Daily Brief

March 24, 2020

Folk Festival Named One of Top Cultural Festivals

FOLK FESTIVAL NAMED ONE OF TOP CULTURAL FESTIVALS
The USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards named the Kutztown Folk Festival one of the top three cultural festivals in the country. The festival was selected as third in competition to 20 nationwide cultural festivals and placed as a finalist beside the likes of the Water Lantern Festival and the Carnaval of Quebec. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

A brief spell of high pressure returns Tuesday behind yesterday's storm. Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 50s. Light northerly breezes. More precipitation moves in tomorrow. 

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

ROHRBACH LIBRARY INFORMATION
Librarians are available online to answer questions and help with research at https://library.kutztown.edu/covid19. Rohrbach Library’s resource guide outlines library services, policies and useful links for spring semester.
     Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING
March 26
This month's UCC meeting will be held using Zoom starting 11 a.m., Thursday, March 26. You may join the Zoom meeting at https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/166491259 
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

PATRICIA TINSMAN-SCHAFFER EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
March 26
The College of Education announces Patricia Tinsman-Schaffer is defending her dissertation, "Making the Journey Personal: A Self-Study of the Intersections of Curriculum, Practice and Identity,” at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 26, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/724117206.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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.