Daily Brief

September 13, 2022

KU Climbs in 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" for 2022-2023 in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities. U.S. News lists KU as No. 121 of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, two spots higher than last year. KU has been ranked in the first tier since 2011. Additionally, KU ranks No. 44 among Top Public Schools for Regional Universities in the north. KU was one of seven institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that were ranked in the first tier as regional universities.

University Relations

Weather

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

Low pressure and its associated fronts may start our day on the cloudy side with some lingering possible morning showers. But we should see some drying out and clearing out as the day progresses. High of 77 with gusty west winds.

Announcements

Employee of the Month

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

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Getting Centered: Eight-Week Wheel Throwing Workshop with Victoria Baron

Everything tastes better using a mug or bowl you’ve made yourself. Join us as we explore the process of throwing clay on the wheel, while creating thoughtful and functional pottery. Together we will become more familiar with clay as a medium and hone our skills to create fun, functional work to enjoy with friends and family. Sketchbooks are encouraged, but not required and all skill levels are welcome. The cost of the class is $125 and will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 19 through Nov. 14 (Eight sessions, skipping Fall Break Oct. 10). For more information, contact kuclayclub@gmail.com.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Academics

Spring 2023 Learning Communities

If you are interested in offering a Learning Community for the Spring 2023 semester email kirshman@kutztown.edu to receive the form.  The due date for the form to be submitted is Thursday, Sept. 15.  If you need additional information or time to complete the form please contact me.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Research Committee 2022-2023 Guidelines Now Available

The Research Committee provides funding to faculty and administrators to facilitate their research. The 2022-2023 Guidelines are now available. Please follow the link below for more information. New this year, a letter of intent must be submitted to Heather Arbuckle at arbuckle@kutztown.edu by Monday, Oct. 17, with the title of the proposal only. We are requiring a letter of intent, so the office knows how many proposals to expect. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 31. Please note that there is $70,000 available for funding grants. The Research Committee will make awards in December 2022.

Heather Arbuckle, Grants and Sponsored Projects

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
2022-0149 (internal) NEW - Statistician 1 (internal) Full Time 9/16/22
2022-0137 NEW - Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2 Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0128 NEW - Classroom Technology Manager Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0148 NEW - Executive Director, Center for Mallet Percussion Research Full Time 10/9/22
2022-0146 Program Manager PTAC Full Time 9/18/22
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
2022-0107 Systems Analyst Full Time Continuous
2022-0123 Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time 10/15/22
2022-0124 Budget Analyst Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0125&7 University Nurse - 9 months Full Time 9/18/22
2022-0139 Special Events Coordinator Full Time 9/25/22
2022-0140 Assistant Director, Disability Services Office - Assistive and Computer Technologies Full Time 9/18/22
2022-0141 (internal) Utility Plant Operator 2 9-month (internal) Full Time 9/15/22
2022-0142 Teaching & Learning Developer Full Time 9/14/22
2022-0143 KUSBDC Business Consultant Full Time 9/13/22
Asst Coaches 2022-23 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/30/23
Custodial Pool 2022-23 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/30/23
Clerical Asst Pool 2022-23 Clerical Assistant 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. 13 6 p.m. RAD training
Georgian Room, Old Main
Sept. 14 All Day Outreach Center Blood Drive
218 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 15 3 p.m. CET Presentation: Dr. Lynn Kutch
Zoom Meeting ID: 97683843693
Sept. 15 6 p.m. RAD training
Georgian Room, Old Main
Sept. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum

Athletics
Golden Bear Honors student-athletes and coaches

Golden Bear Honors

Congratulations to our award-winning student-athletes and coaches from the winter and spring seasons, who were recognized during Golden Bear Honors at halftime of KU's home-opening football game Saturday, Sept. 10.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Sept. 14 7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Adelphi
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 16 5 p.m. Men’s Cross Country vs. DII/DIII Challenge
North Campus Course
Sept. 16 5:45 p.m. Women’s Cross Country vs. DII/DIII Challenge
North Campus Course
Accommodations

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.