Daily Brief

March 26, 2020

Golden Bears are no strangers to hard work. We know success can be a winding road. But we'll grow from this experience to become stronger, better versions of ourselves. And through it all, we'll support everyone in the KU community. That's why it's so good to be golden. https://youtu.be/enjYnLcEmUI
#TogetherWeRoar
     Leanne Recla, University Marketing


WEATHER

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

Enjoy this day, bookended by two dreary days. Partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s. Light northerly breezes. 

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

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

LEILA LITTLE EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
March 30
The College of Education announces Leila Little is defending her dissertation, "How We Got Here: Testimonios of Secondary Latina Educators" at 1 p.m., Monday, March 30, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/961978301.
      Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

JOB RECRUITMENT EFFORT
In lieu of the Internship and Job Fair, we will be creating a spring 2020 “Hot Job and Internship Opportunities” booklet to be emailed out to KU students April 1. We are currently reaching out to employers who would have recruited on-campus to compile their list of positions currently being recruited. These, plus thousands of other positions, will be available on Handshake www.kutztown.edu/handshake. Please encourage students to explore their Handshake accounts daily.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

SAT/ACT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS WAIVED
Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are aware that upcoming SAT/ACT test dates have been canceled until June. In light of this situation, Kutztown University will waive the SAT/ACT admissions requirement for students with a 3.2 or above high school GPA. These students will be admitted to the University based on their high school academic performance. The SAT/ACT admissions requirements for academic departments will not be waived.
     Warren Hilton, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

EMS EVENT CANCELLATIONS
Please be sure to cancel your reservation on EMS if you do not plan on having your event or your event has been canceled due to the University's status in the current spring semester. We are trying to keep an accurate record of all of the meetings, events and/or conferences still on the schedule and those that are being canceled. Please feel free to email conferenceservices@kutztown.edu with any questions you may have. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Stay safe and healthy.
http://www.kutztown.edu/conferencesevices
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

FIRST CET ZOOM SESSION ABOUT ONLINE TEACHING
March 26
The CET presents our first Zoom session about “Online Teaching: Easiest and Quickest Way to Teach Online; the Power of Zoom,” presented by. Dr. CJ Rhoads. This Zoom session can be accessed through the link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/4818088218 at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 26. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificates will be provided. Feel free to email Lu if you would like to share some of your teaching experience, or would like some specific topics to be offered by future CET sessions.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

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

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.