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Events

Wips AMBER STEET

CHOPPED CHALLENGE

HONORS BEARFEST TABLE

APRIL 17 | 8PM | HONORS HALL

APRIL 28 | 11AM-2PM |DMZ

APRIL 17 | 11AM | HONORS

a cooking competition and help

BINGO NIGHT

APRIL 19 | 5PM | HONORS

decide at the end who created the

KU MANOR

best dishes! Food donations are

More information to be

welcomed.

announced!

BOWLING

FOO D DRIVE

APRIL 18 | 8PM | HEISTER LANES

KU MANOR

Leaving Honors Hall at 7:30. $4

Donations will benefit

Shoes & $1 Games. Sign up on Mrs.

Kutztown Food Pantry.

S’s Desk.

More information to be

Come join Honors Hall council for

NEAL KERSCHNER

“I love w o r k in g w i t h yo u gu ys. It’s great to w o r k w i t h a b u n c h o f stu den t s w h o a re se r io u s ab o u t co l lege.” Mrs. S

announced! CAPSTONE LUNCH AND LEARN APRIL 24 | 11AM-2PM | HONORS HALL

OPEN FORUMS FOR HONORS

Come ask questions about your

DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

capstone!

TO BE ANNOUNCED Come and ask questions to

DE-STRESS WITH RECESS

potential honors program

MAY 2 | 5PM | HONORS PARKING LOT

director candidates.

Come join us for fun and games!

Illustrations by FreePik


night at the planetarium by Katelyn M elder On March 22, the KU Honors Program presented Night at the Planetarium, which was h o s te d b y D r. Ph i l l Re e d , a n as t ro n o my p ro fe ss o r w i t h t h e re s p o n s i b i l i ty o f r u n n i n g the planetarium. Around 25 students, Honors Program members and their friends, attended the event in the Grimm Planetarium. At Night at the Planetarium, students had the opportunity to watch “Planet 9,� a show based on a theoretical ninth planet beyond Pluto that has yet to be discovered and explored. The existence of this planet could explain gravitational and orbital movement of outer objects. After watching the show, Dr. Reed gave students a glance at a Beatles Laser Light Show.


congratulations seniors! Fall 2017

Amandamae Baettcher Franรงois Bessi ng Shannon McCarthy Megan Middlebrook Erin Palmer Stefani Wharton

Spring 2018 Katie Bahr

Nathaniel Brocato Alyssa Daney

S p ec i al congra t ula t i ons to graduate assi stan t , As hley H i lle gas , on ear ning he r mas te rs de gre e !

Sierra Fry Shannon Golden Matthew Harris Erika Hewston Kariana Leinbach Shannon McCray Karli Molignoni Charles Saternos Ethan Wallace Sara Wingert Fikir Wordofa


STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS PAYTON GREGORY

HELEN KERSHNER

ZAC REITNAUER

Payton was just inducted into

She is a future Honors Hall

He is a great CA for the

NRHH for her outstanding

CA , a current RHA rep, a

Honors Building and takes

involvement within her

hard worker, and one who

pride in his job. He cares

residence halls. In two

always does more than her

about his residents. He is

short semesters on campus,

fair share and keeps her

the leader of the Quidditch

she has become president

word. I think she deserves

team on campus which

of Schuylkill Hall Council

more recognition than she

has given many different

and a desk receptionist in

currently gets; she tends to

students an opportunity to

quietly do her work, but she

come together.

Schuylkill Hall .

does it above and beyond KERI APPLEMAN

e x p e c ta t i o n s , i n s i d e a n d

SARA WINGERT

Keri has donated a

out of academics.

Sara has been Honors Hall

lot of time, money,

CA for three years. She has

and energy into

ALEXIS WILLIAMS

been great at her job and

the Four Diamonds

Alexis has really stepped

s h e i s a l w a y s t h e re f o r

organization which

up in her role as the chair

her residents and always

raises money for

of programming for honors

puts on fun and creative

children

with

club. She is also a great

programs. Sara is an overall

cancer to eliminate

s t u d e n t a n d s e r ve s a s a

s w e e t p e rs o n w h o ca re s

or minimize the

positive role model for

about everyone. She brings

bills the families

incoming students.

a positive attitude wherever

have to pay.

she goes.


MRS. FORTE HONORS DIRECTOR by Gabe Olah For those who have been

t h e H o n o rs Pro g ra m , a w o rd o f

keeping in touch with Mrs.

advice Mrs. Forte would give to

Fo rte, you likely know that she

all current and future Honors

i s re t i r i n g a f te r t h e co n c l u s i o n

students is this: the Capstone

of the semester. While we do not

Project is not a burden, but look

yet know who is taking over her

at it as a project that will boost

p o s i t i o n a s t h e H o n o rs Pro g ra m

your resume substantially. One of

D i re c t o r, w e d o k n o w s o m e t h i n g

her favorite stories to tell is the

else: Mrs. Forte has been a terrific

story of an education major who

motivator, an excellent encourager,

was interviewed for a position that

and a passionate advocate to many

was already going to be filled by

people in the Honors Program.

a n i n - h o u s e p ro s p e c t . H o w e v e r,

existing clients and working in

the student’s Capstone Project

the industry on various projects.

In her nine years as the Honors

so impressed the Principal that it

On top of this, Mrs. Forte is also a

Pro g ra m D i re c t o r, t h e o n e t h i n g

resulted in her getting the job over

grandmother, and intends to spend

Mrs. Forte has enjoyed doing the

the in-house candidate.

precious amounts of time with her

most was connecting with students.

two year-old grandson.

With the amount of paperwork

A second piece of advice from Mrs.

s h e h a n d l e s o n a re g u l a r b a s i s ,

Fo r t e c a n b e s u m m e d u p i n s i x

From all of us at Kutztown University,

it became a necessity to delegate

words: do your best and be honest.

THANK YOU SO MUCH MRS. FORTE!

responsibilities to two wonderful

M rs . Fo r te h o l d s t h e s e w o rd s i n

g ra d u a t e a s s i s t a n t s s o t h a t s h e

high esteem because they promote

could continue to connect with

integrity and honesty, characteristics

students one-on-o ne. The biggest

t h a t al l H o n o rs s t u d e n t s s h o u l d

benefit she reaped is testimonials

proudly possess.

from other students with regards to how the Honors Program aided

For Mrs. Forte, life after Kutztown

t h e m i n b e i n g e m p l o y e d b e f o re

will not be about sitting in front of

re ce i v i n g t h e i r d e g re e s . H e a r i n g

a television watching Netflix every

these encouraging tales has created

day. This hard-working individual

some of her greatest memories.

will resume her costume designing

On the subject of the benefits of

c a re e r, c o n t i n u e s e w i n g f o r h e r


BIRTHDAYS May

June

Madison McLelland - May 1

Cody Kelley - June 1

Abigail Holtman - May 2

Allison Kostaras - June 3

John Lukan - May 2

Stefani Wharton - June 3

Takumi Hawes - May 6

Gabriel Olah - June 4

Kaleigh Moran - May 6

Zaren Kerper - June 6

Kimberly Winters - May 8

Joanna Redcay - June 7

Christina Baker - May 11

Megan Meyer - June 8

Colin Sawyer - May 14

Kira Bartlett - June 11

Wyatt LeDuc - May 17

Natalie Kreider - June 13

Megan Brady - May 19

Margo McGeehan - June 14

Ashley Gebhard - May 20

Alyssa Daney - June 16

Eirene Hoover - May 21

Samantha Paine - June 18

Rebecca Duca - May 22

Zachary Reitnauer - June 19

Brroke Eshbach - May 24

Alyssa Kline - June 22

Elizabeth Tumbleson - May 24

Matthew Cohen - June 25

Jacob Kistler - May 26

Erin Crawford - June 26

Sara Wingert - May 31

Cody Crumling - June 26 Theresa Quendenfeld - June 26 Elizabeth Burrell - June 27 Jason Leonardo - June 28

Honors May 2018 Newsletter  

Illustrations by FreekPik

Honors May 2018 Newsletter  

Illustrations by FreekPik

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