Bear Essentials

April 5, 2023

It's On Us Spring Week of Action

What is It's On Us? Find out and take action during next week's events.

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Bear Essentials April Fool's Giveaway - Congratulations to Savannah C., who was selected at random from students who responded to last week's April Fool's giveaway in Bear Essentials, as the winner of a $50 Visa gift card.

Top Soccer Volunteers - Become a buddy and assist participants through simple drills and activities. Saturdays April 8-June 3. Visit the Community Outreach Center in MSU 281.

Campus Clothing Drive - Help Hope for Reading by donating clothes that will go to men, women and children of Reading. Drop off your donation to MSU 281 until April 21.

The Dinner Detective: Reserve Your Spot - April 13, 6 p.m., MSU 250. Dinner and an interactive comical crime mystery. This is a free event, but you must sign up to reserve a spot.

Army Tuition Assistance (TA) - Visit the Office of Veterans Services in MSU 262 for assistance with applying for TA for Fall 2023.

Veterans Graduation Honor Cord - If you are graduating this semester, be sure to stop by our office in MSU 262 for your honor cord starting this Fri. March 30.

Six 23-24 AAUW Scholarships for Women - The AAUW posted six college scholarships for women from Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties for 23-24. Deadline is July 15, 2023, visit our FA website to apply.

Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence - The center offers one-on-one consultations on study skills, time management, note-taking and learning strategies.

Request a Peer Tutor of Academic Peer Mentor (APM) - Request through the Starfish app or KU homepage using the “I Need Help” drop-down menu.

Apply to be a Peer Tutor or Academic Peer Mentor - Recruiting peer tutors and Academic Peer Mentors (APM) for fall 2023. If interested, complete an employment application.

The Collage March Newsletter - The March 2023 issue features Professor of Physical Sciences Dr. Erin Kraal, and senior Environmental Major Emily Leggiero.

Sign-ups Open for Mock Interview Mania - Attention juniors and seniors. Sign-up NOW for April 10-14 Mock Interviews. Practice with a professional employer on-campus. Reserved for JRs and SRs. Space limited.

Honors Program Attends NRHC - This weekend, KU Honors Program attended the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The theme was Building Resilience from Tragedy.

Student Trustee Search - Kutztown University's Council of Trustees is searching for a new Student Trustee. You are qualified if you are a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed 30 or more credits by the beginning of the 2023 Fall Semester, are in good standing and have a GPA of at least a 2.5, and will graduate no sooner than May of 2025. The Council of Trustees, the governing body of the university, is composed of an eleven-member board, one of whom is an undergraduate student. The Student Trustee is a full voting member of the Council. Download an application or pickup a form from the President's Office, MSU Information Desk, residence halls, Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center and Rohrbach Library. Call 610-683-4102 or email with questions. Application Deadline: April 14.



Wed. April 5

Open Hour with the Provost - 3 p.m. in Bear's Den, MSU. Students are invited to drop by and chat with the Provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour.

Successful Interviewing - 11 a.m. Jobs are WON in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during and after your interview. Gain an advantage over the competition! Via Zoom.

Designing Your Career Path - 2 p.m. Learn to access the latest career info and resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. Via Zoom.

Diversity Marketplace - Second annual marketplace on Wed. April 5, 12-5 p.m. on the DMZ. Featuring 20 local vendors, food, prizes, and more! All are welcome.

Thu. April 6

Collegiate Recovery Moved - On April 6, Collegiate Recovery will meet in the MSU 323, 7-8 p.m. The following week, it will return to the Health Center.

Annual Allies Drag Show -  7 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium. Join us for an evening of amazing talent and fun with our headliner, Ada Vox, co-host SharronAnn Husbands, plus local and student performers and dancers!

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. Via Zoom.

Choosing a Major - 11 a.m. Explore myths and facts about majors and careers and how you can narrow down options to make the best decision for your future! via Zoom.

Modern Language Studies Information Table - Stop by the Modern Language Studies table in the MSU from 11 a.m.-noon for information on fall 2023 course offerings and learn how you can earn free credits.

Acro & Tumbling vs. Caldwell & East Stroudsburg - 6 p.m. Keystone Arena (Video)

Fri. April 7

Feminist Friday at Boxwood House - 2 p.m. Come relax, hang out and join in the fun and activities at the Women's Center, at the Boxwood House. This week's theme is Adulting 101.

Fun with Flags at Boxwood House - Noon. Join the LGBTQ+ Resource Center in learning about the different flags that make up LGBTQ+ identities with a highlight on lesser-known flags and identities.

Know My Name Book Club at Boxwood House - 1 p.m. RSVP on Engage to join and receive a free book. Chanel Miller's Know My Name, nominee for best memoir and autobiography.

Baseball vs. Shepherd - 2 p.m. North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)

Sat. April 8

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Shippensburg - 1 p.m. at Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Sun. April 9

MSU Closed - The McFarland Student Union Building will be closed.

Mon. April 10

Thinking About Grad School? - 1 p.m. Heading to graduate school in the future? Learn how to ask the important questions and choose the right program for you & your future career. Via Zoom.

Mini-Workshop Marathon - 5-6:30 p.m. Successful Interviewing 5 p.m.; Internship & Job Search 5:30 p.m.; Designing Your Career Path 6 p.m. Via Zoom.

It's On Us: Red Flag Campaign on the MSU Lawn - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by our tables on the MSU lawn to get some great resources, giveaways, and info on healthy relationships and "red flags."

It's On Us: Dinner & Documentary "I am Evidence" - 5 p.m. MSU 218. ITS ON US SPRING WEEK OF ACTION. Join us for the award winning movie with buffet dinner. Limited seating so RSVP on Engage.

Tue. April 11

"National Pet Day" Events - Health Center's activities 9-11 a.m. Wagging Walks on the north side of campus, 1-3 p.m. care for your pets with Silver Maple, human snacks, and win pet prizes.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 10 a.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more. Via Zoom.

Creating Your Personal Brand - 11 a.m. What does your brand say about you? Learn how to create a brand during your college years that will appeal to future employers. Via Zoom.

Clothesline Project, MSU 218 - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Interactive exhibit raising awareness to survivors of abuse. Attendees can make a shirt, if they feel compelled, to add to the KU collection.

Take Back the Night - 6 p.m., MSU 218. Title IX exempt event where survivors are empowered to share stories, shatter the silence, candlelight vigil for survivors and victims and a march around campus.

KU Campus Store Art Appreciation Sale - Shop and save 10% off art supplies. VIP students save 15% off art supplies. Excludes sales and promotions. In-store and online.

Turn Stress into Success - AF 203, 11 a.m. Learn helpful stress management strategies.

Wed. April 12

Internship & Job Search Strategies - 10 a.m. Discover the ways to find jobs and internships as well as learning the art of networking and tips to locate "hidden jobs." BH 145.

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - 2 p.m. Learn the basics on how to write your resume and cover letter to best market your skills and obtain that interview. BH 145.

Radical Self Love Body Painting - 6 p.m. Rec Center North Studio. RSVP on Engage for this painting event to practice self love and care. It's On Us Spring Week of Action.

Bystander Training: It's On Us Spring Week of Action - Noon, MSU 183. We are excited to partner with the APSCUF Social Justice Committee to bring you Bystander Training during the IOU Spring week of Action.