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April 14, 2021

KU Wellness Day: Tue. April 20

Relax, unwind, get well and have fun.

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Ceramics at the Kutztown Community Partnership - April 17 - May 1. View a menagerie of sculptures made by students in the Ceramics Studio this semester. Contact for info.

Golden Bear Athletic Club 5K Event - Dust off those sneakers and get ready to move in support of KU Athletics! Run, walk or bike anytime between April 17-24. Current students receive a discount.

GA Opening for Fall 2021 The Office of Communications is looking for a graduate assistant for 2021-2022. GA writes press releases and features for KU website. Apply today.

There's Still Time! Open PSECU Account, Get $100Until May 15, students can receive $100 after opening a PSECU checking account and meeting promo requirements. Rules and application at

The Collage April NewsletterThe April 2021 issue features Chair of Criminal Justice Dr. Jonathan Kremser and senior Environmental Science: Geography major Kirsten Bell.


Wed. April 14

Soft Skills: What Employers Want10 a.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more.

Women's Lacrosse - vs. Bloomsburg. Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Kutztown Composition ConferenceCome celebrate student research and writing at the Kutztown Composition Conference!

KU Composition Conference Open Mic - 4-5 p.m. Zoom Open Mic at the KUCC. All readers welcome. Meeting ID: 995 5975 9195 Passcode: 287588

Single Reed Recital - 7:30 p.m. An evening of student musicians playing clarinet and saxophone music, live-streamed from the Georgian room!

    Thu. April 15

    LGBTQA Social "Q" for Queer Night8 p.m. Join us as we celebrate each identity with a Zoom social night. Moderated discussion in a virtual safe space. Zoom ID 985 7225 3948

    Visiting Artist Mac McCusker on Zoom7 p.m. Listen to a lecture on socially motivated ceramics related to LGBTQ issues like gender and anti-discrimination. Email for info.

    STD Screening at Health Center, Beck Hall - 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  KU ID and Appointment required; call 610-683-4082. Wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Testing is free and confidential.

    Light the Way to Stop the Hate - 12 p.m. at MCC. Join us as we honor the lives lost to hate and violence. Fill out a paper flame to highlight the communities you stand with and show solidarity with your peers.

    Fri. April 16

    Full Spectrum Art Exhibition Zoom Reception6-7 p.m. This Zoom reception will include artist talks on issues important to the LGBTQ community. Contact for the link.

    Baseball - 12 p.m. vs. East Stroudsburg (doubleheader). North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

    Sat. April 17

    Children's Lit ConferenceThe 23rd Annual Kutztown University Children's Literature Conference will be held virtually this year - and students can register for FREE with their KU email!

    Softball - 1 p.m. vs. East Stroudsburg (DH). North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

    Senior Recital: Chris Rimanic - 3 p.m. This senior recital is live-streamed from the Georgian Room. Visit the Music Departments YouTube Channel for the link & celebrate Mr. Rimanic's accomplishments.

    Sun. April 18

    Senior Recital: Jacob MedinaFlute player senior recital is live-streamed from the Georgian Room. See the Music Departments YouTube Channel for the link & celebrate their accomplishments.

      Mon. April 19

      Big Art DayBig Art Day is a longstanding Art Department tradition where current students can meet alumni, forge connections, and ask questions.

      KU Foundation Presents: A Talk With Dr. Taner Akçam - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dr. Taner Akçam, historian and sociologist, is an international authority on the Armenian Genocide and a leader in human rights. Zoom information will be sent to you prior to the event. For more information, please call 610-683-4110 or email

      Music Mondays - 7:30 p.m. Every Monday view a live-streamed concert for FREE on the Music Departments YouTube Channel! Missed this week's stream? Watch the recording on YouTube.

      KU Chamber Players - 7:30 p.m. Featuring works by Mozart, Martinu & 2 premiere works by local composer Ava Bloomfield of Allentown! Limited seating in Schaeffer Auditorium & on YouTube live.

      Tue. April 20

      Wellness Day: KU Stock - There are no classes on this day. Join the campus community for a musical exposition of KU commercial music groups on the DMZ. 1 day of peace and music with 9 bands playing throughout the afternoon and evening. (Review the full schedule

      Clay Club Zoom Project: Sculpting a Hand7 p.m. From forming fingers to shaping the palm! Pick up clay ahead of time, then zoom in for the lesson. Contact for info.

      LGBTQA Social "A" for Asexual Night8 p.m. Join us as we celebrate each identity with a Zoom social night. Moderated discussion in a virtual safe space. Zoom ID 980 0044 2993

      TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. April 20, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Return Thu. April 22, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU Account.

      Sidewalk Sale at Dixon Circle - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Everything is under $20! $5 T-shirts | $2 Decals | $5 Hats | $15 Under Armour & Sweatshirts | Headphones as low as $5 | Planners as low as $1 | Backpacks as low as $15 & much more! In-store only.

      Wed. April 21

      Visiting Figurative Ceramic Artist Tip Toland - 4-6 p.m. Demo on making a bust. Artist Lecture on the development of her work April 22 at 1 p.m. Via Zoom; email for info.

      How to Write Effective Emails for Any Situation - 1-2 p.m. In this 1 hour session, you’ll learn email writing tips that will save time and make your emails more effective.

      Blood Drive - Donors Needed - 12-7 p.m. at KU Field House. Due to COVID there are major blood shortages in this area. Please donate - new and returning donors welcome! 


      Weekly Success Tip

      Start Now! The Finish Line Approaches - Finals are right around the corner and every student benefits from having a plan.  Meet with the Student Success Center to develop an Academic Action Plan.  Book your appointment here.