Daily Brief

Nov. 7, 2023

Field hockey player on field

Kutztown Field Hockey Earns Bid to NCAA Tournament

Kutztown University field hockey will have its dancing shoes on once again as KU heard its name called at Monday afternoon's NCAA DII Field Hockey Selection Show. The Golden Bears (16-3 overall) earned the No. 3 seed and will welcome the No. 6 seed, Pace, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Andre Reed Stadium. It is KU's first appearance at NCAAs since 2019, when it reached the Final Four, and the seventh time KU has competed in NCAAs. This is also the first time in program history that the Maroon and Gold will host an NCAA Tournament game. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

Sports Information


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

We’ll be in the warm sector behind a warm front today and ahead of a cold front tonight. Expect partly cloudy and mild conditions today with high temperatures not far from 70. A stiff breeze from the southwest will keep things from feeling too unusually warm, however. That breeze will kick up as high as 25 mph at times.


Free Flu Vaccines for Faculty and Staff

In collaboration with Lehigh Valley Health Network, the KU Health Center invites all faculty, staff and students to receive a flu vaccine at no charge. We will have an open vaccine clinic 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 7, 218 McFarland Student Union Building, across from the Multipurpose Room. No appointment is needed. Please bring your KU ID and wear a loose-fitting shirt. Available while supplies last. 

Mandi Volkert, Health & Wellness Services

Army ROTC Meet and Greet

Stop by and meet the new ROTC Cadre who are taking great care of our ROTC Cadets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 223 McFarland Student Union Building. Learn how this rigorous leadership program shapes and molds our students into leaders of tomorrow, how the Steel Battalion is able to win the Ranger Challenge multiple years in a row and our student Cadets' experiences and how they benefit from the program.

Military & Veterans Services

Promising Pages and Kutztown Community Library

Join Dr. Lisa Weckerle, associate professor of Communication Studies, as she discusses the early stages of the publishing process such as querying and pitching to publishers 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. The event is free to attend. Pre-register at the link below. 

Kutztown Community Library

University Curriculum Committee

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 30. The proposal deadline is noon Thursday, Nov. 9. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Note that this is the last meeting for curriculum changes to be approved with a Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 effective date. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Friend Inc. Holiday Boxes

The Community Outreach Center, in collaboration with Friend Inc., is looking for student organizations and university offices to consider donating to the Thanksgiving Holiday Food Box Drive. Please see the link below for items that can be included in each holiday box. Thanksgiving boxes can be dropped off anytime between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 13, Community Outreach Center, 281 McFarland Student Union Building.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

World Philosophy Day at KU with Guest Speaker, Dr. Derrick Darby

The Department of Philosophy and Government presents the 11th annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture on "Remembering Rustin and Addressing Humanity's Challenges," by Professor Derrick Darby, Henry Rutgers distinguished professor, Department of Philosophy Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, Schaeffer Auditorium. This lecture will extract lessons from Bayard Rustin's life as a political organizer to offer prescriptions of how we can work together across our identity differences to address racism, economic inequality, climate change and other grand challenges. This lecture is supported by the President's Strategic Initiatives Program and Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Persons with a disability, call 610-683-4108 (TDD: 610-683-4499) or email accommodation@kutztown.edu. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Dr. M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy and Government

Indigenous Native Showcase

The Multicultural Center hosts its second annual Indigenous Native Showcase 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 218 McFarland Student Union Building. There will be tabling with resources, information and/or items to purchase from the Widoktadwen Center, Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, Women's and Veteran's Centers and more. There will also be a performance 3-4 p.m. by Spirit Wing, a Native American music group. We will also have a live painting, Indigenous Intuitive artist attending and painting the event and selling their art. Come to enjoy some cornbread, blueberry pudding and Three Sisters Soup with us. All are welcome to attend this showcase of information, community resources, supportive vendors and giveaways. 

Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center

AFSCME Membership Meeting

In accordance with the AFSCME International Constitution, nominations and election for president, vice president, recording secretary, secretary-treasurer, (3) executive board members, (1) one-year trustee, (1) two-year trustee and (1) three-year trustee will be held at the next general membership meeting 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 200 Academic Forum.

Joyce James, Facilities


Veteran Panel

Join us for our virtual Student Veteran Panel 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, via Zoom. It is important to remember that not all student veterans are alike. They have different personalities, experiences and opinions on their service, the military and campus life. Click the link below to register and get Zoom link.

Military & Veterans Services

Deadline Extended for FYE Faculty Fellow Applications

We have extended the deadline to submit applications for the FYE Faculty Fellow position until Monday, Nov. 13.

Karen Rauch, Provost's Office

Employment Opportunities

These are the non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings):

Job Number Job Title Job Term Advertise To
2023-0158 Financial Aid Assistant (CA3) FT 11/19/23
2023-0177 Executive Assistant for the Vice President for University Relations & Athletics FT 11/12/23
2023-0168 Landscape Maintenance Specialist FT 11/26/23
2023-0160 Tradesman Helper - Mechanical FT 11/26/23
2023-0151 Associate Dean of College of Business FT 11/10/23
2023-0147 Assistant Director SSBCI Technical Assistance Program (Western Region) FT Continuous
2023-0100 Patrol Officer Trainee FT Continuous
2023-0069 Vector Control Specialist FT Continuous
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool FT 6/28/24
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool FT 6/28/24
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches PT 6/28/24
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 7 9:30 a.m. Army ROTC Meet and Greet
223 MSU
Nov. 7 10 a.m. Free Flu Vaccines 
218 MSU
Nov. 7 3 p.m. Open Hour with the Provost
Bears Den, MSU
Nov. 8 8 a.m.  Miller-Keystone Blood Drive 
218 MSU
Nov. 8 3 p.m. Military and Veterans Job Fair
Nov. 9 11 a.m. Middle States Accreditation Town Hall
Alumni Auditorium, MSU
Nov. 9 7:30 p.m.  KU Presents! Pirates of Penzance 
Schaeffer Auditorium (Tickets)
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. World Philosophy Day Lecture
Schaeffer Auditorium 
Nov. 15 2 p.m. Indigenous and Native Showcase 
218 MSU

Women's Soccer Wins Monday Night, Advances to PSAC Final Four This Weekend at Keystone Field

Thanks to goals from Lexy Endres and Bridget Curtisthe Kutztown University women's soccer team downed Bloomsburg 2-0 Monday night at Keystone Field to advance to the PSAC semifinals for the first time since 2017. The Golden Bears' PSAC semifinal opponent will be Gannon, who rallied to beat Slippery Rock 4-2 Monday night. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Keystone Field. The two teams matched up last season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, with Endres scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 KU win.

Sports Information

Field Hockey's Gatehouse Honored as PSAC Champion Scholar for Second-Straight Year

Prior to Friday's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's semifinal round games at East Stroudsburg's Whitenight Field, senior captain Sarah Gatehouse of the KU field hockey team was recognized as the 2023 PSAC Champion Scholar. It is the second straight year Gatehouse has received the award and she is the second player in program history to be crowned PSAC Champion Scholar, joining Hannah Shirk in 2019. The PSAC Champion Scholar Awards are modeled after the NCAA's Elite 90 award and honor the student-athlete with the top-grade point average who is competing at the site of each of the PSAC's finals sites. Gatehouse, a Sport Management major, is a multi-year PSAC Scholar-Athlete, D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award winner, NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and NFHCA National Academic Squad and Dean's List member, boasting a perfect 4.0 GPA. Earlier this week, she was voted the PSAC Defensive Athlete of the Year, along with being named to the All-PSAC First Team for the second straight season.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Nov. 10 6 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Gannon (PSAC Semifinal)
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 11 Noon Football vs. Slippery Rock (PSAC Championship)
Andre Reed Stadium (Video | Stats | Audio)
Nov. 11 6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Pace (NCAA First Round)
Andre Reed Stadium (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 12 1 p.m. KU hosts Women's Soccer PSAC Championship
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)

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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