Daily Brief

April 30, 2024

Men's Rugby Finishes Runner-Up at CRC National 7s

Kutztown University men's rugby ran through its first four matches, but upstart Wheeling stymied the Golden Bears in the Collegiate Rugby Championship National 7s Premier Cup championship match, 29-5, Saturday night, April 27, at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Kutztown reached the CRC 7s national title match for the fourth time in program history with a 24-14 victory over Iowa Central Community College in the semifinals earlier Saturday evening. The Maroon and Gold were looking for their second championship in three years after winning their first title back in 2022.

Sports Information


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

A cool front and trough approaches making today less warm than yesterday, but still above average temperature-wise. Expect high temperatures around 78 degrees under partly sunny skies. Watch for a drenching shower or thunderstorm late in the day or at night, but any storm should stay shy of severe criteria.


LVHN Mobile Mammography Coach on Campus

The Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will have its mobile mammography coach on campus 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Student Recreation Center. You can call 888-402-LVHN for an appointment, or stop by to see what appointments are open. Appointments are requested. If you are uninsured, see if you qualify for a free screening. Appointments are open to the campus and local communities ages 40 or older.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Services

Moments Create Movements: A Hip Hop Experience

Join the movement to empower the creatives, community and the culture as we pay homage to hip-hop for the dopest show at Kutztown University. Dance, music, art, spoken word, fashion and culture take center stage in the inaugural celebration in the shared effort to spread knowledge of and build community within the world’s most influential music genre. The hip-hop showcase includes many of our talented students from clubs including Black Flame, Catwalk, Pen2Paper, Hip-Hop club, and many more. Joining our talented students are several local guest artists. The showcase begins 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Schaeffer Auditorium. There will be a t-shirt giveaway. Food and beverages will be provided before the show, outside of Schaeffer, starting at 5:30 p.m. from The Taste Smokers BBQ. 

Marlene Nanouh Fares, Academic Enrichment

Restorative Practices Workshop

The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will host a two-day professional development workshop on "Restorative Practices" held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23, MSU (must attend both days). Lunch will be provided. This will be facilitated by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School. We are limited to 45 participants and currently have 10 spaces left. If you are interested, please contact Caecilia Holt (holt@kutztown.edu). Restorative Practices is an emerging social science that studies methods to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. In this professional development event, you will learn ways to foster and facilitate engagement and build positive relationships, whatever your sphere of influence is on campus.

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

First Destination Outcome Survey

Please remind graduating students to complete their First Destination Career Outcomes Survey in Handshake before graduation (and again at three and six months). Employer and graduate school information is shared with academic departments for your use and benefit.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


GEPAC Rating Day Professional Development Event

We invite faculty to join us 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, MSU, for Gen Ed Rating Day. All norming and rating for general education A1-A4 work products (written and oral communication) collected in Fall 2023 will take place during this dedicated workshop time. The new Category A: Analytic Rubrics can be found here. We are excited to continue developing analytic rubrics as they provide dimensional outcomes for the entire SLO. This process will help us close the loop as we take these outcomes back into the classroom for improved student learning. Thanks to everyone who participated in the revising process for these rubrics. Coffee and lunch will be served at the event. Please register at the link below. For any questions or concerns, please email gepac@kutztown.edu.

General Education Program and Assessment Committee

Employment Opportunities

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

Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2024-0028 NEW - PT Heritage Center Research
Access and Clerical Assistant
PT 5/10/24
2024-0061 (internal) NEW - Administrative Assistant 1
Rohrbach Library (internal)
FT 5/3/24
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist FT Continuous
2023-0183 Budget Analyst FT Continuous
2024-0027 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing FT Continuous
2024-0035 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist FT Continuous
2024-0045 APEX Government Marketing Specialists FT Continuous
2024-0055 Patrol Officer FT 5/5/24
2024-0056 Patrol Officer Trainee FT 5/5/24
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/28/24
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/28/24
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/28/24
OOC 24-12 ASA Executive Director for Administration FT 5/1/24
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 30 9 a.m. LVHN Mobile Mammograms
Student Recreation Center
April 30 Noon  Title III Grant Information Session
183 MSU
April 30 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate A
183 MSU
April 30 6:30 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 1 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate B
183 MSU
May 1 5 p.m. Communication Studies Showcase
223 MSU
May 1 7:30 p.m. Concert: Jazz Ensemble II
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 2 Noon Integrating Generative AI into Your Work
Zoom (RSVP)
May 2 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate C
183 MSU
May 2 7:30 p.m. Concert: Jazz Ensemble I
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 3 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate D
183 MSU


Acrobatics and Tumbling Ties for Fourth in Five-Element at NCATA Event Finals

In just its third season of existence, the Kutztown University acrobatics and tumbling team made its debut at the NCATA National Championships, Sunday, April 28. The Golden Bears, who qualified for the acro event five-element heat of the NCATA Event Finals, tied for fourth in the event, hosted by Fairmont State University.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
May 1 12:30 p.m. Softball vs. California (Pa.)
PSAC Championships
Quakertown, Pa. (Video | Stats)
May 1 4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. West Chester
(Video | Stats)
May 2 10:35 a.m. Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
Allentown, Pa. (Video | Stats | Tickets)
May 3-5 All Day Track and Field at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg, Pa.


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.

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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 .