Daily Brief

March 27, 2020

KU Counseling Students Present in French Quarter

KU COUNSELING STUDENTS PRESENT IN FRENCH QUARTER
KU Graduate Counselor Education students recently presented original research at the 2020 Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference in New Orleans' French Quarter. This prestigious conference is sponsored annually by Holy Cross University, CACREP and the American Counseling Association. Presentation topics included spirituality in counseling and alcohol risk prevention on college campuses. Pictured above are graduate students Ikechukwu Okorji, Paige Lilly-Ivens, Dr. Scott Tracy, sponsoring faculty member, Amanda Fink and Cesar Velasquez.
     Scott Tracy, Department of Counselor Education and Student Affairs

WEATHER

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

Weak low pressure moves away taking shower activity with it. Precipitation should end by late morning to early afternoon. Weak high pressure noses in and we should see some clearing by late afternoon to early evening. High temperature in the low 60s. Winds northwest at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 inch.

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

AMY DOWNES 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,” at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 30. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/593255891
     Juliana Svistova, Department of Social Work

LISA SKIADAS EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
March 31
The College of Education announces Lisa Skiadas is defending her dissertation, "Proactive Prosocial Strategies Employed by First-Grade Teachers,” at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/280634400.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
The April 2 meeting of University Senate has been canceled. Minutes from the March 2020 meeting and additional supporting documents are available for senators in the University Senate D2L and the Senate SharePoint site. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.htm
     AnnMarie Cordner, University Senate

MARLENE NANOUH FARES EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
April 2
The College of Education announces Marlene Nanouh Fares is defending her dissertation, "The Relationship Between Academic Advising and Student Persistence on the Success of Freshmen Exploratory Studies’ Students,” at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 2, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/678759545.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

OUT OF THE DARKNESS KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY WALK
April 26
The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is now virtual. Teams can sign up at https://www.afsp.org/kutztown. We may broadcast a live ceremony 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26, via our Facebook link. The walk time is 3:30-6 p.m., but feel free to walk any time April 26 to remember family, friends and community members who have died by suicide. Look for reminders on NAMI KU's Facebook page, NAMI Kutztown University @NAMIKutztown. https://www.facebook.com/events/578066809675237/.
      Patricia Brenner, Counselor Education and Student Affairs

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD DRIVES
The Community Outreach Center/Miller-Keystone Blood Drive scheduled Thursday, April 16, is canceled. However, Miller-Keystone is collecting blood at their donor center locations.
At this time, the next scheduled blood drive scheduled Tuesday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in 218 McFarland Student Union will be open to the entire Kutztown area community. For more information on giving blood and a donor center near you, go to https://www.giveapint.org/give-blood/.
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center/Student Volunteer Coalition

community corner

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL PENN STATE HEALTH
St. Joseph Hospital Penn State Health is accepting donations of the following supplies:
– N95 Masks
– Surgical Masks – big demand for these
– Goggles
– Face shields
– Vinyl Gloves
– Hand sanitizer – big demand for this
– Packaged New Thermometers – either traditional or forehead
– Lysol and Clorox – including wipes
– Hospital grade cleaning supplies and disinfectants
– Bottled Water
– Portable HEPPA Machines
Please contact Mary L. Missy Orlando at 610-378-2477 or morlando@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
     Camille DeMarco, University Marketing

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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.