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Feb. 3, 2021

"On the other side of freedom: the case for hope, Deray McKeeson. KU social Justice Book Club, Thursdays 11 am, starting Feb. 18" photo of the author.

Social Justice Book Club

Our book selection for spring semester: On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case For Hope, by Deray McKesson. Discussions will be hosted by Dr. Deb Sailsbery and Ms. Caecilia Holt via Zoom at 11 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 18. Email to register. Free books are available to the first twenty individuals who sign up.

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Gimme A Break! Kutztown Wellness Days - Relax and check out the self-care and fun around campus to help you center yourself this semester. Feb. 11, March 10, April 20. Register & learn more.

Save the Date for I Heart KU Week - Join the Presidential Ambassadors for a week-long series of events, Feb. 8-12.

Valentine's Day Cards only $1.50 - The Print Center is offering Valentine's Day cards. Customize your own 5x7 card with an envelope. Contact Amanda at the Print Center.

Math Peer Tutoring - Free, no appointment needed. MAT 17 through Calculus. Monday - Thursday in Lytle 226 and via Zoom, 2-5 p.m.

Request a Tutor - Tutoring Request Forms are available on your MyKU account under Academic Services. Email if you have any questions.

Request an Academic Peer Mentor (APM) - Looking for assistance with academic skills like time management or organization? Request an APM today to work with a fellow KU student to achieve success.

Online Tutoring Labs Now Available

Save the Date: KU Entrepreneurship Week - Inviting all KU Student Entrepreneurs to showcase their business: Marketplace, March 24, 10 a.m., Student Panel, March 25, 11 a.m. sign-up by email.

You Deserve a Cookie - Stop in at KU Campus Store and spend $40, Get a free box of cookies.

In-store only | While supplies last | Ends Feb. 7. Excludes textbooks


Welcome Week Events continue through Feb. 12

Wed. Feb. 3

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Moderated Dialogue with Patrisse Cullors - 4 p.m. Virtual Event Information. Twenty randomly selected attendees will receive a copy of Patrisse Cullors’ book.

Women's Center Spring Open House - Drop in from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Women's Center in Old Main B 126 for lots of helpful information.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Spring Open House - Drop in from 12 to 2 p.m. at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center Center in Old Main A - 003.

Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter - 1 p.m. Learn the basics on how to write your resume and cover letter to best market your skills and obtain that interview.

Ujima Conference Day 1 - This is a three day conference that will include presenters, crafts, free items and food. Continues Feb. 4-5.

    • Umoja & Kujichagulia - We will be honoring these principles through interactive activities and discussions. These events begin at 5:30 p.m.


Thu. Feb. 4

Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises - Join us for a presentation of the search for water in refugee camps and conflict zones in East Africa.

Ujima conference Day 2 - Day two of the conference will start at 10 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. Throughout the day we will have discussions, presenters and fun activities.

      • Kuumba, Umoja, Ujima, & Ujama - We will be honoring these principles through art, student-led discussion, movie showing and food. At the Multicultural Center (MCC), 3-6 p.m
      • Hot Topic Talks - Join our discussion on the Harlem Renaissance at the MCC from 12:30-1 p.m. RSVP on Engage to get a Grab and Go lunch.
      • Networking with Veterans Service - Network at the MCC from 1:30-2 p.m. with Veterans Services! This event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Get a Federal Government Job - 3 p.m. This federal government session will introduce you to job searching strategies as well as how to create a federal resume.

Senior Kick-Off - 11 a.m. Receive info. and support you need to find employment/grad school success

Fri. Feb. 5

Feminist Friday - Fun arts and crafts with fun, feminist discussion. Stop by the Women's Center for a Feminist Friday supply bag (or refill kit-if you participated last semester).

First Friday Sale - Save 20% on apparel & gift for the first Friday of the month. In-store & online

Ujima conference Day 3 - This is free, three day conference that includes presenters, activities and food.

    • Hot Topic Talks - This "Hot Topic Talk" will discuss appropriation versus appreciation, begins at 9 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
    • Imani - We will be honoring this principle through a "Star Activity" that highlights the importance of support and community.
    • "The Hill We Climb" Discussion - Discuss Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb". RSVP for a Grab N Go Lunch. 12:30 p.m.
    • Nia - We will be honoring this principle through a vision board activity. This event is in-person @ the MCC beginning at 10 a.m.

Mon. Feb. 8

I Heart KU Week: Thank You To Students - Join the Presidential Ambassadors at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. to play a Kutztown trivia Kahoot and win Dunkin and Starbucks gift cards.

Join the Residence Life Social Justice Book Club - We will be reading: Internment by Samira Ahmed and meet Mondays at 8 p.m. on Zoom.

Choosing a Major - 2 p.m. Explore myths and facts about majors and careers and how you can narrow down options to make the best decision for your future.

Tue. Feb. 9

I Heart KU Week: Thank You to Friends and Family - Join us at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. to participate in a virtual Scavenger Hunt to win gift cards to the Campus Store.

First Step to Starting Your Business - Join us for our free webinar designed for people who are thinking about starting a business or who are in the early stages of starting. 2-3 p.m.

TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Return Thu. Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU Account.

Successful Interviewing - 11 a.m. Jobs are WON in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview. Gain an advantage over the competition.

GoinGlobal: Searching in the US & Abroad - 11 a.m. Learn about this internship and job search tool with over 16 million listings from the U.S. and around the world.

Pride Bingo - Bingo is fun to begin with, but bingo with themes is even better. Join us for a night of Pride bingo hosted by Alyssa Edwards from 7-8 p.m.

Remember What You Read - 11 a.m. - Learn strategies to better understand material in textbooks: Zoom Meeting ID: 974 6649 9527

Wed. Feb. 10

I Heart KU Week: Thank You to Faculty and Staff - Join us at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. to play Golden Bear Bingo to win Paw Passes.

Creating Your Personal Brand - 1 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.


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START STRONG:  REQUEST A TUTOR TODAY - Login to MyKU under Academic Services to request a tutor. FREE Peer Tutoring, Academic Peer Mentors and online drop-in labs for Math, Business, Computer Science and STEM courses are available.