Daily Brief

May 2, 2022

KU Council of Trustees smiling in a line, with Jack Wabby in the center, holding his award and smiling

Wabby Recognized at Council of Trustee Meeting

KU Council of Trustee member John "Jack" Wabby '68 was recognized at Thursday's Council of Trustee meeting for his recent term as president of Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT). Wabby has served on the KU Council of Trustees since 1992, including two terms as chair. Presenting the award was President Hawkinson, Council of Trustee chair Jim Ludlow and vice chair Robert Grim.

University Relations

Dr. Rudolf Mayrhofer headshot

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award 2022

Dr. Rudolf Mayrhofer, professor of chemistry, Department of Physical Sciences, is the 2022 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award. This honor recognizes a faculty member in the college with a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success both in and out of the classroom. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rudolf Mayrhofer and in thanking him for his dedication to our students.

David Beougher, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

President Hawkinson at the front of an elementary school class, speaking to the students as they sit at their desks

Hawkinson visits SPARK for German

President Hawkinson visited the SPARK for German site at Kutztown Elementary School for their last-day celebration, wrapping up the six-week pilot program on April 26. The children enjoyed hearing the president's stories of his time living in Germany and especially appreciated when he recited a dialogue that he learned in his first German language class. SPARK for German, a collaboration with the American Association of Teachers of German and the Goethe-Institut, is intended to spark young learners' interest in German language and culture at an early age. The Kutztown School District/Kutztown University partnership began earlier this semester.

Lynn M. Kutch, Modern Language Studies


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


Clay Club Spring Sale

Come purchase an original handmade work of art made by one of our current ceramics students 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 2, MSU Lawn.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Vice Provost Search Candidate B

Candidate B for the position of Vice Provost Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies will visit campus today, Monday, May 2. Please view the website below for candidate information. The open forum will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in 312 McFarland Student Union.

John Ward, Search Chair

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Piano Palooza

Join us 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, Schaeffer Auditorium for a musical extravaganza with six pianos on stage. Works by Brahms, Bennett, Dvorak, Khachaturian, Mozart, Piazzolla, Schubert, Williams and Gershwin's legendary American in Paris, arranged for six pianos and 12 pianists by Theodore Kotepanos. Pianists: KU faculty, students and alumni.

Courtney Smith, Music

Multicultural Center Hours

The Multicultural Center will close 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, due to a staff event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center

Scholarship for Unpaid Interns

The Career Development Center is proud to announce the recipients of the Spring 2022 Scholarship for Unpaid Interns. Due to the generosity of Enterprise & Clark Associates, the following students were chosen for a $1000 scholarship to assist with the costs associated with completing an unpaid internship: Braden Barker, Maricela Sandoval, Kayla Argen, Caitlin Holt, Amanda Verna, Megan Babinsky, Gianna Buffa, Casey Kraiza, Jacob Hausman and Abigail Cosgrove.

Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 2 10 a.m. Clay Club Spring Sale
MSU Lawn
May 2 1:30 p.m. Vice Provost Search Open Forum
Candidate B
312 MSU | University Vice Provost Search
May 2 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center
May 2 7:30 p.m. Piano Palooza
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 4 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
May 4 1:30 p.m. Vice Provost Search Open Forum
Candidate C
312 MSU | University Vice Provost Search
May 5 11 a.m. T-Mobile/Keith Haring Fitness Park Sponsor
Schaeffer Lawn
May 5 11 a.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
May 5 6 p.m. Dinosaurs @ Dusk with Dr. Ed Simpson
KU Planetarium
May 11 9 a.m. Faculty Well-being Event
Concourse, Old Main
May 12 9 a.m. Faculty Well-being Event
Concourse, Old Main


Roselli and Sulon Named Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Leigh Roselli of the Kutztown University field hockey team and KU men's cross country and track & field's Andrew Sulon earned the distinction of being named the 2021-22 Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year at the Kutztown University athletic department's senior awards dinner, held at South Dining Hall. It was the first end of year celebration for KU athletics since 2019.

CJ Hemerly, Sports Information

KU Senior Athletes of the Year

Kutztown University women's basketball standout Rylee Derr and Kutztown wrestling All-American Andrew Dunn Jr. were honored as the 2021-22 Senior Athletes of the Year at the Kutztown University athletic department's senior awards dinner, held at South Dining Hall. It was the first end of year celebration for KU athletics since 2019.

CJ Hemerly, Sports Information

Date Time Event
May 4 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Caldwell (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)


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