Daily Brief

Feb. 9, 2022

Lentz Hired as Director of Extended Learning

Kutztown University has named Lori Lentz as its new director of Extended Learning. Lentz has served as KU’s assistant registrar for transfer and graduate students since 2012. She starts her new role Monday, Feb. 14. As the new director of Extended Learning, Lentz will engage external organizations, employers, industry leaders and educators to increase student pathways and opportunities. This is a significant position as it involves functioning in many different capacities to ensure the success of extended learning at KU. Lentz will grow workforce development programs and lifelong learning non-credit programs. These programs are geared toward helping employees be prepared for in-demand jobs in the region.

University Relations


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


Photoshelter Reorganization

University Marketing is working on streamlining Photoshelter galleries and photo files. You may notice items and files have moved into different folders and/or have been renamed. If you need assistance finding something specific, please contact Leanne Recla (recla@kutztown.edu).

University Marketing

Governance Committees Willingness to Serve – Fall 2022

KU faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/524741 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees. The list of such committees can be found on the website below. After you open the online form, you will need to log in using your full KU email address and password. Be aware that you can only submit this form once. The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging into Engage, clicking on "FORMS," and then clicking on "VIEW SUBMISSIONS." Willingness will close Feb. 23. Please note: The primary users of Engage are KU students. As such, first time users will be asked a series of student-focused questions. Faculty and staff may choose the option “N/A” for each question. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your participation in the Senate Willingness process. If you have any problems with Engage access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu. Questions regarding positions may be directed to senate@kutztown.edu. Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Tony Wong, University Senate

Science Olympiad Needs Volunteers

The Science Olympiad needs volunteers. Are you looking for something fun to do over spring break? Do you want to add a little something to your résumé? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the CE Regional Science Olympiad Thursday, March 17 (snow date: Friday, March 18). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts 18 high schools from five counties.  More than 300 students will compete in approximately 23 events based in science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology, and we need your help to make it happen. You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby information, food sales and delivery, setup, scoring, event assistance and so much more. You can judge an event or help with the Appeals Board. Club advisers - get your club involved. If you are interested, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Dr. Michael Davis, at midavis@kutztown.edu. Check out our website below for more information. We look forward to having you as part of the team.

Eric Laub and Joann Monko, KU Science Olympiad

Mindfulness with Aliyah

Well-being sessions are a great opportunity to intentionally show up and participate in mindfulness, mental body scanning, mindful coloring and more. Join us 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, March 10, 24, April 7 and 21, South Studio, Student Recreation Center. 

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

Collegiate Recovery

Meet with recovery advocates for living clean and sober lifestyles. Hot beverages provided. Kutztown University Collegiate Recovery Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Thursdays in the Wellness Room, Beck Hall.

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

Wellness Talk

The Health and Welfare Committee of APSCUF-KU presents a discussion on how the pandemic and other ongoing stressors can affect us; how we can cope; how we can support others; the features/symptoms of depression and anxiety, and how to respond to them; and when and how to help others access services and other resources. Time will be allotted for comments and questions following the presentation of the above information. Lottery gifts will be drawn at the end of the talk. Zoom ID: 484-646-4142.

Health and Welfare Committee of APSCUF-KU

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 - Conference & Event Services
Department Secretary (internal)
Full Time 2/12/22
2022-0001 NEW - Help Desk Analyst Full Time 2/27/22
2021-0051 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2021-0163 Assistant Director of
Financial Management
Full Time Continuous
2021-0185 Associate Dean of
College of Business
Full Time 2/15/22
2021-0188 System Administrator Full Time Continuous
2021-0190 Associate State Director
Learning and Development
Full Time 2/13/22
2021-0191 Groundskeeper/Laborer (Su-Th) 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 2/15/22
OOC 22-002 Senior Network Support Analyst Full Time 2/7/22


Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Feb. 7-11 I ❤ KU Week!
Feb. 9 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 11 11 a.m. CET Presentation
Feb. 14 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 16 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 17 6 p.m. Hate Has No Home Here
1 South Dining Hall

Date Time Event
No home athletic events this week


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.