Daily Brief

May 7, 2020

MACKENZIE FUHRMAN: CHAMBLISS GOLD MEDAL

MACKENZIE FUHRMAN: CHAMBLISS GOLD MEDAL
Mackenzie Fuhrman, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Gold Medal in the category of noteworthy achievement in athletics. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Some sunshine returns today with much nicer temperatures than yesterday at about 63 degrees, but that's still about 7 degrees below average.

Dr. Michael Davis, Monsoon Mike, and KUR intern Quinn Flory recorded their final "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast of the year yesterday, discussing this unseasonably chilly spring so far, an even colder Mother's Day weekend coming up, maybe a few snowflakes (what?!) flying Friday night, along with international weather headlines including wildfires in Siberia and floods in Kenya. Listen to the podcast here: https://youtu.be/ZmqafMKPiic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME TO THE ROAR!
Help us celebrate the Class of 2020 and welcome them to the KU Alumni Association. Families, friends, faculty, staff and fellow alumni - download the PDF on our website and post your message to the Class of 2020 on social media Friday, May 8, using #SeniorRoar. We’ll compile your submissions into a video for seniors Saturday, May 9. Not on social media, but still want to ROAR? Send your PDF to best@kuf.org.
https://www.kuf.org/2020
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

SPENDING FREEZE EXPENSE APPROVAL PROCEDURE
During the spending freeze, which began May 5, encumbered budget funds will not be accessible to the department budget holder without vice presidential approval. For those necessary expenditures requiring vice presidential approval, departments should send evidence of approval via email to the Budget Office, so funds can be released. Please see the new procedure regarding expenditures on the Budget Office website.
     Kristin Ihling, Budget Office

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES AWARDS
The Department of Communication Studies would like to congratulate Dr. Megan O’Byrne for winning the 2020 CVPA Junior Faculty Excellence Award. We would also like to congratulate our two Outstanding Senior Award Winners: Emily Harrington (COM) and Megan Weiss (SMS). Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors in the Class of 2020. Please visit our department website for more celebration of faculty and student achievements.
     Diana S. Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

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.

TINDULL 2019-20 KUTZTOWN MALE SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

TINDULL 2019-20 KUTZTOWN MALE SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
As a leader on the offensive line for Kutztown University football, Justin Tindull knows about keeping things together and working as a unit. Over the course of his four-year career, Tindull exhibited the ability to balance success on the field and in his academic pursuits. He was announced as the athletic department's 2019-20 Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Read more.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

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

WELCOME TO THE ROAR!

WELCOME TO THE ROAR!
Help us celebrate the Class of 2020 and welcome them to the KU Alumni Association. Families, friends, faculty, staff and fellow alumni - download the PDF on our website and post your message to the Class of 2020 on social media Friday, May 8, using #SeniorRoar. We’ll compile your submissions into a video for seniors Saturday, May 9. Not on social media, but still want to ROAR? Send your PDF to best@kuf.org.
https://www.kuf.org/2020
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

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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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.