Daily Brief

May 4, 2020

JAMES DURHAM: CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL

JAMES DURHAM: CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL
James Durham, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Silver Medal in the category of successfully completed research projects. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure moves off the coast of Maine and intensifies. This will cause the pressure gradient to tighten, resulting in a windy day. Conditions should remain dry for most of the day. Some passing clouds but generally mostly sunny. High temperature in the low-60s. Winds northwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CENTER
The most up-to-date information is at www.kutztown.edu/CoronavirusInfo.
– Administrative offices remain open utilizing email and phone communication.
– Remote online learning continues through summer sessions.
– Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Coronavirus Information site.
     Office of University Relations

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
The following students are the recipients of the Computer Science and Information Technology graduate awards for 2019-2020:
– Computer Science Award: Christopher Beaudoin.
– Information Technology Award: Vivian Azar and Yau Lam.
– Computer Science Master’s Degree Award: Patrick Gagliano and Jishitha Nambiar. Congratulations to these award winners, and all the CS & IT graduates.
     Lisa Frye, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

CELEBRATE THE KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COMPOSITION CONFERENCE ONLINE
The Department of English invites you to the Digital KU Composition Conference, hosted by the KU Research Commons. Our theme, “2020 Vision,” is open to many interpretations. Clarity of vision comes to mind: the act of writing helps us understand ourselves and our experiences. Writing through a problem can bring clarity too. In hindsight, we can often see things anew. Students’ work has been downloaded by people from across the globe, from the United Kingdom, to the Philippines, to China. Browse and celebrate the wonderful work of our students.
https://research.library.kutztown.edu/compconf/2020/
      Amy Lynch-Biniek, Department of English

FIRST GENERATION AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
Remind students to review final exam material and to take breaks too. They can reduce test anxiety by avoiding last minute cramming, getting adequate sleep and relaxing.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
      Lana Gonzalez, First Gen Initiative

NEW FROM PSECU: ONLINE LEARNING CENTER
The financial well-being of our campus community is important, and PSECU is committed to providing the tools and resources faculty and staff members need to succeed. Today, we are excited to introduce a new personalized financial education offering – our Online Learning Center. Using this new digital platform, participants can learn more about important personal finance topics such as budgeting, investing, homeownership, retirement planning and more. Visit https://psecu.everfi-next.net/ to get started. Please contact Kelly Ann Ryan with any questions relating to PSECU.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

WRITING CENTER ONLINE – OPEN FINALS WEEK THROUGH MAY 8
The Kutztown University Writing Center is able to help student writers in all classes and disciplines via online tutoring through an WCOnline program this semester. Sessions can be scheduled during the following days and hours:
– Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The address to access the online UWC (and login) is https://kutztown.mywconline.com.
https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/
     Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFFERS VIRTUAL TIPS
Please see the virtual tips that are being offered from the Career Development Center to help the students finish out their semester. https://youtu.be/G3iIr_4eOyQ
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

ART DEPARTMENT SENIOR EXHIBITION - VIRTUAL GALLERY
Congratulations to our seniors who are graduating with a bachelor’s of Fine Arts in studio art. We’re sad we can’t see the work in person but until then, we have a virtual catalog. This exhibit was juried by Dr. Crow, the Director of Lehigh University Galleries. Special congrats to Ben Moody whose “Untitled” collage will be purchased for the KU Permanent Art Collection and displayed in the lower hallway of the Sharadin Arts Building. This purchase is made in honor of the New Arts Program by esteemed alums Barbara Kirkpatrick, James O. Clark, Paul Harryn and Michael Kessler. https://issuu.com/millerku/docs/art-seniors
     Karen Stanford, Miller Art Gallery

KU PRINT CENTER - GRADUATION GIFT BOXES
Celebrate KU graduates. During this difficult time, we also want to help make KU students who are graduating in May feel special. We can produce, assemble and mail a graduation gift box for your students. We can customize each box and contents for a specific department. Please email us or call Ilene Stroh at 610-820-5599 or visit our website for ordering information. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/print-center.html
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no face-to-face events planned at this time.

FUHRMAN 2019-20 KUTZTOWN FEMALE SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

FUHRMAN 2019-20 KUTZTOWN FEMALE SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Mackenzie Fuhrman has had a year to remember on and off the field. That continued when the three-time field hockey All-American was named 2019-20 Kutztown University Female Senior Athlete of the Year. In the 28th year of the award, which is voted upon by athletic department administration, coaches and staff, Fuhrman becomes the field hockey program's third winner all-time and first since 2016. Read more.
     CJ Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

HISTORY AWARDS
Please join the Department of History in congratulating our award and scholarship winners and the new initiates of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society.
Awards and scholarships:
– Exceptional Seniors: Shannon Shafnisky, Emily Murray, Emily Quigg, Isabelle Waddelow and Shiyi Ding.
– Martin Luther King Jr. History Club Award: Mitchell Oller.
– Bright and Lucille Beck Award in American History: Isabelle Waddelow.
– Anthony J. Mazzaferri Award: Jenna Sagan.
– Willits Scholarship: Sophie Hinkle.
– Victor Story Scholarship: Heily Montes.
Phi Alpha Theta initiates:
Nathan Burleigh, Lucinda Damm, Caroline Fogarty, John Lukan, Nicholas Mancaruso, Matthew Miller, Erik Modig, Hannah Phillips, Genaro Robles Jr., Jenna Sagan, Madison Schuenemann, Kayla Sloan, Matthew Sutton, Julivette Torres and Madison Wickersham.
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/history.html
     Andrew Arnold, Department of History

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

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Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.