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Sept. 8, 2021

Involvement Fair Fall 2021

Join the Office of Student Involvement for our Fall Involvement Fair. We are welcoming students back to campus and encouraging YOU to get involved with a student organization at Kutztown University. Many of our amazing student clubs will have tables with information about their events, meeting times, and how you can join them. Find out why being involved at KU is one of the best experiences you can have!

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Parking Permit Pickup - Permits are available for pickup from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m M-F. if you haven't received your confirmation email, please call 484-646-4249.

Save the Date: 2021 PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference - This conference will be held at KU on Sat. Nov. 6. Submission deadline is Fri. Oct. 15. Please click here to submit your presentation and find more details.

Test of KU Alert System - There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems at 10:50 a.m. on Thu. Sept. 9. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test. 

Save the Date: GSM Call for Proposals - The 5th Annual Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference is Fri. Oct. 1. Theme: WELL-BEING. BEING-WELL. Submit proposals on Engage by Fri. Sept. 17.

Quick Question Walk in Hours (QQWI) - The Career Development Center will be hosting QQWI, M-F, 2-4 p.m. starting Sept. 7th. Meet with our staff to have your resume reviewed & quick questions answered.

University Writing Center Opening and Hours - The Writing Center will open on Tue. Sept. 7. Located in RL 100c. Hours: Sun. 2-6 p.m., Mon./Wed. 2-8 p.m., Tue./Thu./Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Online: Online Hours: Sun./Wed. 2-8 p.m., Mon./Tue./Thu. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 12-4 p.m. 610-683-4733;

KU Dining Services Positions Available - Aramark is hiring full-time, part-time, and student foodservice workers, culinarians, custodians, baristas, Starbucks, Dishroom and Chick-fil-A positions.  Full Time positions starting at $13-$18 per hour with great benefits and all shifts available.  Please email Stacey at for more information. To apply, go to:


Wed. Sept. 8

Senior Kickoff - 7 p.m. Receive info and support you need to find employment/grad school success!

Is Your Major Right For You? - 3 p.m. Explore myths and facts about majors and careers and how you can narrow down options to make the best decision for your future. Virtual session.

Senior Kick-Offs - 7 p.m. Receive info & support you need to find employment/grad school success!

Coffee, Cookies & Careers - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet the Career Development Center staff on Alumni Plaza! Let us introduce you to the services & resources we have to offer. 

Women's Soccer - 6 p.m. vs. Millersville. Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Thu. Sept. 9

Senior Kick-Offs - 11 a.m. Receive info & support you need to find employment/grad school success!

Fall 2021 Involvement Fair - Join us 4-7 p.m. in MSU 218, 223 and 250 to learn how you can get involved in student organizations on campus!

"Pride Night" at Reading Fightin' Phils Baseball Game - First 1000 fans get a free rainbow lanyard. Game Time 7:05 + Fireworks. Free tickets to first 600 students. Stop in at Boxwood House for tickets.

Collegiate Recovery - Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in MSU 323. Building a Foundation for Collegiate Recovery, students seeking a substance-free lifestyle (student group).

How Your Pricing Decisions Impact Your Profits - Our webinar provides an actionable framework for developing pricing strategies and tactics. Register at the link.

Well-Being Series/Be Our Guest - 3-4:30 p.m., Rec Center Rm 200. Mindfulness with Aliyah starts at 3:45.

Fri. Sept. 10

20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance - Join us at 11 a.m. on College Hill Memorial Grove. Rain location is MSU 250. The ceremony will include remarks from local and campus community members.

Sat. Sept. 11

Campus Philly Trip - Tickets are $10 per KU Student ID. For more information please visit the event's Engage page.

Field Hockey - 1 p.m. vs. Mansfield. Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Sun. Sept. 12

JCPenney SUIT-UP Event - 6–9 p.m. at JCPenney at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Get up to 60% off professional clothing. Bring KU ID.

Mon. Sept. 13

Sober Curious/Thinking of Quitting (smoking)Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m. Sharadin Conf. Rm 412, The event will include information, next steps, and a well-being activity.

Free Self Defense Classes - 6 p.m. Self defense classes to defend against rape and aggression - free to female students, faculty and staff. To sign up, email Candi at

Walk With Wynnie - President Kenneth Hawkinson invites you to walk with him, Mrs. Hayes-Hawkinson, and their dog, Wynnie. The walks begin at 5 p.m. at the president's patio and will conclude at the President's House on Kutztown Road for light refreshments. Participants are welcome to bring their dogs. Walks will be canceled in the event of rain.

Tue. Sept. 14

A Virtual Conversation w/ PA State Rep Brian Sims11 a.m.-12 p.m. FMLA is hosting PA State Rep. Brian Sims to hear about HB300, the PA Fairness Act. Email for the zoom link.

Accounting Club Guest Speaker - 11-11:50 a.m. in Beekey 240. KU Alumnus Raj Misra, Audit Manager in the Investment Management Group at BBD, LLP in Philadelphia, PA will join the Accounting Club to discuss his career in public accounting and answer students' questions.

Belize Study Abroad Winter 2022: Apply now! - Info session: Sept. 14, 5 p.m. in Academic Forum Room 101. Earn credit while experiencing the tropical wonderland that is BELIZE! Accepting applications now.

Wellness Social - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in MSU 223. One hour social for students. The first 30 students receive a sustainability gift with light refreshments served. 

Free Self Defense Classes - 6 p.m. Self defense classes to defend against rape and aggression - free to female students, faculty and staff. To sign up, email Candi at

Wed. Sept. 15

Serie Post Pandemia para Nuevas EmpresasEn una serie decuatro partes donde presentaremos una discusión en línea donde se consideran temas importantes parainiciar y operar una pequeña empresa.

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