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July 10, 2017


The Daily Brief

Dr. Christine Saidi, associate professor of history
Dr. Christine Saidi's blog about her trip to Africa this summer can be found HERE.  The blog chronicles her research in the Bantu Matrilineal Belt.  



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All Day Summer Session 2 Begins




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


High pressure to control our weather on Monday. An amplifying trough is likely to pass the area by late afternoon. With winds out of the south, the atmospheric moisture will be increasing making for a humid day. The increased moisture could spark some thunderstorm activity after 11 a.m. While the large scale atmospheric uplift does not look conducive for any organized convective based storms, the threat does exist for a storm or two. High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds south at 5-8 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts where storms occur.




Annual fire sprinkler system inspections will occur Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 28.  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.
                Jeffrey LaGamba, CET, assistant director, Environmental Health and Safety

Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30
We cordially invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, activists and independent scholars to prepare presentations for the inaugural Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. We encourage professionals from a wide variety of fields to submit a presentation and workshop proposals with specific learning outcomes focused on the topics of politics, healthcare, law, education, academic research, the arts and advocacy as it relates to the LGBT community. Proposals are due on August 4. For more information, please use the link provided here: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
                Christine Price, director, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center




Our annual generator load testing has been scheduled for the following buildings and dates. These test dates are subject to the weather. Should changes be necessary based on the weather we will make notice as soon as we know the reschedule date.

7/10       Facilities
7/11       Lehigh Hall
7/12       Schaffer
7/13       Boehm
7/14       Beck Hall
7/17       Sharadin Art
7/18       Academic Forum
****Stratton Administration is yet to be determined but will occur on a Saturday

This process will not interrupt the electrical service to the building. The only potential inconvenience may be the noise of the generator, primarily noticeable outside the building. In most interior building locations the noise is not audible or will be very faint. The test usually lasts between 2-4 hours, and the generators will start running about 9-10 a.m. on the designated day.
                Will Meeker, director of Campus Services, Facilities

July 15, 1 p.m.Please join us for open bowling, pizza, and soft drinks, Saturday, July 15 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Heister's Lanes, Reading, Pa. Bring your team or join others for up to 6 players per lane. RSVP: Cindy Rauenzahn or Annette Christman
                Annette Christman, AFSCME



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