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Dec. 4, 2019

President Hawkinson delivers cookies to residence hall students

Cookie Delivery Sunday

Residence Hall Students: Look for President and Mrs. Hawkinson delivering cookies on Sunday as you study for finals.

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First Generation at KU - It’s almost finals week! Remember it's important to find a good study spot, take breaks while studying, eliminate distractions, and pace yourself.

KU Inspires Conference - Proposals for the KU Inspires Conference are now being accepted. Submit your proposal before February 15, 2020!

Rec Center Finals Week HoursDec. 9–11: 6 a.m.–11 p.m. Dec. 12: 6 a.m.–9 p.m. Dec. 13: 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Dec. 14 & 15: CLOSED.

Final Exam Schedule - Make sure you have your finals on your calendar at the correct times/days.


Wed. Dec. 4

Pre-Exam Snack - 7–8 p.m. Rohrbach Library. You’re not you when you’re hungry. Grab some snacks to help you focus on studying for finals!

Holiday Cards for Veterans - 3–8 p.m. CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall. Spread the holiday cheer by creating personalized cards for veterans.

Pre-Screening of Princess of Piombino - 4:30 p.m. Sharadin 120. Join us for the documentary film Princess of Piombino followed by a Q&A session with co-producer, Dr. Corey Brennan. 

Finals Prep Workshop - 4 p.m. Rohrbach Library Room 28. Brush up on some studying tips in preparation for finals week.

Men's Basketball vs. Cheyney - 7 p.m. Keystone Arena. (Live Stats)

Thu. Dec. 5

Blood Drive - 10 a.m.–3 p.m. MSU 218. This is the last blood drive of the semester, so make sure to donate! Walk-ins are welcome.

Finals Prep Workshop - 11 a.m. AF 103. Join us for study tips in preparation for finals week!

MSU Movie Series - IT (2017) and IT 2 (2019) will be shown Dec. 5–8 in MSU 183. Thursday–Sunday: 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 6

Finals Prep Workshop - 12 p.m. CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall. Join us for study tips in preparation for finals week!

Vector Job Recruiting - 10 a.m.–2 p.m. MSU. Vector Inc. will be seeking employees.

Sat. Dec. 7

KU Orchestra Concert - 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Auditorium. Escape the stress of finals by attending KU's Orchestra Concert, free for all! Works include Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák. 

A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas - 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Learn about regional folk culture while celebrating the holiday season and Christmas traditions at the Heritage Center!

Women's Basketball vs. Gannon - 1 p.m. Keystone Arena. (Live Stats | Video)

Men's Basketball vs. Gannon - 3 p.m. Keystone Arena. (Live Stats | Video)

Sun. Dec. 8

KU Ireland 2020 - Today is the priority application deadline for the 2020 Ireland study abroad program.

Open Study Hours - 12–8 p.m. CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall. Bring your study materials and receive support from CASA as you study!

Deck the Halls with President Hawkinson - 5–8 p.m. CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall. Join President Hawkinson for hot cocoa and holiday cheer!

President Cookie Delivery - President and Mrs. Hawkinson will be delivering holiday cookies to residence halls during this annual KU tradition!

Mon. Dec. 9

Pizza Hour & Study Tips - 6 p.m. CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall. Grab a slice of pizza while learning new tips on how to study!

Tue. Dec. 10

Destressing Card-Making - 3–8 p.m. CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall. Take time to relax by coloring and decorating holiday cards!

Shoulder Massages - 5–7 p.m. Outside of the Rohrbach Library Book and Brew. Unwind with a free 5-minute shoulder massage!

Pet Therapy - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MSU 218. Destress from finals by visiting some furry friends!

Lutron Recruiting - 10 a.m.–2 p.m. MSU. Lutron will host an info table to recruit potential employees.

Success Tip: Week 15

Check out the Study Zone happening throughout campus until Dec. 10.

Featuring stress relief kits, free coffee coupons, free scantrons, massage therapy and more.