Daily Brief

Jan. 18, 2023

Human Library Returns to KU

The Human Library will be returning to KU on March 28. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to volunteer to be a "book" for this one-of-a-kind event in which you can learn to "unjudge someone." We are recruiting book participants for the event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, by Starbucks MSU. Please stop by our table near Starbucks to learn more or register to be a participant at https://library.kutztown.edu/humanlibraryHome
The Human Library is an international organization and movement that first started in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2000. It aims to address people's prejudices by helping them to talk to those they would not normally meet. The organization uses a library analogy of lending people rather than books.

Patricia Ann Brenner, Commission on Human Diversity

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CEL Faculty Learning Circles Forming Now

The CEL is seeking KU faculty and instructional staff who are interested in participating in, facilitating or forming a learning circle during Spring semester 2023. A learning circle is a small group of faculty and instructional staff (ideally six to eight tenure-track, adjunct, tutors, etc.) who meet, with the support of the Center for Engaged Learning (CEL), throughout the semester to discuss a learning topic that they can explore as a group and collaborate to develop expertise. To get involved, please fill out the registration form or visit the CEL website to find out more about the learning circles being offered this spring or about forming your own learning circle.

Douglas Scott, Center for Engaged Learning


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

Brief high pressure builds for the day. Some sun and mild conditions for Wednesday. Might have some occasional gusty winds too. High temperature near 48.


New Student Orientation

Please join us in welcoming new freshmen and transfer students who will be attending their New Student Orientation, Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 19. Orientation programming takes place in the McFarland Student Union and consists of academic and student life presentations along with course scheduling. Welcome Golden Bears.

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

Black History Month Events

If your department, office, class or student club is doing any activity to honor and celebrate Black History Month in February, please let me know so that we can cross promote all events. Please email the details of your event, speaker, and/or activity to schearer@kutztown.edu by Thursday, Jan. 19.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Diversity


KU BEARS Grant Funding Deadline Feb. 27

The KU BEARS program supports faculty and student research pairs. The goals are twofold. One, to develop the necessary skill set of undergraduate students to help them become student researchers and two, to provide faculty members with student-research assistants. Funded projects will be allotted up to $2,500 to cover student wages and $500 for presentation travel for the student. The program is open to all faculty members and to current freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Please click on the link for more information.

Heather Arbuckle, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

Employment Opportunities

These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at https://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):  

Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2022-0218 NEW -Coordinator for Student Success & Transfer Engagement - TEMP Temp FT 1/24/23
2023-0001 NEW - Student Health Navigator Full Time 1/24/23
2022-0210 (internal) NEW - Management Technician - College of Education  (internal) Full Time 1/13/23
2023-02&03 (internal) NEW - 2023 Summer Painter - Temporary (internal) Temp FT 1/13/23
2023-0009 (internal) NEW - Drafter Designer (internal) Full Time 1/13/23
2022-0202 Director of Disability Services Full Time 1/31/23
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0128 Classroom Technology Manager Full Time 1/15/23
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0151 Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) Full Time Continuous
2022-0157 Patrol Officer Full Time 1/15/23
2022-0166 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0182 Management Technician - College of Business Full Time 1/22/23
2022-0200 Help Desk Analyst Full Time 1/22/23
2022-0203 Dean, College of Education Full Time 1/15/23
2022-0205 Student Assistance Coordinator (9+1m) Full Time 1/17/23
2022-0206 Residential Student Assistance Coordinator (9m+1m) Full Time 1/17/23
2022-0211 Executive Director: Business Lending Assistance Program Full Time 1/15/23
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 18 Noon “Lunch and Learn” Successful Job Search
Jan. 25 Noon “Lunch and Learn” Utilize LinkedIn and Create a Robust Profile
Jan. 26 6:30 p.m. So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
312 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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .