Daily Brief

November 25, 2020

Photo of June McQueen on the left and Jonathan Fernezan on the right.

left: June McQueen; right: Jonathan Fernezan

The American Legion awarded three of thirty-five American Legion Legacy Scholarships to Kutztown University students. Scholarship recipients are:
- Sergeant June McQueen, a junior in business administration/finance, is serving in the Army National Guard as a combat medic, emergency care;
- Specialist Micah Marushak, a sophomore in criminal justice, is serving in the Army Reserve as a military police;
- Specialist Jonathan Fernezan, a senior in information technology, is serving in the Army Reserve as a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer.
A special thank you to the American Legion Ray A. Master Post 217 who presented the awards.
     Office of Military and Veterans Services


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

Area of low pressure coming out of the Great Plains will move to our north. Warm southerly winds ahead of the system will push temperatures up and we should see a fair amount of sunshine. Cold front swings through that evening leading to showers overnight ahead of a rainy Thanksgiving Day. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds south at 10-15 mph.


Congratulations to faculty in communication studies at the 106th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association held virtually Nov. 19-22. NCA is the largest academic communication organization in the world. Dr. Deryl Johnson and members of NCA’s Diversity Council were awarded a special Presidential Citation for their work. Dr. Megan O’Byrne received two Top Paper Awards: “This land is our land: Protesting to protect places on the margin” in the Environmental Communication Division and “Bridging the divide: Advancing a social work theory in communication studies” in the Communication and the Future Division. Drs. Diana Ebersole, Marco Ehrl, Jessica Robinson and Deryl Johnson also presented papers.
      Mary Eicholtz, Department of Communication Studies

Dylan Gaspar ’16, M’18, mathematics and computer science, and Drs. Yun Lu, Myung Song and Fran Vasko, professor emeritus, Department of Mathematics, published “Simple population-based metaheuristics for the multiple demand multiple-choice multidimensional knapsack problem” in the International Journal of Metaheuristics. This article is the first literature presenting efficient and effective solutions for this problem. Statistical analyses were used to evaluate the methods.
     Myung Song, Department of Mathematics

The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, via Zoom Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472 Passcode: 400956 https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97587342472. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in University Senate D2L. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate


Nov. 25

All Day

No Classes – Administrative Offices Open

Nov. 26-29

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed

Nov. 30

8 a.m.

University Opens/Classes Resume

Dec. 3

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee

Dec. 3

4 p.m.

University Senate

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