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July 18, 2014


The Daily Brief


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Larry R. Mugridge, professor emeritus of mathematics, who died Wednesday evening.  Mugridge was on the faculty at KU from 1972 until his retirement in 2011.  Kutztown's Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research is named in his honor.

"Dr. Mugridge was described by his students and peers as 'patient, understanding and enthusiastic about mathematics,'" said Anne E. Zayaitz, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  "He was known to have an excellent sense of humor." 

Mugridge often provided the campus with an entertaining impersonation of Elvis as pictured above at a 2009 KU social event.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his daughter, Dr. Lyn McQuaid, associate professor of mathematics at KU.  Services will be private.  Memorial contributions can be made to the KU Foundation Attention: Mathematics Endowed Scholarship Fund.  Condolences may be sent to Dr. Lyn McQuaid, 1969 Strathmore Drive, Macungie, PA  18062.


Read Dr.Mugride's Obituary



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8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.            Connections Orientation for Transfer Students



The University Relations Office is currently updating our Media Resource Guide.  We are contacting all participants by email to ensure that they still wish to be in the guide and their contact information.  Our goal is to produce an updated guide once our new faculty members arrive in the fall.  If you receive an email about the process from myself, or my student Jodi Wagner, and have questions please feel free to contact me at  Thank you all for your support.

David Johnson, University Relations



Are you interested in helping welcome new students on move-in day? On Saturday, August 23, Kutztown will be welcoming hundreds of new students into the residence halls.  We need your help!  Please take a moment to sign yourself up to help on Move-In Day.  In August you will be emailed an assignment of one shift, three hours long, to work between the hours of 7 a.m.  and 3 p.m. 


To sign up, please fill out the form on KUnited at the web site below. Your KUnited username is your entire KU email address and your KUnited password is your KU email password. Thank you in advance!

Jenni Rach, assistant director, Office of Student Involvement




The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.



Administrative Assistant 1

College of Business

Posting End Date: 7/24/2014


Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.

Human Resources



Annual fire sprinkler system inspections will occur Monday, July 21 through Tuesday, Aug. 5.  Service technicians will be inspecting sprinkler system components such as sprinkler heads, piping, valves and fire pumps in our campus buildings equipped with sprinkler systems. For the most part, the inspection process will be transparent, except where system components may exist in common or other occupied spaces requiring the technician to access a valve or device. This work does not require sounding of alarms in the building, but may result in a discharge of water to the outside of the building through sprinkler drains. Thank you for your cooperation while this important inspection task is performed.

Stephen Helms, director, Environmental Health and Safety





7/17-20                 AFBE Girls Team Camp

7/19                       Bradbury - Kunkel Wedding

7/19                       STARTALK summer camp

7/19-22                 New Beginning are Possible

7/20-23                 Sky Jumpers

77/21-24              TNT Wrestling

7/21-25                 Keystone Workshop

7/21-25                 KU Heritage Center Day Camp

7/20-25                 ARU 570:  Discover!  Art & Science Integration for K-12 Classroom

7/21-8/01             ARU/CFT 543 Clay & Computer for the Classroom


Please make them feel welcome on our campus.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Conference Services (x31359). 



Dining Services Hours for Next Week:






Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

Academic Forum

7:30am -2pm


South Side Café

Breakfast - 7am - 9am                                 Lunch 11am - 1pm                       Dinner - 4pm - 6pm

Breakfast - 7am - 9am                                 Brunch 11am - 1pm                       Dinner - 4pm - 6pm




Spots are still available for the Kutztown University football team's eighth annual George Baldwin Maroon & Gold Football Golf Outing on Friday, July 25, at 1 p.m. at the Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa. There is a limit of 36 foursomes, so register today! Entry fees, sponsorship information, and registration info can be found at