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Past Events

The following events related to The Center of Everything, or one of its many themes.

Google Hangout with Laura Moriarty

August 11, 2014
1 p.m.


Common Book Discussion Groups

1  - 2:30 p.m.
Students living on-campus - Residence Halls
Students living off-campus - Spencer Museum of Art

All new students will meet with returning student leaders and faculty and staff members to discuss The Center of Everything, KU's Common Book for 2014-15. These discussions are an important part of Hawk Week and will help students be best prepared for the academic year ahead. 

Is this Real Life?

September 11, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art

A museum crawl and creativity event that will begin in the Natural History Museum. Join other students, faculty, and staff in exploring both locations. Light refreshments will be served at the beginning of the event.

An Evening with Author Laura Moriarty

October 23, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lied Center

Laura Moriarty, author of the 2014-15 KU Common Book The Center of Everything, will present a keynote. 

Coffee and Conversation featuring Laura Moriarty

October 24, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Natural History Museum

Light refreshments and a question and answer session featuring Laura Moriarty, author of the 2014-15 KU Common Book.

An Evening with Emily Graslie
Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Field Museum, Chicago

Thursday, November 13
7 p.m.
The Commons, Spooner Hall

Emily  Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Field Museum in Chicago and host of the popular youtube channel The Brain Scoop will visit campus.  

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Rich Hill - see/saw Film Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015
7 p.m.
Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium

A screening of the documentary "Rich Hill" will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Laura Moriarty, author of the 2014 KU Common Book.


KU Common Music: Blast from the Past BOWL FEST

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Kansas Union, Jaybowl

Once again, the final Common Book event of the academic year will be the KU Common Music celebration. At last year’s KU Common Music event, we were entertained by Drakkar Sauna and MAW during Party at the Pavilion. We saw the beautiful KU campus from a unique space with great music, colleagues, friends, and food. This year DJ Alan Paul will spin the 80s tunes of Evelyn Bucknow’s youth in another unique KU space, the JayBowl in the Kansas Union. This iconic campus space is preparing to close, at least temporarily, so we are going to send it out with KU Common Music, A Blast from the Past

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 we will gather, socialize, bowl, eat, and get down to Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Michael Jackson, Culture Club, and many, many others at the JayBowl. Please join us in celebrating the 2014-2015 KU Common Book, The Center of Everything in a classic campus space, the JayBowl. This event is FREE.


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