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May 25, 2016


The Daily Brief

John Alfero 

It is my pleasure to congratulate Mr. John Alfero on his retirement from KU's McFarland Student Union, effective this Friday, May 27.  Please take this opportunity to help the MSU congratulation John on his nine years of dedicated service by contacting him via email at or stopping by this week to visit.  John has been an incredible staff member, he is extremely dedicated to his craft as a technician for the MSU and has been a model colleague throughout his tenure with us.  John has two successful careers.  After he retired as a teacher, he joined the MSU family in 2007.  John has requested that we not hold a formal reception in his honor, but I encourage you to send kudos and acknowledgements to him directly.  Although we are all extremely happy for John as he begins a new chapter in his life, we will miss his presence and his dedication tremendously!  
                Trisha Scarcia-King



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

High pressure nudges into the Mid-Atlantic region resulting in sunny skies. Temperatures will begin to rise to some of the warmest readings we've seen so far this year. High temperature in the upper 80s. Winds west at 3-6 mph.




(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 25, 1967:  Italo deFrancesco, the seventh president of Kutztown State College, passes away at the age of 65.  Taking the post in 1959, the year he was named Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association, he was the first president to serve since the college changed its name to Kutztown State College.  He served the college for 31 years.  The deFrancesco Building was dedicated in his memory on May 24, 1969. After deFrancesco's death, Dr. Cyrus E. Beekey is named interim president and is appointed to the permanent position in July of the same year. 




These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at

Job #


Emp. Type

Asst Athletic Coach

Assistant Athletic Coaches


Part Time


Associate Dean of College of Business

Full Time


Dean, College of Education

Full Time


Director of Project Services

Full Time


MR2 - HVAC / Electrical (Tu-Sat 0700-1500)

Full Time


MR2 Carpentry/Painter - 2nd shift

Full Time


Off Shift Facilities Manager

Full Time


internal only

Office Manager for Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

Full Time



Please join the Connections Orientation Team in welcoming more than 120 new transfer students and their families to campus on Thursday, May 26 for Transfer Student Orientation. This event will take place in the McFarland Student Union, Room 218. Check in begins at 8:15 a.m. Students and family members will participate in morning sessions followed by lunch in the Cub Café. Advising sessions begin at 12:30 and 1 p.m.  We appreciate your hospitality in greeting these new students and their families. Please contact the Connections Orientation Office at x34088 with any questions.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation



The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016.



The following camps and conferences will be on campus through June 2.

5/20/16 - 8/04/16            Lehigh Valley Velodrome
5/27/16 - 5/29/16            AFBE Basketball Tournament                     
6/01/16                           Brandywine Heights High School Graduation
6/02/16 - 6/05/16            Northeast Regional Baton Championship




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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