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Oct 11, 2013


The Daily Brief

 Golden Bear Plaza Dedication Video



Mark your calendars!  The KU Student Bookstore is hosting the 2nd Annual Faculty Symposium on Course Materials on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in MSU 250.  This is a drop-in event for faculty and interested staff to meet with experts in the following areas of course materials:  Textbook Publishers, D2L, iClickers, Custom Publishing, Technology Products, Art Supplies, Rental Textbooks, and our Online Price Comparison Shopping Tool.  Learn about exciting new technologies that engage students and make learning interactive for a new generation.  Light refreshments served.

Amanda Schaeffer, public relations manager, KUSSI


Faculty, Staff and Administrators are invited for fellowship, prayer and lunch at the Dining Hall, Conference Room "A" on Thursday Oct. 17 anytime between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend!  

Christine Lottes, professor, Sport Management



Just a reminder! The Governance Summit originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14 has been postponed to a future date.

Deryl Johnson, president, University Senate



Come and join us for music by our very own, Dr. Ronald  Grapsey from Tapioca Monkey. Enjoy classic acoustic rock from Tapioca Monkey on Tuesday Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in MSU 183. You don't want to miss this!

N'Teajiedd Flowers, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement



On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 17, nine of the Modern Language Studies BSEd students will be traveling to Pittsburgh for the annual PA State Modern Language Association conference.  They will be missing classes Thursday afternoon and all day Friday (10/17-10/18).  If these students are in your class, please allow them to make up any work that they will be missing.  This is a tremendous opportunity for these future teachers and we are very grateful to the MLS and COE funding of this professional development opportunity. The students are: Matt Bello, Jordan Thomas, Kelly Esslinger, Raquel Luis, Breanna Murray, Courtney Hillock, Jenna Shafer, Elyse Boniscavage, and Kristy Peronace.

Nancy Zimmerman, assistant professor, Spanish and Teaching Methods



Kutztown University's Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the art exhibition "Modern Markers: 21st Century Craft in Berks and Lehigh Counties," on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Sharadin Arts Building. This event is free and open to the public.  The exhibit will feature work from some of the region's most prominent metalsmiths, ceramicists, furniture makers, textile artists and weavers. Working in a very modern style with cutting edge techniques, these craftsmen advance the idea of "craft" in a region well known for its traditional folk art. Many of the featured artists are affiliated with the university as alumni, faculty emeriti, and student mentors.  The exhibition will run until Friday, Nov. 22.


Featured Artists


Lisa and Scott Cylinder, Oley, Pa.
Janna Gregonis, Kutztown, Pa.
Jeff Kleckner, Bethlehem, Pa.
Bill Kreider, Emmaus, Pa.
Deborah Muhl, Emmaus, Pa.
Barbara Schulman, Kutztown, Pa.
Willi Singleton, Kempton, Pa.
Wendy Stevens, Boyertown, Pa.
E. Douglas Wunder, Kutztown, Pa.

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.


Monday, October 14, 7:30PM, Schaeffer Auditorium:

The Complete Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin with pianist Maria Asteriadou; violinist Kurt Nikkanen; and poetry reading by Claire Van Ens


The Golden Bear football team will host PSAC rival Cheyney tomorrow at University Field at 1:05 p.m.  Tickets will be available at the gate.  Students, faculty and staff with a valid KU ID will be admitted free.  Bring your radio to the game and tune into the live action on WEEU 830 AM, Berks County's sports leader.  Radio coverage begins at 12:50 p.m.

 Friday, October 11- Women's Volleyball vs. Millersville- 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio
Saturday, October 12- Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg- 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio
Saturday, October 12- Football vs. Cheyney- 1:05 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video




Kutztown Men's Rugby jumped two spots in the national rankings to number 4 after a 45-15 win over nationally-ranked Davenport University Saturday.  Kutztown heads to State College this Saturday at 2 p.m. to face the Nittany Lions of Penn State who are currently ranked 5th in the nation. This will be the first East Conference game of the year.  View coverage of KU men's rugby at


 Kutztown Ice Hockey travels to Kalamazoo, Michigan, this weekend to take on Louisville, Texas State and Dayton Universities.  You can follow their progress on Twitter at @kutztownhockey or online at  Go Golden Bears!