Daily Brief

March 5, 2024

Fall 2023, Winter 2024 Degree Recipients

Kutztown University has conferred degrees for 404 students for the 2023 fall semester and 2024 winter session.

University Relations


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

Weak coastal low pressure brings periods of light rain today with highs around 50. Breezy northeast winds around 20 mph.


Ramadan Begins Monday, March 11

Ramadan begins Monday, March 11, and will end Tuesday, April 9. Eid al-Fitr 2024 is expected to be celebrated Wednesday, April 10. Millions of Muslims across the world observe fast (no food, no water) from dawn till dusk (approximately 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) during the whole month of Ramadan, as this is the most sacred month for the whole Muslim Ummah. This often also includes prayers into the night. It is not unusual to be up past midnight in prayer and then wake up at 3:30-4 a.m. to eat before dawn and pray. Our KU Muslim community (students, staff and faculty) may be tired, hungry and dehydrated - especially with any late afternoon or early evening classes, campus jobs, sports practices or other activities. Please be understanding and accommodating. Thank you.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Diversity

May Commencement Faculty RSVP

All faculty are invited to join in the celebration of students' achievements by participating in the May commencement ceremonies at O'Pake Fieldhouse. A ceremony for graduate students will take place 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, and two ceremonies for undergraduates will be held 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Your role in this event is significant to our students. The deadline to rent regalia (required for participation) is Friday, March 15. Click here for RSVP link.

Caecilia Holt, Commencement Team

2024 Schellenberg Award: Call for Nominations

The call for nominations for the 2024 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is now open. To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty full-time for at least three, but not more than seven years. The deadline to nominate a faculty colleague is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. For more information on the award, including how to submit nominations, please visit the CEL website.

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

Norwegian Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and Friends in Schaeffer Auditorium

Norwegian Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and Friends are coming to KU 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Schaeffer Auditorium. The ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble, tenThing Brass, have firmly established themselves on the international scene to great acclaim. With a diverse and ever-expanding repertoire that spans from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein and Lully to Bartok, tenThing Brass ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions. Faculty and staff can access discounted tickets by logging in for tickets using their MyKU login credentials.

KU Presents!

EDD Dissertation Defense

Please join us as Mara Thompson defends her dissertation titled "Hidden Meanings in Elementary Instrumental Music Method Books: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis"  2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 245 Beekey. The Dissertation Committee includes the chairperson, Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, and committee members Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Dr. Renee Lapp Norris.

Catherine Mcgeehan, EMLT

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
2024-0022 NEW - Administrative Assistant
for Student Conduct
Full Time 3/17/2024
2024-0027 (internal) NEW - MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (internal) Full Time 3/13/2024
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0179 Business Consultant (Bilingual) Full Time Continuous
2023-0183 Budget Analyst Full Time Continuous
2024-0024 Assistant Director of
University Marketing, Social Media
Full Time 3/17/2024
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/28/2024
23-24 Clerical Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/28/2024
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/28/2024
OOC  24-07 HR Generalist Full Time 3/21/2024
OOC 24-03 Legal Fellow Full Time 3/11/2024
OOC 24-04 HRSSC Senior Benefits Admin Manager Full Time 3/10/2024
OOC 24-05 Director of SAP Financial Systems Full Time 3/17/2024
OOC 24-06 Director of Treasury Operations Full Time 3/17/2024
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 5 7:30 p.m. Guest Artists, Piano and Cello Recital
Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research
March 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! tenThing Brass Band
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 6 All Day Miller Keystone Blood Drive
218 MSU
March 6 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
March 7 10:45 a.m. FDI Lecture Series: Dr. SeungEun Min
MCC Unity Room
March 7 11 a.m. Comp Conversation: Language and Power
6 Rohrbach and Zoom
March 7 2 p.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Mara Thompson
245 Beekey
March 7 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting 
202 Academic Forum
March 7 6 p.m. Women's History Month Keynote Speaker: Chanel Miller
218 MSU


Jardine Qualifies for NCAA DII Indoor Track and Field Championships

After one of the best individual indoor seasons in program history, graduate pole vaulter Joe Jardine will represent the Kutztown University track and field program at the 2024 NCAA DII Indoor Championships 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, Robert W. Plaster Center, Pittsburg, Kan.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
March 8 Noon Baseball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
March 9 11 a.m.  Women's Lacrosse vs. Tampa
Keystone 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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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.