Daily Brief

June 7, 2023

Donner Appointed Freyberger Professor of Pennsylvania German Studies

Dr. William W. Donner, professor of anthropology, has received a two-year appointment as Freyberger Professor of Pennsylvania German Studies at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, effective July 1. The Freyberger Professorship has been relaunched for the 2023-24 academic year as a faculty fellowship for the two-year appointment of a Kutztown University professor to coordinate the interdisciplinary Pennsylvania German Studies minor, pursue grant funding for the Heritage Center’s physical and programmatic needs and showcase leading scholarly research through the development of an annual Freyberger Professor Lecture Series.

University Relations

photo of Hoppis standing with girls high school wresting state champions.

KU Athletic Trainer Attends State Capitol in Support of High School Girls Wrestling

Shelby Hoppis, athletic trainer, recently attended the State Capitol in Harrisburg as a board member of SanctionPA, a nonprofit organization working to grow participation opportunities in the sport of wrestling. SanctionPA has advocated for and supported high school girls wrestling across the commonwealth and the PIAA approved and sanctioned girls wrestling for the 2023-2024 season May 17. The Pennsylvania Senate recognized this year's girls wrestling high school state champions, with Hoppis in attendance.

University Relations


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

Low pressure continues to meander in eastern Canada. Big story will be the continued smoke. Some improvement is possible after daybreak, but another thick plume of smoke is projected to pass in the afternoon. Air quality remains very poor. High temperature near 75.


Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the May 2023 Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the O’Pake Fieldhouse. Awards presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 7 through the online form.
     A list of all the honorees is available on the Human Resources page of the Kutztown University website.

Office of the President

Travel Expenses

All travel expense reimbursement requests for travel through May 31 should be submitted through the Travel Management System no later than June 10.  For travel reimbursements for June 1-30, the travel expense reimbursement must be sent to Accounts Payable no later than July 10. Travel reimbursement requests turned in after July 10 will be applied to your FY 2024 budget.
Please contact Amanda Vasko at avasko@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Financial & Business Services

George Baldwin Maroon and Gold Football Golf Outing

June! The golf game should be rounding into form. Please consider joining the Golden Bear football staff for this year's George Baldwin Maroon and Gold Football Golf Outing, Friday, July 21, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m., hosted by Rich Maiden Golf Course, Fleetwood. It is a great day of golf, food and fun. For questions please contact Jim Clements at ext. 3-4362 or Jim Ketner 570-875-7263. Registration link included.

Jim Ketner, Intercollegiate Athletics

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
2023-0100 NEW - Patrol Officer Trainee Full Time Continuous
2023-0050 Custodial Worker Supervisor - 2nd shift Full Time 6/25/23
2023-0051 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0052 General Maintenance Repairman 2 Housing Zonal Maintenance Full Time Continuous
2023-0053 Labor Relations & Classification Manager Full Time Continuous
2023-0055 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0058 Production Coordinator - 10m Full Time 6/18/23
2023-0063 Utility Plant Helper Full Time Continuous
2023-0069 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0070 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time Continuous
2023-0074 Management Tech for University Senate & Social Work Full Time 6/18/23
2023-0077 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2023-0082 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing Full Time 6/11/23
2023-0083 Night Maintenance MR2 HVAC/Plumbing Tu-Sa Full Time 6/11/23
2023-0095 Software Engineer Full Time 6/18/23
2023-0101 Assistant Director of Admissions - Hispanic/Latino Recruitment Full Time 6/18/23
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Clerical Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 23-07 Coordinator of Board Operations and Trustee Relations (Internal) Full Time Continuous
OOC 23-08 Shared Services Controller Full Time 6/11/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 8 1:30 p.m. COT Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
June 8 3 p.m. COT Plenary Session
250 MSU
June 12 4:30 p.m. AFSCME Member Meeting
103 Academic Forum

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 .