Daily Brief

Nov. 1, 2022

McMillan to Serve as KU’s Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Laurie McMillan will serve as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at Kutztown University, effective Jan. 14, 2023. McMillan has been with KU since 2020, as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Read more below. 

University Relations

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Come to Ignite Kutztown

Please join us 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center for Ignite Kutztown. Ignite is a public speaking event where speakers have five minutes and 20 slides that advance automatically. We have some fantastic speakers lined up this semester, including: 
Amy Lynch Biniek - Playing Dungeons and Dragons Makes Me a Better Teacher
Jonathan Shaw – Death/Stench/Crust or Ugly Music for Angry People
Steve Lem – Why I Still Play with Toys
Julie Hovanec – The Power of Picture Books
Laurie McMillan - Why a Writing Prof ​Loves ​Her Students’ Phone Habits
Robyn Underwood – Organic/Bees
Vicki Meloney – The Fat Fix - What the Brain Really Wants: Dietary Therapy For Seizure Control
We hope to see you there.

Emily Cripe, Department of Communication Studies


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

A weak upper level disturbance and a weak cool front will start the day on the cloudier and perhaps showery side, but the tendency should be for any precipitation to dry out and cloud cover to diminish as the day progresses. Much of post-noon hours should be quite pleasant with temperatures above average at about 68.


Faculty Technology Listening Sessions

Technology continues to play an important role in our daily work and delivery of instruction. There are times when technology doesn’t work as we expect. It is important that the Office of Information Technology understands the challenges being encountered. To better understand the faculty experience, IT will be holding listening forums over the next several weeks. Listening sessions will be held:
- 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 240 Beekey
- 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 200 Academic Forum
Faculty can join in person or remotely at https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/6935538425.
Meeting ID: 693 553 8425
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Troy Vingom, Information Technology

Nuventive Training for Administrative Units and Offices

Please join us on one of three dates for training on the updated Nuventive software. Topics will include how to view and enter yearly assessment reports, as well as five-year program reviews. Karen Rauch will facilitate the sessions via Zoom link Meeting ID 966 7220 4558 Passcode: 852050:
- 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9
- 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10
- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

Veterans Awareness Week Schedule

Veterans Awareness Week kicks off next week with several pre-events happening this week. See our line up at the link below. Show your support and appreciation of our KU military and veteran community by participating in one or more events. If you haven't requested your R.E.D. button yet, there's still time. Thank you to all the departments and offices who are hosting events for or featuring our military and veteran students.

Office of Veterans Services

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
2022-0184 NEW - Coordinator for Student Success - TEMP Temp Full Time 11/13/22
2022-0174 NEW - Assistant Director of Admissions Full Time 11/8/22
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0128 Classroom Technology Manager Full Time 11/6/22
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0149 Statistician 1 Full Time 11/13/22
2022-0151 Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) Full Time 11/13/22
2022-0153 Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies Full Time 11/28/22
2022-0155 Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Full Time Continuous
2022-0166 Systems Analyst Full Time 11/13/22
2022-0169 Client Services & LMS Administrator Full Time 11/6/22
2022-0170 Assistant Program Manager/Government Marketing Specialist for PTAC Full Time 11/13/22
2022-23 Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
2022-23 Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
22-23 Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 22-016 HR Technology Admin/Process Improvement (REMOTE) Full Time 11/7/22
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 2 2:30 p.m. PASSHE Diversity Summit
183 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 3 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
120 Sharadin Arts Building
Nov. 3 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
Nov. 3 3 p.m. Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 3 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Nov. 4 8 a.m. Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment

Women's Soccer Set for PSAC Quarterfinal

After a 2022 regular season of highs and lows, the Kutztown University women's soccer team (9-4-4, 8-4-4 PSAC East) battled its way to the third seed in this year's edition of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. The Golden Bears have been matched against the second-seeded Bloomsburg Huskies (13-3-2, 11-3-2 PSAC East) and will travel to Steph Pettit Stadium Tuesday night for their quarterfinal matchup. The game will kick off at 6 p.m.

C.J. Hemerly, Sport Information


Date Time Event
Nov. 1 7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. East Stroudsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 1 6 p.m. PSAC Quarterfinals
WSOC at Bloomsburg
Steph Pettit Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 4 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 5 11:30 a.m. M/W Cross Country at PSAC Championships
Mansfield University’s Lamb’s Creek Course
Nov. 5 12 p.m. Football vs. West Chester (Senior Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Audio)
Nov. 5 1 p.m. Women’s Swimming vs. Millersville
Keystone Pool
Nov. 5 2 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (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.