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March 24, 2014


The Daily Brief


Kutztown University Music Faculty Timothy Schwarz and British Pianist Jane Beament will in the Georgian Room in Old Main on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:30. The recital will feature music from America and Britain, including female and contemporary composers from both countries.  The Anglo-American Duo specializes in music from America and Britain, drawing from a wide range of styles, periods, and genres. As a duo they have given numerous British and world premieres. They have performed in over a dozen venues in the United Kingdom including the London College of Music, Ealing Festival, Dulwich College, London School for the Boys, Kingston University, Saint John's Church, and All Saints Church. In 2011 they recorded works by David Osbon for the British recording label Music Chamber. Other European concerts include a 2013 Italian tour, with performances at the Grumo Festival, Ludus Tonalis, and the Colle Ionci Cultural Association. In the USA, the Duo has performed at the University of Delaware, The Music School of Delaware, and the Abington Concert series. Radio performances include Classic Shock on Radio Libera Tutti (Italy) and Simply Grand on WVIA (USA).


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Amanda Funk (MA English), member of the Citizen Potawatomie Nation, received one of ten prestigious Scholars for the Dream $750 awards at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis in March. Out of a field of 30 very competitive submissions, Amanda's extended abstract of her presentation was chosen for excellence in scholarship and for her future potential as a scholar and teacher in the field of Composition and Rhetoric. All winners are first-time presenters at the CCCC and come from groups historically underrepresented at the conference, including Native Americans.


The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stratton Administration Building, room 301.




New to KU! Please welcome the following employees who begin their careers with Kutztown today:

James Clements      Athletics - Head Football Coach
James Rodriguez     SBDC




Kutztown University head baseball coach Chris Blum reached another career milestone on Thursday. Kutztown notched a doubleheader sweep of Virginia State, including a no-hitter in the finale, to give the 12th-year skipper his 400th career win at the helm of the Golden Bears.  Blum is the ninth coach in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) history to win 400 career games. Now in his 12th season at KU, Blum is the second-quickest PSAC coach to 400 wins, one year behind Mansfield's Harry Hilson.

Twelve members of the Kutztown University field hockey team were recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) on Wednesday afternoon as selections to the 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad.  Kutztown was also honored with a Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award as a program with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Of the 12 Golden Bears honored, all three seniors were included for the fourth time of their careers. Jamie Koenig, Erin Reynolds, and Elly Skinner have now earned academic honors in each of their four years in the Maroon and Gold.  Along with the senior trio, nine other student-athletes were named to the squad, ranging from freshmen to juniors. Included were Anna Behm, Analyse Gaspich, Samantha Jacobson, Liz Mikitish, Kayla Ruth, Rachael Sanders, Julia Snyder, Jessica Strohecker and Megan Tiwold.


Kutztown improved by three overall wins in 2013 and was in playoff contention until the final game of the season. It had two players earn all-conference recognition, and Reynolds earned her second career All-America honor.



Tuesday, March 25 – Softball vs. West Chester (DH) – 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field) – Live Stats | Live Audio

Tuesday, March 25 – Women’s Tennis vs. Shippensburg – 2 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Tuesday, March 25 – Women’s Lacrosse vs. West Chester – 4 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats

Thursday, March 27 – Baseball vs. Bloomfield (DH) – 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Friday, March 28 – Softball vs. Millersville (DH) – 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats

Friday, March 28 – Women’s Lacrosse vs. Edinboro – 2 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, March 29 – Women’s Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg – 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, March 29 – Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. West Chester – 1 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Saturday, March 29 – Baseball vs. Mansfield (DH) – 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats