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August 10, 2016


The Daily Brief

Kutztown University Pa. Gear Up

On Tuesday July 12 and Wednesday July 13 the Kutztown University GEAR UP Program hosted 20 students from the Allentown School District for a two-day art camp. Visiting students had the opportunity to participate in workshops on Photoshop, Illustration, and Painting as well as spend the afternoon in the STEAM Lab at Rohrbach Library learning about 3D printing, button making, laser cutters, and more. A special thank you to Professor Kevin McCloskey, Professor Kate Clair, Tyler Seisler & the NAEA (National Art Education Association), and Bruce Jensen & Rhonda York of STEAMworks. The GEAR UP Program invites other departments and professors to contact Peter Bond ( if you are interested in working together to plan a workshop or multiple day experience for our GEAR UP ( students (Professor Stipends & Materials / Supplies budgets are available).




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

Warm front to lift through the region as high pressure continues to move out to sea. Showers and a potential thunderstorm are possible during the day. Instabilty doesn't look very conducive for thunderstorms but with the heat and atmospheric moisture, they are possible. High temperature in the upper 80s. Winds south at 3-7 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts where storms occur.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

August 10, 1923:  A national day of mourning is held in honor of fallen U.S. President Warren G. Harding, who died Aug. 2.  Memorial services are held in Reading and Kutztown.  Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as president.  



I want to express my sincerest thanks for your many cards, emails and other acts of kindness to me and my family in the recent passing of my brother.  It is refreshing to have a community of friends and colleagues whose thoughtfulness provides such comfort.  A special note of gratitude to my amazing staff who are always here for me and keep our efforts moving forward even in my absence.  Your gift basket was a hit!  Great to be a part of the Golden Bear Nation! Bernard McCree, director, Financial Aid Services   

These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at

Job # Position Emp. Type Closing date
2016-0133 internal NEW - Facilities Front Office Clerk Full Time 8/25/16
2016-0143 internal NEW - College of Liberal Arts & Science Clerk Typist 2 Full Time 8/25/16
2016-0142 NEW - Consulting Specialist and Budget/Grant Analyst Full Time 8/17/16
2016-0145 NEW - Admissions Recruiter (SUA1) Full Time 8/17/16
2016-0146 NEW - Assistant Director of Admissions (SUA2) Full Time 8/17/16
2015-0201 Reposted Applications Developer 2 Full Time 8/12/16
2016-0094 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0135 Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Full Time 9/23/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary Part Time Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16


As a part of Summer Academy evening events we would appreciate having some faculty and staff volunteers to assist with activities.  If you are available, and would like to spend some quality time engaging with the Class of 2020, we welcome your help.    On Wednesday, Aug. 24 we will be providing support to National Art Educators Association (NAEA) as they present TASK Night for 230+ new students on the DMZ.  Volunteer time commitment: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.       Volunteer tasks: Engage with the new students, help NAEA students as they facilitate a large group in various creative activities, assist with setup and cleanup of event and have fun!  This will involve lifting and carrying supplies as well as cleanup.  The TASK night concept can be observed through this video of a smaller scale event hosted by NAEA last year ( and a video from the concept creator Oliver Herring (  Number of Volunteers Needed: 15   On Thursday, Aug. 25 we will be facilitating a multi work-station event on the DMZ.  The students will be building a float for the Class of 2020 to host in the Founders' Week Parade, and will also be conducting service projects and playing lawn games.  Volunteer commitment: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Volunteer Tasks: Engage with new students, provide staff support to various work stations for projects and have fun! This will involve lifting and carrying supplies as well as cleanup.  Number of Volunteers Needed: 10   If you are able to volunteer your time on either of these evenings, please contact Leah Cassellia at to sign up.       


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