Daily Brief

May 2, 2023

Purple Trees fountain DMZ



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

What is this? Early May or late March? Omega block pattern across our area will lead to a bit of a skipping-record pattern. Yet another unsettled, chilly day today with more clouds than sunshine. Yesterday we actually got into a few nice hours of partial sun, but today, clouds may be a little more in control thanks to a lingering upper-level low over the Great Lakes. Watch for scattered gusty showers at any time, with raw west winds gusting as high as 25 mph. High temperatures no better than about 53.



Please join us in congratulating Hannah Hotalen, husband Bob and big sister Maddie on the newest addition to their family. Jameson Robert Hotalen was born 6:19 a.m. Thursday, April 27, weighing 7 lbs 2.3 oz and 19 inches long. 

Division of Equity and Compliance

Retirement Gathering

Please join the Department of Modern Language Studies at a retirement gathering for Drs. Dawn Slack and Nancy Zimmerman. Refreshments will be served 1-3 p.m. Monday, May 8, Old Main Lobby. Come and wish them well and share a memory or two. We are looking forward to seeing you as we honor two of our cherished colleagues.

Greg Hanson, Department of Modern Language Studies

KU Faculty and Jazz Ensemble to Perform Piece Commissioned by Grammy Award-Winning Composer

Kutztown University Jazz Ensemble I will perform “Hibiscus,” commissioned by the ensemble from Geoff Keezer, winner of the 2023 Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for “Refuge” from his recent album “Playdate.” Written for classical pianist, jazz bassist and large jazz ensemble, this piece will be performed at its world premiere 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

University Relations


Summer Professional Learning Opportunities for Faculty

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) invites KU faculty to participate in any or all of the professional learning opportunities facilitated as part of the CEL Engaged Teaching and Learning Series 2023. Four self-paced, online modules comprise the series: Universal Design for Learning, Design and Align Your Learning Outcomes, Inclusive Teaching and Large Lecture Transformation. Each asynchronous module takes approximately six to seven hours to complete. Professional development funding is available for two of the modules. For more information and to register, please visit the CEL website.

Karen Rauch, Provost's Office

Join Us for CSC355 Software Engineering Demo Day

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is proud to announce the fall Senior Seminar Software Engineering Demo Day Tuesday, May 2, 218 MSU. Presentations are 9 a.m. to noon and poster sessions are 1-3 p.m. Students have worked for two semesters on their projects, including web and mobile apps.

Dylan Schwesinger, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

KU Philosophy Club

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 312 MSU. Allan Bäck will present "Avicenna’s Logical Innovations and His Scientific Agenda." A reception follows and everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Office of Disability Services prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Allan T Back, Department of Philosophy and Government

Aaron Harman Thesis Presentation

Aaron Harman, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science, will be giving a presentation on his thesis research 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 8, 158 Old Main. The university community is invited to this thesis presentation, titled "Development Methodologies in the Game Development Industry." For more information, please contact Donna DeMarco, instructor, Department of Computer Science.

Donna DeMarco, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Faculty Reflective Retreat

Do you ever wish for a brief respite from your busy schedule to consider the “big picture?” So often we end the spring semester without taking the time to process the events and experiences of the past year. The CEL is offering an end-of-the-year Reflective Retreat for faculty on Wednesday, May 17. We will take this time to reflect on how our values align with our current professional lives. Activities include personal writing time, small group discussions, interactive games and socializing to support our professional lives. All faculty are invited to attend; registration is limited to 30 faculty. Please see the CEL website for more information and register here.

Erin Kraal, Center for Engaged Learning

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
2023-0050 NEW - Custodial Worker Supervisor -
2nd shift
Full Time 5/21/23
2023-0063 NEW - Utility Plant Helper Full Time 5/14/23
NEW - Management Technician for
Registrar's Office (internal)
Full Time 5/5/23
NEW - Administrative Assistant 1
for the Dean, CVPA (internal)
Full Time 5/5/23
NEW - Groundskeeper / Laborer
Full Time 5/5/23
NEW - Management Tech for University
Senate & Social Work (internal)
Full Time 5/5/23
2023-0077 NEW - Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2023-0078 NEW - Patrol Officer Trainee Full Time Continuous
2023-0051 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0052 General Maintenance Repairman 2
Housing Zonal Maintenance
Full Time Continuous
2023-0053 Labor Relations & Classification Manager Full Time Continuous
2023-0055 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist Full Time 5/21/23
2023-0058 Production Coordinator - 10m Full Time 5/21/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 2 9 a.m. CSC355 Software Engineering Demo Day
218 McFarland Student Union
May 2 7:30 p.m. Jazz II Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 3 7:30 p.m. Jazz I Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 4 10:50 a.m. Keith Haring Day Fitness Clinic
Keith Haring Fitness Court
May 4 Noon Keith Haring Art Walk
Keith Haring Fitness Court
May 4 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
May 5 7:30 p.m. KU Orchestra and Reading Choral Society
Schaeffer Auditorium
Date Time Event
May 2 3 p.m. Baseball vs. Chestnut Hill
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
May 2 4 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse at PSAC Quarterfinals
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
May 3-6 TBD Softball at PSAC Championships
Veterans Memorial Park, Quakertown, PA
May 5 12 p.m. Baseball vs. West Chester (DH) (Senior Day)
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.