Bear Essentials

March 29, 2023

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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.

KUR Listenership Survey - KU Radio is conducting a listenership survey of our listeners. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey, even if you have never listened to KUR before.

Interested in Music Production? - A new Category B Gen Ed course is offered Summer 1, MUS 80. Students will engage in hands-on software work to produce songs. No musical experience is required.

VA Benefits Monthly Verification - Receive your monthly stipend or housing allowance by submitting your verification to the VA at the end of each month. More info: (610) 683-4228.

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.

Apply to be a Peer Tutor or Academic Peer Mentor - Interested in becoming a tutor? Complete an employment application. Recruiting peer tutors and Academic Peer Mentors (APM) for fall 2023.

Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence - Student Success & Academic Excellence provides students with individualized success plans, study skills support and connections to campus resources.

Starfish “I Need Help” Feature - The “I Need Help” feature is available for students in Starfish. Click on the “I need help “ red hand in the corner, then select “I Need Help.”

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

Attention Junior and Seniors: Sign-ups Open for Mock Interview Mania - Sign-up NOW for April 10-14 mock interviews. Practice with a professional employer on-campus. Reserved for JRs and SRs. Space limited.


Wed. March 29

Give us Your Opinion: Enter to Win a Gift Card - We would like to hear your thoughts on areas of the KU website. Join us for this open session in MSU 325 from 2-3 p.m.

Open Hour with the Provost - 1 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.

On-Campus KU Internship and Job Fair – 12–3 p.m. in MSU 218. There will be more than 65 employers attending. Please come dressed professionally and with copies of your resume. For a list of employers coming to the fair, please log on to Handshake. Questions? Call 610-683-4067. 

Berks Jazz Fest stops at KU - Guitarist John Pizzarelli & vocalist Catherine Russell celebrate Nat King Cole & the Ladies of Song. 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer. $10 KU student tickets online only.

Women's Tennis vs. Shippensburg - 3 p.m. Keystone Courts

Women's Lacrosse vs. West Chester - 4 p.m. Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

Thu. March 30

Give us Your Opinion: Enter to Win a Gift Card - We would like to hear your thoughts on areas of the KU website. Join us for this open session in MSU 322 from 11 a.m.-noon.

KU in London Informational Meeting - Learn about study abroad in London for Dec. 2023 - Jan. 2024. Professors Muzeta and Voccola will be available to talk about classes.

Transgender Day of Visibility Bake Sale - 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  at MSU Table. Join us for a bake sale to support transgender individuals and help us celebrate trans visibility.

Gabby Rivera: Women's History Month Speaker - 6 p.m. in MSU 218 Author of "Juliet Takes a Breath" and her experience as the first queer, Latinx person to write and design for Marvel Comics and the Marvel series.

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.

Fri. March 31

It's On Us Spring Week of Action: Know My Name Book Club at Boxwood House - 1 p.m. Register on Engage to join and receive a free book! Chanel Miller's "Know My Name" nominee for best memoir and autobiography.

Student Government Board's Annual "SGA Day" - 5-9 p.m. Celebrate SGA Day with our student government board on the DMZ! A fun day to appreciate our many KU clubs. Free food, baby goat therapy, raffles and more.

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

March 32

Wait a Minute, There is No March 32. April Fools! - Students who reply to this email, letting us know you found this April Fools' Day prank, will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. Simply reply to this email, from your KU account, by noon on Tue. April 4. We will announce the winner in next week's Bear Essentials.

Sat. April 1

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

Mon. April 3

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 3 p.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more. 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.

Tue. April 4

Disney College Program - 11 a.m. Learn more about the Disney College Program and how you may be able to earn academic credit for interning at the "Happiest Place on Earth." MSU 250.

Internship & Job Search Strategies - 11 a.m. Discover the ways to find jobs and internships as well as learning the art of networking and tips to locate "hidden jobs." Via Zoom.

Mini-Workshop Marathon - 6-7:30 p.m. Soft Skills 6 p.m.; Designing Your Career Path 6:30 p.m.; Internship & Job Search Strategies 7 p.m. Via Zoom.

Be SMART about your Goals - AF 203, 11 a.m. Learn how to set attainable goals.

Orange Day at the Health Center - 1-3 p.m. Stop by and celebrate Orange Day with us. Does vitamin C help? How does the color orange help moods? If you wear orange, enter to win a prize.

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.