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August 25, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Sesquicentennial Kutztown University - Reading Eagle

This Sunday, August 28, the Reading Eagle will feature a special insert commemorating Kutztown University's Sesquicentennial Celebration in advance of PSECU Founders' Week.  The tabloid will include many KU stories and photos, and is sure to be a collector's item.  Be sure to pick up your copy of the Reading Eagle newspaper at a local retailer this Sunday.  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

ALL DAY                Transfer Orientation  

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

The niceness continues but with our high pressure drifting a bit offshore, winds will turn to a warmer direction. Either way, still nice, with just a small chance of an instability thundershower. Highs around 87. Light south winds except for any higher gusts in any spotty thundershower.  

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(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 25, 1961:  The Kemp Building is opened as the special education building.  It is dedicated to Alvin F. Kemp '98, '00.  The former superintendent of schools for Berks County, Kemp served as a trustee to the college for 25 years.  He graduated from the elementary course at Keystone State Normal School in 1898 and the scientific course in 1900.  He taught in Longswamp, District and Washington Townships before taking the county post.  He died July 5, 1961.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

150TH TIME CAPSULE BURIAL, THURS., SEPT. 15, 11 A.M., ALUMNI PLAZA
As part of the Sesquicentennial we are going to bury a 50-year time capsule, a message to 2066 about our institution in 2016, enhancing the 200th anniversary of KU. Historians suggest that items which describe the daily lives of the people who created them, such as personal notes, pictures, and documents, would greatly increase the value of the time capsule to future viewers. Please submit your objects with stories to Tammy Wert, Schock Education House, before August 31, 2016.
                Bill Bateman, Professor Emeritus and Sesquicentennial History Committee

 


 

HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES
Health & Wellness Services will be closed Friday, August 26, from 8-10 a.m. for the Opening Day Celebration.
                William J. Lendzinski, assistant director, Clinical Services

 


 

WORK SCHEDULE
Effective Monday, August 29, 2016, offices and functions that are currently working on the modified summer schedule will be returning 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 12, 2017. 

 


 

FINAL ORIENTATION EVENTS
The final fall 2016 orientation events for freshmen and transfer students are rapidly approaching. Please mark your calendars as we prepare to welcome new students and families to campus to participate in these events!

Thursday, August 25 - Transfer Orientation

In addition, one of the culminating events each year for new freshmen is fall CONNECTIONS and Convocation which occurs on Sunday, August 28. This event involves meetings with deans and faculty and the convocation ceremony with Dr. Hawkinson and members of the administration.  For more information please contact the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office at 3-4088. www.kutztown.edu/CONNECTIONS

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

MEN'S BASKETBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Registration is now open for the Kutztown University men's basketball team's seventh annual scholarship golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa. Shotgun start is set for 1 p.m.  Click here for complete information.

 


 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DISCOUNT CARDS
The Kutztown University women's basketball team is selling discount cards for $10 that will enable you to save money each time you support a business in Kutztown.  For more information and to order, contact head coach Janet Malouf at malouf@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4337. Cards will also be sold in the athletics office in Keystone Hall.  Discount cards are valid from August 2016 through June 2017.  See details here.

 

 


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