Daily Brief

Nov. 21, 2022

Fall Aerial View Campus



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

High pressure builds and fair skies will dominate. High temperature near 41.


Winter Holiday Food Box Drive

The Community Outreach Center is once again hosting the Winter Holiday Food Box Drive. Collection has begun with a firm due date of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. The Office of Student Involvement, 153 MSU, is open for deliveries from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Email blichar@kutztown.edu to pre-arrange to have your box picked up by our staff on Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Details of what is needed can be found on GivePulse. Please feel free to decorate the box and/or add the name of the organization that prepared it. All families will receive a turkey in addition to the box. 

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

The November AFSCME monthly meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be held in December. If you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed prior to the December meeting, please contact a board member.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

McFarland Student Union Thanksgiving Recess Hours

- 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27
- Resume normal hours Monday, Nov. 28

Amanda Garcia, MSU Operations

Rohrbach Library Thanksgiving Recess Hours

Rohrbach Library will operate under the following adjusted hours for the Thanksgiving recess:
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Closed Thursday, Nov.24 through Saturday, Nov. 26
- 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Nov. 27
- Regular hours will resume Monday, Nov. 28

Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Student Recreation Center Thanksgiving Recess Hours

The Student Recreation Center:
- 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday Nov. 21 
- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Closed Thursday Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26
- Regular hours resume 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27
Keystone Hall Swimming Pool:
- Regular hours Monday Nov. 21
- 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22
- 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26.
- Regular hours resume Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.

Tracy Turner, Student Recreation Services


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

Lunch and Learn: Creating CV/Resume Workshop

The Enrollment Management Student Affairs (EMSA) Professional Development Committee is proud to present the next workshop in our series of "Lunch and Learns" open to all faculty and staff. In this resume workshop, the Career Development Center will explain different types of resumes with specific examples. They will also discuss how to include the most important elements that highlight a job candidate’s qualifications and accomplishments. The presentation will take place 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 29, 250 McFarland Student Union. Light refreshments will also be provided. Please use this link to sign up. Contact Angelica Mishra at mishra@kutztown.edu with any questions.

EMSA Professional Development Committee

Commission on Human Diversity Call for Proposals

The Commission on Human Diversity’s 13th annual conference which will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3, 2023, in MSU.  Our conference theme this year, "Contemporary Issues in Human Diversity and Social Justice" promotes the commission's mission to educate in all areas of diversity.  We are accepting proposals based on contemporary topics: disability studies, critical race theory, neurodiversity, intersectionality, religion and sexuality. We also welcome proposals related to the various dimensions of multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, inclusion and equity in all areas of life and education.  The initial proposal deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 7, with the possibility of acceptance until Jan 11, 2023.  Please use this link to submit a proposal: https://forms.office.com/r/TJw8gPEyKi.  Feel free to share this link with others – we welcome proposals from staff, faculty, students and off-campus stakeholders.

Patricia Ann Brenner and Jerry Schearer, Commission on Human Diversity

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 24 All Day Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed
Nov. 25 All Day Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed

Free Golden Bear Basketball Tickets

Faculty and staff get four free tickets to regular season home basketball games. Access by logging in for tickets with your KU login. Once you have an account set up, you will also have access to discounted or free tickets to other campus events.

KU Box Office

Date Time Event
Nov. 22 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Chestnut Hill
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 22 7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Goldey-Beacom
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 , 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 .