Daily Brief

May 7, 2024

(L to R): Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and ESU president Kenneth Long

Golden Bears and Warriors Baseball Play at Coca-Cola Park

Kutztown University baseball played East Stroudsburg University at Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Thursday, May 2. KU president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, his wife, Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, and ESU president Kenneth Long were in attendance.

University Relations


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

A stationary front draped over the area will keep conditions unsettled, although we should see a little more in the way of some partially sunny periods amidst all the clouds and chances for showers. Speaking of those shower chances, they look at only about 30% today, but enough that you’ll want to keep an umbrella nearby just in case a shower or thundershower pops up. High temperature around 76 today.


Important Year-End Due Dates - Business Office

As we approach the end of our fiscal year, Sunday, June 30, please remember important due dates for procuring goods and services, processing travel expenses, utilizing your purchasing card and making budget transfers. A listing of due dates can be found on our website.

Jon Vavro, Office of the Controller

You're Invited to a 'Friends of Pete' Lunch and Learn

Kutztown University is partnering with Pete Reinke, Business Development Officer and assistant vice president at Univest Bank, founder of Friends of Pete and a LINC Lehigh Valley Super Connector for a unique on-campus experience 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 218 MSU. Hosted at Kutztown University for the first time, please join us for a Friends of Pete 'Lunch and Learn.' These Lunch and Learns are carefully curated to bring together a wide spectrum of professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs, to share experiences and strategies for business and personal development. Registration is required and space is limited. Please contact ganley@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Chad Ganley, Career Development Center


Counseling Students Present at ACA World Conference

Rachael VanDoren and Elisabeth Hutchinson, graduate students from the counseling program, delivered a highly successful presentation Sunday, April 7, American Counseling Association's World Conference, New Orleans, La. The students presented alongside Dr. Donna Sheperis from Palo Alto University and Dr. Ann Ordway from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
The presentation, which focused on the ethical and legal challenges related to practicing counseling across state lines, attracted more than 300 participants. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the session, the conference organizers requested that the presenters deliver a second session to accommodate additional attendees. The second presentation was equally well-received, with more than 150 participants in attendance.
The success of the presentations has led to further recognition for the presenters. The American Counseling Association has invited VanDoren, Hutchinson, Sheperis and Ordway to deliver a webinar on their topic in the near future. This opportunity highlights the importance and relevance of their presentation for professional counselors.

Carl Sheperis, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

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: Nathan Doyle and Elizabeth Miller.
 - Department of Biology Academic Excellence Awards: Abbie Banks, Emily Hewko, Elizabeth Hoffeditz, Shannon Keller, Ethan Kucharski, Alayna Rea, Brittany Shuba.
 - Ronald R. Rhein Biology Scholarship: Therese Coleman.
 - CPUB Award: Outstanding Student in Biology, usually involving research: Shannon Keller.
 - Cyrus E. Beekey Award: Outstanding Graduate in Biology: Elizabeth Hoffeditz.
Biology Department Outstanding Student in Major/Track Award:
 - Organismal/Ecology: Elizabeth Hoffeditz.
 - PreMed/Health Careers: Ethan Kucharski.
 - Allied Health: Emily Hewko.
 - Marine Science/Biology: Kevin Stover.
 - Environmental Science/Biology: Alyana Rea.

Biology Department

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 8 11 a.m.  P-Card Training
May 8 4 p.m. Dr. Therese Maskulka Memorial Service
Atrium, de Francesco
May 8 4:30 p.m. Dissertation Defense: Jessica L. Schoonmaker
May 9 4 p.m. Senior Toast
Alumni Plaza
May 10 5 p.m. Graduate Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 11 9 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement: COE, CLAS
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 11 2 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement: COB, CVPA
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 15 11 a.m. Friends of Pete Lunch and Learn
218 MSU (Info)

Jardine accepting award from PSAC Commisioner

Two Golden Bears Win Titles at PSAC Track and Field Championships

Joe Jardine won Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships in the long jump and pole vault and was named the 2024 Most Outstanding Field Athlete at last weekend’s PSAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 3-5, Shippensburg, Pa. Kevin Givone threw a personal-best and won the javelin title. The Golden Bear men finished fourth of 12 teams, with the women finishing fifth of 15.

Sports Information

Softball Earns Bid to NCAA Tournament

The Golden Bear softball team heard its name called Monday morning, May 6, during the NCAA Division II Softball Selection Show. Kutztown University earned the four seed in the Atlantic Region and will head to the top seed and host East Stroudsburg later this week for Regionals. The Golden Bears (33-22 overall) will meet the fifth seed, Shippensburg (33-19), in their first game, Thursday, May 9. Regionals is set to run through Saturday, May 11. It is the fourth straight trip to NCAAs for KU.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
May 7 4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg
PSAC Quarterfinals
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)
May 9 1:30 p.m. Softball vs. Shippensburg
NCAA Atlantic Regional
East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Video | Stats)

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