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May 8, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 

Madalyn Slook Madalyn Slook (left), of Harleysville, Pa., has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award.  Slook is graduating this month with a degree in biology concentrating in organismal biology and ecology. She received the award for her successfully completed research projects.  Slook's research was primarily focused on the role of geographic provenance on the traits of swamp milkweed, seed germination, early plant growth and feeding preference of monarch butterfly larvae. Academically, she has a 3.95 overall grade point average and has been on the dean's list every semester she has been enrolled at KU. Slook plans to attend graduate school and continue her education after graduation.           
Jennica LeClerc (right), of West Chester, Pa., has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award.  LeClerc is graduating this spring with a degree in physics. She received the award for her successfully completed research projects. This past summer, LeClerc was awarded a research assistant position at the College of William and Mary, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. While there, she also participated in research at the Jefferson National Accelerator Lab in Virginia where she experimented with the Standard Model, which uses physics theories to explain how the universe works on the smallest scale. In the future LeClerc hopes to attend graduate school, and maybe one day work at a major particle accelerator facility.    Jennica LeClerc

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


   
Congratulations to the following sociology majors and minors who were inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society on May 1:  Krista Krumanocker, Karli Molignoli, Kara DeRosa Goss, Nicole Starkey, Christen Kroom, Morgan Bright, Legeia Thomas-Fleetwood, Dr. Mauricia John, and Dr. Albert Fu along with Donald Corson, III, Aniqua Coleman, and Stefani Wharton (not pictured).
Congratulations to the following sociology majors and minors who were inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society on May 1:  Krista Krumanocker, Karli Molignoli, Kara DeRosa Goss, Nicole Starkey, Christen Kroom, Morgan Bright, Legeia Thomas-Fleetwood, Dr. Mauricia John, and Dr. Albert Fu along with Donald Corson, III, Aniqua Coleman, and Stefani Wharton (not pictured).  Also honored at the induction dinner was Alison Kopsco, recipient of the Alpha Kappa Delta Outstanding Senior award.                 Dr. Joleen Greenwood, chapter representative of AKD


 
Congratulations to Andrew Ferguson, university photographer, who has again been recognized by the University Photographers Association of America with two awards for the month of March.
   
Congratulations to Andrew Ferguson, university photographer, who has again been recognized by the University Photographers Association of America with two awards for the month of March.
1st place in News and College Life

Congratulations to Andrew Ferguson, university photographer, who has again been recognized by the University Photographers Association of America with two awards for the month of March.  
4th place in Campus Environment


 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.            Don't Throw That Out, Women's Center, OM 3
 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Low pressure remains stationary over New England and eastern Canada. Partly cloudy conditions are likely as some dry air comes into the region. Temperatures to remain below average and stiff west winds will make it feel even cooler. High temperature in the upper-50s. Winds west at 6-12 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


SMS CARD ACCESS SYSTEM UPGRADE
KU Facilities is planning an upgrade to the SMS Card Access System from Wednesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 25.  We anticipate that this upgrade will take two full business days to complete.  Authorizing officials will be provided with information outlining the impact of the software upgrade.  For campus users of door access/readers:  All door readers will continue to function normally during the upgrade process.  Thank you for your anticipated patience while we accomplish this necessary upgrade. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities at extension 3-1594.


 
STOREROOM INVENTORY
The University Storeroom will be conducting our Annual Inventory the week of May 22 - 25.  During this time the Storeroom will be unable to make campus deliveries.  We will resume our regular delivery schedule on Friday, May 26.  While the storeroom is conducting Inventory, the SAP System will not allow users to process material reservations online.  The University Storeroom will begin running the necessary transactions in preparation for Inventory at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 19. It is imperative that campus users refrain from attempting to use the material reservation transaction codes during this time.  The System will resume accepting material reservation transactions beginning on Friday, May 26.

Please remember that users should NOT attempt to input material reservations during this time, the transaction will not only be rejected but it will also have an impact on the Storeroom Inventory Process. If you have any questions, concerns, or emergency needs during this time, please feel free to contact Tim Good, storeroom supervisor at x-34139 or via email at good@kutztown.edu.


  
COHEN PUBLISHED
Professor of Counselor Education, Joanne Cohen published "Understanding Elder Financial Abuse" in the April 27 issue of CT online magazine. You can read the article here:  https://ct.counseling.org/2017/04/understanding-elder-financial-abuse/​.


 
SENIOR CLASS GIFT
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 https://www.kutztownufoundation.org/alumni/2017-senior-class-gift 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!


  
DO YOU FOLLOW KU?
The Office of University Relations promotes Kutztown University through a variety of internal and external media.   The office regularly distributes news releases to media for select events, announcements and accomplishments.   Many of the news releases can be viewed on the University Relations Website at https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/news-releases.htm.   The electronic clips resulting from many of these releases are distributed weekly to university leadership and external outreach offices through the KU in the News e-mail.   Please be reminded that all external media inquiries must be directed to the University Relations.  The office is also available to assist with inquiries from on-campus media.    Contact Dave Johnson at dajohnson@kutztown.edu or Matt Santos at santos@kutztown.edu.


 
MSU EXTENDED HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK
The McFarland Student Union will be open the following hours during Finals Week:
Monday, May 8, 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Wednesday, May 10, 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Thursday, May 11, 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday, May 12, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                Jeann Cengeri, MSU Clerical Supervisor x34087


 
SUMMER HOURS
As in past years, the university will initiate summer hours beginning  May 15, the Monday following commencement.  These hours will remain in effect until a week before the start of classes Friday, August 18.  Summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a half-hour lunch.  Anyone who has a need to maintain the normal winter hours may submit a request through their supervisory line.  Approval for such a request will be at the Vice Presidential level.   Enjoy summer! 


 
UPDATE ON LIBRARY COMPUTER SYSTEMS
 On Monday, May 8, 2017, the library will transition to new software to access the library catalog.  In the central search box on the library homepage there is a tab labelled 'New Library Catalog'. Searches run under this tab will use the new library software, which is called Primo. Please take some time to explore and evaluate this powerful new way to search for library resources. If you have questions about the change, please contact your department liaison librarian: Librarian Liaisons

 

 

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.

  
COMMUNICATION DESIGN MFA SHOW, MILLER GALLERY
The Communication Design department announces the opening of "Evolve", the MFA design show.  The show is on view from through May 12.


  
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.


  
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


 
DR. ANITA MEEHAN RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
May 9, noon - 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.


 
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

SOFTBALL SELECTION SHOW AT 10 A.M.
Find out if the Kutztown University softball team has made the NCAA Tournament by watching the live selection show on Monday, May 8, beginning at 10 a.m.  Click here to watch.  
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

MEN'S LACROSSE COMPETES FOR NCLL CHAMPIONSHIP
Over the weekend the men's lacrosse club competed for the National College Lacrosse League Division II Championship, falling to West Chester 14-9 in the finals.  The club beat Kent State and Lynchburg to advance to the championship game.  Established in 1990, the NCLL is a national men's collegiate lacrosse association and hosts a division I and division II national tournament during the first weekend of May.  The league consists of more than 120 teams in 12 conferences throughout 15 states.   

 


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