Daily Brief

August 30, 2022

New Officers for Council of Trustees

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees has new officers serving in leadership roles for the next two years, as approved at its June meeting. Mr. Robert Grim, Esq., will serve as chair; Mr. Dennis Giorno ’94 will serve as vice chair; and Mr. Kevin Harden Jr. ’07, Esq., will serve as secretary. The 11-member KU Council of Trustees sets broad policy and direction for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with the assistance of the university president.

University Relations

Kutztown Marching Unit

KUMU Welcomes Employees to New Academic Year

The Kutztown University Marching Unit welcomed employees to the 2022 Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration, Friday, Aug. 26.

University Relations

Weather

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

One more hot day before a cold front changes things to more comfortable conditions. Partly sunny, humid and hot with highs around 90. Watch for showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. In fact, some of them could turn strong to severe, something we haven’t had much this summer. South winds turning west tomorrow behind the cold front.

Announcements

Protection of Minors Policy-Registering University Sponsored Events

Happy first week Golden Bear faculty, staff, and administrators. This is just a reminder that any KU-sponsored event involving minors who are not currently enrolled KU students must follow the Kutztown University Protection-Supervision of Minors Policy. Program Facilitators must fill out the Minor's Program Registration form through ENGAGE if your event fits the following standards:
- The event participants could be minors that are not currently enrolled KU students.
-The event participants are actively participating in the event and are not just spectating.
For more information please visit the Protection of Minors website under the Office of Conference and Event Services. Click on the section titled "Requirements for University-Sponsored Events and Programs (Internal Groups)." You can also email or call our office.

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services

Congratulations to Dr. Chad

Please join the Student Success staff in congratulating Dr. R. Chad Brown on his new position as Director of Advising & First Year Programs at SUNY Canton.  Dr. Chad has worked at KU for 15 years in both Academic and Student Affairs.  Regardless of roles, Chad has always been focused on helping students succeed.  His last day will be Friday, Sept. 9.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Welcome Back Iced Coffee Station

Welcome back from University Well-being. Please enjoy a cup of iced coffee on us to celebrate your return. 9 a.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 30 you can find us on the Old Main Concourse while supplies last.

Erica Stratton, University Well-being

Apply for Funding Through the KU Giving Circle

The KU Giving Circle invites applications for funding from members of the KU community for the 22-23 academic year. Established in 2021, the Giving Circle seeks funding requests addressing needs as basic as program support or as diverse as funding for academic programs, athletics, student life activities, community outreach endeavors and special initiatives that will enrich the lives of students at KU. Applications can be submitted online or by compiling all information into one PDF before Friday, Sept. 9. Those initiatives that meet both the mission and the strategic imperatives established by the university and KU Foundation will be considered. Approximately $6,000 is available to award. For more information, contact KUF at together@kuf.org.

Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

KU Foundation is Hiring

The KU Foundation is hiring for the roles of Staff Accountant and Foundation Coordinator. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to employment@kuf.org.   

Kutztown University Foundation

KU Business Services

The Office of KU Business Services encompasses KU ID cards, mail counter services and vehicle registration and permits.  We are located in 107 Academic Forum and our phone number is 610-683-4825. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any of these services.

Jennifer Prevoznik, Office of Business Services

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. School Supply Drive

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated will be holding a Back-To-School Supply Drive from Aug. 15 through Sept. 7 to collect essential back to school supplies for the Opportunity House, Reading, Pa. We will have three drop-off locations available for your convenience: the Multicultural Center lobby; Stratton Administration Center lobby; and the McFarland Student Union information desk. Monetary donations can be made at www.opphouse.org/donate or use the QR code. Thank you for your support.

Amanda Garcia, Office of Greek Life

Doodling Helps You Focus

Join us for Doodle Day Thursday, Sept. 1. A Harvard University study found doodling improves memory recall, relieves stress and increases focus. Doodling also helps you relax, makes you more productive and helps you concentrate. Stop by one of the tables located in the Academic Forum, Rohrbach Library or Sharadin Art Building 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a chance to doodle and win prizes. Doodle Dogs will be at Sharadin for Pet Therapy 11 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the KU Health Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Essence Magazine, NAEA, AIGA, Shoofly, The KU Clay Club and the KU Art Club. Come by and be part of the fun.

Frances Cortez Funk, Health Center

Bagpipe Lessons

Are you interested in learning to play the bagpipes? The Kutztown Pipe Band offers free introductory bagpipe lessons to KU faculty, staff, and students as well as local community members. In-person group lessons begin 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Experienced pipers and drummers are also invited to join the band. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional details and to reserve your spot. 

Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences / Kutztown Pipe Band

Study Abroad Fair

There will be a Study Abroad Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 218 McFarland Student Union.  If you are interested in participating and assisting with the planning of the event, please reach out to Melissa Lincoln at lincoln@kutztown.edu.

Melissa Lincoln, Office of the Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning

Registration Now Open for PASSHE DEI SUMMIT

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce PASSHE's 2022 DEI Summit, which will be held virtually Nov. 2-4. This year's theme is "What does it mean to belong? Cultivating relationships and centering equity in our communities." Registration is free using this link:

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion & Outreach

Academics

Breakfast with the Provost

This academic year, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold would like to meet with groups of faculty from varying departments and career stages. In order to facilitate that, we have scheduled Breakfast with the Provost meetings every two to three weeks 8:30–10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Invitations will be sent to individual faculty members by e-mail. If you are unable to attend on a particular date, there will be other meetings throughout the academic year to attend. We wish you all the best as we begin a new school year.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Students Attending Adirondack Field Trip

Please excuse the following students from class Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 2. They will be participating in a geology field trip to the Adirondack Mountains, New York, Sept. 1-5.
- Branden Bilheimer
- Jaylin Calistro
- Jamie Cook
- Tessa Freed
- Ruby Funk
- Tate Krankoskie
- Kelly Normandin
- Kadisha Vallejo
- Alayna Rea
- Maggie Holman
- Michael Perrotta 
Thank you for your help and understanding.

Kurt C. Friehauf, Physical Sciences

Employment Opportunities
Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2022-0139 NEW - Special Events Coordinator Full Time 9/11/22
2022-0102 NEW - Admissions Clerical Assistant 2 Full Time 9/11/22
2022-0132 NEW - Campus Utility Manager Full Time 9/11/22
2022-0135 (INTERNAL) SBDC Marketing & Social Media Coordinator (INTERNAL) Full Time 9/1/22
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 Continuous
2022-0105 Enterprise Desktop Technologist Full Time 9/11/22
2022-0107 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0123 Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time 10/15/22
2022-0124 Budget Analyst Full Time 9/11/22
2022-0137 (internal) Utility Plant Operator 2 (internal) Full Time 9/1/22
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
OOC 22-012 Director of Construction Management Full Time 9/18/22
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Aug. 31 5 p.m. Birthday Bash for Wynnie
President’s House
Sept. 1 10 a.m. CommUnity Link Fair
Schaeffer Lawn
Sept. 1 11 a.m. Unity Day
Schaeffer Lawn
Sept. 1 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doodle Day
Academic Forum, Rohrbach Library
and Sharadin Art Building
Sept. 1 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Sept. 2 -- National College Colors Day
Sept. 5 -- Labor Day, University Closed

Athletics
Date Time Event
Aug. 31 6 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Pace
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Aug. 31 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Shepherd
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 3 11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Saint Michael’s
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 4 1:30 p.m. Field Hockey vs. So. Conn. St.
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)

Accommodations

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.