Daily Brief

January 19, 2021

Hero image, from Kutztown University's home page, of KU student, Moe Williams, standing confidently with arms folded - The word "LEAD" is bold, capital, gold type. Below in white print: KU's accredited Sport Management major gives inspired students the leadership skills and real-world experience to succeed in an exciting and competitive field. Below that is COLLEGE OF BUSINESS in uppercase, white print.

You might notice a few fresh faces on the homepage at www.kutztown.edu. One of them is Moe Williams. Williams is a senior, majoring in sport management. He is also a member of the men’s basketball team. Kutztown University gave Williams an opportunity that no other school did, to study a prestigious major while playing championship-level basketball. Read Moe's Story.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

We'll be between a weak front today over West Virginia and another over New York state. The result will be a general mix of clouds and sun with highs in the upper 30s. Breezy west winds.


I want to say thank you for all the kind words, comforting emails, cards and thoughts sent to me this past week on the passing of my mother-in-law. It was truly appreciated and good to be part of a caring community here at Kutztown University.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

The Travel Management System will be available for use in the near future through the Employee Self Service Portal for faculty and staff to enter all non-overnight and overnight travel. The Travel Management System will eliminate the paper carbon base forms, save time, money and keep things organized for all users. Presently, half the university is operating on the TMS. The remaining half will be operational by the end of March. Training sessions are being held through Zoom meetings. Reference guides are available on the Accounts Payable website: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/accounts-payable/overnight-travel-expense-reimbursement.html
     Denise Spease, Office of Accounts Payable


Students will have access to request and send accommodation letters via email to their professors this week. Students have been instructed to reach out to their professors to discuss how their accommodations will be implemented in their courses. Discussions may take place via Zoom, email, phone, or a socially-distanced in-person meeting. Faculty members can facilitate this process by announcing that students who need accommodations should meet with them privately. Contact Disability Services, if you have any questions or experience difficulty with the electronic accommodation letter system.
     Linda Lantaff, Office of Disability Services

In response to the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol and the legal and policy issues raised by the event, the “Journal of Criminal Justice and Law: The Official Journal of the Law and Public Policy Section of ACJS” is announcing a call for papers for a special fall 2021 issue of the journal. Information on The Special Issue: Insurgency at the Capitol can be found at (https://jcjl.pubpub.org/specialissue-cfp-insurgency). The deadline for submissions is June 1.
     Arthur Garrison, Department of Criminal Justice

The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free introductory bagpipe lessons, with in-person and online options available during the Spring 2021 semester. Lessons start in February and are open to everyone: faculty, staff, students and community members. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional information.
     Laura Sherrod, Department of Physical Sciences/Kutztown Pipe Band

Starbucks in the McFarland Student Union Building will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, with a limited menu from Tuesday, Jan. 12, through Friday, Jan. 29.
     Julia Scheffler, Dining Services

2020 W-2 forms are available to view, print and/or save online in ESS for all employees who elected online distribution. Just click on the “Payroll” tab, then “Display W-2 form.” Reminder: The system will request your social security number in order to authenticate the access. Paper W-2 forms will be mailed for all other employees in the coming weeks. https://portal.passhe.edu/irj/portal
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources

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

2021-0002 (internal)

NEW - Administrative Assistant 1 - College of Business, Dean's Office

Full Time



Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Full Time


2020-21 Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Worker 1 Pool

Full Time


2020- 21 Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time


2021 Asst Coaches

2021 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time


OOC 2020-18

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Full Time


OOC 2021-01

Human Resources/Payroll Analyst

Full Time


     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources


Jan. 19-29

All Day

Spring Semester Classes Start
100% Online

Jan. 25


Miller Keystone Blood Drive
Student Recreation Center

More than 2,325 students have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean's list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. Students who have requested privacy (FERPA) have not been listed. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

You are invited to nominate a candidate for the 2021 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Current full-time tenured faculty are eligible. Nomination deadline is Thursday, April 1. This award is presented annually to a faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner that sets them apart from colleagues. The recipient receives $2,500 and a plaque which will be presented by President Hawkinson on the first day of the fall semester. Please complete and return the form to Erin Gautier in the Foundation office, or by email to gautier@kuf.org. If you have any questions regarding the award or the nomination process, please contact me at (610) 683-4110.
      Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations, KU Foundation

This month's edition of the KU Parents & Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online. Please encourage parents, family members and our campus community to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter (sign up here). Please direct any questions to University Relations at UR@kutztown.edu.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Tuesday, Jan. 19, through Thursday, Jan. 28:
– Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
Friday, Jan. 29: Resume regular semester hours:
– Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
– Saturday and Sunday: 11a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.