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Sept. 27, 2023

Family Day - Saturday, Sept. 30

A full day of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy.

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Starfish "I Need Help" Feature - The feature is available for students in Starfish. Click on the "I need help" icon, then select the appropriate request.

KU Roller Hockey Club - Interested in playing collegiate roller hockey? Then join the newest Rec and Sport Club! Contact Coach Raul Batista for more information.

Earn up to $300 by Joining PSECU Today - Ready to Level Up your banking? There’s 3 levels to unlock and each is worth $100! Click the link for more information. Questions? You can find us in MSU 280.


Wed. Sept. 27

Open Hour with Provost Canceled - Please note the previously scheduled open hour with Dr. Basden Arnold has been canceled. The next open hour will be Oct. 11.

Using Social Media in Yor Job Search - 3 p.m. Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media sites to boost your career prospects. Via Zoom.

AmeriCorps Info Session - 1 p.m. Through our nation’s most trying times, AmeriCorps has been there. Learn about the service opportunities/benefits. Via Zoom.

$10 Tickets for Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers - 7:30 pm. Use your KU login, create an account and see the two-time Grammy winner live on stage in Schaeffer Auditorium. Avoid the lines and get your ticket now.

Thu. Sept. 28

Meet the New Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs - Drop by Stratton 109 between 10 a.m.- noon to meet our new vice president, Dr. Learie Nurse. Snacks and drinks will be available. All are welcome!

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

Washington Internship Program Info Session - 2-3 p.m., McFarland Student Union (MSU) 250. Be placed in an internship in D.C. Steep discounts for KU students who are Pennsylvania residents. Learn about their one-week seminar in January "Inside Washington." KU has been awarded 10 scholarships for Pennsylvania residents to attend for free (transportation provided).

Fri. Sept. 29

National Coffee Day, Our Treat - National Coffee Day! Benefits and Celebrate! Friday, 9/29, MSU Table D, 10 am-12 pm, enter to win prizes.

Sat. Sept.30

Family Day - Invite your family to campus for a day full of fun! More info. on Engage.

Family Day Sale - Shop and save at KU Campus Store for Family Day. Save 25% on apparel & gift. In-store and online. Excludes other sales and promotions.

Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace Extended Hours for Family Day - Campus Store: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Dixon Marketplace: 9 a.m.-midnight.

Golden Bear Adventure Zone - 10 a.m.-1 p.m., McFarland Student Union 218.

Kick for Tuition Sweepstakes - Is your parent/guardian coming to Family Day? Going to the football game? Do you want to win a FREE SEMESTER OF TUITION? If you answered yes to all of these, sign up for Kick for Tuition, 10 a.m.-1pm in MSU 218.

Planetarium Shows - 10, 10:45, 11:30 a.m. (tickets sold out)

Film: The League - 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. MSU 183.

Football Gold-Out for Family Day - Noon, Andre Reed Stadium. Join us for football versus ESU and wear gold to support your Golden Bears! T-shirt giveaway sponsored by KU Athletics & ResLife. 

The Dinner Detective - 4 p.m., MSU 218. Interactive Comedic Murder Mystery Dinner Show. (tickets sold out)

Saturday Mass - 6 p.m., St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center.

Sun. Oct. 1

Deadline to Register for #ElectHer Non-Partisan Training Workshop - Register on Engage for free workshop promoting Women in Government. Event is Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in MSU 218. Lunch and swag provided.

Mon. Oct. 2

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

Tue. Oct. 3

Internship & Job Search Strategies - 11 a.m. Discover the ways to find jobs and internships as well as learning the art of networking and tips to locate "hidden jobs." Boehm 145.

Test Taking & Anxiety Management Strategies - Academic Forum 203. 11 a.m. Reading and retaining information is a huge part of succeeding in college. Come and learn how.

Wed. Oct. 4

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 MSU. The shuttle will pick-up/drop-off students in lot A2.