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May 16, 2017


The Daily Brief

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced Kutztown University as a finalist in its nationwide Community Bank Case Study Competition. The student team will now advance to the final round of competition and a chance to win a $1,000 CSBS scholarship for each member of the team, an opportunity to present their case at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research and Policy Conference and an opportunity to have their work published. CSBS will announce first, second and third place winning teams Thursday, May 25 live via Twitter during the annual state and federal banking regulator forum in New Orleans.  Competition finalists were chosen among 33 undergraduate student teams from universities and colleges around the U.S. The Community Bank Case Study Competition encourages students to explore community banking by partnering student teams with local banks to conduct original case studies. The 2017 competition focused on management and board succession planning at local community banks.   Other finalists include Bloomsburg University, Iowa State University, Texas Tech University and The University of Akron.  



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


Fantastic stretch coming up after all that dreariness and chill from the first half of the month. How’s another day of sunshine with temperatures improving to near 80 today? Enjoy! Light west winds.




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


Summertime means nothing to Kutztown University Radio when it comes to how other University stations go dark or air tons of repeats. KUR has a full summer slate of programming this season. Check out the website at and click 'Schedule.' We think you'll be impressed. Also, tune in today at 3 p.m. for a 'Kutztown Live EXTRA' where we'll be talking with Lori from the NE Chamber and some folks involved in the WK&S Civil War Days coming to Kempton this coming weekend, followed by another interview in our series of interviews with successful KUR alumni. It's all on your Radio Voice of Kutztown University, KUR!

AFSCME Local 2234 is doing a streak-less microfiber cloth fund raiser. The cloths are $5 each. Cash or check  written to AFSCME Local 2234.  If you didn't purchase one several years ago, you may want to try one out this time.  I can attest to how great they are for cleaning glass, car windows and mirrors as well as numerous other items.  You won't be disappointed with it. 
Please see the following members if you're interested:
Chris Ferris-BH 223, Donna Delong-DF 131, Annette Christman-SH 115, Tracy Reidenhour-SH 4th floor, Vern Vlaun-AD 115, Tish Manwiller-AD 225, Fran Melchionne -OM 114, Kathy Malloy-Graduate Center 201, Tanya Faust-Beekey 131, Andrea Buno-DF 106, Ray Dunkle, OM, Dave Phillips-Facilities
                Chris Ferris, AFSCME




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

May 16 - June 8
Annual fire alarm testing will be conducted in the university's education and general purpose buildings, during the next several weeks. This testing is performed to ensure the alarm and mass notification systems are functioning properly. While every effort has been made to schedule this testing around classes, events and other special activities during the daytime hours, test technicians will also be conducting testing during the evenings and some Saturdays due to unavoidable conflicts during the weekday. We appreciate your cooperation while we ensure our life safety systems are operating optimally.
                Jeffrey LaGamba, CET, assistant director, Environmental, Health and Safety

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.

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.  Dr. Ridener's C.V. can be viewed or printed from here: (KU login/password required)
                Anne Zayaitz Ph.D., provost & vice president for Academic Affairs

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

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., 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 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

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




 The turf replacement project at University Field at Andre Reed Stadium officially got underway on Monday, May 15. Fans can follow long throughout the summer project through the live webcam. The project is scheduled to be completed in early-August.
The turf replacement project at University Field at Andre Reed Stadium officially got underway on Monday, May 15. Fans can follow long throughout the summer project through the live webcam. The project is scheduled to be completed in early-August.





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