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May 22, 2017


The Daily Brief

The Veterans Services Center and KU Military Club would like to congratulate the Science department for winning this year’s trophy for the “Department with the Most Team Participation” in the 2017 Wounded Warrior 5k Race, held in April.
The Veterans Services Center and KU Military Club would like to congratulate the Science department for winning this year's trophy for the "Department with the Most Team Participation" in the 2017 Wounded Warrior 5k Race, held in April. We thank you for your tremendous support of our student veterans and the veterans in our community, and we can't wait to see you again at next year's race!



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

A lot of clouds around today with some rain showers as a slow-moving front influences the area. Highs in the mid 60s.




Congratulations to new and continuing department chairs. Chairs' assignments are effective May 20, 2017 through one week following commencement May 2020. 
                Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs

Department Name Chairperson
Art Education & Crafts Julia Hovanec
Academic Enrichment Edwin Nieves
Anthropology & Sociology Joleen Greenwood (Jennifer Schlegel - Fall 17 Only)
Art & Art History Christine Atiyeh
Sports Medicine Renard Sacco
Biological Sciences Christopher Sacchi (Carol Mapes - Fall 17 Only)
Business Administration Donna Steslow
Communication Design Denise Bosler
Communication Studies Deryl Johnson
Computer Science & Information Technology Lisa Frye
Counseling & Psychological Services Lisa Coulter
Counselor Education Helen Hamlet
Criminal Justice Jonathan Kremser
Electronic Media * Cara Cotellese
Elementary Education Tracy Keyes
English Andrew Vogel, Chair Anthony Bleach, Asst. Chair
Geography Richard Courtney
History Andrew Arnold
Library & Learning Technologies Krista Prock (Fall 17 Only)
Mathematics Paul Ache
Modern Language Studies Christine Coleman Núñez
Music Jeremy Justeson
Philosophy John Lizza
Physical Sciences Edward Simpson
Political Science & Public Administration Steve Lem
Psychology Gregory Shelley
Rohrbach Library Susan Czerny
Secondary Education Theresa Stahler
Social Work John Vafeas
Special Education Debra Lynch
Sport Management and Leadership Studies Elizabeth Rogol

*Department Name Change: Electronic Media department to Cinema, Television and Media Production department. (Effective 7/1)   



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 ext. 34139 or via email at

May 24 - 25
KU Facilities is planning an upgrade to the SMS Card Access System from Wednesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 25. We anticipate that this upgrade will take two full business days to complete. Authorizing officials will be provided with information outlining the impact of the software upgrade. For campus users of door access/readers: All door readers will continue to function normally during the upgrade process. Thank you for your anticipated patience while we accomplish this necessary upgrade. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities at extension 3-1594.

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

Through 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



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