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March 30, 2022

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KU is a proud member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

Find out more about becoming a member of the Board of Governors, system scholarships, and advocacy on behalf of the system in this week's announcements.

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Apply to be a Student Member of the Board of Governors - KU is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, which is overseen by the Board of Governors. Find out about the application process and more information.

23rd Annual Berks County Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference - Deadline for students to submit their abstract is April 1 for the April 23 event.

PA State System of Higher Education Scholarships - Scholarships are available for students in the State System.

State System Advocacy - You can be part of the #Together4PASSHE campaign to influence the debate at the state level on funding for our university.


Wed. March 30

The Roar: Open Mic with Adan Beane & Seth Witcher - Join Student Involvement/KU Activities Board for an exciting night filled with amazing talent from our student body and featuring a special guest performer. Held in the MSU at 7 p.m.

Internship & Job Fair - Noon - 3 p.m. Attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand. Over 45 employers log into Handshake to view. MSU 218.

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

Get up to $250 with PSECU - Grab a cash bonus of up to $250* when becoming a PSECU member and meeting promo requirements. *Learn how much you can earn and join at

Free STD Testing at Health & Wellness Center - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Testing is free & confidential, no appointment necessary. KU ID and face mask required.

Thu. March 31

Growing Your Grades: Spring Back from Spring Break - Come to South Dining Hall Room 1 (ATM entrance) from 6-8 p.m. to enjoy presentations, activities and food while getting back into classes after break.

Film Showing: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu - Join KU Activities Board (KUAB) and Student Involvement (OSI) at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the showing of Detective Pikachu in MSU 116. This event is free.

Allies Annual Drag Show - Join KUAB and OSI at 7 p.m. for Allies annual Drag Show. Help us welcome a special guest from season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Live and in-person.

London England Study Abroad Informational Meeting - Learn about taking gen ed classes in London with KU next Winter.

LASER Light Shows - at 7 p.m. we are showing "LASER Mania" which includes artists like Elvis, Prince, and more. At 8 p.m. we are showing "LASER Queen." We have 3D glasses and a raffle.

NIRSA/Health Expo - Enjoy a day with wellness experts, free assessments, fun activities, giveaways. Rec. Center's Large Gym, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rock Climbing 4-8 p.m. and much more.

Free Speech Rules! - What is the difference between free speech and hate speech? Come find out during the Free Speech Rules! panel discussion in the Rickenbach auditorium 135 at 11.

Collegiate Recovery Thursdays Meetings - Open Thursday meetings, 7-8 p.m. in Health Center, those who seek to live substance-free, in recovery, and those who have friends & family with substance use.

Fri. April 1

It's On Us Kutztown Chapter - Noon at Boxwood House - Join us for our weekly meeting.

Animal Crossings at Boxwood House - Fridays at 4 p.m. Come meet new people and explore the multiplayer possibilities of Animal Crossing.

Teen Library Day - Hosted by the Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technology (EMLT) community at Schaeffer Auditorium, with local author Jordan Sonnenblick reading from his great work.

Sat. April 2

Baseball vs. Shepherd - 12 p.m. (doubleheader) at North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Softball vs. East Stroudsburg - 12 p.m. (doubleheader) at North Campus Field (Live Stats)

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

Acro & Tumbling vs. Gannon  -3 p.m. at Keystone Arena (Live Video)

Mon. April 4

President's Open Hour - Students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson in 301 Stratton to express their thoughts & suggestions regarding KU. Please RSVP to 610-683-4101.

Invest In Yourself Drop-In Hours - Walk Around Day, Drop-In Wellness, 12-4 p.m., Health Center (Beck), Reduce your Stress, Take the H20 Challenge, Jazz Up Your Popcorn and Music

Tue. April 5

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.

Clay Club Visiting Artist Domenic Frunzi - 6-8 p.m. Sharadin 108. Domenic Frunzi is a local ceramic artist and educator who will demonstrate wheel throwing and give an artist lecture.

Allies Formal Clothing Swap - 1-3 p.m. in MSU 223 - donate clothes or try some on! This clothing swap will focus on formal clothing, shoes and accessories. see Engage for details.

Multicultural Center (MCC): Self-Care with Emily - Join the MCC 6-7 p.m. to talk about mental health while de-stressing outside. We will meet in the Unity Room and then go on a walk around campus.

One Love's "Escalation Workshop" - 3 p.m. in MSU 183 - It's On Us Week of Action - Recognizing and Stopping Relationship Abuse Workshop RSVP via Engage

Wed. April 6

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

Multicultural Marketplace - Features a food truck, local vendors, student groups and more. 12-5 p.m. on DMZ.


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