Daily Brief

January 27, 2021

Looking down the isle, student Michael Mistler instructs a math course. On the chalkboard behind him, a graph and equation are written. The few students that are visible from behind are wearing ppe face masks.

You might notice a few fresh faces on the homepage at www.kutztown.edu. One of them is Michael Mistler. Mistler is a sophomore, majoring in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics. Learn more about Mistler at https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/michael-mistler.html.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

As one low pressure pulls away, another low moves up the eastern coast. The low will stay out at sea but conditions will be windy. Partly sunny conditions are expected. High temperature near 40. Winds northwest at 10-15 mph.


Jan. 28
This CET spring discussion session will be for our colleagues to share their experience from the fall semester and brainstorm ideas to promote student learning in the spring. All are welcome to participate and share experiences, ask questions and/or brainstorm ideas with our colleagues regarding the spring teaching. This session can be accessed through the Zoom link, https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274, 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28. Participation certificates will be provided. Furthermore, we are looking for speakers for our CET spring sessions so please let me know if you are interested.
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Rohrbach Library has a new database on trial. Statista will be offered from Thursday, Jan. 21, to Sunday, Feb. 28. Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. The reports, charts, infographics and statistics found in the database can be downloaded in Excel, PDF, PNG or PowerPoint formats or embedded in web pages. http://library.kutztown.edu/statista
     Jourdan Harris, Rohrbach Library

Beginning with the January statement (12/28/20-1/27/2021) we will be utilizing WORKS for reconciliations. I will send out an email to all who had activity during this billing cycle, Thursday, Jan. 28, with more information on the new process.
     Mary Vink, Office of Procurement

Now is the time to submit nominations for the January 2021 Employee of the Month.
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

Office Manager, Association of State College and University Faculties, at Kutztown University: This is a nine-month full-time, summer half-time, position with year-long full benefits, beginning as soon as possible. Starting salary is $30,025.00. Liberal benefits and vacation package included. Email cover letter, resume/job history and contact information for three references to khondake@kutztown.edu by Friday, Feb. 5. Full job description can be found on APSCUF KU website: https://www.apscuf.org/universities/kutztown/.
     Sarra Guissé, APSCUF-KU


Tutoring Services provides free tutoring for students. For spring 2021 we will continue to provide peer tutors, supplemental instructors for both traditional and First-Year Seminar courses, business, CSC/IT, math and STEM labs as well as academic peer mentors. All peer tutoring, SI and APM sessions will be conducted using Zoom. Labs for business, CSC/IT, math and STEM will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. Students are now able to request tutoring services online using their MyKU account under Academic Services. Please review our website for online lab links and current course offerings. If you have questions please email tutor@kutztown.edu.
      R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

The Kutztown University Student Success Center provides students with individualized success plans, study skills support and connections to campus resources. The Student Success Center, in the Rohrbach Library, offers academic skills workshops and one-on-one consultations on study skills, time management, note taking and learning strategies to enhance success inside and outside the classroom. If you encounter a student you believe could benefit from our services please use our Student Success Referral Form. For more information contact success@kutztown.edu or (610) 683-4007.
      R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success


KU Print Center Online Ordering Site - please contact us if you need access to the Online Ordering site we have created for all of your print needs including: business cards, stationary, envelopes, flyers, postcards, brochures, booklets, posters, course materials and much more. We will provide a username and password and free training. Contact us at 610-683-4116 or printcenter@kutztown.edu and Amanda will be happy to help.
     Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center


Jan. 19-29

All Day

Spring Semester Classes Start
100% Online

Jan. 28

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting

Jan. 28

11 a.m.

CET Spring Discussion Session

Feb. 1

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate A
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 2

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate B
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 3

3 p.m.

DSO Update and Information Session for Faculty
Zoom Link

Feb. 4

11 a.m.

DSO Update and Information Session for Faculty
Zoom Link

Feb. 1

2 p.m.

Open Forum: Athletic Director Search Candidate C
Link on the search webpage.

Feb. 4

4 p.m.

Patrisse Cullors: When They Call You a Terrorist
Online: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/6629757

Feb. 4

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
Virtual: TBA

KUDOS returns for the 2021 spring semester, in a new format. In partnership with KUR, KUDOS features will now be available via podcast on Spotify. This week, University Relations sat down with KU's Community Outreach Center and Food Pantry to learn more about services provided to students. Kutztown University Radio interviewed Leah Cassellia, senior director of the Student Union and Student Involvement, and Jerry Schearer, senior associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach and KU's chief diversity officer. Listen on Spotify.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Just a reminder to please sign up for the Pcard training from BOA (Tina Schwartz). She is offering two more sessions in case you missed the others. Training guides and videos are also available on the home page of WORKS. You all should have received the “Welcome” email to create your password for WORKS. If you did not – please email me at vink@kutztown.edu. Also, by now you all should have registered your card on Global Card Access. Please do not confuse the two. WORKS is for your reconciliation. Global Card Access is for viewing your statement, alerts, changing your PIN and locking your account. Any questions, let me know.
     Mary Vink, Office of Procurement


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


Feb. 15 – Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students who graduated Dec. 2020 or who will graduate May 2021 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards. https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center/academic-achievement-awards.html
     Andrea Kirshman, Office of Retention and Student Success


If you are currently enrolled as a Kutztown University student, or know a student who could benefit from this promotion, PSECU is thrilled to share that we are offering a $100 new-member bonus for students who open a free checking account and sign up for digital banking. PSECU accounts are free to maintain and can be accessed digitally - anytime, anywhere - as well as through a vast network of free, nation-wide ATMS. For more information please contact the PSECU office at 610-814-4814 or email PSECU Manager, Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com.


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


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

Full Time


2021-0004 & 05

NEW  2021 Temporary Summer Painters (internal)

Temp FT



NEW - Assistant Director of Office of Student Involvement and Community Outreach Center (10 month)

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

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.