Bear Essentials

May 5, 2021

Commencement This Weekend

Be sure to follow this weekend's commencement ceremonies. Friday night's ceremony will include featured speakers as the university recognizes the Class of 2020. The Class of 2021 will be honored in Saturday and Sunday's ceremonies.

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Loaner LaptopsLaptops borrowed from the library should be returned by the end of the semester. To request a pre-paid mailing label, go to

Clinical Services Summer HoursMay 10 – Aug 20, 2021: Open Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Health & Wellness Center, Beck Hall, first floor.

The Collage May NewsletterThe May 2021 issue features Dr. Anita Meehan, emeritus professor of the psychology department, and Shae-Lynn Harris, social work alumna.

Rec Center Mini-Shop During Commencement - During Commencement weekend stop by our Rec Center Mini-Shop to get all your KU alumni apparel and gifts. Stop in to purchase the official class of Spring 2021 t-shirt, only available at the Rec. Center Mini-Shop!

Official Class Shirt for Spring 2021 now available to pre-order - Wear that newly redesigned commencement shirt picked by KU Students! Shop now:

Textbook Sell-Back - Through May 8 at the KU Campus Store. We buy back books no matter where you bought them for the best price. Not able to visit in person? Virtual buy-back is available at Textbook sell-back is a great opportunity to get cash back on course materials - up to 50%! 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training - At Kutztown University, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone who is a part of our campus community. At the earliest opportunity, please complete the EVERFI diversity, equity, and inclusion training emailed to you from PASSHE on April 26. The training is due by May 22.

PASBDC Events - Training events presented by the PASBDC continue through the summer. Visit the link for information.


Wed. May 5

Final Blood Drive of Semester - 12-7 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Thanks to past donors! Help make this the biggest drive of the year. Pre-Register using the link.

Softball - 3 p.m. vs. East Stroudsburg (doubleheader). North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

    Thu. May 6

    Track and Field - 10:30 a.m. at PSAC Championships, Shippensburg University (Video)

    Softball - TBA (pending outcome of Wednesday's games).

    Fri. May 7

    Track and Field - 10 a.m. at PSAC Championships, Shippensburg University (Video)

    Commencement - Class of 2020 - 6 p.m. Ceremony for all graduates in all colleges from the Class of 2020. This ceremony will include all speakers as well.

    Sat. May 8

    Commencement: Class of 2021 College of Business - 9 a.m.

    Commencement: Class of 2021 College of Visual and Performing Arts - 1 p.m.

    Commencement: Class of 2021 College of Education - 5 p.m.

    Baseball - 12 p.m. vs. Millersville (doubleheader). North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

    Track and Field - 11 a.m. at PSAC Championships, Shippensburg University (Video)

    Sun. May 9

    Commencement: Class of 2021 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - 12 p.m. This ceremony includes graduates from Biology, Computer Science, English, General Studies, Geography, History, Math, Modern Languages, Physical Sciences, Philosophy and Political Science.

    Commencement: Class of 2021 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - 4 p.m. This ceremony includes graduates from Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

    Wed. May 12

    First Step to Starting Your Business Join us if you are thinking about starting a business or who are in the early stages of starting. Presented by Penn State Legal Clinic and SBA Eastern PA Office.

    Sander Alley Mural

    Need a little color to brighten your day? Check out the amazing mural along Sander Alley behind the Bagel Bar in downtown Kutztown, painted by KU art students along with Kutztown High School students and local artists. Conceived and coordinated by Christine Kreischer, owner of the bagel shop, Mike Miller, a Wyomissing School District art teacher and well-known local muralist and KU Art Education Professor, Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, the piece was designed by Miller working with students from Pfeiler-Wunder’s Art in Alternative Settings class. Additional support was provided by Sandy Green, former mayor of Kutztown and vice president of the Kutztown Community Partnership and Meggan Kerber, executive director of the Berks Arts Council.

    This is the final issue of Bear Essentials for the semester.  Have a great summer.


    Weekly Success Tip

    Summer is a Great Time to Gain Experience - Part-time jobs, internships and volunteer work that is related to your career goal will help you solidify what you want to do and build a strong resume.  Need help?  Meet with a Career Coach by scheduling through Handshake.