Daily Brief

Oct. 11, 2022

Word Art that says "Cleaning, it makes a difference" with images of skyscrapers, writing utensils and vehicles and a second text art image that says "thank you, custodians" in front of a clipart trophy

KU Custodial Appreciation Day

KU Custodial Appreciation Day is 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, Sharadin Lobby and 11 p.m. to midnight Old Main Concourse. Everyone is welcome to come and support our hard-working custodians who keep our workplaces clean. Enjoy coffee, cake and take a moment to thank your custodian. A clean workplace makes everyone more productive and efficient. Come out and join the celebration.

Well-being Committee


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

A nice autumn day with continually moderating temperatures. Yesterday was about five degrees warmer than Sunday which was about five degrees warmer than Saturday. Today will be about five degrees warmer than Monday with highs right around 69 under high pressure-produced fair skies.


KU Orchestra Concert

The KU Orchestra will be having their first performance of the semester tonight, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Schaeffer Auditorium. This performance will feature music by Dukas, Fauré, Grieg and Camille Saint-Saëns' "Le Carnival Des Animaux". Please consider attending this wonderful evening of music.

Courtney Smith, Department of Music

Facilities Campuswide Satisfaction Survey

As a part of our ongoing efforts to improve service, we are soliciting feedback regarding campus condition, your general satisfaction with our services and our work order process and performance. Our goal is to provide high quality space and deliver timely, quality and cost-effective services in order to support our campus as a great place to live, learn and work. Your answers to these questions will be invaluable in helping us improve our department’s response to your needs. On average this survey should take 10 minutes to complete yet your answers can make a world of difference as we look to improve. Please click below to begin. Thank you for your help and for taking the time to share your thoughts and impressions.

Will Meeker, Facilities

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the September 2022 Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

December Commencement - Faculty RSVP

KU will host commencement in two ceremonies this December. Your role in this event is significant to our students. The deadline to request regalia (required for participation) is Oct. 28. Faculty with their own regalia can reserve a seat through Dec. 2. RSVP link: https://apps.kutztown.edu/SZ_007_COMMENCEMENT/rsvp.aspx

Erica Stratton, Commencement Team

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker

Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this fall. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 17.  Please direct any interested students to https://www.kutztown.edu/events/commencement.html for more information and an application.

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Weekly Open Kutztown Collegiate Recovery (KUCA) Meeting

Please inform your students Recovery Advocates Supporting Clean and Sober Lifestyles meets 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Health Center (Beck). KUCA helps students pursue their education and maintain their commitment to substance-free lifestyles, support recovery and help guard against the influences of family and friends. For more information, contact Frances Cortez Funk, cortez@kutztown.edu.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness

Lunch and Learn: The State of U.S. Democracy

The EMSA Professional Development Committee is proud to launch a series of Lunch and Learn workshops open to all faculty and staff. The first will be hosted by Nykolai Blichar, assistant director of Student Involvement and Community Outreach, titled “The State of U.S. Democracy.” The United States has stood for 246 years as the pinnacle example of democracy in the world. In the last decade however various factors have impacted the strength of our democratic systems. This Lunch and Learn will explore the factors that have led us to where we are now and what we as citizens can do to maintain the democratic-principles we hold. Join us noon-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 250 MSU. Feel free to bring your lunch, light refreshments will also be provided. Please use this link to sign up https://forms.office.com/r/qq5YXSfZbV. Contact Angelica Mishra at mishra@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Angelica Mishra, EMSA


Third CET Fall Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer the third CET fall presentation "Scholarly Research Opportunities for All Through CUREs" by Dr. Lance F. Barton, chair and professor of biology at Austin College. This is a joint session with UGRC. This UGRC-CET presentation can be accessed 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, through Zoom here. Presentation details including abstract and speaker's short bio can be found on the CET website here. Everyone is welcome and participation certificates will be provided.

Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

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
2022-0144 NEW -Director of Administration and Organizational Effectiveness Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0173 NEW - Assistant Director of Student Accounts Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0169 NEW -Client Services & LMS Administrator Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0170 NEW - Assistant Program Manager/Government Marketing Specialist for PTAC Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0172 NEW -Coordinator of Internal Operations - Athletics (9+1m) Full Time 10/20/22
2022-0171 NEW -Accountant Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0155 NEW -Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Full Time Continuous
2022-0151 NEW -Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0161 Executive Assistant for Equity and Compliance Full Time 10/16/22
2022-0011 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time Continuous
2022-0034 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0123 Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time 10/15/22
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0149 Statistician 1 Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0153 Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies Full Time 11/28/22
2022-0154 Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Full Time 10/30/22
2022-0163 TEMP Manager for Student Loans and Scholarships Temp Full Time 10/23/22
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 22-008 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer Full Time Continuous
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 11 All Day Monday schedule
Oct. 11 4:30 p.m. Philosophy Guest Speaker - Richard Swinburne
103 Academic Forum
Oct. 11 7:30 p.m. KU Orchestra Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 12 1 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
Sharadin Lobby
Oct. 12 11 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 13 11 a.m. CET: "Scholarly Research Opportunities ..."
Oct. 13 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 12-1 p.m. Lunch and Learn - "The State of U.S. Democracy"
250 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 7 p.m. Tips for Identity Theft Protection
312 McFarland Student Union
Date Time Event
Oct. 12 3 p.m. W. Soccer vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Oct. 14 7 p.m. W. Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg
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 DSO@kutztown.edu, 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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