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May 12, 2016


The Daily Brief


Kutztown University seniors Rachel Lawes (left) andDanielle Sienko (right) were honored for their success in the classroom and on the softball field on Thursday afternoon. They were named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team.  The Golden Bear duo will now be placed on CoSIDA's Academic All-America ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. Read their story here.



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

It's been sure tough getting some sunshine around here lately, but Thursday "should" be one of those rare "windows" of at least "some" sun. Key word "should" because if we get underneath another stubborn disturbance-produced cloud deck again, it may lean on the cloudier side. Either way, it'll be dry and warm with highs in the low to perhaps mid-70s if we can get enough sun. Don't get used to it though. The drearies are back tomorrow.




(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 26, 1934:  A retirement dinner is held for Amos C. Rothermel, president, and C. L. Gruber, dean, Keystone State Normal School.  Rothermel had served as president for 35 years.  He is the only person to hold the titles of principal and president in the history of KU.  Gruber served KSNS in several capacities for nearly 45 years.  So many wanted to attend the dinner that applications had to be made and the first 476 people who submitted an application with payment were accepted. 



Anyone who expects to have an Enterprise rental vehicle dropped off at parking lot D2 (Keystone Hall) beginning Monday, May 16th until approximately Monday, May 23rd - they will be dropped off right across at the Dixon parking lot during those dates.  Renters will still have access to the key drop box in its location in the D2 lot.  This is due to the parking lot of Keystone Hall being repaved.  You will be notified if the paving takes any longer.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jen Prevoznik in the KU Card Office at (610) 683-4826. 


CONNECTIONS New Student Orientation is gearing up for a busy summer! Please mark your calendars for the following orientation dates:

Transfer Orientation: May 26, June 8 and 22, July 15, August 25 (late registration). 
Freshman/Parent Orientation: June 1,2,3,6,7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, August 24 (late registration)

All summer orientation events (freshman and transfer) will start at the McFarland Student Union Building. Program agendas  will be posted in the Daily Brief next week. Stay tuned for more details!
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation


The PR Committee of the Modern Language Studies Department is pleased to release the Spring 2016 issue of Language Links. Click the link to start reading:


  • Matthew Kuna, commencement speaker
  • MLS Grad Awards
  • Honors College Banquet
  • Recent grad wins Fulbright
  • Faculty/Alumnus Publishing Collaboration 
  • MLS Teachers' Workshop
  • German Students Create and Perform Drama
  • German/Spanish Major Gains Valuable Experience
  • MLS Alumna Publishes Book
  • MLS Scholarship Recipient
  • Student Presents at NECTFL 2016
  • KU Spanish and the Community
  • Sigma Delta Pi Induction
  • #Why I Teach



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