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Juggling extras: Clubs on campus suit every interest

August 11, 2007

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Bradley Barger, member of KU's Juggling Club, performs at Beach 'n' Boulevard, part of Traditions Week 2006.

Bradley Barger, member of KU's Juggling Club, performs at Beach 'n' Boulevard, part of Traditions Week 2006.

Wondering how you're going to meet like-minded people in a student body of nearly 28,000? Tapping into Kansas University's active community of clubs and organizations is one way to put out feelers. Below is a list of of some of KU's many student organizations.

Note: This list does not include most academic organizations; information for many such groups are available through your school or department major, and they may require prerequisites to join.

Also, fraternities, sororities and other groups that also serve as living organizations are not listed; information about KU's active greek community can be found at www.kugreek.org.

Habitat for Humanity
Purpose: Provide affordable housing to the Lawrence community by raising funds and awareness of poverty housing.
E-mail: info@kuhabitat.org
Number of members: 100
President: Dan Larson, larsodan@ku.edu
Adviser: Erik Van Vleck, erikvv@ku.edu
Web site: www.kuhabitat.org
Meeting times: Once a month on Tuesdays

Young Entrepreneurs of America
E-mail: haeusser@ku.edu
Number of members: 10
President: Bryan Haeusser, haeusser@ku.edu
Adviser: Vladimir Ivanov, vivanov@ku.edu
Meeting times: 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Wednesdays

Lutheran Student Fellowship
Purpose: Bringing together for study and fellowship KU students interested in the goals of Lutheran Student Fellowship.
E-mail: lsfku@ku.edu
Number of members: 50
President: TBA for fall
Adviser: Alan Estby, lsfku@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~lsfku/
Meeting times: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Student Alumni Association
Purpose: The Student Alumni serve as official student volunteers for the KU Alumni Association and assist with their events and activities.
E-mail: saa@ku.edu
Number of members: 30
President: Ellen Stolle, ecstolle@ku.edu
Adviser: Jennifer Alderdice, jalderdice@kualumni.org
Web site: www.kualumni.org/saa
Meeting times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Swimming Club
Purpose: The purpose of SCKU shall be to foster swimming development while promoting a community of hard work, discipline, leadership and camaraderie, amongst many other positive values.
E-mail: ku_swimclub@yahoo.com
Number of members: 40
President: New president TBA
Adviser: Rhonda Birdsong, 864-5916

International Children's Assistance Network (I CAN)
Purpose: Our purpose is to provide assistance to and promote awareness about the needs of underprivileged children, such as orphans, abroad. This will be done through monetary assistance programs and service projects abroad, starting with Haiti and Tanzania.
E-mail: ican.ku@gmail.com
Number of members: 11
President: Amanda Shriwise, shriwise@ku.edu
Adviser: Hannah Britton, britton@ku.edu

Mentors in the Lives of Kids (M.I.L.K.)
Purpose: Volunteer program which mentors elementary school children as a part of local after-school care programs.
E-mail: milk@ku.edu
Number of members: 75
President: Dan Pierron, dan.pierron@gmail.com
Adviser: Mary Klayder, mklayder@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~cco/

Women's Rugby
Purpose: We intend to teach our players the sport of rugby and provide them with the fitness, self-satisfaction and companionship that comes with involvement in physical activity.
E-mail: jskolnik@ku.edu
Number of members: 15
President: Julie Skolnik, jskolnik@ku.edu
Adviser: Paul Diedrich, diedrich@ku.edu
Web site: www.jayhawkrugby.com
Meeting times: 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Shenk Sports Complex

Waterski Club
Purpose: The purpose of the ski team is to represent our school at regional and national tournaments and to teach new skiers the foundations of tournament skiing. All skiing abilities welcome.
E-mail: cgill020@ku.edu
Number of members: 26
President: Kyle Mendenhall
Adviser: John Charnes, jmc@ku.edu
Web site: www.kuwaterskiteam.com
Meeting times: See Web site for updates

Acoustical Society of America
Purpose: The purposes of this chapter are to stimulate interest in acoustics, encourage acoustical research, diffuse the knowledge of acoustics and promote its practical applications.
E-mail: asa.ku.ksu@gmail.com
Number of members: 20
President: TBA
Adviser: Bob Coffeen, coffeen@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~kuasa/

Thai Student Society of KU
Purpose: To assist new members to adapt to new college life. To create a stronger bond between members. Inform Thai Students in Thailand about programs at KU. To promote Thai culture to KU students.
E-mail: jjust99@ku.edu
Number of members: 20
President: Justin Virojanavat, jjust99@ku.edu
Adviser: Danai Tanamee, danai@ku.edu
Meeting times: Will notify via e-mail

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Purpose: We are an action-oriented, community service sorority. We also hold programs throughout the year to nurture mind, body and spirit of the KU and Lawrence community.
E-mail: zetaphibeta@excite.com
Number of members: 12
President: Carmen Madden, cmadden@ku.edu
Adviser: Phyllis White, pwhite@kc.rr.com
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~omegatht/
Meeting times: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Saudi Student Association
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to provide assistances for new students regarding daily and academic difficulties; provide Saudi cultural awareness in the KU community. Also to participate in all KU events and activities.
E-mail: saudiku@gmail.com
Number of members: 140
President: Abdullah Alaugab, alaugab@ku.edu
Adviser: Joe Potts, jpotts@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~ksc

Rotaract Club
Purpose: An international program for adults 18 to 30 who want to make a difference. This is done by allowing members to grow personally, professionally, address community needs and promote international understanding through friendship and service.
Number of members: 15
President: TBA
Adviser: TBA

Students for Life
Purpose: Students for Life is a nondenominational group dedicated to promoting the rights of the unborn and all expecting mothers at KU and throughout the Lawrence community. We recognize the emotional and physical trauma experienced by post-abortive women, and pledge to do everything we can to help these women find healing, peace and hope. As supporters of a consistent life ethic, we are also opposed to embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and capital punishment.
E-mail: emcenroe@gmail.com
Number of members: 300
President: Emily McEnroe, emcenroe@gmail.com
Adviser: Bruce McEnroe, mcenroe@ku.edu
Meeting times: 8 p.m. Mondays

Sexuality Education Committee
Purpose: SEC is an organization dedicated to engaging students and community in workshops and lectures regarding healthy relationships and sexuality.
E-mail: ecmku@ku.edu
Number of members: 10
President: Kyle Kitson
Adviser: Mary Klayder, mklayder@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~ecmku
Meeting times: TBA

Latin American Solidarity
Purpose: To support the efforts of Latin Americans for a dignified way of life, free from violence, poverty, war, and oppression.
E-mail: gehill@ku.edu
Number of members: 20
President: Greg Hill, gehill@ku.edu
Adviser: Elizabeth Kuznesof, kuznesof@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~las
Meeting times: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Women's Volleyball Club
Purpose: Our club offers a competitive women's volleyball team to represent KU. Right now we offer those players who have played in high school, on AAU teams and Division II a collegiate level outlet for competitive court volleyball. In addition, those players with the athletic ability but no previous experience with competitive volleyball can participate. However, this is not a recreational club.
E-mail: kuclubvball@hotmail.com
Number of members: 23
President: sara.schemmel@gmail.com
Adviser: Scott Ward, dsward@ku.edu
Meeting times: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, tournament travel five times a semester

Yoga
Purpose: To increase the physical and mental well-being of students and faculty. To increase awareness of the benefits of yoga. To allow students and faculty to sample and learn yoga for free. The club will meet once a week.
Number of members: 10
President: Brandon Hidaka,bhidaka@ku.edu
Adviser: Stephen Ilardi, ilardi@ku.edu
Meeting times: Updated on club's Facebook Web site

Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics
Purpose: To provide a community for secular people. To advocate reason above faith. To advocate the complete separation of church and state.
E-mail: hbernberg@ku.edu
Number of members: 190
President: Henry Bernberg, hbernberg@ku.edu
Adviser: Paul Mirecki, pmirecki@ku.edu
Web site: www.kusoma.org
Meeting times: 6:30 p.m. every other Thursday

Renaissance Church
Purpose: Renaissance Church connects students with each other and with the Lawrence community by offering opportunities for spiritual development, leadership training and community service.
E-mail: spur2002@aol.com
Number of members: 11
President: Stephanie Christenot, sac625@ku.edu
Adviser: Gay L. Clock, gclock@ku.edu
Meeting times: 5:30 p.m. Sundays

Water Polo Club
Purpose: Purpose is to provide a means for students with common interest in water polo to practice and improve their athletic skills.
E-mail: kuwaterpolo@gmail.com
Number of members: 25
President: Jeff Lessman, ggwb01@yahoo.com
Adviser: Eric Elliott, ksdiving@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~h2opolo/
Meeting times: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays

Swing Society
Purpose: To promote and preserve the dances generally known as "swing" and other related jazz and blues dances.
E-mail: kuswingsociety@yahoo.com
Number of members: 53
President: Alix Augustine, alix2468@hotmail.com
Adviser: Mel Gile, melgile@ku.edu
Meetings: 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Ecumenical Christian Ministries or Camelot II; info at Web site
Web site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kuswingsociety/

Soccer Fans Club
Purpose: To organize gatherings to watch and play the game of soccer, aka "The Beautiful Game."
E-mail: ddbillin@ku.edu
Number of members: 50
President: Dustin Billings, ddbillin@ku.edu
Adviser: Trevor Loney, monroe@ku.edu

Men's Rugby
Purpose: To expand the rugby team at KU and help new players learn the game.
E-mail: dpbrown@ku.edu
Number of members: 30
President: Dan Brown, dpbrown@ku.edu
Adviser: Paul Diedrich, diedrich@ku.edu
Web site: www.jayhawkrugby.com
Meeting times: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Turkish Student Organization
Purpose: To introduce our culture and traditions to other nations. To meet at least once a month with Turkish students in this university.
E-mail: asde8t@yahoo.com
Number of members: 35
President: Aslihan Demirkaya, asde81@ku.edu
Adviser: Elif Andac, andac@ku.edu
Meeting times: 6 p.m. Thursdays

Rock Chalk Responsible Choices (RC2)
Purpose: The objectives of the Rock Chalk Responsible CHOICES program are: 1. Reduce heavy drinking among high-risk students; 2. Increase responsible choices related to alcohol use among participating students who choose to consume alcohol by increasing awareness of the "teammate" mentality that challenges fellow students and friends to make healthy, responsible decisions; 3. Increase opportunities for students to take a lead role in alcohol education programming; 4. Increase opportunities for students to attend alcohol-free programming coinciding with events that are traditionally associated with heavy drinking; 5. Establish a Rock Chalk Responsible CHOICES prevention team comprised of students and staff involved with alcohol abuse prevention to coordinate programs and maximize the utilization of resources.
Number of members: 10
President: TBA
Adviser: Mike Harrity,mharrity@ku.edu
Meeting times: 6 p.m. Mondays

Up 'til Dawn
Purpose: Up 'til Dawn is a student-led organization that raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which treats children with cancer and catastrophic illnesses free of charge.
E-mail: utildawn@ku.edu
Number of members: 600
Co-directors: Laraine Kyle, lkyle@ku.edu; Emily Flom, eflom@ku.edu
Adviser: Aaron Quisenberry, aquisenberry@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~utildawn
Meeting times: 8 p.m. Mondays for executive board; check Web site for events

Student Union Activities (SUA)
Purpose: SUA seeks to enrich the college experience by providing diverse, interactive, educational programs and leadership opportunities to the KU community.
E-mail: sua@ku.edu
Number of members: 50
President: Stephanie Patyk, suapresident@gmail.com
Adviser: Susan Hoffman, shoffman@ku.edu
Web site: www.suaevents.com
Meeting times: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Scrabble Club
Purpose: The purpose of Scrabble Club is to have fun developing skills such as vocabulary, spelling, math and spatial relation in the relaxing yet competitive environment of a Scrabble game.
E-mail: kwiley@ku.edu
Number of members: 10
President: Katherine Wiley, kwiley@ku.edu
Adviser: Diana Rhodes, drhodes@ku.edu
Meeting times: 4:30 p.m. Thursdays

Muslim Student Association
Purpose: Promote unity, understanding, and brotherhood among Muslims. Promote friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Conduct social, cultural, religious, and other activities in the best tradition of Islam and present Islamic principles to interested non-Muslims.
E-mail: universityofkansasmsa@yahoo.com
Number of members: 60
President: TBA
Adviser: Jeffrey Lang, lang@math.ku.edu
Web site: www.msaku.com
Meeting times: Varies

Microgravity Team
Purpose: The purpose of the Microgravity Team is to provide opportunity for students to take part in aerospace-related research and apply for NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.
E-mail: lastiles@ku.edu
Number of members: 5
President: Laura Stiles, lastiles@ku.edu
Adviser: Ron Barrett, barrettr@ku.edu
Meeting times: TBA

Japanese Student Association (JSA)
Purpose: JSA is the organization which spread Japanese awareness between Japanese and all KU students; also, our purpose is to promote diversity in KU.
E-mail: jsa@ku.edu
Number of members: 150
President: TBA
Adviser: Tatsuo Kasuya, dna@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~jsa/

Commission on the Status of Women
Purpose: A student organization that organizes events (panel discussions, movie reviewings, artwalks, leadership conference, etc.) to address gender issues on campus, both students and faculty on campus.
E-mail: etwrc@ku.edu
Number of members: 30
President: Liz Stuewe, lstuewe@ku.edu
Adviser: Kathy Rose-Mockry, krosemockry@ku.edu
Meeting times: Contact president or adviser for times

Fighting Ignorance of Global Humanitarian Threats (FIGHT)
Purpose: To increase awareness of and promote action to solve global humanitarian crises.
E-mail: fight@ku.edu
Number of members: 50
President: Mark Skoglund, mark.skoglund@gmail.com
Adviser: Brent Steele. bjsteele@ku.edu
Meeting times: TBA

Circolo Italiano
Purpose: Discuss and plan events celebrating Italian culture.
E-mail: circolo@ku.edu
Number of members: 80
President: Kristina Clement, kclement@ku.edu
Adviser: Marina de Fazio, defazio@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~circolo/
Meeting times: First and third Thursdays of the month

Alternative Breaks
Purpose: Alternative Breaks is a service learning organization that gives students the opportunity to participate in service outside the Lawrence area during the semester, winter, and spring breaks.
E-mail: albreaks@ku.edu
Number of members: 300
President: Ashley Bloom, albreaks@ku.edu
Adviser: Rueben Perez, rperez@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~albreaks/
Meeting times: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

KU Hillel
Purpose: To serve the Jewish students on campus by providing religious, cultural and social programs.
E-mail: admin@kuhillel.org
Number of members: 1,800
President: Liz Cohen, cohen@ku.edu
Adviser: Jay Lewis, jlewis@kuhillel.org
Web site: www.kuhillel.org
Meeting times: Many events weekly; see Web site

ICHTHUS
Purpose: To establish and encourage intimacy, fellowship and community outreach among students.
E-mail: jjgal@ku.edu
Number of members: 30
President: Jon Birney, birney@ku.edu
Adviser: Toni Links Taylor, ttaylor@ku.edu
Web site: http:// kuichthus.bravehost.com/
Meeting times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

DanceSport, KU
Purpose: The purpose of KU Dancesport is to help KU students and faculty develop skills and techniques for collegiate competition in ballroom dancing.
E-mail: kuds@ku.edu
Number of members: 30
President: Emily Copeland, ecope@ku.edu
Adviser: Michiko Ito, mito@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups. ku.edu/~kuds/
Meeting times: 10 p.m.-midnight Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in the Rec Center aerobics room.

Model United Nations
Purpose: To give students the opportunity to gain real-life experience in diplomacy, negotiation, speaking, international politics and the workings of the united nations.
E-mail: ku.modelun@gmail.com
Number of members: 12
President: Amelia Yowell-Mayes, ameliaym@ku.edu
Adviser: Thomas Heilke, theilke@ku.edu
Web site: www.jayhawkun.blogspot.com
Meeting times: Every other Wednesday, time TBA

The Hypothetical Seven
Purpose: We're an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe. We meet weekly to learn about and practice improv. Sometimes we put on shows. This is NOT a money-making group. For students, by students.
E-mail: jayhawkpianoguy@yahoo.com
Number of members: 10
President: Bryan Reynolds, jayhawkpianoguy@yahoo.com
Adviser: Dan Spurgin, spurgin@ku.edu

KJHK 90.7 FM
Purpose: KJHK provides KU students and Lawrence residents progressive music unable to be heard on corporate stations. We provide students an entry into the radio industry.
E-mail: kjhkpr@ku.edu
Number of members: 150
President: Danielle Basci
Adviser: Tom Johnson, tvj@ku.edu
Web site: www.kjhk.org
Meetings: First Wednesday of the month, Kansas Union, time TBA

Judo Club
Purpose: The purpose of the KU Judo Club is to teach Judo in a fun and safe manner, where participants have the opportunity to compete or strictly practice to strengthen and improve their physical and mental abilities. However, although physical ability is important, it is learning how to coordinate strength, technique and power that is the important aspect.
E-mail: judo@ku.edu
Number of members: 10
Adviser/coach: Andrea Gibson, agibson@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups. ku.edu/~judo/
Meeting times: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

From the Inside Out
Purpose: Promoting positive body image and self-love on campus by giving interactive presentations to groups at KU and in Lawrence, and putting on a few campuswide programs each year.
Number of members: 13
Co-presidents: Nicole Tichenor, nik2105@ku.edu; Sarah Edwards
Adviser: Kathy Rose-Mockry

KU Professionals for Disability
Purpose: KUPD is an avenue for bringing students and professionals together for social and educational opportunities. KUPD does the following: 1. Support students who are preparing to enter a career in the disability field, 2. Provide opportunities for students to gain awareness of current and emerging issues in the field, 3. Provide opportunities for students to network with other students and professionals, and 4. Increase student involvement in local, state, and national professional organizations.
E-mail: kupd@ku.edu
Number of members: 45
President: Luchara Sayles Wallace, lsw7@ku.edu
Adviser: Sandra Gautt, sgautt@ku.edu
Web site: www.soe.ku.edu/sped/kupd.php
Meeting times: Varies

Capoeira Club
Purpose: Teach capoeira's different aspects to any interested and spread the Brazilian culture to Lawrence.
E-mail: kucapoeira@gmail.com
Number of members: 20
President: Alaide Vilchis-Ibarra, alaidevi@gmail.com
Adviser: Geraldo de Sousa, sousa@ku.edu
Meeting times: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays

Ki-Aikido Club
Purpose: To further the knowledge and practice of the Ki-Aikido martial art and philosophy among the KU community.
E-mail: kiaikido@ku.edu
Number of members: 20
President: Allison Green, alegreen@ku.edu
Adviser: Owen Livingston, olivings@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~kiaikido
Meeting times: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays

KU for Uganda
Purpose: KU for Uganda is a nonpartisan group of students committed to raising awareness of and to working for peace in the neglected, war-torn region of northern Uganda.
E-mail: kuforuganda@gmail.com
Number of members: 20
Presidents: Briana Saunders,bahaionlife.904@gmail.com; Caitlin Davies, sanity4sale@gmail.com
Adviser: Elizabeth MacGonagle, macgonag@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~ku4u
Meeting times: 3 p.m. Sundays, Mirth Cafe, Eighth and New Hampshire streets

Kansas Connections: Helping Small Town Students Succeed
Purpose: Kansas Connections is a group geared towards aiding in the smooth transition of students from rural high schools to KU through a mentor program and various social and enrichment activities.
E-mail: ksconnections@ku.edu
Number of members: 65
President: Hali Baker, hali86@ku.edu
Adviser: Wendy Rohleder-Sook, wrohled@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~connect
Meeting times: See Web site.

Kendo/Kumdo Club, KU
Purpose: The purpose of practicing kendo is to mold the mind and body, cultivate a vigorous spirit, and through correct and rigid training to strive for improvement in the art of kendo; to hold in esteem human courtesy and honor, to associate with other with simerity.
E-mail: jaehoon@ku.edu
Number of members: 10
President: Jaehoon Lee, jaehoon@ku.edu
Adviser: Woochan Shim, shimw@ku.edu
Meeting times: (Fall) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays

Lutheran Campus Ministry
Purpose: Lutheran Campus Ministry exists to develop Chrisitian faith and leadership and fellowship for Lutheran and other students.
E-mail: lutherans@ku.edu
Number of members: 100
President: allyson.bedford@gmail.com
Adviser: Ernest Jenkins, ej2@ku.edu
Web site: www.kulutherans.org
Meeting times: 5 p.m. Sundays

Kung-Fu Club
Purpose: Weekly meeting for practicing and learning Tai-Chi and Tai-Chi Sword.
E-mail: cullywest@hotmail.com
Number of members: 10
President: James West, cullywest@hotmail.com
Adviser: David Hann, dhann@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~kungfu

Grace Collegiate Ministries
Purpose: This is the campus ministry of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The purpose is to help students build biblical convictions, community and character.
E-mail: chad@gepc.org
Number of members: 200
President: Emilie Guenther, eguenther@gmail.com
Adviser: Chad Donohoe, chad@gepc.org
Web site: www.gepc.org
Meeting times: Last Monday of each month at Woodruff Auditorium

Latter-Day Saint Student Organization
Purpose: Our purpose is to promote spirituality among students and foster a learning environment where values and beliefs are appreciated.
E-mail: mitchellrl@ldsces.org
Number of members: 100
President: Nathan Markham, nmarkham@ku.edu
Adviser: Kevin Smith, krsmith@ku.edu
Web site: www.ldsces.org/lawrence
Meeting times: Weekday classes, Monday night FHE. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday meetings.

Jayrock Campus Ministry
Purpose: We are a campus ministry that is devoted to loving our neighbors as ourselves, teaching God's word to all people and building Fellowship and unity through relationships, community service and activities.
Number of members: 16
President: Eric Foard, mugennsx@ku.edu
Adviser: Tami Lee Hughes, tclee3@ku.edu
Web site: www.thelawrencechurchofchrist.org
Meeting times: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays

Juggling Club
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for students to hone and diversify their juggling skills, as well as to introduce beginners to the wonders of juggling.
E-mail: juggle@ku.edu
Number of members: 20
President: Ezra Huscher, ezh@ku.edu
Adviser: Malcolm Gibson, mgibson@ku.edu
Web site: www.kujuggling.org
Meeting times: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays

Men's Glee Club
Purpose: Our purpose is to promote and share the singing of men's choral music, and to uphold the long standing traditions of KU by singing a wide variety of music, including fight songs and the alma mater. The group is made of music and nonmusic majors, and it builds camaraderie between members and the entire KU community.
Number of members: 23
President: TBA
Adviser: Tod Fish, twalfish@hotmail.com
Web site: www.ku.edu/~kumg
Meeting times: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

KU Young Democrats
Purpose: To pursue the ideas of liberty, justice, and freedom for all regardless of race, religion, or sex. We will pursue these ideas through support of the Democratic Party and its ideas, ideals, and candidates. We seek to pursue these ideas with the assistance of KU students and to offer them opportunities to become more active in the Democratic Party.
E-mail: juliag@ku.edu
Number of members: 87
President: Julia Groeblacher, juliag@ku.edu
Adviser: Alice Lieberman, alicel@ku.edu
Web site: www.kuyd.org
Meeting times: 7:30 p.m. alternate Tuesdays

Medical Ethics Club
Purpose: To provide a group for students interested in ethical decisions related to the medical field.
Number of members: 13
President: Viktoria Zelenak, vzelenak@ku.edu
Adviser: TBA
Meeting times: Vary

American Business Women's Association
Purpose: To bring together students interested in preparing now for their careers and to provide them with opportunities to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, service, networking and recognition.
Number of members: 80-90
President: Lindsey Schaefer, lschaef@ku.edu
Adviser: Canan Kocabasoglu, canan@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~kuabwa
Meeting times: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays

Ceramics Club
Purpose: Promote student individual achievements, generate sales at the annual student sale for visiting artists, and other functions pertinent to the discipline.
Number of members: 17
President: Nicklaus Strecker, nicklaus@ku.edu
Adviser: David Vertacnik, davidv@ku.edu

Jaywalk
Purpose: To provide a safe alternative for KU faculty and students for walking on campus at night.
E-mail: safety@ku.edu
Number of members: 50
President: Madeline Allen, mea86@ku.edu
Adviser: Diana Rhodes, drhodes@ku.edu
Meeting times: Varies

Rock Climbing Club
Purpose: To practice safe, fun, rock-climbing, meet great new friends and enjoy life outdoors.
E-mail: kuclimbing@ku.edu
Number of members: 60
President: Taras Zelenchak, kuclimbing@gmail.com
Adviser: Robert Brown, rlbrown@ku.edu
Web site: http://groups.ku.edu/~kurc/
Meeting times: 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Alpha Pi Upsilon
Purpose: We are a service-oriented women's social organization composed of women from diverse backgrounds who are committed to community service.
E-mail: alphapiupsilon@yahoo.com
Number of members: 9
President: Jennifer O'Neill, joneill3@ku.edu
Adviser: Dawn Shew, dshew@ku.edu
Meeting times: 7 p.m. Mondays.

Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board
Purpose: The Student Advisory Board encourages and fosters student involvement at the Dole Institute of Politics. We are a diverse group of students (politically and academically) who want to encourage civic participation and public service.
E-mail: doleinstitute@ku.edu
Number of members: 40
President: Beka Romm
Adviser: William Lacy, wbl@ku.edu
Web site: www.doleinstitute.org

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