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May 5, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

Joyce Kutz Wehr

1946 Keystonia  
The Kutztown University Foundation has received a $2.4 million bequest from the estate of Joyce Kutz Wehr '46.  It is the largest gift in the history of Kutztown University.  The funds will go into the Charles A. and Joyce Kutz Wehr '46 Endowed Scholarship, which is available to full-time KU students majoring in either elementary or secondary education who exhibit qualities of academic excellence necessary to be a successful teacher. 
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Alaina Curry Alaina Curry (left), of York, Pa., has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award. Curry is graduating this spring with a degree in biology/pre-med. She received the award for her noteworthy achievements in athletics. Curry was honored as a Second Team All-America women's soccer forward this year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She has been a starting player for the Kutztown University women's soccer team for the past four years. She has played in more than 60 games, which is a tie for the fourth-most in school history. Curry was an integral part of the team's success in both the Atlantic Regional Championship and it's first ever NCAA Final Four appearance this past fall.    
Kayla Fusselman (right), of Kempton, Pa., has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award. Fusselman is a graduating this month with a degree in art education. She received the award for her outstanding service to the Kutztown University community. As a part of her Honors Thesis, Kayla collaborated with fellow Chambliss Award-winner Emma Billig to publish a book on the history of KU. The book was highlighted throughout the university's Sesquicentennial Celebration. She has received media coverage from numerous local outlets and even presented the book at an alumni event in Atlanta, Ga. Her next project will be to write a children's book.  Kayla Fusselman

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


 
Austin Stoudt and Dr. Robyn UnderwoodCarly Plesic and Danielle Cannon
L to R:  Austin Stoudt, Dr. Robyn Underwood, Carly Plesic and Danielle Cannon

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITAL
Three Kutztown University students took their research to the Pa. state capital on April 25. Danielle Cannon, Carly Plesic and Austin Stoudt participated in the annual Undergraduate Research at the Capital event.
Read their story here.   


   

2017 Summer Sessions KU SUMMER SESSIONS
Faculty, please encourage your students to consider summer sessions at KU.  Registration and information can be found at www.kutztown.edu/summer
Session I              May 31 - June 29
Session II             July 10 - Aug. 10
10 Week              May 31 - Aug. 10  


 
Spring 2017 Air Products Community Internship Scholarship winners
AIR PRODUCTS COMMUNITY INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Career Development Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Air Products Community Internship Scholarship winners. Pictured are winners who attended a recognition breakfast with Air Products representative, Rachel Roland (center). Rachel is a KU alumna who serves as KU's Career Champion. Congrats to the following winners: Lindsey Hessmiller, Nadine Paparella, Margaret Shope, Kassidy Rineer, Kayla Mellinger, Nicole Smithson, Katie Pressler and Cynthia Salcedo

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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7:30 p.m. University Orchestra Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Copious amounts of atmospheric moisture being brought in from the passing low pressure system to our west. Rain may be heavy at times. Weather models suggest a potential dry slot by the afternoon which could potentially decrease rainfall. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds east at 11-13 mph. Rainfall between .75-1" with higher amounts in heavy rain bands.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA TONIGHT
May 5, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Orchestra will present a free concert tonight, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.


  
TROMBONE CHOIR CONCERT
May 7, 1:30 p.m.
The KU & Community Trombone Choir will present their Spring semester concert on Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 in 114 Schaeffer (Richard G. Wells Rehearsal Room). The concert will feature music from movies, marches, as well as a premiere. See you there.
                Daniel Neuenschwander, director of bands


 
DR. ANITA MEEHAN RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
May 9, 12 - 2 p.m.
Please join us in honoring Dr. Anita Meehan, professor and former chair of the Psychology Department. She is retiring at the end of the spring semester. A retirement reception with cake and refreshments will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from noon - 2 p.m. in MSU 250.


 
STUDENT REC CENTER FINALS WEEK HOURS
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following special hours during finals week:

  Rec Center Pool
Monday, May 8 - Wednesday, May 10 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.                regular pool hours
Thursday, May 11 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.,
noon-1 p.m.,
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, May 12 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.,
noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14 Closed Closed
     

 
Group exercise classes will conclude on Thursday, May 11. Cheryl will continue to teach BodyPump on Monday and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. through June 14. JoAnn will continue to teach Yoga on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15 p.m. through the summer.

Monday, May 15                              Summer hours begin, Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
***POOL IS CLOSED FROM MAY 15 - AUGUST 26 FOR MAINTENANCE***


 
DON'T THROW THAT OUT
May 8 - 12
The Women's Center is again sponsoring Don't Throw That Out from May 8 - May 12. The following donations will be accepted: food, personal care items, toys, clothing (no winter clothing), art supplies, paper goods and cleaning supplies. Items can be dropped off at the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at Residence Hall donation boxes.


 
COMMUNICATION DESIGN MFA SHOW, MILLER GALLERY
Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2 - 4 p.m.
The Communication Design department announces the opening of "Evolve", the MFA design show on Sunday, May 7, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Miller Gallery. Refreshments will be served. The show is on view from Saturday, May 6, - Friday, May 12.

 

 

MIDDLE STATES MOMENT


Middle States Commission on Higher Education Logo
MIDDLE STATES MOMENT (NO. 12)
KU Middle States Working Group VII members are Anne Zayaitz (liaison), Deryl Johnson (co-chair), Martha Stevenson (co-chair), Andrew Arnold, Charles Blocksidge, Nicholas Christy, Lorri Engstrom, Laura Fahy, John Green, Keshav Gupta, Mauricia John, John Nadolski, Matthew Volker and Jennifer Weidman. This Working Group is charged with examining relevant documents, policies, procedures, and processes and making recommendations for institutional improvement related to governance, leadership, and administration of the University. For more information on KU's ten-year Middle States self study, visit www.kutztown.edu/middlestates

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

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 dbrief@kutztown.edu.
  
PASSHE OPEN ENROLLMENT
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


 
DR. CLAIRE VAN ENS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
May 9, 1 - 3 p.m.
Please stop by the Old Main Lobby, next to the Women's Center, on May 9 from 1 - 3 p.m. and join in the celebration of the retirement of Claire Van Ens, Chair of Communication Studies, former director of Women's and Gender Studies, and former director of the Women's Center. Bring your favorite Claire stories and help shower her with laughter and love.
                Mary J Bononno, University Senate


 
OPEN FORUM DIRECTOR FOR FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE
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.
                                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


 
THRILL U DAY AT DORNEY PARK
May 12
Dorney Park and Kutztown University have collaborated in the development of an educational experience that will benefit the children of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. We call it Thrill U. Our goal is to provide a stimulating and challenging exploratory experience for high school students. KU will once again participate in a collaborative project that engages future teachers in serious work with leading educators and the community. For science and mathematics teachers, this represents a living classroom replete with experiential activities and a forum for examining the connections between theory and practice. For Dorney Park, this is an opportunity to showcase their outstanding amusement park. No math or physics knowledge required to volunteer! We extend to you the opportunity to participate in our annual Thrill U day that will be held on May 12.  For more information, please contact Dr. Joseph Elias at joseph.elias@live.kutztown.edu.

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS


UPCOMING HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

OFF-CAMPUS - POSTSEASON (May 3-6)
Softball at PSAC Championships, Quakertown, Pa.

OFF-CAMPUS - POSTSEASON (May 4-6)
Track & Field at PSAC Championships, Bloomsburg, Pa.

 

 


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