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September 8, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Walks with Wynnie

Join us for Walks with Wynnie, Monday at 5:30 p.m. on the patio of the President's House


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

We will have mostly sunny conditions to start the day. We are contending with an amplified trough and the associated cyclonic flow will lead to cumulus development during the afternoon hours. A possible shower or two may occur during the day if enough uplift can be generated. The high temperature will be in the low-70s. Winds west at 5-9 mph.


President Hawkinson would like to share the following message from the Chair of the State System board concerning DACA.

Dear students, faculty and staff:

Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney General announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was established by executive order in 2012 to provide certain protections for the children of illegal immigrants. The Attorney General announced a wind-down process that would provide Congress time to take action regarding the issue.

The State System and its 14-member universities remain committed to providing access to high-quality, affordable education to each and every one of our students. Out of respect for fairness and for the rule of law, we urge Congress to take action that will-once and for all-provide legal clarity to this group of individuals who have been caught in the middle of an immigration dilemma through no fault of their own. In the meantime, our universities will continue to support all 100,000 students who are part of the State System and will encourage them to press on and attain their higher education goals.

Because citizenship status is not a factor in determining eligibility for admission to State System universities, the System is not able to determine what number of its 100,000 students might be affected by the elimination of the DACA program. However, students from the 14 State System universities affected by this issue can receive a no-cost, confidential consultation with the State System's immigration counsel, Goldblum & Pollins, by calling 215- 885-3600. Thank you,
     Cynthia D. Shapira, chair, Board of Governors

Evacuation drills, required by Pennsylvania life safety regulations, are intended to ensure the efficient and safe use of the exit facilities available in case of an emergency. Order and control are the primary purposes of the drill. The evacuation drills will be conducted beginning Monday, Sept. 11, weather permitting and continue through the week. Classroom faculty and staff should be familiar with the basic procedures by guiding building occupants to the nearest available exit, and standing clear from the building at least 100-feet to allow full evacuation of all occupants. Information on building evacuation procedures can be found by visiting the following link and scrolling to Page 3 - Thank you for your cooperation.
     Jeff LaGamba CET, assistant director, Environmental, Health and Safety

Tutoring is available to students free of charge in a variety of subjects. Please encourage students in need of a tutor to sign up in the Tutoring Center, 30 Rohrbach Library, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Additional information is available at
     Thomas Stewart, director, Tutoring Services, Department of Academic Enrichment

Students in Kutztown Universities Vision Program are pairing with the Vision Resource Center of Berks County to host a "Dine in the Dark" to raise awareness of blindness and visual impairments Thursday, Sept. 28, Crowne Plaza, Reading. Tickets can be purchased at or e-mail Nicole Johnson,, with questions. Proceeds from the event will go to the Vision Resource Center and support KU students to present at the National Special Education Conference.
     Nicole Johnson, Department of Special Education


Sept. 9 11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Slippery Rock - Andre Reed Stadium (Stats)
Sept 9 1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Gannon - Keystone Field (Stats)
Sept. 11-15 ALL DAY Evacuation Drills
Sept. 11 5:30 p.m. Walks with Wynnie, Patio, President's House
Sept. 12 11 a.m. Remembrance Day, College Hill Memorial Grove
Sept. 14 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open Studio Day, 223 MSU






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