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Bear Essentials - October 18, 2017

Interim Chancellor Whitney and Board of Governors Chairwoman Shapira standing with students during their campus visit
Interim Chancellor Whitney and Board of Governors Chairwoman Shapira met with students last weekend during their campus visit.

Bear Essentials for Oct. 18-25


Flu Clinic, in the Lobby of Keystone Hall - Oct. 17 & 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. KU ID required. $22 fee billed to your KU Account. Free T-Shirt to students while supplies last.

An Evening with Kay Haring - Wed. Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. in MSU 223 Kay Haring will be sharing her story, as well as her brother, Keith Haring's story and signing copies of her new book: "Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing." 

Designing Your Career Path Info Session - Access career resources & discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. Wed. Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m., Deatrick 143.

STD Screening at Health & Wellness Center - In Beck Hall, first floor on Thu. Oct. 19, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. No appointment necessary. KU ID required. All testing is free and confidential.

Off-Campus Housing Fair - Oct. 19, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., MSU 218. Come meet local property owners, great for those looking to move off campus.

Disney College Program Info Session - Learn more about the program & how you may be able to earn academic credit for interning. Thu. Oct. 19, 11-11:50 a.m. Stratton 116.

Study abroad info session - Come join us at Boxwood House on Oct. 19 at 11:00 a.m.

Tai Chi Sessions - Starting Thu. Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. in Boehm, the Tai Chi Club will host Tai Chi practice sessions every Thursday (11 a.m.) in the Boehm Lounge or porch.

"Experimentation/Improvisation" - Presented by the Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery. The exhibition will open Oct. 19. with a public reception from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and will run from Oct. 19. - Nov. 17.

Public Lecture by Katja Loher - Following the reception of "Experimentation/Improvisation," Katja Loher will speak on her experience with video sculpture and the importance of her work.

Bears that care: Making a difference - Thu. Oct. 19, 5 p.m. -6:30 p.m. @MCC, Unity Room. Guest presenter, KU associated Dean for inclusion and Outreach, Jerry Schearer.

Open Discussion on Suicide Awareness - AF Room 200. Thu. Oct. 19, 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Presenting Matthew Wintersteen, Ph.D. on Suicide Prevention & The Influence of Popular Culture. 

Challenge of Champions - Sat. Oct. 21, teams compete for prizes, a trophy, and $1,000 for their charity. Includes free lunch! Sign your team up today - MSU 262 or 484-646-4145.

Orchestra Concert - Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. The Kutztown University Orchestra will present their first performance of fall semester on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Pet Therapy - Take a break from studying and come and get some "canine therapy" on Tue. Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in MSU 218.

TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Must return Thu. Oct. 26 , 11 a.m. -12 p.m. for results. KU ID required. $10 Fee charged to your KU Account

Using Social Media in Your Job Search Info Session - Learn how to use Linkedin and other social media sites to boost your career prospects. Tue. Oct. 24, 11-11:50 a.m. Stratton 116.

Creating Your Personal Brand Info Session - Learn how to create a brand during your college years that will appeal to future employers. Tue. Oct. 24, 3-3:50 p.m. Stratton 116.

Homecoming Performer: Magician Elliot Zimet! -  Join us for our fantastic Homecoming performer and magician: Elliot Zimet! Tue. Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the MSU 218.

Blood Drive - Oct. 25, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. in MSU 281. Blood is needed locally and for continued shipment to areas of recent natural disasters. Please use the link to schedule your appointment.

Day of Service - Wed. Oct. 25, Join SVC and the COC in MSU 250 for Homecoming Day of Service. 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

Upcoming sports events: 

  • Tuesday, Oct 17 
    7 p.m. - Field Hockey vs Mansfield - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
  • Saturday, Oct 21 
    10 a.m. - Women's tennis vs LeMoyne - Keystone Courts 
    10 a.m. - Men's Tennis vs LeMoyne - Keystone Courts
    1 p.m. - Women's soccer vs Seton Hill (Senior Day) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)


Social Work in the Global Environment - Deadline for Proposals: Fri. Oct. 20. Conference Date: Fri. Nov. 17, Time: 8 a.m. -4 p.m.

Suffer Significant Obstacles to Public Speaking?! - Public Speaking for high anxiety students. COM010 - 30 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., MWF, Spring 2018. Professor approval required:

NYC Day Trip ticket Sales - Get your tickets for NYC! Ticket sales are on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the MSU 153. Tickets are $10 with a valid KU ID.

Essence Call for Submissions - Deadline for Writing: Dec. 1, Deadline for Art: Dec. 6. Please see website for submission guidelines. Submit to

Do you have a meal plan? - All meal plans come with dining flex to use at Aramark retail venues. Unused flex will rollover to the spring semester. Use it or lose it.

Food Pantry Services Available - Food pantry services available to KU students every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. in the Lutheran Center. No appointment needed, please stop by.

Human Library coming to the Rohrbach Library - The Human LibraryTM challenges stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Interested in becoming a book? Fill out an application now.

It's Good to be Golden - Mark your calendar for Oct. 28 for Kutztown University's 2017 Homecoming celebration as well as FanFest, sponsored by PSECU. For more events and registration, visit

October is National Fire Prevention Month - Learn more about the history of National Fire Prevention Month and the Great Chicago Fire.

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER - Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the fall 2017 Commencement ceremony until Oct. 23., 2017.

Summer Session in Mexico (approval pending) - Study Intercultural Communication abroad this summer with KU in Guanajuato Mexico. The program fee is approx. $700, and all majors are welcome.


CASA - Center for Academic Success and Achievement

Success Tip Week 8


CASA Coordinators for Student Success are ready to meet with students. Contact us at

or in person by stopping by Rohrbach Library Room 26 or our Student Success Center located in Deatrick Hall.