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Feb. 8, 2023

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Become a Summer Conference Assistant - KU's Office of Conference & Event Services has opened up their summer job applications that provide summer housing, a food stipend and payment. Apply now!

Happy Hearts: Candygram and Carnation Sale - Order Candygrams and Carnations for your significant other this Valentines Day. Pre-order using this form.

Science Olympiad Needs Help - Fun day to volunteer during Spring Break. March 16. Great for clubs, service hours & resume. No science background needed. Free t-shirt. .

Student Organization Support Office Hours - Have a question regarding your student organization? Visit 153 MSU Wednesdays 1-4:30 p.m. to get individualized assistance.

Applied Investment Management (AIM) Association StockTrak Competition - Invest virtually against your peers in our StockTrak competition for your chance at $500 in prizes.

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker - Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this spring. Application Deadline: March 21.

VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Search - Candidates on campus Feb 14, 21 and 22. Students are invited to Open Sessions at 11 a.m., LC 135. Candidates' vitae available two days prior.

The Collage December Newsletter - The slightly delayed Dec. 2022 issue features professor of CSIT Donna DeMarco and senior Professional Writing major Eva Labram.

Save the Date: Disney College Program - Tue. Feb. 21. Learn about the Disney College Program and how you may be able to earn academic credit for interning at the "Happiest Place on Earth." 11 a.m. MSU 250.


Wed. Feb. 8

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

Thu. Feb. 9

Freedom From Smoking & Vaping Information Sessions - Health Center Wellness Room, 4:30-5:30 p.m. End your relationship with smoking/vaping. Email Freedom From Smoking facilitator

Spill The Tea at Tea Time, Thursdays at Boxwood - Weekly, noon. Join us at the Center for weekly tea, coffee, or juice and conversation. Stay after the Allies meeting or visit and enjoy some fellowship.

Thursdays Open Collegiate Recovery Meeting - We support students who seek or are curious to live a substance-free lifestyle, 7-8 p.m. in the Health Center.

Senior Kick-Off - 7 p.m. Receive info to successfully find employment. Walk away with the knowledge, resources and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU! Via Zoom.

Soft Skill: What Employers Want - 1 p.m. Receive info to successfully find employment. Walk away with the knowledge, resources and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU! Boehm 130.

Fri. Feb. 10

LGBTQ+ Book Club - 4 p.m. Join us for the book club here at the Center at Boxwood. We will be starting with Juliet Takes a Breath. Books will be provided for you.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Chinese Student and Scholars Association (CSSA) - Join us, from 5-9 p.m. in MSU Multipurpose Room, for our celebration. There will be good food, games, prizes and a stunning performance! Friends and staff are invited to participate.

Clay Club Project Night: "Puppies" - Abby Foreman - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sharadin 108. Come sculpt puppy-like creatures, a favorite around the studio. We'll fire them for you to glaze on April 7.

Mon. Feb. 13

Honors Club Meeting - Join us for our bi-weekly Honor's Club meeting (6:30 p.m. in Honors Hall or Zoom) to discuss/plan upcoming events in Honors.

Movement Monday at Boxwood House - 1-2 p.m. Join us at the Women's Center for some light stretching and mindful movements to center yourself at the start of the week.

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. 14

40% off Stuff a Bag for your Valentine - Stop in KU Campus Store on Valentine's Day to stuff a FREE tote and get 40% off any of the apparel and gift that fits inside. In-store only promotion | excludes other sales and discounts | while supplies last | exclusions apply.

Love Yourself Tuesdays at the Health Center - Spend Valentine’s Day with us; create Valentines for yourself, friends or family. Decorate a cupcake. Health Center 1-3 p.m. FUN time.

Pleasure Kits Available at the Health Center - Students can select from sexual health supplies, including internal condoms, external condoms, dams, lube, sweets and abstinence kits. While supplies last.

I ❤ U: Valentine Make & Take - 11 a.m. MSU 218. Join Student Involvement and KU Activities Board (KUAB) for a fun Valentine's Day themed make and take featuring candy heart pillows to stuff for someone special.

IT's on Us: Love Letters - 12 - 3 p.m. in Rohrbach Library Lobby. Join us to honor survivors for Valentine's Day. We will write letters of support to be posted to our social media.

Maximizing Tutoring and Professor Office Hours - AF 203 - 11 a.m. Learn how to access helpful resources.

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! Via Zoom.

GoinGlobal: Searching in the US and 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.

Kisses (Chocolate) and Careers - 2-4 p.m. Have a "sweet" resume review in Stratton 113. Bring a hard copy of your resume and get some feedback while enjoying some Hershey Chocolate Kisses.

Wed. Feb. 15

Speed Meeting - Have a floating time and try speed-friending. 6-7:30 p.m., South Dinning Rm 1. speed-friending and root beer floats. Enter to win a "Friends Basket."

Ujima Conference 2023 - Theme this year is Reimagining Cultural Authenticity. Keynote speaker is Cornell William Brooks, 18th President & CEO of the NAACP. Check website for schedule.

Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter - 2 p.m. Learn the basics on how to write your resume and cover letter to best market your skills and obtain that interview! AF 201.