Important Graduation Requirements Update

– The combined Purposeful Involvement and Deciding Student even on March 12th from 5-6 PM in the SMRC Classroom will count as TWO events towards graduation from the program. The RSVP for this event will be coming out today, so be sure to mark it down and RSVP yes!

-There is ONE OTHER opportunity to participate in a qualifying event. On April 13th (a Saturday, times TBA), the Center for Community Outreach is hosting The Big Event, a community service day. The MOS Board will be organizing a group to attend, and when you check in with them and participate, it will be the last event to qualify for graduation from the MOS program. Also be on the the lookout for a Pingg invite for The Big Event.

Thanks for your patience and understanding considering the snow days. Have a great March!



Essay Contest: $1,000 Prize!

Philip W. Whitcomb

Memorial Essay Contest

 KU Undergraduates are invited to submit essays (limit 3,000 words) on any topic of broad public concern and dealing with the relations between knowledge, thought and action.

 PRIZE: $1,000


Sponsored by the University Honors Program.

Submit your essay online at –


Submission Deadline:

 Friday, April 26, 2013 by 4:00 pm.


TONS of Opportunities–Something for Everyone!

Contained in this blog post are an overwhelming multitude of awesome campus opportunities and events!  Do like: making money? getting hired? KU basketball? making a difference? movies? MTV? reading blog posts? Awesome! Keep reading, this is for you!

Paid Job Opportunity:
  • Looking for some summer work and academic year work study?  Want to make a difference in the lives of next year’s freshman class?  The UAC (Undergraduate Advising Center) is hiring Peer Advisors. You’ll get to advise other KU students one-on-one, work on special projects with full-time advisors, and provide support for the daily functions of the office.  Apply at, and complete a supplemental application at February 23rd.
Campus Involvement Opportunities:
  • Dance Marathon is a student organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network through events and fundraising initiatives throughout the school year.  The pinnacle is a 12-hour dance marathon on November 9th, 2013.  There are plenty of opportunities for everyone, on ten different committees.  Applications are now open, find them on Due February 22nd.
  • Alternative Breaks is a student-run organization that sends students across the U.S. to engage in week-long service learning trips during Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks. Alternative Breaks is a great way to earn service hours, and there is an opportunity to earn academic credit if you choose to go on a week-long program!  Summer program applications are due March 1st and can be found online at
Upcoming Campus Events:
  • SHAPE YOUR FUTURE! The University Career Fair is Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Kansas Union from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Win an iPad Mini.  Take a (free) professional picture for your LinkedIn profile. Meet over 125 potential employers. Land a job or internship!
  • SUA is hosting a free screening of the ESPN production of the KU Basketball film “30 For 30.”  The man who made it all happen, Josh Swade, will be there to provide live commentary and answer your questions. This Sunday, February 17th, @ 2 PM in Budig 120.
  • Also this Sunday, February 17th @ 1:30 PM is the KU Women’s Basketball Pink-Out game.  Free with a KU ID.  For every person in attendance, KU Athletics will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Free giveaways and tons of fun! Wear pink or Jayhawk gear and support breast cancer research!
  • Two cast members from the hit MTV show The Buried Life will be presenting and having a meet and greet on Tuesday, February 26th @ 7 PM in Budig 120.  A great video lecture and photo/autograph opportunities!

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day!

-MOS Staff

Very exciting opportunity for MOS only: Leadership Workshop!

Discover Your Direction – Engaging in Leadership

Featuring Rueben Perez and Dr. Mary Banwart

 Tuesday, February 5th, 4 – 6 PM

Jayhawk Room (5th floor), Kansas Union

*event counts towards graduation from the MOS program*

Join your fellow MOS scholars for an engaging seminar about leadership, how you lead, and leadership opportunities on campus as you move forward in your career at KU.  Leadership is a key component of your success as a student, academically and socially.  This seminar will push you to think about the definition of leadership and how you define it personally.  The seminar will engage participants with activities and question and answer time with our guest speakers.

We will hear from Rueben Perez and Dr. Mary Banwart, who are both prominent members of our university and focus their work and research on the concept of leadership. Rueben Perez is the Director of the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC).  In addition to overseeing SILC, he works closely with the LeaderShape Enhancement Series, the Freshman Leadership Council and Blueprints Leadership Conference.

Dr. Mary Banwart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies.  She coordinates the Leadership Studies Minor and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in political communication and leadership communication.

This is one amazing opportunity that can’t be missed!  We are so grateful to our presenters for donating their time and attention.  Let’s show them our appreciation by having huge attendance.  See you there!

‘Tis the season for MOS events…

We have a busy week of events coming up! Mark your calendars:

  • Wednesday at 4 PM: Finals Week Prep

Come to the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center classroom for arts and crafts, Finals Week information, and our special guest, Charlotte the dog! 🙂

  • Wednesday at 7 PM: : “Té Buffet of Life” Film Premiere!

Later that night, your fellow MOS students will premiere the film they worked on this semester. Check out this blurb from Dan McCarthy:

Please help me spread the word about the domestic premiere of Té Buffet of Life, the Mount Oread Scholars Living Learning Community student written, acted, directed, edited, and produced film.  The illustrious event will take place on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 in Woodruff Auditorium.  The curtain goes up at 7 in the evening, and a question and answer period will follow.  Cost of admission is a non-perishable food item or polite, congratulatory remark.  Thank you in supporting this spectacular success.

Plus, LLC Students: Your Peer Mentors are hosting a Jay-Bowl event from 3-5 PM this Sunday, December 2nd. The lanes are reserved…all you have to do is show up!

We hope to see you at all of these great events as we close out the semester!

-MOS Staff

Study Abroad Opportunity: Fall 2013!


It’s not too early to think about summer! May 30-July 1. Earn seven hours of credit in English, Art History, and Culture. Check out details on the Office of Study Abroad website: and/or contact Mary Klayder at There will be information sessions on the following dates: Wednesday, November 28 at 5:30 at Milton’s in the Union; Tuesday, December 4 at 5 at Nunemaker Center; Thursday, December 6 at Milton’s at the Union.

MOS Film Premiere: Té Buffet of Life

Té Buffet of Life

A beautiful story of love and loss…

Performed, Written, Directed, and Edited by MOUNT OREAD SCHOLARS in Dan McCarthy’s LA&S 101 course!

What: Film Screening of Té Buffet of Life

When: Wednesday, November 28th at 7 o’clock in the evening

Where: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

Admission: One non-perishable food item, to be donated to the Salvation Army (part of the food drive coordinated by Kathy Mason’s LA&S 101 course!)

Be there or miss out on this work of art!