Daily Brief

May 10, 2023

green grass, tree with white petals, president's house, brick



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

High pressure takes control. Sunny skies are expected as the atmospheric ridge becomes centered over the region. High temperature near 70.


Candlelight Vigil

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center staff and community is heartbroken by the news of the tragic death of KU '22 alum, Ryan Padovani. Ryan worked for the center from fall 2019 until he graduated spring 2022. He was a kind and creative soul and was excited to be starting his career in professional writing. We will be holding a candlelight vigil in Ryan's memory 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Boxwood House backyard. Everyone is welcome. 

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

The Animated Arts Senior Exhibition in Sharadin Opens This Week

The seniors in the animated arts program would like to welcome you to their senior exhibition open now through Saturday, May 13, in the Miller Gallery, located on the first floor of the Sharadin Arts Building. The gallery is open daily from noon to 4 p.m. This exhibition of sight and sound features the art and animation from the various concentrations in the program including visual storytelling, concept art, animation, 3D modeling and game development. We would love to see you there.

Mark Bischel, Department of Art & Design

Student Success Workshops Requests

Student Success Workshops provide faculty and staff with presentations on topics relevant to college student success. Presentations include time management, test taking strategies, test anxiety and many more. Presentations are typically 40 minutes. Click here to request a fall 2023 presentation. If you have any questions, contact us at success@kutztown.edu.

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success & Academic Excellence


Biology Department Annual Awards

The Department of Biology recently held its annual awards ceremony. We congratulate the following award recipients:
- Samuel Gundy Early Achievement Scholarship in Biology: Abbie Banks and Isabelle Mack
- Department of Biology Academic Excellence Awards: Sydnie Bisesi, Jessica Haas, Nathan Hoffman, Emily Leggiero and Samantha Mikos
- Biology Department Outstanding Student in Major/Track Award: Molecular/Micro/Cell: Nathan Hoffman; PreMed/Health Careers: Samantha Mikos; Allied Health: Ciara Long; Marine Science/Biology:   Caroline Weber; Environmental Science/Biology: Emily Leggiero 
- Ronald R. Rhein Biology Scholarship: Elizabeth Hoffeditz
- CPUB Award: Outstanding student in Biology, usually involving research:  Sydnie Bisesi
- Cyrus E. Beekey Award: Outstanding Graduate in Biology: Nathan Hoffman
- Outstanding Student in Biology Award: Emily Leggiero
- Biology Department Research Recognition Award: Nicholas Heffelfinger

Department of Biology

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 10 All Day Period Product Drive
Boxwood House
May 11 11 a.m. Free Employee Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building
May 11 1 p.m. Surprise Retirement Reception: Simpson
Boehm Science Center
May 12 5 p.m. Graduate Spring Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 13 9 a.m. Commencement: COE and CLAS
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 13 2 p.m. Commencement: COB and CVPA
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 14 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Campuswide Electrical Shutdown
May 15 5:30 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum
May 17 9 a.m. Faculty Reflective Retreat
May 18 8 a.m. Procurement Retreat
103 Academic Forum

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 , 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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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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .