Daily Brief

March 9, 2020

KUDOS: MCFARLAND STUDENT UNION
In our latest edition of KUDOS, we sat down with the staff of McFarland Student Union to get an inside look at the dedicated individuals who host and maintain all of the events and areas in MSU's diverse spaces. Read and Watch.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure to our south to drift offshore but still remain in control. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected. Absolutely marvelous day in store. High temperature near 70. Winds southwest at 5-8 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JOB FAIR FOR EDUCATORS
March 9
Job Fair for Educators is today, March 9. More than 80 education employers will be in the McFarland Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. recruiting our education students. This is the CDC's largest event. If you're able, stop over and support our students as they meet and possibly interview for a future career.
     Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

CORONAVIRUS ON CAMPUS WEBINAR
March 11
Join us 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 11 in Dixon Conference Room for a webinar on preparation and response protocols for the coronavirus on a college campus. Crises response experts will share how to best navigate the threat posed by the virus and minimize illness, in addition to updates from the CDC.
     Julia Scheffler, Housing, Residence Life, and Dining Services

HEALTH CENTER CLOSED
March 11
The Health Center will be closed 1:30-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 11 for staff training. Medical emergencies call Public Safety ext. 3-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES

March 12
The KU Council of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in 250 McFarland Student Union. The public is invited to attend.
     Office of the President

CURTIS SMITH BOOK READING
March 18
Literary novelist, KU alumni and spiritual writer Curtis Smith will read selections from his work and sign books 4:30 p.m., March 18, in 116 McFarland Student Union. Contact professor Melissa Nurczynski at nurczyns@kutztown.edu for more details.
     Melissa Nurczynski, Department of English

CLINICAL SERVICES SPRING BREAK HOURS
The Health and Wellness Center (first-floor Beck Hall) will be open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13.
     Dolores Hess, Office of Health and Wellness Services

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CLOSED
Counseling and Psychological Services will be closed Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13. Emergencies call Public Safety ext. 3-4001 or contact Clinical Services at ext. 3-4082.
     Dolores Hess, Office of Health and Wellness Services

SPRING BREAK HOURS
KU Campus Store

– Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday, March 14: Closed.
– Sunday, March 15: Closed.
https://www.kubstore.com
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

McFarland Student Union
–Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
–Saturday, March 14: Closed.
Regular hours resume Sunday, March 15: 11 a.m. to midnight.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

Rohrbach Library
–Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
–Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15: Closed.
Regular hours resume Monday, March 16.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Student Recreation Center
–Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
–Saturday, March 14: Closed.
Regular hours resume Sunday, March 15: 1-11 p.m.

The Keystone Hall Swimming Pool

–Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14: Closed.
Regular hours resume Sunday, March 15: 7-10 p.m.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
You are invited to nominate a candidate for the 2020 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Current full-time tenured faculty are eligible. The nomination deadline is April 1. This award is presented annually to a faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner that sets them apart from colleagues. The recipient receives $2,500 and a plaque which will be presented by President Hawkinson on the first day of the fall semester. Please complete and return the form to Erin Gautier in the Foundation office, or by email to gautier@kuf.org. If you have any questions regarding the award or the nomination process, please contact Erin Gautier at ext. 3-4110. https://www.kuf.org/alumni/wiesenberger-faculty-award
     Mary Neuenschwander, Office of Alumni Relations, KU Foundation

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 8–15

 

Spring Break
Administrative Offices Open

March 9

10 a.m.

Job Fair for Educators
McFarland Student Union

March 11

8 a.m.

Science Olympiad
Multiple Buildings

March 11

2 p.m.

Coronavirus on Campus Webinar
Dixon Conference Room

March 12

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union

March 16

5 p.m.

AFSCME 2234 Union Meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building

March 18

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Emmet Cahill
Schaeffer Auditorium

SWIMMING LESSONS
Kutztown University’s Women's Swimming team is offering swimming lessons at Keystone Natatorium March 16 through April 23. Contact Tim Flannery at flannery@kutztown.edu for more information or go to https://kutztownusportscamps.com/clinics/swimming and download the brochure.
     Tim Flannery, Intercollegiate Athletics

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.