Daily Brief

April 12, 2022

Rylee Derr smiling and holding up her Chambliss Academic Achievement Copper Medal

Rylee Derr – Copper Medal

Rylee Derr is from Lititz, Pa. and graduated in December with dual degrees in special education and elementary education. She was awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Copper Medal for noteworthy achievements in athletics. Derr has been a starter and member of the KU women's basketball team since 2017 and led the Golden Bears to two PSAC East titles, two PSAC Final Four appearances and the program's first NCAA Tournament since 1996. Derr is the all-time leading scorer in KU women's basketball history. She also holds the school record for three-pointers made in a game, season and career. She is a three-time All-PSAC selection, was the KU Freshman of the Year and has made the Dean’s List and been named a PSAC Scholar-Athlete every year. She was the team captain this season and returned to complete her four years of athletics due to COVID-19. In doing so, she is pursuing her master's degree in education and her reading specialist certification. Derr aspires to become a teacher and remain involved in basketball.

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Equity and Awareness in the Arts Virtual Lecture Series

Rose DeSiano Galjanic, professor of Photography and Studio Art, in collaboration with Kutztown University Visual Arts have curated the Equity and Awareness in the Arts virtual lecture series for the 2022 spring semester. The series of remote, live events are broadcast via KU's Art and Design YouTube channel. This lecture series brings together artists, designers, curators, public artists, children's book illustrators, interactive media and museum union leaders who share their creative processes, research and their diverse artistic practices. Speakers will address issues of climate change, social injustice, minority biases and arts as activism. In addition to KU students, faculty and staff, it is free and open to the public.

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Clay Club Cup Sale

The Clay Club Cup Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Table D, McFarland Student Union Building.  Stop by to pick up your next favorite mug or cup. All pieces are handmade by current ceramics students.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Multicultural Marketplace

The Multicultural Center's Marketplace will be held noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on the DMZ, and will feature local vendors and a food truck. All faculty, staff and students are welcome. We hope to see you there.

Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center

CET Open House

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is hosting an open house 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the new CET office located in 6 Rohrbach Library. Please join us to see the new space and to engage in conversation with colleagues about the center and its work. Amy Lu, director, will be present with our special guest, Jack Schellenberg, who served as the first CET director. Refreshments will be provided.

Amy Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

KU Philosophy Club

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in 322A Old Main and Zoom. Professsor John P. Lizza, Department of Philosophy and Government, will present "What's A Metaphysician Supposed To Do?" This presentation is open to the campus community.

Allan T Back, Philosophy and Government

AFSCME Membership Meeting

AFSCME 2234 members, please join us for our monthly membership meeting at 5 p.m. today, Monday, April 18, in 203 Academic Forum. If you have any questions, please attend and we will be glad to address your concerns.

Christina Ferris, AFSCME

Pinchas Zukerman Masterclass

World renowned violinist and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman will be giving a masterclass for the KU Department of Music, 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in Schaeffer Auditorium. With a celebrated career encompassing five decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today's most sought after and versatile musicians - violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician. He is renowned as a virtuoso, admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship, which can be heard throughout his discography of more than 100 albums for which he gained two Grammy® awards and 21 nominations.

Peter Isaacson, Department of Music

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Hope walks at Kutztown University. Please join The National Alliance on Mental Illness Kutztown University Chapter (NAMI KU) for the eighth Annual Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, April 24, on the DMZ.  Our opening ceremony begins at 3 p.m., and the walk will start at approximately 3:45 p.m.  Register your team online at www.afsp.org/. All proceeds from the walk will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Established in 1987, the AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
- Funding scientific research
- Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
- Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
- Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide

Patricia Ann Brenner, NAMI KU

Bring Your Child to Work Day

Thursday, April 28, is Bring your Child to Work Day, also called Bring Your Son or Daughter to Work Day. This day intends to give children a glimpse into the working world of their parents under parental supervision. The objective is to inspire and build a solid educational foundation for young children. The Commission on the Status of Women, in collaboration with the Women’s Center and other campus entities, is organizing this event. Please register using the link below by April 25. For more information, please contact: Jackie Fox <jfox@kutztown.edu>, Christine Price <price@kutztown.edu>, or Yasoda Sharma <sharma@kutztown.edu>, from the Commission on the Status of Women.

Yasoda Sharma, Commission on the Status of Women

Little Cubs Field Hockey Multi-Night Camp

Kutztown University field hockey will hold its first ever Little Cubs Camp for boys and girls ages 6-12, Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4, 6-7 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium. The Little Cubs field hockey camp is designed to give boys and girls of all skill levels an opportunity to train with the KU coaching staff and players. The camp will include learning skills during multiple stations run by staff and current players. There will also be the opportunity to compete in a series of fun competitions. To end the camp, there will be a Q&A session with the current team and coaching staff. The cost for the camp is $50 (includes all three nights and a t-shirt; must sign up before April 30). Please click here to register: https://kutztown.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1675. For more information, contact KU field hockey coach Marci Scheuing at 610-683-4378, or by email at scheuing@kutztown.edu.

Marci Scheuing, Athletics

KU Arts Society Kids Summer Art Camps

The Kutztown University Art Society is piloting a new art summer camp this year for elementary students on the KU campus. Limited availability, sign your child up today.
- Wild About Art: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 11-15. Grades 1, 2 and 3. Certified art teacher CJ Matz. Cost: $175. Have your child experience the transformative power of art and nature. Join us for a week of artmaking focused on the natural world. Campers will engage in creative projects that include drawing, painting, printmaking, weaving, and recycled art. They will learn about native plants, ecosystems, and critters found right in their backyard and create hands-on artwork that connects them to their local environment. No hiking boots required.
- Exploration Station: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 11-15. Grades 4, 5 and 6. Certified art teacher Amanda Seanor. Cost: $175. Expand your horizons in art by exploring new materials, processes and ideas.  Campers will explore different types of art processes and mediums from bookmaking, origami, fabric dyeing and collaging.  When we aren’t in our Exploration Station (the art studio) we will be outside enjoying outdoor activities and exploring the campus, so bring your sunscreen.

Karen Stanford, Kutztown University Art Galleries

Employment Opportunities

These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):

Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2021-0051 Patrol Officer Full Time 6/30/22
2022-0008 Health and Wellness Office Manager Full Time 4/17/22
2022-0009 MR2 - Carpentry / Painter Full Time Continuous
2022-0011 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time 4/24/22
2022-0025 IT Contracting and Executive
Support Manager
Full Time 4/17/22
2022-0032 Applications Developer 2 Full Time 4/24/22
2022-0033 Systems Analyst Full Time 4/17/22
2022-0035 Assistant Director of Admissions Hispanic/Latino Recruitment Full Time Continuous
2022-0046 (internal) MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (internal) Full Time 4/12/22
2022-13&14 2022 Summer Painter - Temporary Temp Full Time 4/24/22
Asst Coaches 2021-22 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temp Part Time 6/30/22
Clerical Pool 2021-22 Clerical Pool Full Time 6/30/22
Custodial Pool 2021-22 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/22
OOC 22-006 Assistant Director for
Health Care Program Administration
Full Time 4/17/22
OOC 22-007 TEMP Payroll Specialist Temp Full Time 4/17/22

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 13 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
April 13 10 a.m. Clay Club Cup Sale
Table D, McFarland Student Union Building
April 13 Noon Multicultural Marketplace
April 13 2:30 p.m. CET Open House
6 Rohrbach Library
April 18 4 p.m. Remembrance Reception: Dr. Ann Gundry
Old Main Concourse
April 18 5 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
203 Academic Forum
April 19 Noon Languages and Careers Panel
287 Old Main | Zoom
April 19 7:30 p.m. Single Reed Concert
Georgian Room
April 20 All Day KU Inspires-A Celebration of Research and Creativity
Rohrbach Library and 183 MSU
April 20 4 p.m. UGRC Faculty Mentorship Award Ceremony
183 McFarland Student Union | Zoom
April 20 4 p.m. Cook Off Crowning
April 20 6 p.m. KU Arts Society Induction Ceremony
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 20 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: Pinchas Zuckerman Trio
Schaeffer Auditorium

Date Time Event
April 13 1 p.m. M/W Track & Field vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium
April 13 3 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Courts
April 13 4 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 14 9 a.m. M/W Track & Field vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium
April 15 2 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Shepherd
Keystone Courts
April 15 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Shippensburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 15 2:30 p.m. Softball vs. Mansfield
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 16 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 16 1 p.m. Softball vs. Bloomsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats)


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 DSO@kutztown.edu, 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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