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Bus Trip to Nelson Atkins Museum & Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Join SUA as we make way to the Kemper and Nelson Atkins Museums of Kansas City! You may purchase tickets in the Union Programs Box Office, located on Level 4 of the Kansas Union right. *Museum admissions are free. Tickets are $10, which include transportation to, and from, museums, as well as a boxed lunch. […]


SUA & KJHK Present: Magic Man

Student Union Activities (SUA) and KJHK 90.7 FM will present Magic Man in concert on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the Bottleneck in downtown Lawrence. The show is part of an ongoing series of concerts co-produced by SUA and KJHK. Boston-based indie pop band Magic Man released its most recent full-length, “Before the Waves,” in […]


KU’s Got Talent

Do you have talent? Then you should come to the Ballroom in the Kansas Union on February 20, 2015! There will be auditions in early February that will be judged by a panel of judges from around the area. The audition forms will be available online or in the Box Office. The first prize is […]


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 […]



Come celebrate unplugging from technology and allow your mind live in the moment. Play games, have great conversations, and give your thumbs a rest from texting all while enjoying light snacks. Come and go as your heart desires. When: From March 2 to March 5 in the Traditions Area of the Kansas Union, Level 4 […]


KJHK’s annual Farmers’ Ball, presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and SUA

KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball is a chance for bands from the Lawrence area  to revel in the glory of bragging rights, new fans and cash prizes. A staple in the Lawrence music community for more than two decades, this annual battle of the bands is a mega showcase of local music talent. The event is co-presented […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]