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April 4, 2006
Contact: Kathy Talbot, SUA adviser, (785) 864-2434.

Student Union Activities announces 2006-07 board members

LAWRENCE — Student Union Activities at the University of Kansas has announced the 10 members of its 2006-07 board. For the past 67 years, SUA has provided a diverse schedule of social, recreational, educational and multicultural activities for the KU community.

With a $450,000 annual budget funded by student fees and the KU Memorial Unions, SUA brings in national acts, including comedian Carlos Mencia, rapper Chuck D and speakers such as Ken Carter, the Richmond, Calif., high school coach who inspired the movie “Coach Carter,” plus monthly and weekly events including poetry slams, open mic nights and tea time at the Kansas Union. The wide range of events SUA offers are chosen, planned and run by seven student-coordinated committees, including cultural arts, films, games, Hawk Nights, live music, social issues and special events.

Susan Hoffman, assistant director of Union Programs, and Kathy Talbot, student development adviser, serve as SUA advisers.

New SUA board members, including president, vice president, director of public relations and coordinators of the seven student committees, are listed below by name, hometown, major and level in school, parent names (when available), high school attended and SUA board leadership role.

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
Jenny Schwering, sophomore in art, daughter of Randolph and Barbara Schwering; Lawrence Free State High School; social issues committee coordinator.

ELLIS COUNTY
From Hays
Carlie Bittel, sophomore in pre-business administration, daughter of Susan Bittel; Hays High School, games committee coordinator.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Overland Park
Amanda Hallier, sophomore in journalism and mass communications (strategic communications emphasis), daughter of Rebecca Hallier; Shawnee Mission North High School; films committee coordinator.

From Prairie Village
Stephanie Altoro, freshman in Spanish and pre-business administration, daughter of Jose Luis and Ada Irma Altoro; Shawnee Mission East High School; cultural arts committee coordinator.

MIAMI COUNTY
From Paola
Adam Collins, junior in psychology, son of Bruce Collins; Paola High School; director of public relations.

SEDGWICK COUNTY
From Wichita
Tanner Burns, junior in journalism and mass communications (strategic communications emphasis), son of Craig and Lorry Burns; Trinity Academy; live music committee coordinator.

Stephanie Patyk, sophomore in pre-business accounting, daughter of Russell Patyk; Kapaun Mount Carmel High School; special events committee coordinator.

THOMAS COUNTY
From Colby
Taylor Miller, sophomore in Spanish and journalism and mass communications (strategic communications emphasis), son of Willard and Peggy Miller; Colby High School; Hawk Nights committee coordinator.

WYANDOTTE COUNTY
From Kansas City
Keyarash Jahanian, senior in business administration, son of Daryoush and Mahin Jananian; Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, Mo.; vice president.

IOWA
From West Des Moines
Bailey DeReus, junior in journalism and mass communications (strategic communications emphasis), Valley High School; president.

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