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Sept 13, 2013


The Daily Brief

 Remembrance Day

Students, faculty and staff gathered at College Hill Memorial Grove on Thursday for Remembrance Day. Thank you to all that came out. 


The Electrical Demand Response Test originally scheduled for today at 3 p.m. has been cancelled. The reduction in electrical power (Demand Response) the University experienced on Wednesday fulfills our requirement for a test.  I want to take this opportunity to thank the KU community for their cooperation during the demand response event on Wed. We realize there were some very uncomfortable spaces on campus. What happened on Wed. was an overload of the regional electrical grid. The entire region consisting of 14 states was using more electricity than could be supplied. The grid is the physical infrastructure supplying electricity to the country. When it is overloaded, wires, transformers and electrical equipment can heat up with disastrous consequences.  Bloomsburg University and the adjacent hospital in Bloomsburg lost electricity on Wed. because a transformer overheated and blew up. Reducing electrical consumption during these emergencies is not only environmentally responsible but also the right thing to do. Thank you everyone that helped us cut back.
Tom Green, director of facilities energy management and campus utilities

David Cullen, KU guitar instructor, will present a jazz concert in Schaeffer Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined by Dave Psomontier on the organ, and Chris Hanning on the Drums.  This concert is free open to the public.

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in Stratton Administration Building, room 301.
Elsa G. Collins, Office of the President

The MSU galleries are currently looking for artist interested in having shows this and next semester (fall 2013 & spring 2014). All interested should obtain an application in MSU 274. 
Emily Aicher, Gallery Coordinator


After a tough opening week loss in overtime at Clarion, the Golden Bear football team tries to get back on the winning track tomorrow as they head back across the state to take on California (PA).   You can follow all of the action beginning at 3:15 p.m. on "The Voice of Berks County" WEEU 830 AM in southeastern PA.   The broadcast can also be heard worldwide on the internet at,, and   A special viewing of the game telecast will be held on campus in the food court of South Dining Hall beginning at 3:30 p.m.   KU opens its home slate next Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:05 p.m. at University Field against PSAC rival Bloomsburg.   Faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid KU ID. 

Saturday, Sept. 14
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Division II/III Challenge - 10 a.m. (North Campus)