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Nov. 10, 2021

#Together4PASSHE – Partnering for Student Success

Thanks to our Student Government Board for supporting the #Together4PASSHE campaign. KU is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and the funding that PASSHE receives is critical for student success and the economic and social vitality of Pennsylvania communities and the commonwealth.

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Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit nominations for the October Employee of the Month.

Veterans Awareness Week - Celebrate Veterans Awareness Week from Nov. 7-13 with pre-events, tributes, fundraisers, workshops, ceremonies, discounts, luncheon, and more. View the full schedule of events here

Attention Seniors Graduating This Semester - Where are you headed?  It’s time to complete your First Destination Career Outcomes Survey (only takes 5 minutes) by Dec 1.  If you haven’t landed a job just yet, answer ‘Still Seeking’.  Complete your profile by Dec. 1 to be entered to win a Paw Pass gift certificate. Log into Handshake, then go to Career Center, then First Destination (


Wed. Nov. 10

Clay Club Cup and Chocolate Sale - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MSU Table D. Hot drinks taste better out of a unique handmade cup. These were made here at KU by our ceramics students. Chocolate is good too!

Indigenous Film Screening: River of Silence - 6:30 p.m. in MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium. Join us for this screening, light refreshments, and Indigenous created prizes. RSVP on Engage.

Resume Lab - 10 a.m. in RL 17. Bring a hard copy of your resume and be prepared to work on it.

Post Pandemic Series for Startups - Presenters will cover topics such as Finance for New Business, Credit, Budgeting, and First Steps to Business Creation. Presented in Spanish.

Open Hour With Provost - 3 p.m. in MSU Starbucks. Students are invited to drop by and chat with the Provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour.

Internship & Job Search Strategies - 11 a.m. via Zoom. Discover the ways to find jobs and internships, as well as learning the art of networking and tips to locate hidden jobs.

Writing Your Personal Statement - 6 p.m. via Zoom. Learn the factors that go into applying to graduate school and writing the critical admission essay/personal statement.

Career Development Mini Workshop Marathon - 8-9:30 p.m. via Zoom. Successful Interviewing 8 p.m., Internship & Job Search 8:30 p.m., Thinking About Graduate School 9 p.m.

Kickboxing - 3-4 p.m. at the Multicultural Center. De-stress and remain active by joining us for our kickboxing event.

Thu. Nov. 11

Career Development Workshop Marathon - 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Creating Your Personal Brand 6 p.m., Designing Your Career Path 6:30 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 7 p.m.

Free Flu Shot Clinic - 1-3:30 p.m. at Keystone Hall in the lobby by the Arena. Free flu shots are available to all students while supplies last. KU ID is required.

One Hour Sweatpants Sale - Get your paws on $18 sweatpants at the KU Campus Store from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and Dixon Market place from 7-8 p.m. One day, one hour only. In-store only. While supplies last.

$7 T-shirt Sale - $7 limited t-shirt at KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace. One day only. Excludes other sales and promotions.

Mindfulness with Aliyah - 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Student Rec. Center, South Studio. Invest in your well-being and intentionally reconnect with the new/current moment.

Alternative Spring Break Information - From Assateague Island to Washington D.C., and Paradise, Calif., to an exchange with West Chester U. Learn more about opportunities at 11 a.m. in MSU 250.

Fri. Nov. 12

Feminist FridayThe Women's Center and FMLA hold Feminist Friday every Friday. Join us at Boxwood House for this week's theme, Self Esteem.

The Real Deal About Grad School - 7 p.m. via Zoom. Learn the factors that go into applying to graduate school and writing the critical admission essay/personal statement.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 1 p.m. via Zoom. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills, you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking, and many more.

Men’s Basketball – 3 p.m. vs Lincoln (PA) at Keystone Arena. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Sat. Nov. 13

Football (PSAC Championship Game) – 12 p.m. vs. Slippery Rock at Andre Reed Stadium. (Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats)

Men’s Basketball – 3 p.m. vs Elizabeth City State at Keystone Arena. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Mon. Nov. 15

Grad School Fair1-3 p.m. Virtually on Handshake. Meet representatives from regional colleges and universities to learn about various graduate school programs. 

Business Roundtable: Discover SEO Analysis - Join the SBDC to take a look at tips for improving your SEO, use of Social Media, and overall digital presence to increase traffic to your website.

Career Development Mini Workshop Marathon - 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Get all the workshops you need in one place. Soft Skills 6 p.m., Choosing a Major 6:30 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 7 p.m.

Motivational Mondays/SPACES - Mondays, Old Main Concourse. Speak with wellness advocates to discuss your well-being goal. 8:30-9:30 a.m. or by appointment through

Visiting Artist Lecture: Curlee Raven Holton -  10 a.m. & 1 p.m. in Sharadin 12G. Curlee Raven Holton is an artist in the Miller Gallery's exhibition, "Figures and Projections : Work from the Petrucci Collection of African American Art".

Tue. Nov. 16

Growth vs Fixed Mindset11 a.m. Join us in AF 203 for this student success workshop.

Finances & Future Employment by PSECU - 11 a.m. via Zoom. Learn about forms of non-monetary compensation, the hidden costs of employment, and tips for building healthy credit at this workshop.

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

Free Flu Shot Clinic - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at South Dining Hall in the Viewpoints Dining Room. Free flu shots are available to all students while supplies last. KU ID is required.

PRSSA Meeting - 11 a.m. in Old Main Room 130. 

PASBDCs Proudly Serve America's Veterans - We are proud of the great work that SBDCs do to serve those who served. Learn more about the Veteran owned businesses the SBDC assists by visiting our website.

Wed. Nov. 17

Designing Your Career Path - 3 p.m. in AF 101. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions.

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