Daily Brief

Oct. 24, 2023

2023 Homecoming Oct. 23-28

Kutztown University is proud to celebrate the return of its annual Homecoming week on campus, Oct. 23-28.

University Relations

Silhouette of three trick or treaters against a yellow moon and purple sky filled with stars and bats. KU SACC and KU Golden Bears logos.

Trunk or Treat

Join us for candy and fun at Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, F6 parking lot behind Andre Reed Stadium. This event is open to the community. Trunk or Treat is hosted by SAAC and KU Athletics.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Mobile Mammograms Returning to KU

The Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Student Recreation Center parking lot. The screening service will be offered to women over age 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year. The event is open to the entire community.

University Relations


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

A comfortable autumn day with high pressure directly overhead. Fair skies and high temperatures around 64 degrees. Light winds at around 10 mph.


Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture Featuring Dr. Mauricia John

Dr. Mauricia John, professor of sociology, will present KU’s Fall 2023 Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture entitled, “The Venezuelan Migrant Crisis: Economic and Cultural Implications,” 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Alumni Auditorium, 183 MSU. Her presentation will explore the political, economic and cultural ramifications of the migration of Venezuelans fleeing political upheaval for economic opportunity, as well as how the migration process has affected the racial and ethnic landscapes of destination countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. All are welcome to attend. In addition to the in-person event, this year’s Chambliss lecture will be available as a webinar on Zoom and will be uploaded to YouTube following the event. Click here to join Zoom.

Bethany French, Office of the Provost

Open Hour with the Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Old Main concourse. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet. 

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Faculty and Staff Headshots

University Marketing is offering headshots for any KU faculty or staff member who would like a new or updated photo. Stop by between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 195 MSU, to get your photo taken. When dressing for a successful headshot, simplicity is key. Stick with solid colors or subtle patterns. Avoid tight patterns, plaids or narrow stripes, shiny or reflective materials, large or reflective jewelry and clothing with logos other than KU.

University Relations

2023 Ruck 'n Walk Lehigh Valley Colleges

Join KU at the Lehigh Valley's 2023 Veterans and Military Council 5K Ruck, Run ‘n Walk and a one-mile fun walk, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Bethlehem, Pa. This annual event honors our veterans and military members while benefiting an area nonprofit serving our veterans. The event is free and open to the community. Visit the webpage for sign-up details. The school with the most participants earns recognition.

Military and Veterans Services


The Frederick Douglass Institute Fall Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Theresa Y. Robinson

FDI invites students, staff and faculty to the Fall 2023 Lecture Series featuring STEM educator, Dr. Theresa Y. Robinson, Elmhurst University, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Multicultural Center. Dr. Robinson will deliver her voice on "What Equity in STEM is to the Black Woman," which draws from her research on diversity in STEM and Douglass' vision of educational access and opportunity for all people. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and a hands-on workshop. FDI welcomes the campus community and appreciates it if attendees RSVP using this link.

Amber Jean-Marie Pabon, Frederick Douglass Institute

Starfish Midterm Progress Survey Available

The Fall 2023 Midterm Progress Survey will be available for faculty in Starfish beginning Tuesday, Oct. 24, and will remain open through Thursday, Nov. 2.  Faculty are encouraged to use the survey to send kudos to students to acknowledge good work, reinforce positive habits and encourage students to finish strong this semester. Faculty can also raise flags of concern for students to indicate a danger of failing, a recommendation to withdraw or a specific academic concern. An important feature of this survey is the ability to indicate if a student has stopped attending (with the date of last attendance entered in the comment field). Every kudos and flag template has the option to add custom content; two options are completely customizable. All message templates can be viewed in Starfish D2L. Please email starfish@kutztown.edu with any questions or to set up a training. 

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

Priority Advisement for Veteran and Military-Affiliated Students

Advisors, kindly prioritize advisement for your students who are veteran, active military and those using military benefits so their advisement/registration hold can be lifted before their Thursday, Oct. 26 early registration date. If students express a need for assistance in areas unrelated to course advisement, please refer them to the appropriate campus veterans liaison listed at the link provided. The Office of Military and Veterans Services is also ready to assist, 610-683-4228.

Military and Veterans Services

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
2023-0170 (internal) NEW Custodial Worker 1 HARS first shift (internal) Full Time 10/27/23
2023-0171 (internal) NEW Custodial Worker 1 HARS first shift (internal) Full Time 10/27/23
2023-0172 (internal) NEW Custodial Worker 1 HARS first shift (internal) Full Time 10/27/23
2023-0173 (internal) NEW Custodial Worker 1 first shift
Full Time 10/27/23
2023-0168 NEW Landscape Maintenance Specialist Full Time 11/5/23
2023-0158 (internal) Financial Aid Assistant (CA3) (internal) Full Time 10/30/23
2023-0159 Tradesman Helper Electrical Full Time 10/29/23
2023-0160 Tradesman Helper Mechanical Full Time 10/29/23
2023-0151 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time 11/10/23
2023-0154 Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time 10/24/23
2023-0147 Assistant Director SSBCI Technical Assistance Program (Western Region) Full Time Continuous
2023-0152 Associate Dean of College of Education Full Time 11/1/23
Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/28/24
Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/28/24
Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/28/24
2023-0100 Patrol Officer Trainee Full Time Continuous
2023-0069 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 24 11 a.m. FDI Fall Speaker: Dr. Theresa Robinson
Multicultural Center
Oct. 24 11:15 a.m. Open Forum: Director International Education Search
Mini Auditorium, 116 MSU
Oct. 24 4:30 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Lecture - Dr. Mauricia John
183 MSU | Zoom
Oct. 24 6 p.m. Outdoor Rock Concert (weather permitting)
Alumni Plaza
Oct. 24 6 p.m. Trunk or Treat
F6 Parking Lot
Oct. 26 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Oct. 26 11:15 a.m. Open Forum: Director International Education Search
Mini Auditorium, 116 MSU
Oct. 26 3 p.m. Open Hour with the Provost
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 26 4 p.m. "A Call to Question" Reception
Miller Gallery
Oct. 26 6:30 p.m. Sue Coe and Adam DelMarcelle Lecture
120 Sharadin Art Building
Oct. 26 7 p.m. Planetarium Show: "The Sun: Our Living Star"
Grim Science Building
Oct. 27 2 p.m. Sustainability Summit
101 de Francesco Building 
Oct. 27 4 p.m. "A Shadow That Broke the Light"
Miller Gallery
Oct. 27 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Marimba
Wells-Rapp Center
Oct. 28 All Day Homecoming
Oct. 30 11:15 a.m. Open Forum: Director International Education Search
312 MSU
Oct. 31 11 a.m. CEL Discussion
6 Rohrbach Library
Oct. 31 6 p.m.  Outdoor Rock Concert (weather permitting)
Alumni Plaza
Nov. 1 9 a.m. Mobile Mammogram
Student Recreation Center Parking Lot
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Faculty and Staff Headshots
195 MSU
Date Time Event
Oct. 28 Noon Women's Swimming vs. ESU and California (Pa.)
Keystone Natatorium 
Oct. 28 2 p.m. Football vs. Millersville
Andre Reed Stadium (Video| Stats | Audio)

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 .