Daily Brief

Feb. 14, 2023

Aerial view north campus water tower



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

The weather really can’t get much better than this for mid-February. A perfect Valentine’s high temperature of 53 degrees under crystal clear sunshine thanks to high pressure over the eastern seaboard.


Candidate on Campus Today

Candidate A for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will visit campus today, Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Search Committee invites students, faculty and staff to the open session with the candidate at 11 a.m. in 135 Rickenbach Learning Center.
Please view this website for candidate’s vitae here. We value the input of the KU community and ask that you please attend the open session if you are able.
- Lorin Basden Arnold, Search Chair, VP EMSA

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Valentine's Day Stuff A Bag

Stop in the KU Campus Store today to stuff a free tote and get 40% off any of the apparel and gift that fits inside. In-store only promotion, excludes other sales and discounts while supplies last. Exclusions apply.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Employee Planetarium Matinee Shows This Spring

The Kutztown University Planetarium, in response to requests from university staff, will be giving four special matinee shows for university employees. Each show will start with a brief alert to potential naked-eye-observable astronomical events in the coming month or exploration of other cool space stuff using the stellarium 360º projection on the dome (we can observe the sky as it would appear from any point on Earth or from any point in the Milky Way or adjacent galaxies at any time in the past million years or future million years. Each presentation will be followed by a 25-30 minute documentary projected on the dome. It’s an easy way to learn interesting information and the dark room is a relaxing atmosphere.
Shows will be held 11 a.m. on the following Thursdays in the Grim Science Building. Shows will run 45 minutes so people have time to get some lunch (no food in the planetarium) before getting back to the grind. The documentaries in this series will be:
- Feb. 16 – Birth of Planet Earth
- Mar. 17 – Planet 9
- Apr. 20 – Incoming!
- May 11 – Black Holes - Journey into the Unknown
This is free of charge and no tickets required. There will be no assessment of learning outcomes following each show, either – you’ll relax and learn what you learn, and the world will continue to spin merrily along regardless of your retention.

Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Sciences

AFSCME 2234 Fundraiser

Support AFSCME 2234 and get lunch or dinner in return. Purchase a 12" Saucony Cafe hoagie for $12 until Feb. 24. Email Joyce James jjames@kutztown.edu for details.

Joyce James, AFSCME Local 2234


KU Philosophy Club Meets

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 312 MSU. Cheyenne Eckman and Elijah Jarosz will present: "Do We Know Anything At All?" 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.
Elijah Jarosz, president KU Philosophy Club

Allan T Back, Philosophy and Government

UGRC Student Workshop Series

Please share with your departments and your students. Undergraduate Research and Creativity, in cooperation with the Honors Program, will once again host a UGRC student workshop series. The series will take place alternating Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m., 28 Rohrbach and on Zoom. Encourage students to join us for the kick-off Tuesday, Feb. 21 with librarians, Krista Prock and Dan Stafford: Background Research: What the Rohrbach Library Has to Offer. Subsequent dates are Mar. 7, Mar. 21, Apr. 4, Apr. 18 and May 2. Topics range from emphasizing your voice in research to presenting and publishing your work. See full list here.

Lynn Kutch, UGRC

Assessment Day Slides Posted

If you missed our January Assessment Day with guest speaker Dr. Ruth Slotnick or if you want to refer back to some of the helpful templates provided during her presentation, her powerpoint slides are now posted here

Michele Baranczyk, Office of Assessment

Schellenberg Award: Call for Nominations

The Center for Engaged Learning invites nominations for the 2023 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The award recognizes an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for Engaged Learning (formerly the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching). The deadline to submit nominations is April 3. Please visit the website for the award eligibility and instructions on submitting nominations.

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

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
2023-0012 (internal) NEW -Client Technology Specialist (internal) Full Time 2/17/23
2023-0023 NEW - Associate Dean of Students
for Student Assistance
Full Time 2/26/23
2023-0027 NEW - Residence Coordinator
Full Time 2/24/23
2023-0026 Software Engineer Full Time 2/26/23
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing
(Sunday - Thursday)
Full Time Continuous
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0151 Maintenance Repairman 2
Full Time Continuous
2022-0157 Patrol Officer Full Time 2/26/23
2022-0203 Dean, College of Education Full Time 2/15/23
2022-0215 Accounting Services Program Manager Full Time 2/26/23
2022-0216 Assistant Director SSBCI Technical
Assistance Program (Western Region)
Full Time 2/26/23
2022-0217 Assistant Director SSBCI Technical
Assistance Program (Eastern Region)
Full Time 2/26/23
2023-0007 Admissions Recruiter Full Time 2/19/23
2023-0013 Student Accounts Coordinator Full Time 2/19/23
2023-0015 Student Payroll Specialist Full Time 2/19/23
2023-0016 Student Health Navigator (Reposted) Full Time 2/19/23
2023-0017 Management Technician, College of
Business (Reposted)
Full Time 2/19/23
2023-0021 Executive Assistant for Finance Full Time 2/26/23
2023-0024 Teaching and Learning Developer Full Time 2/19/23
2023-0025 Labor Relations and Classification Manager
Full Time 2/26/23
2023-02&03 2023 Summer Painter - Temporary Temp FT Continuous
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 23-04 Legal Fellow Full Time 3/19/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 14 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate A
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Feb. 16 11 a.m. Employee Planetarium Matinee Show
Grim Science Building
Feb. 16 4 p.m. Ujima Conference: Cornell William Brooks
218 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 16 6:30 p.m. Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building
Feb. 21 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate B
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Feb. 22 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate C
135 Rickenbach Learning Center


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 .