Daily Brief

May 29, 2024

Jardine earns Second Team All-America in Pole Vault

Kevin Givone and Joe Jardine both competed in their first NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon, May 25, at Emporia University in Emporia, Kan. Jardine finished tied for 12th in the pole vault, earning him Second Team All-America honors and followed up an indoor season of being named an All-American in the pole vault. Finishers 9-12 are named to Second Team All-America honors by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, making Jardine the first KU men's outdoor track and field athlete to earn All-America status since Luke Hoffman in 2019 and the first outdoor pole vaulter since Brandon Raguz in 2018.

Sports Information


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

Mostly sunny skies to start and then showers and storms work in by the afternoon. High temperature near 74.


Travel Reimbursement Requests - Fiscal Year End

Travel expense reimbursement requests (through the Travel Management System - ESS Portal) should be submitted no later than Monday, June 10, for travel through Friday, May 31. Travel reimbursements for Saturday, June 1, through Sunday, June 30, must be submitted no later than Monday, July 8. Fiscal year (FY) 2024 guidance can be found online. Travel reimbursement requests turned in after Monday, July 8 will be applied to your FY 2025 budget. Please contact Amanda Vakso (avasko@kutztown.edu) with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

Leave Donations Requested

AFSCME, OPEIU, SPFPA, POA and management employees can donate annual or personal leave to designated employees with a qualifying catastrophic or severe illness/injury. Sandra Kapsa-Warren (Clerical Assistant 2, Housing and Residence Life) has qualified and requested donations. Visit the link below for the "Leave Donation Form." For more information on the leave donation program, click here.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Week-by-Week Workplace Wellness – Summer Pilot

You are invited to join a summer pilot designed to cultivate wellness in our work lives with minimal time investment. It will begin with an in-person launch 9 a.m. Friday, June 7, 223 MSU. During the launch, we’ll clarify the purpose of the initiative, workshop and articulate individual priorities and goals, set up wellness partners for anyone interested and go over the plan. If you can’t be there for the launch, we’ll send you the activity to do on your own. Every weekday morning, Monday, June 10 to Friday, Aug. 9, participants will receive a brief email prompt, which you can decide to do (or not). Each day’s action is designed to take minimal time, be integrated into everyday life and have maximum impact when adopted regularly.
 - Motivation Monday: Set a personal intention for the week.
 - Tune-In Tuesday: Pay attention to your breath and your physical body.
 - Wisdom Wednesday: Enjoy a wellness tidbit.
 - Thankful Thursday: Thank yourself for something, thank someone else (either verbally or in writing), and notice something beautiful.
 - Fun Friday: Do something that causes you and others to laugh or do a creative, playful activity. To multiply the effectiveness, involve at least one other person in the fun or creative activity. If you want to participate, email danrutt@kutztown.edu by Wednesday, June 5 with the subject line “Workplace Wellness.”

Laurie McMillan, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fall 2024 Move In

Fall New Student Move-In Day, which has traditionally taken place on a Saturday, will now occur 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. This change will allow new students additional time to adjust to campus before the start of the 2024 fall semester. New Student Orientation (NSO) is recruiting student and staff volunteers to help unload vehicles that day and direct students and families. If you would like to participate, contact Brett Santos, director of New Student Orientation, at bsantos@kutztown.edu. More information will be posted throughout the summer including the Welcome Week schedule of events.

Brett Santos, New Student Orientation

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
2024-0070 NEW - Manager of Clinical Services FT 6/9/2024
2024-0069 NEW - Executive Assistant to
the Chief Information Officer
FT 6/2/2024
2024-0065 NEW -  Junior Network Administrator FT 6/2/2024
2023-0183 Budget Analyst FT Continuous
2024-0027 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing FT Continuous
2024-0035 Key & Lock / Card Access Specialist FT Continuous
2024-0055 Patrol Officer FT Continuous
2024-0056 Patrol Officer Trainee FT Continuous
2024-0064 Landscape Maintenance
Specialist (Reposting)
FT 6/30/2024
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/28/2024
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/28/2024
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/28/2024

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 30 Noon PASSHE DEI Connectivity Webinar
June 7 9 a.m. Week-by-Week Workplace Wellness
200 Graduate Center
June 10 9 a.m.  Social Equity Policies Training
June 12 11:30 a.m. Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic
O'Pake Fieldhouse


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 .