Daily Brief

July 29, 2020

Kutztown University mascot, Avalanche, is cradled in the arms of KU's Golden Bear Statue.


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

"Cold" front passage will keep the really sticky air to our south. High pressure moves in and provides for a sunny day. It will still be warm but not as sweltry as the past couple of days. High in the upper 80s. Winds west at 5 mph.


The Office of the President is pleased to announce the following promotions effective Fall Semester, 2020.

Instructor to Assistant Professor
Thiep Pham, Computer Science and Information Technology

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

Catherine Best, Psychology
Kaoutar El Mounadi, Biology
Robert Kilker, English
Keith Massie, Communication Studies
Lindsey Runell, Criminal Justice
Michelle Savescu, Mathematics
Justin Smoyer, Physical Sciences
Stephen Stoeffler, Social Work
Juliana Svistova, Social Work
Michelle Vaughn, Sport Management and Leadership Studies
Patrick Walters, English
Mark Wolfmeyer, Secondary Education

Associate Professor to Full Professor
Anne DeLong, English
Arthur Garrison, Criminal Justice
Daniel Immel, Music
Nicole Johnson, Special Education
Soojin Kim, Sport Management and Leadership Studies
Steve Lem, Political Science and Public Administration
Amanda Morris, English
Carrie Nordlund, Art Education
Julie Palkendo, Physical Sciences
Yasoda Sharma, Social Work
Dawn Slack, Modern Language Studies
Kathleen Stanfa, Special Education
Qian Sun, Business Administration
Todd Williams, English
     Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs


There are no face-to-face events scheduled at this time.

The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. These marks cannot be altered in any way without permission from the Office of University Relations. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through Learfield Licensing.
More Information: https://www.kutztown.edu/logos
     Office of University Relations

The library is pleased to remind the Kutztown University community that you have free access to The New York Times. You can sign up or renew your access to the NYT here: https://library.kutztown.edu/newyorktimes. If you are an existing subscriber you need to renew your "NYT Pass" once a year by visiting the library link above, click on "Already have an account?" and login. This will renew your access for another year. Please contact Bob Flatley at flatley@kutztown.edu with questions.
     Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

Meet Frances Prado, one of the 0.05% female Hispanic inventors, who will tell us about her experience in creating and patenting her product “Hanging Secrets," to organize women's intimate clothing. She will provide us with some of the knowledge she acquired through the development of her product including generating ideas, creating a prototype, protecting your idea and patenting it. Join us, 7 p.m., Friday, July 31, at https://psu.zoom.us/j/94935607350.
     Francene Dudziec, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center

We are proud to host the first in a series of webinars aimed to help us become better allies, friends and mentors to our diverse design community. An amazing panel of Black KUCD students and alumni will share their life experiences in an effort to foster a deeper understanding of these members of our KUCD family. Listen to what it's like to be a young black designer in these historic times. Upon registration, you are welcome to submit questions for our panel to consider. Date and time: 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6. Topic: Listen Up, KUCD! Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HlG9UvSRQnyfUQNh3fTQzg
     Summer Doll-Myers, Department of Communication Design


These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu.

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2020-0060 (internal)

Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift

Full Time


2020-0061 (internal)

Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift

Full Time



NEW - Utility Plant Operator 1

Full Time



2020-21 Clerical Pool

Various - if needed


     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources


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.

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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.