Daily Brief

April 16, 2024

(L to R): Dr. Radha Pyati, Penn State Berks; Dr. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Albright College; Dr. Glynis A. Fitzgerald, Alvernia University; Dr. Susan D. Looney, Reading Area Community College; Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Kutztown University.

Hawkinson Attends Alvernia Presidential Inauguration

President Hawkinson joined university leaders from the Higher Education Council of Berks County Friday, April 12, at the inauguration of Alvernia University president Dr. Glynis A. Fitzgerald. Photo (L to R): Dr. Radha Pyati, Penn State Berks; Dr. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Albright College; Dr. Glynis A. Fitzgerald, Alvernia University; Dr. Susan D. Looney, Reading Area Community College; Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Kutztown University.

University Relations

Braille Bears

Dine in The Dark

The Braille Bears held a Dine in the Dark at Kutztown University Saturday, April 13. Many alumni, students and families attended the event to raise awareness of visual impairments and learn about the visual impairment program. More than 75 people attended the event.

Dr. Nicole Johnson, Special Education


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

Mostly sunny, pleasant and dry. High near 70.


Artist Appreciation Sale

Save on discounts for art supplies and accessories at the KU Campus Store Tuesday, April 16. Spin the wheel to win free prizes. One day only. The prize wheel is in-store only; sale is in-store and online.

Kyle Rex, KUSSI

You're Invited to an Indian Cultural Celebration

Join us for an Indian Cultural Celebration 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Multicultural Center. All are welcome. From 5-6 p.m., local artist Mamta Kochhar, M.A., will lead an art workshop "Spring Festivities of India - Global Celebrations and Cultural Nuances" with mandala designs. There will be samosas and mango lassis to snack on and Bollywood music to listen to. From 6-7 p.m., there will be a throwing colors relay race Holi-style. Please make sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We'll be using powdered colors that can wash off. We hope to see you there.

Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center

Quartet for the End of Time, Faculty and Guest Artist Recital

Three faculty members from the Department of Music will perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research. Pianist Dr. Maria Asteriadou, clarinetist Dr. Aileen Razey and violinist Kurt Nikkanen will be joined by guest artist, cellist Wolfram Koessel from New York, to perform two major works by two iconic composers: Messiaen and Beethoven. Admission is free.

Maya Strava Kokkinou, Department of Music

KU Inspires Celebrates Research and Creativity Conference

Please plan to support the nearly 50 student researchers by attending this year's KU Inspires, A Celebration of Research and Creativity, Wednesday, April 17. In its fourth year, the event is an on-campus, low-stakes conference where students can share their ideas in a friendly environment. It runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a poster and artwork exhibit all day in the library and individual panels on the hour throughout the day. Formats include paper presentations, posters, artwork, original creative writing, comics and short films. Preview the program here.

Lynn Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, during her open office hour 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Bears Den 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.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

GEPAC External Reviewers - Open Forum for Faculty and Staff

The General Education Program and Assessment Committee (GEPAC) would like to announce that Kutztown University’s General Education program will host two external reviewers Monday, April 22, as part of its five-year program review process. Faculty and staff are cordially invited to an open forum with the external reviewers 1:30-2:30 p.m., 250 MSU. Any questions may be emailed to GEPAC at gepac@kutztown.edu.



New Transfer Honor Society Members

Tau Sigma, KU's transfer honor society, recently inducted 41 members into its Eta Mu chapter. These students transferred to KU in Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 and earned a least a 3.5 GPA in their first semester at KU. Tau Sigma will host various events for anyone to attend to support the academic success of KU students. Congratulations to our new members: Kara Armstrong, Ashlety Balbuena, Scott Bass, Elizabeth Behm, Halema Bobby, Maia Bondonese, Allison Borelli, Emily Boyle, Kasandra Brittenburg, Dillen Caprice, Kevin Chevez, Tia Cooper, Bryan Correia, Valerie Davidheiser, Alyvia Feichtel, Megan Flynn, Sienna Forster, Charles Fries, Allison Gerancher, Delaney Gottschall, Emma Hope, Brianna Jerome Hidalgo Velez, Payton Jones, Anastasia Kelsall, Cole Keifer, Eve Levy, Kate Macdonnell, Remy Menegaux, Emma Moody, Johnny Myers, Sabrina Myers, Madeline Nesfeder, Jennifer Newman, Karianne Opalach, Madelyn Putt, Madison Seier, Ryan Smith, Joshua Swint, Ally Towson, Noah Vivian, Hannah Wanko, Morgan Werley, Juliann Yenser, Rily Zeigenfuss and Katelin Ziedelis.

Briana Zdradzinski, Tau Sigma, Eta Mu Chapter Co-Advisor

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
2024-0045 NEW - APEX Government Marketing Specialists Full Time 4/26/24
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0183 Budget Analyst Full Time Continuous
2024-0027 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing Full Time 4/28/24
2024-0035 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist Full Time 4/21/24
2024-0054 Help Desk Analyst Full Time 4/21/24
2024-0055 Patrol Officer Full Time 5/5/24
2024-0056 Patrol Officer Trainee Full Time 5/5/24
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/28/24
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/28/24
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/28/24
OOC 24-10 Staff Attorney (Transactional) Full Time 4/28/24
OOC 24-11 HRSSC - Benefits Administration Manager Full Time 4/21/24
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 16 2:30 p.m  Dissertation Defense: Marissa Wallace
243 Beekey
April 16 5 p.m. Indian Cultural Celebration
Multicultural Center
April 16 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble IV
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 17 8 a.m. Dissertation Defense: Ana Bogota
245 Beekey 
April 17 9 a.m. KU Inspires
Rohrbach Library
April 17 10 a.m. Blood Drive
218 MSU
April 17 2 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den MSU
April 17 4:30 p.m. UGRC Mentorship Award Ceremony
183 MSU
April 17 5 p.m. Indian Cultural Celebration
Multicultural Center 
April 17 7:30 p.m. Concert: Latin Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 17 7:30 p.m. Quartet for the End of Time
Wells-Rapp Center
April 18 11 a.m. Elder Care Workshop 
102 Academic Forum (Zoom
April 18 7 p.m. Ride the Cyclone Musical 
Schaeffer Little Theatre
April 18 7:30 p.m. Blackjack!: The Road to 21
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 19 10 a.m. Big Art Day 
Sharadin Arts Building 
April 21 1:30 p.m. Concert: Trombone Choir
114 Schaeffer
April 21 3 p.m. Golden Bear Dance Company
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 21 3 p.m. Out of the Darkness Walk
April 22 1:30 p.m. GEPAC External Reviewers
250 MSU 
April 23 11 a.m. CSIT Thesis Presentation
April 23 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble III
Schaeffer Auditorium


Acrobatics and Tumbling's Five-Element Heat Qualifies for NCATA National Championships

Golden Bear acrobatics and tumbling will continue its competitive year into the postseason as the five-element heat qualified for an at-large berth to the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships in the Individual Event Final at Fairmont State University Sunday, April 28.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
April 16 1 p.m. Softball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)
April 16 2 p.m. Tennis vs. Bloomsburg (M&W)
Keystone Courts
April 17 3 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Shepherd 
Keystone Field (Video | Stats)
April 19 TBA Tennis vs. Edinboro (M&W)
Keystone Courts 
April 20 11 a.m. Tennis vs. Mercyhurst (M&W)
Keystone Courts 
April 20 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Mansfield
North Campus Field (Video | 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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