Bear Essentials

Jan. 22, 2020

It's great to have you back. Watch this video from around campus on Tuesday's first day of classes. (video by Bradyn Lutz and Kordell Gustafson)

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1866 Giving Challenge - On April 16-17, the KU community will come together for our second annual 1866 Minute Giving Challenge. Last year, more than $150,000 was raised to support students and continue all things golden at KU. The KU Foundation is accepting ideas from campus organizations, student groups, and other departments interested in raising funds through the Giving Challenge. For more information, email Jayanne Sevast at by Feb. 1. 

KU Opens Semester with Day of Service - Read about some of KU's students who spent Monday volunteeringView photos of Monday's community service activities.

Extended Hours - Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Transportation Services, KU Card will be open until 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 to serve students' needs the first week of the semester.

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

KU Ireland 2020 - There are still a few open seats for the Ireland Study Abroad Program this summer! Come to the info session on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. in Old Main 276 to learn more. Financial aid available. Apply today!

FDI Study Abroad Program - Want to study abroad in the United Kingdom? There are still spots available for the summer 2020 study abroad trip.

FDI Music Competition - Are you a musician interested in winning $250-$700 for one song on campus? Email for more information.

Debate Team - The Frederick Douglass Institute is looking for people who like to argue and hold a discussion to join the Debate Team. Email us at for more information.

Purchase KU Event Tickets Online - Access tickets to many campus events using your KU login at the link above!

Summer Jobs at Northern Lehigh Rec - Northern Lehigh Rec is looking for college students to supervise their Summer Rec Program. Call 484-633-0093 for more info.

Student Tickets for Dance Theatre of Harlem - KU students can access $10 tickets to this ground breaking company using your KU login.

Employee of the Month - Submit your nominations for the January 2020 Employee of the Month.


Thu. Jan. 23

Choosing a Major - 11 a.m. Stratton 116. Explore myths and facts about majors and careers while learning how to make the best decision for your future!

Free Career Interest Test - 1 p.m. Stratton 116. Take a career interest inventory test and get your results in a short, 50-minute session!

Sat. Jan. 25

Swimming vs. Lock Haven (Senior Day) - 1 p.m., Keystone Pool

Mon. Jan. 27

Senior Kick-Off - 1 p.m. MSU 218. Receive the information and support you need to find employment and grad school success!

Quick Question Walk-in Hours - 2-4 p.m. Stratton 113. Stop by to have your resume reviewed! No appointments necessary.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 3 p.m. AF 200. Learn what soft skills are and how you can use them to your advantage.

Tue. Jan. 28

Senior Kick-Off - 11 a.m. MSU 218. Receive the information and support you need to find employment and grad school success!

Evolution of Black Political Thought - As we enter Black History Month, Dr. Thomas will lead us into an inspirational journey through American history. Pizza will be provided!

Rubber Bracelet Sale for Hope for Heroes - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rohrbach Library. Join Epsilon Sigma Alpha to purchase a bracelet in support of Hope for Heroes.

TB Testing - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Health Center. Must return Thu. Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. for results. KU ID required. $10 fee charged to your KU Account.

Wed. Jan. 29

On-Campus Jobs Info Session - 1 p.m. Stratton 116. Learn how on-campus jobs can help build your resume, gain experience, and create valuable connections for future jobs.

Women's Basketball vs. Bloomsburg - 5:30 p.m., Keystone Arena (Live stats | Video)

Men's Basketball vs. Bloomsburg - 7:30 p.m., Keystone Arena (Live stats | Video)

Success Tip Week 1

CASA Calendar for Student Use

Use the CASA planning calendar to track assignments and highlight successes.  Paper copies

are available at CASA located on the lower level of the library, room 26 or online.

Start the semester with good time management!