Bear Essentials

Nov. 20, 2019

NCAA Playoff Game at KU Saturday

The Golden Bear Football Team hosts Tiffin in the NCAA Division II playoffs Saturday at 12:05 p.m. KU students admitted free with valid ID. Roar for the Golden Bears.

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MORE Program Hosts - The Office of Admissions is searching for hosts for the MORE Program in the spring semester. The MORE Program is an opportunity for prospective students to visit campus and learn about all that Kutztown has to offer by spending the night with a volunteer host. If you are interested in hosting a future Golden Bear or would like more information, please contact Baron Vanderburg.

Chocolate Sale - In MSU 281, there are Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and assorted Hershey’s Chocolates for $1. Stop by anytime.

StandOut - Do you need to complete an online mock interview or want to brush up on your interviewing skills? The Career Development Center is now using StandOut for online practice interviews. Gain valuable feedback from the CDC on your interviewing skills! Use your KU single sign-on to access StandOut.

First Generation at KU - As finals week approaches, talk with professors about what to expect on the final. Take advantage of office hours and know they’re here to help.

Holiday Food Boxes - Holiday Food Box donations are due Dec. 13. Click on link for a list of items to include.

Food Pantry Assessment - Student Involvement wants to hear from students about their experiences using the Food Pantry. Assessment closes Nov. 29.

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit your nominations for the November 2019 Employee of the Month.

Thanksgiving Recess - Begins Wednesday, Nov. 27.  There will be no classes From Nov. 27 through Dec. 1.


Wed. Nov. 20

Clay Club Cup Sale - 10 a.m.–2 p.m. MSU. Pick up a student-made cup on your way to get coffee!

Blood Drive - 10 a.m.–3 p.m. MSU 218. Save a life. Sign up outside MSU 218 beforehand to avoid the wait.

GoinGlobal: Searching in the U.S. & Abroad - 1 p.m. AF 201. This internship and job search tool has over 16 million listings from the U.S. and around the world.

CDC Mini-Workshop Marathon 1 - 3–4:30 p.m. AF 102. 3:00 - Successful Interviewing. 3:30 -  Internship & Job Search Strategies. 4:00 - Thinking About Graduate School.

CDC Mini-Workshop Marathon 26–7:30 p.m. AF 102. 6:00 - Successful Interviewing. 6:30 - Internship & Job Search Strategies. 7:00 - Thinking About Graduate School.

Wrestling vs. Millersville - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Arena (Live Video)

Thu. Nov. 21

Turkey Bowl 2019 - 7 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium. Celebrate the holiday season with some football! Sign up using the link above.

Lambda Scholarship Application Due - Today is the last day to apply for the Lambda Scholarship.

Featured Speaker Series: Chris Pruitt - 11 a.m. DeFran 100. Join the Accounting Club in gaining valuable insight into real world experiences from Chris Pruitt, CEO of Deka. 

MSU Movie Series - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be shown Nov. 21–24 in MSU 183. Thursday–Friday: 8 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

STD Screening - 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. KU ID required. All testing is free and confidential.

Sculpture Exhibition at Lucky 13 - 5–7 p.m. Five KU sculptors will be exhibiting their work in Gallery 314 at Lucky 13 Tattoos & Piercings, 314 W. Main St.

Philosophy Club Meeting - 11–11:50 a.m. Old Main 281. Professor Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa from the University of British Columbia will present "Epistemology and Rape Culture." 

Successful Interviewing - 11 a.m. AF 102. Jobs are won in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview.

LinkedIn Workshop - 2 p.m. DeFran 109. Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media sites in your job search. 

Using Social Media in Your Job Search - 2 p.m. AF 102. Learn how to use social media to boost your career prospects. 

Salary Negotiation Workshop - 3 p.m. AF 202. Learn how to begin your career, benchmark your worth, and negotiate for an equitable salary! 

CDC Mini-Workshop Marathon - 3–4:30 p.m. AF 201. 3:00 - Soft Skills. 3:30 - Designing Your Career Path. 4:00 - Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter.

Fri. Nov. 22

Highway Clean-Up - 9 a.m. MSU 281. We are asking for volunteers to clean the side of Route 222. Transportation and supplies are available. 

Climate Strike Protest - 11 a.m.–1 p.m. In front of the library. Signs and loud voices are welcomed!

CDC Mini-Workshop Marathon 1 - 3–4:30 p.m. AF 102. 3:00 - Creating Your Personal Brand. 3:30 - Designing Your Career Path. 4:00 - Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter.

CDC Mini-Workshop Marathon 23–4:30 p.m. AF 101. 3:00 - Successful Interviewing. 3:30 - Internship & Job Search Strategies. 4:00 - Thinking about Graduate School.

Follow Field Hockey at NCAA Final Four - The Golden Bears face West Chester at 2 p.m. in Millersville. (Championship CentralLive Video). A win puts KU in the championship Sunday.

Sat. Nov. 23

NCAA Football Playoffs - 12 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium. Support the Golden Bear football team in the NCAA Playoffs. KU will take on Tiffin University in an NCAA First Round game. KU students admitted FREE with a valid KU ID.

Sun. Nov. 24

PDP Fall Showcase - 3 p.m. Schaeffer Auditorium. Enjoy an afternoon of dance performances at PDP's annual fall showcase, "Thankful!" Tickets are $5 with a student ID and $7 without. Free admission with the donation of a canned food item. 

Mon. Nov. 25

Student Trustee Application DeadlineIf you are a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed at least 32 credits by the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester, are in good standing and have a GPA of at least a 2.5, and will graduate no sooner than May 2021, you are qualified to apply for the Student Trustee position. If you have any questions, please email

Motivation Mondays5–6 p.m. UP Lobby. Stop by to learn more about CASA and kickstart your week with motivational tips! 

Wed. Nov. 27

Health & Wellness Center Closed - The Health & Wellness Center will be closed Nov. 27–Dec. 1 in observance of Thanksgiving. For medical emergencies, call Public Safety at 610-683-4001.

Success Tip: Week 13

CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall is ready to assist students. It is an extension of CASA and provides academic success programs and services for students, especially in the evening.