Daily Brief

May 6, 2021

Colorful mural of various floral and industrial elements, painted on a cinder block wall of business in downtown Kutztown.

IN THE NEWS: ART STUDENTS, FACULTY PAINT MURAL
Kutztown University art students and faculty contributed to painting a new mural in downtown Kutztown. The project was featured in a recent edition of the Reading Eagle, which can be read here (subscription required).
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

High pressure behind yesterday's cold front brings fair skies, but unseasonably cool conditions with highs only at about 63. Normal high for this time of year is about 70. And with northwest winds gusty at about 15 to 25 mph, wind chills will be in the 50s for much of the day. Not quite ready to totally lock away the jackets just yet.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIONAL NURSES WEEK: MAY 6-12
Your hard work and dedication to keeping the Kutztown University campus community safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for all you do, each and every day.
     Mandi Volkert, Health and Wellness Services

CHANGES TO PHOTO GALLERY ACCESS

In order to improve the security of our online photo galleries, the marketing office will eliminate automatic access to PhotoShelter beginning Tuesday, May 11. If you require access, please email recla@kutztown.edu with your request. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for supporting our efforts.
     Leanne Recla, Office of Marketing

REC CENTER SPECIAL HOURS

– Friday, May 7, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Saturday, May 8 - Sunday, May 9, closed.
– Monday, May 10, summer hours begin: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed weekends.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

CLINICAL SERVICES SUMMER HOURS
May 10 - Aug 20
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 12:30-3:30 p.m., at the Health and Wellness Center, Beck Hall, first floor. Call 610-683-4082 to schedule a nursing appointment.
     Amanda Volkert, Health and Wellness Services

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND ADVISING AWARDS
The College of Business is pleased to announce that the following faculty are the winners of the Excellence in Teaching and Advising Awards, which are voted on by our students.
Department of Business Administration:
– Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Greg Kaufinger.
– Excellence in Advising: Dr. Jonathan Kramer.
Sport Management and Leadership Studies:
– Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Kerri Cebula.
– Three-Way Tie for Excellence in Advising: Dr. Dina Hayduk, Dr. Christine Lottes and professor Elizabeth Rogol.
     Katie Bowen, College of Business

ANNUAL GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT STUDENT AWARDS
The following awards were presented to deserving geography and environmental science - geography majors during our annual award ceremony:
– Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award to an outstanding graduating senior: Courtney Moyer.
– Alton L. Justham Memorial Award to the graduating senior with the highest GPA: Kirsten Bell.
– C. Josephine Moyer Geography Award to an outstanding geography major with a 3.0 or higher subject GPA: Madison Clark.
– Robert and Rosalin Ensminger Award to an outstanding major in the sophomore or junior class: Ann Wood.
Congratulations to all of this year's outstanding award recipients.
     Richard Courtney, Department of Geography

DEPARTMENT OF CS&IT SENIOR SEMINAR - SPRING 2021
Each semester, the Department of CS&IT recognizes the winner of the Best Project Award for Senior Seminar (CSC355) projects. The winner of the Best Project Award for spring 2021 is Buggy, with team members Ben Fascelli, Elizabeth Lower and Tyler Smith.
Congratulations Ben, Elizabeth and Tyler.
     Cynthia Sutjak, Department of CS&IT

MLS AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Please join the Department of Modern Language Studies in congratulating the following students on their achievements in the study of culture, language and literature:
Fall 2020
MLS Cultural Ambassador Award: Victoria Lado.
Spring 2021
– Linda Oswald Bogert Award in Modern Language Studies: Nathan Hayduk.
– MLS German Award: Rachel Hackman.
– MLS Spanish Award: Claire Markwalder.
– MLS Cultural Ambassador Award: Genaro Robles.
– Linda Oswald-Bogert Scholarship for Study Abroad: Lauren Pash.
– David and Charlotte Veluska Endowed Internship for PA German Studies: Lauren Pash.
     Rachel L. Salerno, Department of Modern Language Studies

OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND SMS SENIORS
Join us in congratulating the outstanding seniors in communication studies and social media theory and strategy majors:
– Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies for Academic Excellence: Madison Hathaway,
Vivian Smith and Emily Witt.
– Outstanding Achievement for a Senior in Communication Studies: Li Ling Lee.
– Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies for Dedication and Service: Alan Lovelidge.
– Outstanding Senior in Social Media Theory and Strategy for Academic Excellence: Shayla Scallorn.
– Outstanding Achievement for a Senior in Social Media Theory and Strategy: Morgan Santee.
– Outstanding Senior in Social Media Theory and Strategy for Dedication and Service:
McKayla Grundahl.
     Mary Eicholtz, Department of Communication Studies

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to our student award recipients:
Samuel Gundy Early Achievement Scholarship in Biology: Madison Hayner and Andrew Morrow.
Senior Academic Excellence Award: Janna Leibensberger and Emily Meale.
Outstanding Graduating Student in Major/Track Award:
– Allied Health: Madison Rhyder.
– Molecular/Micro/Cell: Janna Leibensperger.
– Organismal/Ecology: Juliana Gill.
– Pre-Med & Health Careers: Emily Meale.
Ronald R. Rhein Biology Scholarship: Emily Leggiero.
Commonwealth of Pa. University Biologists Award: Claire Santa B.S. environmental science-biology with minors in geology and psychology.
Cyrus E. Beekey Award: Emily Meale.
One-time 2021 Outstanding Student in Biology: Janna Leibensberger.
     Cristen Rosch and Chris Sacchi, Department of Biology

CAREER CENTER OFFERS BOOT CAMP FOR GRADUATES
The Career Development Center is offering a May Boot Camp for recent graduates via Zoom. This workshop series will be held each week in the month of May. Social media, job searching, interviewing, resumes and cover letters will be covered. Please encourage any recent graduate you know to attend. Dates and time are listed at: www.kutztown.edu/careercenter.
     Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

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

May 10

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours Begin
Administrative Offices

May 13

2 p.m.

Daniel E. McClary ED.D. Dissertation Defense
Virtual

Date

Time

Event

May 6 10:30 a.m.

T&F at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg University (Video)

May 7 10 a.m.

T&F at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg University (Video)

May 8 noon

BB vs. Millersville (DH)
Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

May 8 11 a.m.

T&F at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg University (Video)

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.