Daily Brief

Aug. 16, 2022

Biehl Named KU Employee of the Month for October 2021

Congratulations to Diane Biehl, clerical assistant, Women’s Center, on being named Kutztown University Employee of the Month for October 2021. Biehl’s nomination from Christine Price, director of the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center, can be read online.

University Relations

First-Year Seminar faculty

FYS Faculty Gather to Learn and Brainstorm

First-Year Seminar faculty convened Tuesday, Aug. 9 to learn more about the First-Year Experience (FYE) and available student resources.  Brainstorming among the faculty was a key feature of the day-long workshop.  This professional development session was led by FYE director, Dr. Mahfuzul Khondaker.

Andrea Kirshman, Retention and Student Success


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

Surface low pressure brings a chance of a sporadic shower or two today, but the majority of the day should be dry with a mix of clouds and some sun. Reasonably comfortable with a high of about 82.



On behalf of the Department of English and friends of Professor Emeritus, Dennis Bonser, we are saddened to share that Dennis passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10. A Funeral Mass was held Aug. 19. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kutztown University Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Kutztown, Pa 19530, with designation to the Men’s & Women’s Basketball programs. Read more about Dennis' 2005 Hall of Fame induction here. Visit his memorial page at the following link.

Department of English

Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration

Please join us Friday, Aug. 26 for the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration at Schaeffer Auditorium. Dr. Hawkinson and Cabinet members will provide university updates. Light breakfast will be available in the lobby starting at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. Please click on the link for the online registration.

Office of the President

Standard Administrative Office Hours

Just a reminder, the university returns to standard administrative office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an hour lunch, today, Monday, Aug. 22.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Boehm Water Service Shutdown

Water service to Boehm will be shutdown 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 19.  This disruption will also impact cooling to the building. This is in support of the Greenhouse project currently under construction. I apologize in advance for this disruption. Please contact Mark Prevoznik with any questions or concerns regarding this shutdown at prevozni@kutztown.edu.  

Bill Leech, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Professor and Alumnae Present at Conference

Dr. Lyn McQuaid, mathematics, and 2022 graduate Lindsey Moyer, secondary education mathematics with a minor in computer science, recently presented at a conference. Their conference talk was based on material from Moyer's Honors Capstone Project. Moyer will be starting work as a high school teacher at Oley Valley High School this fall.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

New Rohrbach Library Homepage

Rohrbach Library is pleased to announce a new homepage redesign. Please click on the included link for a sneak peak. Comments and suggestions are welcome, and should be sent to librarian Susan Czerny at czerny@kutztown.edu by Aug. 17. A podcast explaining the redesign is included here: https://www.screencast.com/t/VnIbqsxyQ
Please note: the link to the library's website, https://library.kutztown.edu, will remain the same once the transition is complete.

Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

Employment Opportunities
Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2022-0105 NEW - Enterprise Desktop Technologist Full Time 8/28/22
2022-0125&7 NEW - University Nurse - 9 months Full Time 8/28/22
OOC 22-012 Director of Construction Management Full Time 8/21/22
2022-0011 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time Continuous
2022-0034 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time 8/21/22
2022-0106 Assistant Director of Student Accounts Full Time 8/17/22
2022-0107 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0123 Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time 10/15/22
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
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 22-008 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer Full Time Continuous
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Aug. 22 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Standard Administrative Office Hours
Aug. 26 8 a.m.
9 a.m.
Faculty and Staff Convocation Celebration
Continental Breakfast
Schaeffer Auditorium


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.

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 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.