Video: Sarah Smarsh at Liberty Hall
Journalist Sarah Smarsh, c’03, j’03, brought her 12-city book tour for Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth to Lawrence’s Liberty Hall Sept. 25. The southeastern Kansas native discussed the role education—including her time at KU—played in her drive to escape poverty while remaining true to the place she calls home.
Video: KU Mentoring Program
Listen to Keon Stowers, c’15, explains how mentorships changed his life, and Lay’Trion Jones, c’18, shares how his relationship with Keon helped him get to where he is today. The KU Alumni Association is proud to announce the launch of KU Mentoring, a program that allows Jayhawk students and alumni to share their knowledge and life experiences with other Jayhawks.
Video: Front and Center
Watch as University architect Jim Modig, a,’73, and former University architect, Warren Corman, e’50, guide a tour of KU’s Central District. The Integrated Science Building is the focal point, but it’s joined by new student housing, parking, a new Burge Union, and a utility plant. Read more about the Central District transformation in issue No. 4, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Central District Construction Timelapse
Video: Change of Command
Hear from longtime Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center director Ed Pavey, who retired in June after leading the center for nearly 25 years, and Darin Beck, who succeeds Pavey as KLETC’s new executive director. Read more in issue No. 4, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Training Kansas’ Finest
The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, a division of KU Professional & Continuing Education, trains the majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers. Watch as Gary Warner, a 28-year law enforcement veteran and KLETC instructor, explains the weeklong firearms training course and how the center takes a building-blocks approach to ensure all officers learn proper gun handling and safety skills. Read more in issue No. 4, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Simply the Best
No KU team has won more national titles than the debate squad, and championship No. 6—captured in March after a record-setting season— may be the most impressive of all. The team’s season was covered in issue No. 3, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video courtesy of KU Marketing Communications.
Video: View to a Thrill
Watch as librarians Beth Whittaker and Becky Schulte lead KU Alumni Association videographer Dan Storey on a tour of Kenneth Spencer Research Library’s renovated North Gallery. The gallery, featured in issue No. 2, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine, now includes an array of interactive displays that introduce visitors to the research library’s fascinating collections, as well as a newly framed Campanile vista that is perhaps unrivaled on Mount Oread.
Download: Champs poster
After clinching at least a share of their record-setting 14th-consecutive conference championship Feb. 24 at Texas Tech, the Jayhawks and unanimous Big 12 Player of the Year Devonte’ Graham (4) on Feb. 26 won the title outright with an 80-70 victory over Texas in Allen Field House. Download the poster, included in issue No. 2, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: The Mighty ’Hawks
Driven by their love for the game, a group of dedicated sports club athletes is leading a hockey resurgence at KU. The team is led by volunteer coach Andy McConnell, j’16, who wrapped up his playing career two years ago. The KU Hockey Club is one of 31 sports club teams on campus and is featured in issue No. 1, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Creature Feature
A famous fossil and its prey showcase the newest space on Mount Oread. A Tylosaurus proriger—essentially a sea monster with giant teeth—was installed in the Earth, Energy and Environment Center’s atrium. The installation also includes a fossil sea turtle that was quarried from Kansas by a former KU student. Read more in issue No. 1, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Fortissimo Fan Fare
Carrying on traditions that date back to the days when the Jayhawks played in Hoch Auditorium, the men’s basketball band fills Allen Field House with an energizing mix of musicianship, enthusiasm, school spirit and just plain fun. Hear director Sharon Toulouse, f’97, g’05, and many of her talented musicians explain the stories behind their rites and rituals, and read more about it in issue No. 2, 2017, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Blues Masters
“Blues Masters at the Crossroads” is an annual two-day blues concert at Salina’s Blue Heaven Studios. The studio and festival are owned by Acoustic Sounds, a vinyl LP mail-order business founded in the 1980s by Louisianan Chad Kassem and now overseen by Chief Operating Officer Marc Sheforgen, j’99 [“In the Groove,” Kansas Alumni magazine, issue No. 6, 2016]. This video is a 22-minute film featuring the 2011 Blues Masters at the Crossroads.
Video: Changing a Space Into a Place
The Spencer Museum of Art reopened to the public Saturday, Oct. 15, after an 18-month renovation that transformed exhibition and educational spaces. Kansas Alumni magazine featured the Spencer renovation as the cover story of issue No. 5, 2016. The article is available online. Saralyn Reece Hardy, c’76, g’94, director of the Spencer Museum, shares more in this video.
Video: From Scratch
Rick Martin, ’97, award-winning head chef and co-owner of Limestone Pizza Kitchen and Bar, dishes on his introduction to cooking, his food philosophy and the secret behind the pizza voted Best In Lawrence two years in a row. Watch our video to hear from Martin, and read more in issue No. 4, 2016, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Open for Business
Take a peek inside the School of Business’ new building, Capitol Federal Hall, where expansive, flexible design encourages collaborative learning and innovation is welcome. More details and images of the school’s new space can be found in issue No. 3, 2016, of Kansas Alumni magazine, which is available online.
Video: Hail to the Hawks
To celebrate the University’s sesquicentennial—and the 70-year anniversary of Hal Sandy’s smiling Jayhawk—the Alumni Association reprised the popular 2003 Jayhawks on Parade and commissioned three Lawrence artists to create a new flock of ‘Hawks. See our interviews with the artists on their creative methods, and read Issue No. 2, 2016 of Kansas Alumni magazine for more on their pieces.
Video: At First Light
Michael Strickland, e’15, points to a family trip to the Grand Canyon where his interest in landscape photography began. Watch our video to hear from Strickland on the challenges of shooting on film in the digital age, and read more about his career in issue No. 1, 2016 of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Ode to Joy
When Swarthout Recital Hall reopened after a full renovation, the KU school of music held a Distinguished Alumni Concert to commemorate the history of the building and celebrate the future. Hear from alumni who performed at the concert, and read issue No. 3, 2015 of Kansas Alumni magazine to get the full story of the recital hall refurbishing.
Video: Lights, Camera, Action
The 16,300 in Allen Fieldhouse don’t need much help to get excited for KU basketball games, but Rock Chalk Video’s behind-the-scenes work makes every game unforgettable. Meet the faces behind the player intros, hype videos, and gameday operations in the Fieldhouse, and read our story in issue No. 1, 2015 of Kansas Alumni magazine.
Video: Face to Face
Elsa Rhae Pageler, c’13, takes makeup artistry to a new level by using her face as a canvas. Her work led her to hundreds of thousands of Youtube views and a feature in issue No. 5, 2014 of Kansas Alumni magazine, which is available online. Watch Elsa Rhae’s video of a 2015 contest entry that won a $10,000 prize.
Video: Track Champions Greeted with Ovation
As senior triple and long jumper Andrea Geubelle, d’14, stepped onto James Naismith Court carrying aloft the NCAA women’s track and field championship trophy, flanked by teammates and coaches following close behind, a Sunday afternoon crowd of about 300 stood and cheered the first NCAA championship team in the history of KU women’s athletics. Watch our video from the celebration, and read more in issue No. 4, 2013, of Kansas Alumni magazine.