Daily Brief

Feb. 21, 2023

Cornell William Brooks

Former President and CEO of NAACP Speaks at KU Ujima Conference

Kutztown University hosted its annual Ujima Conference Feb. 15-16, with this year’s theme centered on reimagining cultural authenticity. As part of KU’s celebration of Black History Month, the two-day event featured former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Cornell William Brooks.

University Relations


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

Low pressure and a series of fronts will keep today on the cloudier side with some periods of rain showers. It will be windy at times, as well. High temperature around 54.


Candidate on Campus Today

Candidate B for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will visit campus today, Tuesday, Feb. 21. 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, Provost

One Hour Sweatshirt Sale

Stop in KU Campus Store to get your paws on a super-comfy crewneck sweatshirt for only $22. All sales are final and exclude discounts while supplies last. 
- KU Campus Store 11 a.m. to noon.
- Dixon Marketplace 7-8 p.m.

KU Campus Store

How to Change Your Legal Name

The PA Trans Equity Project will be facilitating a workshop for faculty, staff and students on what one needs to know about the legal name change process in Pennsylvania. Join us 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Boxwood House.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center


Starfish Early Alert Progress Survey Available

The Spring 2023 Early Alert Progress Survey will be available for faculty in Starfish beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 and will remain open through Friday, Feb. 24. Faculty are encouraged to use the survey to send kudos to students as words of encouragement, to acknowledge good work and to reinforce student success early in the semester. Faculty can also raise flags of concern for attendance issues, missing/late or low-scoring assignments or submit a fully customized academic concern flag. Every kudos and flag template has the option to add custom content; two options are completely customizable. All message templates can be viewed in Starfish D2L.  Please email starfish@kutztown.edu with any questions or to set up a training. 

Cheryl Brattley, Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence

Governance Committees: Willingness to Serve

Willingness has been extended until Sunday, Feb. 26. Faculty, managers and staff members, please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.
University Senate webpage

Cara Cotellese, University Senate

UGRC Faculty Mentorship Award

Announcing guidelines and timeline for the 2023 UGRC Faculty Mentor Award. Please share with colleagues and encourage deserving colleagues to apply. One important change for this year is that each candidate must submit the application on their own behalf. See the website for information and past recipients. Review the submission form here.
Key Dates:
- March 1: Deadline to submit applications.
- First week of April: Notification of recipients and public announcement.
- Friday, April 21 (evening before the HECBC Conference): Awards ceremony and celebration.

Lynn Kutch, UGRC

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 NEW - Client Technology Specialist Full Time 3/12/23
2023-0035 (internal) NEW - Academic Department Secretary
-Business Administration (internal)
Full Time 2/24/23
2023-0032 NEW - Executive Assistant
to the Chief Information Officer
Full Time 3/5/23
2023-0023 Associate Dean of Students
for Student Assistance
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
2022-0215 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 3/12/23
2023-0017 Management Technician,
College of Business (Reposted)
Full Time 3/5/23
2023-0021 Executive Assistant for Finance Full Time 2/26/23
2023-0025 Labor Relations and Classification
Manager (Reposted)
Full Time 2/26/23
2023-0026 Software Engineer Full Time 2/26/23
2023-0027 Residence Coordinator (9m+1m) Full Time 2/24/23
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 23-01 Keystone Library Network Coordinator
Part Time 3/5/23
OOC 23-04 Legal Fellow Full Time 3/19/23
OOC 23-05 Assistant Director for Health Care
Program Administrator
Full Time 3/19/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 21 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate B
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Feb. 21 6 p.m. Film Screening: "The World's Most Expensive Home"
120 Sharadin
Feb. 22 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate C
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Feb. 23 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee


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 .