Daily Brief

Feb. 22, 2022

Phillip Brashear headshot, wearing Airforce uniform and standing in front of an American flag

CW5 Phillip Brashear - A Son Remembers A Father's Legacy

Celebrating Blacks in the Military, guest speaker Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phillip Brashear of the 80th Training Command, U.S. Army Reserve will pay tribute to his father's remarkable legacy and share his message of staying resilient during hard times and never giving up. CW5 Brashear is the third-born son of the late U.S. Navy Diver, Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, who is the subject of the well-renowned film "Men of Honor", and whose role is played by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. CW5 Brashear has an extensive military career in the Naval Reserve, Virginia Army National Guard and the Army Reserve, culminating more than 38 years of honorable service. This event kicks off the MCC Ujima Conference and is open to the KU campus community and the public.

Tania Brown, Office of Veterans Services

Women's Acrobatics & Tumbling Has Inaugural Match

For one night, the achievement was far more important than the final score. Nearly 16 months after introducing acrobatics & tumbling as its 22nd varsity sport, Kutztown University took to the mat competitively for the first time Friday night at Keystone Arena. Quinnipiac, the nation's fourth-ranked team, walked away with a 270.890-139.050 victory, but there was plenty of appreciation by the visiting Bobcats for the hard work and dedication of the Golden Bears' student-athletes and coaches in launching their program. "I'm so proud of my team," said head coach Karah Paull. "They went out there and did their absolute best, the energy was great the entire time and we continually supported one another."

University Relations

Closeup on produce, including yellow and orange bell peppers, green apples, and oranges

Healthy Eating On Campus

Dining services is committed to providing healthy options and food that fits your life. For example, did you know that more than 30% of menu items contain nutritionally-dense whole foods (i.e., fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, beans, lean protein) and are lower in calories, saturated fat and sodium? In addition, 15% of menu items are made with whole grain selections and more than 30% of menu selections are comprised of vegetarian and vegan selections. Their chefs and dietitians have years of experience and their health experts leverage the latest science and health information from trusted organizations like the American Heart Association. Check out their latest healthy living ideas at FYP365.com. See their menus online.

Dining Services


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


Creating Captioned Videos Information Session

In this session, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, via Zoom, you will learn about using Microsoft Stream to quickly generate captions for videos. We will also discuss other options for finding videos with captions already created.

Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

ALLIES Clothing Swap: Love Your Body Day/Kindness Karnival

Allies is holding a clothing swap in honor of Love Your Body Day at the Kindness Karnival noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 223 McFarland Student Union. Take what you want, bring what you don’t. Clothing donation at this event is encouraged but not required for participation. Clothes must be clean and in good condition. Changing area and mirrors will be provided. Go to Engage or contact the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at lgbtqresourcecenter@kutztown.edu for more information.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Second CET Spring Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer our second CET spring presentation "Burnout, Teaching, and Learning" by Dr. Andy Arnold from the department of history. This CET presentation can be accessed through the Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97683843693 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Presentation details can be found on the KU CET website below. All are welcome, and participation certificates will also be provided.

Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Amanda Holbrook Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Amanda Holbrook will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "A Critical Analysis of Cultura in Spanish World Language Textbooks," 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, via Zoom.

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Discounted Tickets Available

KU faculty, staff and students are invited to purchase discounted tickets to attend the JR De Guzman comedian event 7 p.m. March 9, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College. Parking is free, and the venue is dry. Here is a video of JR De Guzman who is on the Netflix special “The Comedy Lineup” as well as on Comedy Central’s “Hart of the City” with Kevin Hart. Tickets are $10 each.  Use promo code KUTZTOWN when purchasing tickets at the link below.  Purchase can also be made by phone by calling 610-607-6270.

Brooke Novotnak, Office of Student Involvement

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speakers

Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this spring. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 22.  Interested students can find more information and an application on the commencement website. 

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success and 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
NEW - Student Accounts Tech
Full Time 2/25/22
2022-0004 NEW-TEMP Manager of Web Design Temp FT 3/4/22
2022-0007 NEW-Budget Manager Full Time 3/6/22
NEW-MR2 Carpentry/Painter
Full Time 3/7/22
NEW-Custodial Worker 1
3rd Shift
Full Time 2/25/22
Full Time 2/25/22
2022-0012 NEW-Assistant Football Coach-FT Full Time 3/6/22
NEW-2022 Summer Painter
Temporary (internal)
Temp FT 2/25/22
2022-0015 NEW-Assistant Women's Soccer Coach Full Time 3/6/22
2022-0022 NEW-Vice Provost for
Extended Lifelong Learning &
Dean of Graduate Studies
Full Time 3/20/22
NEW-Client Technology Specialist
Full Time 2/25/22
2022-0025 NEW-IT Contracting and Executive
Support Manager
Full Time 3/6/22
NEW-Heritage Center Assistant
Full Time 2/25/22
2021-0051 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2021-0188 System Administrator Full Time Continuous
2021-0191 Groundskeeper/Laborer (Su-Th) Full Time 2/27/22
2022-0001 Help Desk Analyst Full Time 2/27/22
Asst Coaches 2021-22 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part time 6/30/22
Clerical Pool 2021-22 Clerical Pool Full Time 6/30/22
Custodial Pool 2021-22 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/22
OOC 22-001 Assistant Vice Chancellor
for Facilities
Full Time Continuous
OOC 22-0004 NEW - Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC)
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Full Time 3/6/22


Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Across Campus
Feb. 12 -
March 6
Eastern Central Pa. Scholastic Art Awards
The Miller Gallery
Feb. 22 11 a.m.  UJIMA Keynote: Philip Brashear
218 McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 22 1 p.m. KUSBDC: What is my role in DE&I Movement
Feb. 23 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 23 2 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 23 7 p.m. UJIMA Keynote: Traciana Graves
183 McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 24 11 a.m. Social Equity Policies Training
4 Old Main A-Wing
Feb. 24 11 a.m. UCC
Feb. 24 11 a.m. CS/IT Research/Teaching: Connor Ellis
Zoom Meeting ID: 936 1203 3210
Feb. 24 6:30 p.m. UJIMA Keynote: Ilyasah Shabazz
218 McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 25 10 a.m. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Student Recreation Center
Date Time Event
Feb. 23 5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Feb. 23 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

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.

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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.