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May 20, 2014


The Daily Brief



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KU will be testing its mass notification system all day today.  Loudspeaker announcements and alert tones will be emanating from campus throughout the day.  Personnel will measure the volume and audibility of the system at various locations. 

 All Day                              Testing of Emergency Mass Notification Systems

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.                  Southwest Middle School STEM Program


This Thursday's Transfer Orientation event will be held in the Academic Forum. The event will begin at 8:30 AM with a marketplace in the lobby area.  Please join us as we welcome more than 120 new students and family members to campus.

Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of student orientation



With great sorrow, the Department of College Readiness Programs and the Enrollment Management Division wants to share the passing of Betty Jean (Ossman) Shuman, 84, Lisa Grabowski's mother; who passed away Saturday evening at her residence. She had been in ill health for the past year. She is survived by her children Deborah Reed, widow of Mark, Daniel and his companion Alda Howells, Lisa Grabowski and her husband Joseph, Harold and wife JeanAnn, Kurt and his companion Judi Simmons, and Erik and his companion Lisa Kral. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, nieces and nephews. For those interested in sending flowers or contributions please follow this link.

Jose Molina


About 70 young ladies from Southwest Middle School in Reading will be on campus today taking part in a STEM event organized by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa.  They will be taking part in workshops in Boehm and Grimm.  Please give them a warm welcome to campus.



The Men's Basketball staff is hosting a Summer Basketball camp for Boy's and Girl's in grades 3-12 from June 23-27, 2014. The cost is $150.00. If you are interested in more information, please contact Tom York at 610-683-4366(O) or Our camp is a teaching camp and our goal is to improve the skill level of each camper. We will specifically focus attention on the age and ability of each camper, utilizing a variety of activities and a skilled staff.

Tom York, Kutztown Men's Basketball



At KUR, we find it amusing that so many college stations grow dormant during the summer. What kind of community service is that? Not here at KUR. The music keeps playing, the news keeps running, the talk programming keeps informing you, and the announcements keep you abreast of what's going on in your community. Keep KUR on all summer long, 24/7, and check out the "Schedule" link on our website at for the full summer schedule of specialty shows, effective Memorial Day week!

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR



Kutztown University will be conducting emergency drills today, May 20 and tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21.  These drills are conducted periodically to ensure officials and equipment are prepared for an actual emergency.  


May 20 - KU will be testing its mass notification system.  Loudspeaker announcements and alert tones will be emanating from campus throughout the day.  Personnel will measure the volume and audibility of the system at various locations.  In the event of rain, the tests will be conducted on May 21.


May 21 - Kutztown University Police Department and the Berks County Special Emergency Response Team (SWAT) team will be conducting active shooter training from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The training will utilize the Golden Bear Village South Complex and C5 parking lot (behind Fairview Cemetery) on South Campus.  Multiple police personnel and equipment will be responding to campus for mock emergency drills to address different scenarios.  The focus of the training is to hone a combined response effort among many county entities if an actual event were to occur.  While the training area will be a safe environment, we will be simulating as much reality as possible.  Those not involved in the training are asked to please avoid the Golden Bear Village South area to ensure that the exercise is a success.   


For further information, please contact the University Relations Office at x3-4000. 



Dining Services Hours:



Mon - Fri

Sat & Sun

May 19 -23

May 24 & 25

Academic Forum

8am - 2pm


South Side Café - Grill

5pm - 7pm

11am - 1pm  
5pm - 7pm





Congratulations to the KU baseball team on an outstanding run in the playoffs.  The Golden Bears fell to Millersville 3-1 in the Atlantic Regional Championship game.  Click here to read the complete story.