Daily Brief

March 30, 2020

WEATHER

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

A warm front will finish lifting through the region by daybreak. Mostly sunny conditions are expected. Strong southerly winds will drive our temperatures into above average readings. Watch out for a passing disturbance by late afternoon that could produce mid-level cloud coverage and some scattered showers. High temperature in the low 60s. Winds southwest at 5-15 mph.

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.
– Frequently Asked Questions are at the bottom of the Corona Virus Information site.
     University Relations

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

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

FIRST GEN AT KU
As week 11 begins, remind students that it is advisement period and time to start thinking about what classes to take next semester. They should contact their advisor to set up an advisement appointment. Registration dates/times can be found on MyKU and students must contact their advisor before registering. Summer 2020 registration is open.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
     Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

ALPHAGRAPHICS
Did you know members of Generation Z actually spend more time with print media than digital channels? The Print Center is here to help with printing and mailing any critical course materials, resource tools and admissions materials. All work is being produced at AlphaGraphics in Allentown; we are open and monitoring the printcenter@kutzown.edu email. Our number is 610-820-5599. Let us know how we can help. Stay healthy and safe.
      Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center managed by AlphaGraphics

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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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.