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New director picked for women’s center, glbtq resource center

By Erin Maguire After nearly 14 years serving as the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Christine Price will begin a new journey this semester as the director for the women’s center and GLBTQ resource center at KU. The women’s center exists to help address issues of gender-inequity and the wellbeing of women through […]

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Normal Avenue bridge construction affecting borough of Kutztown

By Mallory Hoenig The Normal Avenue bridge construction, which began Feb., has been affecting many residents and commuters of the Kutztown Borough. According to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation figures, the bridge construction is affecting nearly 4,000 people who use the route to travel to school and work, forcing them to find other ways to their […]

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Allied Health pre-professional track to begin at KU in fall 2016

By Ryan Baron Medicine is a highly diverse field, made up of professionals trained to perform exceptionally in their own specific areas. Starting at KU in the fall 2016, a new Allied Health pre-professional track in the biology major will be offered to better serve the needs of students who aspire to go into healthcare, […]

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KU Women’s Consortium working to bring back daycare facility

By Angelina Sirak KU’s Women’s Consortium is focusing its efforts on bringing back a campus daycare facility for children of faculty and students. Erin Kraal, head coordinator of the Women’s Consortium, said the group is currently in the information-gathering stage. The group plans to send a survey to all faculty members regarding the lack of […]

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KU develops new class: social media analytics

By Amber Light KU’s English department will develop a new class titled “social media analytics.” The class will be focusing on analyzing social media accounts. Robert Folk, an English professor at KU, developed the class along with the help of Keith Massie, a communications professor. Folk will be teaching the class for the first time […]

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Chicken tender wraps removed due to Chick-fil-A contract

By Lauren McCoy KU’s newly renovated Cub Café has caused changes in dining all around campus. With these renovations, Chick-fil-A was moved into the Academic Forum. With the move came a contract that forced the removal of the once popular chicken tender wrap. Kent Dahlquist, director of housing and dining, said, “The contract with Chick-fil-A […]

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KU starts new mentor program through CASA

By Ashleigh Hughes RISE, or Respect, Inspire, Support, and Empower, will be put into action during fall 2016. The program will help new students in their adjustment to KU and will be beneficial for student leaders throughout campus. Incoming freshman can apply for the program at Connections orientation. Since the program is still in development, […]

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Walking program KUBoK recruits volunteers at community block party

By Lyndsey Hartzell With only 47 members, KUBoK is currently recruiting any and all volunteers to get involved in the walking program designated to promote safety in the Kutztown community. The recent stabbing of a 22-year-old KU student has brought on and off campus safety to utmost importance in the weeks following the incident. “Becoming […]

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KU hosts second annual Out of Darkness Walk to raise awareness, money for suicide prevention

By Taylor Parasconda After the high success from last year’s event, KU hosted their second annual Out of Darkness Walk on April 17. The event, held on the DMZ, helped raise awareness and money for suicide prevention. The money that was raised will be devoted to new research and to support survivors of suicide. Along […]

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Alumni success stories

By Amanda Sergeyev The National Broadcasting Society convention brought communication and electronic media majors together to gain insight about the industry from successful people. After meeting people from across the country, I realized that success is a combination of ambition and perseverance. Though I met numerous successful people from across the country, I realized that […]