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Sept. 23, 2020

Family Day: Sat. Sept. 26

Encourage your family members to join you virtually for Saturday's Family Day events.

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University Writing Center Fall 2020 Hours - In RL 100c: Sun 2-8, M/W 2-8, T/Th 11-5, F 11-5; Online: Sun 2-9, M- Th 11-8, F 11-4. Phone: (610)683-4733. Email:

Parking Permit Pickup - Make sure you send your vehicle registration to if you bought a permit but haven't picked it up yet.

Mock Interview Mania: Fall 2020 - Juniors and seniors, interested in receiving some real feedback on your interviewing skills? Record one 15-minute mock interview and have a friendly/experienced employer volunteer review it. (Deadline Oct. 16).

Safe Berks and Girls Helping Girls, Period Fundraiser - The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is selling vinyl laptop stickers for $2 each. Pickup for free or receive in mail for a small additional charge. Visit our Instagram page for details.


Wed. Sept. 23

Using Social media in Your Job Search - 3 p.m. Learn how to use Linkedin and other social media sites to boost your career prospects.

Autumn Sale - 25% off winter accessories & sweatshirts. In-store and online. Sale ends Sept. 24.

Wire Name Give Away - Students will get their names made out of wire and mailed to them, a great room decoration. 7 p.m.

Thu. Sept. 24

How to Work a Career Fair - 11 a.m. Learn what to do before you arrive, how to work your way around the room and preparing your 30-second commercial.

Parking Ticket Appeals Zoom Meeting - The University Traffic Bureau will hear ticket appeals at 11:00 am via Zoom. All student appeals must be submitted via MyKU.

Fri. Sept. 25

Blood Drive - Located at the O’Pake field house. Students must pre-register online. Slot times are from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

GoinGlobal: Searching in the U.S. & Abroad - 1 p.m. Learn about this internship and job search tool with over 16 million listings from the U.S. and around the world.

Pawbucks Spin to Win - Join KU Campus Store LIVE on Instagram at 10 a.m. as we spin for the Pawbucks discount. Pawbucks Sale will be Mon. Sept. 28.

Latino/a/x and Hispanic Celebration - Join us for a fun evening in front of the MCC from 5-7 p.m. The event consists of Latino/a/x and Hispanic music and light refreshments.

Feminist Friday - To participate in this Zoom arts and crafts session, stop by the Women's Center (Old Main 126) to pick up your free bag of supplies.  The center is open weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Event continues on select Fridays throughout the semester.

Sat. Sept. 26

Family Day - This Saturday we have 8 different virtual events you can do with your Family! Go to ENGAGE to check out each event and pre-register.

Peter Boie: Magic for Non-Believers - Celebrate Family Day by enjoying a Virtual Magic Show. The show will start at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m.

Family Day Sale - 30% off family apparel & gift, 25% off all apparel & gift, Ends Sun. Sept. 27 | Excludes other discounts.

Mon Sept. 28

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

The Washington Center for Internships - 2 p.m. Want to intern in Washington D.C.? TWC's program places students in internships there.

Business Idea Competition Signup Information Session - For KU students to gain experiential learning and win a cash prize. Student must attend one information session (9/28 at 2 p.m., 9/29 at 11 a.m.).

Tue. Sept. 29

Improv Poetry Night - Students can sign up to read poetry, either their own work or from another author. This will be a safe space free of judgment.

Becoming a Resilient Golden Bear - 11 a.m. Join us on Zoom

Online Tutoring Labs Now Available - Drop-in tutoring labs for Business, Computer Science, Math and STEM courses. Find schedules at the link.

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.

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

TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. Sept 29, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Return Thu. Oct 1, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU Account.

Wed. Sept. 30

The Frederick Douglass Institute Discussion Series - Interested in learning about language and culture in Zambia, Africa? Join us at 11 a.m. to find out more.

Amazon Payments Webinar - Learn how Amazon Pay can help you tap into the trust of Amazon and make it easier for hundreds of millions of customers Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Protecting Your Company from Cyber Attacks - 6:30 - 8 p.m. Cybercriminals get better at malicious activity every day.


Weekly Success Tip

Textbook Reading Tips & Tricks

Check out the SQ4R reading system.  SQ4R is designed to help students study their textbooks and apply reading and note taking skills.