Clubs offer students diverse writing options

By Emily Leayman

Update: The Essence readings were updated since the last issue printed. The new dates and locations are listed in the article below.

For writers and artists of all majors, several clubs and organizations are kicking off the fall semester with meetings and events. The English department has several student-run publications while other organizations allow students to share their work and encourage them to publish.

The two literary magazines are Shoofly Literary Magazine and Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine. Both magazines print in the spring and accept submissions in the fall.

Shoofly is currently accepting fiction, poetry and drama submissions for the spring 2015 issue, according to Professor Jeffrey Voccola, Shoofly’s adviser. The publication is also seeking submissions for a front cover created in InDesign. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15. For submission guidelines, students can email Voccola at or pick up a flier on the professional writing table outside Lytle 132.

Shoofly holds meetings Thursdays at 11 a.m. The first meeting is Sept. 18. All students that are interested in joining or learning about Shoofly are welcome to attend. Shoofly holds poetry readings every semester including at the magazine’s launch in the spring. The dates for readings will be announced.

Essence magazine publishes fiction, poetry and visual art. According to Sam Benning, one of Essence’s editors, the magazine is holding three open poetry and prose readings at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 and Oct. 15 in the Old Main concourse and Nov. 20 in MSU 250. Essence meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in MSU 195.

The Keystonia is a yearbook-turned-nonfiction magazine. For more information on submitting, email the Editor, Dillon Sickler.

The Keystone is KU’s school newspaper. Meetings are held each Monday at 6 p.m. in MSU 194. Emily Leayman is the editor-in-chief.

Other groups, such as English Club, meets every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Lytle 206, will hold writing workshops on Oct. 6 and 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to the President of English Club, Taryn Gehman. The next meeting is Sept. 23.

“Through the writing workshops and bi-weekly meetings, we are hoping to spur peer editing and discussions of both published works as well as our own writing,” said Gehman.

Other English Club events include visiting Grim’s Greenhouse for apple picking and a Robert Frost poetry reading on Oct. 10, the Edgar Allen Poe House in Philadelphia on Oct. 25 and a trip to New York City for a Broadway show on Nov. 22. The club will also read Margot Livesey’s “The House on Fortune St.” before the author comes to campus on Oct. 16.

Clock Face is a creative writing group that involves completing writing exercises, sharing writing and holding discussions. The activities held are based on what the club members decide. This club does not publish student-written pieces but encourages them to publish in Shoofly or Essence. Clock Face meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Rohrbach Library, computer lab 16. For more information, contact Emily Reitz, the club’s president, at

Students can always join more than one club.

Kutztown’s field hockey win in well-balanced blowout

By Brandon Wentz

The Golden Bears line up for the National Anthem.

The Golden Bears line up for the National Anthem.

Kutztown’s women’s field hockey team came out firing on all cylinders Friday in their well-rounded defeat of Newberry College. The final score was 6-3 and five different players notched goals for the Golden Bears in a balanced team effort. The victory at University Field brought KU’s record to 2-1 in the early season.

Junior and captain Anna Behm helped scored a goal off an assist from Madison Wampler four minutes into the match. The Golden Bears never gave up the lead and showed their excellent team chemistry early and often.

“This was a total team effort today,” said Head Coach Marci Scheuing. “We got out to a fast start, our second unit played the entire second half and I think they did a great job of stepping in and creating chemistry right away. Especially coming off the Bloomsburg victory, we really wanted to win this one today.”

The girls padded their lead with a goal by Madison Dworak 17 minutes in. KU lost their shutout two minutes later when Kaycie Andrew put Newberry on the board. Then in the 25th minute, the Golden Bears scored again when Courtney Konowal found the back of the net from in front of the cage.

This was not the last goal of the half for Kutztown, as Behm scored her second goal of the game – and her fifth in three games – in the 34th minute, concluding the first half goals.

Kutztown made it clear halftime didn’t lessen their drive to win in the 37th minute when Madison Stewart scored another goal for the Golden Bears. Following Stewart’s score, Megan Tiwold knocked another goal in for KU, their fourth of four unanswered goals that followed Newberry’s first goal of the game.

Newberry scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. Both teams managed to register 18 shots, but despite the results of the game Newberry led Kutztown in shots on goal (13-12).

The Golden Bears will look for their third victory when they play Millersville on Saturday Sept. 13 in Millersville. That game will begin at 12pm.

Golden Bears show character in 3-0 sweep of Philadelphia University

The Golden Bears attempt to spike the ball

The Golden Bears attempt to spike the ball

By Nick Carson

The KU women’s volleyball team relied on late scoring to sweep a three-set match against Philadelphia University on Friday, Sept. 12. With the win, the Golden Bears improve to an early record of 5-1, while the loss put the Rams at 2-2 for the season.

KU won each of the three sets against the Rams by no more than four points, with the scores coming in at 27-25, 25-21 and 25-22. In the first two matches, KU found themselves down 16-22 and 16-20, but the Golden Bears rallied to get the first two wins. The third match was much closer, but after the teams were tied at 19, KU was able to pull away to get the victory and the sweep.

The Rams early points were put up by scoring leaders Chelsea Hughes, junior, with 19.5 points, Lauren Laucella, sophomore, with 11.5 points and Terra Ecker, senior, with 7 points.

KU senior Danielle Van Buren led the scoring effort for the Golden Bears, putting up 12 points. Seniors Aly York and Chelsea Braga also we among the top scorers for KU, with York scoring 8.5 points and Braga scoring 8 points.

KU’s seniors were not the only weapons in the match, with sophomores Zandria Zielinski and Anna Conti having big nights. Zielinski led the Golden Bears with five total blocks, and the only solo block of the day for KU. She also had two kills and two assists. Conti recorded 29 assists and had a career-high four kills.

With the win, the Golden Bears ride a four-game win and shut-out streak into a four-game PSAC crossover trip. Last season the Golden Bears finished with a 14-19 overall record, and especially struggles against PSAC teams. In conference play, last year’s team was 8-14, so head coach John Gump and the rest of the team will look to use these early conference games to gain confidence.

The four games will be played on Sept. 19 and 20, starting with Mercyhurst (5-2) and Gannon (7-0) on Sept. 19, and finishing with Slippery Rock (5-2) and Edinboro (6-2) on Sept. 20. All four of the games will be held in Cheyney, Pa.

KU couldn’t come up with the overtime win against Shippensburg

By Lee Finkelstein

The Golden Bears fight for possession.

The Golden Bears fight for possession.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – After a 90 minute scoring drought from both Kutztown and Shippensburg, the Kutztown University women’s soccer team couldn’t come up with the win as they lost 1-0 in overtime in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) matchup on Saturday afternoon from David See Field.

As overtime began, things started to heat up. Alaina Curry forced the pressure early against Shippensburg, but the Raiders (1-1-1, 1-1-1 PSAC) quickly took over. Four minutes into extra time, Shippensburg bench player, Jenny Litz, heaved a shot from 18 yards out on the left side that slipped through the reach of KU goalie Deanna Messner.

Throughout the game, The Golden Bears (2-2, 2-2 PSAC) had many chances to score the ball, especially in the first half, but they were not able to connect with the back of the net.

Both teams attempted to pour in shot after shot in the second half, with each team recording nine shots a piece.

Curry led all players on the pitch with four shots, but could not connect with the net. Taylor Burt let three shots fly with one on goal, and Diana Malanga hit two with one on goal.

Freshman Nora Fazzi attempted her first collegiate shot in the game, while fellow rookie Messner finished with three saves.

The Raiders finished with a slight advantage in both shots (14-12) and corner kicks (7-3).

The Golden Bears will continue their three-game road trip with a non-conference matchup against Alderson Broaddus on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in West Virginia.

KU football upsets nationally ranked IUP in home opener

By Steve Maugeri

Junior Anthony Kelly hauls in his fourth touchdown catch of the day.

Junior Anthony Kelly hauls in his fourth touchdown catch of the day.

It only took two weeks. Jim Clements has now cemented himself into the KU record books with a dominating 44-7 victory over no. 20 Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The win marks his first as head coach of the Golden Bears, and this is the first win over IUP in KU history. The win firmly plants KU atop the PSAC East standings, and is the Golden Bears’ first win over a nationally ranked team since 2012.

“We expect our guys to compete, play hard and never quit, and our guys did that from start to finish today,” Clements said. “I think we did a great job of improving from week one to week two, putting four great quarters together, and finishing out the game. There are still some things we have to clean up, but I was pleased with the effort our kids gave today.”

Chad Barton continued to shine in his first year as a starter. He completed passes to seven different receivers for a total of 316 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. Junior Anthony Kelly was on the receiving end of four of those scores. He reeled in six catches for 153 yards, which were also a career high. The alarming stat here is that Kelly has been the recipient of six of Barton’s seven touchdown passes this season. As a result, Kelly was named as the PSAC athlete of the week. Freshman Nathan Hollander led the Golden Bears in receptions for the second straight week with seven.

Defensively, Sam Dougan and Zach Delp led with ten tackles each. Additionally, Zach Greenwald wreaked havoc in the Crimson Hawks backfield, notching a key forced fumble. The secondary flashed its skills all afternoon, with a total of three interceptions by English Peay, Drake Brumfield and Tyler Pratt. They held IUP to a meager 176 yards of total offense, one week after IUP rang up 376 yards and 41 points against St. Augustine’s University. The defensive unit has proved themselves as one of the strongest units in the conference.

“Last week, we saw first-hand how important it is to play hard in both halves, and that is definitely what we did today,” Dougan said. “Looking back, last week was a great learning experience for us because it taught us what it takes to get a win against a good team.”

Clements mentioned how football is a game of momentum, and it swayed in the Golden Bears’ direction all afternoon. As a whole, the Golden Bears kept the Crimson Hawks scoreless for all but eight minutes of the game. The most notable stat is the third down conversion rate. In their two games, the Golden Bears have only yielded nine critical down conversions to their opponents.

After trading punts with IUP in the first half, Hollander recovered a fumble in the end zone to put KU on the board. IUP would respond with a one-yard run by Luigi Lista-Brinza to lead 7-6. KU would then capitalize on great field position with a 24-yard pass from Barton to Kelly. After another connection from Barton to Kelly would cap off a 20-point second quarter for the Golden Bears, which blew the game open. The Golden Bears will return to action this Saturday, Sept. 20 on the road against Gannon University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Rohrbach Library presents their new and improved open house

By Julia Grimaldi
Attribution: Karen Wanamaker

The Rohrbach Library open house will take place on September 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the open house, students must find answers to ten questions on an orientation form. Like last year’s open house, students will go to several help desks, offices and locations within the library to learn about their services. This year, the library has also included questions that will bring students to the library website and online resources.

Students will have until the end of the week of September 23 to turn in their forms to the library’s main desk. This gives students who could not previously participate due to class schedules or other commitments the opportunity to participate.

Students who turn in a valid completed form will have the opportunity to win prizes. So far, prizes include: gift cards donated by local businesses, library cups and candy, library bags and gift cards to the student book store. A complete list of prizes will be available online on the library website and social media accounts in the near future.

A student that would like to use this library event for credit or extra credit in a class or as a student organization requirement should write their name and course or organization on the top of their orientation form. Once all of the forms are compiled, the library will let the professor or organization know which students participated.

Besides the open house, two other events are happening in the library on September 23.

Sponsored by the Department of Academic Enrichment, Fast Pass to Learning will take place at the second floor atrium area from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Students can learn some quick study tips and receive prizes.

Sponsored by the ABA, the Library Science Fraternity on campus, the Scholastic Book Fair will be located near the coffee shop on the first floor. Profits from the sale support the Library Science Collection as well as ABA activities. This event runs all week.

For more information about the library open house, please contact Karen Wanamaker at or Krista Prock at

Kutztown propels art student into design experience

By Joshua Herring

Lindsey Zellner enjoying the perks of her job. Photo courtesy of Zellner.

Lindsey Zellner enjoying the perks of her job.
Photo courtesy of Zellner.

Artist and recent Kutztown graduate, Lindsey Zellner, has launched herself into a valuable design experience. The communication design program at KU provided her with not only the skills and knowledge, but also the opportunities for instrumental experience.

   The department allows freshmen design majors to experience the foundations of design and visual thinking. Juniors then choose to focus on one of four concentrations: graphic design, advertising design, interactive design, and illustration. “Each one has its own unique qualities, but you end up using knowledge from all four concentrations,” says Zellner. “I believe that as much as you can pack into four years of school, the communication design program does just that.”

   She says that the curriculum shows students the entire process. “Rather than just learning how to use Adobe software and come up with creative ideas, we are taught how to expand on ideas, become our own copywriters and creative directors and take on new challenges you’d never expect,” said Zellner.

   Yet, she says the program is definitely “not for the faint-of-heart.” By her junior year, she realized that “each class would present its own challenges, but mold me into an overall better designer and professional.” She said, “Ultimately, I think we have one of the best design programs in the state.”

   At the end of it all, she says she misses the sleepless nights and time spent in the computer lab. “KU’s communication design program is like a giant family,” said Zellner.

   During her senior year, Zellner participated in the internship program offered through the department. She worked as a creative intern for Crayola. In sum, she says the experience gave her “a huge understanding of what to expect in the real world with hard deadlines, communicating effectively with a team and expanding design knowledge.”

   Today, the Crayola design team is a part of Zellner’s networked list of companies, which also includes Disney. She fell in love with the company during her experience with the Disney college program in 2010, now she loves being a part-time designer for some of their creative projects.

   With Kutztown design knowledge and some practical and on-going experience, Zellner hopes to develop more real-world comprehension of all fields in communication design. In the future she hopes to advance to a creative director position that allows her to focus on her true passion: packaging, branding and advertising.

   In advertising design, artists develop visual concepts for print or digital ads. “To me design is more than just type or color,” said Zellner. “It’s about the feelings that are a result for a client and society overall.”

   She defines her type of work in communication design as “creating change through creative talents,” and “reaching out in advertising, to create functional products and design brands that are recognizable either worldwide or on a smaller scale.”

   To learn more about Zellner and see some of her advertising designs, go to More information on the Kutztown Communication Design program and examples of student work can be found at