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August 18, 2017


The Daily Brief




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


An active weather day is in store as a warm front passes during the early morning hours. Southerly wind flow will bring abundant moisture into the area. Atmospheric instability values suggest a strongly unstable atmosphere so thunderstorms are likely. Primary threats will be heavy rain and flooding. Keep alert for small hail, strong winds and frequent lightning as models are hinting at all of those events. Stay dry! High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds southwest at 5-7 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts where storms occur.




Public Safety and Police Services are recalling the ONE-DAY PASSES from all departments. Please return all ONE-DAY PASSES. We will reissue newly revised passes. Email or to receive the new one-day visitor passes.
                Public Safety and Police Services

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August 18 - 19
Old Main D-wing elevators will be closed Friday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. - 6 a.m. A-wing and B-wing elevators will remain in operation.

Aug. 1 - 20
Selected wood floors in Old Main will be refinished during August 1 - 20. Wood floors in classrooms 136, 138, 140 and 141 will be redone. Wood landings outside of the D-wing elevator on 1st and 2nd floors will be refinished. The F-Wing's wood hallways on 1st and 2nd floors will be renovated, as well. Please make sure not to cross caution-taped areas while refinishing is ongoing. Thanks for your cooperation. If you have questions, please contact Paul Mackewicz, Custodial Manager at ext. 6-4170 or email at


Aug. 21
Effective Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, 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 11, 2018.

Aug. 21, 1 p.m.
The Golden Bear Campus community (i.e., campus students, faculty, staff and their immediate families) are invited to view the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. outside of Grim Science Building, weather permitting. The eclipse begins at ~1:15 p.m. and peaks locally at ~2:45 p.m., with about 75% coverage of the Sun by the Moon. The eclipse concludes at ~3:55 p.m. The astronomy program will have a limited number of eclipse glasses available, materials to make pinhole cameras, and other viewing activities. This is a drop-in event. As a reminder, always use protective glasses when directly viewing the Sun. Even during the peak of the eclipse here in Kutztown, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without proper, certified eye protection.
                Erin Krall, Physical Sciences

Aug. 21, 5 p.m.
AFSCME 2234 members, please be advised that our Membership Meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. in MSU 250. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Refreshment will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234



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