Daily Brief

March 31, 2023

Photo McKenzie Hollenbach

Hollenbach Named Director of Disability Services

McKenzie Hollenbach has been named director of Disability Services. Hollenbach has served KU’s Office of Disability Services since 2016, including more than two years as assistant director and the last year as interim director. Hollenbach has demonstrated exemplary leadership and has been a strong advocate for the DSO and our students. Congratulations, McKenzie.

Division of Equity and Compliance

Maintenance, Facilities and Campus Services Appreciation Day

Maintenance, Facilities and Campus Services Appreciation Day is 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, lobby, Sharadin Arts Building. Pick up an appreciation sticker at the KU Campus Store and join the celebration. All are invited to come out and thank the hardworking people who keep our buildings working and warm, those who support all faculty, staff and students, and the groundskeepers who keep our campus looking so beautiful.
     Thank you. Your daily contributions make it possible for us to learn at KU every day.

Kate Clair, Brandon Krieg, Essence advisors, and Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Committee, Health and Wellness Center


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

Warm front passage will lead to increasing clouds and a shower risk by the afternoon hours. High temperature near 58.


End of Leave Carry-over Period

Reminder that the leave carry-over period ends after April 21. Any unused personal or excess annual leave carried over from the 2022 leave year must be used by April 21. Personal carry-over leave not used by April 21 will expire ("use it or lose it"). Excess annual time not used by April 21 will be converted to sick leave, up to the maximum allowed by the respective bargaining agreement. Please have all requests for carry-over leave submitted and approved through ESS as soon as possible and no later than April 28. Any requests meant to use carry-over leave that are submitted after April 28 will require additional work to process correctly.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Saturday Road Closures for Annual Fools' Run

Please be aware that College Boulevard will have limited access 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, due to the 32nd running of the Kutztown Optimist Club Fools’ Run. Main Street and Kutztown Road should be used to access campus during this time. The road races support scholarships for area high school students to attend KU. Event and registration information can be found at http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/.

University Relations

Natasha Paremski in Recital

World-renowned pianist, Natasha Paremski, who reveals an astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities with her consistently striking and dynamic performances, will be in residence at Kutztown University April 3-6 and will perform a recital 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, Schaeffer Auditorium, with works by Chopin, Ades, Balakirev and Ravel. Paremski will also host master classes April 4-6.

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Second Annual Diversity Marketplace

Multicultural Services is hosting the second annual Diversity Marketplace noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, on the DMZ. All are welcome to attend. The event will feature more than 20 local vendors, two food trucks, prizes and more. The first food truck, La Frikitona, serves Puerto Rican cuisine and will be stationed on the DMZ from noon to 2 p.m. The second food truck, Kona Ice, will be there 2-4 p.m. Tickets are free and first come, first served. In the event of bad weather, an updated date or location will be communicated.

Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom, meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate April 2023 SharePoint folder. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Deryl Johnson, University Senate

Big Art Day

Big Art Day, coordinated by faculty in the Department of Art & Design, is bringing three KU alumni back to campus to share their insight and experience on varied careers in the arts. The morning event will be held 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 21, 120 Sharadin Arts Building and the afternoon events noon to 2 p.m., second floor Atrium Gallery (the lobby outside of the Miller Gallery). Joining us will be Rachel Heberling ‘06, who is the executive director of Frontline Arts, a printmaking center in Branchburg, N.J.; Allison McCann ‘13, who is publications manager at UCLA’s Center for Early Global Studies; and Kristyn Rohrer ’18, who is a ceramic sculptor at Nampara Arts Cooperative in Morgantown, W.Va. Heberling, who majored in studio arts with a concentration in printmaking, received her MFA in 2011 from Ohio State University and has had an impressive career serving as studio manager and director, artist assistant and teacher. McCann graduated from Kutztown with a BFA in studio art with a concentration in drawing and minors in art history and German studies: communication and culture. She earned her Ph.D. in the history of art from the University of Pittsburgh and her research interests focus on 14th-century illuminated manuscripts from Bohemia. Prior to her appointment as publications manager at the CMRS, she worked in the publications department at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, Ca. Rohrer earned her B.A. from Kutztown in sociology in 2018, the diversity and inequality track with a dual minor in crafts and German studies: communication and culture in 2018. She currently works at a community studio and has recently completed a post-baccalaureate program at West Virginia University. She recently showed work in a group show at the Clay Art Center of New York.

Pierette Kulpa, Department of Art & Design

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 1 11 a.m. Easter on the Farm
German Cultural Heritage Center
April 3 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
April 3 7:30 p.m. Natasha Paremski
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 6 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
Zoom - ID: 927 2146 3918 Passcode: 459360
Date Time Event
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)
In Case You Missed It

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


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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .