KU Edition 2007: Real Life

10 cool classes
From Dance Dance Revolution to cyberculture, KU offers diverse courses
August 11, 2007
Classes at Kansas University involve more than lectures, chalkboards and fulfilling credits. During any given semester, students are giving back to the community, testing the boundaries of technology and getting real-world experience in the fields they hope to enter. Here’s a sampling of 10 of the more interesting classes that show the diversity of what happens on the hill.
Student sees South Africa through KU study abroad program
August 11, 2007
When I first arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, for a semester of study, I was overcome by the immediate contrasts of poverty and wealth. When coming into the city, it is impossible to miss the sight of countless dilapidated shacks that make up the townships crowded around the highway. Yet, in the background, you can see the towering skyscrapers in the flourishing city center and the majestic beauty of Table Mountain. It is almost too much to take in at once.
Comparable living costs make greek life affordable
Sorority houses can be more expensive, more varied in room/board fees
August 11, 2007
Membership in a Kansas University greek house can bring a host of different costs for students: local chapter dues, national organization dues, social event fees, service fees, new member fees, insurance coverage, and room and board if students live in their chapters’ houses.
Diverse acts reviving Day on the Hill popularity
August 11, 2007
On April 14, about 1,000 people gathered in the mud beneath a huge tent outside Kansas University’s Lied Center for Day on the Hill, an annual outdoor concert.
Look for ‘Better Bites’ to ward off weight gain
August 11, 2007
Nona Golledge’s job as director of dining services at Kansas University involves a lot of balancing - and we’re not just talking balanced diets.
Individual style drives KU’s fashion-forward
August 11, 2007
At a university where global diversity is celebrated, there are looks from around the world that make some KU students fashion-forward.
Four must-try experiences for Jayhawk sports fans
August 11, 2007
As a new student at Kansas University, knowing where Allen Fieldhouse is located can do nothing but help you.
Juggling extras: Clubs on campus suit every interest
August 11, 2007
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
Cycling Club rides on
August 11, 2007
The KU Cycling Club maintains a high-speed schedule of racing, training and competition straight until the finish line. Those that have no experience mix with those that have been cycling for 20 years to learn more about the sport, compete and have fun.
Habitat for Humanity builds on solid foundation
August 11, 2007
The electric saw buzzes, and sawdust flies into the air.
Merged food operations looking forward
August 11, 2007
It’s been three years since the food operations of Kansas University’s housing department and Memorial Unions merged.