Daily Brief

April 16, 2021

President Hawkinson, left in image, presents Caelan Brooks, right with the 2021 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence.

PHYSICS SENIOR WINS STATE SYSTEM AWARD
The Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence is conferred upon a graduating senior from one of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities. KU's Caelan Brooks was presented as the 2021 winner at the State System's virtual Board of Governors meeting on Thursday. Brooks, a physics major, marks the second-straight winner for KU and its Department of Physics. Brooks has conducted high quality physics research that has led to innovations in two separate areas of physics: atomic molecular and optical physics and biophysics. Her work has been recognized by multiple awards and by acceptances into some of the top physics doctorate programs in the world. Brooks will continue her education at Harvard University. Read.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Kutztown University Arts Society logo.

ARTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL CLASS
The Kutztown University Arts Society announced the six recipients of the new Schaeffer-Sharadin Fellows award, which includes the induction into the inaugural class of the KU Arts Hall of Fame. These inductees highlight the prominence of KU's relationship with the highest caliber artists and arts supporters. This year's inductees include Ellen Finks – KU Faculty Emeriti, Richard Wells – KU Faculty Emeriti, Willis M. Rapp – KU Faculty Emeriti, Eric Schaeffer ’84, Andrew M. Kish III ’07, and Karen TenEyck ’80. A formal induction ceremony will be held virtually at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, on Zoom. The event is free to attend and is open to the community. Zoom link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/s/91046326631. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

BIG ART DAY, April 19th 2021 6-8 PM: featuring Christina Taylor, Simone Evans and Josh Dannin. The block letter "G" has the KU Foundation, Kutztown University and KU AB, Kutztown  University Activities Board logos embedded in the lower portion.

BIG ART DAY
Mark your calendars for Big Art Day, where three Department of Art alumni come to KU and share their stories. Big Art Day is a longstanding art department tradition where current students can meet alumni, forge connections and ask questions. This year, Christina Taylor, Simone Evans and Josh Dannin will be joining us. BAD will be held on Zoom, 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 19. We hope to see you there. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97607404926
     Dorothy Siravo, Department of Art

WEATHER

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

Coastal low moves up the eastern seaboard and will give us a chance of rain in the afternoon. Does not look like a major threat for our region as the brunt of the precipitation will be well to our north. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds west at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 of an inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHARADIN ART EXHIBITIONS
The Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building will open the Department of Art Senior Exhibition for a preview from 5-8 p.m. during the KU Presents! outdoor concert by Poor Man's Gambit. Exhibition dates are April 16-26.
Other exhibits open Friday night:
- New Media Gallery (Atrium of Sharadin Arts): "Unfamiliar Hollows" a site-specific installation by freshman in professor Frazier 3D Design class.
- The Atrium Gallery: Solo exhibition of Joey Strain.
- The Brass Rail (across from Starbucks): Solo exhibition of Rogan English.
- The Student Union Gallery (behind Starbucks): "The Full Spectrum" juried student art exhibition.
- 183 West Main Street: "ReParenting" an exhibition of KU Alumni: Elizabeth Clark, Frankmarlin, Noelle Cheh and Bethany Riley.
     Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETIC CLUB VIRTUAL 5K
Dust off those sneakers and get ready to move in support of KU Athletics. Run, walk or bike anytime between April 17-24. Current students receive a discount. https://www.classy.org/event/2021-golden-bear-athletic-club-5k-event/e332501
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

A TALK WITH DR. TANER AKÇAM
Dr. Taner Akçam, historian and sociologist, is an international authority on the Armenian Genocide and a leader in human rights. This virtual lecture will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, April 19, via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public, and it is made possible through the generosity of Leon Ariyan ’95. Zoom information will be emailed prior to the event. For more information, please call 610-683-4110 or email info@kuf.org. https://www.kuf.org/events/2021/2021event_akcam-lecture
          Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, via Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91950007023. A meeting password is required to attend. Please contact Lisa Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu for the password.
     Lisa Brennen, University Curriculum Committee

SUMMER HOURS
As in past years, KU will initiate summer hours beginning Monday, May 10, the Monday following finals. These hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 20, a week before the start of classes. Summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch. Anyone who has a need to maintain the normal winter hours may submit a request through their supervisory line. Approval for such a request will be at the vice-presidential level and should be communicated to Human Resources.
     Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 16

6 p.m.

KU Presents!
Schaeffer Lawn - rear

April 16

6 p.m.

Full Spectrum Exhibition Reception
Zoom

April 17-24

 

Golden Bear Athletic Club Virtual 5K
Website

April 17

8:45 a.m.

Children’s Literature Conference
Zoom

April 19

2 p.m.

Nicole M. Wack Ed.D. dissertation defense
Virtual

April 19

6 p.m.

Big Art Day
Zoom

April 19

6:30 p.m.

Talk with Dr. Taner Akçam
Zoom: register here

April 19

7 p.m.

Music Mondays
KutztownUnivMusic

April 20

Noon

Kids and Money – PSECU Webinar
Register

April 21

Noon

Blood Drive
Register here.

April 21

1 p.m.

Jennifer Marshall, LSW, dissertation defense
Zoom Meeting ID: 844 2677 6666 Passcode: 6V39fk

April 21

4 p.m.

Visiting Artist Tip Toland demonstration
Zoom

April 21

4:30 p.m.

Chambliss Award Lecture: Dr. A. Fu
Zoom

April 22

11 a.m.

Open Forum: Culturally Engaging Campus Climates Zoom

April 22

1 p.m.

Visiting Artist Tip Toland lecture
Zoom

April 22

7 p.m.

Author A. S. King
Register

April 23

6 p.m.

KU Presents!
Schaeffer Lawn - rear

Date

Time

Event

April 16

noon

BB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

April 16

2:30 p.m.

W Tennis vs. Daemen
Keystone Courts

April 17

1 p.m.

SB vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

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     Tammy Starner Wert, University Relations

AFSCME 2234 MEMBERSHIP MEETING
AFSCME Local 2234 will hold their monthly membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday, April 19, via Zoom. An email with the link will be sent to the personal email on file. Please plan to attend.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME Local 2234

APRIL 21 BLOOD DRIVE
Blood supplies are low in our area due to COVID reducing the number of drives. The drive is open to the public. Returning and first-time donors are welcome. COVID mitigation measures will be in place. Appointment times available noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, O'Pake Field House. Pre-register for your time slot. https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81783
      Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCEDURES
Please continue to email all invoices for payment to apinvoice@kutztown.edu for processing in a timely manner. Continue to encourage vendors to utilize ACH enrollment instead of paper checks for timely receipt of payment. ACH enrollment forms can be located on the Accounts Payable website at: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable.html Signed and completed forms should be emailed to apinvoice@kutztown.edu for SAP vendor-profile updating. Thank you.
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable

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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