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Dec. 2, 2020

"Civil Civic Discourse new date 12/3/20 11 a.m. Hosted by Senators Argall and Schwank. A moderated talk on working together in the PA Senate during an age of bipartisanship."  Photo of Senator David Argall, photo of Senator Judy Schwank.

Join us for Civil Civic Discourse with Senators Argall and Schwank. Dec. 3, 11 a.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 981 0060 9235, Password: Civility

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Reminder of Fall Semester Schedule - Here's the schedule for the remainder of the fall semester, with some important dates to remember.

  • All finals will occur online the week of Dec. 7. Final Exam Schedule - Make sure you know when your finals will be held.
  • Virtual Fall Commencement is set for Saturday, Dec. 12.

12 Days of Deals - Through Dec. 12 each day has a new deal. Sign up for VIP or follow the KU Campus Store on social media to know the deal of the day.

Conference on Human Diversity Call for Proposals - Annual conference on human diversity will be held on Feb. 26, 2021. Submit proposals on topics related to human diversity by Dec. 7.

First Gen Tip - It’s almost finals week! Remember it is important to take breaks while studying. Find a good study spot, eliminate distractions, and pace yourself. Good luck!

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit nominations for the November 2020 Employee of the Month!

Winter Career Challenge for all Students - Complete one of the career certificates virtually to take part. Learn more at Students who complete a certificate during this challenge will have their name put into a drawing for a Dunkin Donut gift card.

Student Submissions for Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine - Essense is accepting submissions of student work until Jan. 10. Submit up to three pieces of art and up to three pieces of writing to Any major welcome. Email the club for further inquiries.

Textbook Sellback: Through Dec. 14 at the Campus Store - Not able to visit in person? Virtual buyback is available at A great opportunity to get cash back on course materials, up to 50%! We buy back books no matter where you bought them for the best price.

Textbook Rental Return - Students should check their KU emails regularly for rental information. Rental books MUST be shipped to us or dropped off no later than Mon. Dec 14. Any rentals that are not received by Dec. 14 will be subject to late fees and penalties.

KU Campus Store Just Made Rental Returns Easier - For only $7, purchase a prepaid shipping label, shipping box and packaging tape (specific to the number of books being returned), along with a list of books rented & instructions for UPS pick up directly from your home. In-store & online.


Wed. Dec. 2

Ireland KU Faculty-led Study Abroad 2021 - Cautiously optimistic plans are underway for a summer 2021 study abroad trip to Ireland. See website. Info meeting at 7 p.m. via zoom.

Talk FAFSA with the Financial Aid Director - Join the Director of Financial Aid in a conversation about the 2021-2022 FAFSA from 3-4 p.m. (Zoom meeting ID: 918 9684 8381, passcode: fafsa).

Thu. Dec. 3

Civil Civic Discourse - A moderated talk on working together in the PA Senate hosted by senators Argall and Schwank at 11 a.m. (Zoom ID: 981 0060 9235, password: Civility).

Sat. Dec. 5

Virtual Christmas on the Farm - Join the Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center on Facebook LIVE from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for a full day of musicians, speakers and presenters.


Weekly Success Tip

Virtual Finals Neighborhood - Join the neighborhood for finals. The neighborhood features mini-sessions to help students hone their skills for success on finals, activities to promote peer-to-peer support and relaxation, and tips from successful KU students. Schedule.