.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

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.