Daily Brief

March 30, 2022

Designathon Returns to Kutztown

Designathon is a can't-miss event for Kutztown University communication design students. Designathon is a great creative outlet and resume builder that gives students a platform to showcase their hard work, while also benefiting various nonprofit organizations. Students are able to put their skills to the test from logos, brand identity, posters, websites, advertisements and murals to motion graphics. KU communication design students are given the perfect hands-on experience. Designathon returns after a two-year hiatus Friday, April 1, Sharadin Arts Building. The all-day session runs 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Photo from 2017 Designathon.

University Relations

Large group of KU students smiling in front of a mural with cartoon monsters

Employer Site Visit to Hershey Entertainment Resorts

KU students from various majors had an insider tour of Hershey Entertainment Resorts. Students learned more about their new Summer Leadership Development Internship Program which, in addition to paid internships, offers housing and professional development. They also met with numerous KU alumni who are currently working within the organization.

Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center


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


COB's Feisal Murshed is Recognized

Dr. Feisal Murshed is now a member of the affiliated research faculty of the University of Washington’s Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy. Joining this distinguished group of scholars is a testament to the managerial relevance of his scholarship and his research pedigree. Murshed’s work appears in top-tier outlets in Marketing including Journal of Marketing Research and Marketing Science, as well as in Harvard Business Review

Feisal Murshed, College of Business

Teen Library Day

Join us for a visit from beloved young-adult author Jordan Sonnenblick, 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 1, Schaeffer Auditorium. This event is free and open to tweens, teens, KU students, faculty, staff, and interested community members. Mr. Sonnenblick's books will be available for sale, and he will sign them for participants.

Roseanne Perkins, EMLT

Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture by Dr. Valerie Trollinger

Dr. Valerie Trollinger, professor of music, will present the Chambliss Faculty Research Award lecture 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 183 McFarland Student Union, Alumni Auditorium. Trollinger's lecture is titled, "Diagnosing and Correcting Voice Problems in Professors: Your Voice Does Not Need to End Your Career." Light refreshments will be available. If you are unable to join us in person, the recorded lecture can be viewed at https://youtu.be/5GLvGgMPsng.

Bethany French, Office of the Provost

Narrating Domestic and International Crises: The Political Power of Strategic Media Narratives

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is offering a free presentation 11 a.m. Thursday,  April 7, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center or via Zoom https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/92125170766. This Faculty First Thursday event, "Narrating Domestic and International Crises: The Political Power of Strategic Media Narratives" is presented by Marco Ehrl, Ph.D., assistant professor, communication studies. Presentation information is as follows: As a result of a number of economic and political crises, Egypt signed a loan with the International Monetary Fund in 2016. Indeed, in 2017, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi flew to 16 countries in ten months in order to boost Egypt’s economy through political and economic partnerships with world powers, including participation in the BRICS forum in China. For nations like China and Russia, Egypt’s weakened economy presented a unique opportunity to augment their influence given Egypt’s strategic position, with access points to the Middle East, Africa and control of the Suez Canal. Recently published in the International Journal of Strategic Communication, this analysis uses a ratio-oriented approach to strategic crisis narratives to examine how countries with close media-state relationships use Egypt’s economic crisis to build narrative alliances and boost national identity.

Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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
2022-0044 (internal) NEW-University Operator &
UR Clerk Typist 2
Full Time 4/1/2022
2022-0046 (internal) NEW - MR2 HVAC/Plumbing
Full Time 4/12/2022
2022-0043 NEW - Director of Website
Management & Design
Full Time 4/3/2022
2022-0045 NEW - Assistant Program Manager
/Government Marketing for PTAC
Full Time 4/10/2022
2022-0032 NEW-Applications Developer 2 Full Time 4/10/2022
2021-0051 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2021-0155 Facilities Construction Project Manager
Full Time 4/10/2022
2022-0009 MR2 - Carpentry / Painter Full Time Continuous
2022-0011 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time 4/10/2022
2022-0011 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time 4/10/2022
2022-0013 & 14 2022 Summer Painter
Temp FT 4/10/2022
2022-0025 IT Contracting and
Executive Support Manager
Full Time 4/3/2022
2022-0026 Heritage Center Assistant Full Time 4/3/2022
2022-0033 Systems Analyst Full Time 4/3/2022
2022-0035 Assistant Director of Admissions
Hispanic/Latino Recruitment
Full Time 4/3/2022
2022-0036 Assistant Director of Admissions Full Time 4/1/2022
Asst Coaches 2021-22 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time Continuous
Clerical Pool 2021-22 Clerical Pool Full Time 6/30/2022
Custodial Pool 2021-22 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time Continuous
OOC 22-001 Assistant Vice Chancellor
for Facilities
Full Time Continuous
OOC 22-006 Assistant Director for
Health Care Program Administration
Full Time 4/3/2022

Jeanette L. Forster, Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 30 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 30 2 p.m. CET Watch Party
06 Rohrbach Library
March 30 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union
March 31 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wellness Expo
Student Recreation Center
March 31 1:30 p.m. Associate Dean COB Search Candidate C
200 Graduate Center
March 31 4 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Lecture
183 McFarland Student Union
April 4 2 p.m. Courageous Conversations
223 McFarland Student Union
April 4 6 p.m. Clay Club visiting Artist-Domenic Frunzi
108 Sharadin Arts Building
April 4 7:30 p.m. Music Monday

Date Time Event
March 29 1 p.m. (DH) Softball vs. Jefferson
North Campus Field
(Live Stats | Live Video)
March 29 3 p.m. Baseball vs. Jefferson
North Campus Field
(Live Stats)
April 2 Noon (DH) Softball vs. East Stroudsburg
North Campus Field
(Live Stats)
April 2 Noon (DH) Baseball vs. Shepherd
North Campus Field
(Live Stats)
April 2 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. West Chester
Keystone Field
(Live Stats | Live Video)
April 2 3 p.m. Acro & Tumbling vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena
(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.

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