Daily Brief

May 3, 2021

Undated image of four geology students conducting field research in a wooded area in early fall.

GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT CO-AUTHORS PUBLICATION
Kutztown University professor Laura Sherrod, along with two geology students and one alumna recently had a publication in the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics. Their paper aimed to illustrate how different burials of the U.S. Revolutionary War period can be detected and characterized with geophysics, providing important knowledge of a better historical understanding of that time period, as well as optimizing equipment instrumentation and processing procedures for such targeted investigations. Students Kim Shollenberger, Pine Grove, Pa., Corey Potter, Fleetwood, Pa., and alumna Heather Willever ’19, Allentown, Pa., co-authored the publication with Sherrod. Read abstract online.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

2021 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference Case Competition, 2nd place announcement for Sports in the New Normal, featuring small thumbnails of winners, Cole Single, Logan Kemp, Connor Fahie and Zachary Miller. Case Sponsor / Case Provider: logo for Living Sport, and a block letter "Z."

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY SPORT MANAGEMENT STUDENTS WIN SECOND PLACE
On Friday, April 23, four Sport Management students, Cole Single, Connor Fahie, Logan Kemp, and Zachary Miller competed in this year's Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference Case Competition. These students successfully showcased their skill sets and knowledge obtained in their core sport management curricula and won second place. Congratulations.
     Soojin Kim, Sport Management and Leadership Studies

WEATHER

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

Unsettled weather pattern for the next several days. Clouds for the beginning of the day before showers enter the region for the late afternoon and evening hours. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds west at 5-10 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU PROFESSOR FEATURED ON CNBC
Dr. Albert Fu, anthropology/sociology, was featured on CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith," discussing work-from-home related back pain for both educators and students. Watch here, subscription required, (45:40 mark of video).
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS
The College of Business would like to congratulate all of the Sport Management and Leadership Studies senior awardees.
– Outstanding Achievement Award in Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies – Cole Single.
– Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Sport Management – Zoe Zerman.
– Outstanding Achievement Award in Coaching and Athletic Administration – Kenton Meckley.
– Outstanding Achievement Award in Fitness Administration – Carissa Kiapes.
     Katie Bowen, College of Business

FINAL BLOOD DRIVE OF SEMESTER - MAY 5
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our drives this year. Our April drive was a little short, so we are hoping to fill every time slot for our May drive. Please consider donating if you can noon to 7 p.m., Monday, May 5, in the Student Recreation Center, west gym. Please share this information with friends and family. Pre-Register: https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81784
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

REGISTRATION FOR CET SUMMER TEACHING CONFERENCE
The CET is pleased to announce the CET Summer Teaching Conference held virtually on Wednesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 3. This is a one-and-a-half-day event with keynote speakers, faculty presentations, roundtable/panel discussions and more. Please click here for the conference website to find more information on tentative program and keynote speakers. Please register for the conference via the link below by Wednesday, May 26. https://forms.office.com/r/iLwUfxTVGY. Registered colleagues will receive the conference zoom link by Thursday, May 27. Furthermore, the registered participants will be entered into a drawing for the book, "Creating Wicked Students," authored by one of our keynote speakers, Paul Hanstedt.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

May 4

11 a.m.

COVID-19 Returning to the Workplace
KUSBDC: Online

May 5

Noon to 7 p.m.

Miller-Keystone: Final Blood Drive of Semester
Student Recreation Center: Pre-register

May 6

1 p.m.

HR Basics Bootcamp for Small Business Owners
KUSBDC: Online

May 7

6 p.m.

Class of 2020 in All Colleges Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 8

9 a.m.

Class of 2021 COB Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 8

1 p.m.

Class of 2021 CVPA Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 8

5 p.m.

Class of 2021 COE Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 9

noon

Class of 2021 CLAS Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

May 9

4 p.m.

Class of 2021 CLAS Commencement
O’Pake Fieldhouse

COVID-19 RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE
This webinar is designed to prepare employees physically and psychologically to return to work after being on leave or working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will be updated regularly as new guidelines and information are released. 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 4, https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27806
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

SUMMER HOURS
As in past years, KU will initiate summer hours beginning Monday, May 10, the Monday following finals. These hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 20, a week before the start of classes. Summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 30-minute 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 and should be communicated to Human Resources.
     Jennifer Weidman, 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.

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