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July 26, 2016


The Daily Brief




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

Weak cool front slips through and while still too hot for many folk's comfort levels, slightly more comfortable humidity levels today. Highs in the low to mid 90s under partly sunny skies. Soft west breezes. Also, just before the weekend, Dr. Davis and Monsoon Mike recorded another "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast. The first in a while in their very busy summer. While the first few minutes may be a little dated discussing this past weekend's forecast, we recommend staying tuned for an educational segment on why it's been so hot this past week ... something meteorologists are calling a "heat dome." Dr. Davis explains what a "heat dome" is and Monsoon Mike and Dr. Davis try to figure out when this general pattern ends. Podcast here:




(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 26, 1975:  Bruce Springsteen plays a concert at Kutztown State College. That evening Springsteen would receive his first copy of his breakout "Born to Run" album, which he listened to on a record player in his room at the Campus Inn. Springsteen hated the album and threw the record into the hotel swimming pool. He then loaded the band in his car and drove back to New York to cancel the project.  Producers talked him out of abandoning the album and released it one month later.



ANNUAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSPECTIONS will occur Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, August 10. Service technicians will be inspecting sprinkler system components such as sprinkler heads, piping, valves and fire pumps in our campus buildings equipped with sprinkler systems. For the most part, the inspection process will be transparent, except where system components may exist in common or other occupied spaces requiring the technician to access a valve or device. This work does not require sounding of alarms in the building, but may result in a discharge of water to the outside of the building through sprinkler drains. Thank you for your cooperation while this important inspection task is performed.
                Stephen Helms, director, Environmental Health and Safety  

August 2, 3 and 4
Candidates for the position of Associate Dean in the College of Business will visit campus over the next few weeks. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus.

August 2 Candidate 1
August 3 Candidate 2
August 3 and 4 Candidate 3

                College of Business  

These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at

Job # Position Emp. Type Closing date
2016-0079 NEW - Client Technology Specialist Full Time 8/8/16
2015-0201 Reposted Applications Developer 2 Full Time 8/12/16
2016-0080 PT Business Consultant Part Time 7/29/16
2016-0094 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0098 Utility Plant Operator 2 Full Time 7/29/16
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 Temporary Part Time 7/29/16
2016-0124 internal SBDC Reading Office Secretary Full Time 8/2/16
2016-0134 MR2 Carpentry/Painter - 2nd shift Full Time 8/5/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary Part Time Continuous
Clerical Pool Fall 2016 Clerical Pool Full Time Continuous

                Human Resources  

Please join me in congratulating Jacqueline Fox and husband Jason on the birth of their daughter.  Emma Marie Fox was born on July 22 at 11:03 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. -6 oz. and 20 inches long. 
                Jesus A. Peña, deputy to the president for Compliance, Equity & Legal Affairs  

Condolences to Bernard McCree, director of Financial Aid Services, whose brother, Adrian Maurice McCree, passed away unexpectedly July 19.  Services for Maurice will be held Tuesday, July 26 at the Church of Christian Unity, Laurel, MS, where he served as Minister of Music.  Expressions of sympathy for Bernard can be sent to the Financial Aid Services Office.
                Joan Holleran, associate director, Financial Aid Services  

IRON PIGS DUGOUT SUITE - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - a few tickets still available
Come join KU Financial Services & Friends for a fun evening at Coca Cola Park in a dugout suite. The unique view from these seats is incredible. The evening includes early admission to the suite, a 2.5 hour buffet (fried chicken, Jaindl turkey BBQ, pasta dish, salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies, fruit and more!) with unlimited soft drinks and waters. A small bar and restroom for just the dugout suites and access to the Club level bar and area. We have a handful of tickets left at $45.00 per person if you would like to join KU Financial & Friends. Email Wendy Pursell with urgency - first come first served!  This event is always a fun one!
                Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts  

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 and 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  



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