Daily Brief

May 21, 2020

2020 KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE

2020 KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the related health concerns of its spread, this year's annual Kutztown Folk Festival will take place online. "While it pains us to cancel our in-person events, the need to follow governmental guidelines and ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors, participants, and the entire community is our greatest concern," said Steve Sharadin, festival director. Weeks leading up to and including June 27 - July 5, will see the Festival focus on virtual engagement, as well as moving its nationally-recognized quilt auction to an online format. The Festival's ever-popular Quilt Raffle and limited-edition apparel will also be available. Read the entire article. For more information go to https://www.kutztownfestival.com/
     Kutztown Folk Festival

WEATHER

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

Fair skies and a pretty day Thursday with the breeze not as gusty as yesterday. Highs in the upper 60s. Light east winds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

BARRY PETERSON'S RETIREMENT ZOOM PARTY
May 22
Barry Peterson is retiring, concluding 37 years of dedicated service at KU. He also graduated from Kutztown. Peterson has been an indispensable figure in the department, college and university; keeping electronic systems running, repairing countless items, researching equipment and guiding the next generation of media professionals through his calm, can-do, will-happen, no-problem demeanor and vast technical knowledge base. Please join us in wishing him farewell 1 p.m., Friday, May 22. Join Zoom Meeting: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92717189421: Meeting ID: 927 1718 9421
     Melissa Lincoln, Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER CLOSED
The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Medical emergencies call Public Safety 610-683-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Director of Health and Wellness Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

COACH’S CORNER: CROSS-COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD COACH RAY HOFFMAN

COACH’S CORNER: CROSS-COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD COACH RAY HOFFMAN
Coach's Corner is a weekly segment where fans get acquainted with Kutztown University head coaches. Our next coach in the spotlight is KU men's and women's cross country and track and field coach Ray Hoffman. Hoffman holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and earned his teacher certification in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg in 1994. He is also a coach in youth football and basketball. Read more.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK GRADUATION CEREMONY
A virtual graduation and pinning ceremony was held Friday, May 1, celebrating our 2020 DSW, MSW and BSW graduates. More than 230 connections were live for the ceremony which included graduates joined by family and friends. Each graduate was awarded a virtual pin to identify their degree. Thanks to Dr. Ed Hanna, Andrea Snyder and Mary Bononno for their hard work as well as our graduate assistants and social work faculty for helping make this event special for our graduates and their families.
http://www.kutztown.edu/socialwork
     John Vafeas, Department of Social Work

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

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.