Bear Essentials

Oct. 20, 2021

Fall Graduation Festival

11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Tue. Oct. 26, in MSU 218. Grad Fest is a one-stop-shop for all of your December graduation needs. Verify your graduation status, purchase a cap and gown, and much more.

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Safe Berks Silent Witness Project - On display in the Old Main Lobby from Mon. Oct. 25-Fri. Oct. 29, a visual monument to Berks County lives lost to domestic violence. Each red silhouette wears a shield describing their death.

Save the Date: Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Party - Thu. Oct. 28 from 7-10 p.m. in MSU 218. Get in the spirit and come dressed in costume as Rocky characters or your own Halloween costume. First come, first served for prop bags. RVSP on Engage.

Save the Date: COB Featured Speaker Mike Reynolds - Thu. Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. in AF 200. Come hear the General Manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers, Mike Reynolds, discuss his career in the sports management industry.

NCAA Inclusion Week - Amend: The Fight for America - Join us over the course of Wed. Oct. 20-Fri. Oct. 22 for a watch party. Pizza, snacks, & beverages. Please RSVP on engage to reserve your spot.


Wed. Oct. 20

Soft Skills: What Employers Want11 a.m. on Zoom. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills, you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking, and many more.

Kickboxing - 3-4 p.m. at the Multicultural Center. Join us for a kickboxing event.

Just Cause: The Experience -4-7 p.m. via Zoom. Join the Multicultural Center for an interactive virtual experience to adjudicate a legal drama about an artistic director suing her former employer for breach of contract after firing her for “racial insensitivity.” The issues explored throughout the case lead into a facilitated discussion about how we each view these topics in today’s society and in our own lives.

Thu. Oct. 21

Carve Out Hope - 7 p.m. in MSU 218. Pumpkin carving and info about early breast cancer detection. First come, first served.

Designing Your Career Path - 11 a.m. in AF 102. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. 

Successful Interviewing - 11 a.m. in AF 101. Jobs are WON in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview to gain an advantage over the competition. 

Mini Workshop Marathon - via Zoom. Get all the workshops you need in one place. 6 p.m. Creating Your Personal Brand; 6:30 p.m. Designing Your Career Path; 7 p.m. Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter.

International Traditional Games - Join us in the Multicultural Center from 12-2 p.m. for a fun afternoon of playing international games.

Free Flu Clinic - 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in front of the Academic Forum. Free flu shots for all students while supplies last. KU ID required. Will be rescheduled if it rains.

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra - 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  KU Student tickets $10.

Fri. Oct. 22

Feminist Friday - 1:30 p.m. at Boxwood House. Join the Women's Center & FMLA every Friday for Feminist Friday. This week's theme is Women in Leadership.

Men's Cross Country - 11 a.m. PSAC Championships at North Campus Course.

Women's Cross Country - 12 p.m. PSAC Championships at North Campus Course.

Sat. Oct. 23

Field Hockey - 12 p.m. vs. Mercyhurst at Andre Reed Stadium. (Live Stats)

The Roar Open Mic with Electric Violinist Alex Ahn - 7 p.m. in the MSU Bear's Den. 

Sun. Oct. 24

HARLOween - 1-4 p.m. on the DMZ (rain location: Fieldhouse, check Facebook Sunday morning). Fun activities for kids, inflatables, snacks. Adult supervision for kids under 18 required.

Mon. Oct. 25

Learn More, Earn More with PSECUWatch financial wellness videos from PSECU and be entered into the Financial Fitness Sweepstakes. 5 winners will receive $500 each. See website for rules.

Tue. Oct. 26

Creating Your Personal Brand3 p.m. in AF 102. What does your brand say about you? Learn how to create a brand during your college years that will appeal to future employers.

Salary Negotiations - 11 a.m. in AF 101. Learn how to begin your careers smartly, how to benchmark your worth, and how to negotiate for an equitable salary.

Virtual Internship & Job Fair - 1-4 p.m. Virtual internship & job fair through Handshake with over 50 employers attending. Sign up for employer sessions in advance. For a list of employers coming to the fair, please log in to Handshake. Questions? Call 610-683-4067. 

Fall Graduation Festival - 11 a.m.–7 p.m. in MSU 218. Grad Fest is a one-stop-shop for all of your December graduation needs. Verify your graduation status, purchase a cap and gown, and much more.

Free Flu Clinic - 1-3:30 p.m. in the MSU near the Cub Cafe entrance. Free flu shots for all students while supplies last. KU ID required.

On the Very Nature of Understanding - 4:30 p.m. MSU Alumni Auditorium. Join Dr. Adeel, department of philosophy, for the Chambliss Faculty Award lecture.

Wed. Oct. 27

Give Blood, Give Life - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in MSU 218. The Community Outreach Center will be holding a blood drive and is looking for donors.

Resume Lab - 1 p.m. in OM 130. Bring a hard copy of your resume and be prepared to work on it.

Calming Glitter Jars Craft - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Multicultural Center. Join us to de-stress while making calming glitter jars.

Open Hour With Provost - 2 p.m. in the Old Main lobby seating area opposite the main entry doors. Students are invited to drop by and chat with the Provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour.

KU Student Success

Weekly Success Tip

Ready for Advisement? - Advisement began Mon. Oct. 18. Web registration appointments begin Mon. Nov. 1. Great topics to discuss include course challenges and successes, internships, research interests, clubs/organizations, and career paths.