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Monday, March 27, 2017

Trans Youth Voices: Trans Day of Visibility


At 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, Location: Pine Room, Kansas Union

Join the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity for a roundtable discussion with local trans, gender nonconforming, and queer high school students. Both Lawrence High School and Free State High School students will be present. Some of our speakers have organized events like rallies for trans youth in Kansas.This event is our keynote for Trans Day of Visibility, which takes place on March 31st, and is dedicated to celebrating trans people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. It is the time of year to submit nominations for the Emily Taylor Center Recognition Awards!  Emily Taylor Center Recognition Awards

You can find details and all the materials required for nominations at: https://emilytaylorcenter.ku.edu/womens-recognition-nomination The nomination form is now live!! Nominations are due either online or in our office by 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017! If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to email: emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu.

Awards include:


Last Week to Request a Tutor Group!

Website: tutoring.ku.edu. Need a tutor for a class this semester? The Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) offers small, peer-led tutor groups that meet twice a week for an hour and a half. The cost is $75 per semester; however, students may apply for a fee waiver. Students can request a tutor group online for subjects like Math, Chemistry, and others by going to tutoring.ku.edu! The last day to request a tutor group is this coming Friday, March 31!

Awareness Flags and Sexual Assault Awareness

Dates: 4/3-4/7, 10am-2pm

Location: Watson Front Lawn

1 in 4 college women (cisgender) will be sexually assaulted during their time at KU.  This project provides a visual representation of the pervasiveness of sexual violence on college campuses.  Information about SAAM and free *limited edition* consent t-shirts available.


Consent Tea at Three

Dates: 4/6, 3pm

Location:  4th floor, Union

Consent is as simply as asking “Would you like a cup of tea?” Join use to find out more about Consent and Healthy Relationships.  Consent and Relationship card/board games provided and *limited edition* consent t-shirts available.


Big Event at KU

At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Website: http://thebigeventku.com/housing/

Hey Hosing, we have a special sign up just for you! Go here to sign up your floor, your room, or just yourself! The Big Event connects the KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting thousands of student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at hundreds of local job sites during one day of service. Big Event volunteers provide a helping hand to Lawrence residents by completing projects in their neighborhoods. It is  KU’s way of saying thank you to the community that houses us all year long.

One big day. One big thanks. One big event.


Consent Coffeehouse

Date: 4/13, 6-8pm

Location: Hawk’s Nest, Union

Hosted by Spectrum KU, a social event featuring live music performed by regional trans* singer/songwriter, Asher Brown.  Refreshments including coffee, hot cocoa, and snacks will be provided. Music and conversation will be centered around the theme of consent. The event is queer-centric and open to all students and community members. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/722989114542344/ for more information or to RSVP. *Limited edition* consent t-shirts available.


Bout That Life: Bystander Intervention for Communities of Color

Date 4/17, 7-8:30pm

Location: Big XII Room, Union

Bystander Intervention Programs are not one-size fits all.  Chimi Boyd-Keyes innovative program, Bout That Life, addresses the historical and cultural influences on people of color, why those influences matter in bystander intervention, and ways to intervene safely given cultural contexts. *Limited edition* consent t-shirts available.


Bringing in the Bystander Open Session

4/25, 5-6:30pm: Bringing in the Bystander Open Session, Jayhawk Room, and Union

4/26, 4-5:30pm: Bringing in the Bystander Open Session, Parlors, and Union

Sexual violence is a serious campus issue that requires a community-wide response. As part of ongoing efforts to prevent violence in our community, the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center is offering two bystander intervention trainings open to all students. Bringing in the Bystander open training sessions will be held on April 25th and 26th. For more info and to register, go to sapec.ku.edu/bitb.  *Limited edition* consent t-shirts available.

Apply for summer employment with Housing

Apply for summer employment as a Desk Assistant at Apartment Living for KU Student Housing.  Applicants will work Saturday, May 13 through mid-August with paid training in late April.   Applications will be reviewed as submitted and interviews held the first week of April.  Submit your application, resume, and cover letter by March 26 for priority hiring!   Go to KU Employment website and apply for the 8018BR posting: http://employment.ku.edu/student/8108BR.  


Summer Alternative Breaks Deadline!

Website: kuab.org/summer-breaks

Alternative Breaks is a student-run organization that sends students across the U.S. to engage in week-long service learning trips during Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks. Going on an Alternative Break is a rewarding and inexpensive way to meet other KU students, do meaningful work, travel the country, be on your way to a certification in Service Learning, and fulfill program components for Honors and International students.

The application for Summer Alternative Breaks is live now! The deadline for which is March 3rd. We have 8 amazing sites for this year, so view them and apply online at kuab.org.

The amazing sites this Summer:

1. Trinity Habitat for Humanity — Sustainable & Affordable Housing @ Fort Worth, TX

2. Capstone — Adaptive Learning and Therapy @ Pensacola, FL

3. Food & Friends — HIV/Health @ Washington, D.C.

4. Children's Museum of Phoenix — Children/Education @ Phoenix, AZ

5. Catalina Island Conservancy — Environmentalism @ Catalina Island, CA

6. The Center — LGBTQIA+ Advocacy @ La Crosse, WI

7. Friends of Refugees — Refugees @ Clarkston, GA

8. Creative Dreams — The Art/Children @ Sugar Land, TX

Contact kualbreaks@gmail.com for more information!

Peer Mentor Volunteer Opportunities

Website: www.tpe.ku.edu. The KU-TPE program is seeking a range of opportunities for KU undergraduate and graduate students. We are interested in collaborating with students living in the scholarship halls to support a wide range of beneficial and reciprocal social and leadership experiences for KU-TPE and KU student partners. Volunteers can be involved short-term or in a more long term relationship. Contact Amber Grant to learn more!! grantal@umsl.edu

National Residence Hall Honorary Presents: OTM Campus Winners
Of the Month (OTM) nominations can be submitted for an individual, program, or community. These awards intend to provide recognition for an outstanding contribution to you and/or your community. Anyone can submit a nomination and is highly encouraged to do so! NRHH has read submissions that recognize a faculty member that has made an impact on their classroom experience, a staff member that went above and beyond to make them feel welcomed, or a friend that helped them with their homework. There are a variety of categories that one can write about when submitting a nomination. Those categories include: advisor, community service program, custodial/maintenance staff, desk assistant, diversity program, educational program, executive board member, first year student, institutional faculty/staff, organization, passive program, resident assistant, residential community, social program, spotlight, student, and student staff member. To learn more about OTMs, and see national award winners, click here! To submit an OTM of your own for an individual or a program, go to otms.nrhh.org. Should you have any questions about NRHH or OTM submission, you can reach us at kansasnrhh@gmail.com.

Participate in a Research Study
Are you concerned about your weight or shape? Do you overeat, purge, diet severely, or exercise excessively? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The study is designed to improve the diagnosis and classification of problem eating behaviors. In order to participate in this research study, you must be age 14 or older, speak fluent English, and have some disordered eating behaviors. You must not have diagnoses of mental retardation or a neurological disorder. Participation will involve completing questionnaires and interviews. We will also obtain your height and weight measurements. Research sessions take approximately 3-4 hours to complete. You may experience some distress or discomfort from the questions and weight measurements. You may skip any questions that make you uncomfortable and you do not have to see your weight. Compensation will be provided for your time and participation. If you are interested in participating or would like more information about the study, please contact us at eatstudy@ku.edu. Website: https://care.drupal.ku.edu/


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