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Oct. 5, 2022

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KU Custodial Appreciation Day

Take a moment on Wed. Oct. 12 (1-4 p.m. in Sharadin Lobby, 11 p.m.-midnight in Old Main Concourse) to enjoy coffee and cake and thank your custodian.

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Hurricane Fiona Relief Donations - Organized by the Kutztown Lambdas. Hurricane Fiona Disaster Relief Drive until Oct. 7. Drop-off locations: Multicultural Center lobby, Stratton Administration Center lobby, and McFarland Student Union information desk. Items needed: non-perishable foods, warm clothes, diapers, first aid supplies, batteries, flashlights, blankets, and cleaning supplies.

Sign-up for Mock Interview Mania - Sign-up NOW for Oct. 24-28 mock interviews. Practice with a professional employer. Reserved for JRs and SRs. Space limited.

KU Student Site Visit to ADP’s Corporate Headquarters - Join us on Thu. Nov. 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. Register ASAP on Handshake. 

KUVA Studio Art program Offering HS Recruiting Camp - Do you know a PA high school student who wants to be creative and learn more about all KU Visual Arts has to offer? Held on Sat. Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Students have the option to enroll in a full day experience if they add on the morning design camp too.  Please direct any questions to Professor Rose DeSiano Galjanic.

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

First Year Experience (FYE) Conference Proposals - The First Year Experience program invites online proposals from students for our 1st campus wide FYE conference on March 23, 2023. Submit a proposal by Dec. 16.

Business Idea Competition - Open to all KU students. Submission deadline Oct 11. $1000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd, $500 for 3rd. Mentoring provided to all finalists.

Flash Sale at KU Campus Store - Shop and save 30% on apparel and gift in-store & online. Valid 10/6-10/7 | Excludes other sales and promotions | While supplies last.

Looking for a Job? - Go to Handshake for your search to see the many student employment opportunities being offered and find the best job matches for you. 


Wed. Oct. 5

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.

Prepare for the Job Fair Event - Get yourself ready by visiting the Career Development Center, where they will walk you through a resume review and some great giveaways. 11 p.m. in MSU Lobby.

Mandolin Virtuoso Sam Bush brings “Newgrass” to KU - 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Experience the artist who took traditional bluegrass and turned it into an electrified alternative. KU Student tickets $10.

Thu. Oct. 6

CVPA Faculty First Thursday Presentation Prof. Tim Betz (Art History) will be talking about his upcoming book Making History: Makerspaces at Museums and Historic Sites.

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.

Its On Us Fall Week of Action - 2 to 4 p.m.Cupcakes for Consent on the DMZ.

Comcast - Speaker/Panel A unique opportunity to network and engage with Comcast recruiters and HR through discussion and Q&A. All students are encouraged to attend at 11 a.m. MSU 250.

Weekly Collegiate Recovery Meeting (open)Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., Health Center (Beck), recovery advocates supporting students who seek a substance-free lifestyle and are sober curious.

Thursdays Drop-In Wellness/Stranger Things 1980's Vibe of the Stranger Things in the Health Center (Beck), 1-4 p.m., planned by peers for peers, all students invited.

De-Stress & DecompressWant 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.

Test Taking and Anxiety Management Strategies11w a.m. in BH 145. Anxiety causes us to overthink and not do the best we can. If you have not done as well as you wanted on a test this workshop is for you.

Fri. Oct. 7

Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference Join us at 10 a.m. in MSU 218 to hear Keynote Speaker LaLa Zannell who lead's ACLU's advocacy and organizing work to support and empower transgender and nonbinary people as we focus on anti-violence. See Engage for our full list of Session Times and Presentations.

Requested by students, Feel Good Friday MorningsWeekly Feel Good Fridays, Joyful Activities and chat at the Health Center (Beck) 9 a.m.-12 p.m., DIY Mood FLAG.

IGDA Game JamTeams or solo developers develop a game (video, board, etc.) based on a theme in a limited amount of time. All skill levels and all disciplines welcome.

World College Radio Day is Friday - Listen to KUR’s award-winning content online, via the TuneIn app, or radioing the 1670 AM frequency on campus. Listen to past programming on-demand on Spotify and on Mixcloud at

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

Sat. Oct. 8

Get Your Free Ticket to Football vs. Bloomsburg 12 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.

Football vs. Bloomsburg - 12 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Radio)

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

Women’s Soccer vs. East Stroudsburg - 6 p.m. Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)

Field Hockey vs. Mansfield - 6 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

Mon. Oct. 10

Annual Fall Campus Wide Turf Application - TruGreen will be on campus Monday to perform our annual fall fertilizer and weed control application. Please stay off of grass areas until dry.

Fall Break - No classes.

Tue. Oct. 11

Follow a Monday Schedule - Go to your Monday classes on Tuesday (Oct. 11).

Hack Your Hormones at Boxwood House -Join us for a presentation on your hormonal cycles and how to optimize efficiency in a patriarchal society.

Remember What You Read and Resources - Reading and retaining information is a huge part of succeeding in college. Come and learn how!

Freedom From Smoking/Vaping - Free Smoking/Vaping Cessation Clinics, Tuesdays in the Health Center (Beck), 4:30-6 p.m., you can start your journey, by contacting Frances.

Good Morning Starshine, the Earth Says Get Yourself Tested - Free STI testing at the Health Center (Beck Hall) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Grab a morning stack too, from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wed. Oct. 12

Study Abroad Information Session - Come visit us in MSU 116, the Mini-Auditorium from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. to learn more about the study abroad process.

KU Custodial Appreciation Day1-4 p.m. Sharadin Lobby & 11 p.m. - midnight in Old Main Concourse. Enjoy coffee and cake and take a moment to thank your custodian! Come out and join the Celebration!

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. 

Good Morning Starshine, the Earth Says Win a Starshine Basket - Grab a morning snack and enter to win between 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Health Center (Beck Hall).