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July 10, 2014


The Daily Brief


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Annual fire pump testing will be conducted in Bonner, Dixon and Old Main buildings today, beginning at approximately 9 a.m.  The pump testing will result in a large quantity of water being discharged into adjacent parking lot areas and the street in front of Old Main.  Please use caution, when flowing water is observed, if walking or driving near those areas; avoid the moving water.  It is estimated each test will take approximately an hour to complete.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Stephen Helms, director, Office of Environmental, Health and Safety

Office Closure - The Office of the Registrar will be closed on Friday, July 11 from 8 a.m.. - noon for the staff to attend a half-day workshop.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Michelle Hughes, University Registrar

Maintenance Alert: Traffic on South Campus Drive will be diverted to the East side of the Golden Bear Plaza  from 8:00 to 12:00 on Friday, July 11, for maintenance in the steam manhole. Please contact me if there are concerns. Thank you.

Tom Green, director, Facilities Energy Management & Campus Utilities

Kutztown University communications studies assistant professor Dr. Keith Massie served as a topic expert in Wednesday's Reading Eagle for an article on posting emotional information on social media. The article also notes that Dr. Massie co-chairs an interdisciplinary task force at KU that is developing a minor in digital communication and new media.  Subscribers can access the Reading Eagle website at

Matt Santos, director, University Relations

Please join us in welcoming another Golden Bear to this world.  Travis William Burstein was born at 10:46 pm on July 3, 2014.  He was 6 lbs. 13 ozs.  Congratulations to his dad, Erik (Head Women's Soccer Coach), his mom, Brigitte, and his big brother Gavin.

Greg Bamberger, director, Athletics

Save the Date Reminder:   August 21, 2014 - The 2014 General Education and Assessment at Kutztown University Workshop will be held on August 21, 2014 from 9:00 to 2:30 in the Multipurpose Room, SUB.  This year's theme is aligning KU's General Education learning outcomes, assessments via the KU reporting templates, and assignments, and the facilitator will be Dr. Terry Rhodes, Vice President for the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment at the Association of American Colleges & Universities. The workshop's objective is to facilitate conversations among faculty about their General Education- related assignments, and to promote greater intentionality in the connections of assignments to learning goals.  Along with presentations by Dr. Rhodes, several KU faculty will be sharing their General Education-related assignments in a Speed Learning session. This event is co-sponsored by the General Education Assessment Committee, General Education Committee, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, and the Office of Assessment. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Kathi Malloy at or 6-5933.

Gil Clary, assistant vice provost, Assessment

Tune into KUR beginning at 11:30 a.m. for a 2 hour and 30 minute community service block of programming. At 11:30 a.m., it's another edition of "The People Chronicles." In this edition, Jackie gets to meet Stephanie Grace, who talks about her music, her mentors, and her message against bullying. Then at 11:50 a.m., Mike sits down with Alex Saddic of the band "The GoAround." "The GoAround" will be playing in nearby Boyertown Friday night. After the interview, listen for your chance to win tickets. At noon, it's "The Cyberden" with Mike McVicar, exposing local and obscure artists followed at 1 by "This Way Out," the international gay/lesbian radio magazine and at 1:30 "Fifty One Percent," the women's issues magazine. KUR is your community service radio station providing diversity and multiculturalism in a wasteland of corporate radio boredom. Stream us live at

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR