Articles by " Jessica Philo"
1 Apr

April 2017 Calendar of Events

Wel­come April! April show­ers bring all sorts of fun hol­i­days! While swin­ter fin­ish­es up and we get those quin­tes­sen­tial grey ‘burgh days, we’ve also got a bunch of things to smile about. Grilled cheese, Nation­al Uni­corn Day, Drop Every­thing And Read Day, and Inter­na­tion­al Juggler’s Day, to name a few. Read on to see what else we’re cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th! Read more »

1 Mar

March 2017 Calendar of Events

Hap­py March, friends! Bulbs are com­ing up, days are get­ting longer, and we’ve got a whole new mon­th of cel­e­bra­tions, of course! From Wom­en of Col­or Day, to Nation­al Nap­ping Day, to Won’t You Be My Neigh­bor Day, and Nation­al Respect Your Cat Day, there’s a whole lot to cel­e­brate. Read on to see what’s get­ting our panties in a bunch this mon­th! Read more »

1 Feb

February 2017 Calendar of Events

Kards Unlimited February 2017 Holidays and Birthdays

It’s Feb­ru­ary and you know what that means: love is in the air! Ah, l’amour… Not to men­tion the bil­lion oth­er awe­some things we’re cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th. There’s Valentine’s Day, of course, but there’s also Ground­hog Day, Did You Fart? DayNation­al Sticky Bun Day, and Tell A Fairy Tale Day just to name a few. Read on to see all we’re in love with this mon­th! Read more »

1 Jan

January 2017 Calendar of Events


Hi! Hap­py Jan­u­ary! We’re speed­ing into the future here, and we’ve got a lot to cel­e­brate this mon­th. 2017, Inter­na­tion­al Kiss A Gin­ger DayCheese Lovers Day and more! Read on to see what we’re cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th. Read more »

1 Dec

December 2016 Calendar of Events


♫While the mer­ry bells keep ringing/May your every wish come true♫ It’s our absolute FAVORITE time of year: the hol­i­day freak­ing sea­son! We’ve got so many things to cel­e­brate this mon­th, besides the usu­al faves, like Christ­mas, Hanukkah, and Kwan­zaa. Read on to find out what’s get­ting our spir­its even high­er this mon­th! Read more »

1 Jan

January 2016 Events and Birthdays

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Wel­come 2016! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF OUR LIVES? We’re pumped to start a fresh new year here at KU. And what, with all of the­se awe­some hol­i­days and birth­days to cel­e­brate? Even more bet­ter-er! Read on to find out why you should be drink­ing hot tea, eat­ing soup, toss­ing your fruit­cake, and writ­ing let­ters this mon­th!

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1 Dec

December 2015 Calendar of Events


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Hel­lo and wel­come, Decem­ber! HANUKKAH IS HERE! CHRISTMAS IS HERE! KWANZAA IS HERE! We’ve been wait­ing for Decem­ber since, well, Jan­u­ary, and we’re delight­ed that it’s here again! Decem­ber is more than the usu­al hol­i­days, though. Just to name a few, we’ve got Nation­al Cot­ton Can­dy Day (Decem­ber 7), Cat Herders Day (Decem­ber 15), Nation­al Choco­late Cov­ered Any­thing Day (Decem­ber 16), and Bacon Day (Decem­ber 30) and they all make this mon­th even more mag­i­cal! Read on to find out all of our awe­some cel­e­bra­tions this mon­th! Read more »

29 Nov

5 Things You Didn’t Know About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was born in Ire­land on this day in 1898. As you like­ly know, he most notably wrote The Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia. Here are 5 things you prob­a­bly didn’t know about C.S. Lewis!

5 Things You Didn't Know About C.S. Lewis

  1. He loved Beat­rix Potter’s sto­ries and was inspired to write his own sto­ried and illus­trate them as a child.
  2. He was raised Catholic, became an Athe­ist at 15, and returned to Catholi­cism lat­er in life, par­tial­ly influ­enced by his Oxford col­league and friend J.R.R. Tolkien. HIS FRIEND. J.R.R. TOLKIEN.
  3. He served in the British Army in the first World War and befriend­ed his bunk mate,  Edward Court­nay Fran­cis “Pad­dy” Moore. The two made a pact to care for each other’s fam­i­lies if the oth­er died, and when Pad­dy was killed in action Lewis kept his word. Paddy’s moth­er Jane became like a moth­er to Lewis, since his own moth­er died of can­cer when he was a child.
  4. Lat­er in his life, Lewis cor­re­spond­ed with an Amer­i­can writer and athe­ist turned Catholic Joy David­man, and entered into a civil mar­riage with her in 1956 so she could con­tin­ue to live in the UK, away from her abu­sive ex hus­band.
  5. Dur­ing World War Two, Lewis spoke on reli­gious broad­casts through BBC while Lon­don was under peri­od­ic air raids. Air Chief Mar­shal Sir Don­ald Hard­man wrote “The war, the whole of life, every­thing tend­ed to seem point­less. We need­ed, many of us, a key to the mean­ing of the uni­verse. Lewis pro­vid­ed just that.”