Daily Brief

March 1, 2022

Ellis Named 2022 Winner of Award for Achievement in Data Analytics

Connor Ellis ’21, Maple Glen, Pa., was named the 2021-2022 winner of the $1,000 Liquid Interactive Award for Achievement in Data Analytics at Kutztown University. Ellis graduated from KU's Master of Science in computer science, as well as the graduate data analytics certificate program in December. Ellis received the award for outstanding work in introducing his class to semi-automated data correlation techniques not previously used in CSC558 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics II, as part of his capstone project presentation.

University Relations


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Canceled-President's Open Hour

President Hawkinson's March 7 Open Hour is canceled. The next scheduled open hour will be April.

Office of the President

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, Old Main concourse (east side). Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Office of the Provost

Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday Mass will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center (across the street from Old Main).

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

Human Behavior in the Political Environment

The Department of Social Work announces Brendan P. Young is defending his dissertation “Human Behavior in the Political Environment: A Content Analysis of Political Content in HBSE Textbooks," chaired by Dr. Stoeffler, 9 a.m. Thursday, March 3, via Zoom https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97285892895.

Sharon C. Lyter, Department of Social Work

KU Philosophy Club

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 312 McFarland Student Union and Zoom Meeting ID: 922 4623 5594 Passcode: 807852. Professors Kristen Bremer and Allan Bäck will present "The Judo of Putin—in Ukraine." Email back@kutztown.edu to get on the PHI club email list, if you are not already on it. Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Adamary Rodriguez, president; Allan Bäck, advisor, KU Philosophy Club

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 103 Academic Forum.  The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514  Passcode: 428969. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and March 2022 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Steve Lem, University Senate

Amanda Holbrook Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Amanda Holbrook will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "A Critical Analysis of Cultura in Spanish World Language Textbooks," 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, via Zoom.

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Discounted Tickets Available

KU faculty, staff and students are invited to purchase discounted tickets to attend the JR De Guzman comedian event 7 p.m. March 9, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College. Parking is free, and the venue is dry. Here is a video of JR De Guzman who is on the Netflix special “The Comedy Lineup” as well as on Comedy Central’s “Hart of the City” with Kevin Hart. Tickets are $10 each.  Use promo code KUTZTOWN when purchasing tickets at the link below.  Purchase can also be made by phone by calling 610-607-6270.

Brooke Novotnak, Office of Student Involvement

Melanie Turrano Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Melanie Turrano will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "The Recovery Coach: An Intentional, Relational Interventionist as a Response to the COVID-19 Incomplete Grade Trend," 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, via Zoom

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Correction: Officer Brandon Kendall Announcement

On behalf of the members of the Kutztown University Public Safety and Police Services. We would like to take this opportunity to thank officer Brandon Kendall for his thirteen years of service to the KU campus community. Officer Kendall has accepted a position with the Fleetwood Borough Police Department. We wish you the best of luck.

David Drezek, Public Safety and Police Services

Farewell to Amy Ridenour

Please join us as we say farewell and thank Amy for her contribution to the university. Amy has provided more than five years of service to the university as part of the Office of the President planning special events. Please send her your best wishes as she starts a new chapter in her journey.  Notes can be sent to ridenour@kutztown.edu.

Toyia Heyward, Office of the President

Accounts Payable Invoice Payment

A reminder that campus departments are responsible for submitting invoices to Accounts Payable for payment. Do not attach an approved invoice to a PR in SourcePoint. Procurement will not forward any invoices to Accounts Payable for payment. Approved invoices should be emailed to apinvoice@kutztown.edu and should include the correct purchase order number, signature, date and marked okay to pay. Following this procedure ensures timely payment to vendors.

Tammy Moyer, Financial & Business Services

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
NEW-Heritage Center Assistant
Full Time 3/4/22
NEW-Program Manager PTAC
Full Time 3/4/22
2022-0031 NEW-Office Coordinator-Client Services Full Time 3/13/22
2022-0008 NEW-Health and Wellness Office Manager Full Time 3/13/22
NEW-2022 Summer Painter/
Tradesman Helpers for current students
Temporary (internal)
Temp FT 3/13/22
2022-0024 NEW-Client Technology Specialist Full Time 3/13/22
Full Time 3/7/22
2022-0025 IT Contracting and Executive
Support Manager
Full Time 3/6/22
2022-0022 Vice Provost for
Extended Lifelong Learning &
Dean of Graduate Studies
Full Time 3/20/22
2022-0015 Assistant Women's Soccer Coach Full Time 3/6/22
2022-0012 Assistant Football Coach - FT Full Time 3/6/22
2022-0007 Budget manager Full Time 3/6/22
2022-0004 TEMP Manager of Web Design Temp FT 3/4/22
2021-0188 System Administrator Full Time Continuous
2021-0051 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
Asst Coaches 2021-22 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part time Continuous
Clerical Pool 2021-22 Clerical Pool Full Time Continuous
Custodial Pool 2021-22 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time Continuous
OOC 22-001 Assistant Vice Chancellor
for Facilities
Full Time Continuous
OOC 22-004 NEW - Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC)
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Full Time 3/13/22
OOC 22-005 HR Customer Service Representative Full Time 3/4/22

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March Women's History Month
Feb. 12 -
March 6
Eastern Central Pa. Scholastic Art Awards
The Miller Gallery
March 2 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 2  10 a.m. Jane Ammon Dissertation Defense
March 2 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
East Side, Old Main Concourse
March 2 5 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
March 3 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin, Zoom
March 3 11 a.m. KU Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union
March 4 All Day Commission on the Status of Diversity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union
March 7 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 7 12-4 p.m. Drop-in Wellness: Show Up for Yourself Monday
119 Beck Hall, Health and Wellness Center
March 7 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Georgian Room
March 9 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 10 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
March 10 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Meeting - Public Session
250 McFarland Student Union

Date Time Event
March 2 5:30 p.m. PSAC Quarter Finals
Women's Basketball vs. TBD
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
March 3 4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs Caldwell
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)


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

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 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.