Daily Brief

March 31, 2020

Mumbauer Named Employee of the Month for December 2019

MUMBAUER NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER 2019
Congratulations to Joseph Mumbauer, senior systems analyst in Information Technology, on being named KU Employee of the Month for December 2019. Read Joseph's nomination here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Stagnant upper-air pattern will keep ample clouds and an occasional shower in the area. High temperatures around 50.

Dr. Michael Davis, Monsoon Mike and intern Quinn Flory recorded a new "Weather and Climate Chat" podcast via Zoom yesterday and discuss past, present and future weather along with how they are adapting to working from at home and some interesting weather news and history. Click here to hear the podcast: https://youtu.be/b6AwnY-T-sw.

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

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 Success of Freshman Exploratory Studies’ Students,” 8 a.m., Thursday, April 2, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/678759545.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

ANTHONY TARTAGLIA EDD DISSERTATION DEFENSE
April 6
The College of Education announces Anthony Tartaglia is defending his dissertation, "The Potential Impact of Online Learning on Economically Disadvantaged Students,” 11 a.m., Monday, April 6, via Zoom at the following link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/652702431.
     Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

CAREER WORKSHOPS ON D2L
If you are requiring the career development certificate in one of your classes, students can easily log on to D2L and find the class “Career Development Center – Online Learning Center for All Students.” They will find a video for each workshop and a corresponding quiz. After they have reviewed the video, they will be able to take the corresponding quiz. Career Development Center staff will be checking student’s progress and reporting that progress to faculty.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

TWO-STEP AUTHENTICATION FOR STUDENTS
As part of the University's technology-security strategy, two-step authentication will be enabled on student accounts. Two-step authentication will protect email, OneDrive and other Office 365 resources. Learn more at https://www.kutztown.edu/2StepAuth.
      David Jones, Office of Information Technology

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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.