Daily Brief

April 25, 2023

Professor Receives Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Kutztown University’s Samantha Nye, assistant professor of art and design, was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Nye was awarded for Film-Video and was one of 171 exceptional individuals selected from nearly 2,500 applications.

University Relations

2023 UGRC Faculty Mentorship Award

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, in collaboration with Undergraduate Research and Creativity, honored this year's recipients for the UGRC Faculty Mentorship Award. The ceremony took place as part of a special KU Inspires: Celebrating Research in the Arts Friday, April 22. The 2023 recipients are Drs. Colleen Clemens (English), Nicole Johnson (special education) and Dale Parson (CSIT). Photo left to right: Johnson, Parson, Lynn M. Kutch, UGRC Coordinator, Clemens.

Lynn Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Gavin Stone, Angie Hernandez, Victoria Fischer, Olivia Hartman, Maddy Graves

New SGB Officers Elected

Elections were held April 18 for the new SGB executive board. Please welcome the 2023-2024 KU Student Government Executive Board:
- President, Gavin Stone
- Vice President, Angie Hernandez
- Parliamentarian, Victoria Fischer
- Treasurer, Olivia Hartman
- Secretary, Maddy Graves

Jerry Schearer, Interim Dean of Students


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

High pressure brings another fair, cool day. High 59.


Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet Thursday, April 27.
Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building.
- Academic & Student Affairs Committee, 323 MSU.
- Finance, Property and Audit Committee, 322 MSU.
- Human Diversity Committee, 325 MSU.
- University Relations & Athletics and Advancement Committee, 324 MSU.
The Plenary Session will begin 3 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union Building.

Pam Rex, Office of the President

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit your nominations for the April 2023 Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

A Semester with Chat GPT

This joint CEL and Comp Conversations event considers how ChatGPT is influencing our teaching and impacting student learning. Some faculty are experimenting with AI in their courses or looking at the impact on student work. Feel free to bring in examples, questions, concerns; we’ll even have ChatGPT up to help answer them. Face-to-face conversation and actual (not virtual) cookies will be available 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 6 Rohrbach Library or you can join us via Zoom.

Amy Lynch-Biniek, Center for Engaged Learning

Third Annual English Language Learner Conference

The third annual KU-District Partnership English Language Learner (ELL) Conference is being held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Boehm Science Center. This conference features panels, workshops and presentations from keynote speakers, faculty and students focused on the needs of English language learners and bilingual education. This year's theme is "Creating a Culturally Sustaining Environment Through Collaboration of Community and Schools." Our featured keynote speaker is Dr. Tatyana Kleyn.

Brenda Muzeta, Secondary Education

Herr Food Presentation in Murshed's New Product Management

Herr Food Inc. executives, Bob Clark, vice president of Marketing; Bob Landry, vice president; and Bob Landis, senior vice president of Human Resources, presented in Dr. Murshed's new product management class. Students heard about and sampled the Sandwi-Chips, a new product recently introduced in a certain B2B setting. In an interactive session, students learned about the entire new product development process - from idea development, product concept, market testing to commercialization. Successful introduction of a new product is considered a daunting task and they shed light on this process and the role of various other elements. In this class, every student individually presents a new product idea and gives a group presentation predicting the success/failure of a recently introduced product based on diffusion theory. New Product Management is a restricted elective for marketing majors.

Feisal Murshed, Business Administration


Dissertation Defense

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work, is pleased to announce that Heather Miller, MSW, LSW, will be defending her doctor of social work dissertation, "Relational Connections for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: A Policy Content Analysis” 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, via Zoom; meeting ID: 966 0647 5933, passcode: 867765.
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Yasoda Sharma

Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

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
2023-0063 (internal) NEW - Utility Plant Helper
Full Time 4/28/23
2023-0030 Upward Bound Coordinator Full Time 5/1/23
2022-0157 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2023-0051 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0052 General Maintenance Repairman 2
Housing Zonal Maintenance
Full Time Continuous
2023-0053 Labor Relations & Classification Manager Full Time Continuous
2023-0055 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist Full Time 4/30/23
2023-0056 Executive Assistant to the Vice President
of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
Full Time 4/30/23
2023-0057 Assistant Director of Disability Services- Special Programs Full Time 4/26/23
2023-0058 Production Coordinator - 10m Full Time 4/30/23
2023-0059 Student Billing and Collections Manager (TEMP) Temp
Full Time
2023-0062 Assistant Director of Admissions Full Time 4/26/23
2023-0067 Executive Assistant to the
Chief Information Officer
Full Time 4/30/23
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 25 10 a.m. Steinway & Sons Spirio Demonstration
Wells-Rapp Center
April 25 6 p.m. Celebrated Piano Trios
Wells-Rapp Center
April 26 7:30 p.m. Tower Talks
103 Wells-Rapp Center
April 27 All Day Take Your Child to Work Day
Campus | Engage
April 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
April 27 11 a.m. Chat GPT, Center for Engaged Learning
6 Rohrbach Library | Zoom
April 27 1:30 p.m. COT Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
April 27 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Meeting
250 McFarland Student Union
April 29 9 a.m. English Language Learner Conference
Boehm Science Center
Date Time Event
April 25 1 p.m. Softball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 26 1 p.m. Softball vs. Wilmington (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 27 2 p.m. Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 28 TBA Women’s Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 29 TBA Women’s Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 29 1 p.m. Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 29 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 30 TBA Women’s Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club

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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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.