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May 1, 2017


The Daily Brief

Adam Cooper, Silver Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award
Adam Cooper, of Palmyra, Pa., has been awarded a Silver Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award from Kutztown University.  Cooper graduated from Kutztown in December 2016 with a double major in Environmental Science and Geology.  He received the award for his successfully completed research projects.  Cooper's research centered on the documentation of environmental change in the region of Greenbackville, Va. He researched the formation of salt marshes in the area.  Over the past three years, he has presented his findings at conferences in both Denver and Baltimore for the Geological Society of America, as well as at the Restore America's Estuaries National Summit.  Cooper is a dean's list scholar, a four-time National Science Foundation STEM Scholarship recipient, a co-author on 8 published professional abstracts and is a College of Liberal Arts and Science STAR Student.  Adam was unable to attend the Chambliss Award Ceremony as he is working out of state.   

(Each Chambliss Award recipient will be individually featured in the Daily Brief throughout the next two weeks.)  

Please join the Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies in congratulating the following students: Nicole Fetchko, Ryan Mager, John Kleiner, Thomas Klinger , on winning the Sport management Case Competition at the 2017 PA Sport Business Conference.     
Please join the Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies in congratulating the following students: Nicole Fetchko, Ryan Mager, John Kleiner, Thomas Klinger , on winning the Sport management Case Competition at the 2017 PA Sport Business Conference. Two KU teams participated in the 2017 PA Sport Business Conference (PASBC) Case competition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 20, 2017. One of the KU teams won the 1st place of the Case competition. The other team (3rd place): Clay Domine, Courtney Chinworth, Dean Bocci. The case is about providing marketing strategies, sponsorship evaluation, and business environment analysis to the Pocono Raceway. Drs. Soojin Kim and Yongjae Kim co-advised both teams.  

Eight students from the Special Education Department in the College of Education presented their original research at the National Association for Professional Development Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. Eight students from the Special Education Department in the College of Education presented their original research at the National Association for Professional Development Schools Conference in Washington, D.C.    
Photo:  L to R Alison Weaver, Autumn Booths, Taylor Lahey, Cheyene Stohl, Alyssa Blasko, Andrew Seagraeves, Heather Luster. (not pictured Kelly Wall)  
Eight students from the Special Education Department in the College of Education presented their original research at the National Association for Professional Development Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. Student research was supported by Dr. Nicole Johnson, Dr. Wendy Rogers, and Dr. Cynthia Stunkard.    



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7:30 p.m.             Senior Piano Recital, Schaeffer Auditorium



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


High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic coast will allow a warm front to pass during the day. Southerly winds will make temperatures increase before a closed low passes overnight. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds south at 6-10 mph.




Please welcome the following individual who starts their career with KU this week. 
Karen Colburn, Interlibrary Loan Periodicals Technician
                Human Resources

The Rohrbach Library is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Colburn to our staff!  Karen is the new Library Technician in the Interlibrary Loan/Periodicals department replacing longtime employee Joanne Bucks who retired in March.  Please join us in welcoming Karen to our library team and the KU community! 
                Martha Stevenson, Director - Rohrbach Library

The Office of University Relations promotes Kutztown University through a variety of internal and external media. Our Office of Sports Information provides extensive coverage on KU's 21 NCAA varsity sports. Visit to access news, live stats, sign up for text alerts on your favorite Golden Bear teams, get links to broadcasts, telecasts, social media and much more.
                Matt Santos, director, University Relations

The Veteran's Services Center would like to extend a very special thank you to all who participated in our end of year picnic, and helped us raise $231 for our Veteran's Emergency Fund! This fund is a lifeline for veteran/military-affiliated students in crisis, and we are humbled and touched by your generosity. We are proud to be a part of such a caring community.
                Veteran's Services

The search committee for director for First -Year Experience invites faculty, staff and students to open forums with the candidates for this position. Please consider joining us as your feedback is important to the search process. The candidate's resumes are available in the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) Rohrbach Library 26 and also will be available at the open forum.
-Wednesday, May 3       2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at MSU 183
-Tuesday, May 9               2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at AF 101
-Wednesday, May 10     3 - 4 p.m. at MSU 183
                Valerie Reidout, on behalf of the search committee for the director for First -Year Experience

Faculty and staff are encouraged to support the 2017 Class Gift by making a donation and also by spreading the word among the student body about how philanthropy and giving back to your institution truly does make a difference. For more information, or to make a gift yourself, please visit the class gift website at The class gift committee, along with future Golden Bears, thank you for your help and contribution.  Let's all pay it forward to continue to make Kutztown University great!




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KU Middle States Working Group VI members are Gerald Silberman (liaison), Matthew Delaney (co-chair), Edward Simpson (co-chair), Terry Brown, Camille DeMarco, Albert Fu, Stephen Hensler, Joshua Miller, Trisha Scarcia-King, Carol Sztaba, Kenneth Teitelbaum, Karen Thayer, John Wabby, Karen Wanamaker and Michele White.  This Working Group is charged with examining relevant documents, policies, procedures, and processes and making recommendations for institutional improvement related to planning, resource allocation, and institutional improvement.  For more information on KU's ten-year Middle States self study, visit




Below you will find events scheduled for the current week.  Events further out are located in the "In Case You Missed It" section.  If you don't see your event, please submit it to us at

May 1, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
President Hawkinson's free hour Monday, May 1 has been cancelled. Free hours occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
                Office of the President

May 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Clay Club will hold its Spring Sale in the lobby of Old Main. Spectacular ceramic artwork made by members of Kutztown's ceramics community will be offered for sale. These unique creations make great Mother's Day gifts.

May 3, 9 a.m.
Justin Price, senior forensics examiner, FBI Computer Analysis and Response Team, will be discussing the digital forensic program, capabilities, casework, a "typical" day and opportunities 9 - 9:50 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, 203 AF. Please feel free to also invite your students.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

May 4
The College of Business will host its fourth candidate for dean Thursday, May 4. The candidate's vita can be found at  (Kutztown University login credentials are required to access link).
                College of Business

May 4, 4 p.m.
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in 103 AF.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:45 p.m.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

May 4, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Clay Club will be hosting a Therapy Night and Picnic in the Ceramics Studio, 108 SH, and in the courtyard outside the studio. Everyone is invited to join us for Henna tattoos, pet therapy, hand massages, clay activities, and yoga. Veggie burgers and spring rolls will be available. Yoga will start at 7 p.m. - bring a towel.

April 24 - May  5
Open Enrollment for PASSHE benefits (non-PEBTF employees) will be held April 24 through May 5. Open Enrollment e-mails indicating "What's New for 07/01/17" were sent to employees on 04/21/17. The e-mail directs employees to the State System website for detailed plan information. All changes should be made through Employee Self-Service; no action is required if you wish to remain in the same medical plan and have no dependent changes. Changes made during the Open Enrollment window will have an effective date of July 1. 
                Jean E. Adam, benefits manager




Jordan Morgan
The Chicago Bears used their fifth-round selection - 147th overall - on Kutztown University's own Jordan Morgan in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday afternoon outside of the Philadelphia Art Museum and in front of Morgan's hometown fans.  Morgan is the fourth player in school history to be selected in the NFL Draft. The last Golden Bear to be drafted into the NFL was linebacker John Mobley, who was selected in the first round of the 1996 draft by the Denver Broncos.  Don Shaver was the first Golden Bear to be drafted, taken in the seventh round in 1981 by the Minnesota Vikings, while Andre Reed was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round in 1985.


Softball at PSAC Championships, Quakertown, Pa.

Track & Field at PSAC Championships, Bloomsburg, Pa.

Wednesday, May 3
3 p.m.   Baseball vs. Chestnut Hill - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Friday, May 5
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Bloomsburg (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)



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