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Nov 21, 2013


The Daily Brief

Denise Donatelli Geoff

Grammy nominated musicians Geoff Keezer (piano) and Denise Donatelli will be on campus today, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a performance and master classes. This is a chance to work closely and get to know personally two world-class musicians. Denise was just featured on The Simpsons doing a parody of Nancy Sinatra singing You Only Live (Once) Twice. She is an extraordinary talent. At 17 years old, Geoff Keezer was asked -- in the same week! -- to join the bands of jazz legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey (he chose Blakey). He has since become universally recognized as one of the world's great piano players. Please make time to come check out these amazing musicians. You do not have to play jazz (or play anything, for that matter) to enjoy the day. Please, come one and come all.

Geoff Keezer - Denise Donatelli Schedule:

11 a.m. Concert in Schaeffer 114

1 p.m. Clinic with Jazz I in Schaeffer 114

2 p.m. Clinics with Denise (Schaeffer 14 G) and Geoff (Schaeffer 114)

Kevin Kjos, professor, Music


The Philosophy Department announces the third annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture on today at 6 p.m. in AF 200.  Dr. Michele Moody-Adams, Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory, Columbia University, will speak on "Cultural Diversity, Globalization and the Future of Democratic Citizenship."

John Lizza, chair, Philosophy Department



Internationally known artist Justin Bua will give a multimedia presentation that links his art to hip-hop culture, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the MSU multipurpose room. Bua's presentation will use PowerPoint to bring his drawings and paintings to life. Audiences will marvel at Bua's ability to transform himself into a large slice of New York City's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population to share his experience growing up during Reaganomics and witnessing class disparities amidst the birth of hip-hop.


Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos in an open meeting on Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon in MSU 183.  Dr. Cevallos welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.

                Pamela Rex, Office of the President



We received the following from a visitor to our campus about our students.  At this time of Thanksgiving, we should be grateful for the kindness of others:

"I want to express my sincere thank you to the KU students who came to my rescue when I fell outside the Education building last Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, 2013.   It was around 5 p.m. when I fell.  I was meeting my learning disabled brother at the parking lot, but went into the building beforehand to use the restroom.  I fell when I left the bldg.   Several students came to my aid.  I injured my right wrist (compound fracture of the right radius - had surgery 2 days later).  The students called 911.  It was very cold, so I insisted they help me stand up.  They were able to find my brother.

One of the students, Ciara Kasaczun, stayed with me until the ambulance came.   She was freezing, but was very kind and helpful.  She made several phone calls for me.    

   From a very grateful visitor,"

Bob Watrous, Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students



The KU Concert Band and Brass Choir will offer a concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The performance is free and open to the public. 



The Kutztown University Dance Team will perform during the opening and finale of the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Performing in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the team will be featured during special dance productions that mark the start and finish of the parade.  The KU dancers will be the only unit from Berks County in the parade.  The event is broadcast on 6 ABC, Philadelphia, and the following channels:

WATM-TV (ABC), Johnstown, Pa. 
WJET-TV (ABC), Erie, Pa. 
WTVD-TV (ABC 11), Raleigh and Durham, NC
WSWB-TV, Scranton, Pa. 
WBOC-TV, Salisbury, Md. 
WJLA-TV (ABC 7),  Washington, DC 
WTXL- IABC 27, Tallahassee, Fl.
WAMY My8, Huntsville, Ala.

The parade can also be viewed at as a live webcast.


The Department of Art Education and Crafts announces their annual  Art Education conference on November 22. This year's conference, The Book:Image, Text and Tales, will take place in Schaeffer Auditorium starting at 8:15. The keynote speakers are artists Barbara Tetenbaum, Miriam Shaer and author David Kirk.

Michael Radyk, assistant professor, Crafts & Art Education



This week's MSU Movie Series film is Elysium which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.



Thanksgiving Break hours for MSU:

Tuesday, Nov. 26 - 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27 - 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Resume normal hours on Monday, Dec. 2

Jennifer Tanzos, secretary, McFarland Student Union



Kutztown University's GLBTQ Resource Center will be hosting a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MSU Multipurpose Room.  This handmade pieced quilt was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and is the largest community art project worldwide.  Allies of Kutztown University, Health & Wellness Center of Kutztown University, Lehigh Valley Health Network's AIDS Activities Office, and other community and campus organizations will have information and HIV/HCV on-site testing.  At 6 p.m. KU World AIDS Day continues with a screening of "How To Survive a Plague" in the MSU Alumni Auditorium.  This Gotham Awards winner for Best Documentary and Oscar-Nominated film is about ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) and TAG's (Treatment Action Group) demand for medical treatment.  Following the film, Dr. Curt Herr of the Kutztown University English department will share his experiences living in New York during the AIDS Crisis.  For more information please contact the GLBTQ Resource Center at x6-4111 or



Properly Addressing Campus Mail:   When addressing campus mail, please use only the name and department.

Jane Doe

Mail Services

Thank you.

Pamela Reinhart, supervisor, Mail Services



The Honors Program is pleased to announce this years' recipients of the PASSHE 2014 Summer Study Abroad Program: Canadian Maritime, Geological Wonders Living from the Land and Sea. They are junior Ashley Crawford (BSED SEU/Social Studies, minor in Literature) and senior Emily Snyder ( BS Geology, minor in Biology and Chemistry). The alternate is sophomore Kelly Morgano (BS Geology, minor in Music). Please extend congradulations to all three!

Johanna Forte, director, Honors Program



The recent bust of a freshman for lifting passages word-for-word from Wikipedia & other sources without attribution made all the papers. Granted, he's a freshman US Senator-but some of your students could well share his embarrassment.  That's why Rohrbach Library has what it takes to help them sidestep scandals and preserve their Presidential prospects. Our "Citing Sources" page, linked to from everywhere on our site, leads to tools including our proprietary complete Chicago Manual of Style online. We have every major style manual at the Research Desk, plus many more in the Reference stacks. And the LibGuides that some of you have asked us to prepare for your classes have still more tips to soothe your students' struggles with academic writing.  The Senator, pleading innocence, condemned as "haters" those who noticed his plagiarism. You don't want to deal with that, do you? Of course you don't. Rohrbach can help!

Rohrbach Library



Saturday, November 23 - Women's & Men's Basketball Doubleheader vs. East Stroudsburg - 1:00 PM (Keystone Arena) Live Stats (W) | Live Stats (M) | Live Audio



Six new members were inducted into the Kutztown Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday morning at the annual banquet held in Kutztown's on-campus Student Recreation Center.

The 35th annual class included: Sarah Brandon Woodward '07, women's volleyball; Jeremy Culver '99, men's track and field; Shannon J. Daggett '98, women's track and field/field hockey; Kellie Evans '03, softball; Greg Gristick '83, football; and Bilal A. Salaam '05, men's basketball.


A video of Saturday's Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony is now available on the University's YouTube site.





Men's Rugby beat West Virginia University on Saturday 83-17 in the American College Rugby Championship semi-final round.  KU will now face Bowling Green in the final four at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, on the KU North Campus rugby pitch.



Women's Rugby is headed to the final four of the American College Rugby Conference Championship after a 15-5 win over Bowdoin this weekend.  KU takes on Winona State on Dec. 7 in Florida.