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July 14, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

   
The State System of Higher Education Board of Governors has approved a bachelor’s degree in social media theory and strategy to be offered at Kutztown University.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA THEORY AND STRATEGY
The State System of Higher Education Board of Governors has approved a bachelor's degree in social media theory and strategy to be offered at Kutztown University.  The program will be available in the fall semester and applications are being accepted at this time.  Click here to read the details.  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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All Day CONNECTIONS Transfer Student Orientation

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Low pressure will move along the stalled out front giving us extensive cloud cover and unsettled weather. Showers and t-storms possible throughout the day. High temperature in the low-80s. Winds southeast at 5 mph. Rainfall between .75-1".

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


CONNECTIONS ORIENTATION TODAY
Please join the CONNECTIONS Orientation Staff in welcoming over 50 new transfer students and their families to campus today for new student orientation. Today's program will begin with check-in starting at 9:15 a.m. in the McFarland Student Union. The program begins at 10 a.m. Course registration and advisement with Faculty begins at 1 p.m. Students and families will meet with staff and faculty throughout the morning to learn about campus and academic life at KU. A student services marketplace will be held in MSU 218 from 9 - 10 a.m. to provide information on services and answer questions. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our KU family!
                CONNECTIONS Orientation Programs


 
TUITION INCREASE APPROVED BY STATE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today approved a 3.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year.  The $127-per-semester increase sets the base tuition rate for most full-time Pennsylvania residents-who comprise about 90 percent of all State System university students-at $3,746 per term, or $7,492 for the full year. Even with the increase, the State System universities will remain the lowest-cost option among all four-year colleges and universities in the state.
Read the State System release here.


                               
CAMPS AND CONFERENCES SCHEDULE
The following camps/conferences will be on campus July 14 - 20, 2017:
5/24/17 - 8/3/17         Lehigh Valley Velodrome (45 guests)
7/08-25/17                    Athlete For Better Education International Basketball (40 guests)
7/11-14/17                    KU Art:  ARU 541 Words and Pictures (20 guests)
7/12-16/17                    US Youth Soccer 2 - Olympic Development Program (650 guests)  
7/13-16/17                    Athletes For Better Education Girls Basketball Team Camp (250 guests)
7/13-16/17                    KU Pennsylvania Art Education Association (25 guests)
7/16-20/17                    All American Tennis I (30 guests)   
7/16-20/17                    US Youth Soccer 3 - Olympic Development Program (450 guests)
7/17-20/17                    Athlete for Better Education Boys Basketball Team Camp (275 guests)
7/18/17                          ASC Financial Workshop (25 guests)
7/19/17                          ASC Financial Workshop (25 guests)

Please make them feel welcome on our campus.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Conference Services (x31359).
                Terry Sitler, director, Conference Services


 
DINING SERVICES VIDEO
This past academic year, KU introduced an innovative meal plan --- here is a look back at how the plan worked.  Click here to view the video. 
 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD


KU PRINT CENTER SCHEDULE CHANGE
July 14
The KU Print Center will close at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14. For any rush projects please call Ilene Stroh at 610-820-559 or email her at ilene.stroh@alphagraphics.com.  Thanks very much.
                The KU Print Center Team


  
GENERATOR LOAD TESTING
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.

7/14       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


 
ANNUAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSPECTIONS
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


  
AFSCME MEMBERS BOWLING PARTY
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 crauenza@kutztown.edu or Annette Christman achristm@kutztown.edu.
                Annette Christman, AFSCME


 
AFSCME 2234 MEETING
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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