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Campus Court Blood Drive

This Wednesday Campus Court has teamed up with the Community Blood Center to host a blood drive in the Campus Court Clubhouse Basketball Court from 3pm-6pm. We are calling all those who are willing and able to donate to save lives! Why should we donate? In the U.S., someone needs a blood transfusion every two to three seconds, and 95% of all Americans will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Last year, blood donations to Long Island blood Services increased by 12 percent, but that is not enough to keep up with demand, let alone offset the loss of blood that can no longer be imported from Europe due to new FDA regulations. So, why is blood use rising? About four million people receive blood transfusions in the U.S. every year. This Figure is expected to increase in years to come due to: •the aging of the population; •the rising number of surgeries performed in the U.S. that require transfusions (such as open-heart surgery and knee-replacement and hip-replacement operations); and •the increase in procedures and surgeries, such as organ transplants that require numerous transfusions. According to LIBS, a bone marrow transplant patient needs three weeks of transfusions and a person undergoing a liver-transplant operation requires 20 units of blood or more. As the need for blood increases, the pool of donors has not. Long Island's donation rate is below our nation's average; less than two percent of eligible Long Islanders donate blood. Nationwide, 60 percent of Americans are eligible blood donors but only 5 percent donate annually. Polls show that 76 percent of Americans expect blood to be available when they need it, but 72 percent underestimate the demand for blood. Campus Court is offering you the chance to help out those in need by donating. Come up to the clubhouse or call us at 785-842-5111 to schedule your appointment OR you can just come in during the time. Lets all Step up and Donate to help out!!
June 03 @ 12:11 PM | Tags: , , , , , ,
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KU Heads to Sweet 16 Yet Again!

There were no rousing halftime speeches. No venom spewed from his mouth, nor did he express disbelief at his team’s miserable 25 percent shooting in the first half. Instead, Bill Self told his team to talk among themselves at halftime and walked out of the locker room. When he was gone, the one senior from Kansas City, Travis Releford, took over. He told the team if they didn’t play better, they had 20 minutes left in their season. And Releford had no intention of losing his final collegiate game in his hometown, which currently stood at 30-21 in favor of North Carolina. “Definitely was personal for me,” Releford said. “We can go out there and leave it all out on the court or we can let them roll over us like they did the first half.” Kansas didn’t roll over. Releford and the three other Jayhawk seniors made sure their second half performance bought them another 40 minutes, dispatching North Carolina 70-58 to advance to the Sweet 16 in Dallas, where the Jayhawks will face No. 4 seed Michigan. First, senior center Jeff Withey blocked a layup 20 seconds into the half. He scored on the ensuing offensive possession after Kansas grabbed two offensive rebounds. The next trip down the court Releford made the team’s first 3-pointer of the NCAA Tournament, whittling North Carolina’s lead to four points. Withey followed with a one-handed dunk from the middle of the lane after his defender moved out of the way. Later, senior guard Elijah Johnson buried a 3-pointer, tying the game at 35. Except, really it wasn’t. Not even five minutes had elapsed in the half and already Kansas had deflated the Tar Heels. “You could tell with our fans giving us that confidence and we keep on feeding off of it, you can tell that they started to kind of fall back on their heels more,” sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe said. Kansas spent the first 11 minutes of the second half on an extended 33-10 run behind 22 points from Withey and Releford, so it’s hard to pick out the best moment during that stretch. But one of the prime candidates came midway through the first half after Tharpe procured a steal. He drove into the lane, but instead of challenging his defender, he slipped a behind-the-back pass to Releford who dropped it in for a 47-38 lead and drew the foul. As the horn sounded to signal a television timeout, Johnson ran over to a section of Kansas fans near the corner of the floor, flailed his arm and screamed “Let’s go!” The Jayhawks are going. Going to Dallas and going to the Sweet 16. Really, it will be the Jayhawks’ first neutral-site game of the postseason. After spending both the Big 12 Tournament and the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament at the Sprint Center, the Kansas City arena started to feel like an extension of Allen Fieldhouse. “We got the crowd into it so it was like a home game for us,” Releford said. “It sounded just like it (Allen Fieldhouse) almost, minus the student section. It was loud.” It was really the first time the Kansas faithful had a strong reason to cheer all weekend. Kansas shot 5-8 from 3-point range in the second half after not making a single 3-pointer in the first three halves of the tournament. Tharpe went 3-4 from 3-point range and four Jayhawks scored in double figures led by Releford’s 22 points on 9-13 shooting. “When Naadir came in we were a better team,” Self said. “It allowed Elijah to bump off and guard. They play two point guards a lot. We were able to play them with two point guards as opposed to a 3-man and a point.” After combining to commit seven first-half turnovers, center Jeff Withey and forward Kevin Young committed just four in the second half, allowing them to be more productive in the low post on offense. The Tar Heels, however, struggled to score all game. Their only big man, James Michael McAdoo, kept having his shots swatted by Withey, who finished with 16 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks. *written by Geoffrey Calvert of the UDK
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Campus Court Current Specials!!

As you begin your apartment search for the 2013-2014 school year at KU look NO Further!! Campus Court Student Apartments are the perfect match for your living needs. We are within a mile from the KU Campus right on the 11 bus route. There are great extra perks you can get from living here as well. We have a resort style pool open 9am-11pm EVERYDAY, FREE tanning for residents, work out facilities, basketball court, 2 Dog Parks, 24 hour emergency maitinance, FREE Parking, a business center open 24 hours, and a beautiful clubhouse which house the bulk of our resident events. Once a week each month we throw a seasonal related event for residents and friends where FREE food, drinks, and PRIZES that people can win are provided. Currently our 1 Bedroom Apartments are $705 dollars per month while our 2 Bedroom apartments are $449 PER BEDROOM. Need a roommate? No Problem!! WE have a great roommate match system that can match you with the perfect roommate who shares your likes and interests. If you sign with us we can give you $100 dollars off your second month rent AND print out or mention THIS blog post or ask for Steve, we can WAIVE the application fee for you right on the spot! Hurry and come in to take a tour and sign a lease with us because rooms are filling up and if you sign NOW you can lock in the current rate and not pay more later! Give us a call at 785-842-5111, email us at campuscourt@greystar.com or just come on in a sign TODAY!! We are open 7 days a week for YOU!!
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May 13

Study Tips for Finals!!

It's that time of the year! FINALS!! Today is the first day of finals but the week is FAR from over!! Here are some study tips to get you through!! 1. Count your way forward. Many students, when starting to think about preparing for finals, look at the dates of their finals, then count their way back. "Biology final on Wednesday? That's two or three studying days needed. I guess I'll start hitting the books on Sunday." A far better idea is to count up from the day the study questions are handed out (or if your prof doesn't bother with such niceties, a week before the exam) to the day the exam will take place. "Seven days? Then I'll divide the course into sevenths and study two weeks' worth of lectures each day." 2. Shed some commitments. You'll find you have a lot easier time studying if you make extra time for it. Put off any unnecessary social obligations or family commitments. And, if you're working, try if at all possible to take 10 days off for final exam period (or at least trim your work schedule). Even a few strategically placed extra hours can make the difference between doing just OK on finals and doing a really great job. 3. "Triage" your study time. Some students think they should spend equal amounts of time preparing for each of their finals. Instead, proportion your study time to how hard the final is likely to be and how well you already know the material. 4. Figure out what's covered. One of the most important things you need to be clear about is what materials are going to be tested on the final. Are readings and discussion sections included, or is the final going to focus almost exclusively on material from the lectures? Is the final going to concentrate on materials since the midterm or is it going to be a comprehensive or cumulative final? Knowing the extent—and the limits—of the exam will make it much easier to organize and structure your studying. 5. Decide if it's going to be a grand tour or lots of local attractions. Professors have two strategies in making up finals. Some profs design a single, big question or two; other professors give a series of more focused questions, each covering some single issue in the course. Before you start studying, make sure you've figured out your professor's test-construction strategy. 6. Torture the samples. In the typical college course, there are many resources available that give you specific information about what questions will appear on the final. Sometimes, the professor or TA simply drops hints about what "would make for a good final exam question." But other times, the questions are right there in the open. A study guide, sample final, or set of review questions can often furnish questions amazingly close to the actual exam questions. 7. Study with a group only if it makes sense. Many students believe (mistakenly) that a study group always affords an advantage: more brain power plus peer pressure to crack the books. This works well when your study buddies are at least as smart as you. Exam time isn't charity time. 8. Cram with the professor (or TA). One of the best—and at some colleges, most under-used—resources is the review session. Here the professor (or sometimes the TA) will give you a window into the final. He or she might sum up the high points of the course, do sample questions or problems, give study tips, or sometimes just divulge about how he or she was thinking about the topics of the course. In any event, it's the single biggest help in studying for the final. 9. Leverage your notes (when allowed). Increasingly, professors are allowing students to bring their notes and books to the exam. Rather than the trick question, "gotcha!" kind of exam, these professors want to see how well you can express your ideas, given the data. Be sure your notes are in tip-top shape if you're given this chance. 10. Read the instructions—and make a plan. When you get to the exam and get your test sheet, take the time to carefully survey the format of the test. How many questions are you being asked to answer? Is there a choice? How much does each part count? Then make a (tentative) plan—right up front, before you start working—of how much time you're going to devote to each question. 11. Ask other students who have taken the class before what to expect. Chances are someone in your residence hall, fraternity/sorority, group of friends, or somewhere has taken your class before. Ask around to find out what the course final is often like and what you'll need to do to be as prepared as possible. **Star Tip. Don't waste too much time outlining your answers, writing down formulas you've memorized, or (when given a choice) starting a question and then stopping and starting another question. You're being graded on the quality of your answer, not on notes to yourself or false starts.** 12. Be sure to develop your answers fully. Many students don't realize that, on essay exams, part of what's being graded is how well you develop and explain your answer, not just how correct it is. Consider explaining your points in more detail so that someone unfamiliar with the answer would know, just from what you say, what the answer is. 13. Make it easy on the grader. In many courses, the professor or other person grading will have 70 finals to read in a space of two or three days, which means about 10 or 15 minutes per exam. You're more likely to get a good grade if you: make clear which question you're answering; begin to give your answer in the very first sentence of your essay; show all work in a problem-based exam; and, above all, write neatly. 14. Pace yourself. Two or three hours is a long time. Think of the final exam as a work session, divided into a number of sub-sessions. Take a few-minute break between each question or part. Approach each question separately from the rest. 15. Don't panic too soon. In three hours, confronted with a number of questions of varying degrees of difficulty, there are bound to be ups and downs—times you're feeling better, and worse, about how the test is going. Ignore such instantaneous feedback. Most tests are designed to have some harder questions, and in any case, such self evaluation is often wrong. 16. Stay 'til the bitter end. It's amazing to see, but many students leave before the exam is over. That's never a good thing to do, since there are always problems to be checked over or essays to be added to or proofread. Even making a single correction to a problem, or adding a single point to an essay (don't be afraid to pencil a paragraph into the margin or on top of the page), can spell the difference between a good grade and a not-so-good grade. Best of luck on your finals!
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February 13

"It Gets Better" event coming to Lawrence, KS

On Saturday February 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM, make plans to check out "It Gets Better" at the Lied Center! The It Gets Better project aims to bring awareness to bullying with a message of unity and hope. Started in 2010, the project shed light on teen suicides following bullying for being gay. The event will feature locally submitted "It Gets Better" videos, local and national choirs with an overreaching message of tolerance, diversity and hope. Tickets are available at the Lied Center ticket office or online at lied.ku.edu for $7 (students/children) or $17 (adults). For all the details, check out http://www.lawrence.com/news/2013/feb/10/lawrence-establishes-anti-bullying-efforts/.
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