Daily Brief

March 4, 2020

KU Ranked in Online M.ED Instructional Technology

Kutztown University's online Master of Education in Instructional Technology program has been ranked as one of the top 35 programs in the country by Online Schools Report (OSR). KU's online graduate program strives to stay at the forefront of a rapid transformation in education, one which propels the demand for professionals with e-learning qualifications. Advances in technology means advances in training, teaching and learning. Online degrees are designed not only to be flexible for a variety of students, but create opportunities for a range of career paths. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Skies clear after our frontal passage. Sunny skies will be in store for the morning as dry air invades from the north, thanks to strong northerly winds. Some clouds may develop later in the day as a weak low-pressure system passes. High temperatures in the low 50s. Winds northwest at 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.


Doris L. (Schwager) Groff, 90, mother of Karen Essig, member of the registrar’s office, passed away on Friday, Feb. 28. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 5 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1749 South Main St. Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, 19505. A viewing will be held prior to the service, at the church, from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be at Hill Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Morrell Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
     Ted Witryk, Office of the Registrar

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties at Kutztown University will grant two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students returning to campus Fall 2020. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. Please encourage your students to apply. For instructions on how to apply, please see the flyer available at the following link.
     Andrew Mashintonio, APSCUF Student Liaison Committee


This study aims to construct and empirically test a theoretical model of a mediated relationship between ethical leadership and organizational cynicism. This free presentation is open to the entire university community and presented by the Kutztown University College of Visual and Performing Arts, dean's office.
     Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

McFarland Student Union
–Friday, March 6: Closing at 6 p.m.
–Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8: Closed.
–Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
–Saturday, March 14: Closed.
Regular hours resume Sunday, March 15: 11 a.m. to midnight.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

Rohrbach Library
–Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8: Closed.
–Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
–Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15: Closed.
Regular hours resume Monday, March 16.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Student Recreation Center
–Friday, March 6: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
–Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 8: Closed.
–Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
–Saturday, March 14: Closed.
Regular hours resume Sunday, March 15: 1-11 p.m.

The Keystone Hall Swimming Pool

–Friday, March 6: 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.
–Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14: Closed.
Regular hours resume Sunday, March 15: 7-10 p.m.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services


March 4

11 a.m.

FDI: Underground Railroad
223 McFarland Student Union (change of location)

March 5

11 a.m.

Ethical Leadership and Organizational Cynicism
120 Sharadin Arts Building

March 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

March 8–15


Spring Break
Administrative Offices Open

March 11

8 a.m.

Science Olympiad
Multiple Buildings

March 4
Please join the Frederick Douglass Institute for our second presentation in the 2020 Spring Discussion Series featuring the co-founders of Aspire for Autonomy. Project Underground Railroad is a program working to prevent human trafficking. Join us to find out how you might take action to prevent trafficking in the Lehigh Valley. Refreshments will be served noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in 223 McFarland Student Union.
     Maria Sanelli, Frederick Douglass Institute

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


Facilities Construction Project Manager

Full Time



Temp PT Medical Records Assistant

Part Time



Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Full Time


19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time


     Jeanette Forster, Office of 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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.