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March 17, 2021

KU Summer Session Registration is Now Open

Great way to gain prerequisites, strengthen academic skills, accelerate your grad date. Session I: 5/24–6/25, Session II: 7/6–8/6.

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Financial Fitness Challenge - There's Still TimePSECU's Financial Fitness Challenge ends March 19. Follow the link to register and learn how you can earn a $10 Amazon e-gift card for your participation.

Student Commencement Speaker - Applications are being accepted from seniors graduating this spring. Application deadline: March 26.

Wiesenberger Faculty Award - Excellence in TeachingNominations are now open for the 2021 Arthur & Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Current full-time tenured faculty eligible. Email to  Nominations due by Thu. April 1.

Summer Payment Plan Open NowSummer Costs are posted online and the summer payment plan is open now. The 4 payment summer plan ends April 1st - then it will only be 3 payments.

APSCUF Student ScholarshipTwo $500 scholarships are available to undergraduate students returning to KU for Fall 2021. See the flyer at the link for more information.

KUDOS: Counselor Education and Student AffairsLearn about these departments on our latest KUDOS podcast on Spotify.

Provost SearchKutztown University welcomes candidates for the position of Provost. We invite students to meet the candidates at the open sessions listed below. Please note all students must login from their KU Zoom accounts to access the forum.

Candidate A: 3:15 p.m., Monday, March 22.
Candidate B: 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 24.
Candidate C: 3:15 p.m., Friday, March 26.
Candidate D: 3:15p.m., Monday, March 29.

ResNet is hiring for Fall 2021ResNet is looking for tech-savvy students to work at the helpdesk in Fall 2021. We offer good pay ($10.50/hr) and great resumé-building experience. Apply today!

The Collage March NewsletterThe March issue features Professor of Environmental Chemistry Dr. Julie Palkendo and senior Computer Science and Information Technology major Anthony Dellinger.

Campus Blood Drive - Save the date: Thu. March 25, 12 - 7 p.m.  New and returning donors needed.  Will take place at Keystone Hall Field House. SAVE A LIFE! Please pre-register.

Virtual Grad Fest Available for Spring Grads Starting March 22 - The Virtual Graduation Festival is a "one-stop-shop" for graduates to purchase caps and gowns, order class rings, purchase diploma frames and learn more important information from various KU departments. Virtual Grad Fest link will be available starting March 22 until May 8.

Regalia Available For Purchase Starting March 22  - Order your regalia for commencement on or in-store at KU Campus Store.

Win FREE Regalia - Three lucky spring graduates who purchase their regalia from March 22 – 26 will be reimbursed for their regalia for FREE.

Alumni Sale - Save 20% on Alumni Collection & Diploma Frames. In-store & online. March 22 - 26.

Put a Ring on Your Accomplishments With a Balfour Class Ring - Save up to $200 on selected styles plus, receive a FREE Kendra Scott necklace with your ring purchase. Join the tradition and celebrate your success.

Schedule Your Professional Senior Portraits - There is no cost to be photographed, or obligation to make a purchase. You will be provided with hard copy proofs as well as electronic copies to review with your family and friends. Appointments can be made at (SCHOOL CODE 022) Students are encouraged to wear professional attire.

CRRSAA ACT Emergency FundingKU is working on releasing federal CRRSAA Act funds to students to help keep them enrolled during the pandemic. Visit the CRRSAA website for updates.

Keystone NewsletterWeekly newspaper article summary.


Wed. March 17

Mafia Game Night - 6:30 p.m. Join Honors Club for a St. Patrick's Day Mafia Game in the Academic Forum Rm 101.

LGBTQA Social "B" for Bisexual Night - 8 p.m. Join us as we celebrate each identity with a Zoom social night. Moderated discussion in a virtual safe space. Zoom ID 985 7244 2432

PASBDC Celebrates Fifth Annual National SBDC Day - To celebrate SBDC Day, Pennsylvania SBDC’s will be hosting various no-cost webinar programs for small businesses on March 17. Visit to learn more.

National SBDC Day: Top Digital Marketing Trends - 10 a.m. We spent 2020 working with small businesses to help them make the best use of digital marketing tools. Presented by Constant Contact expert Dawn Wivell.

How To Protect & Grow the Value of Your Business- 1 p.m. We help business owners understand the value of their business today & take advantage of the abundance of opportunities that exist for business owners.

Saint Patrick's Day Bagpipe Concert - 5:30 p.m. The Kutztown Pipe Band will host an outdoor bagpipe concert in front of Schaeffer Auditorium (weather dependent).

    Thu. March 18

    STD Screening at Health Center, Beck Hall - 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  KU ID and Appointment required; call 610-683-4082. Wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Testing is free and confidential.

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

    Successful Interviewing11 a.m. Jobs are WON in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview. Gain an advantage over the competition!

    KU Women Veterans Virtual Tribute EventVirtual event celebrating Women Veterans. Theme will be Celebrating Small Wins with focus areas of empowerment, celebration of accomplishments, and awareness.

    Fri. March 19

    17th Annual Community Forum8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. The topic for this year's virtual event is "Education Enterprise in Transition: A Call to Action." Email for more information.

    Daniel Metzger Ed.D Dissertation DefenseDaniel Metzger will be defending his Ed.D dissertation defense. Please visit our dissertation webpage for the Zoom link and more information.

    Sat. March 20

    Paintball Excursion- Sign Up Now!The Achievement Initiative for Male Success (AIMS) is sponsoring a Paintball Trip on Sat. March 20 at 9 a.m. Cost is $10. Email for more information.

      Mon. March 22

      Heather Osborn Ed.D Dissertation DefenseHeather Osborn will be defending her Ed.D dissertation defense. Please visit our dissertation webpage for the Zoom link and more information.

      Soft Skills: What Employers Want3 p.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills, you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more.

      Career Development Mini Workshop Marathon6 - 7:30 p.m. Successful Interviewing 6 p.m., Internship & Job Search 6:30 p.m., Thinking About Graduate School 7 p.m.

      Provost Search - 3:15 p.m. Kutztown University welcomes candidates for the position of Provost. We invite students to meet Candidate A at this open session. Please note all students must login from their KU Zoom accounts to access the forum.

      Tue. March 23

      TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. March 23, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Return Thu. March 25, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU Account.

      Disney College Program11 a.m. Learn more about the Disney College Program and how you may be able to earn academic credit for interning at the "Happiest Place on Earth."

      The Washington Center Info Session2 p.m. Want to intern in Washington D.C.? TWC's program places students in internships there.

      What Can I Do With a Math Degree Besides Teach?5 p.m. Dr. Jasmine Ng, El Camino College and ALEKS Corporation: "A Mathematician's Journey into Industry" - See link for details and Zoom ID. 

      KU Entrepreneurship Week 2021 - Inviting all KU Students to Entrepreneurship Week 2021, March 23-26. Events include workshops, panels, and presentations to help launch or boost a business.

      Clay Club Project Night: Salt and Pepper Shakers 7 - 8 p.m. Lexie Koch will teach you how to sculpt and decorate a salt shaker. Email for zoom link and materials pick up information.

      Wed. March 24

      KU Entrepreneurship Week 2021 - 10 a.m. Marketplace: Inviting all KU Student Entrepreneurs to showcase their business.

      Using Social Media in Your Job Search1 p.m. Learn how to use Linkedin and other social media sites to boost your career prospects.

      Virtual Grad School Fair: KU Programs3 - 5 p.m. Thinking about graduate school? Meet with various KU Grad School departments.

      Provost Search - 3:15 p.m. Kutztown University welcomes candidates for the position of Provost. We invite students to meet Candidate B at this open session. Please note all students must login from their KU Zoom accounts to access the forum.


      Weekly Success Tip

      First Gen Student Resources Available - Almost 30% of KU students are the first in their family to go to college.  Visit KU’s First Gen website for helpful resources and tips.