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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
The English Department regrets
to inform the university community that Professor Karen Blomain died on
Wednesday, August 15. She taught Creative Writing and Literature, and she was a
published poet, novelist and playwright. You can read more about Professor
Campus-Wide Emergency Generator and Transfer Switch Testing - The Emergency Generators and Transfer Switches will be tested this week in all buildings on campus:
- Today, Aug. 21, between 7 a.m. and noon, all buildings on the South Campus will be tested.
- On Wednesday, Aug. 22, between 7a.m. and noon, all buildings on the North Campus will be tested.
Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Maintenance
More news on the upcoming day of service! Have unused mini shampoos, soaps, toothpaste, etc from your summer vacation? Please drop them off at the Community Outreach Center. We are now collecting items for Berks Women In Crisis and Turning Point for emergency toiletry kits for victims of domestic abuse. We need mini or smaller sized of the following items to put together kits on our Day of Service on September 1: individual soaps, shampoo, conditioners, facial mask, nail products of any kind, make-up of any kind, toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste any size, tampons or feminine pads. They do not have to be just the “mini/travel size” – but since these are put into kits, the “mega” or “family” sized bottles are too big, so, please, avoid these. Also, new/unused only. Thank you. These can be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, MSU 281 or contact me and we will arrange to pick them up at your office. Also, thanks for the coupons everyone is sending for our Day of Service – please keep them coming. Check your Saturday and Sunday papers the next few weekends.
Jerry W. Schearer, assistant dean, New Student Programs
Updates to voice evacuation messages in buildings with voice-fire alarm systems will be performed this week (Aug. 20-22). SimplexGrinnell, the university’s fire alarm contractor will install the new message sets in fire alarm systems beginning on North campus on Saturday, then continue early next week. To ensure the message functions properly, a short test of the alarm message will be conducted; an announcement, immediately preceding the test, will alert building occupants to the impending test. Your understanding and cooperation while this important upgrade is made, will be appreciated.
Stephen Helms, director, Environmental, Health & Safety