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Oct. 4, 2023

7th annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference

Fri. Oct. 6, in McFarland Student Union 218. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Keynote speaker Kat Blaque will present at 10 a.m.

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#ElectHer Free Non-Partisan Training Workshop - Free workshop promoting women in government registration still open. Event is Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in MSU 218. Lunch &  Swag provided. RSVP by Oct. 8 via Engage.

KU in Japan International Studies 101 - Student applications for Summer 2024 faculty-led study abroad program in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto Japan are now available.

Student Commencement Speakers - Commencement Speaker applications are being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students graduating this fall. Application Deadline: October 16.

Pridefest Booth Registration for Clubs - Register your club to host a table and activity by Oct. 13 for our Pridefest event on Oct. 19 in MSU 218.

R.E.D. Button Sales - Remember Everyone Deployed by proudly wearing your R.E.D. button on Fri. Nov. 10, in observance of Veteran's Day Nov. 11. Order your button by Oct. 23 for on-time delivery.

Survey Participants Wanted! $10 Amazon Gift Card - Complete a research survey about your college experience (approximately 30 minutes). KU students will receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card. KU IRB #07112022

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit your nominations for the September 2023 Employee of the Month.

Rock Lititz College Visit Day - Rock Lititz, a live-event industry leader, is hosting their 2nd annual College Visit Day, Fri. Nov. 10. The KU Career Center is purchasing tickets for KU students (valued at $50, including lunch) and providing transportation to and from Lititz. Interested students should email or stop by the Career Center in 113 Stratton.

Falling into Savings - 30% off sweatshirts, 40% off select long sleeve tees and hats. KU Campus Store sale ends Sat. Oct. 7.


Wed. Oct. 4

Nationwide Emergency Alert Test - FEMA and the FCC are completing a nationwide emergency alert test at 2:20 p.m. The test will include cell phone notification, in addition to radios and televisions. Please plan accordingly and adjust cell phone volume appropriately.

How to Work a Career Fair - 1 p.m. Find out how to work a job fair: what to do before you arrive, how to work your way around the room and preparing your 30 second commercial. Via Zoom.

Shuttle Service on Oct. 4 - All day, lot A1 will be barricaded off for an event in McFarland Student Union (MSU). The shuttle will pick-up/drop-off students on each side of College Blvd. by the crosswalk.

Peace Corps Info Session - 3 p.m. Join a Peace Corps representative to learn more about how to apply as well as how COVID has changed how they serve. Via Zoom.

Field Hockey vs. Bloomsburg - Andre Reed Stadium at 7 p.m. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Thu. Oct. 5

Discover the World at the Study Abroad Fair - Unlock academic opportunities! Join us 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 218 McFarland Student Union. Meet faculty, explore exchanges, and chat with study abroad partners.

Mil-Vet & Military-Affiliated Scholarships - The "One Financial Services" scholarships applications are due by Oct 5. Confirm your eligibility and submit.

IGDA Industry Speaker Ben Quaglio - Join us in Academic Forum (AF) 101 to learn about the artistic side of game development from someone in the industry! More info in our Discord.

Better Breakfast - Enjoy a free breakfast brunch (breakfast tacos) with dietician Gabby Bella. VG/MWOG options. MSU 250, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,  12-12:30 questions. Must RSVP to .

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - 11 a.m. Learn the basics on how to write your resume and cover letter to best market your skills and obtain that interview! AF 101.

Thinking About Grad School? - 11 a.m. Heading to graduate school in the future? Learn how to ask the important questions and choose the right program for you. Stratton 116.

Weekly Collegiate Recovery Meetings - Sober curious/lifestyle of being substance-free. A great way to connect on Thursdays. 7-8 p.m. at the Health Center (Beck Hall).

Fri. Oct. 6

7th Annual Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference - MSU 218, 10 a.m. Keynote: Kat Blaque. Sessions available at 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Register to attend on Engage. Full Schedule on Website.

Field Hockey vs. Coker - 4 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Women's Volleyball vs. Shepherd - 7 p.m. at Keystone Arena. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Sat. Oct. 7

Women's Soccer vs. Lock Haven - Noon at Keystone Field. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg - 1 p.m. at Keystone Arena. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Mon. Oct. 9

No Classes - Monday is fall break. There will be no classes.

Silent Witness Project Display - Displayed in Old Main Concourse.. Visual monument to the Berks County lives lost to domestic violence over the years. Created and supported by Safe Berks. On display until Oct. 13.

Tue. Oct. 10

Follow Monday Schedule – Don’t forget to follow your Monday class schedule on Tue. Oct. 10.

Winter Online Registration Opens - 100% Winter Online classes run from Dec. 20-Jan. 16.  Don't wait to secure your class.

World Mental Health Day - Free handouts, activities and information related to self-care, mindfulness, different diagnoses, stress management and more.

Salary Negotiation Workshop - 3 p.m. Learn how to begin your careers smartly, how to benchmark your worth, and how to negotiate for an equitable salary! Via Zoom.

Deadline to Register for DEI Summit in Person - Last day to register for in-person attendance for PASSHE DEI Summit (Nov. 8-10). Virtual registration open until event starts.

Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg - 7 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium. (Live Video | Live Stats)

Wed. Oct. 11

Open Hour with Provost - 2 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.

Prepare for the Fair: Resume Review - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your resume to be reviewed for the upcoming Internship & Job Fair. No appointment needed. Rohrbach Library lobby.

National Coming Out Day at LGBTQ+ Center at Boxwood - Visit the center to celebrate with an art show (8 a.m-5 p.m.) and poetry readings (2-3 p.m.). RSVP via Engage to display or perform through written, spoken and visual art.

Mark Morris Dance Group Comes to KU - 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Program will feature four works spanning Morris's career. Use your KU login, create an account and get your $10 ticket today.