Daily Brief

Nov. 29, 2022

Christmas on the Farm

Celebrate Pennsylvania German Christmas traditions and the vibrant folk culture of the region at Christmas on the Farm, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Christmas on the Farm is a free, fun and educational event for the whole family featuring folklife demonstrations, live musical performances by some of the region’s finest folk musicians, kid’s activities, animals, local folk artists and special appearances from the legendary Pennsylvania Dutch holiday visitor – the Belsnickel.

University Relations


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

Today will be dry with a high around 47. It will start fair, but clouds will likely increase as the day progresses ahead of low pressure and an associated front.


President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

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

Start Your Holiday Season with Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas

Music, song and dance are a vital part of joyous community celebrations across Ireland throughout the holiday season. Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas offers a taste of these extraordinary and centuries-old experiences. Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today, well known for a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy and empathy featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Tickets: $38, $32 for seniors and students; KU faculty and staff: $32; KU students: $10. KU Faculty, Staff and Students access discounted tickets by using their MyKU Login.

KU Presents!

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

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
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing
(Sunday - Thursday)
Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0127 University Nurse - 9 months Full Time 12/11/22
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 12/11/22
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
2022-0174 Assistant Director of Admissions Full Time Continuous
2022-0182 Management Technician -
College of Business
Full Time 11/30/22
2022-0200 Help Desk Analyst Full Time 12/4/22
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 22-017 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer
Full Time 1/2/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 29 11 a.m. Lunch and Learn
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 30 1:30 p.m. Open Forum Dean CVPA - Candidate A
183 MSU
Nov. 30 3 p.m. Provost's Open Hour
Concourse, Old Main
Dec. 1 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Dec. 1 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Dec. 1 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum | Zoom
Dec. 1 7:30 p.m. Danu-An Emerald Isle Christmas
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 2 2 p.m. Open Forum Dean CVPA - Candidate B
183 MSU
Dec. 3 11 a.m. Christmas on the Farm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Dec. 5 2 p.m. Open Forum Dean CVPA - Candidate C
183 MSU
Dec. 5 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center

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 .