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January 3, 2017


The Daily Brief

Happy 2017 



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

Another generally dreary day with periods of rain or rain showers. It won't be raining all of the time, but nearby low pressure will keep things unsettled. Highs in the 40s. Light east winds.





Health and Wellness Center Hours
Dec. 19 - Jan. 20
Clinical Services                 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Admin.                                 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Health Promotions and Alcohol and Other Drug Services     Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All offices will be closed the afternoon of Dec. 23 through Jan. 2.
                William Lendzinski, assistant director, Health and Wellness Clinical Services

Student Recreation Center
Dec. 19 - Jan 20
SRC        Mon. - Fri., 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pool       Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. (Pool will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 20)
We will be closed Mon., Dec. 26 through Mon., Jan. 2. 

Met Ed will have contractors on campus over the next month to trim tree branches that pose a risk to their utility lines.  They are going to try and complete the work over the winter break, and should be able to accomplish this, barring any winter storms that require them to redirect their work force to other locations.  The potential impact to the campus is that they will have flaggers on some of the roadways to help direct traffic.  The two areas most likely to be impacted are on Lytle Lane (from softball field to Lytle and College Blvd to the Armory).  They will be performing some work on College Blvd and Baldy St.  I do not believe this will create any significant impact to the campus, but please be cautious and patient if you come across these crews as they are working.
                Will Meeker, Facilities

Kutztown University will host the Berks County Science Olympiad on Thursday, Jan. 5.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the McFarland Student Union (MSU). A meeting, including all the participants, will be held in the MSU multipurpose room at 8:20 a.m., followed by the competition at 8:40 a.m. at various locations on campus. The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony at approximately 2 p.m. in the MSU.  In case of inclement weather the event will take place Friday, Jan. 6. The schools participating in the competition include:  Bayard Rustin (West Chester), Boyertown, Central York, Exeter, Fleetwood, Governor Mifflin, Hamburg, Henderson (West Chester), Reading, Schuylkill Valley, Sun Valley, Twin Valley, West Chester East, Wilson and Wyomissing area.  Thank you for welcoming these students to our campus. 

Jason Graver has recently updated his historical artifacts on display in the Old Main Concourse.   The three cases on the Rothermel Hall side of the Old Main Concourse have been updated with new pieces of memorabilia from the school's history.  Thank you to Jason for all of his hard work and dedication to preserving the history of KU!

I would like to take this opportunity to say farewell to all my friends and co-workers at KU, as I am retiring from my 2nd job of working for Security Guards Inc. who is outsourced by the Department of Public Safety and Police Services. Thank you for your friendship throughout these 30 years of being at Kutztown University! Lots of great memories made here and I will treasure it all! My last day was Dec. 31.
Happy New Year to you all!
                Sandy Schaeffer  




Tuesday, Jan. 3
5:30 p.m.             Women's Basketball vs. Clarion - Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
7:30 p.m.             Men's Basketball vs. Clarion - Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

The Kutztown University athletic department is pleased to announce that it will be participating in a month-long food drive, called "Bears Give Back", beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and running throughout the month of January. All non-perishable food donations collected during that time will be given to the on-campus food pantry and Friends Inc.  Fans are encouraged to participate beginning with the women's basketball game against Wilmington on Dec. 28, which will be free admission for all of those who attend. Donations will also be accepted at basketball games on Dec. 30, Jan. 3, Jan. 9, Jan. 12, Jan. 18, and Jan. 25, as well as at track and field's Golden Bear Invitational on Jan. 13 and women's swimming's home meet against Lock Haven on Jan. 14.  Anyone who brings one non-perishable food donation to any of the basketball games will be given a ticket that can be redeemed for a free hotdog or bag of chips. Then at the game on Jan. 25, which is sponsored by the KU Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), a donation will gain entrance to a drawing for a $25 Giant gift card.  In addition to accepting donations at athletic events, Kutztown will also have designated donation boxes set up throughout Keystone Hall throughout the month. The athletic department encourages all students, student-athletes, faculty, administration and fans alike to be a part of this initiative and help the "Bears Give Back."



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