Daily Brief

Dec. 20, 2022

New Website Feature Story

Check out the newest feature story on the university website. Annmarie Sanderson is a Kutztown University sophomore on the road to achieving her dreams. A native of Emmaus, Pa., Sanderson is a biology major who has obtained a great deal of experience in academic research in a short time.

University Relations


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

Cold high pressure locked in today with fair skies and highs around 38. Light northwest winds.


Bid Threshold Increase

The bid threshold amount for 2023 increased from $21,900 to $22,500, effective Jan. 1. This applies to all competitive procurements, including construction. However, this threshold does not apply to contracts issued under master agreements, ITQs or other contracting mechanisms where the underlying contract was issued as a cooperative agreement via competitive solicitation or another contracting mechanism otherwise consistent with the requirements of the procurement code. In those cases, the terms of the underlying contract are followed.

Tammy Moyer, Financial and Business Services

Name Change for the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that as of Jan. 2, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching will embrace a broader mission at Kutztown University to include supporting faculty in their creative and scholarly work, as well as service. After consultation with various stakeholders, we are changing the name to “The Center for Engaged Learning.” Additionally, we are integrating the Office of Distance Education into the CEL and Douglas Scott will join incoming faculty director, Dr. Erin Kraal, as an integral member of the leadership team in the center. We look forward to the vision and energy that this merger will bring. Please direct any questions to Dr. Karen Rauch, interim vice provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

Wish You Well

Please join us for a small reception in honor of Dr. David Beougher noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, Graduate Center Lobby. There will be light refreshments. Please feel free to stop by and wish Dean Beougher the best as he embarks on his next exciting adventure.

Julie Fiorini, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Assessment Grant Call for Proposals

Faculty and staff, please consider submitting an assessment grant proposal for the 2023-2024 academic year. Proposals are due Monday, March 20. Eligibility and guidelines can be found at the link.  Please direct any questions to Michele Baranczyk. Additionally, a Zoom Q & A session will be held in late January to address any questions about the proposal and submission process.

Michele Baranczyk, Office of Assessment

Employment Opportunities

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


Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2022-0201 NEW - Postal Machine Operator - Clerical Assistant 2 Full Time 1/8/23
2022-0183 NEW - PT Executive Assistant to Executive Director SSBCI Full Time 1/2/23
2022-0207 (internal) NEW - MR2 - HVAC & Plumbing - 2nd shift (internal) Full Time 12/28/22
2022-0157 NEW - Patrol Officer Full Time 1/15/23
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0151 Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) Full Time Continuous
2022-0155 Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Full Time Continuous
2022-0166 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0203 Dean, College of Education Full Time 1/15/23
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 22-017 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer (REMOTE) Full Time 1/2/23
OOC 22-018 Data Scientist Full Time 12/23/22
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 21 6:30 p.m. Season of Light Holiday Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building
Dec. 26-Jan. 2 -- University Closed
Jan. 12 Noon David Beougher Reception
Graduate Center Lobby

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.

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 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 .