Daily Brief

Jan. 23, 2024

President Hawkinson’s Welcome Back Letter

Welcome back for the 2024 spring semester. I hope you had an enjoyable winter break. I want to extend my appreciation to you all for an outstanding fall, which culminated with our commencement ceremonies last month. Together, we continue to champion the fundamental values of higher education, while positioning Kutztown University for a bright future. Read the full letter online.

Office of the President

Pfeiler-Wunder Named Associate Dean of KU College of Visual and Performing Arts

Kutztown University has named Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder as associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Pfeiler-Wunder began at KU in 2009, as a professor of art education, has served as the interim associate dean and will transition to the permanent role effective Saturday, Jan. 27.

University Relations


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

A parade of weak low pressures will keep our weather on the cloudier and unsettled side. It begins today with some rain showers around, along with some freezing rain possible mainly north of Kutztown. Temperatures do improve to near 40, however.



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Therese Maskulka, associate professor of marketing in the Department of Business Administration, Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. Therese joined the faculty at Kutztown University in the fall of 2008 and immediately positioned herself as a leader. She played an instrumental role in helping the department get its initial Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation by driving assessment efforts and she continued to lead the department’s assessment activities until she went on sabbatical this past fall. Therese was highly committed to our students and was dedicated to creating experiential learning opportunities that would help them develop as professionals, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her pride in KU was authentic and compelling and it helped us recruit students and faculty alike. At this time, plans are being made for a memorial service that will happen later this spring. Details will be forthcoming. Messages of condolences can be sent to the attention of Dr. Gary Chao, chair of Business Administration, and we'll pass them along to her family.

Office of the Dean, College of Business

New Coordinator for Student Success and Academic Recovery

Please join me in welcoming Samantha LaFlame to the Student Success and Academic Excellence team. As a KU graduate assistant, Samantha has been actively involved in providing academic coaching to exploratory studies (undeclared) students, implementing innovative academic coaching tools and contributing to the development of semester-long coaching curricula. Her position is part of the Title III grant received by KU in October. Her email is laflame@kutztown.edu. Please don't hesitate to reach out to her.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Student Organization Advisor Needed

The student organization, Cru, is a faith-based organization seeking a faculty/staff advisor. "Cru is a diverse community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ. We love Jesus and strive to be a community of students on a mission. This is played out by loving and serving others in various ways on our campus, in our community and around the world. Founded in 1951, Cru has expanded to thousands of campuses in the U.S. and more than 190 countries around the world. We are excited to be a part of this great movement and trust that God will do great work at Kutztown for many years to come." More information about the role of a student organization advisor can be found here. Please reach out to Hailey Sheak, Cru's treasurer, at hshea302@live.kutztown.edu.

Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

Department Mailings

All Kutztown University departments sending out small or large mailings will now need to be filed through Mail Services. The United States Postal Service will no longer be accepting paperwork for mailings. Everything will need to be entered electronically by Mail Services. Mail Services will need a detailed copy of all paperwork for mailings. All mailings dropped off at any post office without contacting Mail Services will be delayed or returned to Kutztown University.

Louis Richuitti, Mail Services / Storeroom

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
2024-0014  NEW - PT Veterans Services Assistant PT 1/26/2024
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist FT Continuous
2023-0183 Budget Analyst FT Continuous
2023-0187 Groundskeeper / Laborer FT 2/4/2024
2024-0004 Associate Dean of College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences
FT 2/18/2024
2024-0011 Director of Equity and Compliance
and Title IX Coordinator
FT 1/28/2024
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/28/2024
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/28/2024
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/28/2024

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 24 7 p.m. Sailesh - The Hypnotist
218 MSU
Jan. 29 -- Writing Center Opens 
100C Rohrbach Library


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 .