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Beak ‘Em Bucks™ Account
Etiquette Dinner
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month
Rock Chalk Revue
Service Learning Matters
Spring Career Fair
Student Housing Information
Upcoming Events
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March 2 Last day to submit Application for Degree and assure inclusion in the Commencement Program and July diploma delivery
March 16-22 Spring Break (No classes, University offices open)
May 8 Stop Day
May 11-15 Finals
May 17 Commencement
June 9 First day of Summer Session
July 31 Last day of Summer Session
August 20 First day of Fall Semester
September 7 Labor Day (No classes, University offices closed)
September 26 Family Day and Band Day
October 15-18 Fall Break (No classes, University offices open)
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break (No classes, University offices open on 25th)
December 11 Stop Day
December 14-18 Finals
January 14, 2010 First day of Spring Semester
May 16, 2010 Commencement 2010

place settingThe University Career Center cordially invites all students to participate in the Spring Etiquette Dinner to be held March 11th at 6:30 p.m. An etiquette dinner provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn how to navigate successfully through one of the most difficult social encounters in the professional world: Fine Dining with Strangers! The meal begins with an overview of the table setting, and each course provides an opportunity to discuss topics ranging from which direction to pass the food to what to do if you drop your silverware. Communication skills and social savvy can set students apart during the job search process and help them be more successful in their professional careers.

Student tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the University Career Center, 110 Burge Union. Dress for the event is professional business attire. For additional information, visit www.KUcareerhawk.com or call 785-864-3624.

Now is the time to file the 2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA filing process as soon as possible. Aid will not be awarded until all required information is received, processed, and the student’s financial aid file is complete. Priority consideration for limited funded aid programs, including the KU Tuition Grant, will be given to applications received by the federal processor by March 1, 2009. The KU Office of Student Financial Aid web site is www.financialaid.ku.edu.

If you would like free, one-on-one help from a financial aid professional, plan to attend a College Goal Sunday event at a site near you. College Goal Sunday is February 8, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. There will be 20 site locations throughout Kansas. To find a site closest to you visit, http://www.collegegoal.org. Attend for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to any college or trade school in the country (students must be a first semester freshman in the fall of 2009). The Lawrence location is on the KU Campus in Eaton Hall, Room 1005.

beak 'em bucks logoBEAK ‘EM BUCKS™  ACCOUNT
A student’s KU Card has the handy Beak ‘Em Bucks™  feature. This allows a student to have money on the card for spending both on and off campus. There are three ways to add money to the card, and if you are an authorized user, you can add money to your student’s account online. Money remaining in the account at the end of a semester will be available to the student the following semester. Cash withdrawals from this account are not allowed.

To learn more about Beak ‘Em Bucks™ visit: www.kucard.ku.edu/beak_%27em_bucks/beak_%27em_bucks_overview.aspx.

photo of two women at a deskSERVICE LEARNING MATTERS
According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, there are identifiable educational activities that matter to student success. One of those activities that help students to be successful in college and engage in their learning is participating in a community-based project as part of a course. The KU Center for Service Learning works with faculty to implement service-learning in their courses, and they work with students to certify their dedication to their academic discipline and their community.   

Service learning differs from the traditional community service as it applies what a student is learning at KU to community problems. The certification process is free and documented on the KU transcript. To learn more about service learning at KU visit: http://www.servicelearning.ku.edu/.

Students at any level will not want to miss this opportunity to connect with employers at the annual Spring 2008 University Career Fair sponsored by the University Career Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Career Fair is on February 11th from 2 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Kansas Union. All students are welcome to attend.

For complete information regarding upcoming University Career Center events, visit: www.KUcareerhawk.com or call 785.864.3624.

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Spring Break Housing 
KU residence halls and scholarship halls close for Spring Break at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14. The last meal that day is brunch. The halls will reopen at 8:00 a.m., Sunday, March 22. Full meal service resumes Monday, March 23. The Department of Student Housing offers housing during Spring Break in McCollum Hall for students who live in the residence halls or scholarship halls. McCollum Hall residents who want to stay in their rooms during break should sign up at the McCollum front desk beginning March 2. There is no additional charge for McCollum residents who register for the break in advance. Other residence hall and scholarship hall residents may request to stay in McCollum Hall during the break for $124 and a completed reservation.
The reservation form is available at http://www.housing.ku.edu/documents/breakhousingrequest.pdf or at Department of Student Housing office in Corbin Hall. Reservations received after the March 6 deadline will include an additional $15.00 late fee. Residents will be assigned to McCollum Hall rooms according to available space. Spring Break Housing runs from March 14 – March 22.

Apply now for next year!
Your student should have received next year’s contract at his or her campus address. Student Housing is a great value — one payment covers rent, food, utilities and cable — and we know on-campus housing promotes learning. We offer Academic Resource Centers, tutors, and study space. Students who live on campus are more secure, get better grades, and graduate on time, even as they work through those upper-level classes.

For more information about housing, contact us at housing@ku.edu or www.housing.ku.edu.

There is always something happening on the KU campus that supplements the classroom experience. Below are a few of the upcoming events students might enjoy.

  • Tea is served most Thursdays at 3 p.m. at the Kansas Union.
  • How To Succeed in Business Without Even Trying at the University Theatre February 27th, 28th, March 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th.
  • First Nation Student Association Pow Wow is April 4th at Robinson Center.
  • Annual Education Interview Day is March 10th at the Kansas Union.
  • University Dance Company recital is April 16th and 17th at the Lied Center.
  • KU Relays are April 15th through 18th at Memorial Stadium.

Rock Chalk Revue is an annual campus-wide variety show that features student talent and raises funds for the United Way of Douglas County. This year’s show, “In the Nick of Time,” will be presented March 5th, 6th, and 7th at the Lied Center.

To learn more about Rock Chalk Revue or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.ku.edu/~rcr/.

picture of variety show participants

Rock Chalk




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