Daily Brief

Feb. 28, 2024

Contemporary Trends in Documentary Animation

The "Faculty First Thursday Presentation" will be held 11-11:50 a.m. for presentations and 11:50 a.m. to noon for Q&A Thursday, March 7, 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Jacob Rivkin, assistant professor, Art and Design, will present "Contemporary Trends in Documentary Animation." Documentary films often turn to talking head interviews or panning over photographs when bridging gaps in the archival record. However, animation as a medium, either within nonfiction films or as complete documentary projects, has the potential to weave together connections between the past and the present, directly and metaphorically, in more varied and creative ways. This presentation will explore how animation can be an essential aspect of storytelling in documentary narratives. From implementing techniques like colorfully designed characters, to mind-bending transitions between ideas, to experimental renderings and analog drawings, using animation in contemporary documentaries provides novel approaches to truth-telling. This free presentation is open to the entire university community and is presented by the Dean’s Office, College of Visual and Performing Arts. We look forward to seeing you there.

Joselyn Wynter, CVPA Dean's Office

Rape, Aggression and Defense Training

Rape, Aggression and Defense (RAD) Training, provided by Public Safety and Police Services, is free to female students, faculty and staff. Training is scheduled for the following:
 - 6 p.m. Monday, March 18, 22A Old Main.
 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19,  Georgian Room, Old Main.
 - 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, Georgian Room, Old Main.
You must attend all three sessions to complete the RAD program. Email dsantos@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4860 to sign up.

Danielle Santos, KU Public Safety and Police Services


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

Strong cold front to pass through the area giving us a chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Windy conditions as well due to the tightening pressure gradient. High temperature near 61.


Lot A1 Closed Thursday, Feb. 29

Lot A1 (behind McFarland Student Union) will be closed Thursday, Feb. 29 for a campus event. Public Safety and Police Service will reopen the lot at 11:30 a.m. Please direct questions to Public Safety and Police Services at 610-683-4860.

Danielle Santos, KU Public Safety and Police Services

A Peace of My Mind

Staff, faculty and students are invited to be part of a special project, "A Peace of My Mind: Storytelling and Art Bridges Divides and Builds Community," 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, Bears Den, McFarland Student Union. Take 10 minutes to answer a question and have your photo taken by photographer, John Noltner. Then join us to see the final product 9 a.m. Friday March 1, 183 MSU as he keynotes the opening of the Commission on Human Diversity Conference.

Jerry Schearer, Commission on Human Diversity

Norwegian Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and Friends in Schaeffer Auditorium

Norwegian Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and Friends are coming to KU 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Schaeffer Auditorium. The ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble, tenThing Brass, have firmly established themselves on the international scene to great acclaim. With a diverse and ever-expanding repertoire that spans from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein and Lully to Bartok, tenThing Brass ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions. Faculty and staff can access discounted tickets by logging in for tickets using their MyKU login credentials.

KU Presents!

Miller Keystone Blood Drive

The Community Outreach Center is hosting our monthly blood drive Wednesday, March 6, 218 McFarland Student Union. Donate blood, make a difference and save lives while contributing to the betterment of your community. Sign up using the link below to reserve your donation time.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

Mock Police Oral Board Interview

In conjunction with the Department of Public Safety and Police Services, the Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that mock police oral board interviews will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, April 11, Blue Room Old Main. Multiple interviews will be held with a panel of active police officers throughout the day, but openings are limited. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement are highly encouraged to apply to gain valuable feedback on effective interview skills and strategies that are unique to policing careers. Priority will be given based upon criminal justice majors, seniority, academic standing and expressed interest in a policing career. To apply, please contact Dr. Colin Bolger at bolger@kutztown.edu no later than Friday, March 29. This event is closed to the public and only students who have pre-registered may participate.

Philip Bolger, Department of Criminal Justice

Ignite Kutztown

Ignite Kutztown will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center. Come see a dynamic array of speakers including students, faculty, staff and community members talk about a variety of topics. Ignite talks are five-minute presentations where speakers have 20 slides that advance automatically, making for fast-paced, engaging presentations. We hope you'll join us. Pictured are Ignite speakers from the previous fall's event.

Emily Cripe, Communication Studies


Comp Conversations: Talking to Students About Language and Power

Teaching writing intersects in many ways with power. What are the acceptable forms, formats and phrases? In what contexts? Using the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s “This Ain’t Another Statement! This Is A DEMAND for Black Linguistic Justice” as a starting point, we’ll discuss how professors might address language, correctness and power in their classrooms 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 6 Rohrbach Library and Zoom.

Amy Lynch-Biniek, English

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
2024-0024 NEW - Assistant Director of
University Marketing, Social Media
Full Time 3/17/24
2024-0022 (internal) NEW - Administrative Assistant for
Student Conduct (internal)
Full Time 3/1/24
2024-0020 (internal) NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - third shift (internal) Full Time 3/1/24
2024-0025 (internal) NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - first shift (internal) Full Time 3/1/24
2024-0026 (internal) NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - first shift (internal) Full Time 3/1/24
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0179 Business Consultant (Bilingual) Full Time Continuous
2024-0016 Director of Growth Full Time 3/3/24
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/28/24
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/28/24
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/28/24
OOC 24-02 Special Investigator Full Time 3/8/24
OOC 24-03 Legal Fellow Full Time 3/11/24
OOC 24-04 HRSSC Senior Benefits Admin Manager Full Time 3/10/24
OOC 24-05 Director of SAP Financial Systems Full Time 3/3/24
OOC 24-06 Director of Treasury Operations Full Time 3/17/24
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 28 9 a.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Mallie Culpepper-Yablonsky
245 Beekey
Feb. 28 7 p.m. Ignite Kutztown
135 Rickenbach
Feb. 29 9 a.m. A Peace of My Mind 
Bears Den, MSU
Feb. 29 11 a.m. Press Event: Regenerative Organic Agriculture Grant
250 MSU
Feb. 29 1:30 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, MSU
March 1 9 a.m.  Conference: Commission on Human Diversity
March 1 7:30 p.m. Concert: Wind Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! tenThing Brass Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 6 All Day Miller Keystone Blood Drive
218 MSU
March 7 11 a.m. Comp Conversation: Language and Power
6 Rohrbach and Zoom

Date Time Event
Feb. 28 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg
Dean's List Honors
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 28  7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg
Golden Bear Honors
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 29 3 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Field (Video | Stats)
March 2 10 a.m. Super Region I Wrestling Championships
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)

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

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