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Nov 4, 2013


The Daily Brief


The KU Student Bookstore and Dixon Marketplace are hosting a weeklong sale all this week.  Keep sporting your KU Spirit with 40% off a different category of KU apparel each day of the week. (Monday = T-shirts, Tuesday = Sweatshirts, Wednesday = Bottoms, Thursday = Jackets & Polos, Friday = Hats)  Select spirit gift is also 40% off all week.  If you are unable to make it to the stores, the sale is available online at  Choose the "pick-up in store" option and stop by to pick it up at your convenience at no additional charge.  

Amanda Schaeffer, public relations manager, KUSSI


The University Senate will meet on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. in AF 101.

Deryl Johnson, president, University Senate 

Four ushers are needed
for the December Commencement ceremony.  If you are interested, please contact Andrea Kirshman at  Thank you!

Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic & Student Affairs

KU:  Converge, the online Distance Education faculty support
journal - The Office of Distance Education is proud to announce the launch of our online Distance Education faculty support Journal, KU:Converge, to be published monthly. The journal will feature postings by faculty partners, as well as entries by the members of the Office of Distance Education. This will be an online location for faculty to share ideas with their peers in an atmosphere of mentoring, and to receive technical advice and Instructional Design support from the Office of Distance Education. Check it out at

Douglas Scott, interim manager, Office of Distance Education 


Campus wellness programs have been posted on the H.R. Website.  For those participating in the Healthy U Wellness program, points can be earned toward fulfillment of requirements.

Jean Adam, benefits manager, HR 


Heads vs. Feds: The Debate Over the Legalization Of Marijuana - Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. During a ninety-minute debate, the High Times chief editor Steven Hager and Robert Stutman, one of America's highest-profile drug busters, will argue over the legalization of recreational marijuana use. These two have debated their ideological differences at several institutions for higher learning across the US.  Doing their part to spark the much needed debate in their "Heads vs. Feds" platform, intended to present the starkly different viewpoints of this national argument. Moderator of the event is Dr. Ronald Grapsy. Sponsored by ACE (Association of Campus Events).

Petritsa Chatzitziva, advisor, Office of Student Involvement/ACE



The Department of Secondary Education and Phi Sigma Pi will be showing the movie, School of Rock, to raise money to benefit local underfunded school districts. The movie will be shown on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the MSU Alumni Auditorium, room 183. There will be a $2 admission fee to the movie. The Secondary Education Department will also be accepting school supply donations in Beekey 239 up until Nov. 18. For more information please contact Tim Klawiter at

Timothy Klawiter, graduate assistant,  Secondary Education 


The Kutztown University Visual Arts Program (KUVA) has been invited to participate in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Craft Show Nov. 7 - 10 at the museum. Kutztown is one of only four colleges in the country and the only public school invited to participate. The other schools attending are Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Ga., the University of the Arts and Moore College of Art and Design, both of Philadelphia.  The 2013 show will feature 195 of the finest craft artists in the United States. They have been selected from more than 1,000 applications through a rigorous jury process. KU students will show in the ceramics, fibers and metals categories.

Those students participating are:

Joel Johnson '15,  Delta, Pa.
Ben Mitchell '14,  Allentown, Pa. 
Alex Simms '16,  Hanover, Pa.

Lizz Berry '13,  Douglassville, Pa. 
Mary Martuscelli '15,  Lords valley, Pa. 
Mary Wagner '14,  Bethlehem, Pa.

Allison Cole '13,  Roseto, Pa. 
Sarah Emert '13,  Stroudsburg, Pa. 
Emily Shaffer '13,  Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
Dan Wisner '15,  King of Prussia, Pa.

Each year the PMA selects artists to feature in its Emerging Artist category. This year, KU alumnus Theo Uliano has been selected as the emerging artist in ceramics. Uliano, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., is a 2007 graduate of Kutztown University and a studio technician with The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. He completed his master's degree in fine arts in ceramics at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 2011. Uliano is currently a studio technician and instructor at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia.



Tuesday, November 5 - PSAC Quarterfinals: Women's Soccer vs. West Chester - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Saturday, November 9 - Women's Swimming vs. LIU Post - 1 p.m. (Keystone Pool)