Daily Brief

Jan. 18, 2024

Old Main with snow on campus

Winter Weather at KU

University Relations

Students Studied Abroad in Belize During Winter Session

Thirteen students and two faculty (Drs. Habeck and Stone) spent two weeks in Central America exploring the cultural and biological diversity of Belize. Some highlights of the trip included seeing several endangered species in their natural habitat, celebrating New Year's Eve with a Mayan community, visiting a Mayan archeological site, snorkeling along the second-largest barrier reef in the world, preparing and enjoying a traditional Garifuna feast, participating in a Garifuna drum and dance circle and learning about Belizian conservation efforts and sustainable cacao agroforestry. Oh, and they hiked an average of eight miles per day during the two-week trip. If you want to know who participated in this or previous trips, just yell "howler" anywhere on campus and they will respond "monkey".

Dr. Chris Habeck , Biology/Environmental Science


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

Mainly cloudy, wintry feeling and looking day with high temperatures around 30. A Winter Weather Advisory kicks in tonight at midnight through Friday at 7 p.m. for another light accumulating snowfall, similar to the storm this past Tuesday.


University Writing Center

Kutztown University Writing Center opens for the Spring 2024 semester Monday, Jan. 29, 100C Rohrbach Library. Please encourage your students to reach out to the KU Writing Center for help and to schedule a writing session concerning papers for any subject or discipline. We have in-person and online sessions available. Students can call 610-683-4733 or email wrcenter@kutztown.edu to set up an in-person appointment. To begin using the Writing Center website and schedule an online session, please visit this webpage. Please see our website for additional helpful instructions and screenshots here. If you would like an in-person information session about the Writing Center or any writing matter in any of your classes for the Spring 2024 semester, please contact Patricia Pytleski. For any questions, please contact wrcenter@kutztown.edu or pytleski@kutztown.edu.

Patricia Pytleski, Writing Center

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
2024-0011 NEW - Director of Equity and
Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
FT 1/28/24
2024-0013 NEW- Executive Assistant for Equity and Compliance FT 1/21/24
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist FT Continuous
2023-0179 Business Consultant (Bilingual) FT 1/21/24
2023-0187 Groundskeeper / Laborer FT 2/4/24
2023-0196 PA DHS Grant Secretary FT 1/21/24
2024-0002 PA DHS Grant Project Manager FT 1/21/24
2024-0004 Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences
FT 2/18/24
2024-0005 Assistant Football Coach - FT FT 1/19/24
Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/28/24
Clerical Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/28/24
Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/28/24
OOC 23-17 Purchasing Agent FT 1/21/24
OOC 24-01 Complex Procurement Consultant FT 1/22/24
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 22 -- First Day of Class - Spring 2024
Jan. 24 7 p.m. Sailesh - The Hypnotist
218 MSU
Jan. 29 -- Writing Center Opens 
100C Rohrbach Library

Leaders standing next to NCAA floor banner

Athletics Leadership Attends NCAA Convention

President Hawkinson, athletic director Renee Hellert and faculty athletics representative Dr. Jason Lanter recently attended the annual NCAA Convention in Phoenix.

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