Daily Brief

Nov. 15, 2022

Lexy Endres' Free Kick Sinks Gannon 1-0, Golden Bears Advance to Sweet 16

The No. 7 Kutztown University women's soccer team downed No. 3 Gannon 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday afternoon, sending the Golden Bears to the program's second-ever Atlantic Region final. It was a moment of magic from junior midfielder Lexy Endres that was the difference in the match. Endres stepped up to a free-kick from about 19 yards out and ripped it into the upper left-hand corner, leaving the Golden Knight's goalkeeper motionless as KU took the 1-0 lead and ran with it. The Atlantic Region final is scheduled for noon, Friday, Nov. 18, at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, N.Y.

Sports Information


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

Low pressure passing to our southeast will bring lowering and thickening clouds today with precipitation beginning later in the afternoon and continuing into the night. Most or all of the precipitation should fall as rain, but 'tis the season for some wintry concerns. Areas not terribly far north of here, near or north of Interstate 78, could actually see some wet snow or sleet mix in for a short while this evening, before changing to all rain. No driving concerns expected unless you’ll be driving north of the area. High today around 45. Low tonight around 35.


40% Off Apparel and Gifts at KU Campus Store

Get stuffed on new apparel at the KU Campus Store before fall break. Save 40% off on apparel and gifts in-store and online. One day only, excludes other discounts. 

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Faculty Call for Noncredit Learning

The Office of Extended Learning will offer three non-credit courses in January 2023.
- Introduction to Residential Real Estate Investing.
- So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
- Job Search the Successful Way.
If you have an interest and are credentialed to facilitate any of these courses, please contact the Vice Provost’s office at ext. 3-4478.

Lori Lentz, Office of the Provost

Indigenous Native Showcase

The Multicultural Center and the Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge is hosting an Indigenous Native Showcase 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 218 MSU. There will be tabling with information, traditional items and prints, Indigenous art, info galleries and walkways. During a segment of the showcase there will be music by one of the members of Spirit Wing, a contemporary Native American musical group. There will be tastings of wojabi (blueberry, cranberry sauce), nokake (Native American blue corn cakes), wild rice and ojibwe menwaagamig (Native American juice). There will also be a showing for an indigenous film near the end of the event. We hope to see you there. 

Multicultural Center

University Curriculum Committee

The next University Curriculum Committee meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 1 and the proposal deadline is noon, Thursday, Nov. 17. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Lisa Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Marketing Students Visit EnerSys

Josh Marks and Karissa Vincze, students in Dr. Murshed’s Personal Selling and Sales Management class recently visited EnerSys, one of the world’s largest industrial battery manufacturers. After a welcome breakfast with human resources and the sales team, they did a two-hour shadow which fulfilled the requirements of their class, and then participated in a panel discussion with the sales and marketing teams during lunch. The visit which provided an opportunity to observe unobtrusive interactions between the salespeople and their customers, was arranged by KU alumnus Zach Essig, inside sales manager for EnerSys and a frequent guest speaker in Dr. Murshed’s marketing classes.

Feisal Murshed, Business Administration


Honors Program Director Sought

The Provost invites faculty to apply for the director, Honors Program. This position is seventy-five percent reassigned time per semester. Evening and weekend hours may be necessary. This position also includes an expectation of a summer obligation with associated contract. The successful candidate must have a strong interest in and experience working with Honors students, a willingness to publicize and represent the Honors Program within the university as well as at the regional, state and national levels; and a desire to create an institutional culture for the Honors Program that celebrates and encourages intellectual curiosity and achievement. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated ongoing scholarly and research activity. This position may not be held concurrently with any other obligation resulting in reassigned time. For a complete job description, email Dr. Kirshman at the address below.
Interested Kutztown University faculty should send a letter of application that speaks to the position’s qualifications and curriculum vitae to Dr. Andrea Kirshman, associate provost for Student Success and Academic Excellence (kirshman@kutztown.edu) by Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Faculty Webinar "Engaging Students from Day 1 Through Collaborative Syllabus Design"

We are pleased to invite you to a free webinar noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 15, by faculty member Dr. Meghan Owenz, assistant professor of psychology, and hosted by O’Donnell LearningWondering. "How to Kick-Off Your Course with a Sense of Community, Student Agency and Ownership?" This session will feature how Owenz engages students at the outset in a collaborative syllabus design activity. Students become engaged and motivated through a process that minimizes the faculty-student power gap and encourages them to play an active role in how they would like to learn and demonstrate their resulting skills and knowledge. Registration required but free.

Meghan Owenz, Department of Psychology

Reminder: World Philosophy Day Lecture

The Department of Philosophy and Government is pleased to announce that professor Randall L. Kennedy will deliver the 10th annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture, "Should I Love My Country? Patriotism and the African American.” The lecture will begin 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 17, Schaeffer Auditorium. Professor Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School and has served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has published extensively on race, law, and equality, including "Race, Crime, and the Law", which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1998. For more information regarding Kennedy's visit, please contact the department either by emailing Heather Pafchek (pafchek@kutztown.edu) or by phone at 610-683-4449.

Steve B. Lem, Department of Philosophy and Government

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
2022-0182 NEW - Management Technician - College of Business Full Time 11/30/22
2022-0200 (internal) NEW - Help Desk Analyst (internal) Full Time 11/18/22
2022-0195 NEW - Assistant Registrar of Transfer Record Management & Evaluation Full Time 11/25/22
2022-0199 NEW - System Administrator Full Time 11/27/22
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0127 University Nurse - 9 months Full Time 11/27/22
2022-0128 Classroom Technology Manager Full Time 12/11/22
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0151 Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) Full Time 11/27/22
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 Continuous
2022-0169 Client Services & LMS Administrator Full Time 12/11/22
2022-0170 Assistant Program Manager/Government Marketing Specialist for PTAC Full Time 11/27/22
2022-0174 Assistant Director of Admissions Full Time Continuous
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 22-017 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer (REMOTE) Full Time 11/27/22
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 15 11 a.m. Career Closet Open House
116 Stratton Administration Center
Nov. 15 Noon Faculty Webinar "Engaging Students ... "
Nov. 15 1 p.m. Indigenous Native Showcase
218 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 16 11 a.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
Nov. 16 3 p.m. Book Club for All: "Dare to Lead" Brene Brown
Nov. 17 4:30 p.m. World Philosophy Lecture
Schaeffer Auditorium
Date Time Event
Nov. 16 7 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Jefferson
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 18 5:30 p.m. PSAC Semifinals
Field Hockey vs. East Stroudsburg/West Chester
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 19 1 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Georgian Court
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 20 Noon PSAC Championship Game (if KU wins semifinal)
Kutztown vs. TBD
Andre Reed Stadium (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 , 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 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 .