Daily Brief

May 9, 2023

Kutztown Women's Lacrosse in white uniforms celebrating win

Kutztown Women's Lacrosse Earns First NCAA Tournament Berth in Program History

Kutztown University women's lacrosse heard its name called as one of 16 participating teams in the 2023 NCAA Division II Championship tournament during the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night. The Golden Bears, ranked 23rd in the latest IWLCA Division II Poll, will be making their first national tournament appearance in program history after earning the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Region. Kutztown's first round opponent will be No. 3 seed East Stroudsburg, which it will meet Friday, May 12, 3 p.m., at West Chester University's Vonnie Gros Field. Click here to read more.

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

Another weak clipper-like system is coming today with scattered showers. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. A bit unseasonably chilly under a northeast wind, but not as chilly as some days last week, and in this case, temperatures will quickly rebound tomorrow. High today 60.


Reception for Dr. Ed "Doc" Simpson

The most senior member of the KU faculty will soon enter phased retirement, and before he disappears like the dinosaurs, we hope the KU community will join the department in celebrating Dr. Simpson's KU career. He's been here for decades but he still doesn't read the Daily Brief, so you need not worry that this announcement will ruin the surprise. Please stop by to enjoy some light refreshments and offer your congratulations, convey your well wishes, offer a few words of wisdom or share a story. We'll gather 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 11, first floor Boehm lobby.

Caecilia Holt, Physical Sciences

AFSCME Monthly Membership Meeting

Please join us 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, 103 Academic Forum for our monthly membership meeting. If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the meeting by Zoom. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Procurement Retreat

Kutztown University is hosting our first procurement retreat 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 103 Academic Forum. The morning session will cover the following topics: purchasing options, supplier management, PR discussions, travel and P-card overview. The afternoon session will cover the following topics: guided buying dashboard/resources and support, approvals and procurement processes. Even if you feel that you are already an expert or you only put an order in once a month, all attendees will be able to walk away with added knowledge regarding making purchases, paying an invoice, contracts, p-card and travel reimbursement. You should plan to attend if you are part of the procurement process as the requestor, the approver or the stakeholder. Please register ASAP here. Lunch will be provided. 

Tammy Moyer, Department of Financial and Business Services


Last Day to Register for Faculty Reflective Retreat

Join the CEL for a Reflective Retreat 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 on campus. All faculty (full time, part time, temp, tenured and tenure track) are invited to join. For more information see the CEL website. Register here (space is limited). Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 9. 

Erin Kraal, Center for Engaged Learning

Sheryl McKlveen Dissertation Defense

Kutztown University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work, is pleased to announce that Sheryl McKlveen, MSW, LSW, will be defending her Doctor of Social Work dissertation “Social Work Best Practices in Schools: Effect of Family-Focused Case Management on Rural School Students’ Success” 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9. Dissertation Chair: Dr. John Vafeas.

Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

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
2023-0070 Groundskeeper / Laborer FT 5/28/2023
2023-0074 Management Tech for University Senate & Social Work FT 5/28/2023
2023-0069 Internal Vector Control Specialist (internal) FT 5/12/2023
2023-0071 internal Custodial Worker 2 - first shift (internal) FT 5/22/2023
2023-0072 internal Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift (internal) FT 5/12/2023
2023-0073 (internal) Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift (internal) FT 5/12/2023
2023-0050 Custodial Worker Supervisor - 2nd shift FT 5/21/2023
2023-0051 Vector Control Specialist FT Continuous
2023-0052 General Maintenance Repairman 2 Housing Zonal Maintenance FT Continuous
2023-0053 Labor Relations & Classification Manager FT Continuous
2023-0055 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist FT 5/21/2023
2023-0058 Production Coordinator - 10m FT 5/21/2023
2023-0063 Utility Plant Helper FT 5/14/2023
2023-0077 Patrol Officer FT Continuous
2023-0078 Patrol Officer Trainee FT Continuous
2023-0080 Executive Director: Business Lending Assistance Program FT 5/21/2023
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/30/2023
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/30/2023
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/30/2023
OOC 23- 07 (internal) Coordinator of Board Operations and Trustee Relations (Internal) FT Continuous
OOC 23-06 Labor & Employee Relations Manager FT 5/21/2023
OOC 23-08 Shared Services Controller FT 5/28/2023
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 9 10 a.m. CEL Advisory Board
6 Rohrbach Library
May 10 All Day Period Product Drive
Boxwood House
May 11 11 a.m. Free Employee Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building
May 11 1 p.m. Surprise Retirement Reception: Simpson
Boehm Science Center
May 12 5 p.m. Graduate Spring Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 13 9 a.m. Commencement: COE and CLAS
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 13 2 p.m. Commencement: COB and CVPA
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 14 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Campuswide Electrical Shutdown
May 15 5:30 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum
May 17 9 a.m. Faculty Reflective Retreat
May 18 8 a.m. Procurement Retreat
103 Academic Forum

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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