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May 31, 2016


The Daily Brief

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 2016 Small Businessperson of the Year, Deborah Shutt Brandt 

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry named KU alumna Deborah Shutt Brandt '93, owner and creative director of the Lancaster-based brand design and marketing studio, Fig Industries, the 2016 Small Businessperson of the Year during its annual dinner. Deb established the studio (formerly Moxie House) in 2000, with a mantra of Design for Good. A few years later, her belief that exceptional design and creative communication can transform businesses and communities, led her to create Fig-a direct-mail guide to shopping, dining, arts, and events in small cities and great destinations, encouraging readers to shop local and support independent businesses.  Deb's vision for the business has grown over the past 15 years. Today, Fig Industries has a team of 18 creative professionals offering services across branding, packaging, marketing, photography, custom letterpress, and public relations. In addition, the Fig brand has grown from its flagship in Lancaster to four additional locations including, Bethlehem, Kennett Square, West Chester, and Columbia, S.C.



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1 p.m.                   Residence Halls Open for Summer Session I



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

Any morning fog giving way to partly sunny skies and lower humidity with highs in the mid 80s. Soft northerly breezes.




(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 29, 1928:  Keystone State Normal School officially becomes Kutztown State Teachers College after it grants its first Bachelor of Science degrees at commencement exercises.  Four students are awarded diplomas.




The schedule for the opening rounds of the men's and women's Collegiate Rugby Championships have been released. The women begin play Friday, June 3, and the men on Saturday, June 4. All games will be played at either the Academy Fields or the stadium at Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pa.

KU Women's Rugby
Friday, June 3
11:40 a.m.           KU Women vs. University of Arizona - Academy Field
1:20 p.m.             KU Women vs. Lindenwood University - Academy Field
3:40 p.m.             KU Women vs. Ohio State University - Academy Field
Saturday scheduled is contingent on results from Friday.

KU Men's Rugby
10:20 a.m.           KU Men vs. University of Notre Dame - Academy Field
1 p.m.                   KU Men vs. Boston College - Stadium
4:27 p.m.             KU Men vs. Indiana University - Stadium (NBC)
Sunday schedule is contingent on results from Saturday.

Follow both teams at or throughout the competition.
Tickets are still available at


The bags have been packed, the signs are up - it must be orientation time! June 1 marks the beginning of the Freshman and Parent/Family Orientation Programs!
Please join us in greeting new students and family members. Check-in begins in the MSU. Students and families will also be using Academic Forum and Boehm Science Building. The student program concludes at 4 p.m. The parent program at 3:30 p.m. Parent and family members will be visiting offices throughout the day to attend to last minute business needs. Thank you in advance for your help and support of this important initiative.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation


Stop into your campus store Friday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 31 for a special faculty and staff discount! Receive 30% off your KU apparel purchase with valid KU I.D. Stock up on your summer spirit-wear! 




Emma Sullivan wrapped up a record-breaking and championship-winning career in Florida on Thursday afternoon. Despite not clearing a height, Sullivan experienced her second career NCAA National Track & Field Championship; representing the Kutztown University women's track & field team at the IMG Academy.
Earlier on Thursday, Sullivan was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for the second straight year, placing her on the Academic All-America ballot to be selected in June.



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