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June 8, 2016


The Daily Brief

Kutztown Community Partnership, KU students and faculty Native Garden 

KU students and faculty recently assisted the Kutztown Community Partnership with planting a native garden around the welcome sign located on Route 737.  Read their story here.



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All Day                  CONNECTIONS New Student Orientation



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

Cloudy conditions in the morning will yield to a vigorous shortwave by late morning / early afternoon. Showers and a possible thunderstorm by the afternoon. However, there is not much in the way of instability so thunderstorms will have a difficult time developing. Be mindful of the thunderstorm threat nonetheless. High temperature in the upper 60s. Winds west at 7-12 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts locally.




(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.)

In June, 1985, the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education approves the creation of the College of Business at Kutztown University.  The new college encompasses the existing departments of Accounting, General Business and Management, Marketing and Economics. 



Bethany Tirrell, of Pawtucket, RI, has been awarded a Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship. Tirrell is a physics and astronomy major at Kutztown University. She is the first Kutztown University student to be awarded this scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to full-time students attending an accredited Pennsylvania college or university with outstanding academic records who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2016. Students must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in science, engineering, or mathematics and likely to pursue a career in an area of interest to NASA with demonstrated potential for graduate study. Scholars will participate in mentoring or educational outreach activities (for grades K-12 or the general public) for a minimum of ten hours per semester.


Please join us in welcoming over 50 new students to Connections Transfer Orientation. The event will take place in the McFarland Student Union Building, Rm. 218. The program will begin with a student services marketplace, followed by morning sessions and lunch. Academic advising will begin at 12:30 p.m. for exploratory majors and 1 p.m. for declared majors.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation


Andrew Vogel, Chair of the Department of English, will be featured on BCTV's monthly segment Poet's Pause, hosted by Doug Arnold, tonight, June 7 at 7 p.m. Beyond his scholarly work, Vogel has published poetry in The Blue Collar Review, The Heartland Review, Spring Street, Off the Coast, The Lehigh Valley Review, Clark Street Review, Slant Poetry Journal, The Evergreen Review, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Listening Eye, The Red River Review, and Plainsongs


The University Storeroom will be conducting our Annual Inventory the week of June 20 - 23, 2016.  During this time the storeroom will be unable to make campus deliveries.  We will resume our regular delivery schedule on Friday, June 24.

While the storeroom is conducting Inventory, the SAP System will not allow users to process Material Reservations online.  The University Storeroom will begin running the necessary transactions in preparation for inventory at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 17. It is imperative that campus users refrain from attempting to use the Material Reservation transaction codes during this time.  The System will resume accepting Material Reservation transactions beginning on Friday, June 24.

Please remember that users should NOT attempt to input Material Reservations during this time, the transaction will not only be rejected but it will also have an impact on the Storeroom Inventory Process.

If you have any questions, concerns, or emergency needs during this time, please feel free to contact Tim Good, storeroom supervisor at x-34139 or via email at:




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