Coming Events

Coming Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:00-1:00pm The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On September 18, the discussion will center the importance of self-care, why it matters, and how it enables you to show up for yourself and for others, presented by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Light snacks provided.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Care & Well-being
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7:00-9:00pm Maceli's Banquet Hall
Presented by the Raven Book Store, the Lawrence Public Library, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Lawrence Arts Center, Watkins Museum of History, Haskell Indian Nations University, Wonder Fair, and The Commons.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Paper Plains: A Literary Festival! Mark your calendars for the festival, April 23-26, 2020.

This event will feature: a live reveal of the first round of the Paper Plains lineup! Typewriter Olympics! A silent auction! Bookish Tarot! Head-to-head literary trivia! Button making! Free food! A cash bar! And lots of other fun ways to connect with community around the support of this new literary festival! 
 
Tickets can be purchased at The Raven Book Store (6 E. 7th St.) or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paper-plains-launch-party-tickets-68807895267 
For more information, visit the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/738830123214941/
 

 

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Activity, Public Event, Reception
Friday, September 20, 2019
4:00-5:30pm The Commons

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Red Hot Graduate Research features five graduate researchers speaking for six minutes each.

Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

Presenters:
Margaret Brennan, Educational Psychology, Mental Health, Fraternity, Hypermasculinity
Camille Delavaux, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Plant Distribution, Microbes
Elise Higgins, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Abortion, Subversion, Scripts
Ember Krech, Bioengineering, Piezoelectric Biomaterial, Bone Healing Implants
Melinda Townsend, Physics and Astronomy, Galaxy Evolution, Galaxy Environments, Galaxy Formation
Moderator: Max Birdnow, Educational Psychology

 

 

 

Of interest to:

Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff

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Graduate Student Event, Red Hot Research
Sunday, September 22, 2019
1:00-4:00pm Spencer Museum of Art, Marvin Grove
Funding generously provided by Student Senate | University of Kansas, the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, and Friends of the Art Museum

Get your grove on! Kick back with your friends and neighbors in the Spencer Museum's backyard, Marvin Grove, for an artful celebration of the autumnal equinox, the end of summer and start of fall. Explore nature, culture, and the character of our communities through performances, games, and hands-on activities by more than 20 partners and artists. This event is free and for everyone! Dogs are welcome, too, but must be on-leash.

Performances by African Drum Ensemble at KU (ADEKU), Bad Alaskan, BLACK Lawrence, KU Jazz Combo, and The Last Carnival. Artist installations by Nazanin Amiri and Juniper Tangpuz. Activities by City PlayCorps, The Commons, Friends of Lawrence Area Trails, Mary Kirkendoll of Eudora Yoga Center, KU Field Ecology students, KU Museum Education students, KU Natural History Museum, KU Print Club, KU Visual Art Education students, Lawrence Public Library, Monarch Watch, Natural Grocers, Anoosha Redd and Geeta Tiwari, Kenneth KU Libraries Spencer Research Library, Student Union Activities, and Watkins Museum of History.

Pack a picnic or purchase tacos from La Parilla food truck and snowcones from Air Summer Snow.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Activity, Art Installation, Public Event
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00-1:00pm The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On September 25, the event will feature an exploration of ways in which the Internet can be used to spread empathy, build communities, and increase care in the face of disaster, presented by Yiwen Wu, graduate student in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Light snacks provided.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Care & Well-being
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:00pm Liberty Hall

Jonny Sun is the best-selling author and illustrator of “everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” and the illustrator of “Gmorning, Gnight!” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is a writer for the sixth season of “BoJack Horseman,” and is writing a movie for 20th Century Fox. Tweeting as @jonnysun, he was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017. As a doctoral candidate at MIT, he studies social media, virtual place, and online community. His latest art installation, The Laughing Room, was exhibited at MIT in 2018 and TED in 2019. Recently, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2019, and is a 2019 TED Talks speaker.

Jonny Sun's presentation will feature a talk and an on-stage interview with KU Associate Professor of Journalism, Yvonnes Chen, followed by a book-signing.

Tickets are free and available here: https://www.universe.com/events/kenneth-a-spencer-lecture-jonny-sun-tickets-lawrence-4WYC0J

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Care & Well-being, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
Friday, September 27, 2019
6:00-8:00pm Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Andrew Avery, Ph.D. Candidate in History
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

What does your workout gear say about you?

Ph.D. candidate Andrew Avery traces threads through time to explore the history of outerwear and fashion. With the help of striking stories, images, video clips, models, and more, Avery helps us discover how clothiers throughout the ages have used narratives of adventure to sell clothing to the adventurous and unadventurous alike.

Join us for conversation, community, and a heightened understanding of recreational attire.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

Of interest to:

All Ages

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Public Event
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
7:30pm The Commons
Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities

KU Professor Sarah Deer holds a joint appointment with the School of Public Affairs and Administration and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and a long-time activist for the rights of indigenous women, Deer was named a MacArthur Genius Fellow in 2014 and is a 2019 inductee to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims' rights. Professor Deer is the co-author of four textbooks on tribal law, and the author of "The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America" (2015).

Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Lecture, Public Event
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019
9:30-11:00am The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Born out of an international movement, Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for graduate students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Consultation for job documents is available at these sessions, as is an abundance of coffee.

Of interest to:

Graduate students

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Graduate Student Event
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12:00-1:00pm The Commons

Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On October 2, the event will feature an introduction to emotional intelligence and how it can link to well-being to support care for oneself and others, led by the KU Public Management Center.

Light snacks provided.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Care & Well-being, Discussion

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