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March 1, 2023

President Hawkinson speaking at a podium

President's Open Hour

Visit with President Hawkinson on Mon. March 6 at 2 p.m. in 301 Stratton. Please call the president's office to RSVP at 610-683-4101.

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APSCUF-KU Student Scholarships Spring 2023 - Two $500 & two $250 scholarship applications open- based on participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record.

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker - Commencement Speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this spring. Application Deadline: March 21.

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit nominations for the February 2023 Employee of the Month.

Student Members of the University Conduct Board - Apply to be an undergraduate student member of the University Conduct Board by March 17.

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.


Wed. March 1

Kindness Karnival - 12-4 p.m. MSU 218. Hosted by Friends of Rachel. Our theme this year is "Be the Best Version of YOU!"

Creating Your Personal Brand - 2 p.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.

Salary Negotiation - 11 a.m. Learn how to begin your careers smartly, how to benchmark your worth, and how to negotiate for an equitable salary. Via Zoom.

American Legion Veterans Scholarship Deadline - Eligible student veterans can apply online. Submit your application by today's 4:30 p.m. deadline.

Thu. March 2

Customer Appreciation Event - KU Campus Store would like to thank all of its customers for helping support KU students. KU Campus Store will have 40% off apparel & gift, a prize wheel to win exciting prizes, and special discounts on HydroFlask.

Democracy and Coffee - 11 a.m.-noon in MSU 250. The event is a nonpartisan roundtable discussion on the state of America's Democracy. There will be a complimentary coffee bar.

Faculty First Thursday Presentation - Assistant Professor Marco Ehrl will present Political Crisis Communication via Anti-Fake News Initiatives. 11 a.m., Sharadin 120.

Tea Time at Boxwood House - Weekly, noon. Join us at the center for weekly tea, coffee, juice and conversation. Stay after the Allies meeting or visit and enjoy some fellowship.

Mr. Kutztown - Mr. Kutztown is a male beauty pageant, all proceeds are donated to Women2Women Berks County!  Contact Skylar to enter (717-669-3724 | )

Capture Your Confidence - 6 p.m. MSU 223. Join the Women's Center and Catwalk Modeling Troupe to find confident poses, capture them with a photo to keep.

Designing Your Career Path - 11 a.m. Learn to access the latest career info and resources, discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. Via Zoom.

Thinking About Grad School - 11 a.m. Heading to graduate school in the future? Learn how to ask the important questions and choose the right program for you and your future career. Via Zoom.

Day in the Life of a Grad Student - 2 p.m. Gain insight from KU grad students and faculty about what to expect in grad school. Via Zoom.

Women's Acro & Tumbling vs. Stevenson - 6 p.m. Keystone Arena (Video)

Fri. March 3

19th Annual Community Forum - The Community Forum, organized by the Department of Social Work, raises awareness on community needs, particularly as they pertain to families.

Admiral Levine at Social Work Forum - Dr. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services, to speak at 9:20 a.m.

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

Feminist Friday at Boxwood House - 2 p.m. Join us at the Women's Center for Groovy Games!

First Friday Sale - Save 20% on apparel and gift with KU Campus Store's First Friday Sale.
In-store and online | excludes other sales and discounts.

Sat. March 4

LGBTQ&A - 5 p.m. Academic Forum 200. Join us to talk to our student staff panel about anything you want to know. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community.

Mon. March 6

President's Open Hour - Students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour, 2 p.m. 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Spring Thyme - The COC will be holding a indoor herb sale March 6-10 and March 27-April 10. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the MSU Lobby.

Movement Mondays at Boxwood House - 1-2 p.m. Join us at the Women's Center for some light stretching and mindful movements to center yourself at the start of the week.

Successful Interviewing - 1 p.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.

Tue. March 7

Family Guy Trivia - Come test your Family Guy knowledge for prizes and meet Rob Franzese, AKA the real-life Peter Griffin! 6 p.m. in MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium.

Remember What You Read and Resources - Academic Forum 203. 11 a.m. Reading and retaining information is a huge part of succeeding in college. Come and learn how.

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - 11 a.m. Learn the basics on how to write your resume and cover letter to market your skills and obtain that interview with Comcast. Academic Forum 101.

Grad School Fair: KU Programs & Info Session - 11 a.m. Talk to the KU graduate departments and learn about the programs offered here at KU. Graduate Admissions Info Sessions noon. MSU 250.

Wed. March 8

Just Dance! Know Your Body Series - 4 p.m. MSU 223. An inclusive dance class to celebrate our bodies! Find the joy in dancing for yourself. No dance experience necessary.

GoinGlobal: Searching in the U.S. & Abroad - 1 p.m. Learn about this internship and job search tool with more than 16 million listings from the U.S. and around the world. Via Zoom.

Language Exchange - Learn or practice your favorite language with other students in a casual environment. Stop by anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Multicultural Center.