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August 20, 2015


The Daily Brief


Civil Military

Civil Military Cooperation Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ansgar Gohlke of the German Army, Dr. Robert Portada, associate professor of political science, and Civil Affairs Specialist Mario Schulz (KU Class of 2015) at the Multinational NATO/EU Joint Force Headquarters in Ulm, Germany.

Dr. Robert Portada visited the CJ9 (Civil Military Cooperation) Branch of Germany's Multinational Joint Headquarters on Monday, July 20th, 2015.  Lieutenant Colonel Ansgar Gohlke invited Dr. Portada to participate in CJ9's academic network on global development and governance.  Dr. Portada was also briefed on the role of the German HQ in operations mandated by the United Nations and the European Union, and its integration in the command structure of NATO.


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ALL DAY              TRANSFER CONNECTIONS Orientation, Academic Forum
3 p.m.                   Mural Unveiling, Richard G. Wells Rehearsal Studio, Schaeffer Auditorium 114



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


Variably Cloudy. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening as a very slow moving cold front moves in. Some of the downpours could be heavy and result in localized flash flooding. Temperatures will be a touch cooler with extra clouds around but it will still feel oppressively muggy with high dew points. Highs around 84. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph with higher gusts in any storms and downpours.




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We are trying to find ways to increase attendance at Union meetings and would like to know your opinion.
                AFSCME Local 2234 Board Members

Today, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium room 114, KU will unveil a mural entitled "Celebrating 150 Years of Music through Public Art."  The entire KU community is invited to attend.  Located outside of the Richard G. Wells rehearsal studio, the mural is the work of KU student Benjamin Hoffman.  It is a part of the university's Sesquicentennial Celebration. 

Tune in for another riveting edition of KUR's Thursday community-interest block of programming. At 11:30 a.m., it's "What's the Story" with Jo Painter. This week's topic: "Writing Wrongs." A couple local women and a group of college students from Berks County are spending time with the Homeless. Find out why. Then at high noon, Mike McVicar does his weekly duty of exposing you to the most unexposed music you should be listening to on "The Cyberden." At 1 p.m., the international GBLTQ radio magazine "This Way Out," followed at 1:30 p.m. by women's issues on "Fifty One Percent," the women's issues magazine. KUR is your award-winning diverse radio station. Thank you for listening.

Effective Monday, August 24, 2015, offices and functions that are currently working on the modified summer schedule will return to the normal academic year schedule of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a one hour lunch.  These hours will be in effect through Friday, May 6, 2016. 

Today, Aug. 20, the final transfer orientation event will take place starting at 9 a.m. in the Academic Forum.  *Please note the change in the location from Schaeffer Auditorium. The event will occur in room 200. As with other transfer orientation events, the agenda includes morning presentations by faculty and staff and academic advising starting at 12:30 p.m. for Exploratory students and 1 p.m. for declared majors.

Many students and families will be visiting offices on both of these days to take care of last minute business needs. Please join us in welcoming these students and families to the KU community!
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of student orientation

All student vehicles must be parked in one of the following parking locations and in white-lined spaces only through Sunday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m.: C5, E2, B2, B3, A4 or A5 parking lots. This will allow both freshmen and upperclassmen who have yet to move in to have ample space near their residence hall to unload their belongings. Tickets will be issued to those who do not comply.  All other parking regulations are currently being enforced. Please direct any questions to extension 34860 or
                Public Safety



Monday - Wednesday

Thursday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

August 17 - 19

August 20 - 21

August 22 - 23

Bears Den - Starbucks

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

South Side Café

Breakfast 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast 7 - 10:30 a.m.


Light Breakfast  10:30 - 11 a.m.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Light Lunch 2 - 4:30 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dinner 4 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.






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