Daily Brief

May 18, 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA, PUBLIC RELATIONS CLASSROOMS HONORED

SOCIAL MEDIA, PUBLIC RELATIONS CLASSROOMS HONORED
Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) has announced the 2020 finalists of their international AV Experience Awards. Kutztown University ranked as a finalist in the Best Flexible Space category for its Social Media Analytics Strategic Hub (SMASH) and Public Relations Agency, referred to as "The Agency" classrooms. Institutions from more than 20 countries submitted audiovisual (AV) projects for the annual awards. KU features among other finalists in the Best Flexible Space category from the University of London, U.K., the University of Qatar, Qatar and Amazon.com, Inc., India. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure over Hudson Bay will keep the atmosphere stable. Some low-level clouds associated with Tropical Storm Arthur but nothing more than cloud cover for the area. Mostly cloudy conditions. High temperature near 70. Winds east at 5-15 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER BEARS BAND TOGETHER
A T-shirt fundraiser has been created as a way to support our current Golden Bears who need financial support as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please consider purchasing a shirt to support the Bears Band Together Fund at Kutztown University. All proceeds benefit KU students. https://www.customink.com/fundraising/bears-band-together
     Amanda Garcia and Christine Price, Women’s Center/LGBTQ+ Resource Center

AFSCME 2234 ZOOM MEETING
May 18
Attention AFSCME 2234 members: We will be holding a Zoom meeting 5 p.m., Monday, May 18. You should have received the link in your personal email. If we do not have your personal email and you would like to join our meeting, please forward your personal email to Christina Ferris by 10 a.m., Monday, May 18. We will be discussing the Virtual International Conference held in August.
     Christina Ferris, secretary, AFSCME

GET HIRED
Staff and faculty, when talking to students, please advise them of virtual event co-sponsored by the Career Development Center and helping them get hired. This event will have students connect and network with employers who are hiring at this time. There will be one-hour sessions available from Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 29. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/career-development-center.html
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

WEBINAR: EFFECTIVELY USING YOUR EMERGENCY FUND
While we often tout the importance of building an emergency fund, there aren’t many resources that cover what to do when it comes time to use one. This webinar covers five tips for making the most of your emergency fund in times of trouble. This webinar is available to watch at your convenience. Please email kryan@psecu.com if you have questions about this presentation or about any of PSECU's products and services.
https://vimeo.com/psecu/review/415142357/ef78c8bef4
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

NEW FROM PSECU: ONLINE LEARNING CENTER

The financial well-being of our campus community is important, and PSECU is committed to providing the tools and resources faculty and staff members need to succeed. Today, we are excited to introduce a new personalized financial education offering – our Online Learning Center. Using this new digital platform, participants can learn more about important personal finance topics such as budgeting, investing, homeownership, retirement planning and more. Visit https://psecu.everfi-next.net/ to get started. Please contact Kelly Ann Ryan with any questions relating to PSECU.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

ADDITION TO THE GEOGRAPHY FAMILY
Dr. Michael Davis and his wife Heather welcomed their second child, Robyn Sky Davis, at 3:49 p.m., Tuesday, May 12. Robyn weighed 9 lbs. 13 oz. Mother, father and big brother, Noah, are all doing fine. Congratulations Heather and Mike.
     Richard Courtney, Department of Geography

15% OFF ALL APPAREL
Save 15% on all apparel to help you stay comfy at home. Sale ends Wednesday, May 20. https://kubstore.com/category/apparel
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

SPORT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP STUDIES AWARD WINNERS
– Outstanding Achievement in Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies: Stephen Wolf.
– Outstanding Academic Achievement in Sport Management Award: Jonathan Evans.
– Outstanding Academic Achievement in Coaching and Athletic Administration Minor Award: Brianna Junious.
– Outstanding Academic Achievement in Fitness Administration Minor Award: Laura Bisco.
– CHI SIGMA MU – Sport Management Honor Society: Courtney Browning, Theresa Higgins, Darryl Morgan, Kyra Wozniak, Collin Bishop, Shannon Darcy, Jonathan Evans, Stephen Wolf and Abigail Zeger.
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events/awards-banquet.html
     Elizabeth Rogol, Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies

KU CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CENTER
The most up-to-date information is at www.kutztown.edu/CoronavirusInfo.
– Administrative offices remain open utilizing email and phone communication.
– Remote online learning continues through summer sessions.
– Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Coronavirus Information site.
     Office of University Relations

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

CATCHING UP WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND KU MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER FACUNDO ARENS

CATCHING UP WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND KU MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER FACUNDO ARENS
COVID-19 has made it difficult for many people in all aspects of life. For Kutztown University men's basketball junior Facundo Arens (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Bahia Blanca) it has made it hard for him to return home to see his family and friends overseas. Arens is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and just completed his third year as a student-athlete at Kutztown last week. Read more.
     C.J Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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.