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July 12, 2017


The Daily Brief

KU Employee of the Month May 2017 Kathy Sue Traylor

Congratulations to Kathy Sue Traylor, Communication Design, on being named KU Employee of the Month for May 2017.  Read Kathy's nomination here.    



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12 p.m. State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, 




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


Another warm, humid day in store as southerly flow continues. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible as a cold front approaches the region for Thursday. Uplift could be augmented by the energy associated with a storm system passing the Great Lakes. This is the same energy that produced tornadoes in the High Plains. High temperature in the upper-80s. Winds southwest at 5-11 mph. Rainfall less than .1" with higher amounts where storms occur




The State System of Higher Education Board of Governors will meet today, July 12, at 12 p.m.  The consultant assisting with the Strategic System Review will share its recommendations during today's meeting, after the regular committee business.  The Board of Governors will then review the findings and determine next steps in the months ahead.  In addition, the Board of Governors will set the tuition rate for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The meeting will be streamed live at beginning at noon. 

Recreational Services is looking for a faculty advisor for the Fencing Club. The advisor donates their time working with the club to assure compliance with the University policies and to assist in the learning and development of student participants. Other duties include advising the board in creating yearly budgets, providing approval for club financial transactions, attending club meetings, games, matches, or performances when possible, and serve as a source of information for the students. If you are interested in becoming the advisor for the club, please contact Matt Barrett, coordinator of structured sports, at

AFSCME Local 2234 members, please save a tree by purchasing a Streak-Less Microfiber Cloth.  The cloths are $5 each.  Cash or Check (AFSCME Local 2234) is fine.  If you didn't purchase one several years ago, you may want to try one out this time.  I can attest to how great they are for cleaning glass, car windows and mirrors as well as numerous other items.  You won't be disappointed with it.  Please see the following members if you're interested:  Chris Ferris-BH 223, Donna Delong-DF 131, Annette Christman-SH 115, Tracy Reidenhour-SH 4th floor, Vern Vlaun-AD 115, Tish Manwiller-AD 225, Fran Melchionne -OM 114, Kathy Malloy-Graduate Center 201, Tanya Faust-Beekey 131, Andrea Buno-DF 106, Ray Dunkle, OM, Dave Phillips-Facilities, Eric Furst-Facilities
                Chris Ferris, Secretary Local 2234



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.

7/12       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 10 - 28
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

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

July 17, 5 p.m.
AFSCME 2234 members, please be advised of our Membership Meeting will be Monday, July 17 at 5 p.m. in MSU 223.  Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month.  Refreshment will be provided. 
Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, Secretary Local 2234



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