Daily Brief

May 7, 2021

Stacks of red diploma holders with the words KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA embossed in gold.

2021 SPRING COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE
More than 1,300 students will be awarded degrees during KU’s spring commencement ceremonies May 7-9, at O'Pake Fieldhouse. Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, will preside. In addition, more than 220 graduates from the Class of 2020 will return to campus to be recognized at a special ceremony. KU will host six in-person ceremonies; the full schedule can be found online. Friday night's ceremony will include featured speakers as the university recognizes the Class of 2020. In addition, the university will award an honorary doctorate to Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams. All weekend participants are encouraged to watch Friday's ceremony. Weekend ceremonies for the Class of 2021 will include abbreviated ceremonies with limited speakers. Live video, photos and additional links of all ceremonies will be available on the commencement coverage website.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Low pressure off the Carolina coast will move northward. Showers and rain likely by late afternoon. High temperature in the low-60s. Southeast winds at 5 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ROHRBACH LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS
Beginning Monday, May 10, Rohrbach Library will operate under the following hours:
During Summer Sessions (May 26-June 26, July 7-Aug. 7):
– 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
– 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday.
– Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Between Summer Sessions (May 10-24, June 27-July 6, Aug. 8-23):
– 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
– Closed Saturday and Sunday.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS FACULTY AWARDS
Please join the College of Business in applauding our faculty members who were selected by the COB Scholarly Activity Committee for the following awards:
– Top Faculty Researcher of 2020: Dr. Yongjae Kim.
– Merit Award: Dr. Mostafa Maksy.
Congratulations, Kim and Maksy.
     Katie Bowen, College of Business

CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AWARD WINNERS
The Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the recipients of the outstanding student award. Logan Kubinski and Alyssa Oakley received the 2021 Criminal Justice Academic Excellence and Community Service Award. Congratulations.
     Jonathan Kremser, Department of Criminal Justice

CS&IT DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC AWARD RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the following Department of Computer Science and Information Technology  students on receiving the department’s Graduation Award for Academic Excellence:
– Olukemi Olaewe – B.S. computer science.
– Ben Fascelli – B.S. information technology.
– Faith Evans – M.S. computer science and information technology.
– Daniel Jones- M.S. computer science.
– Trisha Badlu – B.S., M.S. computer science.
– Bryan McNally – B.S., M.S. computer science.
– Christopher Kelly – B.S., M.S. computer science.
     Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENT RECOGNITION
The Office of Veterans Services is pleased to share the academic achievements and scholarships of highly deserving student-veterans.
2021 Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award Winner - Copper Medal: Jonathan Fernezan ’21, graduating senior, B.S. information technology.
SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society Members:
– Elizabeth Coover, junior, elementary education/pre K-4 major.
– Jonathan Fernezan ’21, graduating senior, B.S. information technology.
– Jordany Krawinkle, junior, computer science major.
– June McQueen, junior, business administration finance track major.
One Financial Military Scholarship for Women:
June McQueen, junior, business administration finance track major.
     Office of Veterans Services

OLD MAIN D-WING CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
On Monday, May, 10, traffic and pedestrian controls will be in place on Main Street as construction begins on the northern exterior of Old Main D-Wing. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Wynne, project manager, at twynne@kutztown.edu.
     Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

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

Kutztown University's softball catcher makes play at home plate against ESU. KU player wearing #2 stands behind ready to back up play.

SOFTBALL ADVANCES TO PSAC SEMFINALS, HOSTS WEST CHESTER SUNDAY
Kutztown University softball swept East Stroudsburg University in a best-of-3 PSAC quarterfinal series on Thursday at North Campus Field. The Golden Bears, the PSAC East's No. 1 seed, took game one 5-1 and won the series 2-0 with a 5-0 victory in game two. KU will now host rival West Chester in a best-of-3 semifinal series on Sunday, May 9, and Monday, May 10 (if necessary). Game one on Sunday from North Campus Field begins at 1 p.m. Admission is FREE. Read the full recap of Thursday's wins over East Stroudsburg: https://bit.ly/3xSAiT8.
     Matthew Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

Date

Time

Event

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)

May 9 1 p.m.

Softball vs. West Chester (PSAC Semifinals/Doubleheader)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

DANIEL E. MCCLARY ED. D DISSERTATION DEFENSE
The College of Education announces Daniel E. McClary will defend his Doctor in Education dissertation, “In Search of Kinship: Traveling into New Worlds Through Conversation and the Impact on Building Community,” 2 p.m., Thursday, May 13, via Zoom. Visit our Ed.D. dissertation page for more information: http://tinyurl.com/15j26gx4.
     Dr. Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

SHARED GOVERNANCE TASK FORCE-WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
The Shared Governance Task Force will examine the growth of KU’s shared governance and committee system. Members will be appointed to this one-year task force by Committee on Committees. Please use the following LINK: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/484255 to view the complete call and for the application process. If you have any questions, please respond to senate@kutztown.edu. The deadline for self-nominations is May 21.
     Deryl Johnson, University Senate

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

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

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

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.