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Jan. 31, 2024

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Free Tablet for Eligible Students - The Financial Aid Office, in collaboration with Pastor Earl Wise of Real Church 516, is offering free tablets to eligible students (Pell eligible, students who receive federal benefits or earn less than $29k). Pickup 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 5 in MSU concourse. Complete form to determine eligibility and reserve a tablet.

Military, Veteran and Military-Affiliated Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities open on Feb. 1. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities for veterans and military-affiliated students.

Mil-Vet Scholarship Information Session -  More info: Mil-Vet D2L Knowledge Center.

VA Benefits Monthly Verification - Receive your monthly stipend or housing allowance by submitting your verification to the VA at the end of each month. Visit the Mil-Vet D2L Knowledge Center for more info.

Math Peer Tutoring - Free, no appointment needed. MAT 17 through Calculus. Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu, 2-5 p.m. in Lytle 207.

KU Advance - Get ready to fast track your career path for free through KU ADVANCE Extended Learning. One move closer. Your career acceleration starts with KU Advance! 

Volunteer with Science Olympiad - Fun day to volunteer during Spring Break -March 12. Great for clubs, service hours and resume. No science background needed. Free T-shirt. .

Download a Student Success Calendar - Use the student success calendar to track assignments and highlight successes

Join PSECU, Your Credit Union on Campus - As a KU student you are eligible to join PSECU. Right now you can also earn up to $300 when you meet promo requirements!

Save the Date: Children's Literature Conference - Sat. April 13. Interested in education, literature, or library science? Meet and learn from outstanding illustrators and authors. Discounted student fee of $10!

Changes Coming to MyKU - Read about the changes to our Student Information System.

Employment Opportunity: Summer Conference Assistants - The Conference Assistant (CA) is responsive to the needs of various conferences and camps brought to the KU campus through the Office of Conference & Events.

Celebrate Black History Month - Kutztown University celebrates Black History Month with events for the entire community.


Wed. Jan. 31

Winter Welcome Back at Boxwood House - 3-6 p.m. - All are welcome to join us at the Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center for coffee, cookies and crafts at our open house event.

Poster Sale - Buy posters to decorate your dorm! Poster prices vary. Jan 31-Feb. 1.

The Washington Center Info Session - 3 p.m. Want to intern in Washington D.C.? TWC's program places students in internships there. Via Zoom.

Designing Your Career Path Workshop - 3 p.m. Learn to access the latest career info and resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. Old Main 138.

Senior Kickoff - 2 p.m. Receive info to successfully find employment. Walk away with the knowledge, resources and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU! Via Zoom.

Free Ticket: Basketball vs Shepherd - Use your KU login, create an account and get and a FREE TICKET to see doubleheader basketball starting at 5:30 p.m. at Keystone Arena.

Thu. Feb. 1

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

KU Technology: D2L, Email, MyKU and Starfish -  11 a.m. Learn to utilize the technology at KU. AF 203.

New Students Using Military Benefits - We are hosting an Onboarding session in MSU 322 at 11-11:50 a.m. to ensure you submit your required documents to avoid benefit payment delays.

Fri. Feb. 2

Feminist Friday Kick Off at Boxwood House - 2 pm -Join the Women’s Center Staff to start your weekend right with fun & crafts, journaling, & a variety of topics & activities with a feminist twist.

Wrestling vs. Pitt-Johnstown - 7 p.m. at Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live Stats)

Sat. Feb. 3

Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield - 1 p.m. at Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live Stats)

Women's Swimming Last Chance Invitational - 1 p.m. at Keystone Pool

Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield - 3 p.m. at Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live Stats)

Sun. Feb. 4

$10 Tickets for Family Event: Janet’s Planet - Kids experience complex concepts in an accessible way to develop a deeper understanding of space. Sun, Feb 4 at 2 pm in Schaeffer. Log in to see your discount!

JCPenney SUIT-UP Event - 4-7 p.m. at JCPenney at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Get up to 50% off professional clothing. Bring KU ID. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED = JUST SHOW UP!

Mon. Feb. 5

President's Open Hour - Students are invited to share their thoughts, concerns and suggestions at the President's open hour at 2 p.m. 301 Stratton Administration Center.

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

Tue. Feb. 6

Senior Kickoff - 11 a.m. Receive info to successfully find employment Walk away with the knowledge, resources and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU! Via Zoom.

Internship & Job Search Strategies - 3 p.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.

Learning About Learning Styles - AF 203 11 a.m. How do you learn best? Discover your success through how you learn best.

Wed. Feb. 7

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - 1 p.m. Learn the basics on how to write your resume and cover letter to best market your skills and obtain that interview! Via Zoom.