Daily Brief

May 6, 2020

JENNA PLUMP: CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL

JENNA PLUMP: CHAMBLISS SILVER MEDAL
Jenna Plump, of Hanover, 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 off the mid-Atlantic Coast will become the dominant low and give a rain threat to the area. Best chance for rain is early afternoon to early evening. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds east at 5-10 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25 inch.

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

DEAN'S OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARD
Dr. Fran Vasko, professor of mathematics, Department of Mathematics, is the 2020 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award. This honor recognizes a faculty member in the college with a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success both in and out of the classroom. Please join us in congratulating Vasko and in thanking him for his dedication to our students.
     David Beougher, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT AWARDS
The Department of Geography congratulates this year's recipients of department awards and scholarships:
– Alton L. Justham Memorial Award for the senior geography major with the highest cumulative GPA; Samantha Butler.
– C. Josephine Moyer Geography Award for an outstanding senior major in geography; Ryan Harbison.
– 2020 Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award for an outstanding major; Samantha Butler.
– Robert and Rosalin Ensminger Scholarship Award for an outstanding sophomore or junior geography major; Anna Wood.
     Richard Courtney, Department of Geography

FIRST THURSDAY POETRY READING ON ZOOM
May 7
Join us 6 p.m., Thursday, May 7, on Zoom to hear Brandon Krieg read selected poetry. Go to https://tinyurl.com/VirtualBard. If required, please enter the Meeting ID 759 062 6042. Krieg is the author of “Magnifier,” winner of the 2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry chosen by Kazim Ali; “In the Gorge” (Codhill Press); “Invasives” (New Rivers Press), a finalist for the 2015 ASLE book Award in Environmental Creative Writing; and a chapbook, “Source to Mouth” (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press). He is an assistant professor of English at Kutztown University and lives in Kutztown, Pa., with his spouse, Colleen O'Brien, and their son. Learn more about Krieg by visiting https://brandonkrieg.com/.
      Andrea Buno, Department of English

PASSHE EAST UNIVERSITIES GET HIRED
The PASSHE East universities are hosting a series of skill-building and employer events to help your students secure employment post-graduation.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/career-development-center.html
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

QUICK QUESTION ZOOM IN HOURS FOR STUDENTS
Career Development Center is now offering Quick Question Zoom In hours for students, 2-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please encourage your students to join us for questions they may have. These hours are not for resume reviews.
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93309818016?pwd=M0JiVmlLZUgyU2hsdVpnL1lNbmlmUT09&status=success
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

MILLER NAMED 2019-20 KUTZTOWN FEMALE SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

MILLER NAMED 2019-20 KUTZTOWN FEMALE SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Kristina Miller has been the rock in the middle of the Kutztown University women's soccer defense all four years of her career. While her accolades shined on the field, she was also a standout in the classroom, epitomizing the phrase ‘student-athlete.’ Kutztown University announced Miller as the 2019-20 Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Miller is the program’s second straight winner of the award, and third overall since the award began in 2005. She followed former running mate and team captain Alyssa Ryan, who earned the distinction last year. Read more.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

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.