Sponsored by the Kutztown University Foundation, KU Cares is a week of virtual engagement that celebrates our campus community, culminating in a Day of Inspiration.


Monday | Alumni

To kick off KU Cares Week, we asked alumni to share their stories!

Kristina Newport '00 shared her story as a physician working first-hand with the COVID-19 crisis.

Jean Kiklikian performed Beethoven's piano sonata Op. 110 - Mov.1

Andre Reed '05 shared a message with fellow Golden Bears!




Isaiah Arpino '14 is Director of Branding & On-Field Entertainment for the Altoona Curve baseball club, AA Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since the COVID-19 epidemic started, he's been doing sketches to keep his illustration skills sharp. We're happy to share his drawings of Avalanche, and one of his wife, Holly, an RN at UPMC Altoona.


Tuesday | Students

Tell us how you're caring for one another!

Jesse Todero '21 and Mindy Steiger ’20 lead everyone through easy crafts you can complete with supplies at home. Feeling restless? Staying active is an important part of self-care! Here are some fun tips from student-athlete Alyssa Oakley ’21 on how to work out at home!
Adrianna Howden performed Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867


Wednesday | Family

Share a snapshot of your family time!

KU Coloring Sheets Helping your children adjust to remote learning can be difficult. Heather Lister ’10, M’13 shares some teaching tips to help you out.
Gardening is another therapeutic activity – and having fresh produce in your own yard makes it doubly rewarding. KU alum Daniel Price ’04 helps you get started. Athanasios Michail Ramadanidis performed Mozart: 10 Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meint", K.455


Thursday | Faculty

Share your favorite KU Faculty or Staff story!

Nothing pulls on the heartstrings like the alma mater! We cannot wait to hear this again when we’re all together – but in the meantime, please enjoy this throwback of the 2017 KU Marching Unit singing the first verse! Dr. John Vafeas from the social work department shares a heartfelt message.
Scriabin Etude in C Sharp Minor Op. 2, No. 1 - Another piano recital from Adrianna Howden.  


Friday | Inspiration

Show your KU Spirit!

Tom Kauffman ’92 talked about the impact accounting Professor David Wagaman had on his life. Before KU Cares week came to an end, President Hawkinson had a message for all Golden Bears!


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