Bear Essentials

Nov. 8, 2023

A picture of the Kutztown cheer team running onto the field.

This Friday, Nov. 10, is Spirit Friday at KU! All faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to wear maroon and gold and/or Kutztown University apparel this Friday.

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Spirit Friday $50 Gift Card Giveaway - Go to KU's Instagram to enter.

Get Ready for Spirit Friday at the Campus Store - 25% off KU apparel and gifts Thursday and Friday in advance of Sprit Friday. In store and online.

Register for KU's Winter Session - More than 90 courses online, Dec. 20-Jan. 16. 

Enrollment Certification Form - Reminder to submit your form for the Spring 2023 semester if you are using military benefits. This must be completed every semester.

Veterans Awareness Week - KU Military & Veterans’ Services events for Veterans Awareness Week.

Survey Participants Wanted! $10 Amazon Gift Card - Complete a research survey about your college experience (approximately 30 minutes). KU students will be emailed the $10 Amazon e-gift card. KU IRB #07112022

The Collage October Newsletter - The October 2023 issue features professor of Criminal Justice Dr. P. Colin Bolger, and senior Public Relations major Payton Mentzer.

Apply for the KU Foundation Legacy Scholarship - Are you the child or sibling of a KU graduate? You may be eligible for the KU Foundation's Legacy Scholarship. Applications due Nov. 10.

Campus Safety Questionnaire - Please give the Student Government Board your feedback on campus safety and how you feel on campus during the day and night.

Grad Fest Honor Cord - Military and veteran students, If you are graduating this semester, be sure to stop by MSU 262 for your Honor Cord package.

Have You Received a Flag in Starfish? - If you receive a flag in Starfish, check your KU email for actions required.

There’s Still Time to Take Advantage of PSECU Promo - Take advantage of PSECU’s Level Up promo before the end of the year to earn up to $300! Click the link to get started!


Wed. Nov. 8

The Washington Center Info Session - 2 p.m. Want to intern in Washington D.C.? TWC's program is a great opportunity for student internships in Washington D.C. Via Zoom.

Campus Safety and Accessibility Walk - Join Student Government Board to walk around campus to help identify hazards and advocate for a more accessible and safe campus. Begins at 5 p.m. at Bell Plaza.

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monthly Miller-Keystone Blood Drive in 218 MSU. Please use link to sign up for your time in advance.

FMLA Feminist Fun Night at Boxwood House - Join FMLA at the Women's Center from 6 to 8 p.m. for Board Games and Video Games!

Thu. Nov. 9

KU Middle States Accreditation Town Hall - Institutional Priorities - The Kutztown University Middle States Steering Committee seeks feedback from KU faculty, staff and students on institutional priorities. Please join us 11 a.m at MSU Alumni Auditorium.

A Raucous “Pirates of Penzance” comes to KU - Only $10 for KU students to see New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ hilarious production of “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want Workshop - 11 a.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, and critical thinking, among many others. AF 101.

Career Development Center Mini Workshop Marathon - 7-8:30 p.m. Designing Your Career Path 7 p.m.; Soft Skills 7:30 p.m.; Successful Interviewing 8 p.m. Via Zoom.

One Hour $20 Sweat Pants Sale - Get your paws on $20 sweatpants. Just in time for relaxing on the couch during Thanksgiving break. They come with pockets! KU Campus Store 11 a.m.-noon, Dixon Marketplace 7-8 p.m. Final sale. Excludes other sales and promotions. In-store only.

Take Back the Night at Boxwood House - 5-7 p.m. This is a mandated-reporting exempt event, dedicated to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Come together for a night of healing at Boxwood House.

Fri. Nov. 10

Wear Your Maroon and Gold for Spirit Day

PSAC Women's Soccer Semifinals - 6 p.m. vs. Gannon, Keystone Field. Tickets free for KU students with ID (students need tickets to enter). West Chester plays Mercyhurst in the other semifinal at 3 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 11

PSAC Football Championship - Noon vs. Slippery Rock, Andre Reed Stadium.  Military Appreciation and Senior Day. Students reserve your free ticket.

NCAA Field Hockey First Round - 6 p.m. vs. Pace, Andre Reed Stadium. $5 student tickets.

PASSHE STEM Conference - 2023 PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference offers opportunities to all PASSHE students to present any research they have conducted in STEM disciplines.

Sun. Nov. 12

PSAC Women's Soccer Championship - Friday's semifinal winners play for the conference title. 1 p.m. Keystone Field. Tickets free for KU students with ID (students need tickets to enter)

Mon. Nov. 13

Virtual Grad School Fair - 1-3 p.m. Interested in Grad School but don't know where to start? Perhaps you want to meet with recruiters from various schools to learn more? Via Handshake.

Tue. Nov. 14

S'mores & Professors - 11 a.m.-noon, Old Main 464. Chat, snacks and s'mores with your Anthropology & Sociology professors! Great time to ask questions! Bring a friend!

Murphy and his Band - A night of folk, soul, and rock and roll with Murphy from American Idol!

GoinGlobal: Searching in the US & Abroad Workshop - 11 a.m. Learn about this internship and job search tool with over 16 million listings from the U.S. and around the world. Stratton 116.

Using Social Media in Your Job Search - 11 a.m. Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media sites to boost your career prospects. AF 101.

Career Development Center Mini Workshop Marathon - 6-7:30 p.m. Choosing a Major 6 p.m.; Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 6:30 p.m.; Designing Your Career Path 7 p.m. Via Zoom.

Open Hour with VP of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs - 3 p.m. in Academic Forum Food Court. Students are invited to stop by and chat with Dr. Learie Nurse during his open office hour.

Student Success Workshop - The Center for Student Success offers academic skills workshops every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in AF 203.

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset Workshop - Learn how to shift your mindset. AF 203, 11 a.m.

Wed. Nov. 15

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

It's Getting Real: Cupcake Event - 11 a.m. Celebrate the semester coming to a close with some cupcakes! "Bake" your dreams happen. We promise we won't "dessert" you! MSU Lobby.

Designing Your Career Path Workshop - 3 p.m. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. AF 201.

Get Lit?! - Celebrate your well-being! Activities, food and music throughout the day.

MCC Indigenous and Native Showcase! - 2-5 p.m. in MSU 218. Featuring food, live performances, live painting, information from the Widoktadwen Center, Lenape Nation of PA organization, and more!

2023 Business Idea Competition - Join us at 5 p.m. in DF 101 to see your fellow classmates compete and present their business ideas for a chance to win up to $2,500.

Get Yourself Tested Day at Health & Wellness - Free STI, and HIV confidential testing. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Health Center, 1st floor of Beck Hall. No appointment needed.