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August 17, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

To kick off the new year, returning Golden Bears and their families will be greeted by our own Avalanche on their way into town. The KU boards are located on Rt. 222 on the north and south entrances of town.

To kick off the new year, returning Golden Bears and their families will be greeted by our own Avalanche on their way into town. The KU boards are located on Rt. 222 on the north and south entrances of town.


Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger
Low pressure moves out of the Great Lakes and toward New England. While the associated cold front will not impact our Friday weather, an area of convergence will pass through the region and act as a potential trigger for thunderstorm initiation. With plenty of low-level moisture, instability, and heat, we could see storms that produce heavy rain. Storms look to be moving faster than the storms earlier this week. Look out for flooding. High temperature near 90. Winds southwest at 6-10 mph. Rainfall between 0.1-0.25" with higher amounts where storms occur.


I want to thank all my co-workers, colleagues and friends for the wonderful retirement send off after 31 years at KU. I hope each and every one of you find it as rewarding as I have. Remember, we don't work for a corporation interested in making bigger profits, but an institution interested in making better people, better employees, employers, citizens and parents. It's important work. KU was here for over a hundred years before any of us showed up, and will hopefully be here for hundreds more. It has been an honor and privilege to work alongside you all. Thank you and God bless.
     George H. Paterno, advisor, Department of Academic Enrichment

The final fall 2018 new student orientation events will be held next week. On Monday, Aug. 20, we will conduct a freshmen and parent/family session. Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby of the McFarland Student Union Building. The program will begin at 9 a.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, we will conduct transfer orientation. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of the McFarland Student Union Building and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. A student services marketplace will take place in 218 MSU before the start of the program. Course registration and advisement for transfer students begins at 1 p.m.
     Lisa Grabowski, coordinator, New Student Orientation

Please note a procedural change that should simplify and expedite your solicitation space request confirmations. Reservations associated with MSU lobby tables, as well as the solicitation tables in Old Main Lobby, Rohrbach Library, Sharadin Lobby, and Boehm Lobby will no longer require the completion of an online solicitation form. The confirmation from EMS will serve as the reminder of the solicitation policy and any associated expectations related to the space reserved. Any solicitation taking place outside of those designated solicitation areas will still require a completed and approved form that can be found here: Questions? Contact Student Involvement at 610-683-1383 or
     Leah Cassellia director Office of Student Involvement

The Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 24, in Schaeffer Auditorium. A continental breakfast will be served in the lobby at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. The event will be a chance for us to celebrate all of our achievements and recognize many of our award winning faculty and staff members. The event will also provide insight on the new initiatives on campus. New employees will be introduced and faculty, staff and student leaders will be acknowledged for their service. The Employees of the Month will be recognized and the Employee of the Year will be announced as well as the coaches of the year. The event will culminate with the presentation of the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching. Finally, I will close the event with my "State of the University" address wherein I will share accomplishments and challenges we will be facing in the coming year.
Please click on the link below for the online registration no later than Friday, Aug. 17.
     President Hawkinson


Aug. 17

Noon Farewell for Andrew Ferguson
Schock Education House
Aug. 20 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Return to normal work schedule
Aug. 20 9 a.m. Department Presentation - Student Conduct
312 McFarland Student Union
Aug. 20 5 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
114 Sharadin Arts Building
Aug. 23 11 a.m. Website Redesign Presentation
260 Boehm
Aug. 24 8 a.m. Faculty/Staff Convocation and Celebration Breakfast
Lobby, Schaeffer Auditorium
Aug. 24 9 a.m. Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration
Schaeffer Auditorium
Aug. 26 11 a.m. Freshman Convocation
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Aug. 30 11 a.m. Unity Day
Schaeffer Lawn






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