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May 15, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

   
2017 KU Graduation
KU held three commencement ceremonies this past weekend, graduating more than 1,300 students.  Thank you to all who played a part in making Friday and Saturday special for our graduates.  Photos from both days can be viewed by clicking the links below.   
Friday Evening Commencement
Saturday Morning Commencement
Saturday Afternoon Commencement  


 
Dr. George Fiore, superintendent, Kutztown Area School District; Julia Vicente, superintendent, Wyomissing School District; Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, Kutztown University; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Dr. Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean, KU College of Education; Andrew Potteiger, superintendent, Brandywine Heights School District; and Dr. Robert Pleis, superintendent, Twin Valley School District.
Photo:  L to R - Dr. George Fiore, superintendent, Kutztown Area School District; Julia Vicente, superintendent, Wyomissing School District; Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, Kutztown University; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Dr. Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean, KU College of Education; Andrew Potteiger, superintendent, Brandywine Heights School District; and Dr. Robert Pleis, superintendent, Twin Valley School District.
 

The Kutztown University College of Education signed an agreement with four Berks County school districts on May 11.  The three-year agreement creates a Professional Development School Program at KU to enhance teaching and learning for PK-12 students.  Participating schools include the Brandywine Heights Area School District, Kutztown Area School District, Twin Valley School District and the Wyomissing Area School District.   Read the complete story here.  


   
Congratulations to Dr. Carole V. Wells on being the recipient of the Bateman – Schaeffer Award for outstanding dedication to the University Senate.
Congratulations to Dr. Carole V. Wells on being the recipient of the Bateman - Schaeffer Award for outstanding dedication to the University Senate.   


   
Congratulations to Kathy Loomis RN, university nurse, on being named KU Employee of the Month for April 2017.
Congratulations to Kathy Loomis RN, university nurse, on being named KU Employee of the Month for April 2017.  Read her nomination here.  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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5 p.m. AFSCME Meeting, MSU 223

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

The pressure gradient between a departing low pressure near Nova Scotia and a strengthening high pressure in the southeast United States will produce a windy day. Mostly sunny conditions are expected. High temperature near 70. Winds northwest at 18-22 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


LIBRARY ENTRANCE RELOCATION
Beginning Thursday, May 18, the main entrance to Rohrbach Library will be closed for renovations.  Entry to the library will be through the rear access door on the northeast corner of the building across from the DeFrancesco Building.  Circulation, Interlibrary Loan and Reserves will operate out of Rohrbach Library 25 throughout the summer.  We apologize in advance to our patrons for any inconvenience this may cause. 


 
SUMMER HOURS
As in past years, the university will initiate summer hours beginning  today, May 15.  These hours will remain in effect until a week before the start of classes Friday, August 18.  Summer hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a half-hour lunch.  Anyone who has a need to maintain the normal winter hours may submit a request through their supervisory line.  Approval for such a request will be at the Vice Presidential level.  
Enjoy summer! 


 
MAINTENANCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Please be advised there will be an electrical contractor upgrading the street lights on South Campus Drive Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16. South Campus Drive will not be closed to traffic while the work is being completed.
                Thomas Green, Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities




SAVE THE DATE! 
May 19, 8:30 a.m.
We would like to extend an opportunity for you to come to an Open Forum for the Kutztown University College of Education Dean position.  Dr. Barbara Ridener's presentation followed by Q & A is scheduled for Fri., May 19, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. in the Academic Forum, room 103 . 
                Anne Zayaitz Ph.D., provost & vice president for Academic Affairs


 
NEW TO KU
Please welcome the following individuals who join the KU family this week. 
James Carideo, Senior Associate Director Financial Aid
Natasha Custodio, Training / Intake Coordinator
Kyle Latimer, Summer Tradesman Painter
Leah Dietrich, Summer Tradesman Painter
Anna Behm, Summer Tradesman Painter
Timothy Jany, Summer Tradesman Painter
Korey Lantaff, Summer Tradesman Painter


   

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

Below you will find events scheduled for the current week.  Events further out are located in the "In Case You Missed It" section.  If you don't see your event, please submit it to us at dbrief@kutztown.edu.
  
AFSCME 2234 MEETING
May 15, 5 p.m.
AFSCME 2234 members, please be advised of our Membership Meeting on Monday, May 15, at 5 p.m. in MSU 223. We will be discussing changes to our local constitution. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Refreshments will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, Secretary Local 2234


  
SPRING FERTILIZER AND WEED CONTROL APPLICATION
May 17
On May 17, Tomlinson Bomberger will be on campus to complete our annual spring fertilizer and weed control application. They will start around 6:30 a.m. Please avoid walking across turf areas until they have dried. Depending on the weather on that day, the turf is typically dry within 30 minutes of the application being finished. A rain date has not been scheduled. Should the application be postponed because of rain, a new date will be posted in the Daily Brief. Thank you for your patience.


  
CAMPUS WIDE ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN
May 20
Please be advised of the campus wide electrical shutdown on May 20. Old Main will lose power at 2 a.m. and the entire campus will lose power at 6 a.m. Power will be restored to the entire campus by noon on May 20. There are numerous generators on campus that will be enabled during the shutdown, however, some generators provide power to the entire building while others may only power emergency lighting. Please contact me if you require additional information.
Thank you for your cooperation.
                Thomas Green, Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities



STOREROOM INVENTORY

May 22 - 25
The University Storeroom will be conducting our Annual Inventory the week of May 22 - 25.  During this time the Storeroom will be unable to make campus deliveries.  We will resume our regular delivery schedule on Friday, May 26.  While the storeroom is conducting Inventory, the SAP System will not allow users to process material reservations online.  The University Storeroom will begin running the necessary transactions in preparation for Inventory at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 19. It is imperative that campus users refrain from attempting to use the material reservation transaction codes during this time.  The System will resume accepting material reservation transactions beginning on Friday, May 26.

Please remember that users should NOT attempt to input material reservations during this time, the transaction will not only be rejected but it will also have an impact on the Storeroom Inventory Process. If you have any questions, concerns, or emergency needs during this time, please feel free to contact Tim Good, storeroom supervisor at x-34139 or via email at good@kutztown.edu.


 
CONNECTIONS
May 25 The next Transfer Orientation is Thursday, May 25. Freshmen and Parent-Family Orientation begins Wednesday, May 31.
                CONNECTIONS Orientation Programs

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

SOFTBALL SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE
The Kutztown University softball team capped its 2017 campaign and second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance Saturday, falling 10-2 in five innings to the University of Charleston (WV) in KU's third game of the tournament at West Virginia Wesleyan College's Culpepper Field.  The Golden Bears conclude with a 31-17 record, their 29th winning season in 30 years, and their second-straight season competing in and winning a game at the NCAA Tournament.
 

 

CAMPUS DINING

 

 


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