Daily Brief

May 8, 2023

Trees with pink petals hanging over sidewalk with students



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

High pressure takes hold after a weak frontal passage the occurred Sunday night. Mostly sunny skies and dry northwesterly flow is expected. High temperature near 73.


Campuswide Electrical Shut Down Sunday, May 14

The campus electrical distribution system will be shut down from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 14. There will be no power to any campus building during that time. This work is necessary to perform required PMs on the university 69kV substation. Please make sure to save and power down your PC prior to this shutdown event. We plan to have facilities support staff on campus to address any service issues that may arise when the power returns. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

Retirement Gathering

Please join the Department of Modern Language Studies at a retirement gathering for Drs. Dawn Slack and Nancy Zimmerman. Refreshments will be served 1-3 p.m. Monday, May 8, Old Main Lobby. Come and wish them well and share a memory or two. We are looking forward to seeing you as we honor two of our cherished colleagues.

Greg Hanson, Department of Modern Language Studies

Period Product Drive

The Women's Center is accepting period products at the Boxwood House. Donations can be dropped off 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Wednesday, May 10. All products will benefit KU students.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Last Employee Planetarium Matinee Show This Spring

Faculty and staff, please join the Kutztown University Planetarium for the final documentary in the spring series 11-11:45 a.m. Thursday, May 11, Grim Science Building, for a free employee matinee "Black Holes - Journey into the Unknown."

Kurt Friehauf, Physical Sciences

AFSCME Local 2234 Memorial Day Parade

Join AFSCME Local 2234 in the Kutztown Memorial Day Parade 8-10 a.m. Monday May 29. Unite with our university and community honoring military personnel who lost their lives in service to our country. Email Vern immediately at vsv574@yahoo.com to sign up. Check your personal email from April 27 for more information.

AFSCME Local 2234 Executive Board


Aaron Harman Thesis Presentation

Aaron Harman, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science, will be giving a presentation on his thesis research 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 8, 158 Old Main. The university community is invited to this thesis presentation, titled "Development Methodologies in the Game Development Industry." For more information, please contact Donna DeMarco, instructor, Department of Computer Science.

Donna DeMarco, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Students Visit ADP Corporate Headquarters

ADP, Inc., a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, recently hosted a group of KU students at their main corporate office to learn about the company and why so many wonderful KU alum work there. Thank you to their staff for the hospitality.

Career Development Center

PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference

Save the date for the PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference to be hosted by Kutztown University, Saturday, Nov. 11.  The conference will feature a keynote speaker, oral and poster presentations by student participants, awards for best presentation, lunch and refreshments. This conference offers opportunities to all PASSHE students (undergraduate and graduate) to present any research they have conducted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines listed below). The online application/registration for the conference will be available in August with the tentative application deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Note that registration cost for accepted presenters and their mentors will be paid by the presenters’ home university. Contact Brooks Emerick with any questions bemerick@kutztown.edu.

Brooks Emerick, Department of Mathematics

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

Physical Sciences Commencement Awards

The Physical Sciences Department would like to congratulate all of the following award recipients:- Pauline B. and John E. Simpson Earth Science and Marine Science Graduation Award honoring the highest achieving student in Earth Science and Marine Science: Eric Rojas (Marine Science - Oceanography, Physics & Math Minors).- Charles H. Boehm Earth/Space Science/Astronomy Award honoring the highest achieving student in Secondary Education/Earth and Space Science: Katrina Stump (Secondary Education - Earth and Space Science, Geology Minor).- Roy W. Hamme Memorial Award honoring the highest achieving student in Physical Sciences: Zachary Raup (Physics - Astronomy).- American Chemical Society Award: Erin Dillon (Chemistry).

Caecilia Holt, Department of Physical Sciences

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 8 1 p.m. Slack & Zimmerman Retirement Gathering
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
May 14 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Campuswide Electrical Shutdown

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.

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 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 .