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Sept. 13, 2023

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Rape, Aggression and Defense Training

Rape, Aggression and Defense Training (RAD), provided by Public Safety and Police Services, is free to female students, faculty and staff. Sept. 18, 19, 21, Old Main. See details under Sept. 18 below.

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Arctic Air Pure Chill Air Cooler Winners - Winners of last week's Bear Essentials giveaway were Ruby F. and Paige L. Thank you to all who responded.

Free Tablet for Eligible Students - Financial Aid Office, in collaboration with Pastor Earl Wise of Real Church 516, is offering free tablets to eligible students (Pell eligible, students who receive federal benefits or earn less than $29k). Pickup 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15 and 20 in MSU concourse. Complete form to determine eligibility and reserve a tablet.

The Chimes in the Old Main Clock Tower are Currently Under Repair - They are expected to resume later this month. Chimes include the top of the hour and quarterly notifications, and the university alma mater shortly after noon.

Food for Thought: 8-Week Wheel Throwing Workshop - Wednesdays 6-8 p.m., Sept. 20 - Nov. 8. Learn to throw functional pieces on the pottery wheel. $125. Contact .

Covid Queertet More Tickets Available - A second live-streaming room has been added for "Covid Queertet" by Professor Deryl Johnson on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but ticket are required.

Request a Tutor - Tutoring requests can now be submitted through Starfish. Please visit the Tutoring Services website.

Request an Academic Peer Mentor(APM) - Looking for assistance with academic skills like time management or organization? Request an APM today to work with a fellow KU student to achieve success.

Walk-In Tutoring Labs Now Available - Did you know that Tutoring Services provides drop-in labs in Business, CRJ, Computer Science, Math, POL-PHI and STEM? No appointment necessary.

Register for PASSHE DEI Summit Nov. 8-10 - This year's theme is The Power of Community: Uniting to Amplify Voices and Foster Well-Being. You can participate virtually or in-person at Shippensburg.

Math Peer Tutoring - Free, no appointment needed. MAT 17 through Calculus. Monday/Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday 3-5 p.m., in Lytle 207.

KU in London Winter 2024 Accepting Applications - All majors are welcome. Earn three credits with Dr. Muzeta or Professor Voccola. See Stonehenge, Big Ben and the Tower of London. Honors students get $1000 grant.

Earn up to $300 by Joining PSECU Today - Ready to Level Up your banking? Take advantage of our KU student promo and earn up to $300! What are you waiting for? Click the link to get started.


Wed. Sept. 13

Business Idea Competition Orientation Sessions - Have a business idea? Learn how to win up to $2,500 by coming to one of our info sessions being held in 201 de Francesco at 3 p.m.

Thu. Sept. 14

KU Alert System Test - There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems at 10:50 a.m. You will receive test messages through text, email and outdoor campus loudspeakers. Please note: indoor loudspeakers and desktop pop-up systems will not be activated during this test, as they are currently under repair. Messages will also be seen on the university website and social media. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.

Bagpipes Calling - Stop by Schaeffer Auditorium for a free bagpipe concert hosted by the Kutztown Pipe Band! Free event, no registration required. 7-9 p.m.

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

Suicide Prevention: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) It's Real - A program designed for college students to raise awareness of Suicide Prevention. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 11 a.m.-noon, AF 102.

Business Idea Competition Orientation Sessions - Have a business idea? Learn how to win up to $2,500 by coming to one of our info sessions being held in 201 de Francesco at 11 a.m.

Study Abroad Information Table - 11 a.m. to noon. Are you interested in studying abroad? Stop by our table to chat and have questions answered! MSU lobby, next to the Cub Cafe.

Maximizing Tutoring and Professor Office Hours - Academic Forum 203,  11 a.m. Learn how to access helpful resources.

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! Stratton 116.

Mil-Vet Scholarship Information Session - Learn more about these scholarship opportunities for veteran and military-affiliated students at 11-11:50 a.m. in MSU 250.

Fri. Sept. 15

Women's Tennis vs. Cedar Crest - 4:30 p.m., Keystone Courts.

Men's and Women's Cross Country DII/DIII Challenge - 7 p.m. North Campus Course.

Sat. Sept. 16

Football vs Mercyhurst - 12 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium. Avoid the lines, use your KU login, create an account and access a free student ticket to each regular season football home game. (Live Stats | Video)

Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg - 1 p.m., Keystone Field. (Live Stats | Video)

Sun. Sept. 17

J.C. Penney Suit Up Event - 3-6 p.m. Update your professional clothing with discounts up to 50% off. Students, families and friends are invited to attend. Lehigh Valley Mall.

Mon. Sept. 18

Rape, Aggression and Defense (RAD) Training - Provided by Public Safety and Police Services. Free to female students, faculty and staff. Training is scheduled 6 p.m., on Sept. 18,  Old Main 22A. Sept. 19 and 21, Old Main Georgian Room. You must attend all three sessions to complete the RAD program. Email or call 610-683-4860 to sign up.

Tue. Sept. 19

Great Grades Begin with Great Notes - Academic Forum 203 11 a.m. Learn successful note-taking strategies.

Internship & Job Search Strategies - 11 a.m. Discover the ways to find jobs and internships as well as learning the art of networking & tips to locate "hidden jobs! Stratton 116.

De Francesco Ribbon-Cutting - Ribbon-cutting of de Francesco Building, home to the university’s College of Business, 11 a.m., Tue., Sept. 19. Refreshments and tours provided.

Rohrbach Library Annual Open House - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us for a scavenger hunt that will take you on a journey through our resources, services and more. Prizes available!

Wed. Sept. 20

Open Hour with Provost - 3 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.

Designing Your Career Path - 1 p.m. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions Via Zoom.

Meet the Graduate Studies Dean - 4-5:30 p.m. OM Lobby. Drop by to meet and greet our new Grad Studies Dean, Dr. Carl Sheperis. Pizza, drinks and desserts. All are welcome.