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Feb. 26, 2020

KU Ice Hockey club team photo celebrating championship

Congratulations to the KU Ice Hockey Club, winners of the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference championship. The win gives the team a berth in the Federation Cup, hosted by the Collegiate Hockey Federation (CHF), March 10-15.

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Social Media Strategists Club - Are you an SMS major or minor? Interested in joining a new and exciting club that applies to your interests? Join the SMS club by registering at the link!

Student Commencement Speaker - Student Commencement Speaker applications are being accepted from seniors graduating this spring. Application deadline is March 16.

Hacking Herstory Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Proposals - Submit a proposal to speak on the marginalizing/empowering effect of Internet knowledge production during our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Proposals must be submitted by March 6.

First Generation at KU - Midterms are quickly approaching, and Spring 2020 grads should begin job searching if they haven't already. Take advantage of spring break!

Vote Daily for KU Folk Festival - Voting closes Monday in USA Today's 10 Best Cultural Festivals contest. The winning festivals will be announced by 10Best on March 13.

Register for Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class - Free defense classes are available for all female students, faculty, and staff. Classes will be March 16, 17, and 19 at 6 p.m. Email by March 13 to register and secure your spot. 

Drop-In Tutoring Labs for BUS, MAT, CSC & STEM - Did you know that Tutoring Services provides drop-in labs in Business, Computer Science, Math, and STEM courses? No appointment necessary.

Alternative Spring Break Drivers Needed - The Community Outreach Center is looking to pay KU students (21 or older) to drive to North Carolina and South Carolina for their ASB trips on March 8. Stop by MSU 281 for more info.

Crochet Circle - The Community Outreach Center is looking for people to help make mats for the homeless from recycled bags. Email for more info.

21st Annual Berks County Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference - Save the date - April 18, at Albright College.  Submission deadline for presentations is Fri. March 20.

Nominate for the Wiesenberger Excellence in Teaching Award - Students can nominate a current KU full-time, tenured faculty faculty member for this prestigious award. Deadline: 4/1/20. Return nomination form:


Wed. Feb. 26

Ash Wednesday - Services at 5 p.m. in the Saint Christopher Newman Center and 9 p.m. in the Georgian Room.

Open Mic Night - 7 p.m. MSU 183. Open Mic Night is the perfect place to showcase your talents and win prizes!

Women's Lacrosse vs. Caldwell - 4 p.m. Keystone Field. (Live Stats)

Thu. Feb. 27

ESA Paper Chain for Domestic Violence Awareness - 10 a.m.–3 p.m. MSU. Epsilon Sigma Alpha invites you to write an empowering message for survivors of domestic violence.

Day in the Life of a Grad Student - 2 p.m. AF 200. Gain insight from KU grad students and faculty about what to expect in grad school.

Jazz Improvisation Workshop - Every Thursday, 7–8:15 p.m. Schaeffer Little Theater. Interested in practicing your musical improvisation skills? Join this workshop! Open to all music students, regardless of instrument.

Fri. Feb. 28

Human Diversity Conference - 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. MSU. Listen in on these interesting and inclusive panels at KU's Human Diversity Conference! There will be great speakers and free lunch. Register to save your spot using the link. 

Summer Conference Assistant Applications - Today is the last day to apply for a summer conference assistant position. This job offers housing, meals, and a paycheck. Apply on Handshake via the link.

Caribbean Festival - 7 p.m. MSU 218. Join the Multicultural Center for a night of fun, music, history, games, and food.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Jefferson - 4:30 p.m. Keystone Field. (Live Stats)

Sat. Feb. 29

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

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

Sun. Mar. 1 

CASA Student Success Workshop - 4 p.m. CASA in Deatrick Hall. Learn what your learning style is and how to use it to your advantage! 

CASA Student Success Workshop - 5p.m. CASA in Deatrick Hall. Learn what resources CASA has to offer.

Mon. Mar. 2

Officer Transition - 4 p.m. MSU 116. If your organization is transitioning officers and is unsure how to do so, stop by this SOS Series to discuss new ideas!

Tue. Mar. 3

TB Testing - 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Health Center. Must return Thur. Mar. 3, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. for results. KU ID required. $10 fee charged to your KU Account.

Customer Appreciation Day - 10 a.m.–2 p.m. KU Campus Store is bringing the sweet deals while KUR is bringing the beats and Camillo’s is bringing the FREE eats! Spin our prize wheel to get discounts and win other cool giveaways. You might even be lucky enough to win a free GoPro.

CASA Student Success Workshop - 11 a.m. AF 200. Learn what resources CASA has to offer. 

Rohrbach Student Advisory Group Meeting - 11 a.m. Rohrbach Library. Have your input heard! Attend Rohrbach’s student meeting to help us improve our resources. All are welcome! Free lunch provided.

Beyond Pink-Collar Jobs - 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MSU 183. Learn how to navigate a career as a woman, especially in fields that are traditionally male-dominated. Free brunch!

Washington, D.C. Ticket Sales - 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. MSU 153. Want to spend the day in D.C.? Drop by to buy your tickets! $10 with KU ID. Trip is Mar. 28. 

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - 11 a.m. AF 201. Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letter to obtain that interview!

Day in the Life of a Grad Student - 3 p.m. AF 201. Gain insight from KU grad students and faculty about what to expect in grad school.

Wed. Mar. 4

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts - 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts will be in the MSU recruiting employees.

GoinGlobal - 1 p.m. Stratton 116. Learn about this internship and job search tool with over 16 million listings from around the world.

Project Underground Railroad - Interested in learning about one of the major problems in society today? Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Noon, MSU 223.

avalanche standing with student

CASA in Deatrick Hall

CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall is ready to assist students. It is an extension of CASA and provides academic success programs and services for students especially in the evening and on Sunday’s.