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August 17, 2016


The Daily Brief

Gina Laubach Employee of the Month July 2016 

Photo:  Gina Laubach, center, is congratulated by (L to R) Alexis Martin, employee relations manager, Human Resources; Sharon Picus, director, Human Resources; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, KU president; Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson and Wynnie.

Congratulations to Gina Laubach, Custodial Services, on being named Employee of the Month for July 2016.  Gina was nominated by Matt Santos, University Relations, and was one of dozens of nominations received.  Here is what Matt had to say about Gina.

"I am nominating Gina for this award, not for what she has done in the month of July 2016, but for what I have observed during all of my interactions with her since my first encounter in 2009. Our office was relocated to the newly renovated Education House, and Gina was assigned as our custodial services representative. In my nearly 30 year career, I have rarely encountered an individual with a disposition as cheery, an attitude as positive or a work ethic as strong as Gina's. Gina does a thorough job of cleaning the building, and taking care of everyone's work space to make it more comfortable for all. When we are on vacation, she uses that time to give our offices extra attention. She serves the university without the expectation of receiving any recognition for what she does. Gina also provides services to the President's Residence, Admissions, and Old Main. Gina strongly supports Goal 4 (university infrastructure) in her efforts, as she takes care of KU's public 'front porch'."

Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council.  A winner is selected each month and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year.  The Employee of the Month receives a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by Dr. Hawkinson.  

For more information on the award or to nominate someone, visit   




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

Partly sunny conditions in the wake of a cold front. Precipitation threat looks minimal for the first time in a week! High temperature in mid 80s. Winds northwest at 5-7 mph.





(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

August 17, 1958:  Dr. Quincy Rohrbach announces the completion of $3,121,609 in improvements to campus.  It includes reconstruction of the heating plant, steam transmission lines and installation of improved lighting for the biological laboratory.  Also completed is a program of care for campus trees, new electric lines and transformers and the replacement of the floors in the women's dormitory.  Schaeffer Auditorium also receives new curtains.  He announces a plan to add residence hall space for 660 students.




Kutztown University will host the Founders' Week 5K Cross Country Run and 150-yard Cub Dash on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in honor of its 150th year anniversary.  The races will begin and end on the North Campus athletic practice fields adjacent to Luckenbill Road. Official race timing will be conducted by Pretzel City Sports.  Registration for the 5K is $25 for non-students and $15 for KU students. The entry fee includes a t-shirt (guaranteed for all entries post-marked by August 31). Entry fees increase to $30 and $20 after August 31 and on race day. The 150-yard Cub Dash, scheduled for 6:15 p.m., is free and open to all kids 10 and under. Registration is required. T-shirts are not included for Cub Dash participants. Proceeds benefit the KU Sesquicentennial Student Scholarship Fund. The races are a part of the university's Founders' Week, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, and will be held rain or shine. To register on-line, visit  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at  

2016-0132 internal NEW - Information Technology Technician Full Time 8/19/16
2016-0148 internal NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift Full Time 8/19/16
2016-0147 internal NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift Full Time 8/19/16
2016-0151 internal NEW - Athletic Department Secretary Full Time 8/29/16
2016-0094 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0133 internal Facilities Front Office Clerk Full Time 8/25/16
2016-0135 Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Full Time 9/23/16
2016-0142 Consulting Specialist and Budget/Grant Analyst Full Time 8/17/16
2016-0143 internal College of Liberal Arts and Science Clerk Typist 2 Full Time 8/25/16
2016-0145 Admissions Recruiter (SUA1) Full Time 8/17/16
2016-0146 Assistant Director of Admissions (SUA2) Full Time 8/17/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary Part Time Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16




The Kutztown University women's basketball team is selling discount cards for $10 that will enable you to save money each time you support a business in Kutztown.  For more information and to order, contact head coach Janet Malouf at or (610) 683-4337. Cards will also be sold in the athletics office in Keystone Hall.  Discount cards are valid from August 2016 through June 2017.  See details here.    



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