Daily Brief

Dec. 13, 2023

Holiday Greetings to the Kutztown University Community

President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson and Wynnie wish everyone a joyous holiday filled with music and friendship. Click here for a video featuring the Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research at Kutztown University, along with a special message from the Hawkinsons.

University Relations

Students and Chief Drezek in first year seminar course event.

First-Year Seminar Course Collaboration

As a collaborative approach this fall semester, Dr. Anthony Bleach, Dr. Marlene N. Fares and Dr. Kyleigh Ivory's first-year seminar courses invited many campus partners as guest presenters. We appreciated Chief of Police David Drezek's presentation on campus safety and overall engagement with our students. Collectively, the students reported that being exposed to our campus partners and learning about the resources available at KU were both valuable and beneficial.

Department of Academic Enrichment


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

Sunny with a high near 42 degrees.


Nuventive Training for Administrative Units

We invite all administrative units to participate in the Nuventive training that will provide an overview of the software and the basics of entering five-year program reviews into the system. Three dates and times are offered to accommodate schedules: 
 - 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.
 - 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.
 - 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.
Sessions will last approximately 30 minutes and will be delivered via Zoom. Meeting ID: 966 7220 4558. Passcode: 852050. In January, we will provide a second series of training sessions on entering annual operational goals and assessment results. Stay tuned for those dates. 

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

Large Mailings Before Christmas

Please have all international packages and large mailings ready by Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the latest. This way Mail Services will have enough time to send all mail and packages out before break. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact mail services at 610-683-4141 or mailservices@kutztown.edu.

Louis Richuitti, Mail Services/Storeroom

Computer Science and Information Technology Thesis Presentation

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology invites the university community to attend as Genevieve D. Smith presents her thesis titled, "Boosting Website Speed and User Experience Detecting and Removing Unused CSS Selectors and Rules," 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, via Zoom.

Daniel Spiegel, Computer Science and Information Technology

WORKS P-Card Training

If you are new to reconciling the Kutztown University purchasing card transactions in WORKS or need a refresher, the Regional Procurement Office (RPO) will be conducting a training session 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 19. If you are interested in signing up, please email your preference to Mary Vink at mvink@passhe.edu.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

Extended – 12 Days of Deals

The “12 Days of Deals” promotion has been extended through Friday, Dec. 15, and excludes other sales and promotions: 30% off Bags; $14.99 Avalanche Plush Squishy; 30% off Drinkware; 50% off Long Sleeve Shirts; 40% off Bottoms; 30% off Hats; 30% off Home Décor; 40% off Champion Line; 40% off League Line; 60% off Original Price Clearance; 30% off Dorm Supplies; 40% off All Gift.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store


Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students graduating December 2023 or May 2024 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found here. The nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 12.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Employment Opportunities

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

Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2023-0183 Budget Analyst FT 1/1/2024
2023-0193 TEMP FT Budget Analyst (2 positions) Temp FT 12/27/2023
2022-0214 Grant and Financial Coordinator FT 1/8/2024
2023-0182 Medical Records Assistant - PT - 9 months PT 12/17/2023
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist FT 12/17/2023
2023-0185 Starfish Management Technician FT 12/17/2023
2023-0187 Groundskeeper / Laborer FT 12/17/2023
2023-0188 Teaching and Learning Developer FT 1/1/2024
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/28/2024
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/28/2024
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/28/2024
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 13 10 a.m. CEL Open House
6 Rohrbach Library
Dec. 14 10 a.m. CSIT Thesis Presentation
Dec. 14 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
Dec. 14 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
Dec. 14 7 p.m. Planetarium Show: "Season of Light"
Grim Science Building
Dec. 16 10 a.m. Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Dec. 18 1 p.m. Nuventive Training
Dec. 19 9 a.m. Nuventive Training
Dec. 21 11 a.m. Nuventive Training


Football Replay on ESPNU

The video replay of KU's national semifinal football game vs. Colorado School of Mines will air 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, ESPNU (channel 35.2 on campus). ESPN+ subscribers can also watch the replay anytime online.

Sports Information


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.