Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

This Week in KU History

  • Hillcrest House, located less than a block from KU’s campus, formally begins its run as an “organized house” for independent women students.

  • KU's performance art center, The Lied Center, opens to the public with a six-day run of "The Secret Garden." The $14.3 million center was a gift of the Lied Foundation Trust. It is dedicated to former KU student Ernst Lied's parents Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied.

  • The KU Natural History Museum, the KU Memorial Unions and KUHistory.com have teamed up to present The Adventures of Lewis Lindsay Dyche and the Advent of Kansas Conservation.  The presentation will be held on Sunday, November 4th beginning at 7 p.m.
  • KU History, the KU Med Store and the KU Medical Center Archives have teamed together to give the original Jay Doc mascot costume a new home in the Orr-Major building, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, on the KU Medical School campus.

  • Clint Bowen, former KU football player and KU assistant coach for 16 years, replaces Charlie Weis as interim Head Football Coach. Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger made the change after KU lost the first Big 12 conference game of the season to Texas by the score of 23-0.


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