Daily Brief

Dec. 6, 2022

Pig at Christmas on the Farm Event

Christmas on the Farm 2022

Thank you to those who attended this year's Christmas on the Farm, hosted by the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center.
Don’t forget to visit our new exhibition, Mountain Mary, Contemporary Visions of the Sainted Healer, celebrating the life and legend of Berks County healer, Anna Maria Young (1744-1819) of the Oley Hills. The exhibition is located nearby on campus, in the new DeLight E. Breidegam Building, Headquarters of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, 15155 Kutztown Road.

University Relations


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

Weak low pressure brings a mainly cloudy day today with periods of showers and light rain. High temperatures right around 50. Precipitation on the order of a quarter to a half inch.


Holiday Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days

Faculty and staff will receive 35% off any regular-priced apparel and gift items and 15% off tech accessories and art supplies in store Monday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 9 (discount cannot be combined with any other offers, does not include tech hardware and software). Please present your KU I.D. at the register to receive the discount.

KU Campus Store / KUSSI

KU Print Center

The KU Print Center is here to help with your holiday card printing needs and custom gift ideas. We can do personalized wall art or pictures on wood, acrylic or any flat surface, mouse pads, luggage tags, journals, puzzle boards, ornaments, coasters, cutting boards, golf balls and so much more. Call us for more details at 610-683-4116.

Elizabeth Pflugler, KU Print Center

Pennsylvania SBDC Announce New Advisory Board Members

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), leaders in providing consulting and training to small businesses and supporting business start-ups and existing business expansion, announce the addition of two new members to their advisory board. The new members of the advisory board are Richard "Rick" Turner, MBA and Joseph "Joe" Wilson. Turner and Wilson both have long, tenured individual careers and relationships with the Pennsylvania SBDC. Turner, a business owner, operates as the president and CEO of Legacy Cigar Lounge, LLC. Turner will be opening Legacy Cigar Lounge, LLC in West Reading, in 2023. He brings broad experience as an executive leader in numerous roles, including sales, marketing, manufacturing and management positions. Joe Wilson, relationship manager and minority business development VP at PNC Bank, focus is strengthening community resources that will enable financial wellness for small businesses within diverse communities.

Francene Dudziec, PASBDC

Holiday Food Box Deadline Update

Winter holiday food boxes will be due 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12. The Office of Student Involvement, 153 MSU, is open for deliveries from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email blichar@kutztown.edu to pre-arrange to have your box picked up by our staff on Mondays at 2 p.m. (except Dec. 12) and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Details of what is needed can be found on GivePulse. Please feel free to decorate the box and/or add the name of the organization that prepared it. All families will receive a turkey in addition to the box. 

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center


KU Philosophy Club meeting

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 312 MSU. Professor John Keller, Saint Joseph’s University, will present "Paraphrase and Existence." A reception with food will follow the presentation. Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Allan T Back, Department of Philosophy and Government

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
2022-0156 (internal) NEW - Patrol Officer - Second Shift (internal) Full Time 12/9/22
2022-0157 (internal) NEW - Patrol Officer - Second Shift (internal) Full Time 12/9/22
2022-0194 (internal) NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - first shift (internal) Full Time 12/9/22
2022-0196 (internal) NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - first shift (internal) Full Time 12/9/22
2022-0197 (internal) NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - first shift (internal) Full Time 12/9/22
2022-0198 (internal) NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - first shift (internal) Full Time 12/9/22
2022-0203 NEW - Dean, College of Education Full Time 1/15/23
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0127 University Nurse - 9 months Full Time 12/11/22
2022-0128 Classroom Technology Manager Full Time 12/11/22
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0151 Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) Full Time 12/11/22
2022-0155 Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Full Time Continuous
2022-0166 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0169 Client Services & LMS Administrator Full Time 12/11/22
2022-0182 Management Technician - College of Business Full Time 12/18/22
2022-0199 System Administrator Full Time 1/2/23
2022-0200 Help Desk Analyst Full Time 12/18/22
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
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 6 9:30 a.m. CSC355 Software Engineering Demo Day
218 McFarland Student Union
Dec. 6 noon Lunch & Learn: Identifying Bias
250 MSU
Dec. 7 7:30 p.m. CTMP Tower Talks
Rickenbach Auditorium
Dec. 9 4:30 p.m. KU Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union
Dec. 11 1 p.m. Holiday Celebration
Georgian Room, Old Main

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 .