Daily Brief

Oct.18, 2022

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1866 Minute Giving Challenge: Oct. 18-19

Imagine supporting team travel to an out-of-state tournament. Or wouldn't it be amazing if an entire group of students could attend a professional conference – the first of their career? What if you could ensure that over 25 students in financial crisis had the resources they need to cover food and housing expenses? For 1,866 minutes, the KU community unites as one to support all. Because Together, We're Golden. In addition, Kutztown University Radio (KUR) will air a live, overnight broadcast for the full duration of the challenge – 1,866 minutes – including more than six students and staff. Listen via the TuneIn app or by tuning into the 1670 AM frequency on campus. For 1,866 minutes each year, we solely focus on gaining support for KU organizations, projects, programs and athletics through an online giving platform, by phone, by check/cash donations received in-person and by mail. Participate at https://www.kuf.org/1866.

Kutztown University Foundation

Sherrod to Host Chambliss Faculty Lecture

Kutztown University’s Dr. Laura Sherrod, professor of physical sciences, will present her lecture entitled, “When Science and History Converge: The Search for a Lost Revolutionary War Mass Burial” during the university’s annual Chambliss Faculty Lecture 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 183 McFarland Student Union. The lecture will also be available on Zoom.

University Relations


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

Today will almost feel like an early start to winter, with temperatures well below average for this time of year at only around 51. Much of the day will be spent in the 40s under cold high pressure. At least it’ll look nice with fair skies.


Correction of Graduate Student Enrollment

While our undergraduate numbers that were shared with the university community were correct (7.3% increase in new freshman), we erred in reporting our new graduate student headcount. We had inadvertently included new non-degree-seeking graduate and new summer 2022 graduate students in the fall 2022 new graduate student headcount comparison. The corrected headcount for fall 2022 new degree-seeking graduates is 234. Using the same comparison from fall 2021, we enrolled 207 new degree-seeking graduate students for a 13% increase. We regret the error but are delighted with our higher numbers.

University Relations

HARLOween Event

On behalf of our Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, we would like to cordially invite you to our annual HARLOween which will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, on the DMZ at Kutztown University. Campus and community members are invited to bring their children to experience a day full of fun activities, inflatables and trick-or-treat opportunities. We'll have snacks and drinks available along with the opportunity for the children to win some prizes throughout the day. Adult supervision is required for all children under the age of 18. In case of rain, this free event will be moved to 218 McFarland Student Union.

Maria N. De La Cruz, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

Clay Club Cup Sale

Find your next favorite mug or cup in our collection of cups recently made by students in ceramics courses. The sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., table D MSU.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art and Design

2023 PSECU Scholarship Competition for High School Seniors

PSECU's scholarship program helps graduating high school seniors reduce the financial burden of pursuing post-secondary education. Each year, the credit union awards six scholarships, worth up to $8,000 each (up to $2,000 per year, up to four years.) The 2023 PSECU Scholarship is reserved for students who are PSECU members by Dec. 31. High school students are eligible to apply for PSECU membership if their parent or someone in their household is currently a member. For information about membership, call the PSECU office at 610-894-4814 or email Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com. Scholarship applications are due noon Feb. 28, 2023. Visit https://go.psecu.com/scholarships for information. 

Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

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
2022-0127 NEW - University Nurse - 9 months Full Time 10/30/22
2022-0011 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time Continuous
2022-0046 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing (Sunday - Thursday) Full Time Continuous
2022-0091 Building Maintenance Foreman Full Time Continuous
2022-0128 Classroom Technology Manager Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time Continuous
2022-0144 Director of Administration and Organizational Effectiveness Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0149 Statistician 1 Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0151 Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) 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
2022-0155 Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Full Time Continuous
2022-0163 TEMP Manager for Student Loans and Scholarships Temp Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0166 Systems Analyst Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0169 Client Services & LMS Administrator Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0170 Assistant Program Manager/Government Marketing Specialist for PTAC Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0171 Accountant Full Time 10/23/22
2022-0172 Coordinator of Internal Operations - Athletics (9+1m) Full Time 10/20/22
2022-0173 Assistant Director of Student Accounts Full Time 10/23/22
2022-23  Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
2022-23 Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
22-23 Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/30/23
OOC 22-008 Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer Full Time Continuous
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 18 3 p.m. "I Don't Have Time For Assessment!" Workshop
200 Graduate Center
Oct. 19 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 20 9 a.m. Annual Health Expo
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 20 3 p.m. APSCUF-KU Tenure Track and Junior Faculty Forum
224 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 21 2 p.m. Keith Haring Fitness Court Ribbon Cutting
Corner of Baldy St. and Normal Ave.
Date Time Event
Oct. 21 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 22 9 a.m. Women’s Bowling at Golden Bear Invite
Berks Lanes
Oct. 22 11 a.m. FH vs. IUP (Senior Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 22 1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 22 2 p.m. Women’s Swimming vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Pool
Oct. 22 3 p.m. Football vs. Lock Haven (Homecoming)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Audio)
Oct. 23 9 a.m. Women’s Bowling at Golden Bear Invite
Berks Lanes

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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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 University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or 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 email at OCR@ed.gov.