Culinary Committee

By Emma Hanson

Festive Fall Bites

Spring has spring has sprung, summer left us permanently sweaty, and now it’s time for fall to….kick-off! What better way celebrate the beginning of another year of school and football than enjoying tasty tailgating treats!? Here are a few of our favorites that we encourage you and your friends to enjoy before the Jayhawks take the field!


Football Bites


  • Your favorite crackers (TollHouse are recommended for shape)
  • Summer sausage thinly sliced
  • A block of cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • Ranch dressing


  • On a cutting board, slice the summer sausage and cheese into a football shape.
  • Stack: cracker, summer sausage, cheddar cheese.
  • Fill ziplock bag with ranch dressing and snip a corner, and squeeze the dressing on top of the cheese in a design that looks like the laces on a football.
  • Put on aluminum tray and set out for you and your friends to enjoy!

Since we know most of you plan on sleeping in on Saturday morning, this easy tailgating idea is something you can throw in the night before and have it all ready by the time you get ready for the game!


Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup hot sauce (we recommend Frank’s Red Hot…the buffalo kind!)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stir until it looks blended and warm.
  • Add half of the shredded cheese then transfer the mixture to the crock pot. We recommend slow cooker liners for easy clean up!
  • Put in the rest of the shredded cheddar and cook on low setting until the dip starts to bubble.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers or celery sticks

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Special Events

By Jaclyn Carpenter

In honor of bringing Colin Jost on October 16th, the Special Events committee came up with their own ranking of the top 5 best Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchors.

  1. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: These ladies are the most beautiful, dynamic duo to sit in those chairs. Their chemistry was on par and it showed in their performance. May we marvel at their wit and admire them for the rest of their days.
  2. Norm MacDonald: His dry sense of humor was made for Weekend Update. He was never afraid to hurt people’s feeling or be too real, which is why he was one of the best. He had the perfect attitude for the job with everything that happened during the 90’s. Here’s to you, Norm.
  3. Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler: Seth had big shoes to fill after Tina left, but he managed to keep us laughing. They were like the hilarious brother and sister combo you always wanted to be friends with. This sarcastic duo and their “Really” jokes will never get old.
  4. Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin: These two set the precedent for all the anchors to follow with their brilliance and wit. They were the first OG’s of Weekend Update.
  5. Colin Jost and Cecily Strong: Cecily is a quick witted goddess and Colin isn’t too bad himself. They’ve just begin their partnership together, but we see a lot of potential with these two. They may even be the next Amy and Seth duo.

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Films and Media

By Kassandra Valles

The Films and Media committee brings in a wide variety of contemporary, cult and classic films. Our events are often based on the entertainment industry such as actors, directors, writers, etc. involving films, radio and television. Some of our events include Campus Movie Series, Moonlight Movies and KU’s Got Talent. None of this could happen without the assistance and dedication of our awesome committee! Take a little time and get to know us, we may even convince you to join our team!


Kassandra Valles

Films and Media Coordinator

Year: Sophomore

Major: History and Global & International Studies

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: “Not really a blunder, but I am ashamed to admit that I would bring gallon sized ziploc bags to Mrs. E’s, fill them with chicken tenders and then take it back to my dorm.”

Guilty pleasure television show: True Blood

Favorite movie or television quote: “Oh my god, Danny DeVito! I love your work!”- Mean Girls


Annie Matheis

Films and Media Assistant Coordinator

Year: Junior

Major: Strategic Communication

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: “I have an embarrassing laugh.”

Guilty pleasure television show: “Not embarrassed by any TV shows, but I love Parks and Rec and Scandal.”

Favorite movie or television show: “Adventure is out there!”- Up


Committee Members


Patrick Blakeborough

Year: Junior

Major: Finance

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: “After an eventful Wednesday night, I fell face first into a metal door frame and busted my eyebrow in half.”

Guilty pleasure television show: So You Think You Can Dance

Favorite movie or television show: “Matt Damon.”


Name: Andrew Majzan

Year: Junior

Major: Sports Management

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: “My bike got stolen.”

Guilty pleasure television show: Catfish

Favorite movie: Braveheart


Name: Erin Fowler

Year: Junior

Major: Business Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: Slipping in the snow in front of Wescoe.

Guilty pleasure television show: Dance Moms

Favorite movie or television show: “It’s our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -Harry Potter


Name: Mallory Warren

Year: Senior

Major: Strategic Communication

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: “Nothing embarrassing happened, but I did get stuck in an elevator with 16 other people for almost two hours. Although, sophomore year I broke a toe from a frozen turkey and I ran into my patio door.”

Guilty pleasure television show: “Sometimes I watch those Kardashian folks.”

Favorite movie or television show: “Boo, you whore.”- Mean Girls


Name: Sarah Emery

Year: Freshman

Major: Elementary Education

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: “I’ve only been a freshman for two weeks…”

Guilty pleasure television show: Keeping up with the Kardashians

Favorite movie or television show: “Beats. Bears. Battlestar Galactica.”


Name: Anna Lavigne

Major: Strategic Communication

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: “I’m afraid of soap suds, and my sink in my dorm often overflowed so…I spent a lot of evening in my hallway hyperventilating/ crying.”

Guilty pleasure television show: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. “And I ain’t even ashamed.”

Favorite movie: Miracle


Name: Kiki Qi

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business

Embarrassing blunder from freshman year: Failed an important account class

Guilty pleasure television show: Happy Tree Friends

Favorite movie: Flipped

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Cultural Programming

By Sam Eastes


The mission of the Cultural Programming Coordinator is to plan events that connect people of diverse cultural, ethnic and racial origins and educate the campus on equity and inclusion. The committee collaborates with other student organizations and campus departments for related programming.


Perhaps just as diverse as the KU community are the members of our committee. To get to know them a little bit better, we’ve asked them some questions.


1) What are your three favorite hobbies?

2) If you could paint the Eiffel Tower any color, what color would it be?

3) Which culture are you most interested in?


Alex Anthony is a junior from Olathe, KS studying Sports Management.

1) “I enjoy eating… a lot, working out, and learning about random, interesting facts and topics.”

2) “If I could paint the Eiffel Tower any color, it would be red. It’s bold and red is very appealing.”

3) “I am very interested in Latin American culture because of the cuisine. I like the variety of hot, spicy, and sweet food items there are.”


Radwan Dayib is a junior from Emporia, KS studying Journalism.

1) “Supporting Arsenal FC, singing Cheetah Girls songs (very badly), and ordering Pizza Shuttle at very late times of the night.”

2) “I’d paint it neon green to match my outgoing, bright, and sometimes loud personality!”

3) “I’d like to know more about Qatari culture. Qatar is a hub for economic prosperity in the Middle East but operates under strict Sharia law, so it would be nice to experience the dynamic between the two.”


Kaitlin DeJong is a senior from Liberty, MO studying Strategic Communications and Business.

1) “Going to concerts, watching trashy TV and Netflix, and crafting.”

2) “I would paint the Eiffel Tower in glow in the dark paint so at night it lights up the sky even more!”

3) “I’m most interested in the culture of India. They have so many great traditions related to their beliefs and life, and seem to have a lot of fun with them too.”


Sam Eastes is a sophomore from Pratt, KS studying Journalism and Global and International Studies.

1) “My three favorite hobbies are car dancing, drinking coffee, and making terrible dad jokes.”

2) “I would paint the Eiffel Tower brown on the bottom and green on the top so it would look like a massive, evergreen tree!”

3) “I’m most interested in learning about Latin American culture. I think its incredibly important to be knowledgeable and aware about the issues of our neighboring region to the south. Plus, I love the Spanish language!”


Tom Hung is a senior from Kaohsiung, Taiwan studying Chemical Engineering.

1) “Playing music (drums, mainly), everything basketball, and traveling to do outdoor activities.”

2) “I would paint the Eiffel Tower orange for some awesome sunset/sunrise views.”

3) “I would love to experience the Argentinean culture. I’ve heard many stories about the beautiful sights, the cuisine, and the people there from my Argentinean Spanish teacher in high school.”


Keonya Jackson is a junior from Junction City, KS studying Speech, Language, and Hearing.

1)  “Crafts (making keychains, crocheting, and whatnot), singing and dancing, and hanging with friends.”

2) “I would paint the Eiffel Tower pink and green because those are my favorite colors.”

3) “I like Indian culture because I have a lot of friends from that culture and it is so interesting!”


Jeemin Kim is a sophomore from Prairie Village, KS studying Sociology and Global and International Studies.

1) “My favorite hobbies include reading comics, learning languages, and adventuring.”

2) “I would paint it the colors of its background so it appears invisible.”

3) “I’m lucky to have grown up in a multicultural household, but I find Canadian culture to be super fascinating because I want to know why they put maple syrup on everything.”


Audrey Maatsch is a junior from Overland Park, KS studying Communications Studies and Applied Behavioral Science.

1) “My hobbies are watching movies, being with my friends and family, and googling things”

2) “I would paint it sparkly black so at night when the lights are on, it would look even more sparkly and beautiful!”

3) “Indian culture interests me most because their clothing and dancing really fascinate me.”


Haley Mead is a junior from Lincoln, NE studying Journalism and Sociology.

1) “My three favorite hobbies include playing guitar, misquoting The Office, and spending too much time looking for new music.”

2) “I would paint the Eiffel Tower lavender because it would a much more fitting color than what it currently is. (JK, it’s already beautiful!)”

3) “I’m currently very interested in the Italian culture, mainly for their food… I just want to go there, eat pizza and pasta, and see all the beautiful sites Italy has to offer.”


Sophie Wang is a sophomore from Manhattan, KS studying Chemical Engineering.

1) “I love to travel, laugh, and cuddle.”

2) “If I could I would paint the Eiffel Tower a prim sky/Tiffany blue to blend the building and build the feeling of being lost in the sky.”

3) “I am most interested in the European culture, specifically the British Isle’s. I’m an Anglophile and am fascinated by the history and symbol of the country.”

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The goal of the Fine Arts committee is to work on a variety of artistic events, such as hanging art shows in the Kansas Union Gallery and around the Unions, sponsoring art competitions across mediums (i.e. fashion, media, metals, visual, etc.) and bringing guests to speak, perform and exhibit their work. This committee collaborates with other campus departments and the Lawrence community for artistic-related programming.

One quick, cheap, and easy DIY art-related craft is salt jars! I’ve had some experience in the past with this craft and it’s been super easy and a lot of fun. These jars can be used for storing items like pens and make-up brushes, candleholders, or just as a decoration.


  • 1 Jar
  • Salt
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • A few plastic bowls


  • Pour a little salt in a plastic bowl.
  • Then, using sidewalk chalk, stir the salt.
    • The longer you mix the salt with the chalk the darker the color will be.
    • Repeat previous steps with however many colors desired.
  • Pour salt in alternating colors for desired design.
  • To make a wavy design use a pencil and push salt down along the sides of the jar.

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Ingredients  (6 servings = 12 brownies):

  • 250 g –  1 cup quark cheese (Greek yogurt, ricotta or natural yogurt is also a good alternative. You can use cottage cheese, but this will affect the taste)
  • 200 g – 3/4 cup or 8 egg Whites  (+-6 egg Whites), beaten
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 25 g – 1/8 cup almond powder/ ground almonds
  • 20 g – 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 75 g – 3/4 cup protein powder chocolate flavor (I used 50 % whey and 50 % (micelar) casein)
  • optional: spices like cinnamon, chilli,….



  1. Pre heat an oven at 180°C
  2. Mix all ingredients together
  3. Put the mixture in a cake tin (sprayed with cooking spray)
  4. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes (this depends on the protein powder you used and how you want them)
  5. Let cool down and cut in to 12 pieces.

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In the late 2000s, SUA transformed the much-loved Day on the Hill concert tradition into a new event called Night on the Hill. Once new and returning students finished the last chant at Traditions Night in Memorial Stadium, SUA members welcomed them to the first concert of the year on the hill.


In 2009, Passion Pit headlined the event in Lied Center. Passion Pit, once known as an emerging electronic band from Massachusetts, released its debut album a few “Manners” a few months earlier before Night on the Hill. On the night of the concert, around 1,000 people were turned away at the door because more than 2,000 already packed the venue to capacity. Watch the video clip to catch a glimpse of the concert.

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*Submitted by Casey Gamble, Culinary Committee Member*



  • 1 can (8ct.) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
  • Cubed Mozzarella Cheese (1-1″ cube per Bomb)
  • 2 lbs. of Bacon (1 slice per Bomb)
  • Sticks
  • Oil for frying (I used Canola)


  1. Cube up the cheese, and cut each biscuit into fourths.  Place one piece of cheese inside a biscuit quarter, and roll it up in there, nice and tight.
  2. Wrap each rolled Bomb in a slice of bacon, and secure it with a skewer or toothpick.
  3. In a med/large pot, heat up approx. 2″ of oil (to 350 degrees) and fry them up in small batches.  Maybe one or two at a time, the oil will expand so stay close.
  4. Drain them on some paper towels, but serve them up good and warm and the cheese will be gooey.

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*Submitted by Paige Hillebert, Culinary Committee Member*

Makes 6 Servings



  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup whole flaxseeds
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (optional) and coat it with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, coconut, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, oil, and sea salt until well combined.
  3. Spread the oat mixture evenly over the baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Stir the mixture with a spatula. Return it to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy.
  4. Once the granola is cool, stir in the cranberries and cherries.

Per serving: 404 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated), 10 g protein, 9 g fiber, 26 g sugars, 225 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrates

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*Submitted by Taylor Fraker, Culinary Committee Member*

Need some more protein in your diet? Here is an easy recipe for a quick and easy boost of protein at very low cost!



• 1 cup oats

• 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

• 1/3 cup honey

• 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate

• 1 tablespoon chocolate-flavored protein powder




Stir oats, natural peanut butter, honey, chopped dark chocolate, and chocolate-
flavored protein powder together in a bowl. Once evenly mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. When chilled, scoop the mixture into balls. Keep cold until serving.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ready In: 40 minutes

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