Daily Brief

April 26, 2022

Faculty Mentorship award recipients smiling and holding their awards

Faculty Mentorship Awards

Kutztown University's Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Advisory Board and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects awarded their second annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Mentorship Awards at a ceremony held Wednesday, April 20. The awards recognize excellence in faculty engagement with undergraduate researchers. The four award recipients (two STEM and two non-STEM) are Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu, mathematics, Dr. Carol Mapes, biological sciences, Dr. Yongjae Kim, sport management and leadership studies, and Dr. Jennifer Schlegel, anthropology and sociology. Congratulations to the recipients and thank you for your dedication to our students.

Heather Arbuckle, Kutztown University

Pennsylvania Cane Quest

The KU Braille Bears Club along with the non-profit agency, The Veering Cane, held the inaugural Pennsylvania Cane Quest on April 23 at Kutztown University. Children with vision loss from across Pennsylvania competed in travel challenges and were scored on cane safety and technique. While children were competing, parents participated in various sessions on state resources, technology and advocacy. More than 50 alumni and students in KU's visual impairment program volunteered to make the day a success.

Nicole Johnson, Special Education/Braille Bears


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


Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, Starbucks in MSU. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Office of the Provost

KU Philosophy Club Meets

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, Presidents' Room, 250 McFarland Student Union (Note: Change of location for this meeting only) and Zoom. Professor Roman Altshuler, Department of Philosophy and Government, will present "The Cultural Significance of Identity and Freedom." All are welcome.

Allan T Back, advisor, Philosophy and Government

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

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
NEW -Athletics Fiscal Assistant (internal) Full Time 4/29/22
2022-0034 NEW- Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
NEW - Anthropology & Sociology
Department Secretary (internal)
Full Time 4/26/22
2022-0052 NEW - Starfish Program Manager Full Time 5/8/22
2021-0155 Facilities Construction Project Manager (REPOSTED) Full Time Continuous
2022-0051 System Administrator Full Time 5/1/22
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time 5/1/22
2022-0035 Assistant Director of Admissions
Hispanic/Latino Recruitment
Full Time Continuous
2022-0033 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0032 Applications Developer 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0025 IT Contracting and Executive Support Manager Full Time Continuous
2022-0009 MR2 - Carpentry / Painter Full Time Continuous
Custodial Pool 2021-22 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/22
Clerical Pool 2021-22 Clerical Pool Full Time 6/30/22
Asst Coaches 2021-22 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/22
OOC 22-009 Staff Attorney Full Time 5/20/22
OOC 22-008 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer Full Time 5/1/22
OOC 22-007 TEMP Payroll Specialist Temp
Full Time
OOC 22-006 Assistant Director for Health Care Program Administration Full Time 5/1/22


Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 26 11 a.m. APSCUF Wellness Committee: Mindfulness
Register Here
April 26 7:30 p.m. Rock Band 2 and 3 Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 27 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
April 27 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union
April 27 7:30 p.m. Rock Band 1 Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 28 11 a.m. UCC
April 28 1:30 p.m. COT Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
April 28 3 p.m. Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union
April 28 11 a.m. KU Philosophy Club
250 McFarland Student Union
April 28 7 p.m. Open Recovery Meeting
Health & Wellness, Beck Hall
April 29 7 p.m. Spring Choir Concert
Georgian Room, Old Main
May 2 1:30 p.m. Vice Provost Search Open Forum/Candidate B
312 MSU | University Vice Provost Search
May 2 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center
May 4 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
May 4 1:30 p.m. Vice Provost Search Open Forum/Candidate C
312 MSU | University Vice Provost Search
May 5 6 p.m. Dinosaurs @ Dusk with Dr. Ed Simpson
KU Planetarium

Date Time Event
April 27 1 p.m. Baseball vs. USciences (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 29 2 p.m. Baseball vs. West Chester
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 30 1 p.m. Softball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)


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.

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 University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or 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 email at OCR@ed.gov.