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Night at the Museum

SUA will be having a free showing of “Night at the Museum” at the Natural History Museum on campus! Before the movie starts there will be free tours of the museum, including a behind the scenes look at the work of the staff at the museum. These tours start at 7:30pm and the movie starts […]

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Dinner and a Show: Mamma Mia

Why just go to the show, when you can have dinner AND the show? Special tickets for the “Mamma Mia” musical at the Lied Center are available to KU students. Greek-style buffet begins at 6pm in the Seymour Gallery before the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15, and include dinner and a Balcony 1 ticket […]

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International Nights feat. China

Broaden your understanding of the different cultures that are present on campus by visiting this spotlight on People’s Republic of China. Through audio-visual media, performances, and a rich array of activities to stimulate all of your senses, come explore the culture and cuisine of this country! This event is FREE with a valid KU Student […]

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Hogwarts Yule Ball

The First annual Hogwarts Yule Ball is here! This Harry Potter-inspired event will have multiple different rooms in the Union decorated to the Harry Potter Series. There will be free themed food, along with a trivia contest. We will also be showing Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire, a fan favorite. This event will […]


Seen of the Crime

We will be having a showing of Nightcrawler and Rear Window at Woodruff Auditorium on November 10th and 11th. On November 12th we will be having David Thomson coming to discuss how people view crime and how their point of view affects it, as well. Thompson will be having a book signing preceding his lecture. […]

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Called to Walls

Called to Walls is a documentary featuring a traveling mural artist who has created murals in Lawrence and Kansas City. David Loewenstein paints murals to create civic pride based on the personalities of small communities or large cities. Directors Nicholas Ward and Amber Hansen will speak and answer questions after the movie screening. This event […]

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Dia de Los Muertos

Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de Los Muertos with SUA on Friday, Nov 6! We will have Mexican snacks, traditional music, face-painting, sugar skulls, and other craft activities. It will be a fun night to celebrate day of the dead and learn the true meaning behind the holiday! This event is cospsonsored by […]

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Cultural Programming: Guatemalan Worry Dolls

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Cultural Programming: The Culture Behind Halloween

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Cultural Programming: Bodhi Day

By Jeemin Kim Lots of us are getting excited for the holidays whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, or…Bodhi Day. Bodhi Day, December 8th, is a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha. (Fun fact: bodhi in Sanskrit actually means enlightenment!) How the Buddha attained enlightenment varies from sect to sect, […]

Holiday Jello Dessert

By David Wiesner Everyone has that one dessert they learned how to make from their grandparents. It is always made for every holiday because it reminds everyone of all of the good times they have with their family. This dessert is one that I learned how to make from my own grandmother, and it’s a […]