Bear Essentials

Nov. 15, 2023

KU Football players hoist the PSAC Championship trophy

Congratulations to the KU Football team, the 2023 PSAC Champions! Read more below about this week's NCAA playoffs for KU field hockey, football and women's soccer.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance  - At Brass Rail in MSU until Friday, Nov. 17. This year sadly includes one of our 2022 alums, Ryan Padovani.

Football PSAC Champions Shirt Pre-Order - In celebration of football's PSAC Championship, purchase your limited-edition championship t-shirt online through the KU Campus Store. Pre-order until Nov. 24.

The KU Middle States Steering Committee Seeks Student Feedback - Please share your thoughts on institutional priorities related to the university mission.

Graduating Seniors: Where are you Headed? - It's time to complete your First Destination Career Outcomes Survey. It takes just five minutes. Complete your profile by Dec. 1 to be entered to win one of several Paw Pass Gift Certificates. Log into Handshake, then go to Career Center, then First Destination.

Bring your Game Day Buttons in for a Discount - Button Bash is happening until Nov. 17. Bring your game day buttons to get your discount on apparel and gift.

R.E.D. Button Sales - Remember Everyone Deployed by purchasing a R.E.D. button. 100% proceeds go to KU Military & Veterans Emergency Fund. For more information, call 610-683-4228.

$20 Hat Sales - Purchase your $20 olive green KU hats from Military & Veterans Services (MSU 262), in support of our students. All proceeds go to the KU Military & Veterans Emergency Fund.

Are you Military or a Veteran? - Submit your Enrollment Certification Form for Spring 2023, Email to meet about your Army Ignited Account, or read our newsletter.

Volunteers Needed! Operation Snowflake - Staying on campus over break? Looking for a way to gain volunteer hours? Join our snow shoveling program for community senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Thanksgiving Recess Wed. Nov. 22 – Sun. Nov. 26 – University offices will be closed on Nov. 23 and 24.


Wed. Nov. 15

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

It's Getting Real: Cupcake Event - 11 a.m. Celebrate the semester coming to a close with some cupcakes! "Bake" your dreams happen. We promise we won't "dessert" you. MSU Lobby.

Designing Your Career Path Workshop - 3 p.m. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. Academic Forum 201.

Get Lit?! - Celebrate your well-being! Activities, food and music throughout the day.

MCC Indigenous and Native Showcase - 2-5 p.m. in MSU 218. Featuring food, live performances, live painting, information from the Widoktadwen Center, Lenape Nation of PA organization.

2023 Business Idea Competition - Join us at 5 p.m. in de Francesco 101 to see your fellow classmates compete and present their business ideas for a chance to win up to $2,500.

Get Yourself Tested Day at Health & Wellness - Free STI, and HIV confidential testing. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Health Center, 1st floor of Beck Hall. No appointment needed.

Thu. Nov. 16

K-Pop Dance Showcase - Please join us as we have our first dance showcase, including an MC and dances from multiple K-Pop artists. The event is free to all.

Your Future, your Finances Workshop with PSECU - 11 a.m. Learn about forms of non-monetary compensation, the hidden costs of employment, and tips for building healthy credit at this workshop. MSU 322.

Internship & Job Search Strategies - 11 a.m. Discover the ways to find jobs and internships as well as learning the art of networking & tips to locate "hidden jobs! Academic Forum 101.

Fri. Nov. 17

Feminist Friday at Boxwood House - Make a Gratitude Jar at the Women's Center from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Women's Soccer NCAA Playoffs - vs. Concord, 6 p.m. at Keystone Field. Ticket information will be available at this week (all spectators must purchase tickets for NCAA playoff games). Follow online.

Field Hockey at NCAA Playoffs - vs. Shippensburg 5 p.m. at St. Anselm (Manchester, N.H.). Follow online.

Sat. Nov. 18

Football NCAA Playoffs - vs. Virginia Union, noon at Andre Reed Stadium. Ticket information (all spectators must purchase tickets for NCAA playoff games). Listen for free on KUR or watch pay-per-view video.

Sun. Nov. 19

$10 Tickets for GRAMMY winning Okee Dokee Brothers - Enjoy Americana Folk music that inspires children and their parents to step outside and get creative at 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Women's Soccer and Field Hockey - Should KU win their NCAA games on Friday, the teams would play in the next round on Sunday. Follow for details.

Mon. Nov. 20

Using Social Media in Your Job Search - 2 p.m. Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media sites to boost your career prospects. Via Zoom.

Tue. Nov. 21

Choosing a Major Workshop - 11 a.m. Explore myths and facts about majors and careers and how you can narrow down options to make the best decision for your future! Academic Forum 101.