Daily Brief

May 5, 2020

IAN PETRILLO: CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL

IAN PETRILLO: CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL
Ian Petrillo, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Silver Medal in the category of successfully completed research projects. Petrillo will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in middle level education with a focus in social studies and science and a minor in coaching and athletic administration.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Another pretty nice day coming up with partial sunshine and cool highs right around 60 which is, if we're going to be picky, about 10 degrees below average for this time of year. It'll be less windy than yesterday, though, so it won't feel too bad. Maybe close to 20 degrees below average tomorrow. That weekend warmth was just a passing fad it seems.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A LETTER FROM PRESIDENT HAWKINSON
As we continue to face unprecedented times dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that our faculty, staff and broader university community are capable of great things. The level of commitment, professionalism, engagement, and dedication to the education of our students have been laudable, and these traits will continue to help us to persevere in the coming months and years. In a future letter we will talk about the various options we have before us for the 2020 fall semester, but rest assured, we are planning to be back in the fall to once again enjoy everything our beautiful campus has to offer.
Read the entire KU Budget Update on the Office of the President's webpage.
     Dr. Kenneth S Hawkinson, President

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY STUDENT AWARDS
The Department of Biology congratulates student award winners:
– Sam Gundy Award: Sheriel Jimenez and Faith Readinger - highest average in core classes.
– Academic Excellence Awards (Seniors >3.8); Emily Bohn, Jesse DeWitt, Christine Holland, Cole Matrishin and Emine Ocak.
– Outstanding Student in Track: Treasure Kleinsmith - allied health; Bailey Vincent - molecular, micro cell bio; Cole Matrishin - organismal bio/ecology, Emine Ocak - pre-med; Emily Bohn - envir science-biology; Cory Sanko - mar science-biology.
– Ronald R. Rhein Scholarship: Emily Meale.
– Wesner Scholarship (19-20): Sydney Pierson.
– CPUB Award (Outstanding Student in Research): Christine Holland.
– Beekey Award (Outstanding Graduate in Biology): Emily Bohn.
      Chris Sacchi, Department of Biology and Cristen Rosch, chair, Awards Committee

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPEN JOB POSTINGS
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu.

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2020-0026

NEW - Director of Graduate Admissions

Full Time

5/8/20

2020-0024

Assistant Director of International Admissions & Services

Full Time

5/8/20

2020-0005

Temp PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time

Continuous

19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

DIGALBO UNQUESTIONED CHOICE FOR 2019-20 KUTZTOWN MALE SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

DIGALBO UNQUESTIONED CHOICE FOR 2019-20 KUTZTOWN MALE SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Possessing innate ability to carve up defenses with his right arm and feet, Collin DiGalbo directed Golden Bear football to 32 victories, two PSAC East titles and two NCAA playoff appearances as its starting quarterback over the last four seasons. Kutztown University announced DiGalbo as its 2019-20 Male Senior Athlete of the Year. DiGalbo is the eighth football student-athlete to receive the award since its inception in 1993. Read more.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

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

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

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

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.