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Nov. 4, 2020

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Ktv Episode #3 Fall 2020 - Tune into the third episode of Ktv. The show features comedy, cooking, food reviews, arts and crafts and ideas for binging.

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

Online Tutoring Labs Now Available - Tutoring Services offers drop-in labs for Business, CSC, Math and STEM courses. No appointment is necessary. Lab schedules.

Looking for Assistance with Academic Skills like time management or organization? - Request an APM today to work with a fellow KU student to achieve success.

PASBDC Announcement - The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (PASBDC) announce Dominic (Nick) Bellucci as the new associate state director of finance in the Lead Office.

Textbook Sellback - Through Dec. 14 at the Campus Store - Not able to visit in person? Virtual buyback is available at A great opportunity to get cash back on course materials, up to 50%! We buy back books no matter where you bought them for the best price.

Textbook Rental Return - Students should check their KU emails regularly for rental information. Rental books MUST be shipped to us or dropped off no later than Mon. Dec 14. Any rentals that are not received by Dec. 14 will be subject to late fees and penalties.

KU Campus Store Just Made Rental Returns Easier - For only $7, purchase a prepaid shipping label, shipping box and packaging tape (specific to the number of books being returned), along with a list of books rented & instructions for UPS pick up directly from your home. In-store & online.

Announcing Campus Life Channel via the KU Information Channel - Tune your on-campus television to Channel 4.1 to see the new channel, which is now joined with Apogee’s KU Campus Life Channel. The channel includes a feed of select KU social media posts, submitted news, events and announcements. You can also hear the audio simulcast of KU Radio (KUR).


Wed. Nov. 4

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

Day in the Life of a Grad Student - 7 p.m. Gain insight from KU grad students and faculty about what to expect in grad school.

Blood Drive - Help save a life and donate blood. Remember to pre-register online. Appointments are from 12-7 p.m.

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

Day in the Life of a Grad student - 7 p.m. Gain insight from KU grad students and faculty about what to expect in grad school.

Open Mic Night - Hosted by Rachel Brown. Sign up on ENGAGE@KU if you would like to perform.

Thu. Nov. 5

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

KU Business Idea Competition - The KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center hosts the 2020 Business Idea Competition, via zoom Meeting ID: 986 2897 2613 passcode: 686695.

Promote your Events on the Campus Life Channel - Apogee, KU’s partner for the Campus Life Channel, will conduct training for students to submit news/events/announcements to be included on the Campus Life Channel. The virtual training session is at 11 a.m. To sign up, contact

Fri. Nov. 6

Women's Center Guided Meditation and Yoga - 3 p.m. Zoom ID: 93639352216 PW: selflove. First 30 students to register receive self care pack! Pickup Nov. 5 at OM126.

Virtual Global Conference - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference on Social Determinants of Health: Local-Global Challenges for Vulnerable Populations. Email if interested.

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

Virtual College Leadership Summit - A free two-day summit to engage college students in critical reflection on the topics of social justice, human rights, and inclusion. Nov 6 & 7.

Mon. Nov. 9

Celebrate Veterans Awareness Week - events occur all week.

First Generation College Student Celebration - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Rohrbach Library. Free giveaways, raffles, mentorship and more. Visit First Gen at KU for information.

Graduate School Fair - 1-3 p.m. More than 60 schools will be doing a virtual career fair with online sessions.

Ongoing Engagement Options - Meditation - Are you getting stressed? Check out some of these FREE options to do meditation and get your mind off of the stress of upcoming exams.

Tue. Nov. 10

Caregivers of the Elderly: Legal Issues Affecting Senior Citizens - Join the Commission on the Status of Women’s Elder Care Workshop with elder care Attorney Russell Farbiarz, Esq., 11 a.m. to noon. Box lunch available to those on campus. Email by Nov. 6 to attend and make a box lunch choice. Zoom Meeting ID: 944 5527 1765, Passcode: 808584.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in front of Rohrbach Library. A complimentary individually-packaged lunch will be provided while supplies last. Registration is limited to KU students, staff and faculty.

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

TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Return Thu. Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU account.

Peer Tutor Employment Info Session - Want to make money working remotely, help students, & build your resume? Join us on Zoom at 11 a.m. Meeting ID: 915 8401 2456.

Nuclear engineering/applied math talk - 5 p.m., Katarzyna Borowiec, "Comprehensive Framework for Data-Driven Model Form Discovery of the Closure Laws in Thermal-Hydraulics Codes"- Click for details.

Wed. Nov. 11

Virtual Ceremonial Flag Raising - 7:40 a.m. with remarks by President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson. The day will close with a virtual ceremonial flag lowering at 4:30 p.m.

Virtual Spoken Word/Poetry with Joan Leslie - 8 p.m. Presented by the Women's Center. Registration required.

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

CDC Mini Workshop Marathon - 6-7:30 p.m. Successful Interviewing 6 p.m., Internship & Job Search 6:30 p.m. Thinking About Graduate School 7 p.m.


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