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August 8, 2016


The Daily Brief

Dr. Dale Parson Spatial Music Workshop

On August 1 - 5, Dr. Dale Parson, Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, was one of six international practitioners in computer music accepted to participate in the second annual Spatial Music Workshop at Virginia Tech. The workshop culminated in a Friday evening performance by each participant in The Cube, a $15M spatial sound performance space arrayed with 140 speakers in Tech's Moss Arts Center. The performance kicked off the first annual three-day Cubefest, with performers from around the world. Visiting research composers in the photo are (from left, bottom row) Dale Parson, Neal Farrell of the U.K., and Monica Bolles of Colorado, and (top row) Elizabeth Hoffman of NYC, Leah Reid of Boston, and Eli Stine from University of Virginia.



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

Partly Sunny. Gorgeous. Low humidity and comfy temps.  Lows in the 60s. Highs in the mid-80s.




(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.)

In August, 1966, it is announced that the number of faculty at Kutztown State College has reached 197, a 24-percent increase over the 1965-1966 school year.  The boom in students attending KSC pushes enrollment to 3,591 students.  



Joan Marie Bamberger, mother of Greg Bamberger, director of athletics, and mother-in-law of Bernie Bamberger, instructor, Leisure and Sport Studies, passed away Thursday evening.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral mass at St. Basil the Great R.C. Church, 2300 Kimberton Road, Kimberton, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 11a.m.  Friends will be received from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday at the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., 610 Main Street, Phoenixville, Pa., or on Tuesday morning at the church from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Phoenixville Public Library Foundation, 183 2nd Avenue, Phoenixville, Pa. 19460 or to the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Condolences may be made by visiting
                John Green, associate vice president, Communications, Marketing and External Affairs  

Testing of the fire pumps in Old Main, Bonner and Dixon Halls will be conducted on Monday, August 8 and Deatrick Hall on Tuesday, August 9.  For pedestrian and vehicular safety, portions of the sidewalk in front of Old Main (west of the main entrance) will be temporarily blocked during this test, as will areas at the rear of Bonner and Deatrick Halls.  This testing results in a large quantity of water being discharged to the adjacent surfaces, so please adjust your routes accordingly should you encounter the testing activities.
                  Stephen Helms, director, Environmental, Health and Safety  

As we prepare for the Fall semester, KU Campus Store is attempting to ensure all course material information on our website is accurate and complete.  There are several reasons why some information may be incomplete; including a professor not being assigned for a class yet, waiting for information from a publisher, or low enrollment for an individual class.  Otherwise, textbooks and required materials need to be listed on our website to be compliant with the HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act).  

We are reaching out to faculty and asking that they please take a minute and check to make sure their courses are listed on our website with accurate information.  If your course and section do not appear, we may have not received your textbook adoption yet.  After reviewing your courses, please feel free to contact our textbook department with any questions at ext. 34037.  

To check the textbooks for your class:   

  1. Visit
  2. Click on Textbooks
  3. Click on  "Shop and Compare our textbook prices"
  4. Select  Fall 2016
  5. Choose the department, course, and section
  6. Repeat this for all your courses (they will appear on the right side of your screen)
  7. Click Compare Prices On These Course Materials button
  8. Click Begin Price Comparison button

From here you will see our comparison tool.  Look for the "From KU Campus Store" selections.   

Thank you for assisting us to get all course material information out to the students and keeping the University compliant with HEOA.  Just a reminder, if you are not requiring a book for your course, we should list that on our site also.  You just need to let us know.  Also, by sending your students to KU Campus Store for their course materials, you are ensuring that they will have the right material, at the right time and at the most competitive price.  Please feel free to put our website on your syllabus.
                Vicki Graft, retail manager, KUSSI  

On Monday, August 8, at 7 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. in 120 SH we will be discussing the proposed AFSCME contract. All full members are encouraged to attend. If you are a "fair share" member and would like to become a full share member, you may also attend. The proposed contract will be discussed.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME Local 2234  

NEW TO KU Please welcome the following individuals who begin their careers at KU this week. 
Michael Foreman     Groundskeeper/Laborer
Daniel Wager         Athletic Trainer Intern 



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