Daily Brief

Jan. 19, 2022


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Freshmen/Parent Orientation

Please join us in welcoming new freshmen and their families to campus today for new student orientation. 

Lisa Grabowski, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in 200 Stratton Administration Center. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Virtual Town Hall - Hiring and Retaining More Faculty and Staff of Color

Please join our Virtual Town Hall with Senator Haywood, 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27. The topic is "Hiring and Retaining More Faculty and Staff of Color." We continue to do the work to address campus racism and build campuses of inclusive communities. Register at: SenatorHaywood.com/Inclusion or call 215-242-8171.

Jerry Schearer, Office of Chief Diversity Officer

Recreation and Sport Club Advisors Needed

The Office of Recreational Services is looking for faculty/staff advisors for the Bass Fishing, Disc Golf, Men's Lacrosse and Men's Volleyball clubs. The advisor donates their time working with the club to ensure compliance with university policies and to assist in the learning and development of student participants. Other duties include advising the executive board in creating yearly budgets, providing approval for club financial transactions, attending club meetings, games or events whenever possible and serving as a source of information for the students. If you are interested in becoming the advisor for one of the above-listed clubs, please contact Matt Barrett, coordinator of structured sports, at barrett@kutztown.edu.

Matt Barrett, Recreational Services

Spring 2022 Academic Chairs and Secretaries

Department Name Chair Dept. Secretary
Academic Enrichment Thomas Stewart, Chair Nancy Brynildsen
Anthropology & Sociology Kim Shively, Chair Laura French
Art & Design Denise Bosler, Chair Kathy Traylor
Art Education Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Chair Tracy Reidenhour
Athletic Faculty Renee Hellert, Chair N/A
Sport Medicine Jack Entriken, Chair N/A
Biology Christopher Sacchi, Chair Chris Ferris
Business Administration Gary Chao, Chair
Sue Kong, Assistant Chair                                                   Qin Geng, Assistant Chair
Megan Roth
Cinema, Television and Media Production Jonathan Joy, Interim Chair TBD
Communication Studies Mary Eicholtz, Chair TBD
Computer Science & Information Technology Lisa Frye, Chair Cindy Sutjak
Counseling & Psychological Services Aimee Adams, Chair Charlene Johnson
Counselor Education & Student Affairs Helen Hamlet, Chair Pam Hopstetter
Criminal Justice Jonathan Kremser, Chair Sierra Kepner
Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education Tracy Keyes, Chair Karen Lyons
English Jonathan Shaw, Chair
Amy Lynch-Biniek, Assistant Chair
Andrea Buno
Geography Richard Courtney, Chair Laurel Delaney
History Mike Gabriel, Chair Anne Cardinal
Mathematics Paul Ache, Chair Sarah Wert
Modern Language Studies Lynn Kutch, Interim Chair Merlene Oswald
Music Frank Kumor, Chair Courtney Smith
Philosophy & Government Steve Lem, Chair Heather Pafchek
Physical Sciences Edward Simpson, Chair Caecilia Holt
Psychology Jason Lanter, Interim Chair Christy Derr
Rohrbach Library Faculty Susan Czerny, Chair N/A
Secondary Education Mark Wolfmeyer, Chair Vale Deeter
Social Work John Vafeas, Chair Andrea Snyder
Special Education Anne Brawand, Chair Cheryl Oberheim
Sport Management and Leadership
Soojin Kim, Chair Deb Peter

Office of the Provost

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 19 8 a.m. New Student Orientation
223 MSU
Jan. 20 8:30 a.m. Transfer Student Orientation
223 MSU
Jan. 24 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Jan. 25 4:30 p.m. Open House
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
Jan. 26 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Jan. 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 28 1 p.m. Candi Calhoun Border Retirement Celebration
Public Safety, I-Wing, Old Main

Date Time Event
Jan. 22 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Jan. 22 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)


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

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 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.