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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.