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August 30, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Kutztown University Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration 2017
The video of Friday's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration is now available. Please take a moment to see the award winners and hear the annual State of the University address.


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

The low pressure that gave us the rainy conditions yesterday moves out to sea and intensifies. The only real threat the low poses to us is some scattered morning showers. The bigger question of the day is how much dry air advection occurs. Low level clouds will be stubborn to erode during the morning hours but skies should begin to clear by the afternoon. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds north at 5 mph.

Dr. Davis and Monsoon Mike have recorded their first "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast of the new year discussing our unusual October-like chill yesterday and the tragedy that is Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Listen to the podcast here:


AFSCME Local 2234 is offering a limited amount of Chick-fil-A Original Sandwich Combo Meal coupons (a $6.35 value) for $5. The combo meal coupons are good at the KU Academic Forum location only. Please contact an AFSCME representative to purchase your coupon: Ray Dunkle; Annette Christman ext. 3-4540 or; or Mary Dotterer
     Annette Christman, AFSCME Local 2234

The Jewish Culture club known as Hillel is in need of an advisor for the fall and spring semester of the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for someone who is well cultured, enthusiastic and is willing to sit in on a few meetings. I am currently putting together an executive board that is fully committed to the growth of this club. If you are interested, please email me at Thank you.
     Ross Goldman, president, Hillel and Leah Cassellia, director, Student Involvement

Officials at Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC) today confirmed that they are accepting blood donations to bolster blood supplies in the Texas region ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, now Tropical Storm Harvey. The first two blood drives here on campus are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Dixon Hall and Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in 218 MSU. You can sign up for the Sept. 2 blood drive on the signup sheet outside the Community Outreach Center (281 MSU) or email To sign up for the Sept. 12 blood drive, please register using this website:
Thank you on behalf of the KU Community Outreach Center.
     Jerry Schearer, assoc. dean, Inclusion and Outreach

Please excuse the following students from class Thursday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 1. These students will be participating in a university field trip, touring artesian springs, industrial mineral mines, and igneous/metamorphic geology of the Adirondack region of New York. Thank you for your patience and support in creating this exceptional learning opportunity for these students: Katylyn Adelman, Nicholas Balch, Jaron Burke, Isaac Diljohn, Liam Doyle, Shannon Evans, Beau Haag, Lara Ilsemann, Quinn Kaufmann, Brianna McCardle, Willow Reichard-Flynn, Claire Santa and Heather Willever
     Kurt Friehauf, Department of Geology,



Aug. 31 11 a.m. Unity Day, MSU Lawn
Sept. 2 12:05 p.m. Football vs. Assumption - Andre Reed Stadium (Stats | Audio | Video)
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Shepherd - Keystone Field (Stats)
5 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - Andre Reed Stadium (Stats)
Sept. 4 noon Field Hockey vs. Adelphi - Andre Reed Stadium (Stats)







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