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Mystical Arts of Tibet

Come explore Tibetan culture with a 4-day long celebration (Feb. 16-19)! Watch and talk to monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery as they create a traditional mandala sand painting in the Traditions Area of the Kansas Union, all week. “The Psychology of Enlightenment” lecture is on Monday night at 7pm in the Kansas Room, and “The […]


Dinner and a Show: Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery

Student Union Activities and The Lied Center of Kansas present Dinner and a Show: Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery. Come enjoy a delicious dinner followed by the ancient taiko drumming traditions of Japan’s remote Sado Island. Kodo creates a sensational and entertaining experience from the traditional Japanese drumming and music. This event will take place […]


Jay Smooth

Jay Smooth is a radio personality turned internet star known for his intelligent, funny, and meaningful commentary on social issues. SUA and the OMA have partnered to bring Jay next Wednesday, February 4th at 5pm to speak. Come listen to his captivating voice and undeniable wit while learning about popular social issues from a different […]


How Does Your Coffee Grow?

Take a break from studying and come join SUA and sample coffee from different countries around the world! There will be free coffee, free culture, and possibly a free prize! Head to Anschutz Library from 9AM-12PM on Tuesday, March, 24. “I don’t know how it can get much better than free coffee with a cultural twist!” […]


“Dear White People”

“Dear White People,” is a social satire about race relations in the early 21st-century America. The film follows the story of a biracial Winchester University student whose controversial radio show sparks a media frenzy of epic proportions. With having a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s a movie you won’t want to miss. Here is […]


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 […]


Chilli Cook-Off

The one promise we can make about a chili recipe contest is that if you attend you will get chili, and who doesn’t love chili, especially when it’s free! Submit a one-of-a-kind chili recipe in hopes of being selected by fellow KU students. The winner will receive some really great prizes. Go to to […]


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: […]


Workshop Wednesdays

Don’t miss out our installments of Workshop Wednesdays! Join Student Union Activities for a high energy series cultural workshops! We will showcase and teach a new cultural skill each week in February for a total of four workshops from four different cultures. The purpose of the event is to educate students about the many different […]


Caravan to the Capitol

Come explore beautiful $330,000,000 of new additions and renovations at the Topeka Capitol! As one of the most historic and politically exciting locations in the state, this trip will offer an opportunity to explore the venue as well as directly speak to your representatives.Tickets are $5 person or free with your student saver card! We’re […]


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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 […]