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May 24, 2016


The Daily Brief




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

Mix of clouds and some sun for your Tuesday with a chance of showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. Warm with highs in the mid-70s. Check out the latest edition of Monsoon Mike Regensburger & Dr. Michael Davis' weekly weather podcast "Weather & Climate Chat." This week discussing a summer-like pattern that is set to take hold later this week (FINALLY, right?) and if that pattern lasts or is just temporary. What about your holiday weekend? And what about our weekly "climate" topic of the week for the second half of the podcast? This week, discussing the National Weather Service "SkyWarn" program. It's all at




(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 24, 1969: The Rickenbach Research and Learning Center was dedicated in honor of Mary Edna Rickenbach '12.  Rickenbach was born Dec. 2, 1892, in Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, Pa.  After graduating from West Leesport High School in 1909, she attended the Keystone State Normal School for three years, graduating in 1912. In 1919, she was named supervisor of primary grades in Keystone's model school, where she worked to reorganize it and rename it the Training School. In the fall of 1922, Rickenbach became the director of training at KSNS before taking a brief hiatus during which she acquired her bachelor's degree from the Colombia University Teachers College.  Upon her return to Kutztown she was named the acting dean of women and the head of the sociology and psychology department. Rickenbach earned her master's degree from Colombia in 1938 and soon after was named the dean of women. Honored as a leader in education, Rickenbach retired in 1962 after 42 years of service to the Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown State Teachers College and Kutztown State College. She died Dec. 1, 1984, just one day shy of her 92nd birthday.  



The B4 parking lot behind Admissions, the Schock Education House and Maple Manor are currently closed for paving through the end of this week.  Please use lot B2 during this time.



Kutztown University's Emma Sullivan qualified for her second NCAA Championship of the season on Tuesday. The senior was the 21st and final student-athlete selected to compete in the pole vault at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bradenton, Flor. on Thursday, May 26.  Sullivan will compete in the pole vault on May 26 at 2:30 p.m.  Sullivan competed in her first national meet during the indoor season, earning All-America status for her seventh-place finish. During the outdoor season, she punched her ticket with a jump of 12-5.50 at the Greyhound Invitational on April 16.


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