Daily Brief

March 14, 2023

Jamie Barton, Samantha Smith and Patrick Perrin standing with their research posters at the state Capitol

Students Visit State Capitol and PA State Rep

Last week during Legislative Session at the state Capitol, Pennsylvania State Representative Jamie Barton welcomed two KU students, who displayed their undergraduate research posters, informing the public on the important issue of domestic violence. Samantha Smith's research communicated the intergenerational cycles of domestic violence. Patrick Perrin's project explained long-term map maintenance using mobile robots.

University Relations


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

The low pressure, which is bringing parts of upstate New York and New England snow, misses our area and brings a lot of wind and some snow showers. Either could create slippery travel spots. Not a major issue but it is always good to exercise caution. High around 37 with winds gusting from the northwest at or better than 40 mph.


Vote for the Kutztown Folk Festival

The Kutztown Folk Festival has been nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2023 for Best Cultural Festival. Please help us stay at No. 1 on the Leaderboard. You can vote every day through 11:59 a.m. Monday, March 20.

Heather Zimmerman, Kutztown Folk Festival

Reading Business Growth Conference: Keys to Success

There are multiple ways to grow a business and many angles to pursue that growth. During this growth conference, you will learn about various topics, which can help grow your business and take it to the next level. Topics that will be covered are social media, finance, business value evaluation and enhancement, and insight from fellow small business owners followed by Q&A. See below for the topics and speakers at this event. 
- Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz: Owner of Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe and My Little School House Daycare
- Rachael Wolfe: SBDC Social Media Coordinator 
- Rebecca Shugar: Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager at M&T Bank
- Rob Sanchez: Branch Leader / Assistant Vice President
- Sundeep Verma: SBDC Business Consultant 
This event will take place 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn St, Reading, Pa. or offered via Zoom. Any questions please contact Kecia Sturdivant: sturdiva@kutztown.edu.

Rachael Wolfe, KUSBDC

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
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing
(Sunday - Thursday)
Full Time Continuous
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0157 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2022-0200 Help Desk Analyst (Reposted) Full Time 3/19/23
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
2023-0017 Management Technician,
College of Business (Reposted)
Full Time 3/19/23
2023-0026 Software Engineer Full Time 3/26/23
2023-0031 Coordinator for Student Success & Tutoring Services Full Time 3/15/23
2023-0032 Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Officer Full Time 3/19/23
2023-02&03 2023 Summer Painter - Temporary Temp FT Continuous
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 23-04 Legal Fellow Full Time 3/19/23
OOC 23-05 Assistant Director for Health Care Program Administration Full Time 3/19/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 13-17 All Day Spring Break
No classes; Offices are open.
March 17 11 a.m. Employee Planetarium Show - Planet Nine
Grim Science Building
March 20 3:30 p.m. College of Education Dean Search - Candidate A
116 McFarland Student Union
March 20 5 p.m. AFSCME Meeting
103 Academic Forum
March 20 6 p.m. Rape, Aggression and Defense Training
22A Old Main
March 22 11:30 a.m. AFSCME Local 2234 Representatives 
Boehm, Sharadin, Old Main and MSU
March 22 3:30 p.m. College of Education Dean Search - Candidate B
116 McFarland Student Union
March 23 9 a.m. FYE Conference
McFarland Student Union
March 27 3 p.m. College of Education Dean Search - Candidate C
116 McFarland Student Union
Date Time Event
March 18 Noon Baseball vs. Millersville (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | 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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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.