Daily Brief

May 4, 2022

VP Hilton Named President at SUNY's Onondaga Community College

Dr. Warren Hilton, Kutztown University’s vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, has been named president at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y. The appointment was announced today by The State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees.  Hilton takes office July 1. His last day working at KU will be June 17.

University Relations

Weather

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Announcements

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Lunch

Please plan on joining us 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, in O’Pake Fieldhouse, to celebrate the faculty, managers, professional staff and support personnel who have reached significant milestones in their careers and those who have retired or will be retiring from Kutztown University. We will be recognizing individuals from both 2020, 2021 and 2022.
More information on the event, including a complete list of honorees, will be shared shortly. Contact humanresources@kutztown.edu if you have any questions.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Established by the U.S. Congress in the 1990s, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month highlights the stories of people in the United States who are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. This includes people from the Asian continent and islands across the South Pacific including Hawaii, American Samoa, Federated Islands of Micronesia, Guam and more.  We honor the heritage of our students, staff, and faculty who are of Asian or Pacific Islander decent. For more information and a list of virutal events you may be interested in please click: https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

Jerry Schearer, Office of Chief Diversity Officer

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions. May was chosen for two reasons. First, to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States, a young fisherman named Manjiro, who arrived May 7, 1843. Second, May marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of workers on the transcontinental railroad were Chinese immigrants, who laid the tracks and were responsible for most of the dangerous and heavy manual labor tasks.

Albert Fu and Kevin McCloskey, Anthropology and Sociology / Emeritus Professor

Computer Science and Information Technology Commencement Awards

Congratulations to the following Department of Computer Science and Information Technology students on receiving the department’s Commencement Award for Academic Excellence:
- Courtney O'Connell, B.S. Computer Science
- Camille Kester, B.S. Computer Science
- Connor Ruch, B.S. Information Technology
- Autumn Coulton, M.S. Computer Science

Lisa Frye, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Canceled-Vice Provost Search Candidate C

The campus visit for Candidate C for the position of Vice Provost Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, is canceled.

John Ward, Search Chair

Special Career Closet Sale Open to Faculty and Staff

The Career Closet sponsored by the Career Development Center has received a very generous donation of semi-casual and casual skirts and dresses of a known brand-name. Items will be sold for $2 per piece for cash, or there is a $5 minimum for credit or debit card payments. All proceeds benefit the TRIO Student Services Support Program Scholarship fund. The Special Career Closet Sale will be open to all faculty and staff 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, in 116 Stratton Administration Center.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Wellness Tip: How to Beat Insomnia

We all have experienced insomnia on certain days of the week due to multiple reasons. It significantly affects our health and quality of work. There are some daily routines we can change to relax, beat insomnia and have better sleep. Check out the following websites for some tips:
- Penn Medicine: How to conquer insomnia 
- WebMD: Insomnia tips

Campus Wellness Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 4 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
May 4 CANCELED Vice Provost Search Open Forum
Candidate C Withdrawn
May 4 7:30 p.m. Jazz 2 Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
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 11 a.m. Faculty and Staff Career Closet
116 Stratton Administration Center
May 5 6 p.m. Jazz 1 Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 5 6 p.m. Dinosaurs @ Dusk with Dr. Ed Simpson
KU Planetarium
May 5 7 p.m. Latin Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 6 11 a.m. Faculty and Staff Career Closet
116 Stratton Administration Center
May 6 4:30 p.m. Philosophy Club Meeting
322 MSU | Zoom
May 11 9 a.m. Faculty Well-being Event
Concourse, Old Main
May 12 9 a.m. Faculty Well-being Event
Concourse, Old Main
May 13 5 p.m. Graduate Commencement
May 14 9 a.m. COE & CLAS Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 14 2 p.m. COB & VPA Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse

Athletics

KU Softball Aims for PSAC Crown

For the second consecutive season, the Kutztown University softball team won the outright Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division title, outlasting second place Shippensburg by one game. This week, KU is eyeing bigger things, looking to bring home the program’s first PSAC championship since 2013 and the second ever in its history, when it travels to Quakertown for the PSAC Tournament, taking place May 4-7, at Veterans Park. The 10-team field will compete in a double-elimination tournament.

CJ Hemerly, Sports Information

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