Bear Essentials

April 27, 2022

Bearfest 43

Level Up with Bearfest 43, Wednesday through Saturday

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Bearfest 43 - Join us for Bearfest 43 April 27-30 for four days of fun! For the full schedule and details, check out our instagram @KutztownBearfest.

Bear Bucks Merchants - Welcome Rutter's to the KU family! Now accepting Bear Bucks at their Kutztown location. Visit our website for all of our Bear Bucks merchants off campus.

Well-being Brothas Cookin' Competition Winners - Mr. Bernard McCree was crowned gumbo grand champion & Dr. Donavan McCargo was crowned wing grand champion. We honor all our chefs and congratulate our winners!

Hazleton Art League Arts Youth Expo - June 3. Two-day celebration for Young Artists exhibiting in the AYE gallery show and competition.

Spring Into Your Best Smile - Onsite Dental is offering a free Invisalign consultation, a $0 down payment, and in-house, interest-free financing when you start Invisalign treatment in May.

First Destination Career Outcomes Survey - Where are you headed?  Please complete your survey (just takes 5 minutes) by May 13.  If you haven’t landed a job just yet, answer ‘Still Seeking.’  Complete your profile by May 1 to be entered to win one of several gift certificates. Log into Handshake, then go to Career Center, then First Destination.


Wed. April 27

Bearfest: Let the Games Begin - DMZ

  • 4:30 - 8 p.m. Aramark picnic (bring your KU ID)
  • 5 - 7:30 p.m. Live Band: Ben Ginder Group
  • 5 - 9 p.m. Sky Fall Stunt Jump, inflatables, yard games

Open Hour with Provost - 3 p.m. at Starbucks in 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 - 2 - 3:30 p.m. Successful Interviewing 2 p.m., Internship & Job Search 2:30 p.m., Soft Skills 3 p.m. Via Zoom.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Split Attraction Model - Come to Boxwood House at 3 p.m. to see a presentation on the Split Attraction Model. There will be fun coloring pages after the presentation.

Clay Club Juried Student Exhibition - Bear's Den Gallery Reception, 7 to 8 p.m. in the MSU. View ceramics by current students. Snacks!

Thu. April 28

Bear fest: Ready Player 43 - DMZ

  • 4 - 8 p.m., Laser Tag, inflatables, airbrush tattoos, board games, VR simulators and yard games
  • Board games will be raffled off at the end of the night

Study Abroad Information Table - Visit us outside the Cub Cafe from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to learn more about study abroad.

Career Development Mini-Workshop Marathon - 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Successful Interviewing 2 p.m., Internship & Job Search 2:30 p.m., Soft Skills 3 p.m. 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 Center Mini-Workshop Marathon - 2 - 3:30 p.m.- Choosing A Major 2 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 2:30 p.m., Creating Your Personal Brand 3 p.m. Via Zoom.

Fri. April 29

Earn Your High Score at Bearfest - South Dining Hall

  • 6 - 9 p.m., Casino games, slot machines, arcade games, and Mario Kart
  • 9 - 10 p.m., “Cash Out” and basket winners announced

Animal Crossing at Boxwood House - Join us at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center on Fridays at 4 p.m. in Boxwood house and meet new people and explore the multiplayer possibilities of Animal Crossing.

Tropical Belize: Study Abroad Info Meeting - Learn about taking a general education course in Belize with KU faculty next Winter.

Edward Luckey Ed.D. Dissertation Defense - 8:30 a.m. Via Zoom. Visit our dissertation webpage for more information.

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.

Career Development Mini-Workshop Marathon - 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Successful Interviewing 2 p.m., Soft Skills 2:30 p.m., Internship & Job Search Strategies 3 p.m. Via Zoom.

Baseball vs. West Chester (DH) - 2 p.m. at North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)

Sat. April 30

Take Me Out to Bearfest - DMZ (rain location O'Pake Fieldhouse)

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Inflatables, activity and craft booths, photo booth and music
  • 12 - 3 p.m., Food trucks with food available for purchase
  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Trampoline performances

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

Mon. May 2

Clay Club Spring Sale - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Outside the MSU. Come see what current ceramics students have been making and are offering for you to have a unique work of art.

Harry Potter Drop-In Wellness - 12-4 p.m., Health & Wellness Center (Beck Hall), Butterbeer (while supplies last), games, treats and enter to win a chocolate frog (Platugler).

President's Open Hour - Stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 303 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Tue. May 3

SMASH: Stress Relief - Join KUAB & OSI for SMASH: Stress Relief, the mobile rage room for college students. Let the smashing commence.  

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