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2014-2015 news


Professor Cara Cotellese | Department of Electronic Media | has a paper to be published in the "International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments" entitled "Creation of an online public speaking class using web-conferencing." Paper will be included in the 2015 Issue 2 (May).

Dr. Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain | Art Education & Crafts | December 2014.  3-D Printing in the Art Classroom was published in NAEA Advisory, a juried white paper publication of the National Art Education Association.


Professor Marie-Aline CadieuxDepartment of Music | December 14, 2014.  Presented a recital at George Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, PA, as a member of Duo Terlano, with violinist Johannes Dietrich.    

Professor Cara Cotellese | Department of Electronic Media | and Professor Ron Grapsy, Department of Communication Studies, October 24, 2014.  Presented "Flipped Learning in the Public Speaking Classroom", West Chester University's Learning Technology Open House.

Dr. Ronald Grapsy | Department of Communication Studies | November 2014.  Presented multiple research papers at the National Communication Association convention in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Grapsy's work focused on the correlation between communicative anxiety and graduation rate - using data gathered through from the Communication Studies section of public speaking dedicated to students with anxiety, and from the Kutztown Office of Institutional Research. Additionally, Dr. Grapsy presented work detailing the potential effectiveness of designing other dedicated sections targeting public speaking skills to specific demographics of students. The presentation specifically focused on classroom techniques designed to transform general education requirements into high-impact educational experiences. 

Dr. Daniel HaxallDepartment of Fine Arts | February 4, 2015.  Delivered a gallery talk for the exhibition, "Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generation of African-American Women," at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

Dr. Mary Ogletree | Department of Music | December 6 and 7, 2014.  Performed with the Bach Festival Orchestra and Bach Choir of Bethlehem in a pair of concerts at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, and First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem, PA.  The performances included the "Magnificat" of CPE Bach and "Cantata 171" by J.S. Bach.

  • Dr. Ogletree, December 21, 2014.  Served as concertmaster for a performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, PA.
  • Dr. Ogletree, December 24, 2014.  Performed as concertmaster and violin soloist with the Central Moravian Orchestra in Bethlehem in works by Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Handel, and Robert Chilcott.  
  • Dr. Ogletree, January 13, 2015.  Performed again with the Bach Festival Orchestra and Bach Choir of Bethlehem as part of the "Bach at Noon" series of concerts at Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA.   Dr. Ogletree, January 25, 2015. 
  • Dr. Ogletree performed as violin soloist  in the Vivaldi "Concerto Grosso in C minor" and the Bach "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5" with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra in its Winter Vivaldi concert.

Professor Rebekkah Palov | Department of Fine Arts | January 22, 2015.  Moving-image and sound piece, Box Bow was selected by curator Iury Lech Director MADATAC (Madrid, Spain) for the 700IS Reindeerland Festival at The Nordic House, Reykjavik Iceland.

Professor Michael Radyk | Department of Art Education & Crafts | December 5, 2014 - January 31, 2015.  Exhibition, Craft Forms 2014, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, Davenport Gallery, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

Professor Michael Radyk | Department of Art Education & Crafts |, September 26, 2014 - January 18, 2014.  Exhibition, Focus: Fiber 2014, Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.


Dr. Daniel Haxall | Department of Fine Arts |  co-curated the exhibition, "Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generation of African-American Women," at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. The exhibition opened on January 25 and runs until April 12. For more about the exhibition, visit:

Dr. Daniel HaxallDepartment of Fine Arts | January 19, 2015.  Appeared on the radio program, Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, on WDIY. He discussed the exhibition, "Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generation of African-American Women," which he co-curated for the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. To listen to the program, visit:

Professor Margaret NoelDepartment of Fine Arts |December 19, 2014.  Solo show at the Durham Arts Council was the subject of an article in the Durham Herald Sun. The article "Copper Medium, Copper Mines in Artist's Exhibit" by Dawn Baumgartner Vaughn ran in the arts section of the newspaper.

Professor Michael Radyk | Department of Art Education & Crafts | December 6, 2014.  Gave an artist talk at the opening of the international exhibition Craft Forms 2014, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

The Kutztown University Department of Electronic Media | electronic mediawon two Crystal Pillar Awards at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmys in Philadelphia. The Crystal Pillar is the award given to college and university productions. KU received four nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for the award. 

Dr. Susanna Loewy music |  assistant professor of flute at KU, has been named a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award presented by the Grammy Foundation.  Semifinalists will be announced in September.

Studio Art student Erin Shannon created an artist book using illuminated manuscript techniques, which is currently on display at the Dixon Center in Harrisburg PA, has been selected for the Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition at the Redland Museum of Art in Queensland, Australia. It will be on display there from October 12 - November 30, 2014.

Ceramics alum Theo Uliano 's (BFA '07) work was recently featured in the publication "Ceramics Monthly." He is currently a Senior Studio Technician at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.

Professor Keith Massie | communication studies | congratulations on the publication of his first novel, Amber in the Moment, or God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut!

Professor Michael Radyk crafts | Textiles professor will be exhibiting in a show, International Techstyle Art Biennial 3, (ITAB) at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles from July 26 - November 9. Professor Radyk's piece, Swan Point (flocked) is from his series of digitally designed Jacquard woven textiles.