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Monday, December 11, 2017

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Good luck on finals this week. Remember to take home any necessary medications, glasses, basketball tickets or other items you will need during winter break.   

This is the last This Week on Campus for 2017. The next one publishes Tuesday, January 15, 2018. Have a wonderful break!

Finals Week – Early Bus Service

In order to help students arrive on campus in time for 7:30 a.m. final exams, the following transit routes will start early December 11-15:

·       Route 11: Service will start at the regular time, 6:03 a.m.

·       Route 27:  Service will start at 6:25 a.m. from Haskell University.

·       Route 29:  Service will start at 6:52 a.m. from 27th & Scottsdale.

·       Route 30:  Service will start at 6:50 a.m. from Chelsea Place (westbound).

·       Route 36:  Service will start at 6:35 a.m. from Gateway Court and at 6:50 a.m. from North Michigan.

·       Route 38:  Service will start at 6:45 am from 25th & Melrose.

·       Route 42:  Service will start at 7:01 a.m. from lot 94 at the stadium, and at the regular time from 18th Street, 7:10 a.m.

·       Route 43:  Service will start at 6:55 a.m.

All routes will end service at their normal times each day.

Route and schedule information is online at www.lawrencetransit.org.


Stop Day – Limited Service

On Stop Day, Friday, December 8, the following routes will not operate: 27, 30, 36, 38, 42, 43, and 44. Routes 11, 29, and 41 will operate their ‘B’ schedules on Stop Day, and will return to their ‘A’ schedules for one week on Monday, December 11.


Sunday Night Service

In cooperation with the Office of First Year Experience, there will be on-campus bus service on Sunday evening, December 10. Two buses will operate 8 p.m. – midnight. They will be running a modified version of route 43, which will include a stop at Oliver Hall.


End of Fall Semester

Service ends on December 15 for routes 27, 30, 36, 38, 42, 43, and 44. Routes 11, 29, and 41 will operate the ‘B’ schedule during Winter Break. Route 41 will not operate at all December 25-January 1. All routes will resume regular service on Tuesday, January 16.


SafeRide & SafeBus

SafeRide will start at 9:30 p.m. during Finals Week, with the last night of service on Friday, December 15. SafeRide will also operate regular hours (10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.) on New Year’s Eve (December 31). Spring service will resume Monday, January 15.


SafeBus’ last night of service will be Saturday, December 9, and will resume on Thursday, January 18.

Follow @KUSafeBus on Twitter, or like KU on Wheels and SafeRide/SafeBus on Facebook.




Do you want to make a difference in a student’s life? Become a Resident Assistant, Proctor, or Food Board Manager for KU Student Housing for the opportunity to connect with and support our diverse student community! Positions enjoy great benefits and great connections. 


Applications for Fall 2018 are open from December 4th, 2017 to January 22nd, 2018. For application information and job descriptions of each position, please visit: http://housing.ku.edu/jobs


Required Qualifications:

  • Supports and promotes the Mission, Values, and Inclusion Statement of KU Student Housing
  • Must be a full-time student with enrollment in no more than 18 undergraduate hours, or no  more than 9 graduate hours per semester
  • Staff must maintain a minimum 2.50 KU cumulative GPA and be in good standing with the University and Student Housing for the duration of their employment
  • Demonstrates appreciation for diversity, including the ability to demonstrate responsibility and respect for others’ rights, feelings, diverse backgrounds, and property based on application materials


Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference

By Friday, December 15, 2017

MBGLTACC Applications are open!

MBLGTACC is the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference and it is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower LGBTQIA+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest. The theme of this year's conference, All Roads Lead to Intersectionality, intends to educate queer and trans Midwest college students to empower and celebrate their identities, while enabling them to resist oppression and develop resiliency against personal and societal injustices.

KU Student Housing, in collaboration with the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) and other student organizations, plans to take a delegation of students to the 2018 conference, held in Omaha, NE from February 16-18.

If you are interested in attending MBGLTACC this February, please submit the application by December 15th.

Should you wish to further discuss this opportunity, or have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Steven Johnson at sjohnsonjr@ku.edu.




62nd Annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest

11:45PM on Sunday, February 25, 2018

Location: KU Libraries & Jayhawk Ink

KU Libraries are now accepting submissions for the 62nd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest, which awards cash prizes and gift cards to recognize students' interest in collecting books. All KU students are eligible to enter. The following prizes are offered for both Graduate and Undergraduate divisions: 1st Place: $600; 2nd Place: $400; Honorable Mention:

$100. Each award winner also receives a gift card from Jayhawk Ink. The entry deadline for the competition is Sunday, February 25, 2018. For a complete list of rules visit lib.ku.edu/Snyder.



Withdrawing from Student Housing?
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.

Scholarship Hall Spaces Beginning January 2018
Apply now for the spring semester to live in a Scholarship Hall beginning in January. There will be Scholarship Hall openings for the spring semester because students graduate, study abroad, or pursue other opportunities. If students are not chosen for a January opening, they remain on the list for consideration during the semester; however, applications do not remain active for the next academic year.
Any prospective or current undergraduate student may enter this competitive selection process. To submit a complete packet of materials:

Write two essays demonstrating your commitment to the cooperative philosophy and diverse community.

Your FAFSA is reviewed to assess financial need. It was part of your student financial aid application and you don’t need to re-send it. Applicants can be considered without completing the FAFSA.

Decade of Dancing - Dance Marathon

10:00AM on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Location: Ballroom in Kansas Union

KU Dance Marathon is the largest student-run organization on campus. We work throughout the year to raise money for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, KU Pediatrics. Since 2008, we have raised over $400,000 for our Miracle Kids and Families and this year have a goal of raising $100,000. This past week we celebrated Child Health Day by raising awareness on campus and on our social media (@KUDM or KU Dance Marathon).

Our largest event that we host is our Dance Marathon, occurring at the end of our fundraising year and is a celebration culminating our fundraising success. In order to attend this event we require dancers to register at kudm.org. Registration includes entrance to the event, a t-shirt, 2 meals, and tons of fun! You can use the coupon code COMMITFTK to register for $5 off the registration fee, making registration only $20 until October 13th.

Help us to celebrate our #DecadeofDancing and continue #FightingForTheNext Jayhawk

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