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May 11, 2016


The Daily Brief




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6 p.m.                   MBA Information Session, deFran 207



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

Atmospheric disturbance to ride along a slow moving frontal system. Partly sunny skies will be in store but areas to our south could see some rainfall. High temperature in the upper 60s. Winds calm.




(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.)

May 8, 1964:  Dr. Charles H. Boehm '21 retires from his position as state superintendent of public instruction to take a position with the U.S. State Department in Bogota Columbia. Boehm graduated from Keystone Normal School in 1921 and then went on to earn degrees from Franklin and Marshall College, Columbia University and Rutgers University.  The Boehm Science Center was named in his honor in 1962 for his support of science education.  Also named in his honor is the Charles H. Boehm High School in the Pennsbury School District.  Boehm died in 1985.  



The 2015-2016 Keystone Yearbook is here.  This is our second annual yearbook and represents The Keystone's attempt to maintain an important historical connection between the past and the present. Each year, we try to do a little more.  Last year, we provided articles that staff deemed "historically relevant," as taken from the pages of The Keystone Newspaper.  This year, we followed the same model, but were also able to add 24 photos of various student groups as submitted through KUnited. In the future, we hope to add even more photos of student groups, along with content written specifically for the yearbook.  I am in conversation with several of my colleagues in the history department, who have suggested that history majors might be excellent candidates to put together articles related to the history of KU and / or Kutztown, which we would love to have.  That said, these opportunities are open to students from any major.  We would love to add more photos, in general, so if you know of any students who are interested in taking photos for the yearbook next year, please send them to me.  The same goes for any student who might be interested in writing for the yearbook.  We need help. We will resume yearbook activity in the fall.  I'll send an email in September, asking for contributions/ interested students.  Then we'll go from there. 

Thanks for all of your support throughout the year. 
                Michael Downing, advisor


AFSCME 2234 members, please be advised that our membership meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month.  May 16, 2016 our monthly union meeting will be held on the KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250.  Refreshment will be provided.  Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234


May 14, 9:30 a.m.
Join us for our 2nd annual KU Alumni Indulgence Tour on May 14. This tour will gather in the parking lot behind the Wiesenberger Alumni Center. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp!  Our first stop will be to Miesse Candies in Lancaster. There we will enjoy a factory tour and time to purchase some goodies in their shop. Our next stop will be Bube's Brewery in Mt. Joy where you may enjoy beer tastings, a guided tour of the brewery and purchase a delicious lunch. Our final indulgence will take place at the Lancaster Beer & Wine Gallery in Bird-in-Hand. This winery has over 30 wines to sample and also houses a beer store on the premises! Our arrival time back on campus should be close to 5:30 p.m. Cost for the tour is $35, which includes all tours and tastings. For more information, please visit or call x3-4910. 
                Cheryl Swavely, alumni events manager



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