Daily Brief

April 19, 2023

State System Presidents Sign Pledge to Spotlight Statewide Higher Ed Partnerships

Leadership of statewide community colleges and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities work collaboratively to help students achieve their educational goals. Regional representatives of Pennsylvania community colleges and universities from PASSHE held a news conference Monday, April 17, at Lehigh Carbon Community College to sign a pledge demonstrating their commitment to provide high quality affordable academic and career education programs and to contribute to the development of a highly skilled competitive workforce in the commonwealth. President Hawkinson (left) is shown with Emma Hope (center), LCCC student and an All-PA Academic Team recipient who is expected to graduate from LCCC in May and plans to transfer to Kutztown University, and Dr. Ann D. Bieber, president of Lehigh Carbon Community College (right).

University Relations


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

High pressure builds to our south allowing for fair skies and ample sunshine. High temperature near 63.



Our thoughts are with Holly Fox and Craig Biedler as they mourn the passing of their father and father-in-law. Ira F. "Bud" Zimmerman, 83, of Fleetwood, Pa. passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 15. The obituary may be viewed here. 

Software Development, Information Technology

Completion of the First Destination Survey for Students

Faculty and staff, please remind graduating students to complete their First Destination Career Outcomes Survey in Handshake before graduation and again at three and six months.  Employer and graduate school information is shared with academic departments for your use and benefit.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the April 2023 Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

University Senate Election Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and thanks to those of you who applied for the available positions. The results of the elections are below. The candidates with the most votes won the election. There was a tie for VPA COC, so a run-off election was held. Congratulations to the following Senators. 
- Elected to VPA SPRC, Pierette Kulpa
- Elected to COE SPRC, Catherine McGeehan
- Elected to COB SPRC, Mostafa Masky
- Elected to LAS GAB, Anthony Bleach
- Elected to COB GAB, Muratcan Erkul
- Elected to COE GAB, Christopher Bloh
- Elected to VPA COC, Diana Ebersole

Julia L. Hovanec, University Senate


Ashley Sullivan Dissertation Defense

We are pleased to announce that Ashley Sullivan, MSW, LCSW, will be defending her doctor of social work dissertation titled “Assessing Clinical Social Workers’ Self-Efficacy Regarding Perinatal Mental Health Disorders” 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, via Zoom. 

Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 19 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
April 19 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! Laura Benanti
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 20 11 a.m. Employee Planetarium Matinee Show
Grim Science Building
April 20 11 a.m. Elder Care Workshop
260 Boehm Science Center
April 20 11 a.m. Lunchtime Concert
Center for Mallet Percussion Research
April 21 9 a.m. Big Art Day
120 Sharadin Arts Building
April 21 4 p.m. UGRC Faculty Awards
13G Schaeffer Auditorium
April 23 3 p.m. Out of the Darkness Walk
Date Time Event
April 19 Noon Women’s Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 21 2 p.m. Softball vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 22 12 p.m. Baseball vs. Shippensburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 22 1 p.m. Softball vs. Mansfield (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

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