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December 11, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Commencement 

Kutztown University will host its annual December commencement exercises tomorrow at 9 a.m. in O'Pake Fieldhouse. Congratulations to the newest members of the Class of 2015.  The ceremony will be broadcast live online.  Click here for complete information.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

6 p.m.

Residence Halls Close for Break

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Sunny skies as high pressure dominates. High temperature in the upper 50s. Winds south at 5-10 mph.

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(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.)

Dec. 11, 1909:  Ellen Hermany Klingaman hosts a birthday party in her dormitory room in Old Main.  Word of the party is spread by the use of Keystone State Normal School postcards.  Between 1902 and 1922, KSNS paid W.W. Deatrick, a faculty member with an interest in photography, to take photos of the school to be made into postcards. These cards were used to communicate campus information. Deatrick Hall was named after the professor and photographer.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The KU Council of Trustees met yesterday.  A listing of actions taken at their meeting can be found at the following link.
http://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/news-releases/december-2015/council-of-trustees-approve-candidates-for-degrees.htm
 


  
PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
A listing of the recent professional contributions of our faculty and staff can be found attached to this morning's Daily Brief. 
 


  
GENERATOR LOAD TESTING
Starting on Dec.14, a contractor will be on campus to perform our annual "load testing" on certain building generators.  These tests will last for approximately two hours.  These tests were scheduled over the winter break to minimize any inconvenience to our students.

Dec.14
Academic Forum
Sharadin Art

Dec.15
Lehigh Hall
Schaeffer Auditorium

Dec.16
Boehm Science
Beck Hall

               
Will Meeker, acting director, Campus Services
 


  
FOOD BOXES
Only one more week to collect!!!   Friend Inc. food boxes are due Dec. 14. Thanks to everyone who contributed for Thanksgiving - we collected 55 boxes. Our goal for Christmas is 100! For a list of needed items please click on this link and download the file from KUnited: https://orgsync.com/68686/files/665876/show.  Boxes can be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, MSU 281.  If no one is at the office, just leave the boxes by the door.



  
FINALS WEEK HOURS

HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER HOURS FOR Dec. 14 - Jan. 15
Clinical Services
                Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Admin.
                Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Health Promotions & Alcohol & Other Drug Services
                Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed at lunch 12-1 p.m.)
All Offices closed during the week 12/24/15 - 1/3/16
                William Lendzinski, assistant director, Health & Wellness Clinical Services

STUDENT REC CENTER & KEYSTONE POOL

Dec. 11                 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m.)

Dec. 12 - 13        Closed

Group exercise classes ended on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Classes will resume next semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.  Cheryl will not be conducting lunchtime workouts over winter break; however, videos will be made available. 

MULTICULTURAL CENTER
The Multicultural Center will be open with extended hours during Finals Week. The building is wireless, has computers and printers, free Scantrons for students. Please advise students.
Dec. 11                 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ROHRBACH LIBRARY
Rohrbach Library is extending hours for finals week.
Dec. 11                 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MSU
The McFarland Student Union will be operating under the follow hours for exam week:
Dec. 11                 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 12                 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 13                 Closed


  
WINTER BREAK HOURS
The Student Recreation Center will be open Mon. - Fri. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. and the Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. & noon-1 p.m. during winter break beginning Mon., Dec. 14, through Fri., Jan. 15. We will be closed for the holidays from Fri. Dec. 25 through Friday, Jan. 1.
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

Jordan Morgan KU All-American

Morgan Named to AFCA Division II Coaches' All-American Team

Redshirt-junior offensive lineman Jordan Morgan (Philadelphia, Pa./Parkway Northwest) of the Kutztown University football team earned the prestigious honor of being named to the 2015 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' All-America Team, announced on Thursday morning.
 
Morgan is the fourth Golden Bear in team history to be named to the AFCA All-America Team and the first since defensive tackle Denauld Brown in 1997. The other two Golden Bears to be named to the AFCA All-America Team were offensive lineman Steve Head in 1977 and former NFL linebacker John Mobley in 1995. All three are members of KU's All-Time Football Team.  Read Jordan Morgan's story here.


 
UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Saturday, Dec. 12 - Men's Basketball vs. Penn State Berks - 5 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

 

 


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