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May 13, 2016


The Daily Brief

Tri-County American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Kutztown University's Ryan Baron was recognized by the Tri-County American Red Cross at its annual Berks County Heroes Breakfast on Thursday morning, as the recipient of this year's Adult Good Samaritan Heroes Award.  The American Red Cross Berks County Heroes Breakfast was established 12 years ago in an effort to Read the full story here.



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

Who's ready for rocky weather for two days followed by the return of winter? I'm just the bearer of fantastic news, eh? After finally a delightful Thursday, we're back to the grey and active weather Friday as strong occluded/cold front approaches. The result will be rounds of rain showers and perhaps a thunderstorm or two at any time throughout the day. A brief period of clearing is likely Friday night into early Saturday but hot on its heels, another strong front, this one of which could cause a few strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms Saturday afternoon. 




(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 13, 1988:  Kutztown University announces a 60,000 square-foot addition to the existing North Student Center.  Set to open in 1992, the $6.5 million project will serve nearly 6,900 students.  The North Student Center has only 24,000 square-feet and was built in 1969. 




The Provost's Office is pleased to announce that incoming students will be taking a math placement assessment. Students who will be entering the University Fall 2016 are required to complete the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment. Students have already been notified and encouraged to complete the assessment prior to Connections. Information about this initiative can be found at:

The assessment will determine the appropriate mathematics course for each student. However, along with serving a diagnostic function, ALEKS provides students with opportunities to be re-assessed but only after completing a preparation and learning module. We believe this assessment is a valuable addition to our efforts to promote student success at KU and we want to recognize the leadership of the Mathematics department and the Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Please contact Dr. Paul Ache, chair of the Department of Mathematics, for additional information.
                Dr. Anne E. Zayaitz, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs


The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.

Clerk Typist 3
Women's Center / GLBTQ Resource Center
Posting End Date: 5/27/2016

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources


Anyone who expects to have an Enterprise rental vehicle dropped off at parking lot D2 (Keystone Hall) beginning Monday, May 16 until approximately Monday, May 23 - 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. 


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



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