Bear Essentials

Jan. 29, 2020

Ready to Get Involved?

The Spring 2020 Involvement Fair will take place on Thu. Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in 218 McFarland Student Union.

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First Generation at KU - Welcome back, Golden Bears! Look out for First Gen tips in Bear Essentials twice a month. Check out our website for more information.

Math Peer Tutoring - Need help with your math courses? Stop by Lytle 218 Monday-Thursday from 2-5 p.m. for free peer tutoring. No appointment needed. Tutoring available for MAT 17 through Calculus. 

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

University Writing Center Now Open - Seek writing help at the Writing Center in Rohrbach Library 100C. Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday: 2-9 p.m. Questions? Email the Writing Center at

First Graduates of the Social Media Degree - In December, Katelyn Melder and Jericho Dar became the first two graduates of the new Social Media Theory and Strategy (SMS) program.


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)

Thu. Jan. 30

Involvement Fair - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MSU 218. Get ready to get involved! See what clubs KU has to offer as student organizations set up their booths and welcome you to join in on their various opportunities. 

KU Ireland 2020 Info Session - 11 a.m. Old Main 276. The KU Ireland summer study program has a few open seats. Financial aid available. Apply today!

Inclusion Centers Progressive Dinner - 4-7 p.m. Join the inclusion centers for an open house with food and fun! Start at the Women's Center, then the GLBTQ Center, and finish at the Multicultural Center.

PDP Info Meeting - 6 p.m. AF 201. Interested in dancing at KU? PDP is an all-inclusive, student-run dance company on campus. Stop by to learn more about PDP and mingle with new and returning members! Email with any questions. 

Free Career Interest Test - 11 a.m. Stratton 116. Take a career interest inventory and get your results in a short 50-minute session.

Fri. Jan. 31

Blood Drive - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MSU 218. Stop by and make an appointment to avoid the wait. Donate blood and save a life!

Sat. Feb. 1

Wrestling vs. Mercyhurst - 4 p.m. Keystone Arena.

Wrestling vs. Gannon - 6 p.m. Keystone Arena.

Sun. Feb. 2

CASA Student Success Workshops - 4 p.m. CASA in Deatrick Hall. Learn tips for successful time management.

Quick Question Walk-in Hours - 6-9 p.m. Deatrick Hall Room 143. Stop by to have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed. No appointment necessary. 

Mon. Feb. 3

Designing Your Career Path - 3 p.m. AF 200. Learn how to access the latest career info and resources to make informed career decisions.

President's Free Hour - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Stratton 303. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President at 610-683-4101 to RSVP.  

SOS Series: Planning a Successful Event - 4 p.m. MSU 116. Planning an event and feeling nervous that you might be unprepared? Stop by this SOS presentation for some helpful tips!

Rodrigo Valenzuela Artist Talk - 6 p.m. Sharadin 120. Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela will be presenting a talk to KU students.

Tue. Feb. 4

CASA Student Success Workshops - 11 a.m. AF 200. Learn how to develop a success strategy and set achievable goals.

TB Testing - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Health Center. Must return Thu. Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. for results. KU ID required. $10 fee charged to your KU account.

Beach Cleanup Info Meeting - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. MSU 281. Stop by to learn more about this community service activity! If you can't attend but are still interested, there will be another meeting on Feb. 20.

Internship & Job Search - 11 a.m. AF 101. Discover how to find jobs and internships while learning the art of networking and locating "hidden" jobs!

Wed. Feb. 5 

Clay Club Open Studio Night: Ice Cream Bowls - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sharadin 108. All students are invited to learn how to make ice cream bowls. Contact if interested.

Dance Theatre of Harlem - 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Auditorium. Experience the art of dance through treasured classics and contemporary works performed by this groundbreaking company. $10 admission for KU students. 

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - 1 p.m. AF 200. Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letter to best market your skills and obtain that interview! 

Big Brother Big Sister Training Event - 4:30-5 p.m. MSU 312. This training is mandatory for those interested in working for the Big Brother Big Sister program.


Early Matters!

Stop by the CASA Office located in Rohrbach Library Room 26 or the CASA Success Center in Deatrick Hall for resources, workshops or to meet with a Coordinator for Student Success.
Don’t Wait!!