Daily Brief

April 18, 2023

Schlegel Selected as 2023 Circle of Excellence, Women of Influence Awards Recipient

Kutztown University’s Dr. Jennifer Schlegel, associate professor of anthropology, has been selected by Lehigh Valley Business as a 2023 Women of Influence and Circle of Excellence honoree. Women of Influence Awards honor high-achieving women for their career accomplishments. The honorees are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to mentoring. Circle of Excellence honorees are women of longstanding, notable success in the community who are leading the way for other women. To be eligible for the awards, the winners must live or work in the Greater Lehigh Valley region.

University Relations

Sylvia Orem, Chris Orem, Charles Orem, Lynn M. Kutch, Patrick Donmoyer

KU Alum Visits Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

KU alumnus and proud Pa. German Charles Orem, class of 1959, visited the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, where he received a personalized tour from director Patrick Donmoyer. He and his wife Sylvia both "grew up Dutch" in South Allentown. Modern Language Studies professor Lynn M. Kutch is Orem's daughter. Photo left to right: Sylvia Orem, Chris Orem, Charles Orem, Lynn M. Kutch, Patrick Donmoyer.

Lynn Kutch, Department of Modern Language Studies


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

Partly cloudy conditions today behind yesterday’s infiltration of cool air. It’ll be even cooler today coming it at only about 53 degrees for a high. A very brief, instability sprinkle cannot be ruled out, but the majority of the day will feature fair skies and dry conditions. A stiff breeze from the west will gust past 20 mph at times.


Road Closure South Campus Drive

South Campus Drive between Deatrick and Beck Halls will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Wednesday, April 19 for repairs. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

Broadway and TV Star Laura Benanti Closes KU Presents! Season

Tony award-winner and five-time Tony award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress. Her TV and film roles include "Gossip Girl", "Younger", "Worth", "Tick-Tick…Boom!" and many guest appearances. In 2019, Benanti made a triumphant return to Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center's acclaimed production of "My Fair Lady". Since making her Broadway debut at the young age of 18 as Maria in "The Sound of Music" opposite Richard Chamberlain, Benanti has wowed audiences in numerous musicals and plays. Her performance 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, Schaeffer Auditorium will feature songs from Broadway, jazz-influenced torch songs and comedic takes on beloved favorites with a liberal dose of her charming wit and humor. 
Tickets: $48, $43 for seniors and students. KU faculty and staff: $43; KU students: $10. KU faculty, staff and students access discounted tickets by using their MyKU Login

KU Presents!

Lunchtime Concert at Center for Mallet Percussion Research

The Center for Mallet Percussion Research, the university’s newly constructed building on north campus adjacent to Alumni Plaza, will host a welcome event for the campus and local community at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20. Guests can enjoy a brief concert, tour the museum and concert space and meet Dr. Matthew Coley, executive director and curator for the Center for Mallet Percussion Research. Special guests include Matt Holm, director of the Kent State University Percussion Ensemble, and composer Bjorn Berkhout.

Matthew Coley, Center for Mallet Percussion Research

Fitness Clinic, Competition and Art Walk at Keith Haring Fitness Court

Kutztown University sport management students and faculty are leading the charge to provide the campus and local communities exercise clinics and competitions 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, Keith Haring Fitness Court. Community members are welcome to attend the open fitness clinic 11 a.m. to noon, a competition of local organizations noon to 1 p.m., followed by an art walk celebrating Haring’s work, led by the Kutztown Community Partnership.

University Relations


GEAC Rating Day Professional Development Event

We invite faculty to join us for Spring 2023 Rating Day. All norming and rating for general education C1 and C2 work products this semester will occur during this dedicated workshop time. In addition to completing the rating of student work, we have several other outcomes of the day, including:
- Evaluate our newly updated analytic rubrics. These revisions are the result of continued conversations from faculty instructors.
- Promoting a more collaborative process with our colleagues across the university.  
- The in-person and synchronous nature of the day allows for faculty to discuss challenging ratings with one another, and faculty with less expertise in a specific area can engage in conversation with faculty with more experience in the specific content area. 
- A way to encourage conversation about teaching and assessment with colleagues from across the university. 
- Free coffee and lunch.
The event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 223 MSU. Please register by April 21.

Bethany French, General Education Assessment Committee

Employment Opportunities

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

Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
NEW-Academic Department Secretary- Cinema, Television and Media Production (internal) Full Time 4/21/23
2023-0055 NEW- Key & Lock/Card Access Specialist Full Time 4/30/23
2023-0058 NEW-Production Coordinator-10m Full Time 4/30/23
2023-0067 NEW-Executive Assistant to the
Chief Information Officer
Full Time 4/30/23
2023-0057 NEW-Assistant Director of Disability Services-Special Programs Full Time 4/26/23
2023-0062 NEW-Assistant Director of Admissions Full Time 4/26/23
2022-0157 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
Asst Coaches
2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool
2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
2023-0051 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0053 Labor Relations & Classification Manager Full Time Continuous
22-23 Clerical
Asst Pool
2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 23-04 Legal Fellow Full Time 4/19/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 18 11 a.m. Tuesday Tea Party
Formal Dining Room McFarland Student Union
April 19 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
April 19 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! Laura Benanti
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 20 11 a.m. Employee Planetarium Matinee Show
Grim Science Building
April 20 11 a.m. Elder Care Workshop
260 Boehm Science Center
April 20 11 a.m. Lunchtime Concert
Center for Mallet Percussion Research
April 21 9 a.m. Big Art Day
120 Sharadin Arts Building
April 21 4 p.m. UGRC Faculty Awards
13G Schaeffer Auditorium
April 23 3 p.m. Out of the Darkness Walk
Date Time Event
April 18 4 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Courts
April 19 3 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 21 1 p.m. Softball vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 22 12 p.m. Baseball vs. Shippensburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 22 1 p.m. Softball vs. Mansfield (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | 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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .