Daily Brief

Jan. 30, 2024



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

A little sun early, then trending mostly cloudy once again; seasonably chilly. High near 38.


President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students who graduated in December 2023 or graduating in May 2024 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 on the website below. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 12.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Faculty and Staff Travel Reimbursement

Reimbursement for faculty and staff travel expenses should be submitted through the Travel Management System (TMS) located in the ESS portal. Guides for submitting non-overnight and overnight travel expenses are located on the Accounts Payable webpage under the "Travel Expenses" category. Any questions pertaining to travel or TMS can be directed to Amanda Vasko at avasko@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4744.

Tammy Moyer, Accounts Payable


GEPAC Hosting Open Forum

The General Education Program and Assessment Committee (GEPAC) will host an open forum 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 225 Rickenbach Learning Center, for faculty to come and learn about GEPAC, meet members and ask questions about General Education and Assessment. Please come and meet our members, view our presentation and bring along any questions you have about assessment. Those who are not on campus can attend remotely on Zoom with their KU account. Any questions or concerns may be addressed to our email address at gepac@kutztown.edu.

Bethany French, General Education Program and Assessment Committee

Sabbatical Applications Collection Schedule Spring 2024

The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available during the following time slots to collect your sabbatical applications for Fall 2025-Spring 2026:
 - 11 a.m. to noon and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 130 Lytle.
 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 130 Lytle.
 - 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 1, 130 Lytle.
Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. Each application should include the following items:
 - A signed verification of eligibility form from the Provost's office (signatures of the applicant and the provost representative are required).
 - A signed application form (signatures of the dean, department chair and the applicant are required).
 - A written sabbatical proposal.
 - An updated C.V.
More sabbatical application information including the forms and rubrics can be found on the APSCUF-KU website. 

Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

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 2/18/2024
2024-0015 (internal) NEW - Temporary 2024 Summer Painters (internal) TFT 2/2/2024
2024-0017 (internal) NEW - Academic Department Secretary -  Anthropology & Sociology (internal) FT 2/3/2024
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
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. 30 11 a.m. GEPAC Open Forum
225 Rickenbach
Jan. 30 Noon Safe Space Training 
Boxwood House 
Jan. 30 4 p.m. Involvement Fair
218 MSU
Jan. 30 4 p.m. Concert: Rock the Fountain
Schaeffer Little Theater
Feb. 1 -- Black History Month
Feb. 1 11 a.m. CEL Connections at Play
6 Rohrbach Library
Feb. 1 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
202 Academic Forum
Feb. 4 2 p.m.  KU Presents! Family Series 
Schaeffer Auditorium

Date Time Event
Jan. 31 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Shepherd  
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Jan. 31 7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Shepherd 
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 2 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. Pitt-Johnstown
Keystone Arena (Video)
Feb. 3 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 3 1 p.m. Women's Swimming hosts Last Chance Invitational
Keystone Natatorium
Feb. 3 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)

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 .