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Nov 7, 2013


The Daily Brief

The KU Department of Music, Concert Bands, & Marching Unit are sponsoring the 3rd Annual KU Woodwind & Brass Day  today 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.


The University Senate will meet today, Nov. 7,  at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Academic Forum.

Deryl Johnson, president, University Senate



The Kutztown University Visual Arts Program (KUVA) are participating in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Craft Show today through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 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.



Kutztown Bowling to host NEC Conference meet #1 On Nov. 9-10 @ Bowl-O-Rama -  The KU Women's Bowling team will host the first NEC Conference meet of the 2013-14 season on Saturday and Sunday On Nov. 9-10 at Bowl-O-Rama in Reading.  The Conference consists of seven teams, all of whom are ranked in the National Top 20, including KU currently at #12.  Teams include Kutztown, Fairleigh Dickinson, Sacred Heart, St. Francis-PA, St. Francis-Brooklyn, and Adelphi.   There will be 10 rounds of matches over 2 days, starting at noon on Saturday Nov. 9, and at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10.  

So far in the 2013-14 season, KU is 26-7 in NCAA matches, and in tournament play has finished 2nd, 2nd, 4th and most recently 5th of 19 teams at the FDU Jamboree in Elmwood Park, NJ.  Admission is free and it would be great to have support for our KU student/athletes here at home.  This is one of only 3 times that KU Bowling gets to compete at home, so we hope to see you all at Bowl-O-Rama!

Coach Ambrose, KU Head Coach, Women's Bowling



Congratulations to Tracy Keyes, assistant professor of elementary education, on being elected to the New Hope-Solebury School Board on Tuesday.



Congratulations to Gary Cordner, professor of criminal justice, for being elected mayor of the Borough of Macungie on Tuesday.



Campus Blood Drive - The KU Alumni Engagement Office is teaming up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to host a blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of MSU.  Please help support your community blood center.  Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.  Please make note, a photo ID (any photo ID with first and last name) or Miller-Keystone Blood Donor Card are required.  To schedule an appointment, please email or call x3-4110.  Thank you.

Cheryl Swavely, KU Alumni Engagement Office



This week's MSU Movie Series film is We're The Millers which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union 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.


Please join us for the 5th Annual Sharadin Day on Thursday, Nov. 14.  The awards ceremony and reception begins at 11 a.m. in the Sharadin Atrium Lobby. On this day we acknowledge the Visual and Performing Arts by highlighting the significant accomplishments of our faculty, students, and staff over the past year. All are welcome!

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



Martin Luther King Jr (January 20, 2014) will be a "day on, not a day off" for over 200 KU students who will be doing community service projects throughout Berks and Lehigh County.   Please encourage any students you are in contact with to participate - especially if you are a organization advisor - we also invite faculty and staff to volunteer!   Students, staff, and faculty may sign up using this form:   If you cannot attend but still want to participate - we are collecting coupons for military families (just bring in the coupon flyers/inserts - we will cut out the coupons) for one of the projects.  We are also collecting snacks (granola bars, gummy snacks, individual packages of nuts, crackers, etc.) that our volunteers can take with them to the project sites.   These may be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, MSU 281 anytime between now and January 20.  Thank you for your support!

Jerry W. Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach



Exhibition opening of Olivia Menta at Eckhaus, 157 West Main Street, Kutztown.  Philadelphia artist Olivia Menta will be showcasing a collection of her paintings and drawings from Nov. 3 through Nov. 28 in an exhibition called "It's My Life And I'll Do What I Want".   Her opening is on Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 - 9 p.m. with a SURPRISE guest performance that you will not want to miss. Vegan treats will also be making an appearance at the opening. 


Please note the university's official colors (shown below) have been slightly modified for printing and for the web.  If you maintain your own web pages, order printing and/or apparel and novelty items, please go to for the most current CMYK, RGB and web index color breakdowns. 

   PMS 195 maroon                 PMS 123 "spirit" gold

    PMS 4515 gold                     PMS 871 athletics metallic gold


Offices of University Marketing and University Relations


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