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.
*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)
- Oil for frying (I used Canola)
- 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.
- Wrap each rolled Bomb in a slice of bacon, and secure it with a skewer or toothpick.
- 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.
- Drain them on some paper towels, but serve them up good and warm and the cheese will be gooey.
*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
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (optional) and coat it with cooking spray.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
*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
Claude Monet is a world-renowned French painter who was born on November 14, 1840. Monet’s love for art flourished when he traveled around the beautiful city of Paris. After spending several years in Paris, he joined the army for a seven-year-commitment, but soon after he fell ill. His aunt was therefore able to extract him from the army in exchange for completing an art course at an art school, where his talents excelled.
Today, Monet’s artwork is recognized throughout the world and has been shown in many prestigious museums. Monet is most recognized for his paintings of water lilies and his style of painting is considered to be impressionist. Monet participated in the 19th century impressionist movement that originated in Paris. The term impressionism actually descended from one of Monet’s paintings, “Impression, Sunrise.” Impressionism is known for its simplicity and use of light, color and movement. Impressionism, however, was not widely accepted or appreciated at first. Other artists, civilians, and critics harshly critiqued Monet’s work and stated that his pieces cannot be considered finished works of art.
Our SUA event posters such as Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Nirvana and Aziz Ansari have a new home next week. SUA will host our 75th Anniversary Gallery Show on Monday, Sept. 30 to Friday, Oct. 4 during KU’s Homecoming Week.
This gallery exhibit allows the public to see 75 years worth of documented history, which includes event posters, photos and memories from our SUA family. The exhibit not only pays tribute to SUA’s legacy of great events, but we also recognize upcoming events that will help us continue the celebration with the KU and Lawrence community.
The gallery show reception will be on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kansas Union Gallery on level 4 of the Kansas Union. The reception is free and open to all, so we hope to see everyone there!
*Submitted by Andrew Mechler, Fine Arts Coordinator*
Born in Russia, Louise Nevelson came to the United States at the start of the 20th Century. Her primary focus was on sculpture, however earlier in her career she experimented in painting and printing. Nevelson’s sculptures were typically made out of wood and often had a puzzle-like quality to them. Many of her most famous works have lots of intricate parts to them. With so many little details, each viewing of her sculpture presents something new. A signature of her work is figures are often painted in monochromatic black or white.
After six months of planning by SUA members, their reward included a crowd of 14,777 people gathered in Allen Fieldhouse for the Homecoming concert featuring Sonny & Cher on Oct. 8, 1973. Sonny and Cher Bono performed as a husband-and-wife duo in the 60′s and 70′s, and gained fame with hit songs such as “Baby Don’t Go,” “I Got You Babe” and “All I Really Want to Do.” When SUA started to advertise the concert, people also recognized the duo from their prime-time show “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.”
Backstage in Allen Fieldhouse, a special dressing room was created specifically for Cher’s multiple costume changes during the concert. Comedian David Brenner opened the concert before Sonny & Cher stepped onstage with a full orchestra surrounding them.
The 1974 Jayhawker Yearbook described the concert like this: “Cher, as had been rumored, appeared in costumes which dazzled the eye, elicited gasps of astonishment from some and signs of obvious approval from others. The show was a presentation of old hits, new releases and a smattering of the extempore banter to which their television audience had become accustomed. After the pair performed ’I Got You Babe’ they took several bows, casually strolled down the specially constructed ramp, past the trailer which had served as a dressing room and into a waiting limousine…The general estimate was that it had been the biggest, flashiest and most entertaining homecoming concert of recent years.”
SUA brought acclaimed writer Kurt Vonnegut Jr. twice to campus as a speaker: the first time on Oct. 22, 1986 at Hoch Auditorium and the second time on Feb. 9, 1995 at the Lied Center. Vonnegut is known for writing satirical, political and black-humored novels such as “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “Breakfast of Champions.”
When SUA had Vonnegut as a speaker during his second visit for $14,000, this event also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the publication of “Slaughterhouse-Five,” an anti-war novel that was once banned in schools but is now required reading in high schools and universities. A crowd of 2,200 people filled the seats of the Lied Center as they waited to hear Vonnegut’s lecture “How to Get a Job Like Mine.”
The 1995 SUA Forums Coordinator, Lauren Smith, shared some of the reactions people told her when they saw Vonnegut’s name on the list of potential speakers: “I was told by one student that even if it took all of SUA’s budget for the rest of the year, we should bring Vonnegut. I was told by another he would pay up to $100 for a ticket to a show. Several people told me that Mr. Vonnegut was their favorite author and that the lecture would be packed. From the turn out tonight, I can see they were right.”
When Vonnegut first gained critical acclaim, many in the audience were not born yet. However, because of his impactful novels, more generations remember and recognize the name Kurt Vonnegut.
*Submitted by Christy Khamphilay, Vice President of Alumni and Community Relations*
As the rest of Pearl Jam continued to play its hit song “Porch,” lead vocalist Eddie Vedder started his climb up. Once he made it to the top of the stage’s roof, Vedder led the 12,000 people in attendance in a chorus of “Hey, Hey, Hey” before making his way back down to finish the song.
Pearl Jam, one of the most influential bands of the ‘90s, played on Campanile Hill on May 2, 1992 for KU students and the people of Lawrence as part of the SUA’s annual Day on the Hill concert series. Each concertgoer received free admission. The concert was also part of Pearl Jam’s Ten Tour, which supported its debut album “Ten.”
The band released the album August 27, 1991, and had one song on the charts when SUA signed them in January 1992 for a $3,000 contract. Only a few months later before they made their debut in Lawrence, the band’s album became a chart-topping success.
The concert set list also included: “Why Go,” “Alive,” “(Woke Up) Black,” “State Of Love And Trust,” “Garden” and “Leash.” This concert is one of many hosted by SUA that featured an unknown band or singer at the time, but later went on to make a powerful impact in the music industry. Check out this video to see Pearl Jam’s Day on the Hill performance.