Daily Brief

May 5, 2023

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Employer Relations at KU

The Career Development Center hosted an Employer Partners Breakfast on Wednesday, May 3 with remarks from President Hawkinson, a Gen Z presentation by Dr. Thomas N. Robinson III, and the opportunity to network with KU faculty, Extended Learning, Graduate Admissions and Alumni Engagement.

Kerri Gardi, Career Development Center

Communication Studies Student Awards

On Wednesday, May 3, the Department of Communication Studies presented the following awards:
- Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies for Academic Excellence: Avery Meiners, Perkasie, Pa.
- Outstanding Achievement for a Senior in Communication Studies: Lauren Jackson, Stafford, Va., Kyle Golden, Hellertown, Pa. and Wioletta Zieba, Bethlehem, Pa.
- Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies for Dedication and Service: Wesley Butler, Reading, Pa.
- Outstanding Senior in Social Media Theory & Strategy for Academic Excellence: Kayla Sherry, Tamaqua, Pa.
- Outstanding Achievement for a Senior in Social Media Theory & Strategy: Chloe Krempasky, Schnecksville, Pa., Emily Lynch, Fallsington, Pa., Emily Sewilo, Schnecksville, Pa. and Maggie Strawoet, Mercersburg, Pa.
- Outstanding Senior in Social Media Theory & Strategy for Dedication and Service:
Kaitlin Bilger, Macungie, Pa.
Congratulations to our communication studies seniors.

Emily Cripe, Department of Communication Studies


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

Coastal low will move to the east during the day. The low will still influence our weather as showers are possible. High temperature near 63.


May Parents and Family Bulletin

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.

University Relations

Reception for Dr. Ed "Doc" Simpson

The most senior member of the KU faculty will soon enter phased retirement, and before he disappears like the dinosaurs, we hope the KU community will join the department in celebrating Dr. Simpson's KU career. He's been here for decades but he still doesn't read the Daily Brief, so you need not worry that this announcement will ruin the surprise. Please stop by to enjoy some light refreshments and offer your congratulations, convey your well wishes, offer a few words of wisdom or share a story. We'll gather 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 11, first floor Boehm lobby.

Caecilia Holt, Physical Sciences

Finals Week Hours

Student Recreation Center:
- 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 10
- 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 11
- 6 a.m. to 2 p.m Friday, May 12
- Closed Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14
- Monday, May 15: Summer hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
- 8–9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9–10:30 p.m. Monday, May 8
- 8-9 a.m. and 9–10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9
- 8–9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 6–7 p.m. and 9–10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10
- 8–9 a.m. and 6–7 p.m. Thursday, May 11
- 8–9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 12
- Closed for the summer Saturday, May 13 through Saturday, Aug. 26

Tracy Turner, Rec Center


CS and IT Department Academic Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following Department of Computer Science and Information Technology students on receiving the department’s 2022–2023 Graduation Award for Academic Excellence:
– Atom Roese, B.S. Computer Science
– Spencer Paukstis, B.S. Information Technology
– Luis Feliz, B.S. Game Development
– Nathan Zolna, M.S. Computer Science (Combined B.S.)

Cynthia Sutjak, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Sheryl McKlveen Dissertation Defense

Kutztown University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work, is pleased to announce that Sheryl McKlveen, MSW, LSW, will be defending her Doctor of Social Work dissertation “Social Work Best Practices in Schools: Effect of Family-Focused Case Management on Rural School Students’ Success” 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9. Dissertation Chair: Dr. John Vafeas.

Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 5 11 a.m. Geography Lecture: Jana Houser
260 Boehm Science Center
May 5 7:30 p.m. KU Orchestra and Reading Choral Society
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 8 1 p.m. Slack & Zimmerman Retirement Celebration
Old Main lobby
May 9 10 a.m. CEL Advisory Board
6 Rohrbach Library
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
Date Time Event
May 5 Noon Baseball vs. West Chester (DH) (Senior Day)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

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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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 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 .