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Nov 6, 2013


The Daily Brief


Black Comedy opens tonight at 8 p.m. in Rickenbach Theatre!  This farce by renowned playwright Peter Shaffer (Equus, Amadeus) piles on the laughs when a posh cocktail party is plunged into darkness by a power failure (for the characters, that is - for the audience, it's lights up!). Performed by KU students under the direction of Prof. Roxane Rix at 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Rickenbach Theatre (LC 135)


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



Davy Rothbart (FOUND magazine and This American Life) and Andrew Cohn's new film, Medora, will premiere here at Kutztown University on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in AF 101. The screening is part of the national release of the film which will be screening in over 50 theaters that night. The event is free and open to the public Medora is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite brutal odds stacked against them. The event is hosted by the Department of English and ENG 244: Documentary Film and Theories of Representation. Contact Dr. Nicole McClure for more information (



Tonight in the planetarium at 7 p.m. -  The Secret Lives of Stars. 



College of Visual & Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday!  Emily Cripe, assistant professor of Communication Studies & Theatre, will talk about "I Don't Know How They Do It": How Women Construct and Enact Breastfeeding and Working" on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in Sharadin 120.  Emily Cripe will talk about her qualitative research with women participating in breastfeeding support groups, focusing specifically on how members of the groups negotiated breastfeeding and returning to work (or not).

William J. Mowder, Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts



OPEN HOUSE:  Friday, Nov. 8 - The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the third Open House program for prospective students and families on this Friday.  Please join us in welcoming more than 1,000 visitors to campus on this day. The agenda for the day is located on the visit KU page of the website If you have questions on the program, please contact the Office of Admission at x3-4060. 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions



Please excuse all Foundations Design Art Students, today, Wednesday, Nov. 6, for an all-day field trip to New York City to view galleries and museums. Students are excused from classes and should be allowed to make up any work missed.  A list of students is attached to this email.

Prof. Graf, Lee, Longsdorf, Salafia, and Wall, Art Education and Crafts Department



KU art education students will teach 3rd through 12th grade students from the Connections Academy Cyber Charter School tonight from 3 - 5:30 the Sharadin Art Building. Fifty cyber students will engage in learning activities and art making throughout Sharadin's crafts studios and in the gallery. The entire curriculum was designed by KU pre-service teachers.  This is the first outreach program of its kind, and will give students in KU's "Teaching Art in Alternative Settings" class, taught by Dr. Carrie Nordlund, a hands-on opportunity to work from a gallery setting and with students from a nontraditional education setting.


Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 12 , 2013. We will be having a Holiday Staff/Faculty Luncheon in MSU 223/Formal Dining Room from 11:30a-1pm.  Watch in the upcoming weeks for the menu and how to make your reservation. Look forward to seeing you there!

                Scott Moyer, ARAMARK



The KU Department of Music, Concert Bands, & Marching Unit are sponsoring the 3rd Annual KU Woodwind & Brass Day on Thursday, November 7th from 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.  There will be 160 + high school & college students from the region on campus taking part in masterclasses & performances with our very own KU Music Faculty and award winning musicians such as the Bala Brass Quintet (Boston), Recording Artist Alan Ferber (NYC), and Ars Futura (Cleveland).  The event culminates with a free concert, open to the public, in Schaeffer Auditorium featuring the talents of the KU & Community Trombone Choir, the Virginia Commonwealth University Trombone Choir, Alan Ferber, and the Bala Brass Quintet.  Please allow music students, as are able, to attend these incredible professional experiences.

                Daniel Neuenschwander, Department of Music


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



KU Women's Rugby remains undefeated after a 49-7 victory over University of Delaware in the Middle Atlantic Rugby Conference semi-finals this past Sunday.  The Golden Bears will take on Shippensburg for the conference championship this Saturday at 1 p.m. on the north campus rugby pitch (Luckenbill Rd. across from the softball field). The ladies have also secured a spot in the American College Rugby Association playoffs Nov. 16-17 at Vassar College.