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May 17, 2017


The Daily Brief

Brandon Raguz
KU junior Brandon Raguz was 1-of-20 student-athletes selected to compete in the pole vault at the NCAA National Championships in Bradenton, Fla. The pole vault is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m.  Raguz's was 1-of-3 with a mark of 5.01m to make the field of 20. He is 1-of-3 from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in the pole vault, joining Derek Horton of IUP and Jordan Pacheco of Slippery Rock.  The junior is a four-time All-Region and All-PSAC selection. He recently posted his fifth top-five and third runner-up finish at the PSAC Championships two weeks ago. His best mark this season was 16-5.25 for fourth in school history at the Georgian Court Last Chance Meet last weekend.  



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All Day Spring Fertilizer and Weed Control Application




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


Abundant sunshine with near-record high termperatures close to 90 degrees.




May 17
Tomlinson Bomberger will be on campus to complete our annual spring fertilizer and weed control application on May 17. They will start around 6:30 a.m. Please avoid walking across turf areas until they have dried. Depending on the weather, the turf is typically dry within 30 minutes of the application being finished. Thank you for your patience.

May 19, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Communication Design Department is excited to announce our third Hate the Hate art creation day Friday, May 19, from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in rooms 209 - 212 of the Sharadin Arts Building.  We will spend the day with students from local high schools and middle schools to discuss tolerance, celebrate diversity and make inspiring images. The students will formulate their messages, hand carve printing blocks, ink and print multiple copies that they can trade and share. The images and messages created at this event will be positive and non-partisan in nature.  We will be working with several image making techniques such as silk screening, letterpress and block printing. 
                Vicki Meloney, Communication Design

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. Team members are Stephen Hilborn, Chris Kane, Jim Pyne and Connor Tait.  The team is led by Dr. John Walker, Department of Business Administration.  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. 

The PR Committee of the Department of Modern Language Studies is pleased to release the spring 2017 issue of Language Links.  Please click here to view:




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 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 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




Savannah Nierintz
Senior Savannah Nierintz was voted All-Atlantic Region for the second time in her career on Monday, as the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) released its 2017 All-Atlantic Region/District Team.  A 2015 First Team selection, Nierintz earned a position on the Second Team on Monday, becoming the first Golden Bear since 2010 to be chosen All-Region by the D2CCA multiple times.    


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