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October 3, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Current Secondary Education students Rebecca Hess and Cara Long recently took a trip to the Bronx, N.Y. They made this journey to visit former Kutztown Education student Katrina Albert in her classroom which is named for KU. They delivered classroom supplies for the students, as well as Kutztown University swag.Current Secondary Education students Rebecca Hess and Cara Long recently took a trip to the Bronx, N.Y. They made this journey to visit former Kutztown Education student Katrina Albert in her classroom which is named for KU. They delivered classroom supplies for the students, as well as Kutztown University swag.


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

The dry, sunny stretch continues with high pressure fully locked in. After a chilly early a.m., temperatures will warm nicely in the p.m. to around 74 with light southeast winds.


Oct. 3, 11 a.m., 218 MSU
Dr. Hawkinson welcomes students' thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. Please encourage your students to attend today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in 218 MSU.

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies:
Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2017-0037 MR2 Carpenter/Plumber- 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2017-0087 Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time Continuous
2017-0101 Custodial Worker 1 - Pool Full Time 12/1/17
2017-0101 Custodial Worker 1 - Pool Full Time 12/1/17
2017-0140 Utility Plant Operator 2 Full Time Continuous
2017-0148 Athletic Training Intern 2017-18 Temporary PT Continuous
2017-0152 Student Accounts Coordinator Full Time 10/6/17
2017-0153 Associate Dean, College of Business Full Time Continuous
Asst Athletic Coach 2017-18 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2017 2017 Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/17

Nov. 9
Rohrbach Library, in partnership with the Office of Outreach and Inclusion, will be hosting Kutztown University's first-ever Human Library event on Thursday, Nov. 9. This event will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will feature "human books" who will be "on loan" for readers to engage in open dialogue on a variety of personal and social issues. Readers can meet one-on-one or in small groups of two to three with a "human book" for brief "loan periods" throughout the day. If you would like to be a "human book" and have a story to tell, we would love to hear from you! Please click on the link to find out how to be a "human book" and for more information about this unique event
     Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

Oct. 9
O'Pake Fieldhouse- Lot E-1- The parking lot (only half the lot towards the building) will be closed Monday, Oct. 9, to support the replacement of the RTU's on the Fieldhouse. Please use caution when entering/exiting the building in this area. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562.
     Chris Scott, associate director, Facilities

Oct. 9
Testing of the Boehm smoke evacuation system will occur Monday, Oct. 9. This will involve the use of lift equipment in the lobby at the east entrance, however, the entrance will not be closed. This will also involve activity within Boehm 200 and 258 for above-ceiling control panel access. For the most part, the required testing will be operational in nature, and will be transparent to building occupants, however, inadvertent alarms may occur. I apologize in advance for any disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to the project manager, Jeff Mosser, at
     Bill Leech, associate director, Facilities Project Services

Oct. 7 and 8, 1 - 5 p.m., Heritage Center Ag Fields
Looking to help your neighbors in need? Join us and support the Potato Project's annual harvests at the Heritage Center (weather permitting) to support the Berks Food Bank and local food pantries. The fields are prepared, and rows of carrots are pre-dug by tractors. Volunteers will pick up the carrots and drop them into provided buckets that will be loaded for handling to the food bank.
For more information, email Potato Project director Walt Zawaski <>
     Patrick Donmoyer, director, Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center


Oct. 3 11 a.m. President's Open Meeting, 218 MSU
Oct. 5 11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday, 120 SH
Oct. 5 3 p.m. Council of Trustees, MSU
Oct. 7 1 p.m. Rugby vs. New England College, Rugby Pitch
Oct. 8 1 - 5 p.m. Potato Project Harvest, PGCHC
Oct. 8 2 p.m. Henry W. Sharadin Celebration



Tuesday, Oct. 3  
7 p.m.  Field Hockey vs. Millersville - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
Saturday, Oct. 7  
9 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Indiana (PA) - Keystone Courts
1 p.m.  Field Hockey vs. Indiana (PA) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
1 p.m.  Women's Tennis vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Courts
Sunday, Oct. 8  
noon  Women's Soccer vs. Clarion - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
Tuesday, Oct. 10  
3 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg - Keystone Field (Live Stats)





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