Daily Brief

Feb. 20, 2024

KU, Reading School District Partner to Provide Social Work Support

Kutztown University and Reading School District (RSD) have strengthened their partnership to provide qualified social workers to the local and regional community. This collaboration aims to strengthen professional development and establish a comprehensive social work program to better serve RSD’s students and families.

University Relations

Frederick Douglass Institute Celebrates Black History Month

Happy Black History Month from the Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI). As part of the Multicultural Center (MCC)'s Ujima Conference Day of Service, FDI honors and celebrates Black literature, media, art, film and music 9-11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 20, MCC Unity Room. We focus on the historical and contemporary contributions of African Americans, racial trauma and healing, self-actualization and joy. Black literacies, encompassing all forms of texts, offer invaluable insights and diverse perspectives on societal issues, enriching college experiences for students and fostering an affirming campus culture for faculty, staff, students and administration. The event is a rolling event; guests can drop by at any time. Expect music, networking, refreshments and engaging hands-on activities. Participants will also receive valuable resources related to wellness and can learn more about and sign up for our upcoming exciting off-campus field experiences. We hope to see you today for this engaging event focused on wellness, advocacy and empowerment in the Black tradition. Contact fdouglass@kutztown.edu should you have any questions. Lastly, follow us on Instagram @ku_douglass_institute to stay informed about all our past and upcoming events. Stay Golden.

Amber Pabon, Frederick Douglass Institute


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

High pressure over eastern Canada brings another partly or mostly sunny, brisk day. Highs around 39 degrees.


$18 Crewneck Sale - 11 a.m.; One Hour Only

Stop by the KU Campus Store to get your hands on an $18 crewneck sweatshirt 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 20. This sale is in-store and one hour only.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Scholastic Art Awards in Miller Gallery

Kutztown University hosts the 2024 Scholastic Art Awards for creative teens in grades 7-12 from Berks, Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties through Sunday, March 3, Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building (free and open to the public). Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-4 p.m. Sunday. This is the longest-running (101 years), most prestigious and competitive art awards program in the country. This year, we had 662 submissions of artwork from 396 students from 74 schools. Artwork is juried by local professional artists and winners are on view in the Miller Gallery. Local winners go on to compete at the next level with winners from across the country and are celebrated in New York City.

Karen Stanford, CVPA

Reflections of Inspiration: Perspectives on Humanity, Love and Liberation

As part of Connectivity Live (PASSHE DEI Office), we are hosting a virtual panel session noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, on "Reflections of Inspiration: Perspectives on Humanity, Love and Liberation" to celebrate Black History Month. We hope you can join us. Our three panelists include a student and two faculty members from across PASSHE: Kennedy Holt (Shippensburg), Dr. Akita Donald (Slippery Rock) and Dr. Daris McInnis (West Chester). Each panelist will share their own stories of how their family, mentors and influential thought leaders have helped and shaped them into who and where they are today. We will also have time for the audience to ask the panelists questions. Visit the link below to register for the Zoom session. 

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

COE Dissertation Defense

EDD candidate, Kim Kneller, will present and defend her dissertation titled, "Misappropriating Self-Care: A mixed-methods analysis of the burnout experiences of teachers who identify as women," 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 105 Beekey. All are welcome to attend. Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Helen Hamlet. Her committee members include Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer and Mrs. Beth Guarriello.

Catherine McGeehan, College of Education

Employment Opportunities
Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2024-0016 NEW - Director of Growth FT 3/3/2024
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist FT Continuous
2023-0179 Business Consultant (Bilingual) FT Continuous
2023-0183 Budget Analyst FT Continuous
2023-0187 Groundskeeper / Laborer FT Continuous
2024-0015 Temporary 2024 Summer Painters TFT 2/25/2024
2024-0019 (internal) Labor Foreman 2 (internal) FT 2/26/2024
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/28/2024
23-24 Clerical Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/28/2024
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/28/2024
OOC 24-06 NEW - Director of Treasury Operations FT 3/17/2024
OOC 24-02 Special Investigator FT 3/8/2024
OOC 24-03 Legal Fellow FT 3/11/2024
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 20-22 All Day Ujima Conference
Feb. 20 9 a.m. Celebrating Black Literature, Media and Literature Circles
MCC Unity Room
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Cookie Chat
6 Rohrbach
Feb. 22 11 a.m.  University Curriculum Committee
Feb. 23 Noon PASSHE DEI Virtual Panel
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Stepping into Black History
South Dining Hall
Feb. 24 All Day Chamber Music Weekend Concert
Georgian Room
Feb. 25 2 p.m. Scholastic Art Awards
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 27 9:30 a.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Kim Kneller
105 Beekey


Jardine Captures PSAC Title in Pole Vault

Graduate pole vaulter Joe Jardine (Mohrsville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) captured the conference crown in the pole vault as the Kutztown University men's track and field team earned three other podium finishes on day one of the PSAC Indoor Championships at Lehigh University Sunday, Feb. 18.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Feb. 21 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Millersville
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m.  Men's Basketball vs. Millersville
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 23 TBA Men's and Women's Tennis vs. W. Va. Wesleyan
Keystone Courts 
Feb. 24 11 a.m. Men's and Women's Tennis vs. Salem
Keystone Courts 

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