Daily Brief

Sept. 20, 2022

Students at the Involvement Fair

Involvement Fair 2022

Thank you to all who supported our students for the 2022 Involvement Fair, Thursday, Sept. 8. The Involvement Fair welcomed students back to campus and encouraged them to get involved in student organizations.

University Relations

Dr. Julia Hovanec Named Creativity Ambassador

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Crayola Education are partnering to offer the NAEA–Crayola Creativity Ambassadors Program, providing visual arts education professionals with professional learning, resources, and support to cultivate Creative Leadership Teams within their learning communities. Nearly 200 visual arts educators applied to be selected as Creativity Ambassadors. The newly announced 75 NAEA–Crayola Creativity Ambassadors will be immersed in leadership exercises, using creativity as a reflective practice and catalyst for change. Creativity is an essential skill that prepares students to solve problems, be innovative and make their thinking visible. NAEA–Crayola Creativity Ambassadors will lead and inspire colleagues to leverage creativity as foundational practice in teaching and learning. The timing of this program coincides with NAEA’s 75th anniversary as the professional organization for arts educators and Crayola Education’s launch of the Crayola Creativity Week, a global celebration of creativity. Selection was based on review of the applicants’ resumes and their answers to a series of questions prompting examples of successful approaches to building creative capacity through teaching and leadership in the classroom, school, and community.

Julia Hovanec, Department of Art Education


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

Monday’s weak cool front is providing us with a cooler, less humid day, but temperatures still running about three to five degrees above average for this time of year. Expect fair skies and breezy conditions with high temperatures between 79 and 81.


Water Shut Down

The water service feeding Keystone Hall will be shut down 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 to repair a water leak. Water service will be restored once the leak is repaired. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

AFSCME Fundraiser-Pop's Malt Shoppe

Join us at Pop's Malt Shoppe 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 208 W. Main Street, Kutztown - dine in or pick up only - and help support AFSCME Local #2234 at KU. You must show the flyer - available at the MSU information desk - in order for AFSCME to get credit.

Joyce James, AFSCME Local 2234

Conway to Speak Thursday on Warehousing Development at Berks Alliance Community Forum

Dr. Moira Conway, associate professor, geography, will speak about warehouse development at an upcoming Berks Alliance Community Forum, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, via Zoom. Register in advance to attend (link below). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Berks County has emerged as a center of warehousing and distribution due to its accessible location to population centers with available low-cost land. As new warehousing and distribution centers have emerged in the region, along with growing truck traffic to support them, there have been many impacts on the residents of the area. These developments have provided job opportunities, but at the same time, there has been increasing traffic congestion, pollution, changing land uses and loss of agricultural space. In order to understand the impacts of warehousing development, the Conway sisters use GIS analysis to determine the location of warehousing and distribution centers in the county, explore employment trends related to warehouse development, assess traffic impacts created by these centers, quantify how land use has changed and explore population changes in Berks County from 2007-2022.

University Relations

New World of Non-Alcoholic Beer-KU Senior Scholar Event

Join us for a "Near Beer" tasting event 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 322 McFarland Student Union. For years, non-alcoholic beer required a sacrifice: to lose the buzz, you also had to lose the flavor. But that has changed in recent years, thanks to new technology that lets brewers make beer that tastes great, without the alcohol. Taste five no/low alcohol beers for $10. Register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/KUSRSCHOLARS. The "New World of Non-Alcoholic Beer" colla"brew"tive event is sponsored by Kutztown University Senior Scholars. For more information, contact Lori Lentz at lentz@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4478.

Lori Lentz, Extended Learning

Mental Wellness and Recovery Success Workshops

Health Promotion Services is offering the following workshops Friday, Sept. 23:
-5-7 p.m. 218 McFarland Student Union; bring your planter and pick a plant with KU alum Julia Solis, owner of Green Bee.
-7-9 p.m. 218 McFarland Student Union; Wisdom Drumming, drumming together adds synergy to an empowering experience; instruments at the workshop are available.
Contact Frances at cortez@kutztown.edu for more information.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health & Wellness Services


University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting please click here. The link can also be found on the UCC Document Submissions SharePoint page.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

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
2022-0152 (internal) NEW-Enterprise Desktop Infrastructure Admin (internal) Full Time 10/4/22
2022-0151 (internal) NEW-Maintenance Repairman 2 (HVAC/Plumbing) (internal) Full Time 10/3/22
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
2022-0102 Admissions Clerical Assistant 2 Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0123 Dean, College of Visual and
Performing Arts
Full Time 10/15/22
2022-0124 Budget Analyst Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0128 Classroom Technology Manager Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0137 Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0139 Special Events Coordinator Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0148 Executive Director, Center for
Mallet Percussion Research
Full Time 10/9/22
2022-0154 Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Full Time 10/30/22
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
OOC 22-012 Director of Construction Management Full Time 10/6/22

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 20 10 a.m. Open House
Rohrbach Library
Sept. 20 11 a.m. Lytle Welcome Back Carnival
Lytle Lawn
Sept. 20 3 p.m. Social Equity Policies Training
Room 04, Old Main, A-Wing
Sept. 22 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Sept. 22 11 a.m. CET Presentation: Starfish
Sept. 24 All Day Family Day
Sept. 24 11 a.m. Heemet Fescht
Heritage Center

Date Time Event
Sept. 21 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 24 12 p.m. Football vs. Shepherd (Family Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Radio)
Sept. 24 1 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Frostburg State
Keystone Courts
Sept. 24 1 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Frostburg State
Keystone Courts

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.