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Oct 16, 2013


The Daily Brief


(Photo Courtesy of the Reading Eagle, Tim Leedy, Photographer)

Luis Beltran, a senior professional studies major at KU, was the subject of a recent article in the Reading Eagle.  Beltran is using art therapy to assist seniors at Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehab Center to live life to the fullest.   He is a wonderful example of what Kutztown University students bring to the community.  Read the entire article here



OPEN HOUSE:  Friday, Oct. 18 - The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the second 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 610-683-4060. 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions



AFSCME 2234 members please join us for our next Union meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Janelle's Catering Hall in Topton, PA at 7:00 pm. 

Please plan to attend.  We will be taking nomination for the upcoming Officers elections to be held in November.

Chris Ferris, Secretary AFSCME 2234


Trio Caprice comes to Kutztown University Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  They will perform an exciting program consisting of piano trios by Brahms and Shostakovich. The recital is free and open to the public.  Trio Caprice is comprised by pianist Debra Ronning, violinist Stephanie McCullough and cellist Sara Male.  The trio is in residence at Elizabethtown College, where each is on the faculty in the Department of Music.  Trio Caprice has performed extensively throughout Pennsylvania and the middle Atlantic area.  



On Thursday, Oct 17, contractors will be applying an anti-slip material to the patterned concrete around Schaeffer Auditorium.  As a result, pedestrian traffic patterns will be altered as follows from 8 a.m. Thursday until 8 a.m. Friday: 

•1.       The front entrance to Schaeffer will be closed and entry to Schaeffer will be via either the doors on the Schaeffer Lane side of the Lobby or the doors on the elevated plaza on the Sharadin side.

•2.       Except for emergency egress, the doorway at the small rehearsal room that exits onto the Platz will also be closed.

•3.       The diagonal sidewalk in front of Schaeffer running from Main Street to Sharadin will remain open, however the Platz walkway leading to the MSU will be closed.  The walkway along Sharadin to the MSU will remain open.

•4.       Sidewalks along Schaeffer Lane will remain open as will the sidewalk from Schaeffer Lane to Boehm, however there may be restrictions/detours in place.


I apologize in advance for the disruption and ask that you do not cross posted barricades.  Questions should be directed to Jeff Mosser, Project Manager at



 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


Friday, October 18 - Women's Volleyball vs. California (PA) - 11:30 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Friday, October 18 - Women's Volleyball vs. Seton Hill - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, October 19 - Women's Volleyball vs. Clarion - 10 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

Saturday, October 19 - Women's Soccer vs. California (PA) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, October 19 - Women's Volleyball vs. Indiana (PA) - 6 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats



KU Men's Rugby remains locked in at #4 in the nation in this weeks USA Rugby rankings.  The Golden Bears take on James Madison this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Kutztown.  Join them for their annual homecoming festivities on the north campus pitch.  Go Golden Bears!