Bear Essentials

Oct. 16, 2019

State System Board of Governors

The State System's Board of Governors meets this week at KU on Wednesday (1:30 p.m.) and Thursday (9 a.m.) in the MSU Multipurpose Room. Watch the meetings online.

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Holiday Food Box Collections (PDF)- Student clubs are invited to make food boxes for the local food bank! 

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit nominations for the October 2019 Employee of the Month.


Wed. Oct. 16

Board of Governors Meeting - 1:30 p.m. MSU Multipurpose Room. (Video)

CDC Mini Workshop Marathon - AF 102. Soft Skills: 6 p.m. Designing Your Career Path: 6:30 p.m. Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter: 7 p.m. 

CDC Mini Workshop Marathon (Juniors and Seniors) - AF 101. Successful Interviewing: 6 p.m. Internship & Job Search Strategies: 6:30 p.m. Thinking About Graduate School: 7 p.m.

Pawbucks SaleWhen the Golden Bears score, you score! Due to no classes on Monday and Tuesday, KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace will be honoring the Pawbucks Sale today! In-store & online.

Flu Clinic - 12–3 p.m. Health Center. KU ID required. $20 fee will be charged to your KU account. 

Women's Soccer vs. Shepherd - 3 p.m. Keystone Field. (Live Stats  /   Video)

Field Hockey vs. Millersville - 7 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium. (Live Stats  /   Video)

Thu. Oct. 17

Commission of Presidents Sunshine Notice - 8 a.m. MSU 312. People with a disability who wish to attend the meeting and require an auxiliary aid or service to participate should contact Sue Walker at (717) 720-4120 to discuss how their needs may be accommodated.

Board of Governors Meeting - The State System Board of Governors meeting continues, 9 a.m. MSU Multipurpose room.  (Video)

Disney College Program - 11 a.m. AF 200. Learn how you may be able to earn academic credit for interning at the Happiest Place on Earth.

New York City Ticket Sales - 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Spend the day exploring the Big Apple with your friends! $10 per KU student. Trip Nov. 2. 

Business Idea Competition Submissions Due - Submit your three-page business idea for the chance to win prizes and potentially move onto the PASSHE Competition.

STD Screening - 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Health Center. No appointment necessary. KU ID required. All testing is free and confidential.

Field Hockey vs. Mercy - 7 p.m. Andre Reed Stadium. (Live Stats / Video)

Fri. Oct. 18

Choosing a Major - 1 p.m. AF 200. Explore myths and facts about majors and how you can narrow down options to make the best decision for your future! 

Men's Tennis vs. Davis & Elkins - 2 p.m. Keystone Courts.

Women's Tennis vs. Davis & Elkins - 2 p.m. Keystone Courts.

Volleyball vs. Seton Hill - 7 p.m. Keystone Arena. (Live Stats / Video)

Sat. Oct. 19

High Kick Cancer’s Butt - 5:30 p.m. Keystone Field. Participate in PDP's flag football fundraiser to support cancer survivors. $30 per team ($5 per person). Half of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Email with questions.

Clay Flower-Making Workshop with Kristyn Rohrer - 1–3 p.m. Sharadin 108. Learn to sculpt native Pennsylvanian flowers in clay. $25 for KU community members. Email

Volleyball vs. California (PA) - 1 p.m. Keystone Arena. (Live Stats / Video)

Sun. Oct. 20

Quick Question Walk-in Hours - 6–9 p.m. Deatrick 143. Stop by to get your resume or cover letter reviewed. No appointment necessary. 

Mon. Oct. 21

Student Commencement Speaker Deadline - Student Commencement Speaker applications for Dec. 2019 graduation are due.  

Motivation Mondays - 5–6 p.m. Berks Hall Lobby. Stop by to find out more about CASA and kickstart your week with motivational tips!

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 11 a.m. AF 201. This workshop will show you how your campus job can help you develop soft skills. 

Designing Your Career Path - 3 p.m. AF 200. Learn how to access career info & resources, and discover the value of career exploration when making informed career decisions. 

Tue. Oct. 22

The Mask You Live In - 5:30 p.m. MSU 183. Documentary screening about masculinity in America followed by a discussion with FMLA.

TB Testing - 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Health Center. Must return Thu., Oct. 24, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. for results. KU ID required. $10 fee charged to your KU account.

LinkedIn Workshop - 11 a.m. DeFrancesco 109. Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media sites to boost your career prospects. 

Using Social Media in Your Job Search - 11 a.m. AF 201. Learn how to use social media to boost your career prospects.

Creating Your Personal Brand - 3 p.m. AF 201. What does your brand say about you? Learn how to create a brand that will appeal to future employers! 

Wed. Oct. 23

WGS Faculty Meet & Greet - 12–2 p.m. Old Main 126 (Women's Center). Come meet the WGS faculty and enjoy some snacks while learning about the program!

Potting to Taste: Clay Workshop with Julia Palmer - 6:30–8:30 p.m. Create pottery designed around specific foods. Email to register.

National Career Development Month Kickoff - 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Rohrbach Lobby. Stop by our table to find out how the Career Development Center can help you, and grab some free cake pops! 

KUDOS: Education and General (E&G) Custodial Services

This week, we sat down with the Education and General (E&G) Custodial Services office to get an inside look at the dedicated individuals who take care of our students by maintaining a clean and healthy environment to live and learn.