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Monday, November 6, 2017

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Nov. 8--Choose your apartment

10:00AM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017


• Sign your housing contract now and select a new Stouffer Place Apartment 10 a.m., Nov. 8.

• Current Jayhawker Towers residents who want to stay in their apartment must sign a contract by Oct. 31. Apartment retention will be Nov. 1-6. What’s in Stouffer Place?

Private bedroom, private bath, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit! (The complex also features a fitness room, rec room and barbecue grills. Sign your contract now!) CONVENIENCES • All utilities, cable and wireless internet included • Billed by semester; financial aid applied directly • Security card access • Served by KU bus system • Furnished with double bed, dresser, desk and chair. Rental furniture available • Year-round occupancy with contract adjustment for study abroad, internships, or graduation • Optional dining plans


November 13-17

KU Academic Accelerator Program will table on Wescoe Beach every day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with free warm beverages and treats from around the world.  The table will also feature an interactive world trivia game. More information about all events can be found here: https://international.ku.edu/2017-international-education-week



FLAS Info Session
Pine Room, Kansas Union, 4 p.m.

Lecture: Hyperlocal Cinema: How Russian Directors Are Working with Global Contexts
Hall Center for the Humanities, 5 p.m.

World at KU International Reception
Kansas Union Ballroom, 4-5:30 p.m.



Mini-language Lessons 
Wescoe Beach and the 4th Floor of the Kansas Union, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Brownbag Lecture: The Trauma of Digital Coming Out: Sexuality and Social Media in the Russian Federation; Bailey Hall 318, 12 p.m.

Has our democracy been hacked? Russian Interference, Cybersecurity, Micro-Targeting and the 2016 Election; Centennial Room, Kansas Union, 4-5 p.m.


Dinner at KU Dining

Phi Beta Delta Induction Ceremony
Kansas Union: Malott, 7:00-9:00pm



Waggoner Research Colloquium: Media Representation in the Caribbean
Malott Room, Kansas Union, 3-5:30 p.m.


What is the Impact of the 2001 Turkish Financial Crisis?
Divine Nine Room, Kansas Union, 3-4 p.m.


Culture Collage
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union 5th Floor, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m


Global Film Festival: The Gleaners and I
Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium, Room 309  5:30-7:30 p.m.



Mini-language Lessons 
Wescoe Beach and the 4th Floor of the Kansas Union, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Coffee Talk and Tasting
Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 3:00-4:00pm


East Asia Tea and Talk
English Room, Kansas Union, 4-5 p.m.


International Trivia Night
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union, 5:30-7 p.m.


2017 Oswald Lecture: Shiza Shahid
Capitol Federal Hall, 7 p.m.



ISA International Thanksgiving
Kansas Union: Ballroom, 6-8 p.m.



5:00PM on Sunday, November 5, 2017, Location: Lawrence Arts Center

THE TIME IS HERE JAYHAWKS! Lights, camera, and more lights! The Association of Indian Students at KU invites you to its annual event, Diya! Packed with spectacular and traditional performances, Diya will leave you mesmerized!

The entry is free for all and there will be FREE Indian dinner after the show! Entry and dinner passes are limited and will only be available during the Meet & Greet. These passes tend to quickly run out so be there early!

Enjoy free samosas and pakoras during the Meet & Greet as you catch up with your friends. You're not going to want to miss this amazing experience that is bound to give you goosebumps, laughter, and thrill! See you there!


Free Food!!!

5:00PM on Monday, November 6, 2017

Location: Lot 65, west of Memorial Stadium

The first Monday of each month, Just Food, in partnership with Harvesters, provides free food to KU students. Just drop by to pick up free food!


Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture featuring Tamika Mallory

7:00PM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Location: Woodruff Auditorium; Kansas Union

Please join us for the 2017 Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture, featuring Tamika Mallory on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00pm in Woodruff Auditorium.

This year’s speaker, Tamika Mallory, is nationally recognized as a fiery and outspoken champion for social justice who has worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence, and police misconduct. The Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 2009 to commemorate late women’s rights activist and KU law student Jana Lynne Mackey. Jana Lynne Mackey was taken from this world before her noble and inspiring work was completed. She dedicated her short life to pursuing social justice and equality for all. This lecture series aims to continue Jana’s important work by featuring national women’s rights leaders and experts with the goals of enhancing understanding and calling for involvement and service while providing a platform for discussion and dialogue. Jana was well‐known throughout Kansas for her advocacy for women’s rights. She had spent years volunteering to aid victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. She received her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from KU and was an active participant in KU’s Commission on the Status of Women (now SURGE). Jana also served as one of the youngest lobbyists at the Kansas State Capitol for the National Organization for Women. The most unlikely of domestic violence victims, KU law student Jana Mackey was killed by her ex‐boyfriend in his home on July 3, 2008.


Fall Semester Update

5:30PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Location: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

KU Against Rising Tuition will be engaging our community with our partnered organizations. This is a chance for student leaders to come together and we invite you to be a part of our coalition. We will be discussing how our organizations will work together in creating a more affordable education, which is in the interest of our communities. We will be reviewing how we go forward and keep the Chancellor accountable to follow KU Governance guidance and sell the wasteful, dangerous turbine jet.

Attendants will receive a gift bag containing Salsa Fiesta Pringles, Oreo chocolate bar, and some other chocolate goodie. Happy Belated Halloween.


Grocery Bingo

7:00PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Location: Hashinger Hall

Join SUA for a tradition on the hill! Bingo winners will take home free food!

If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: mcompton@ku.edu. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711. Website:



Tea at Three

3:00PM on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Location: Traditions Area, level 4, Kansas Union

Free tea and cookies every Thursday at 3:00 in the Traditions Area, Level 4, Kansas Union. It's your afternoon pick-me-up!

If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: mcompton@ku.edu. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711. Website:



EmPower Self Defense Workshop

4:00PM on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Location: Ambler Recreation Center

MUST REGISTER for this event to attend!


Free for KU students, staff, and faculty. No prior martial arts experience is necessary. The instructors from Premier Martial Arts take a holistic approach to self-defense, which includes physical and psychological strategies. If you have a disability and wish to request accommodations for this program, please contact KU Academic Achievement and Access Center as soon as possible at 785-864-2620 (V/TTY), achieve@ku.edu, or visit 22 Strong Hall. Questions? Contact us at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu.


KU Hackathon

6:00PM on Friday, November 10, 2017

Location: Roll20 Esports Lounge, level 1, Kansas Union

Interested in a career in programming? Gain experience by participating in the KU Hackathon presented by SUA & Data Minding.

Saturday, November 11th, Work Day, 12:00PM: lunch served in the Roll20 Esports Lounge.

Sunday, November 12th, 12:00PM – TBD: presentations to panel.

Registration form: http://suaevents.com/ku-hackathon

If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: mcompton@ku.edu. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711.  Website:



Wearable Art Fashion Show

6:00PM on Friday, November 10, 2017

Location: Ballroom, level 5, Kansas Union

Calling all artists and designers!

SUA is hosting a Wearable Art Fashion Show on November 10 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Professional judges will choose Best in Show, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place. Winners will receive cash prizes. Categories determined after submission date closes. Designers will be notified soon after submissions close. Interested in submitting work? Send an email with your name, contact information, and photos of your work to suafinearts@gmail.com. Deadline to submit is 11:59 pm on November 6, 2017.

If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: mcompton@ku.edu. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711. Website:



Latinx Film Night

7:30PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 Location: Daisy Hill Commons Classroom

On November 12th from 7:30-10:00pm at the Daisy Hill Commons Classroom, CLACS will host the fourth student-led Latinx Film Night in a series. The movie nights bring together those interested in Latin American arts and film in a social setting. Each night will feature a Spanish film with English subtitles from a different part of Latin America, selected by a student who will introduce the film to the audience. All undergrad and graduate students are welcome! This week’s film: Introduced by Diana Restrepo-Osorio, “Los Colores de la Montaña”—Colombia/Panama, 2010; Director: Carlos César Arbeláez.

Free snacks will be provided. Come hang out and get to know other students!

This event is sponsored by CLACS, Latin American Graduate Organization, and Latin American Student Union.


KU Common Book Nomination

5:00PM on Monday, November 13, 2017

Location: Lot 65, west of Memorial Stadium

We are soliciting KU Common Book nominations for the 2018-2019 cycle. Students, faculty, and staff who have KU email addresses can nominate a book. The process is simple and takes less than five (5) minutes. Website: http://firstyear.ku.edu/nominate


Financial Aid Awareness Month

By Friday , December 1, 2017

Location: KU Visitor Center

KU Has a new FAFSA priority date of December 1st. Filing your FAFSA by Dec. 1 gives you the best opportunity to receive your optimal financial aid award package.  Filing the FAFSA is free and easy, file now at fafsa.gov. Website: www.affordability.ku.edu

Celebrate the loved ones we've lost and join in the festivities of this traditional Mexican holiday with food, music and more! SUA is partnering with KU Latin American Student Union, Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., KU Latin American Graduate Organization, and KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: mcompton@ku.edu. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711.

Habitat for Humanity Opportunities

Applications for Habitat for Humanity's Winter Break Collegiate Challenge trip are open! We will be traveling to Beaumont, Texas on January 7-13, 2018. Hurricane Harvey flooded a large percentage of this area & our disaster recovery plan includes repair of damaged homes and new construction! Total trip cost is $175 + food & gas money. If you are able to bring your car, there is a discounted cost of $125 + food & gas money. Only complete applications submitted by October 29th at midnight will be considered. This counts as an Honors Experience. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/APVFdaLibeawTGjF2. E-mail kuhabitat4humanity@gmail.com with any questions!

2nd Annual Multicultural Student Retreat

11AM-5:00PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Location: 5th floor of the KS Union

The event is a time to focus on student leadership, involvement, and building networks to help create inclusive communities. Essentially, there will be an opening panel, 3 break-out speaker sessions, lunch, a resource fair, and a raffle. The entire event is free of charge and we will also provide t-shirts. 

This event focuses on student leadership, involvement, and building networks to help create inclusive communities. The event will consist of an opening panel, 3 break-out speaker sessions, lunch, a resource fair, and a raffle. 

The Multicultural Student Retreat is a free event. Register at the link below and receive a free t-shirt!

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!


Peer Support Network

Peer Support Network (PSN) is a SILC registered student organization aimed at addressing KU student's barriers to academic success, especially students who represent marginalized identities or struggle with issues related to mental health. Trained peer mentors are ready to provide students with emotional support and referral to resources on campus and in the community. We recognize the strength and value students have in supporting each other, and we hope to empower students to access resources and become involved in their communities. Peer mentorship is a resource available to all students through PSN. Students can request an appointment with a peer mentor by emailing PSN@ku.edu. Peer mentors are also available in the SILC office on the 4th floor of the Union.


Participate in a Research Study

Location: Fraser 307

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/


Neurobehavioral Development Research Lab Study

The Neurobehavioral Development Research lab (ndrlab) currently is seeking individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for participation in a clinical research study. This study aims to better understand the wide range of symptoms that are present in this disorder and determine their brain bases. Eligible individuals will be asked to complete the following non-invasive tests: questions about medical, developmental and family history · autism diagnostic testing · tests of fine motor performance · tests of gross motor coordination · tests of brain anatomy and function Testing will be conducted at KU and KU Medical Center. All procedures have been approved by our local Institutional Review Board. Participants will be compensated for their time. Email: ndrlab@ku.edu


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New Stouffer Place Apartments open 2018!
More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities