Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

This Week in KU History

  • The University of Kansas Board of Regents chooses acclaimed state public health advocate Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine to become dean of the KU School of Medicine.

  • KU would run, Kentucky would shoot 3-point shots. In the end, KU beat the Wildcats by the unbelievable score of 150-95. Terry Brown (pictured) led the Jayhawks, scoring 31 points in only 19 minutes of play. No KU starter played more than 28 minutes in the contest.

  • A glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly, one of a group of artists who revolutionized the concept of glass art in the second half of the twentieth century, is given to the Spencer Museum of Art by KU alums Larry and Barbara Marshall and installed in the museum’s Central Court.

  • A $58 million gift from the estate of the late Madison “Al” and Lila Self will provide direct support to benefit students. The Selfs donated a total of $106 million to KU, making them the most generous private donors in the history of KU.

  • Harold "Hal" Sandy, the creator of the 1946 Happy Jayhawk, passes. He was believed to be 94. Sandy created the Jayhawk after the end of World War II while a student at KU. He sold the copyright to the KU Bookstore for $250.

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