Daily Brief

March 28, 2023

KU to Host Human Library Tuesday

The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Rohrbach Library are pleased to present “The Human Library,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, Rohrbach Library. The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers; a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. The event is free to attend and open to the public. This year’s library will feature 15 books with topics such as addiction, bipolar disorder, transgender, cancer and many more. The books are volunteers including KU students, staff and faculty and some members of the community. For more details visit our resource guide here.

University Relations


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

Behind yesterday’s weak storm system, some sun should break out behind the clouds today, but clouds might be the main feature of the day. Cool with highs around 50.


Student Trustee Search

Faculty and staff, please nominate those students who could best serve the university as its student trustee. Kutztown University Council of Trustees is searching for a new student trustee. A student is qualified if he/she is a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed 30 or more credits by the beginning of the 2023 fall semester, is in good standing, has a GPA of at least a 2.5 and will graduate no sooner than May 2025. The Council of Trustees, the governing body of the university, is composed of an eleven-member board, one of whom is an undergraduate student. The student trustee is a full-voting member of the council. The nomination deadline is April 7. All nominations must be submitted in writing and must include the student's name, email address and telephone number. We will immediately contact students nominated for the position.
     For more information about the position or to download an application please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/student-trustee-search.html.
     Forms are available in the Office of the President, MSU Information Desk, residence halls, Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center and Rohrbach Library. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Toyia Heyward, Office of the President, at 610-683-4102 or heyward@kutztown.edu.
     Application deadline is April 14.

Evan Santos, Student Trustee Search Committee

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Road Closure South Campus Drive

South Campus Drive between Deatrick and Beck Halls will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Wednesday, March 29, for repairs. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kyle Mills, Facilities

Your Opinion Matters

Faculty, staff and students are invited to share your thoughts about the Kutztown.edu website. There will be multiple chances for your input to be heard. Please attend any of the below sessions:
- 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 23, 322 MSU.
- 2-3 p.m. Friday, March 24, 322 MSU.
- 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 325 MSU.
- 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 30, 322 MSU.

Kelly Smith, Web & Digital Media

Marketing & Social Media Strategy KUSBD: Building Your Personal Brand Workshop

Sign-up for this free training 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. Topics will include Business Start-up/Preplanning, Customer Relations, eCommerce, Managing a Business, Marketing/Sales, Social Media and Woman-owned Businesses. Come join the Kutztown University Social Media Strategy team to create and implement your personal brand for your digital presence. At this workshop we will develop a brand identity for you and your business, capture new headshots for your digital profiles, identify the core messaging and combine the idea with the vision. At the end of this workshop, you will have developed a personal brand book that can serve as your future guide to consistent digital marketing. Please register for this event in advance so we can prepare materials accordingly, by contacting Rachel Wolfe, 570-728-8351.

Rachael Wolfe, KUSBDC

On-Campus Internship and Job Fair

Staff and faculty, please remind your students that the on-campus KU internship and Job Fair is noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 218 MSU. There will be more than 65 employers attending. Students need to come professionally dressed and with copies of their resumes. Students can view the employers coming to the fair on their Handshake account, as well as making an appointment for the Career Closet for professional clothing. If you have any questions, please call 610-683-4067.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Berks Jazz Fest Collaboration in Schaeffer

John Pizzarelli, world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond. With sparkling swing and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell is among the greatest interpreters of American popular song. Together, they pay homage to Nat King Cole and the legendary singers who appeared on his popular TV show. The concert includes Cole’s most memorable hits such as “Route 66,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and “Paper Moon,” along with the timeless works from Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee—the iconic Ladies of Song. Tickets are $46, $39 for seniors and students. KU Faculty, Staff and Students access discounted tickets by using their MyKU Login. KU Faculty and Staff tickets are $39, KU Students $10.

KU Presents!

Bagpipes Calling

The Kutztown Pipe Band, a student group at KU and nonprofit organization in the borough of Kutztown, will host a one-hour informational and musical session on the Great Highland Bagpipes 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. Seating is limited, please register here. 

Laura Sherrod, Kutztown Pipe Band


Starfish Midterm Progress Survey Available

The Spring 2023 Midterm Progress Survey will be available for faculty in Starfish beginning Thursday, March 23 and will remain open through Friday, March 31. Faculty are encouraged to use the survey to send kudos to students to acknowledge good work, reinforce positive habits and encourage students to finish strong this semester. Faculty can also raise flags of concern for students to indicate being in danger of failing, a recommendation to withdraw or a specific academic concern. Flags of concern will be addressed by the appropriate office/individual using a progressive mode of response. A new feature in this survey is the ability to indicate if a student has stopped attending (with date of last attendance entered in the comment field). Every kudos and flag template has the option to add custom content; two options are completely customizable. All message templates can be viewed in Starfish D2L. Please email starfish@kutztown.edu with any questions or to set up a training.

Cheryl Brattley, Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence

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
2023-0055 (internal) NEW - Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist (internal) FT 3/31/2023
2023-0051 NEW- Vector Control Specialist FT 4/10/2023
2023-0052 (internal) General Maintenance Repairman 2 Housing Zonal Maintenance (internal) FT 3/29/2023
2022-0157 Patrol Officer FT Continuous
2022-0200 Help Desk Analyst (Reposted) FT 4/10/2023
2023-0017 Management Technician, College of Business (Reposted) FT 4/10/2023
2023-0053 Labor Relations & Classification Manager FT Continuous
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/30/2023
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/30/2023
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/30/2023
OOC 23-04 Legal Fellow FT 4/19/2023
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 28 10 a.m. Human Library
Rohrbach Library
March 28 4:30 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture-Yongjae Kim
145 Boehm Science Center
March 29 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Concourse, Old Main
March 29 2 p.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
325 MSU
March 29 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 30 11 a.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
322 MSU
March 30 6 p.m. Speaker/Book Signing-Gabby Rivera
218 McFarland Student Union
Date Time Event
March 28 1 p.m. Baseball vs. IUP (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 28 1 p.m. Softball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 29 1 p.m. Softball vs. Lock Haven
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 29 3 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Courts
March 29 4 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 31 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Bloomsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 1 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Millersville
Keystone 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.

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.