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July 5, 2017


The Daily Brief

John C. Green 

John Green, associate vice president for Communications, Marketing and External Affairs, has announced his retirement effective July 28.

John heads a seven-department division which includes University Relations, University Marketing, Intercollegiate Athletics, Sports Medicine, Conference Services, KU Presents and the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. 

John started at KU in June 2009 after long tenure with the Gannett Company. His many accomplishments through the past eight years have included the development of a marketing department and several marketing campaigns, including the recent "It's Good to Be Golden" re-branding campaign; supervision of University Relations, which coordinated the award-winning KU Sesquicentennial Celebration; and providing leadership for the many successful events hosted by KU Presents, the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center and Conference Services. John took on Intercollegiate Athletics and Sports Medicine in 2011 and helped manage several Golden Bear programs through their most successful periods in school history.

President Hawkinson thanked John at the recent Council of Trustees meeting and said the following: "John brought enormous experience from the marketing and public affairs world and we have greatly benefited from his leadership. He has had a wide range of responsibilities, and I am so grateful for the fantastic job he did in managing our new rebranding efforts over the last 18 months. I wish him the best as he moves on to the next phase of his life."

Matt Santos, KU's director of University Relations, will serve as interim associate vice president while a search for John's successor is conducted.



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10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kutztown Folk Festival, Fairgrounds
7 p.m. Summer Chamber Music Festival, Kutztown Park Band Shell




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

High pressure to move across the Great Lakes which will yield fair skies. Some moisture to be brought in from the east producing some cloud cover. No precipitation risk for the day. Partly cloudy skies are expected. High temperature in the low-80s. Winds east at 5-8 mph.




July 27, 2 - 4 p.m.
Please join us 2 - 4 p.m., Thursday, July 27, Formal Dining Room, 223 MSU, for refreshments and to wish John the very best on his new adventure.
                Division of Communications, Marketing and External Affairs

Enterprise's daily rental rates increased effective July 1. Please check the website for the most current rates.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
                Jennifer Prevoznik, customer service coordinator, KU Card Office

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




July 1 - 9
All Kutztown University Staff are welcome to attend the Kutztown Folk Festival during your lunch break from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. free of charge. Please present your Kutztown University ID for admittance. The festival is scheduled from July 1 - 9. We look forward to seeing you.


Music without Borders
Wednesday, July 5, 7 p.m.
Kutztown Park Band Shell, 440 East Main Street
A potpourri of classical and popular favorites performed by faculty and festival participants.

The Essence of The Piano
Thursday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.
Schaeffer Auditorium
A variety of works for piano(s) performed by festival participants.

The Edge of Expression
Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.
Schaeffer Auditorium
Performed by festival participants.

Passion and Precision
Saturday, July 8, 2 p.m.
Schaeffer Auditorium
Performed by festival participants.

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.

7/5         Heat Plant
7/6         SDH outside
7/7         Dixon Hall
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



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