Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

This Week in KU History

  • The State of Kansas grants an official charter to the Kansas University Endowment Association.

  • A group of KU women students launch a “Lips that touch liquor will never touch mine” campaign.

  • The LJ-World reports that Pharmacy Dean L. E. Sayre declared that inexpensive corn oil may be the wave of the future. "We are continuing our work to determine its importance in cooking, and to prove that corn oil may be used interchangeably in culinary operations with cotton seed and olive oils."
  • The Young Women’s Christian Association acquires Henley House, which will become a “gathering place” for KU women and the scene of an “experiment” in integrated undergraduate student housing.

  • The KU Memorial Unions held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Jayhawk Collection exhibit's grand opat 3:20 pm on January 29, 2015, on level two of the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard in Lawrence. 


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