Daily Brief

Nov. 27, 2019

Kutztown University wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving

Pictured left to right: front row: Noel Fedeli, Solomon Araneta, Katie Steigerwalt, Johanna von Renteln, Victoria Steigerwalt and Jacob Leibowitz; top row: Kutch and Kilker


Students from Dr. Lynn M. Kutch's German Culture Through Film course recently attended a screening of the Nazi-era themed film, “Jojo Rabbit,” at SteelStacks, Bethlehem. The film was part of Dr. Bob Kilker's (Department of English) Tuesday Talkback series. Kilker and Kutch led the Talkback discussions before and after the screening.
     Lynn Kutch, Modern Language Studies


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

Very strong low pressure moves through the Plains and Great Lakes. Precipitation, in the form of rain, comes in by late morning to early afternoon but should remain rather light. Pressure gradient will be tight so expect gusty winds. High temperature in the low-50s. Winds south at 8-13 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Rainfall less than 0.1 of an inch.


Nov. 26-30
Save up to 50% off select items deeply discounted. Shop now at https://kubstore.com/category/black-friday-sales.
     KU Campus Store


Dec. 2
Start your day with something sweet and stop by the Kutztown University Geography Club bake sale for a treat; 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in the Rohrbach Library lobby.
     Laurel Delaney, Department of Geography

Dec. 5
The next meeting of the University Senate will be 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and supporting documentation are available in the University Senate D2L. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:45 p.m.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

Dec. 6
Join the KU Arts Society for the Arts Society Gala and Alumni Artisan Sale, 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at The Publishing House Co., 243 W Main St., Kutztown. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, local fare and music celebrating some of KU's best alumni artisans. The pre-sale grants early access to more than 25 vendors selling their artwork for the Christmas in Kutztown Main Street event to take place the following day. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


Nov. 27

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
No Classes / Administrative Offices Open

Nov. 28

All Day

Thanksgiving Day
University Closed

Nov. 29

All Day

Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed

Dec. 2

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clay Club Holiday Sale
Lobby, Old Main

Dec. 2

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Dec. 4

8 a.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Presentations
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

1:30 p.m.

CS & IT Demo Day: Poster Session
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 4

4:30 p.m.

Pre-screening “Princess of Piombino” Dr. Brennan
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Dec. 4

5 p.m.

Communication Studies Senior Showcase
223 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 5

10 a.m.

Keystone-Miller Blood Drive
218 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 5

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum

The Golden Bear football team will host an NCAA second-round playoff game at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, at Andre Reed Stadium. KU will play Notre Dame College (Ohio). KU has never won an NCAA second-round game to advance to the regional final. Ticket Information.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Nov. 30

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Penn State Lehigh Valley
Keystone Arena STATS

Nov. 30

12:05 p.m.

Football vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live stats | Video | Audio)

Dec. 2
Join us for the Clay Club holiday sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in the Old Main lobby. Come see what students in ceramics classes have been up to and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays. We'll have sculptures, vases, bowls, cups and t-shirts. https://www.facebook.com/kutztownclayclub/
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art

Dec. 4
The Department of Communication Studies invites all members of the campus community, friends and family, to our Fall 2019 Senior Showcase. Capstone projects in both Communication Studies and Social Media Theory and Strategy will be presented 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.4, in 223 McFarland Student Union. Congratulations to our graduating seniors.
      Diana Ebersole, Department of Communication Studies

GLBTQ Resource Center/Women's Center
The GLBTQ Resource Center will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, and the Women's Center will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both centers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.
      Christine Price, GLBTQ Resource Center/Women's Center

Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 1, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Medical and counseling emergencies call Public Safety, 610-683-4001.
     Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

McFarland Student Union
The MSU will be closing at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will remain closed through Sunday, Dec. 1. We will resume normal operating hours 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2.
     Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center will be closing 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will remain closed through Sunday, Dec. 1. We will resume normal operating hours 8 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2.
     Faith Riedel, Multicultural Center

Recreation Center and Pool

The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall swimming pool will be operating under the following special hours for the Thanksgiving break:
– Tuesday, Nov. 26: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
– Wednesday, Nov. 27: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.).
– Thursday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed.
– Sunday, Dec. 1: Regular hours.
Group exercise classes will end 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, and will resume Monday, Dec. 2. Cheryl will have the noon class Wednesday, Nov. 27.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

Rohrbach Library
– Tuesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Wednesday, Nov. 27: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Thursday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed.
– Sunday, Dec. 1: 6 p.m. to midnight
Normal hours resume Monday, Dec. 2.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Tutoring Services
– Monday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Tuesday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No drop-in lab hours)
– Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29: closed.
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention Student Success


These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2019-0162 (internal)

NEW - Facilities Technology Specialist

Full Time



Director of Marketing

Full Time


2019-0013 (REPOSTED)

Director Facilities Energy Services & Campus Utilities

Full Time


19-20 Asst Coaches

19-20 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Part Time



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