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August 9, 2016


The Daily Brief

PGCHC Farm Cats

The Heritage Center's Farm Cats have gone missing. These two brown tabbies were excellent mousers and vole hunters, and were fixed, tagged, and being cared for by the Heritage Center. Anyone who knows anything of their whereabouts should contact Naomi Pauley at the Heritage Center office at (610) 683-1589, or  



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

High pressure remains in control contributing to partly sunny skies with highs in the mid-80s. Soft south breezes. 




(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, 1939, gas masks and other defense equipment begins to make its way into schools such as Kutztown State Teachers College. Conflicts in Europe have the country preparing for the worst.  Germany would invade Poland to being World War 2 on Sept. 1 of the same year.  



Tune in tonight to KUR for a special one-time summertime edition of our normal fall/spring semester weekly sports show "Under the Lights" with Josh and Paul. Josh and Paul will bring you up to speed with everything you need to know in the world of sports tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. on The Radio Voice of Kutztown University, KUR. Stream KUR live at   

As a part of the Summer Academy evening activities, we are seeking some supplies that you may have available at home to donate.  We are in need of: 50 empty shoe boxes (will be covered with wrapping paper- any condition will do) 50 adult sized t-shirts (any color, can be stained- any condition will do as long as they are clean; traditional 100% cotton t-shirts; will be repurposed into dog toys) Please contact Leah Cassellia at with any questions.  All items can be delivered to the Office of Student Involvement, MSU 153, across from the KU Campus Store.  

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

Job # Position Emp. Type Closing date
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, Oct. 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.   

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  




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