Bear Essentials

April 26, 2023

Bearfest 44: Lots of Fun in Store at Bearfest 44

Bearfest events begin today and continue through Saturday. View the schedules below in this week's events.

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Last Day for Tutoring - May 3rd is the last day of tutoring for the spring semester.

Tutoring Positions Available for Fall 2023 - Positions available for peer tutors, academic peer mentors and first-year experience guides.

Attention seniors graduating this semester: Where are you headed? - It’s time to complete your First Destination Career Outcomes Survey (takes just five minutes) by May 13.  If you haven’t land a job just yet, answer "Still Seeking."  Complete your profile by May 1 be entered to win one of several gift certificates. Log into Handshake, then go to Career Center, then First Destination.

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit your nominations for the April 2023 Employee of the Month.

Commencement Flowers - Celebrate with flowers for commencement!

Focus Group Participation Sign-Ups - Participate in a one-hour Zoom focus group to discuss your experience of inclusion and power-sharing in higher education and receive a $20 Amazon e-gift card.


Wed. April 26

Open Hour with the Provost - 2 p.m. in Bear's Den, MSU. Students are invited to drop by and chat with the Provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 2 p.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more. Via Zoom.

Career Development Mini-Workshop Marathon - 3-4:30 p.m. Writing your Resume & Cover Letter 3 p.m.; Successful Interviewing 3:30 p.m.; Designing Your Career Path 4 p.m. Via Zoom.

Bearfest 4-7 p.m. on the DMZ - Aramark picnic (4-7 p.m.); skyfall, human bowling, yard games, dunk tank (4-7 p.m.); goat yoga (4-6 p.m.); Minute to Win it games, tie dye (5-7 p.m.).

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

Thu. April 27

Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting - Committee meetings at 1:30 p.m.: Academic and Student Affairs MSU 323; Finance, Property and Audit MSU 322; Human Diversity MSU 325; University Relations and Advancement MSU 324. Plenary Session at 3 p.m. in MSU 250.

Bearfest 4-8 p.m. on the DMZ - Foam slide, rage room (4-6:30 p.m.); Squishmallow bingo, tarot cards (4-6 p.m.); The Price is Right (6-8 p.m.); popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones (4-8 p.m., while supplies last).

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

Choosing a Major - 11 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. Via Zoom.

Career Development Mini-Workshop Marathon - 3-4:30 p.m. Soft Skills 2 p.m.; Creating Your Personal Brand 3:30 p.m.; Internship & Job Search 4 p.m. Via Zoom.

Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg - 2 p.m. at North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

Fri. April 28

Bearfest 6-10 p.m. South Dining Hall - Casino night, games of chance, card games and lots of prizes!

Women's Golf PSAC Championships - KU hosts this year's championship at nearby Berkleigh Country Club. Tournament continues Saturday and Sunday.

Rugby at Collegiate Rugby 7s Championships - Follow KU's men's and women's rugby clubs at this year's championship tournament in Washington, D.C.  Tournament continues Saturday and Sunday.

Sat. April 29

Bearfest 12-4 p.m. on the DMZ - Community carnival day. Hall council booths, inflatable games, carnival games, yard games, Kona Ice truck.

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

Women's Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg - 1 p.m. Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Mon. May 1

Pet Therapy Day - From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. take a break from studying and come hang out with some cute furry friends on the MSU lawn.

Spring 2023 Commencement Regalia for Sale - Spring 2023 graduates shop at KU Campus Store and online for regalia from May 1-12. Purchase includes tickets, tassel and cap.

Tue. May 2

End the Semester with Success: Finals Prep - Academic Forum 203, 11 a.m. Learn strategies to prepare you for finals.

Disney Celebration in the Health Center - Join us for Disney-themed freebies, games, crafts and viewing from 3-5 p.m. in the Wellness Room. A great way to celebrate this semester.

Wed. May 3

Last Day to Get STI Testing at Health Center - STI testing will stop at noon. If you have any STI questions or concerns please call the Health Center at 610-683-4082.