The KU Rugby club finished the strong in spite of the challenges presented in the pre-season - KU Rugby finished with a top ten ranking in the nation in the Division 1A National Rugby Rankings. More information: www.rugbymag.com/cpl/4634-final-2012-d1-a-college-rankings.html
Storeroom Inventory - The University Storeroom will be conducting our annual inventory the week of Jun. 11, through Jun. 13. During this time, the storeroom will be unable to make campus deliveries. While the storeroom is conducting inventory, the SAP System will not allow users to process material reservations online -- it is important that campus users refrain from attempting to use the material reservation transaction codes during this time. (The transaction will not only be rejected but it will also have an impact on the storeroom inventory process.) The storeroom will begin running the necessary transactions in preparation for inventory at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 8. The system will resume accepting material reservation transactions beginning on Thursday, Jun. 14.
If you have any questions, concerns, or emergency needs during this time, please feel free to contact Tim Good, storeroom supervisor at x3-4139 or via email at email@example.com.
Attention AFSCME 2234 full-share members - we have received the new contract books and will be handing them out on Wednesday, May 30. 7 – 7:55 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m., and 4 – 5 p.m. Please come to the Union office in Old Main room 295. Members are not allowed to pick-up books for other members. You need to be present and sign for your book. Also, please be advised there will be no union meeting for the month of June.
Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234
Please remember that courses in Desire2Learn are created as "inactive." This simply means you will be able to have access to you D2L learning space sooner, since your students will not have access to your course until you choose to make your course status "active". Instructions are posted in D2L.If you have any questions, please contact D2LAdmin@kutztown.edu.
Jim Brenneck, LMS manager, Office of Distance Education
Case You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
– Assistant professor of fine arts, Jiawei Gong,
uses traditional Tibetan mandala-making techniques to create a contemporary
symbol at “Sweet Salvation,” an exhibition at the Reading Public Museum, June
The Sand Mandala is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand. Instead of sand, Gong will use various types of sugar in his creation. The mandala is ritualistically destroyed once it has been completed and its accompanying ceremonies and viewing are finished to symbolize the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the transitory nature of material life.
Born and raised in China, Gong often incorporates modern symbols in his art. "I draw my inspiration from my daily life and cultural background. Traditional Chinese philosophy and literature serve as a dominant and informative resource for my artwork." The modern symbol sugar-mandala is a prime example of this combination of the modern and traditional.
The public is invited to watch Gong create this symbol in-person or, when he is not in the museum, see recorded footage of him creating the mandala in the gallery. The symbol will take approximately two weeks to complete and the video will be displayed for the remainder of the installation's stay at The Museum.
The SAP and the ESS portal will go down for maintenance at noon, tomorrow, Friday, May 25, and be unavailable until Tuesday, May 29, at 7 a.m. Please contact the Purchasing Department regarding any critical needs.
Joseph Coco, director, Purchasing
To facilitate demolition of the Old Heat plant, the following will take place on Tuesday morning May 29:
1) At 6 a.m. Tuesday morning there will be a brief power outage that will affect Deatrick Hall, Beck Hall, and the north half of Stratton Administration. Power should be restored by 6:30 a.m.
2) The purpose of the power outage is to permanently disconnect power to the Old Heat Plant and Facilities Grounds & Garage complex. As a result, the university fuel pumps will not be in operation and will not be available from 6 a.m. May 29, until Friday morning June 2. So please make sure you fill up the gas tanks on all university vehicles prior to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 29.
Nathan Shugars, project manager, FPS