Non-Credit Courses & Learning Events

Kutztown University is proud to announce an initiative geared toward the local community, that offers low-cost, non-credit lifelong learning experiences for all those interested in acquiring new skills or enhancing their current knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Our department is actively looking for program proposals and ideas of learning and educational experiences for the local Kutztown community! Any ideas could be emailed to or fill out this proposal form with comments. We would love to have you spread the word and to reach out to us to find out more about our upcoming events & wonderful department! Thanks for looking!

MARCH 2023 Events:

Quilt Design Through the Years

Cost: $10


  • Sunday, March 5, 2023, 2 p.m.
  • Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center, KU Campus
  • Meet Cyndi Hershey, quilt education and development director, Kutztown Folk Festival

How to Record and Produce Your Own Podcast

Cost: $50


  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • The Learning Center at Rickenbach, Room LC29 Kutztown University
  • This workshop will teach individuals how to record, edit, and publish their own podcast.

The Silent Service

Cost: $5


  • Thursday, March 9, 2023, 2 p.m.
  • Room 223, McFarland Student Union, Kutztown University
  • Submariners from the Lehigh Valley Submarine Veterans Base will present what their life was like on a submarine.
  • Presented by: Kathleen Dolgos and George Dolgos - Commander of Lehigh Valley Veterans Group.

Applique Anyone?

Cost: $25


  • Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2 p.m.
  • Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center, KU Campus
  • Applique quilts as well as combination quilts (pieced with applique accents) continue to be some of the most sought-after quilt styles.
  • We'll review the basic steps including preparation and hand-stitching.
  • A small kit will be provided to get you started.

Lunch & Learn Series: Beginning Spanish for the Workplace

Cost: $150

*Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Members and Kutztown University employees receive a 10% discount.*


  • Starting March 13th, 2023, 12:00 p.m.- 12:45 p.m. 
  • Total of 10 sessions VIA Zoom
  • Focusing on Retail and General Office Needs.
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 so register early to start learning Spanish!
  • Our Past Events

    Printing an Etching

    Here we have Dr. Evan Summer, professor emeritus, the processes involved creating and etching on a copper plate. While explained the plate would then be printed using intaglio inking and a Takach press.

    Colla'brew'tive Tasting Event

    We would like to give a big thanks to David Wagaman for introducing us into the world of low/non-alcoholic beers!

    Dr. Evan Summer explaining to members of our community what printing and etching is.

    Tutorial in progress.

    Members in the community looking in the etching.

    Getting inspiration.

    Seniors looking at etchings on a table in the center of the room
    Welcome meeting with KU senior community, senior members are seated around a board table with a staff member at the head
    Instructor giving a demonstration on etching for senior community members
    KU senior community members looking down at an etching example on a large table