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October 13, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Interim Chancellor visits KU
L to R: Mr. Mark M. Gillen, representative, 128th District, House of Representatives, Pennsylvania; Ms. Cynthia D. Shapira, chair, State System of Higher Education Board of Governors; Dr. Karen M. Whitney, interim chancellor, State System of Higher Education; Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Ms. Judith L. Schwank, senator, 11th Senatorial District, Pennsylvania.   

Dr. Karen M. Whitney, interim chancellor, Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, visited Kutztown University on Wednesday, Oct. 11. During her visit, Whitney met with students, faculty leaders, administrators, legislators and members of the local media.

Whitney was named interim chancellor in August after Chancellor Frank T. Brogan announced his retirement. She took office in September. Prior to her appointment, she was the 16th president of Clarion University since 2010.


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

Onshore flow will sustain a thick stratus deck. High pressure toward New England will keep the cloud cover low to the ground. Scattered showers are possible by the afternoon. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds east at 7 mph.


Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and Wynnie on a walk around campus Monday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Walkers should meet on the back porch of the President's residence. Waste bags will be provided for those who bring their own dogs. Refreshments will be served at the President's residence at the conclusion of the walk.


Oct. 14 8 a.m. - noon STEM Open House, BH
Oct. 14 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Delaware, Rugby Pitch
Oct. 16 5 p.m. AFSCME, 223 MSU
Oct. 16 5:30 p.m. Walks with Wynnie, President's patio
Oct. 18 9 a.m. Teen Library Day, SA
Oct. 18 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Faculty Appreciation, Wiesenberger Alumni Center
Oct. 21   Fall Admissions Open House, various locations
Oct. 21 2 p.m. Rugby vs. Army West Point, Rugby Pitch


Friday, Oct. 13
7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Saturday, Oct. 14
Noon     Football vs. East Stroudsburg (Pink Zone) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Audio)
1 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Sunday, Oct. 15
1 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. IUP - Keystone Field (Live Stats)


Oct. 15, 2 p.m.
BINGO supporting the Kutztown Community Library 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, at Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble St. Fabulous prizes from local merchants and artisans, specials, raffles, door prizes and baked goods will be available. Tickets available in advance at the library for $20 for 20 games--6 cards each game or $25 the day of the event at the Fire Co.  Ticket includes hot dog, chips and drink. For more information 610-683-5820


Oct. 16, 5 p.m.
We will be taking nominations for officers and executive board members at our next membership meeting Monday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in 223 MSU. If you are interested in running for an office, please plan to be there. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Food will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

I-476 CLOSURE OCT. 13-16
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour from Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge. The detour will occur from 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, through 4 a.m., Monday, Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (#56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (#95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80. For complete information visit

Oct. 17
The rain from Tropical Storm Nate on Oct. 9, made it impossible to perform our annual fall fertilizer and weed control application on that day. The application is rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct.17. Since the application could not be performed when there were no scheduled classes, the application will be modified from the original posting. The application in the common areas and around buildings will consist only of fertilizer. There will not be any weed control applied around buildings or in common areas. Weed control applications will only take place on and adjacent to our athletic fields. The athletic fields should be completed early in the morning and can be accessed as soon as they are dry. The common areas can be accessed at any time.  The entire campus-wide treatment should be completed by 11 a.m.
     Will Meeker, director of Campus Services, Facilities




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