Hollywood Hypnotist Kevin Stone
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Hollywood Hypnotist Kevin Stone

We hope you’re refreshed and wide awake after the summer because now you’re getting sleepy… Very sleepy… Union Program Council (UPC) is bringing Hollywood Hypnotist Kevin Stone to K-State as part of the Week of Welcome (#KStateWOW) on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 pm in the Union Ballroom. No recording of any kind. When we say “three,” you’ll add it to your calendar in one…. two…. THREE!

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International Block Party
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

International Block Party

  • Memorial Stadium (Next to the Alumni Center) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy DJ-spun international music, dancing, cultural booths, Henna tattoos, cultural snacks (while supplies last), a Bouncy House, Miniature Golf, selfie station with international flags, and lawn games! One big travel prize package will be given out! Co-sponsored with the Alumni Association, International Buddies, Personal Financial Planning, and the International Coordinating Council. Inclement weather location: Courtyard, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union

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Poster Sale
Sep
3
9:00 AM09:00

Poster Sale

Decorate your new room with some posters! UPC will be hosting a poster sale September 3 - 6 in the Courtyard on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union. Hours of operation are 9 am - 6 pm each day. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

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Poster Sale
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

Poster Sale

Decorate your new room with some posters! UPC will be hosting a poster sale September 3 - 6 in the Courtyard on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union. Hours of operation are 9 am - 6 pm each day. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

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Poster Sale
Sep
5
9:00 AM09:00

Poster Sale

Decorate your new room with some posters! UPC will be hosting a poster sale September 3 - 6 in the Courtyard on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union. Hours of operation are 9 am - 6 pm each day. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

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Poster Sale
Sep
6
9:00 AM09:00

Poster Sale

Decorate your new room with some posters! UPC will be hosting a poster sale September 3 - 6 in the Courtyard on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union. Hours of operation are 9 am - 6 pm each day. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

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Finals Fiesta
May
9
11:00 AM11:00

Finals Fiesta

Free tacos and cookies! Decorate a flower pot and plant a cactus! (All food and supplies are free and available while supplies last.) In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the Courtyard on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union.

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National Geographic's The Hot Zone
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

National Geographic's The Hot Zone

Two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders — Nancy and Jerry Jaax — and their response to an Ebola-related outbreak have inspired the upcoming National Geographic limited series, THE HOT ZONE. 

Kansas State University will host a May 7 advance screening of the premiere of THE HOT ZONE followed by a panel discussion with the real-life subjects of the series, Nancy and Jerry Jaax, along with the showrunners, writers and executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. President Richard Myers will provide introductory remarks. 

The event is free and open to the public. The advance screening will be the first screening following the show’s debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

The six-part limited series premieres on National Geographic at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 27, and will air over three nights. Julianna Margulies plays Lt. Col. Nancy Jaax and Noah Emmerich plays Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax.

"Nancy and Jerry Jaax are renowned leaders, scientists and veterans," Kansas State University President Richard Myers said. "We are honored that National Geographic is telling their story through THE HOT ZONE and we want to recognize these two K-Staters for their bravery and heroic research contributions. Leaders like Nancy and Jerry Jaax are true examples of what makes K-State the 'Silicon Valley for biodefense.'" 

THE HOT ZONE is based on the 1994 bestseller by Richard Preston and is inspired by the true story of the arrival of Ebola on U.S. soil in 1989 in Reston, Virginia. 

The story involves two prominent Kansas State University leaders: Nancy and Jerry Jaax. Both graduated with veterinary medicine degrees from the university and served in medical defense with the U.S. Army, during which time they became involved in the events depicted in the series. 

Following the events of 1989 and after stellar military careers, Jerry and Nancy returned to Manhattan. Jerry joined the university and served in a prominent research leadership position to further the university's biodefense mission. Nancy participated in innumerable infectious disease initiatives at the university. 

Both Jerry and Nancy played important roles in the development of Kansas State University's biocontainment facility called the Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, at Pat Roberts Hall. Nancy inspired the need for a training lab based on her experience with Ebola. They also assisted in winning the national competition for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, which is under construction north of the university's Manhattan campus. Once NBAF becomes operational in 2022-2023, it will be America's foremost animal disease research facility. 

To coincide with National Geographic’s THE HOT ZONE and celebrate the work of Nancy and Jerry, Kansas State University is organizing several events in Manhattan and Olathe in the coming weeks. Details will be posted at k-state.edu/hotzone.

This screening is co-sponsored with the Office of the President and Division of Communications and Marketing.

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Sing-along Movie Night: Selena (PG)
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sing-along Movie Night: Selena (PG)

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Enjoy free dinner (while supplies last) at this free event!

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Open Mic Night
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night

Performances range from stand up to singing to poetry to singing karaoke to just talking about thoughts!

Sign up at the door. All performances subject to Union and University policies.

May contain adult content.

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Film: Instructions Not Included (PG-13)
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Instructions Not Included (PG-13)

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

An irresponsible playboy (Eugenio Derbez) must grow up quickly when a former lover gives him their daughter to raise -- then leaves without a trace.

Co-sponsored with LULAC. Support K-State’s LULAC by purchasing chips and candy at the door!

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Concert featuring T-Pain Rescheduled to May 4
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Concert featuring T-Pain Rescheduled to May 4

The May 2 T-Pain concert presented by Union Program Council has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Bramlage Coliseum. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Student tickets that have already been distributed will be honored for the new date, no exchange necessary.

Student tickets are available now and public ticket sales begin Wednesday, April 17.

FREE for K-State students with ID.
Limit one ticket per person (limit of 4 K-State student IDs)
$15 + fees & taxes for military with ID
$20 + fees & taxes for public

Student tickets available April 11 at Bramlage Coliseum.
Public tickets on sale April 17 at Bramlage Coliseum, online at kstatesports.com or by phone at 1-800-221-2287.

Limited floor tickets given to K-State students with valid ID at UPC tables ONLY on April 10, 16 & 23 in the K-State Student Union.

Student ticket and valid student ID must be present for entry.
Clear bag policy and adequate security measures will be in effect at Bramlage.
Walk through metal detectors will be in use.
Songs may contain some explicit language.
No photography/video-taping!

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Game Night
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Game Night

Bored tonight? Come play board games and other fun card games! Enjoy free pizza and snacks (while supplies last)! Our game library consists of Catan, Uno, Codenames, Pictionary, and many more classics!

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Film: Instructions Not Included (PG-13)
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Instructions Not Included (PG-13)

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

An irresponsible playboy (Eugenio Derbez) must grow up quickly when a former lover gives him their daughter to raise -- then leaves without a trace.

Co-sponsored with LULAC. Support K-State’s LULAC by purchasing chips and candy at the door!

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Free concert featuring DaniLeigh
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Free concert featuring DaniLeigh

Up-and-coming artist DaniLeigh will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 on Bosco Student Plaza.

Known for her song “Lil Bebe,” DaniLeigh’s latest album, “The Plan,” dropped in November 2018. She apprenticed with Prince and is preparing to perform in three different countries this summer. Learn more and see her tour dates here.

The 23-year-old singing and dancing phenomenon cut her teeth in the business when she directed a music video for her late mentor, Prince. She enhanced her buzz with back-to-back jams “Play” (featuring Kap G) and “Lurkin’”, and is here to continue her mission of making music that both sounds and feels good with “Lil Bebe”.

The South Florida native had music in her blood, singing from a young age. As an early teen, DaniLeigh recorded YouTube covers of songs like Musiq Soulchild’s “So Beautiful,” though she wasn’t quite ready for the big time. It wasn’t until a few years later when she moved to Los Angeles at 16 that DaniLeigh began harnessing her craft. In LA she found her footing in the music industry, starting with dancing. “I was dancing in music videos, commercials, you name it,” she recalls. “From there, I met a lot of producers onset and just networked.” Singing became the secret weapon, as DaniLeigh would reveal her chops and be invited to studios for recording sessions. However, a life-changing encounter with the legendary Prince would be the real catalyst.

After learning of DaniLeigh’s talents as a dancer (through a one-minute video clip), the Purple One reached out to have her direct his video for “Breakfast Can Wait” at just 18 years old. Prince ultimately took DaniLeigh under his wing, mentoring her budding singing career. His untimely death in 2016 left a void in DaniLeigh’s life, though his presence is still felt as DaniLeigh’s star is only getting brighter.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the K-State Student Union Courtyard.

For more information on this free event, visit kstateupc.com or call 785-532-6571.


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Tea Time
May
2
4:00 PM16:00

Tea Time

Create your own floral arrangement while sipping on tea and enjoying a scone. Flowers, vases, ribbon, tea, and scones provided. Free event! 

Photo submissions from the 44th Annual Student Photography Contest will be displayed at this event. Vote for your favorite entry as part of the "People's Choice" award! 

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Free screening of the film "Good Boys"
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Free screening of the film "Good Boys"

Pick up vouchers located outside of the UPC office on the ground floor of the Union or click here for a free screening of Good Boys.

Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father's drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max's dad can figure out what happened.

Co-sponsored with Universal Pictures at K-State.

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Film: Glass (PG-13)
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Glass (PG-13)

Friday, April 26
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union

Saturday, April 27
7 & 9:30 PM * Wildcat Chamber, First Floor, K-State Student Union

FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

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Box City
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Box City

  • Waters Quad, Kansas State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The purpose of this event is to help raise awareness for homelessness within the Manhattan community and abroad. Participants will build shelters out of cardboard boxes to sleep in overnight. Once assembled, participants can create care kits with toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, chapstick, and more, which will be donated to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. Care kit items will be provided. Guest speakers from the Manhattan Emergency Shelter and ShelterBox will speak to homelessness in our community. 

At 8:30 am on Saturday, there will be bagels and juice for participants to enjoy while reflecting on their experience during Box City. 

Register at http://www.ksurotaract.com/box-city. Suggested donation of $5 per person or 3 canned goods which will be given to the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Co-sponsored with the Rotaract Club at Kansas State University.

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K-Chella (Student Musical Festival)
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

K-Chella (Student Musical Festival)

Enjoy some K-State musical talent at this K-Chella event (student music festival)! Performers/groups were selected at auditions and will showcase their talents for you at this event! In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the Courtyard, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union. The bands: Ben Chaverin * FiveSix * The Manhattan Project * Just For Fun

Enjoy a bounce house, photobooth, Snow cones, giveaways, and more!

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Film: Glass (PG-13)
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Glass (PG-13)

Friday, April 26
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union

Saturday, April 27
7 & 9:30 PM * Wildcat Chamber, First Floor, K-State Student Union

FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

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Farmers Market
Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

Farmers Market

The K-State Farmers Market was established in March 2016 and is typically held on the last Wednesday of every March, April, September, and October. The market features a variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of the K-State Family (students, student organizations, and faculty/staff). K-State Farmers Markets are open to the community. Cash preferred. Co-sponsored with Wildcat Wellness Coalition. 

In case of inclement weather, the Farmers Market will be moved inside to the Union Courtyard, ground floor of the K-State Student Union.

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Islamophobia in America: Perceptions of Islam in the Age of Trump (Lecture & Discussion)
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Islamophobia in America: Perceptions of Islam in the Age of Trump (Lecture & Discussion)

Increase your awareness of the rising levels of Islamophobia in the United States in relationship to the 2016 presidential election cycle with Isra Chaker. We will also promote discussion through the Hijab for A Day event.

Enjoy free food at this free lecture and discussion. Co-sponsored with the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at K-State Libraries, Michael W. Suleiman Chair in Arab-American Studies, Muslim Student Association, and K-State Political Science.

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Hijab Day
Apr
18
11:30 AM11:30

Hijab Day

Free hijab scarves at this free event! Then attend the free Islamophobia in America lecture and discussion at 5:30 pm, April 18 in the Bluemont Room on the Union’s second floor. Co-sponsored with the Muslim Student Association.

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44th Annual Student Photography Contest
Apr
15
to Apr 30

44th Annual Student Photography Contest

44th Annual UPC Student Photo Contest Rules

Photographs may be submitted to upc@ksu.edu April 15-30, 2019.  Please put “Photo Contest” in the subject line of the e-mail.

  1. Photographs may be in color, black and white, digitally altered, or any other reasonable facsimile of photography.

  2. Any photographs which have previously been entered in this contest will not be admissible.

  3. Only ONE (1) photo may be submitted per person. 

  4. Each entry must be no larger than 20 MB.

  5. The theme for this competition is “Growth”. Photographs entered in the contest are expected to display your interpretation of the theme. All photos will be judged on adherence to this theme.

  6. In order to enter you must be a current K-State student. Your student status will be checked prior to judging. 

  7. Participants must sign the rules and participate in the contest to have their picture displayed online.

  8. Entries will be judged by judges who will remain anonymous. Judging is to be based on technical quality, visual design, originality, adherence to the theme, and overall presentation. No judge will be allowed to submit a photo to be judged or judge a photo where they have a personal interest. The decision of the judges is final. 

Prizes:
1st place - $100 Amazon gift card
2nd place - $75 Amazon gift card
3rd place - $50 Amazon gift card
A special category (one winner) will be honored for “People’s Choice.” The winner will receive a $25 Union gift card. The “People’s Choice” winner will be chosen by votes at the photo showcase, printed by UPC, as a part of the Tea Time event in the Bluemont Room in the Union from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Participants will receive notification of the winners via email on May 8, 2019.

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Double-feature anime films: Ponyo (G) and Spirited Away (PG)
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Double-feature anime films: Ponyo (G) and Spirited Away (PG)

Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13
Ponyo at 7 pm & Spirited Away at 9:15 pm each night
Both films on Saturday will have subtitles!
Wildcat Chamber, First Floor, K-State Student Union
Free & open to the public! 
Co-sponsored with the Asian American Student Union

Ponyo
During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess encounters a human boy named Sosuke, who gives her the name Ponyo. Ponyo longs to become human, and as her friendship with Sosuke grows, she becomes more humanlike. Ponyo's father brings her back to their ocean kingdom, but so strong is Ponyo's wish to live on the surface that she breaks free, and in the process, spills a collection of magical elixirs that endanger Sosuke's village.

Spirited Away
In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

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Free Kickball Tournament
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Free Kickball Tournament

  • Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex, Baseball Diamonds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get outside and get active! Compete in a free kickball tournament for current K-State students for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $300! Your team must consist of 9 - 11 players, and we’ll have up to 16 teams in the tournament. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2TjSC23. When you register, we will ask for your team name, team captain, and contact information. Co-sponsored with YoungLife College.

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