Event List Calendar

October 25, 2012

Story Slam

Start: October 25, 2012 7:30 pm

Join the Center for Community Outreach and Alternative Breaks for their second annual Story Slam!

Come hear students and alumni share their
service experiences and stick around afterward for a reception with food and drinks in the Traditions Lounge on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union!

March 14, 2012
Malott Room, Kansas Union, level 6

The Last Lecture Series: Marlesa Roney

Start: March 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: Malott Room, Kansas Union, level 6
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1301 Jayhawk BLVD, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66045
Cost: Free

For the second lecture in Hawk Link and the Office of Multicultural Affair’s Last Lecture Series Marlesa Roney, professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Students, presents “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

February 7, 2012
Dole Institute of Politics

An Evening with Tim Pawlenty

Start: February 7, 2012 7:30 pm
Venue: Dole Institute of Politics
Phone: 785-749-3911
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2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66045

Former Minnesota Governor and GOP presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty, talks presidential politics and his ideas for solving the nation’s big problems. Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s most thoughtful and successful governors.

February 6, 2012
Lied Center of Kansas

“The Women Jefferson Loved”

Start: February 6, 2012 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Free

At the Lied Center Pavillion.

Presented by the Hall Center for the Humanities. Virginia Scharff’s critically acclaimed book, The Women Jefferson Loved (2010), puts Thomas Jefferson’s free and slave families into the same story, and reveals how Jefferson’s love for women shaped his ideas, achievements, and legacies. In so doing, Scharff offers readers a Jefferson who might belong to all of us. The book was named a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” Scharff is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and Director for the Center for the Southwest. Her scholarly publications include Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age (1991); Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West (2003), and the edited volume, Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003). She was Beinecke Research Fellow in the Lamar Center for Frontiers and Borders at Yale University (2008-9) and is Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

February 2, 2012

Ending Human Trafficking: A conversation with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

Start: February 2, 2012 6:00 pm
Cost: Free

The Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center presents Ending Human Trafficking: A conversation with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom, level 5.

“Governor Sam Brownback is one of the original co-sponsors of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the federal legislation that protects victims of human trafficking and punishes offenders. Kansas serves as a major route for traffickers who exploit victims through sex trafficking and forced labor. Governor Brownback will speak about how this issue affects Kansas and what the state is doing to end it.”

November 18, 2011
Burge Union

Shabbat Dinner With Super Bowl Champ

Start: November 18, 2011 6:30 pm
Venue: Burge Union
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1601 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66045
Cost: Free

Join Chabad at KU for a free meal Friday, Nov. 18 in the Burge Union and meet Alan Veingrad, a Super Bowl Champion. Veingrad will share his incredible story of what it was like being Jewish in the NFL, and being part of a Super Bowl winning team. Come and learn how keeping true to your values will drive you to success!

November 10, 2011

Make it Funky: The Poetics of Hip Hop

Start: November 10, 2011 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

What defines Rhyme? And why are MCS not considered the greatest poets of our time?

Adam Bradley the author of “The Anthology of Rap” and co-author of Common’s “Memoir” will be discussing these questions and more .

Join KU AAAS for Make it Funky: The Poetics of Hip Hop, an evening with Adam Bradley, with special guests Howard Rambsy and Nicole Hodges Persley.

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