Daily Brief

April 27, 2021

Rectangular image: on the left on gold background are the words: Madison Mohr, Athletics, nominated by Matt Heffelfinger, Sports Information. The right of the image is maroon background with a headshot of Mohr and an image of a silver medallion in the upper right corner.

CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL: MADISON MOHR
Madison Mohr, Elizabethtown, Pa., is a sport management major graduating in May. She is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Silver Medal in the category of noteworthy achievements in athletics. Mohr brought positive regional and national recognition to the Kutztown University women's soccer program through her combined on-field and classroom performance. She is a three-time All-American, including First Team honors as a sophomore as one of the 12 best players in Division II. She is a three-time First Team All-Region player, three-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference First Team, is a two-time Team MVP and was KU's Female Freshman of the Year in 2017. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Kutztown University astronomy student, Tyler Fenske, stands in front of the C.R. Chambliss Astronomical Observatory telescope.

KU ASTRONOMY SENIOR CO-AUTHORS PEER-REVIEWED PAPER
Kutztown University astronomy senior Tyler Fenske of Wayne, N.J., co-authored his first peer-reviewed paper in The Astronomical Journal, titled "TESS Delivers Five New Hot Giant Planets Orbiting Bright Stars from the full-frame Images." He worked with professor Phillip Reed. Fenske contributed telescope observations using the C. R. Chambliss Astronomical Observatory on KU's campus. His analyses confirmed the sizes of two new exoplanets, TOI-1601 b and TOI-1333 b, both of which orbit sub-giant stars that are each about two times the size of our sun. The work was done while participating in the laboratory component of KU's course on Exoplanets (AST 242) in Fall 2020. Fenske will graduate this May. Read the paper here.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Finally, a real taste of spring weather coming behind a dry warm front. Fair skies and temperatures in the mid-70s today. Enjoy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU FOOTBALL GET IN THE GAME MARROW REGISTRY DRIVE
Be part of the team and help save lives by joining with the Kutztown University football team by signing up for their annual "Be the Match Registry," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, at the O'Pake Fieldhouse. KU student-athletes are asking their fellow Golden Bears, to come out and help support this life-saving cause. Fifteen minutes and a cheek swab could save a life.
     Marcel Quarterman, Department of Athletics

COMMUNICATION STUDIES/SMS SENIOR SHOWCASE

The Department of Communication Studies is proud to celebrate the research and graduation of the Class of 2021. Graduating seniors in COM and SMS will present their capstone projects in a virtual Senior Showcase 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. Please contact Diana Ebersole (ebersole@kutztown.edu) for virtual session details. Congratulations seniors.
     Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

COVID-19 RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE

This webinar is designed to prepare employees physically and psychologically to return to work after being on leave or working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will be updated regularly as new guidelines and information are released. 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 4, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27806
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):
     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2021-0031

NEW - Groundskeeper/Laborer Tu-Sat (internal)

Full Time

5/1/21

2021-0032

NEW - Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Full Time

5/23/21

2021-0029

Associate Director of Housing and Dining

Full Time

5/2/21

2021-0027

Assistant to the Sr Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Full Time

5/2/21

2021-0024

Assistant Director, DSO - Assistive and Computer Technologies

Full Time

5/2/21

2021-0006

Assistant Director Facilities Energy Services and Utilities

Full Time

Continuous

Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary Part Time

5/31/21

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

OOC 2021-005

Assistant Director of Group Benefits & Retirement Programs

Full Time

5/5/21

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 27

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Be the Match Registry
O’Pake Fieldhouse

April 27

11 a.m.

FDI April 2021 Discussion Given by James Jackson
Zoom

April 27

4 p.m.

UGRC Faculty Mentorship Awards Ceremony
101 Academic Forum, Zoom

April 28

5-7 p.m.

COM and SMS Senior Showcase
Virtual

April 28

7:30 p.m.

Arts Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Class
Zoom

April 29

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Committee Meetings
Zoom Meeting ID: 917 0127 7191 Passcode: 244625

April 29

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Plenary Session
Zoom Meeting ID: 935 0919 3766 Passcode: 572185

April 29

3 p.m.

ICC Campus Climate Survey Open Forum
Zoom

April 29

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472 Passcode: 400956

April 30

6 p.m.

KU Presents! Performance
Schaeffer Lawn - rear

May 5

Noon to 7 p.m.

Miller-Keystone: Final Blood Drive of Semester
Student Recreation Center: Pre-register

Date

Time

Event

April 28

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

FDI APRIL 2021 DISCUSSION GIVEN BY JAMES JACKSON
The Frederick Douglass Institute presents the April 2021 discussion: "The Influence of Freemasonry in Forming Black Racial Identity: A Cultural and Historical Perspective," given by Dr. James Jackson, 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 27, via Zoom. Please join us for our final discussion for the 2020-2021 academic year.
      Kim Shively, Frederick Douglass Institute

FDI ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MUSIC COMPOSITION WINNERS
The Frederick Douglass Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the "Celebrating Black Female Composers" Music Composition Contest for 2020-21:
– First prize goes to Aaron Springer.
– Second prize to the Center City Drive Band.
– Third prize to Khalid Akeel-Guiden.
– Honorable mentions for Jodi Dorsett and Ishmail Ebo.
– High school prize winner is Anna Gutzler (Wilson H.S.).
Normally, there is a concert to celebrate the musicians and their works, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are presenting links to their compositions through the FDI website. Congratulations to all the winners.
     Kim Shively, Frederick Douglass Institute

ACCOMMODATIONS

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