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Monday, November 12, 2018

COOK WELL LIVE WELL FREE COOKING CLASS "Healthy Eating at the Holidays" is the topic of this free cooking class for KU students that includes nutrition education plus a hands-on cooking lesson and a shared meal. Come and learn a new recipe for an easy Thanksgiving dish - Cranberry Orange Quina Salad. Space is limited. RSVP required.

4:00PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Location: Watkins Health Services

Watkins Health Services, KU Dining


COPING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY A one hour presentation that is aimed at those who are feeling increased stress and anxiety as they reach the end of the semester and as they deal with the holidays. Information will be provided on signs/symptoms of stress and anxiety and a variety of strategies to cope (i.e. challenging thoughts, decreasing physical tension, changing behaviors that contribute to stress or anxiety, self-care and self-soothing, etc.).

2:00PM- 3:00PM on Friday, November 16, 2018; Location: Watkins 1st Floor Conference Room

CAPS; Watkins Health Services


INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR  International Coffee Hour brings international and domestic students together to chat over coffee, tea and snacks. Each coffee hour features a presentation by an international student on their home country.

3:00PM on Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Watson Library, 3rd Floor

International Student Services



HIP-HOP TO HEAL HOLIDAY BLUES This workshop will be a two hour workshop with the first hour consisting of a presentation focusing on the connection between hip-hop culture, specifically rap music and mental health. The second hour will focus on rappers (I’ve requested for local KCMO rappers as well as a staff here at KU) conducting a freestyle of emotions session with the students present to discuss ways in which freestyling can be used as a way for students to “journal” their emotions through rap.

2:00PM -4:00PM on Thursday, November 15, 2018; Location: Oliver Hall

Watkins Health Center



The Internship Fair welcomes employers offering fall, spring, and summer internship opportunities. At the fair, students will find a variety of internships in a broad range of fields such as marketing, education, business, event planning, and sports management. The Internship Fair offers something for everyone; come and explore the possibilities made for you!

3:30PM – 5:00PM on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Location: KU Union 5th floor

University Career Center w/College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences



The CCO is having a percentage night at Freddy's. Go enjoy some dinner and treat yourself with ice cream and make sure to mention the CCO!!

5:00PM on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Location: Freddy's

Center for Community Outreach Brief Description



If you are interested in meeting new people who are passionate about making a difference, check out Alternative Breaks.  We send 8 groups of 7 students on trips to various non-profits over all the major academic breaks. Head to our website to check out our awesome sites for spring break and apply by November 25th!

Due by 12:00AM on Sunday, November 25, 2018

Student Organization: Alternative Breaks


ORIENTATION ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT  Orientation Assistants guide incoming student during Orientation, mentor students in UNIV 101, First-Year Seminars, and Learning Communities, and lead students during Hawk Week. The Orientation Assistant position is a paid on-campus job. Orientation Assistant applications are due on December 1st. We welcome both international and domestic students to apply.

Office of First-Year Experience





Students living on campus may request a room or building change for spring semester. Submit an online assignment change request through the MyKU portal by 5 p.m., Dec. 7, which is also Stop Day. Residents will be expected to move during finals week.



A student who plans to leave KU at semester’s end should complete a contract cancellation request through the MyKU portal. Contract cancellation charges apply. Students should consult the contract cancellation policy or, if there are questions, call 785-864-4560. December graduates or students with other qualifying circumstances, such as an internship or Study Abroad, are eligible for a one-semester adjustment to their total charges. University Career Center w/School of Education



Residence and scholarship hall residents may stay in Student Housing during KU winter break by signing up through the myKU portal. The reservation process will be available mid-November. Apartments remain open during winter break.

Residents of GSP, Corbin, and scholarship halls communities close for winter break and those residents may request Hashinger. All residents, except for those in apartments, who wish to stay must submit a reservation. 

EARLY RESERVATION DEADLINE: Stop Day (5:00PM, Dec. 7, 2018). There is a $50 late fee after that time.

CANCELLATION FEE: Cancellations after 5:00PM on Dec. 8 but prior to winter break check-in will be a $50 fee. If you check in, you will be charged the full amount of your reservation.

Three winter break housing options:

Session 1: 

December 14, 2018 through January 2, 2019    =   $418 (plus required block of 10 dining plan meals for $85)
Session 2: 

January 3, 2019 through January 19, 2019        =   $352
Session 3: 

December 14, 2018 through January 19, 2019  =   $792 (plus required block of 10 dining plan meals for $85)

Sessions 1 and 3 require a purchase of a block of 10 meals for $85.

The Studio Grill will be open 11:00AM – 1:00PM and 5:00PM – 7:00PM from December 15, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

Mrs. E's will be open with limited hours January 2 – January 18, 2019. Your academic year dining plan will be active January 2.


HOPE@CAPS Drop In Peer Listening Hours

Several dates/times/locations around campus

Website: caps.ku.edu  

Counseling and Psychological Services

HOPE@CAPS Mental Health Peer Educators are trained to provide support and resources to KU students. Stop by to talk, get support and learn about how to connect to useful resources. Check caps.ku.edu for times and locations.


Service Request Reminder:  

To report non-emergency maintenance issues, submit online service request.

Please submit one request for each repair to allow efficient response.

You can track the status of your request by selecting "my open service requests."

Non-emergency issues could include appliances, flooring, furniture, heating/cooling issues, window or window screen repairs, or replacing a light bulb in a university owned light fixture.



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