Daily Brief

Sept. 6, 2023

Emerick Named Recipient of 2023 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Brooks Emerick, professor of mathematics, was awarded Kutztown University’s 2023 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The award was presented during the university's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 25. The John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established by John P. Schellenberg, emeriti professor of physical science, faculty alumni and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work.

University Relations

KU Graduate Named Finalist for PA Teacher of the Year

Benjamin Hoffman '15, M'20, M'23, a teacher from the Kutztown School District,  is one of 12 finalists nominated for the 2024 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year award. The 12 finalists are selected from applicants and recognized in Harrisburg each fall. Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year will be announced at a state awards ceremony in December and represents the commonwealth at various national, regional, and local functions culminating in the National Teacher of the Year ceremony at the White House.

University Relations

Stock photo of five students

Anthropology and Sociology Open House

Faculty, staff and students are invited to our Anthropology and Sociology Open House. Stop by to enjoy raffles, giveaways, displays, delicious food and beverages while meeting our anthropology and sociology professors. Connect with students and discover more about our programs. Our Open House is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 464 Old Main (fourth floor D-wing). Please contact our department secretary, Diana LoChiatto, lochiatto@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4242 with any questions. See you there.

Diana LoChiatto and William Donner, Department of Anthropology and Sociology


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

High pressure continues to dominate. Sunny skies and humid conditions to persist. High temperature near 92. Heat index near 100.


NYTimes, WSJ and Washington Post Access

The library is pleased to remind the KU community that you have free online access to three of America's most popular newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Instructions for how to sign up for an account or renew your access here: https://library.kutztown.edu/newspapers. Please contact Bob Flatley at flatley@kutztown.edu with questions.

Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

Campus Tickets for KU Faculty and Staff

Use your KU login, create an account and access discounted tickets to KU Presents and other performances, plus receive four free tickets to each regular season home football game.

KU Box Office

KU Philosophy Club

The KU Philosophy Club will meet next 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in 312 MSU, to discuss "The Future of Kutztown University: The WVU Model." All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodations should notify the disability services office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Allan Back, Department of Philosophy and Government


Fall 2023 Attendance Verification Process

For the Fall 2023 semester, we are using the Starfish platform for attendance compliance utilizing the “progress survey” function of Starfish. The initial attendance verification – required federally for awarding of financial aid – will be available Sept. 6 to 12. Faculty are able to indicate whether students have attended or have never attended by utilizing one of two flags. Please be sure to verify the attendance status of every student. Students who have just added a course, and a meeting has not yet occurred since that change, should be marked as attending. For additional assistance, please visit Starfish in D2L, email starfish@kutztown.edu, or call 610-683-4217.

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence

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
2023-0146 NEW - Director of International Education & Global Engagement Full Time 9/24/23
2023-0144 NEW - Medical Records Assistant - 10 months Full Time 9/24/23
2023-0142 NEW - Administrative Assistant 1 - Confidential Full Time 9/24/23
2023-0051 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0069 Vector Control Specialist Full Time Continuous
2023-0070 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time Continuous
2023-0077 Patrol Officer Full Time Continuous
2023-0082 MR2 HVAC/Plumbing Full Time Continuous
2023-0083 Night Maintenance MR2 HVAC/Plumbing Tu-Sa Full Time Continuous
2023-0088 PT Veteran Services Assistant Part Time 9/11/23
2023-0100 Patrol Officer Trainee Full Time Continuous
2023-0137 Director of Clinical Services Full Time 9/10/23
2023-0139 Assistant Director of Admissions Full Time 9/10/23
23-24 Asst Coaches 23-24 Assistant Athletic Coaches Part Time 6/28/24
23-24 Clerical Asst Pool 23-24 Clerical Assistant Pool Full Time 6/28/24
23-24 Custodial Pool 23-24 Custodial Worker 1 Pool Full Time 6/28/24
OOC 23-11 SAP Business Analyst for Finance – Ariba Support Full Time 9/10/23
Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 6  3 p.m. Boxwood Bash Open House 
Boxwood House 
Sept. 7 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Sept. 7 11 a.m. KU Philosophy Club
312 MSU
Sept. 12 10 a.m. Anthropology and Sociology Open House
464 Old Main (fourth-floor D-wing)
Date Time Event
Sept. 6 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
Sept. 8 3 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Bentley
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

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.