Daily Brief

June 4, 2024


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

Weak high pressure brings a partly sunny, moderately humid day. A small chance of a shower, but overall a decent June day. High 84.


Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet Thursday, June 6, McFarland Student Union Building.
Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m.:
- Academic and Student Affairs Committee, 323 MSU.
- Finance, Property, and Audit Committee, 322 MSU.
- Human Diversity Committee, 325 MSU.
- University Relations and Athletics and Advancement Committee, 324 MSU.
The Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m., 250 MSU.

Office of the President

Honoree List for June 12 Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic

The annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, O’Pake Fieldhouse, to recognize our faculty, managers, professional staff and support personnel who have reached significant service milestones in their careers and those who have retired or will be retiring from Kutztown University. A list of all the honorees is available on the Human Resources page of the Kutztown website. Kindly respond through the online form by Sunday, June 9.

University Relations

Week-by-Week Workplace Wellness – Summer Pilot

You are invited to join a summer pilot designed to cultivate wellness in our work lives with minimal time investment. It will begin with an in-person launch 9 a.m. Friday, June 7, 223 MSU. During the launch, we’ll clarify the purpose of the initiative, workshop and articulate individual priorities and goals, set up wellness partners for anyone interested and go over the plan. If you can’t be there for the launch, we’ll send you the activity to do on your own. Every weekday morning, Monday, June 10 to Friday, Aug. 9, participants will receive a brief email prompt, which you can decide to do (or not). Each day’s action is designed to take minimal time, be integrated into everyday life and have maximum impact when adopted regularly.
 - Motivation Monday: Set a personal intention for the week.
 - Tune-In Tuesday: Pay attention to your breath and your physical body.
 - Wisdom Wednesday: Enjoy a wellness tidbit.
 - Thankful Thursday: Thank yourself for something, thank someone else (either verbally or in writing), and notice something beautiful.
 - Fun Friday: Do something that causes you and others to laugh or do a creative, playful activity. To multiply the effectiveness, involve at least one other person in the fun or creative activity. If you want to participate, email danrutt@kutztown.edu by Wednesday, June 5 with the subject line “Workplace Wellness.”

Laurie McMillan, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

AFSCME Local 2234 Member Announcement

AFSCME Local 2234 members: at our upcoming June 17 membership meeting, we will be voting on delegates attending the AFSCME District Council 13 International Convention held Aug. 12-16, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Tish Manwiller, AFSCME Local 2234

Kutztown Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth represents a seminal event in American history. Juneteenth was long ignored by much of the nation, but is now a national holiday. It was declared so in 2021, when the U.S. Senate passed the Juneteenth National Independence Act and President Biden signed the bill into law. PASSHE and KU also recognize the holiday by closing campus to allow staff and faculty to join in on the celebrations in their communities. There are many local Juneteenth events happening, but please consider attending the Juneteenth event here in Kutztown Saturday, June 15.
 - Juneteenth – Leaders and Liberators: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, St. Barnabas Center, 234 E. Main Street, Kutztown, PA 19530.
A dramatic reading, telling the story of an imagined meeting in Cape May, N.J. on Independence Day, 1872, when famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman met with Stephen Smith and William Whipper, courageous conductors and agents who led hundreds – possibly thousands – of formerly enslaved Africans to freedom through the network of the Underground Railroad, from the 1830s through the 1850s. Following the performance, there will be a time for questions and answers with the actors. Please pre-register here

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion


Updated Information from Students

As you hear from May 2024 graduates with great news about landing a professional role and/or acceptance into graduate school, please forward that information to to add to the centralized First-Destination Career Outcomes Survey (please include the student’s full name). This information is reported annually, in the aggregate, to academic departments and deans.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development 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
2024-0066 (internal) NEW - MR2 Plumbing/Water Treatment
FT 6/17/2024
2024-0068 NEW - Assistant Director of
Housing and Dining
FT 6/17/2024
2024-0071 (internal) NEW - Heritage Center Administrative
Assistant 1: Museum Registrar &
Event Coordinator (internal)
FT 6/7/2024
2024-0072 (internal) NEW - Medical Records Assistant - 12m
FT 6/7/2024
2024-0024 NEW - Business Consultant
FT 6/23/2024
2023-0183 Budget Analyst FT Continuous
2024-0027 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing FT Continuous
2024-0035 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist FT Continuous
2024-0043 Assistant Accounting Services Program Manager (SSBCI-TA/SBA) FT Continuous
2024-0055 Patrol Officer FT Continuous
2024-0064 Landscape Maintenance Specialist (Reposting) FT 6/30/2024
2024-0069 Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Officer FT 6/16/2024
2024-0070 Manager of Clinical Services FT 6/9/2024
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
OOC 24-13 OneSIS Functional Director FT Continuous
OOC 24-14 Legal Fellow FT 6/21/2024
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 6 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
June 6 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
June 7 9 a.m. Week-by-Week Workplace Wellness
223 MSU
June 10 9 a.m.  Social Equity Policies Training
June 12 11:30 a.m. Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic
O'Pake Fieldhouse (RSVP)
June 17 5 p.m. AFSCME Local 2234 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.

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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 .