Daily Brief

September 27, 2022

Students Bienvenidos Freshman Welcome event at the Multicultural Center

Bienvenidos Freshman Welcome

Thank you to everyone who attended the Bienvenidos Freshman Welcome event at the Multicultural Center, Thursday, Sept. 15. The event kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month and featured food, music and prizes. See a full listing of month-long events online.

University Relations

Photo of a woman painting at the festival with the barn in the background

Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Hosts Heemet Fescht

Kutztown University's Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center hosted its annual Heemet Fescht Saturday, Sept. 24, where attendees treated themselves to live music in the barnyard, traditional crafts, folklife demonstrations, hearth-cooking, live animals, children’s activities, book signings by local authors and much more. The Heritage Center’s Heemet Fescht is a celebration of the harvest and Pennsylvania Dutch farm life.

University Relations

Weather

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

Weak cool front in the vicinity will bring a partly sunny day with a small chance of a brief shower or sprinkle, but most of the day should be dry and quite pleasant. High about 67. Breezy west winds.

Announcements

Open Hour with 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, Sept. 29 in the Bears Den, MSU. 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

Willingness to Serve

Kutztown University faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/560688 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Tuesday, Oct. 4. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.

Deryl Johnson, University Senate

Sixth Annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference

Join our keynote speaker LaLa Holston-Zannell, 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 218 MSU. Holston-Zannell, who leads the ACLU’s advocacy and organizing work to support and empower transgender and nonbinary people, will focus on anti-violence. The theme of the sixth annual Gender and Sexual Minorities conference is Justice … It’s on you, It’s on me, It’s On Us and includes a look at social, economic, political and organizational justice while discovering the roles of equity, fairness, inclusion and compassion for all. See Engage for full list of sessions.
Funded through the 2022 PA Governor’s It’s On Us Grant. 

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Philosophy Guest Speaker - Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne, Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford University will present, "Are We Bodies or Souls?" 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 103 Academic Forum. A meet and greet will precede the talk starting at 4 p.m.
Abstract: Many think that we are just complicated machines, or animals that are different from machines only by being conscious. Swinburne argues that we are immaterial souls sustained in existence by our brains. Sensations, thoughts, and intentions are conscious events in our souls that cause events in our brains. While scientists might discover some of the laws of nature that determine conscious events and brain events, each person's soul is an individual thing, and this is what ultimately makes us who we are.

Steve B. Lem, Department of Philosophy and Government

Academics

Graduate Research Fund

Please inform your students about the Graduate Research Fund. Conference presentation grants provide financial support to graduate students to present and disseminate the results of their research or scholarly activities at academic conferences related to their current field of study. Graduate students who qualify may receive up to $1,000. The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects is now assisting with the application process. For more information, go to https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/graduate-studies/graduate-student-research.html.

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
2022-0162 (internal) NEW - Academic Department
Secretary Mathematics (internal)
Full Time 9/30/22
OOC 22-014 (internal) NEW - Purchasing Agent (internal) Full Time 9/30/22
2022-0163 NEW - TEMP Manager for Student
Loans and Scholarships
Temp Full Time 10/9/22
2022-0165 NEW - System Administrator Full Time 10/9/22
2022-0166 NEW - Systems Analyst Full Time 10/9/22
2022-0149 New - Statistician 1 Full Time 10/9/22
2022-0152 (internal) New - Enterprise Desktop
Infrastructure Admin (internal)
Full Time 10/4/22
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 & Performing Arts Full Time 10/15/22
2022-0148 Executive Director, Center for
Mallet Percussion Research
Full Time 10/9/22
2022-0151 (internal) Maintenance Repairman 2
(HVAC/Plumbing) (internal)
Full Time 10/3/22
2022-0154 Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Full Time 10/30/22
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
OOC 22-012 Director of Construction Management Full Time 10/6/22

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 28 4:30 p.m. Why Overturning Roe Matters: Panel Discussion
Virtual
Sept. 29 11 a.m. Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein
183 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 29 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, McFarland Student Union
Sept. 30 7 p.m. "Bob Ross" Painting, Stay Alive/Make Art
200 Recreation Center
Oct. 1 8 a.m. STEM Open House
Boehm Science Center
Oct. 3 3 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! - Sam Bush Band
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 6 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
13G Schaeffer
Oct. 7 All Day Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union Building

Athletics
Date Time Event
Sept. 28 7 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Oct. 1 9 a.m. Women's Bowling vs. Chestnut Hill
Jay Lanes
Oct. 1 1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Oct. 2 noon Women's Golf vs. KU Fall Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

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.