KU’s Student Alumni Network expands Restaurant Partner Program

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in News

Students at Home Football Friday sponsored by Truity Credit Union | Restaurant Partner Program
Eight Lawrence restaurants will participate in the KU Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Network Restaurant Partner Program, which offers students a variety of food selections for network events and activities throughout the academic year. The restaurants featured in the program are the exclusive provider in each cuisine category.

Returning as partners for the third consecutive year are Bigg’s BBQ (barbecue), Hot Box Cookies (dessert), Jefferson’s Restaurant (burgers and wings), McAlister’s Deli (sandwiches), Papa Keno’s Pizzeria (pizza) and Salty Iguana (Mexican). Hy-Vee supermarkets, with two locations in Lawrence, return for the second consecutive year as the exclusive grocery store partner. New this year is Merchants Pub & Plate, which is the official farm-to-table food provider. Students also will be able to win gift cards and receive discounts, special offers and giveaways from each of the restaurant partners at Student Alumni Network events and through the network’s social media channels.

Since its inception in 2017, the Restaurant Partner Program has helped increase membership in the Student Alumni Network from 1,400 students to nearly 6,000 this year, making it the largest student alumni organization on campus and in the Big 12 Conference. The program is one of many benefits offered to SAN members, along with access to the Jayhawk Career Network, which includes an online mentoring platform and networking events; discounts with local and national businesses; a free mobile app; and other exclusive gifts. Membership in SAN is free for all KU undergraduate and graduate students, thanks to funding provided by the Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

“We are incredibly grateful for the continuous support of our current restaurant partners, and we welcome the addition of Merchants Pub & Plate as our newest food provider,” said Heath Peterson, d’04, g’09, Association president. “These partnerships have been invaluable in helping us strengthen our connection with KU students, and we’re excited to expand our range of programs, services and food offerings for Jayhawks this year.”

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KU Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Network announces partnership with seven local restaurants

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in News

Student Alumni Network restaurant program

Seven Lawrence restaurants will participate in the KU Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Network Restaurant Partner Program, which offers students a variety of food selections for network events throughout the academic year. The restaurants featured in the program are the exclusive provider in each cuisine category.

Returning as partners for the second consecutive year are Bigg’s BBQ (barbecue), Hot Box Cookies (dessert), Jefferson’s Restaurant (burgers and wings), McAlister’s Deli (sandwiches), Papa Keno’s Pizzeria (pizza) and The Salty Iguana (Mexican).

New this year is the addition of Hy-Vee supermarkets, with two locations in Lawrence, which will serve as the official grocery store partner.

Students also will be able to win gift cards and receive discounts, special offers and giveaways from each of the restaurant partners at Student Alumni Network events and through the network’s social media channels.

The Restaurant Partner Program is one of many benefits offered to KU students in the Student Alumni Network, the largest student organization on campus. Other benefits include access to the Jayhawk Career Network, which includes an online mentoring platform and networking events; free food at student events; discounts with local and national businesses; a free mobile app; and other exclusive gifts.

Membership in the Student Alumni Network is free for all KU undergraduate and graduate students, thanks to funding provided by the Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

“We are thrilled to have the support of these popular Lawrence businesses,” said Heath Peterson, Association president. “Thanks to these partnerships, KU students will receive more programs, benefits and opportunities throughout the school year, as well as delicious food at many Student Alumni Network events.”

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New students learn about KU at Hawk Fest, Traditions Night

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in News

Hawk Fest 2017

Students new to the Hill mingled with fellow Jayhawks and learned how to get involved at Hawk Fest, an annual event coordinated by the Student Alumni Network, the Office of First-Year Experience and the Student Involvement and Leadership Center.

More than 600 student organizations and activities were represented at the information fair, and students enjoyed plenty of freebies and giveaways including T-shirts, food and coupons.

The Student Alumni Network unveiled its new Restaurant Partner Program at the event, with five students winning gift cards and other items from the five participating restaurants. Congratulations to the lucky students:

  • Haley Mitchell, Papa Keno’s gift card
  • Emily Overton, Hot Box Cookies gift card
  • Alex Fesi, Bigg’s BBQ gift card
  • Alexandria Williams, Jefferson’s gift card
  • Tatum Boyer, Salty Iguana

After Hawk Fest, students headed next door to Memorial Stadium to learn how to wave the wheat, perform the fight song clap, and hear from KU celebrities and coaches.

Local personality and talk show host Mike Anderson, g’06, PhD’12, served as the evening’s emcee.

Check out the slideshows below to see pictures from both events, or visit our Flickr page. Photos may be downloaded for personal use. If you’re a current KU student, be sure to activate your Student Alumni Network membership! Download the KU Alumni app and register, or complete the activation form online.

Hawk Fest 2017

Traditions Night 2017

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