Bear Essentials

Feb. 28, 2024

New MyKU is Now Live

The transition to KU's new student information system, New MyKU, is underway. Familiarize yourself with the new system, take training and keep tabs on what services will remain in MyKU Legacy (formerly known as MyKU) during the transition.

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Join PSECU and Earn up to $300 - Tired of the constant fees on your bank account? PSECU is the solution. Join your fee-free, convenient and transparent on campus credit union.

Save the Date: Graduation Festival - March 18-19. A one-stop-shop for Spring graduates to purchase caps and gowns, order class rings, purchase diploma frames and learn more about KU Alumni Engagement.

Order Your Official Kutztown University Ring - Balfour is bringing the tradition to you. Shop Balfour's collection of class rings, or stop by their table at Grad Fest.

Schedule Senior Portraits - Don’t miss this opportunity to be photographed at Grad Fest! Portraits will be taken in your own business attire and cap & gown.

Apply to be a Book in Human Library - Tell your story at the upcoming Human Library event on campus.

Spring Commencement Speakers - Apply to be the graduate student speaker for commencement in May. Applications close March 19.

Volunteer at Science Olympiad - Do something really fun for Spring Break, March 12. Great for clubs, service hours and resume. No science background needed. Free T-shirt. .

Sign-Up for Mock Interview Mania - April 8-12. Practice with a professional employer on-campus. Reserved for juniors and seniors. Space is limited.


Wed. Feb. 28

Salary Negotiation - 11 a.m. Learn how to begin your careers smartly, how to benchmark your worth, and how to negotiate for an equitable salary. Via Zoom.

Creating Your Personal Brand - 2 p.m. What does your brand say about you? Learn how to create a brand during your college years that will appeal to future employers. Old Main 138.

Women's Reproductive Health Day - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in MSU 223. Join us to learn about women's reproductive health and hear what our guest speakers have to say on the topic.

Women's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg - 5:30 p.m. at Keystone Arena. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Men's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg - 7:30 p.m. at Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live Stats)

Thu. Feb. 29

MSU Parking Lot Closed - Lot A1 by the MSU will be closed for a campus event Thursday morning. The lot will re-open at 11:30 a.m.

Food Bingo - Event is paired with the Bear Essentials Food Pantry. 7 p.m. in MSU 218 Prizes will consist of various food, grocery, and meal kit items.

Kindness Karnival - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in MSU 218. This year’s theme is “PEACE. LOVE. KINDNESS.”

Designing Your Career Path Workshop - 11 a.m. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. Old Main 138.

Thinking About Grad School? - 11 a.m. Heading to graduate school in the future? Learn how to ask the important questions and choose the right program for you & your future career. Via Zoom.

Open Hour with Provost - 1:30 p.m. in Bears Den, MSU. Students are invited to drop by and chat with the Provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour.

Class Gift: Senior POP Trivia - 6 p.m. Spring grads, please join the KU Foundation's Senior POP Trivia night to celebrate your Class Gift and learn how future alumni like you make a difference at KU.

A Day in the Life of a Grad Student - 2 p.m. Gain insight from KU grad students and faculty about what to expect in grad school. Via Zoom.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill - 3 p.m. Keystone Field. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Get Your Photo Taken - Be a part of a major diversity photo project. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Bear's Den, MSU. Everyone is welcome.

Fri. Mar. 1

Game Dev Club Spring Game Jam - Join Game Dev club for our Spring Game Jam! In 48 hours, create a small game solo or in a team. Join the Discord for more info.

FEMINIST FRIDAY at Boxwood House - 2 p.m. Be Your Own Barbie

Diversity Conference - All students are invited to attend whenever they are able to from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in MSU.

Sat. Mar. 2

Wrestling NCAA Super Region I Championships - 10 a.m., Keystone Arena. (Live Results)

Mon. Mar. 4

Successful Interviewing - 1 p.m. Jobs are WON in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview to gain an advantage over the competition. Academic Forum 102.

Women's Center Book Club - 2 p.m. Chanel Miller's "Know My Name." Sign up through Engage or Instagram and receive a free book. Join us in the Women's Center at Boxwood House.

Women's Basketball PSAC First Round Playoff - Opponent TBA, 5:30 p.m. Keystone Hall.

Tue. Mar. 5

24-25 FAFSA Workshop - The office of Financial Aid is hosting workshops for the 24-25 FAFSA, taking place in Boehm 145 in the following weeks from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - 11 a.m. Learn the basics on how to write your resume and cover letter to best market your skills and obtain that interview. Old Main 138.

$10 Tickets for Internationally Acclaimed Brass Ensemble - Led by Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing Brass is a fun and exciting collaboration between musical friends. 7:30 p.m in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Wed. Mar. 6

Hate Has No Home Here - 6 p.m. SDH Room 1. “Hate Has No Home Here” t-shirts and laptop sticker giveaways while supplies last. Paint a sign and sample international foods & Bubble Tea!

Open Hour with Provost - 3 p.m. in Old Main concourse. Students are invited to drop by and chat with the Provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour.

Miller Keystone Blood Drive - The COC is hosting our monthly blood drive on Wed March 6 in MSU 218 Sign up using the link provided to reserve your donation time.

FreeQuency: Spoken Word Open Mic Night - Spoken word entertainment open mic night in MSU 183 at 7 p.m.