This Week in KU History
Tuesday, January 17, 1978
The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas is opened to the public.
Friday, January 18, 1924
A satirical song written by KU student Helen May Marcell entitled "Daddy Swiped Our Last Clean Sheet and Joined the Ku Klux Klan" is reportedly first published on this date. It was later recorded on KKK Records with the artist listed as "100% Americans". Marcell also wrote other musical comedies for performance at KU.
Saturday, January 18, 1986KU grad Steven Hawley, NASA Mission Specialist, returns to earth aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-61-C. It was the second of his five space missions aboard the Shuttle.
Wednesday, January 19, 1910
KU hosts the first annual National Conference of Schools of Journalism, featuring a keynote address by Arthur Brisbane, chief editorial writer for the Hearst newspaper chain.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Dick Wintermote, the former Executive Director of the KU Alumni Association, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.