Daily Brief

Aug. 28, 2023

The president's dog, Wynnie, in a birthday hat

Wynnie’s Birthday Party

Join Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, in their backyard to wish, Wynnie, the official first dog of KU, a happy birthday.

Office of the President


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

High pressure remains in control for most of the day. An upper level trough swings through by the evening which could bring some showers. Mostly cloudy conditions are expected. High temperature near 77.


Reichert-Rex Named Senior Executive Associate to the President

We are pleased to announce Pamela Reichert-Rex has been named Senior Executive Associate to the President. Pam joined the Office of the President more than 10 years ago and has played a key role during the transition of Toyia Heyward to her new position at the State System. Please join us in congratulating Pam on her promotion.

University Relations

Academic Chairs and Secretaries List

The updated Academic Department Chairs and Secretaries list has been uploaded to the Provost, Academic Affairs website under Resources and Forms/Faculty and Staff Resources.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Return Discontinued Multiday Parking Hangtags

Departments: Please return all orange-colored multiday parking hangtags as they are no longer valid. You may drop them off or return them via campus mail to: KU Business Services, 107 Academic Forum.

KU Business Services

KU Biology Students Publish Class Research Project in Journal of Helminthology

Two Kutztown University Biology Major students published the experiment they helped design as part of their BIO 270 Research Methods in Biology class. Billie Kantner, B.S. Biology – Organismal Biology/Ecology, and Emely Santos, B.S. Biology – Allied Health, were co-authors of a Short Communication, along with KU faculty Dr. Alexander Hernandez and his research collaborators at Rodale Institute and the University of Minnesota at Morris.
The article was published July 2023 in the Journal of Helminthology: Alexander D. Hernandez, Bille Kantner, Emely Santos, Sara Major, Rick Carr, Yuzhi Li (2023) The number of Oesophagostomum spp. larvae recovered in coprocultures varies with media used. Journal of Helminthology 97: e55.

Alexander Hernandez, Department of Biology

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Aug. 28 4 p.m. Wynnie's Birthday Party
backyard, President's House
Aug. 31 11 a.m.  Unity Rally
Schaeffer Lawn 

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