Bear Essentials

Oct. 19, 2022

Graphic that includes the 2022 homecoming logo "Homecoming 2022 Kutztown University" and the artists rendering of the Keith Haring Fitness Court

Homecoming / Keith Haring Fitness Court Dedication

It is homecoming this week, don't miss all the events. The Keith Haring Fitness Court (at the corner of Baldy St./Normal Ave.) will be dedicated on Friday at 2 p.m.

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Vandalism to Fountains - The Alumni Plaza fountains were vandalized Tuesday evening by adding soap to the water. This issue presented a safety concern and added expense for the university. Members of our community could not gauge the location of steps and the heights of ledges at the fountains, due to the amount of foam around the facilities. This could have led to serious injury. We will review footage from security cameras to try to identify the vandals. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact KU Public Safety and Police Services at 610-683-4002.

Kutztown University Lost and Found Lost and found items can be picked up at the MSU information desk. If you have lost something please use this link to browse our current inventory.

Advising for Veterans and Military Benefits Users - Reminder to meet with your advisor this week so you are ready for priority class registration for the Spring 2023 semester. The dates are Oct. 27th & 28th.

December graduating Military Veteran Seniors -  Pick up your Military + Veterans Honor Cords from the Veterans Service Office in MSU 262 from 9a.m. - 3p.m., Oct 25 – Nov 18.

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit nominations for the September 2022 Employee of the Month! 

Sign-ups Open for Mock Interview Mania - Sign-up NOW for 10/24 to 10/28 Mock Interviews. Practice with a professional employer. Reserved for JRs and SRs. Space Limited.

KU Student Site Visit to ADP’s Corporate Headquarters (Thursday – November 10) - All majors are welcome but anyone interested in sales is highly encouraged to attend. The maximum number of students allowed is 25. Transportation provided. 

Put a Ring on Your Accomplishments With a Balfour Class Ring - Save up to $200 on selected styles plus, receive a free Kendra Scott necklace with your ring purchase. Join the tradition and celebrate your success.

Schedule Your Professional Senior Portraits - No cost to be photographed, no obligation to purchase. You will be provided with hard copy proofs as well as electronic copies to review with your family and friends. Schedule appointment at (SCHOOL CODE 022) Students are encouraged to wear professional attire.

PASSE Diversity Summit - Registration is open for the virtual PASSHE Diversity Summit, Nov. 2-4. Free and open to all students.


Wed. Oct. 19 

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

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more.  11 a.m. via Zoom.

Psi-Psychology Club's Kahoot Night - 3:30 p.m. in Old Main 123. Fun-filled Kahoot night on Kutztown University and Psychology. You need not be a Psychology Major to attend. 

Clay Club Cup Sale - From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., find your next favorite mug or cup in our collection of cups recently made by students in ceramics courses. At the MSU, Table D.

Football Skills Competition - 7 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium. Join Recreational Sports and Club Council for a competition that will test your football skills. Join in on the fun! 

Thu. Oct. 20

Diwali (Festival of Lights) Celebration - Join us 4-6 p.m. at the Multicultural Center to celebrate one of India's most popular holidays. We'll have samosas, mango lassi, and a chance to make rangolis!

Coffee Break at Boxwood HouseJoin the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at 12 p.m. for weekly coffee and conversations. Stay after the Allies meeting or stop in for a visit and enjoy some fellowship.

Designing Your Career Path - Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions at 11 a.m. in AF 102.

Successful Interviewing - Jobs are won in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview at 11 a.m. in AF 101. Gain an advantage over the competition!

Annual Wellness Expo - The expo will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the MSU. It will feature FREE flu shots for students, Free HIV testing, Fitness assessments, 25 vendors and more.

De-Stress and Decompress - Want a space to chat with other students or just hang out? Join us in the Fireside Lounge, MSU 205 Thursdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Homecoming Spirit Stations Join university offices and clubs for giveaways as we all get into the golden bear spirit.

Homecoming Spirit Rally - 8 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium (Rain Location: Rec Center). Join our athletics teams , watch performances from the KU Dance Team and Black Flame Dance Team and meet the Spirit Court nominees one last time before the reveal of the winner. 

Fri. Oct. 21

Clay Club Project Night: Figurines - Come to Sharadin 108 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. to learn how to sculpt small-scale human figures with Yasmine Beyruti, who is skilled with detailed faces and tiny props. 

Kutztown Cares Day of Service From 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. both alumni and current students will work together to give back to our communities whether here in the local area or in their hometown.

Opening of Keith Haring Fitness Court Attend the dedication of the Keith Haring Fitness Court at 2 p.m., next to Kemp. Wear your KU sprit wear; light refreshments will be available.

Feminist Friday at Boxwood HouseJoin the Women's Center at 2p.m. for Feminist Friday. This week's topic is Self Love.

Friday Night Frights at Boxwood HouseJoin the LGBTQ+ Resource Center 3-6p.m. for an analysis of how queerness has historically been portrayed in horror films.

Get a Federal Government Job - This federal government session will introduce you to job searching strategies as well as how to create a federal resume at 2 p.m. Via Zoom.

Feel Good Fridays at the Health CenterStudents have requested Friday Morning programs at the Health Center. Come relax with us 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. with morning refreshments and DIY mock-tails.

Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg - 7 p.m. Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

RHA Homecoming S'mores Night - 7 p.m. South Dining Hall Room 1. Join the Residence Hall Association for their annual s'mores night. Share a tasty s'more with your friends and get excited for the big weekend ahead. 

Sat. Oct. 22

FanFest - 12 p.m., DMZ. Join Alumni Relations under the big tent on the DMZ for family friendly entertainment featuring free food, inflatables, live animals, personalized balloon creations, and more! You must be registered for the FanFest (Cub Tent) in order to qualify for any giveaway items at the KU Foundation Table. You can pre-register online or in-person on the day of the event.

Women’s Bowling at Golden Bear Invite - 9 a.m. Berks Lanes

FH vs. IUP (Senior Day) - 11 a.m. Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Women’s Volleyball vs. Shepherd - 1 p.m. Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Women’s Swimming vs. Lock Haven  - 2 p.m. Keystone Pool

Get Your Free Ticket to Football vs. Lock Haven 3 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium. Use your KU login, create an account and access a free ticket to each regular season football home game. Available online only. (Live Stats | Video | Audio)

Spirit Court Champion - Watch as we reveal the student and their organization that received the most votes this homecoming as we crown our Spirit Court Champion at halftime of the football game.

Homecoming Sale - Shop our buy more, save more sale on apparel and gift while on campus. $10 off $49 | $20 off $99 | $40 off $199. KU Campus Store hours 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Includes clearance | In-store only.

Sun. Oct. 23

Greek Community Clean Up - 9 a.m. Borough of Kutztown. Join the United Greek Council for their annual clean-up to wrap up Homecoming week. Students can contact with questions. 

Bilingual Carnival of the Animals w/Anthony Orozco 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Humorous musical suite by Camille Saint-Saëns. KU Orchestra and Berks County Poet Laureate. FREE for KU Students online only.

Women’s Bowling at Golden Bear Invite - 9 a.m. Berks Lanes

Mon. Oct. 24

Tarot Card Study Group - Join the Tarot Study Group at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center on Mondays in October at 4 p.m. in Boxwood House. 

Period Product Collection for Pack 4 Impact - We are collecting donations of period products at the MCC Unity Room 4:30-6 p.m. We will continue to collect until the day of packing in November.

Pawbucks Sale - Golden Bears score so do you! Save up to 40% off apparel and gift. For each touchdown the Golden Bears get apparel and gift will be discounted 5%. One day only, in-store and online

Tue. Oct. 25

LGBTQ+ Center Weekly Book Club Join us at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center for the Weekly Book Club at 2:00 p.m. in Boxwood House.

Fall Graduation Festival - 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in MSU 218. Grad Fest is a one-stop-shop for all your December graduation needs. Verify your graduation status, purchase a cap and gown, and much more.

Creating Your Personal BrandWhat does your brand say about you? Learn how to create a brand during your college years that will appeal to future employers at 3 p.m. in AF 101!

CDC Mini Workshop MarathonAll needed workshops in one place! Creating Your Personal Brand 6 p.m., Designing Your Career Path 6:30 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 7 p.m. Via Zoom.

Alumni SaleShow off your alumni status! Save 20% on Alumni Collection & Diploma Frames. In-store & online. October 25.

Wed. Oct. 26

Midterm Madness: Election TriviaJoin the KUAB, the Community Outreach Center, and Kutztown Votes for a special event featuring L. Joy Williams leading up to the primary elections.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more.  11 a.m. via Zoom.

Psi-Psychology Club's Kahoot Night - 3:30 p.m. in Old Main 123. Fun-filled Kahoot night on Kutztown University and Psychology. You need not be a Psychology Major to attend.

Successful InterviewingJobs are won in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview. Gain an advantage over the competition at 3 p.m. Via Zoom!