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Belle Nicholas Performs in Musical at JMU

HARRISONBURG, VA (10/17/2019)-- Broadway veteran Jacob Brent made his debut as faculty director, along with students, in the James Madison University School of Theatre and Dance's Shakespeare musical Twelfth Night, at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.


Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, Twelfth Nightis a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery. Twelfth Night tells the story of a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls hard for a Duke. As Viola navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self-and true love-in the process.

Belle Nicholas of West Deptford performed in this musical.

Established in 1908, James Madison University is a community of 22,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. JMU offers 124 degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, keeps classes small with a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio and has the highest six-year graduation rate among its peer institutions at 84%. JMU is quickly gaining a national reputation, and ranks as the most recommended university in the nation by students. As the No. 2 Best Public Regional University in the South, students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty, access to top-notch NCAA Division 1 athletics and state-of-the art amenities. Once students graduate they join an esteemed network of around 140,000 Dukes across the globe, giving of their time, talent and treasure to the university.

Kutztown University Students Pair with Vision Resource Center of Berks County

KUTZTOWN, PA (10/17/2019)-- Students from the Special Education Program on Visual Impairments paired with the Vision Resource Center of Berks County to host a Dine in the Dark at the Crowne Plaza in Reading Sept. 26.

More than 215 people in the community attended the event. Kutztown University students in the vision program planned activities to raise awareness of visual impairments and taught patrons how to eat without vision. Watch the WFMZ news story here.

Gabrielle Sileo of West Deptford, NJ (08051)

Lori Stratton of Stratford, NJ (08084)

About Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

As the region's center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU's programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU's NCAA Division II athletics program with 21 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery.

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Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

For more information, please visit us at www.kutztown.edu.