Daily Brief

March 26, 2024

Geology students map from "inside" of the Earth

Geology Students Map From "Inside" of Earth

Geology students traveled to Ogdensburg, N.J., Saturday, March 23, to learn underground geologic mapping techniques in the "Sterling Hill Zinc Mine." Observing and recording geologic data (mineralogy, as well as orientations of rock formations and fractures) in an underground tunnel system is a highly marketable skill that is taught by few universities in the U.S. When low supply meets high demand, scarcity results – in this case, a scarcity in the job market that favors our students. KU students performed very well – full mental engagement for the entire exercise. The most common observation was that time underground appears to pass much more quickly than on the surface (and orders of magnitude more quickly than in Friehauf’s classroom). Following the mapping exercise, the group toured the mine and collected fluorescent minerals in the pouring rain, then visited 500 million-year-old stromatolite fossils exhumed by ice-age glaciers 15,000 years ago.

Kurt Friehauf, Physical Sciences

Imaginative Rendition of The Ugly Ducking Sunday, April 7

Founded in 2007 by four professional dancers, Lightwire Theater was a semi-finalist in “America’s Got Talent” in 2012 that has toured the United States and traveled all over the world to great acclaim. Using their signature combination of electroluminescent effects, puppetry, dance and music, they will create unforgettable images that will thrill audience members of all ages. Come see "The Ugly Duckling"  2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, Schaeffer Auditorium as part of the KU Presents! Family Series. KU faculty and staff may access discounted tickets by logging in with their MyKU login.

KU Presents!


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

An approaching cold front brings increasing cloud cover today. High of 49 degrees. Light east winds.


Limited Parking in Lots A1 and A2 – Wednesday, March 27

There will be limited parking spaces Wednesday, March 27, Lot A1 (behind McFarland Student Union) and Lot A2 (behind Rickenbach Learning Center) due to an event being held on campus. Please direct questions to Public Safety and Police Services at 610-683-4860.

Danielle Santos, KU Public Safety and Police Services

2024 Entrepreneurship Week April 8-12

The College of Business and the KU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are proud to present Entrepreneurship Week 2024, Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12. This annual event provides students and the local community with valuable insights, strategies and tools from experts to help launch or strengthen their businesses. Events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cob@kutztown.edu.

Katie Bowen, College of Business

Community Outreach Center Shoe Drive

Do you have shoes you would like to get rid of before the summer? How about donating them to those in need? The Community Outreach Center (COC) invites you to join us in a Shoe Drive fundraiser. We are running the shoe collection from now until the end of the semester and you can drop off your shoes at the COC, 281 MSU. We have a goal of 2,500 pairs so please feel free to spread the word and help us reach it. We appreciate all the help we can get.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

Human Library

The Human Library returns to Kutztown University 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, Rohrbach Library. The Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally interact with. It creates a safe space for people to engage, whether this is one-on-one or in small groups, to encourage people to “un-judge” a book by its cover. Visitors to our library will have an opportunity to borrow "Human Books" and to engage in conversation with the books. The library tailors its approach to each person’s biases and prejudices, instead of approaching diversity and inclusion with a one-size-fits-all solution. Books are KU students, staff, faculty and community members. Click here for a list of this year's human books. You will have to "check-out" the book to have a one-on-one conversation for about 20 minutes and return the human book to the shelf once done. Please encourage students and staff to attend. Please visit the Engage webpage to register for this event.

Patricia Ann Brenner, Commission on Human Diversity


Field Trip to the Kutztown Area Historical Society

Please excuse HIS-257, Introduction to Public History, students from their 1 p.m. classes Wednesday, March 27. They will be touring the Kutztown Area Historical Society. They understand they are responsible for making up any missed assignments. If you have any questions or wish to confirm a student is enrolled in HIS-257, Introduction to Public History, contact Michael P. Gabriel at gabriel@kutztown.edu. Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.

Michael P. Gabriel, History Department

Spring 2024 Psychology Department Student Award Winners

The Department of Psychology is proud to present our Spring 2024 Student Award winners:
 - Dana Laratta, Gill-Lauer Sharp Award.
 - Alexandra Sierer, Psi Chi Model Student Award.
 - Makayla Pfister, Field Experience Award.
 - Samantha Smith, Academic Achievement Award.
 - Jamie Schluth, Student Leadership Award.
 - Samantha Smith, Research Award.
 - Alexa May, Independent Research Award.

Department of Psychology

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
2024-0052 NEW - Financial Aid Assistant (CA3) Full Time 4/14/24
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0183 Budget Analyst Full Time Continuous
2024-0027 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing Full Time 3/31/24
2024-0032 Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Full Time 4/7/24
2024-0042 Residence Coordinator (10m) Full Time 4/7/24
2024-0047 Assistant Director of Clinical Education Full Time 3/31/24
2024-0049 Assistant Director for Federal and Private Loans Full Time 3/31/24
2024-0051 Director, Growth Services Full Time 3/31/24
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/28/24
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/28/24
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/28/24
OOC 24-01 Complex Procurement Consultant (REPOSTING) Full Time 4/7/24
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 26 2:30 p.m. LAS Associate Dean Search - Candidate B
201 Academic Forum 
March 26 4:30 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture
183 MSU, Alumni Auditorium
March 27 11 a.m. Fiscal Year End Prep - SourcePoint 
March 27 Noon Internship and Job Fair
218 MSU
March 27 2:30 p.m. LAS Associate Dean Search - Candidate C
201 Academic Forum 
March 28 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee 
March 29 8:45 a.m. 20th Annual Social Work Community Forum 
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 29 Noon EDD Dissertation Defense: Christopher Thomas
227, 229 Beekey
April 1 12:30 p.m. Middle States Self-Study Open Forum
145 Boehm
April 2 10 a.m. Human Library
Rohrbach Library


Jardine named PSAC Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year

Reigning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) champion and All-America pole vaulter Joe Jardine added another accolade to his impressive resume, earning the PSAC Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year award, as announced by the conference office Thursday, March 21.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
March 27 3 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Video | Stats)
March 29 2 p.m. Softball vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
March 30 1 p.m. Softball vs. Mansfield (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
March 30 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)

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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