Farmers’ Ball Call for Submissions

Farmers’ Ball Call for Submissions

News Release

For immediate release
February 25, 2014

For more information:
Kaitlin DeJong
Student Union Activities Vice President of Communications
(785) 864-7469
studentunionactivities@gmail.com

SUA and KJHK 90.7 FM Present the Annual Farmers’ Ball!

What: Now in its 20th year, 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 scene for two decades, this annual battle of the bands is a mega showcase of local music talent. The event is being co-presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities.

This year, KJHK and SUA will be blowing up Farmers’ Ball beyond recognition. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000, and the runners-up receive great promotional prizes as well.

All eligible bands must submit their music online, at www.kjhk.org/farmersball, by March 2, 2014. In a band or know someone who is? Submit your music today! Go towww.kjhk.org/farmersball for all relevant rules, regulations and submission information.

KJHK and SUA student staff will listen to and review all submissions, and narrow down the field to 16 acts selected for a preliminary online voting round. Those 16 bands will be unveiled on Monday, March 24.

Online voting to narrow down the field to 8 semi-finalists will open at noon Monday, March 24 and close on Friday, April 4. The 8 semi-finalists for Round 1 of Farmers’ Ball will be announced on Sunday, April 6. Those bands will compete for audience votes at the live semi-finals show on Saturday, April 19 at the Bottleneck.

Based on audience voting during the semi-finals show, 4 bands will advance to the final Farmers’ Ball round on Saturday, April 26 at the Bottleneck. An audience vote during that show will determine the winner and runner-up of the 20th annual KJHK Farmers’ Ball.

Prizes for the winner and runner-up, announced at the Farmers’ Ball finals on Saturday, April 26:
1st place: $2,000
2nd place: $1,000

Who: SUA is a student programming board at the University of Kansas that is composed of more than 100 students. SUA plans events for the KU community to enjoy, and this year marks its 75th anniversary. KJHK 90.7 FM is a student-operated radio station licensed to the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas and adminstered by the KU Memorial Unions. KJHK operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except during academic holidays, when programming schedule and airtime may vary. SUA and KJHK have started a new partnership where they are co-collaborating the Live Music committee.

When: Submissions are open until March 2, 2014.

Why: The winning band receives $2,000 and the second place band wins $1,000!

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First Fridays

First Fridays

News Release

For immediate release
February 18, 2013

For more information:
Danielle St. Amand
Student Union Activities Coordinator of Communications
(785) 864-7469
suacommsac2@gmail.com

SUA presents First Fridays

What: Student Union Activities (SUA) presents, First Fridays. The event, hosted by the the Fine Arts committee, will take place on Friday, March 7. SUA provides transportation for students to the Kansas City Crossroads. There, students can explore the area’s galleries, shops and more on their own. Tickets are $4.75 or free with a Student Saver Card.

Contact the Programs Box Office at (785) 864-7469 with any questions.

Who:  SUA is a student programming board at the University of Kansas that is composed of more than 100 students. SUA plans events for the KU community to enjoy, and this year marks its 75th anniversary.

Where:  Students will meet at the Kansas Union Plaza, where a bus will transport them to the Kansas City Crossroads.

When: The event takes place on Friday, March 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Why: “Visiting Kansas City for First Fridays is unique in that the evening is fully in student’s hands. We provide transportation, but then students are free to explore at their own leisure. It’s a great night!” said Andrew Mechler, SUA Fine Arts Coordinator.

Mardi Gras Open House

Mardi Gras Open House

News Release

For immediate release
February 18, 2013

For more information:
Danielle St. Amand
Student Union Activities Coordinator of Communications
(785) 864-7469
suacommsac2@gmail.com

SUA presents Mardi Gras Open House

What: Student Union Activities (SUA) presents, Mardi Gras Open House. The event, hosted by the the Culinary committee, will take place on Tuesday, March 4. There will be festive food, King’s Cake, themed crafts and a photo booth! The event is free for students and the public.

Contact the Programs Box Office at (785) 864-7469 with any questions.

Who: SUA is a student programming board at the University of Kansas that is composed of more than 100 students. SUA plans events for the KU community to enjoy, and this year marks its 75th anniversary.

Where: Mardi Gras Open house will take place in the Kansas Union on level 4.

When: The event takes place on Tuesday, March 4 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Why: “Mardi Gras is a rich tradition that we wanted to celebrate on campus. It’s a culture-filled event that is going to be a lot of fun!” said Taylor Fraker, SUA Culinary committee member.

How Does Your Coffee Grow?

How Does Your Coffee Grow?

News Release

For immediate release
February 19, 2013

For more information:
Danielle St. Amand
Student Union Activities Coordinator of Communications
(785) 864-7469
suacommsac2@gmail.com

SUA presents How Does Your Coffee Grow?

What: Student Union Activities (SUA) presents, How Does Your Coffee Grow? The event, hosted by the the Cultural Programming committee, will take place on Wednesday, March 5. SUA will be passing out cups of Roasterie coffee and giving students the chance to learn where its coffee is grown and how that affects the culture of the community it’s grown in. If students can correctly guess where the coffee they are drinking if from, they can win a prize. There will also be a special appearance by the owner of the Roasterie himself. He will be talking to students about how his fair trade partnership with the growers affects his business.

Contact the Programs Box Office at (785) 864-7469 with any questions.

Who: SUA is a student programming board at the University of Kansas that is composed of more than 100 students. SUA plans events for the KU community to enjoy, and this year marks its 75th anniversary.

Where: How Does Your Coffee Grow will take place on Wescoe Beach.

When: The event takes place on Wednesday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Why: “The sources of our coffee is important not only for us, but for the community of the growers. Come warm up with a hot cup of coffee, win a prize, and learn more about the importance of fair trade products,” said Kailee Karr, SUA Cultural Programming assistant coordinator.

Senior Solo Showcase Gallery Reception

Senior Solo Showcase Gallery Reception

News Release

For immediate release
February 12, 2014

For more information:
Kaitlin DeJong
Student Union Activities Vice President of Communications
(785) 864-7469
studentunionactivities@gmail.com

SUA presents the Senior Solo Showcase Gallery Reception for Rachel Forrest!

What: Join us as we kick off our Senior Solo Showcase Series with senior artist: Rachel Forrest! Our opening reception will be on February 20 at 5 p.m. There will be some light refreshments and snacks so stop on by and support your fellow Jayhawk.

Who: SUA is a student programming board at the University of Kansas that is composed of more than 100 students. SUA plans events for the KU community to enjoy, and this year marks its 75th anniversary.

Where: The event will be held in the Kansas Union Gallery located next to the Programs Box Office on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union.

When: The event will take place on Thursday, February 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Why: “This is our first senior solo showcase of the year, so come support your fellow student artist for some beautiful art and a good time,” SUA Fine Arts assistant coordinator Grace Jones said.

SUA Presents: Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

News Release

For immediate release
February 12, 2014

For more information:
Kaitlin DeJong
Student Union Activities Vice President of Communications
(785) 864-7469
studentunionactivities@gmail.com

SUA presents Open Mic Night!

What: We’re bringing back the highly popular Open Mic Night! KU students are invited to show off their inner talents and compete for a cash prize. Attendees will vote at the end of the night for the winner and runner ups.

Students can sign-up online at http://suaevents.com/fine-arts/open-mic-night-sign-up/ or in the Programs Box Office, located on Level 4 of the Kansas Union right behind the Pulse. It’s completely free to sign-up and to watch!

Who: SUA is a student programming board at the University of Kansas that is composed of more than 100 students. SUA plans events for the KU community to enjoy, and this year marks its 75th anniversary.

Where: The event will be held in Alderson Auditorium located in the Kansas Union on Level 4.

When: The event will take place on Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m.

Why: “I am excited to bring back Open Mic Night because it is a chance to showcase all of the talent KU students have to offer. It is an incredibly fun event and each act continues to amaze and entertain me throughout the night. It’s a great way for students to show off what they can do!” said SUA Fine Arts assistant coordinator Grace Jones.

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SUA Presents: KU’s Got Talent

KU’s Got Talent

News Release

For immediate release
February 10, 2014

For more information:
Kaitlin DeJong
Student Union Activities Vice President of Communications
(785) 864-7469
studentunionactivities@gmail.com

SUA presents KU’s Got Talent!

What: It’s time for our annual KU’s Got Talent event! Come out and support your fellow Jayhawks as they showcase their talents for a chance to win up to $400 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd! This exciting event showcases the variety of talents that KU has to offer! There’s even prizes for the fan favorite and for the performer that brings the most people to come out and support! Don’t miss out on this night full of entertainment!

Here’s our top acts!

1. Unity Hip Hop Dance Crew
2. Jessica Scheer – Singer with guitar
3. Richie Powell – Dancer and Singer (Winner of KU’s Got Talent 2012)
4. Abby Sharp – Singer
5. KU Jeeva – South Asian Fusion Dance Team
6. Victoria Gunderson – Singer with guitar
7. Adam Lower – Dancer
8. Legna Cedillo – Singer
9. Genuine Imitation – Acapella singing troupe

This event is FREE with your KU ID and $5 for general public.

Who: SUA is a student programming board at the University of Kansas that is composed of more than 100 students. SUA plans events for the KU community to enjoy, and this year marks its 75th anniversary.

Where: The event will be held in the Kansas Union Ballroom located in the Kansas Union on Level 5.

When: The event will take place on Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m.

Why: “Everyone should go to KU’s Got Talent because it’s a great and fun way to discover the hidden talents that their peer Jayhawks have. It’s one of the biggest talent competitions we have every year and is always full of entertainment,” said SUA Films and Media assistant coordinator Carlos Castro.

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