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May 3, 2017


The Daily Brief

Jordan Morgan
Jordan Morgan of Philadelphia, Pa., has been awarded a Silver Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award.  Morgan graduated in December 2016 as a leisure and sport studies major. He received the award for his noteworthy achievements in athletics. While a member of Kutztown University's football team, Jordan won the Gene Upshaw Award, as the top Division II lineman in the nation.  He has twice been named to the All-America First Team and is the first offensive lineman in conference history to be named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Year. Jordan participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this past march and was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Trevor Arnold
Trevor Arnold, of Tamaqua, Pa., has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award.  Arnold is graduating this spring with a degree in communication studies. He received the award for his successfully completed research projects. This past year, Arnold completed a full research study on the stereotypical gender portrayals used in Instagram clothing ads. He presented his findings at the 2016 Eastern Communication Association convention in Baltimore, Md. As the result of his achievements with this research, and other projects like it, Arnold has received the AT&T Communication Scholarship, a Board of Governors Tuition Waiver and a research grant through the university. Arnold will be attending a master's program in the fall with the goal of eventually being a university professor.

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

Photo left to right:  Dr. Richard Courtney, Chair of Geography; Zachary Lawlor; Dr. Jerry Griffith and Dr. Moira Conway, Department of Geography faculty.
Photo left to right:  Dr. Richard Courtney, Chair of Geography; Zachary Lawlor; Dr. Jerry Griffith and Dr. Moira Conway, Department of Geography faculty.

At the spring meeting of the Delaware Valley Geographical Association on Friday, April 28, geography major Zachary Lawlor was recognized as the Kutztown University DVGA award winner of the Outstanding Student in Geography. Lawlor is a senior in the Applied Geography track. For his undergraduate thesis, he mapped violent crime rates in the city of Philadelphia and then correlated the crimes with different neighborhood characteristics.  For his internship, Lawlor mapped the storm water network of Emmaus, Pa.  He also participates in the Weather Forecasting Contest at KU and provides periodic radio broadcasts on Kutztown University Radio.  All this while carrying 15 credits at KU and working part time at Wegman's in the produce department. When on campus, he can always be found in the same green chair outside the GIS lab. After graduation, Lawlor anticipates applying for graduate school in geography. Please join us in celebrating Zachary Lawlor.




(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9 a.m. Digital Forensics at the FBI, AF 203
9:30 a.m. Computer Science Project Presentation, MSU 223
1 p.m. Computer Science Poster Presentation, MSU 223
2:30 p.m. First-Year Experience Director Candidate Open Forum, MSU 183
3 p.m. Baseball vs. Chestnut Hill, North Campus Field
5 - 6:30 p.m. Communication Studies Senior Showcase, Georgian Room, OM
7:30 p.m. Commercial Ensemble Recital, Schaeffer Auditorium




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


A cold front will pass during the day but moisture will be limited. Some stratocumulus in the morning but they will thin by the afternoon. Partly cloudy and windy conditions expected. High temperature in the low-60s. Winds west at 6-12 mph, gusting to 20 mph.




Friday, May 5 - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 7 - 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Monday, May 8 through Thursday May 11 - 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, May 12 - 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14 - CLOSED

Sell back any textbooks to KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace now through May 12. Please encourage your students to keep their used books on campus.

May 3, 5 p.m.
The Communication Studies department presents the Spring 2017 Senior Showcase. The semester-long research of 98 graduating seniors will be presented at an Open House Poster Session today, May 3, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main.




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 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 3, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The computer science students will be presenting their senior projects on Wednesday, May 3 in MSU 223. The presentations will be 9:30 a.m. - noon and the poster session will be 1 - 3 p.m.. Please stop by to see computer science senior projects.
                Lisa Frye, chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

May 3, 2:30 p.m.
May 9, 2:30 p.m.
May 10, 3 p.m.
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

May 3, 7:30 p.m.
May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensemble II, I and the Pop Ensemble will present concerts this week!  KU Commercial Ensemble will play the music of the Beatles, John Mayer, Ray Charles, Buffalo Springfield, Amy Winehouse and others Wednesday, May 3 and finally Jazz Ensemble I will perform pieces written for the band, New York Voices, Gordon Goodwin and many others, Thursday, May 4.  All events begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium and are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Kevin Kjos, director of jazz studies, at

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 the link).
                College of Business

May 4, 2 p.m.
It's official! After 17 years of service to KU, Dr. William J. Mowder, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, is retiring on June 1.  To celebrate, the university community is invited to stop by Sharadin Atrium Lobby on Thursday, May 4 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. for a slice of cake and to congratulate Bill on his retirement.
                Michelle Kiec, associate dean, CVPA

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.
The Philosophy Club welcomes Dr. David Hershenov, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo, to campus on Thursday, May 4.  Dr. Hershenov will present "The Moment that You Die and Cease to Exist" at 6 p.m. in MSU 312.
                Joseph Jedwab, club adviser; Laura Berkel, club president

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





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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