Daily Brief

April 19, 2022

Issac Reiter holding the Chambliss Academic Achievement Gold Medal certificate in front of wallpaper with the Kutztown University logo

Isaac Reiter – Gold Medal

Isaac Reiter, from Fleetwood, Pa., is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Gold Medal for successfully-completed research project(s). Reiter is an Honors student majoring in mathematics and graduating in May. Reiter has been an active researcher and presenter in the areas of cryptography, number theory and graph theory. These areas of interest, along with his experience in computer programming, has led to two general research projects. His work with a project involving playing card cryptosystem led to a new discovery of vulnerabilities in current cryptosystems. His findings allowed him to improve the security of Card Chameleon and has created a new secure and efficient playing card system called VICCard. In his other project that focused on problems of graph theory, a field of discrete mathematics that studies network structure, Reiter has demonstrated an exceptional research ability. He currently has two publications on his research in reputable professional journals, a third publication in an undergraduate journal and has an Honors capstone thesis. He has presented his research at local conferences, graduate student seminars and regional and national professional conferences. Reiter intends to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics and has a goal of becoming a professor.

University Relations

Masked female student presenting her research project to a small group of onlookers

Geology Students Present Research at Geological Society of America Meeting

Drs. Kurt Friehauf, Adrienne Oakley, and Jacob Sewall (Physical Sciences – Geology program) on March 20-22, 2022 presented research with Kutztown University undergraduate geology majors Kahlan Tripp (’22), Marissa Loftus (’22), Lauren Delong (’22), Pamela Edris (’22), and Noah Workman (’23) at the Northeastern sectional meeting of the Geological Society of America in Lancaster, Pa.
- Tripp, Friehauf, and Newlander, A correlative microscopic study of jasper from southeastern Pennsylvanian Native American jasper quarries: finding persistent characteristics of stone for tracking prehistoric trade routes.
- Loftus and Sewall, Early Silurian patch reef in the rose hill formation of central Pennsylvania.
- Delong, Dovin, Cox, Workman, Hand, Sewall, and Sherrod, Paleochannels in the Kutztown University Ronald R. Rhein environmental study area.
- Edris, Oakley, Cornell, and Palkendo, Assessment of acid leachate from a confined disposal facility to an impaired salt marsh on Chincoteague Bay, Virginia.

Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Sciences


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Proven Strategies to Build Your Business on LinkedIn

In this webinar, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, you will learn to optimize your LinkedIn profile to boost business opportunities, post solid content to attract prospective customers and referral partners, use quick and easy engagement techniques to nurture your network, and more. This webinar will help you understand strategies that will benefit your LinkedIn profile.


Creating Your Ideal Buyer Persona to Help You Capture Digital Marketing Success

In this webinar, 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, you will learn why buyer personas are so important, how to create buyer personas, how to segment your buyers, and create a name and story for your ideal buyer. This webinar will also discuss how to identify buyers challenges, frustrations and goals. 


Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 19 Noon International Careers and Languages Panel
287 Old Main | Zoom
April 19 7:30 p.m. Single Reed Concert
Georgian Room
April 20 8 a.m. Well-Being is Fire
April 20 9 a.m. KU Inspires-A Celebration of Research/Creativity
Rohrbach Library and 183 MSU
April 20 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym Student Recreation Center
April 20 11 a.m. Open Hour with Provost
East Concourse, Old Main
April 20 4 p.m. UGRC Faculty Mentorship Award Ceremony
183 McFarland Student Union | Zoom
April 20 6 p.m. KU Arts Society Induction Ceremony
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 20 7 p.m. Voccola & O'Brien Book Reading
183 McFarland Student Union
April 20 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: Pinchas Zuckerman Trio
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 21 11 a.m. Elder Care Workshop
260 Boehm | Zoom 932 5919 5199 PC: 175964
April 22 5 p.m. Wind Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 23 8:30 a.m. KU Children's Literature Conference
McFarland Student Union
April 25 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Schaeffer Auditorium

Date Time Event
April 20 3 p.m. Men's Tennis vs. PSU Berks
Keystone Courts
April 20 5:30 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. ESU
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 22 10 a.m. Women's Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 23 10 a.m. Women's Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 23 Noon Baseball vs. ESU (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 23 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 23 2 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Davis & Elkins
Keystone Courts


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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