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May 31, 2017


The Daily Brief




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All Day CONNECTIONS New Student Orientation
All Day PASSHE Purchasing and Contracts Conference
All Day Summer Session I Begins




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


Scattered showers throughout the morning. There could be some thunderstorm activity by the afternoon as uplift gets a little more vigorous. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds south at 5-7 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts in thunderstorms.




May 31
Join the CONNECTIONS Orientation staff and faculty in welcoming new freshmen and their families to campus as they begin their journey as members of the KU community. Freshmen and Parent-Family Orientation begins today, May 31, in the McFarland Student Union Building. For more information, including a copy of the agenda and other details, visit the orientation website. It's Good To Be Golden!
                CONNECTIONS Orientation Programs

I am pleased to announce that tenure has been granted to the following faculty members effective with the 2017 Fall Semester.
Catherine A. Best, Psychology
Kerri L. Cebula, Sport Management & Leadership Studies
Todd A. Dodson, English
Soo K. Goh, Music
Christopher W. Habeck, Biological Sciences
Julia L. Hovanec, Art Education & Crafts
Mauricia A. John, Anthropology & Sociology
Nicole Marie Johnson, Special Education
Joshua A. Miller, Communication Design
Shawn M. Riley, Business Administration
Yasoda Sharma, Social Work
Glenn D. Walters, Criminal Justice
                Kenneth S. Hawkinson, University President

May 31 - June 2
KU Procurement Services is hosting the Spring 2017 PASSHE Purchasing and Contracts conference May 31 thru June 2. The Procurement Services Offices will be closed during this time. We will be checking our email and voice mail as the schedule allows. If anyone has an emergency and needs to reach us please call:
5/31 - 6/1            Mary Eileen Rommeney at ext 34188
6/2                      Maria Hernandez at ext 34106
They will be able to assist you, redirect your call, or reach us in case of an emergency.
                Barb, Anise, Barb and Mary, Procurement Services

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


Kutztown University Radio's summer programming schedule is live! New this summer, more of what helps you get through the workday ... 'Smooth Rock' from the 50s thru today. Educational talk programming every weekday from 5 to 6 p.m. for your drive. Plug your smartphone into your car docking station and stream us via the 'TuneIn' app. Followed in the evening by specialty programming right up until midnight with genres covering blues, indie, alternative, bluegrass, rock, jazz, and dance. In addition, the specialty shows get rolling a little earlier on Wednesdays and Thursdays with jazz at 1 and Synthpop at 4, followed by 60s classic rock on Thursdays at 3 . Check out the full impressive schedule at and click 'Schedule.' This is the 13th summer KUR has been on-the-air since our rebirth in 2005 and we think by far it is our best and most interesting summer of programming. Don't miss it!




Summer Session 1 begins Wednesday, May 31.

May 31
KU Office of Procurement Services will be hosting the 2017 PASSHE Purchasing and Contracts Conference Wednesday, May 31 - Friday, June 2, in the South Dining Hall and Academic Forum.
                Procurement Services

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  




Sign-up now to be a part of the 19th Annual Great Golden Bear Golf Scramble on Monday, June 12, 2017. The scramble will be held at the Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa., for a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and includes a new low price for 2017.  Click here for complete information.


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