Daily Brief

May 8, 2020

DANIEL JOHNS: CHAMBLISS GOLD MEDAL

DANIEL JOHNS: CHAMBLISS GOLD MEDAL
Daniel Johns, of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, is awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Gold 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 will ride along a stalled out cold front. Rain will be a threat mainly in the afternoon. Unseasonably cold temperatures to follow in the wake of the low. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds west at 5 mph. Rainfall between 0.25-0.5 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUMMER HOURS
May 11 - Aug. 14
As in past years, KU will initiate summer hours beginning Monday, May 11, the Monday following finals. These hours will remain in effect until Friday, Aug. 14, a week before the start of classes. 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.
     Administration and Finance

FAITH RIEDEL
The Kutztown University family mourns the loss of Faith Riedel, operations manager and receptionist in the Multicultural Central. Faith passed away Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a bicycling accident Saturday. She served KU for 14 years, including many years in the Office of the Dean of Students. Please keep Faith's family, friends and the many students, faculty and staff she worked with in your thoughts and prayers. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
     University Relations

TEACHING AWARD
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is pleased to announce that Dr. Albert Fu received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association’s section on the Political Economy of the World System. The award is given for a “superior record of mentoring and teaching related to the world system.” Congratulations Dr. Fu.
      William W. Donner, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES GRADUATION AWARDS
Please join the Department of Physical Sciences in congratulating our award-winning seniors.
– Charles H. Boehm Earth/Space Science/Astronomy Graduation Award: Sean Cassel.
– Roy W. Hamme Memorial Award: Gerald Curran.
– William Laurita Chemistry Award: Jenna Kanyak.
– Pauline B. and John E. Simpson Earth Science and Marine Science Graduation Award: David Muller.
– American Chemical Society Award: Theresa Buckley.
     Edward L. Simpson, Department of Physical Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the recipients of the outstanding student awards. Zachary Young and Madelyn Witkoski received the 2020 Criminal Justice Department Academic Excellence and Community Service Award. The 2020 Criminal Justice Outstanding Alumni Award was granted to Blake Vaught, Class of 2008. Blake is a member of the Organized Crime and Narcotics Division within the Fairfax County Police Department.
     Jonathan Kremser, Department of Criminal Justice

CS&IT SENIOR PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Senior Seminar project presentations were conducted online this semester. The students did an outstanding job in presenting a wide range of very interesting projects. You can view the presentations at: https://www3.kutztown.edu/CSIT/presentations/CSIT_SeniorSeminarPresentations_spring2020.html (use KU login credentials).
     Lisa Frye, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to all our graduates.
Accounting Club Service Award: Philip Houseknecht
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Award: Jillian Franko
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Award: Danielle Decindio
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Award: Frank Amoako
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award: Jeremy Schultz
Robert Weiss CPA Memorial Award for Excellence in Tax: Annika Naumann
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Management Award: Jennifer Loaiza
Outstanding Achievement in Management Award: Hanna Zeiders
Outstanding Academic Achievement in LSCHM Award: Matthew Malitsky
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Service Award: Justin Ostopowicz
Overall Top Academic Achievement in Finance Award: Hanna Templin
Financial Management Association, KU Chapter Leadership Award: Hanna Templin
Applied Investment Management Leadership Award: Phillip Houseknecht
Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Award: Sydney Fisher
Marketing Leadership Award: Jennifer Loaiza
AAF Award: Kayla Hughes
AMA Award: Hannah Marx
Outstanding Achievement in Personal Financial Planning: Danielle Kulp
     Mahfuzul Khondaker, Department of Business Administration

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.

KAREN LAPKIEWICZ: THE PROTOTYPICAL COACH’S PLAYER

KAREN LAPKIEWICZ: THE PROTOTYPICAL COACH’S PLAYER
The stigma 'player's coach' gets thrown around different teams in various sports to describe a coach who embraces the individuality of their team and enables players to have a say in how the team operates. Senior, Karen Lapkiewicz of the Kutztown University women's basketball team epitomizes the opposite, a 'coach's player.' Lapkiewicz did whatever was asked of her by her coaches. She was a hybrid player that could compete at any of the five positions on the court, from the point guard to the center. Head coach, Janet Malouf and her staff needed her to play in a number of different spots, but always wanted to find ways to get her into the lineup. Read more.
     C.J. Hemerly, Office of Sports Information

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

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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