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August 21, 2015


The Daily Brief




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8 a.m.                    Opening Day Celebration, Schaeffer Auditorium



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

Cold front pushes through in the morning. Skies should be partly to mostly sunny. Noticeably drier air than the previous few days. High temperature near 80. Winds northwest at 6-8 mph.




Due to the high volume of customers, KU Campus Store fingerprinting service will be in the KUSSI Accounting office (MSU 171) during the first week of classes.  Service will be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28.  We appreciate your patience during this busy time.
                Vicki Graft, manager, KUSSI

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new department site: . The site features up-to-date department activities, events, course listings, and program information. Please visit now and in the future to see our revolving student, faculty, and alumni spotlights. In addition to creating a new mobile-friendly, responsive website, we have updated all English Department pages on the university site.
                Moe Folk and Nicole McClure, English department


The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

Custodial Worker 1 (3rd Shift)
Posting End Date: 8/25/2015

Custodial Worker 1 (1st Shift)
Posting End Date: 8/25/2015

Custodial Worker 1 (2nd Shift)
Posting End Date: 8/25/2015

Custodial Worker 1 (2nd Shift)
Posting End Date: 8/25/2015

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources


Don't forget to pull out those coupon sheets from your Weekend paper this weekend and bring them to the COC! You don't need to cut the coupons - our students will do that, bring in the full sheets!

As part of Welcome Week, the Community Outreach Center will have a Day of Service on Saturday, August 29. We will be in South Dining Hall asking students going to and from lunch to participate in "10 minute mini-projects" to introduce them to the University vision and goal of having students engaged in service. We will also have the Miller-Keystone blood mobile here from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We need help from faculty and staff through the donation of coupons, hygiene items, birthday supplies, etc. A full list of the needed supplies can be found using this link: . If this is your first time logging into KUnited you may be asked a few questions to set up your profile and you log in using your KU credentials. (full email and password).

Items can be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, MSU 281, in the box outside the room. If you have any questions please contact Jerry Schearer (x3-4923) or
                Jerry Schearer, Academic & Student Affairs


If you have not already done so please take a few minutes to complete the survey. 
We are trying to find ways to increase attendance at Union meetings and would like to know your opinion.
                AFSCME Local 2234 Board Members


Work Schedule
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. 

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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