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April 21, 2021

Students, Faculty in Special Education/Visual Impairments Program Help Make Hawk Mountain More Accessible

Students in the Special Education Program on Visual Impairments recently spent the day at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary training staff on how to properly guide a person who is blind through the trails at Hawk Mountain. The students also put all print signage along the accessible trail into Braille in order for people with visual impairments to use the trail independently. Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Nicole Johnson, Alyssa Ruffo, Jenna Haskins, Chinonyerem Enwereji, Madelyn Hight, Courtney Kirshner, Mallory Schmidt

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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.

FDI Music Composition WinnersFDI announces the winners of the "Celebrating Black Female Composers" music composition contest for 2020-2021.

Women's CenterWe will NOT be hosting DON'T THROW THAT OUT this semester due to COVID-19.

Hip-Hop Music & Culture Summer CourseSummer Session 2, Category B General Education course, MUS 293 Hip-Hop Music & Culture is now correctly listed as an Online course.

APSCUF Student Scholarship Deadline ExtendedThe deadline for the APSCUF undergraduate scholarship has been extended to Fri. April 23. See the flyer at the link for further instructions.

Need a little extra $$$? Apply as soon as today!The Kutztown University Foundation is hiring current KU students for our Annual Giving Associate position at a competitive $8.25 wage! Flexible evening hours. Apply on Handshake today!

Community Outreach Center Seeks Student Staff - The Community Outreach Center is looking for students who are interested in community service and social advocacy work to join our student staff. Detailed position descriptions and applications to apply can be found on Handshake

Attention All Seniors Graduating This SemesterWhere are you headed?  It’s time to complete your First Destination Career Outcomes Survey (only takes 5 minutes) by May 1 and be entered to win one of several Paw Pass Gift Certificates. Please log in to Handshake with your KU Single Sign-On, then go to Career Center, then Surveys.

Sports Medicine Student Employment – Work with Sports Medicine to provide care for KU student-athletes. 

COVID Coping - KU’s very own Dr. Scott Tracy of the Counselor Education and Student Affairs Department has created a series of podcasts called COVID Coping. In Part 1, Dr. Tracy and graduate student Dylan Preston discuss small steps to recovery after the pandemic lockdown.


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! 

Soft Skills: What Employers Want2 p.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more.

Career Development Center Mini-Workshop Marathon2 p.m. Creating Your Personal Brand 2 p.m., Designing Your Career Path 2:30 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 3 p.m.

State System Startup ChallengeSupport KU senior Katelyn Wehr at the 2020-2021 State System Startup Challenge Finals as she will pitch her business, Knees Up Events.

Faculty Recital: "Resurrection," Dr. Daniel Immel - 7:30 p.m. Join Dr. Daniel Immel for his piano recital in Schaeffer Auditorium. Seating is limited, masks & social distancing required. The recital will also be live-streamed.

    Thu. April 22

    Campus Climate Survey Discussion Forum - 11 a.m. Discussion of Climate Survey Data led by the ICC. Zoom link.

    KU Music Ed. Virtual Forum - 7 p.m. Open to ALL KU students, faculty, and alumni. This session's discussion: How to Record Your Music Ensemble. Guest Speaker: Mr. Joseph Chudyk, registration is free.

    Feminist Fun Night - 7 p.m. Join FMLA for Feminist Fun Night - Come out to play feminist trivia and watch a movie in AF 101.

    Internship & Job Search Strategies 11 a.m. Discover the ways to find jobs and internships as well as learning the art of networking & tips to locate "hidden jobs!

    Choosing a Major11 a.m. "Explore myths and facts about majors and careers and how you can narrow down options to make the best decision for your future!"

    Career Development Mini-Workshop Marathon2 p.m. Get all the workshops you need in one place! Successful Interviewing 2 p.m., Internship & Job Search 2:30 p.m., Thinking About Graduate School 3 p.m.

    Sidewalk Sale at Dixon CircleMissed our Sidewalk Sale on Tuesday? Everything is under $20 from 3-7 p.m. on Thur. April 22. In-store only. $5 T-shirts | $2 Decals | $5 Hats | $15 Under Armour and Sweatshirts | Headphones as low as $5 | Planners as low as $1 | Backpacks as low as $15 and much more.

    KU Music Ed. Virtual Forum - 7 p.m. KU Students, Faculty & Alum. Enhance your recording knowledge! Special guest, Joseph Chudyk discusses How to Record Your Music Ensemble! Registration is free.

    Fri. April 23

    Career Development Mini-Workshop Marathon2 p.m. Get all the workshops you need in one place! Creating Your Personal Brand 2 p.m., Soft Skills 2:30 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 3 p.m.

    Softball - 1 p.m. vs. West Chester (doubleheader). North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

    Sat. April 24

    Drive-In Movie: The IncrediblesCome on out to KUABs Drive-In movie event at the A4 parking lot behind Lytle. Sign up on Engage!

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

      Mon. April 26

      Clay Club Outdoor Socially Distanced Sale Event 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sharadin Loading Dock 2. Visit to view and purchase ceramic art created by current students, as well as Clay Club t-shirts, socks, and stickers.

      Campus Climate Committee Discussion Forum - 3 p.m. Discussion of Climate Survey Data led by the ICC. Zoom link.

      Lesbian Visibility Day - 1-3 p.m. Come out for our Lesbian Visibility Day celebration! Join us for a fun-filled field day full of Guess Who, ring toss, and a bean bag toss - among other things!

      Groove Into Success Workshop - 12 p.m. Groove into Success for Finals Week by joining our quick workshop.

      Virtual Pet Showcase - 5 p.m. All pets welcomed! Show off your adorable pet at the Virtual Final's Neighborhood Pet Showcase.

      Music Mondays - 7:30 p.m. The Music Department is proud to host Music Mondays. See the past concert KU Stock, One Day of Peace on our YouTube channel! All concerts are live-streamed.

      Tue. April 27

      Kutztown London Program Info SessionAll majors are invited to attend the Information Session on Kutztown London Winter 2022.

      TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. April 27, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Return Thu. April 29, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU Account.

      FDI April Discussion by Dr. James Jackson - 11 a.m. The Frederick Douglass Institute presents the April 2021 discussion "The Influence of Freemasonry in Black Racial Identity."

      Tackling Online Exams Workshop - 11 a.m. Join us to learn how to tackle online exams!

      Virtual Cafe - 12 p.m. Bring a cup of coffee or tea and join us for an hour of studying and conversation at our virtual café!

      Wed. April 28

      Test Taking Tips Workshop - 12 p.m. MC, T/F, Essay, Oh My! Join us to learn test-taking tips for all these formats and more.

      Virtual Aquarium - 5 p.m. Study with the fish! Join us for an hour of studying with calming background of a virtual aquarium.


      Weekly Success Tip

      Instagram Your Success - Check out tips from students on how to finish the semester strong on Instagram and use #KUStudentSuccessCenter to show off your own successes.

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