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Tourney Tuesdays: Texas Hold ‘Em

Tourney Tuesday Texas Hold ‘Em edition is back again this year! SUA will be having a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, and the top two winners get a gift card prize. There will be food for players and watchers! The event will be Tuesday, May 5th. It will begin at 6 PM and will be held […]

Challah Demonstration

On Tuesday, April 21 Student Union Activities will be partnering with Chabad Jewish group to put on a challah bread presentation. Challah bread is a special Jewish braided bread eaten on the Sabbath and holidays.  This would be a demonstration of how to create, braid and bake Challah Bread. This event would teach students traditional […]

Comedy and Pizza

  On Wednesday, April 22nd we will be having a night of improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade.The event will begin at 8:30 PM and there will be a pizza contest for the best pizza in town. The event will be held in the Hawks Nest on the 1st floor of the Kansas Union. So […]


One of the most hotly discussed topics of our generation is the legalization of marijuana. Both sides argue passionately, but often times misconceptions and false facts arise.Come join SUA and two of the top professionals in the field, Aaron Housten and Kevin Sabet, both of who have appeared on major news networks to discuss the […]



Join Student Union Activities and the South Asian Student Association for Holi this year! Holi is known as the Festival of Colors and is celebrated each year to welcome the coming of spring. During the event, which originated in South Asia, participants in white shirts will receive powdered paint to throw in the air and […]


Cosmic Bowling: Prize Night

Don’t miss out on prize night during cosmic bowling on February 6th from 10-11 p.m! If you can knock down one of the red bowling pins, you’ll win a fabulous prize! This event is FREE for students with KU ID. We’re a put on the show kind of people, so if you want more information, […]


Shane Britney Crone: “Bridegroom”

Shane Bitney Crone is visiting KU to host a free showing of the documentary “Bridegroom.” Following the film, Mr. Crone will be hosting a riveting and thought-provoking discussion regarding the film and his journey afterwards. When: March 30 from 7PM-10PM in The Commons, Spooner Hall “BRIDEGROOM” is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells […]


Farmers’ Ball, presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and SUA

The online voting results are in, and KJHK has announced the eight bands who made it to the semi-finals round of its 2015 Farmers’ Ball. The semi-finals show is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at The Bottleneck in downtown Lawrence, and is presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities (SUA).


SUA Presents: Laci Green

At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 3, in Woodruff Auditorium, SUA presents YouTub-er Laci Green to give a lecture on taking down rape culture. This lecture is free for all! Green is a sex education activist who created a Youtube series called “Sex+” where she creates sex positive educational videos. She has over 1 million […]


Flicks for Free

Come enjoy FREE showings of Hollywood’s biggest box office hits! *Showings are most Thursdays at 8:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Movies are subject to change. This is FREE for KU students and the general public JANUARY 22-23: Big Hero 6 JANUARY 29-31: Dumb and Dumber To FEBRUARY 5-7: The Theory of Everything FEBRUARY 19-21: […]


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Cultural Programming: Guatemalan Worry Dolls

By Keonya Jackson With Cultural Crafts being an annual event for the Cultural Programming Committee, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on a past craft and research its cultural significance. Last year, Cultural Programming decided to make Guatemalan worry dolls, or trouble dolls. It was a super cool craft and in the Kansas […]

Cultural Programming: The Culture Behind Halloween

By Kailey Horosz Although many may know that Halloween was originally called All Hallows Eve, they might not know exactly where it originated and how it came to be so popular in the United States. Originally, the holiday was part of an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain which was to celebrate the end of […]

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 […]