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July 25, 2016


The Daily Brief




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

Warm front to pass through. Yes, it can get hotter. Temperatures will be the big story as they encroach on 100 F. With the atmospheric moisture, it will feel as hot as 105 F. Chance for an afternoon thunderstorm as the atmosphere will be unstable. Best chance for a storm looks to be between 3-5 p.m. Stay cool, drink plenty of water, stay in air conditioning as much as possible and check on neighbors and the elderly. Heat is the number one killer in the developed world in terms of natural disasters. High temperature in the upper 90s. Heat index as high as 102 F. Winds southwest at 6-11 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts in storms.





(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.)

July 25, 1891: The Kutztown Patriot announces that the impressive reputation of the Keystone State Normal School has gone international. One student from German and one from Russia have enrolled while four students from Cuba have made the journey to Kutztown. "The school is fast gaining a national reputation and if the management of the 'Institution on the Hill' continues in the future as is has done in the past, the school will be one of the foremost of its kind, if not the best, in this country."




As the PSECU Business Advisor, for the past 13 years I've had the distinct pleasure of working with some of the finest staff and faculty in the entire Pennsylvania education community.   My employment through the years at PSECU on campus, has allowed me to meet multiple career goals, and to make many valued friendships.  Many thanks to each of you for supporting a fine organization like PSECU and for your personal support and encouragement to me as I move into the next chapter of life.   It's been my utmost pleasure to represent PSECU to the Kutztown community.  With best regards, Linda Lorincz   



This is a final reminder to anyone who lists URLs to KU websites in publications, PDFs, e-communications, external websites, internal websites, etc.  Please note that links with "" must now be changed.  On August 8, we will redirect all traffic to websites to a central error page that alerts the users of the change and requests they update their links.   By simply removing the 2, you will assist us with the transition to our preferred URLs that begin with  Please make sure your bookmarks and favorites are updated too.



On Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26, parking in lot F-1 (Stratton Administration Bldg.) will be limited.  A vendor will be using approximately 20 spaces in rows 1 & 2 as a staging area for their delivery trucks.  This is in preparation of the summer move of the Modern Language and Social Work departments to Old Main B-wing.  Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.    Questions or concerns should be directed to Tammy Moyer, special project coordinator at



Please welcome the following individuals who begin their careers with KU today.

Sandra Himmelreich, Communications Studies Department secretary

Lisa McSparron, executive assistant for vice president of enrollment management

Stacey Green - assistant director of residence life for programming and leadership development

Rebecca Swoyer - information center assistant.



The McFarland Student Union students and staff are extremely pleased to welcome Ms. Rebecca Swoyer as our new Information Center assistant beginning today, July 25.  Rebecca is returning to KU after leaving to work in the daycare industry.  Her skills and experience will be an asset to the MSU students as well as all KU students, staff and faculty - approximately 7,000 visitors daily to the building.  Please help us welcome Rebecca back to the KU family.  Stop by the Information Desk on the second floor (level 2) of the Student Union and say hello.

                Trisha Scarcia-King, Ph.D., director, McFarland Student Union, Campus Call Center & Division Assessment



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