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May 5, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

 

Dr. Anne Zayaitz named provost 

Dr. Anne Zayaitz has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, effective immediately. The appointment was announced today by Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president. Zayaitz, who will serve as the university's chief academic officer and as a member of the president's cabinet, will be second-in-command for the institution. Her position serves as the main advocate for student success and the pursuit of academic excellence, with oversight of educational, scholarly service and research initiatives throughout the division of Academic Affairs. This will include oversight of the university's academic colleges and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.
(Read the full story here.)



KU Alpha Kappa Delta 2016

Congratulations to the following sociology majors and minors who were inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society on April 28:
Jacob Homan, Destiny Distasio, Kayla Miller, Michelle Perna, Lisa Drusedum, Allison Schray, Alison Kopsco, Jessica Moore, Lindsey Hessmiller, Sha'Vohn Gibbs, Jocelyn Ascenscio, and Kaylie Shambo, Erin Brown and Alexis Wolf (not pictured).
Also honored at the induction dinner were Jessica Morrow and Kelly Stumpf, recipients of the Alpha Kappa Delta Outstanding Senior award.
                Dr. Joleen Greenwood and Dr. Mauricia John, co-faculty advisors of AKD




 Christopher Madden DelVal Geographical Assoc

The KU Department of Geography was represented at the Delaware Valley Geographical Association's annual spring dinner and awards meeting on Friday, April 29, by senior Christopher Madden, who received the Award for Outstanding Student in Geography at KU - graduating class of 2016. Christopher was chosen as a recipient of the DVGA Award based on his academic record and for his research work with Dr. Michael Davis entitled "Oscillations in the Winter Polar Jet Stream Over North America," which he presented at AAG conference in San Francisco. Please join us in congratulating this outstanding geography student!




 KU Modern Languages awards 2016
 
MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES BESTOWS GRAD AWARDS
On Tuesday, April 26, the Modern Language Studies Department recognized its outstanding graduates. From left: Matt Bello, Cultural Ambassador Award; Peter Murray, Outstanding Student in German Award; Kelly Esslinger, Cultural Ambassador Award; Matthew Kuna, The Linda Oswald-Bogert Memorial Award. Not pictured: Amber Weber, Outstanding Student in Spanish Award.

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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10 a.m.

College of Education Dean Candidate #4 Open Forum, 183 MSU

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

And the beat goes on. Another mainly cloudy day. If we see any breaks of sun, consider it a bonus. Rain showers at any time as a low pressure ever so slowly meanders across the area. Remaining cool. Highs in the mid-50s. Northeast breezes 5 to 10 mph.
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

May 4, 2013: The KU softball team wins the PSAC championship with a 10-7 win over California (Pa.) in 10 innings.  It is the first conference championship in the team's history.  After that, the Golden Bears would win eight straight games to advance to the NCAA Division II Championship where they lost to Central Oklahoma, 5-2, in nine innings. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

JEFFREY DELONG
KU is saddened to announce the passing of Jeffrey DeLong, retired electrician at KU for more than 32 years.  DeLong began his employment in 1971 and retired in 2003.  Information on services will be provided as soon as it is available. 




  

KU CAMPUS STORE FIRST FRIDAY DISCOUNT TOMORROW
KU Campus Store - Receive 20% off all KU apparel and gift items tomorrow for our First Friday Discount Day! 



  

CLINICAL SERVICES SUMMER HOURS
May 9 - Aug 26:  Open Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - noon and 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Health & Wellness Center, Beck Hall, first floor.




 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEAN SEARCH CANDIDATES
May 5
Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Education will visit campus over the next few weeks. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus.
http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/dean-search.htm
May 5 - Candidate 4




 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER CERTIFICATE COMPLETION
The following students have completed a Career Development Center Certificate

Spring 2016 Career Success Certificate: Brianna Bennett, Alyssa Boswell, Sarah Elwert, Emily Englehart, Danielle Gentile, Sha'Vohn Gibbs, Nicole Immordino, LaDira Jefferson, Amanda Koye, Sia'niya Murray, Lamont Riley, Megan Ritter, Jasmine Robinson, James Rossi, Breanna Rucker, Vanessa Schab, Allison Schray, Ashley Shields, Sean Wallace and Saige Zaborski.

Spring 2016 Career Exploration Certificate: Madison Carlucci
                Linda Kerschner, Career Development Center




 
READING PHILLIES TICKETS AVAILABLE
Reading Phillies Baseball Game tickets are available for Fightin' Phils vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday, June 3, 7:05 p.m., at the First Energy Stadium. General Admission seating tickets brought to you by AFSCME and The United Labor Council of Reading Berks County. Please contact 610-683-4540 for tickets.




 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

KU SOFTBALL GETS AT-LARGE BID TO NCAA TOURNAMENT
The wait is over and the season continues for Kutztown University softball. KU earned an at-large bid and the No. 6 seed in the Atlantic Region Tournament, and will face No. 3 West Chester University in a First Round matchup on Thursday, May 5, at noon at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. 
Get all the details here.
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

LACROSSE CLUB HEADED TO NATIONAL ELITE EIGHT
The Kutztown University men's lacrosse club (11-2) won the Division II Keystone Conference championship on Sunday, May 1, with a 9-6 win over Penn State Altoona at California University of Pa.  The win allows the team to move on to the National Elite Eight Tournament to be held at the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., beginning Saturday, May 7. Kutztown University plays in the National College Lacrosse League.  For complete information on the national tournament, visit www.ncllax.com/2016-playoff-information  

 


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