Southwest Kansas alumni enjoy Jayhawk Tumble

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 in Alumni News and News

The University of Kansas might be located in the northeast corner of the state, but that doesn’t mean we forget about our Jayhawks out west.

Last weekend, the Southwest Kansas Chapter hosted their annual event, the Southwest Jayhawk Tumble. More than 60 alumni, fans and friends attended, including Michael Adrusak, l’13, a recent transplant to the area.

“As a recent KU Law grad who moved to Ulysses to begin a career, I often get puzzled looks when people find out I had never been to southwest Kansas before,” Michael says. “I usually respond that the opportunities available out here cannot be ignored. That said, I acknowledge that getting to know others can be tough.”

“However, it just became easier. I have been both happy and surprised to find a strong Rock Chalk presence in southwest Kansas thanks to the KU Alumni Association. I attended the Southwest Tumble and participated in the silent auction, enjoyed good food and drinks, met some very thoughtful and accomplished alumni and most importantly, watched KU exact a brutal revenge on the Longhorns!”

Michael adds, “I appreciate the Alumni Association’s efforts in bringing together KU’s alumni base in southwest Kansas and look forward to engaging with that fine group of people.”

Chapter president Erick Nordling, c’79, said, “We had a rousing good time at our annual Tumble last at the Country Club in Liberal. We saw a lot of familiar faces, but drew a number of new people to the event too.  The KU Libraries’ Naismith exhibit was a superb look into an important aspect of KU’s history, basketball.”

“And, of course, it was especially nice cheering on KU to beat Texas!” he added.

If you are interested in participating in Southwest Chapter activities, visit the chapter website or join the the Southwest Kansas Jayhawks on Facebook.

Watch the slideshow below to see pictures from Tumble, or click here to download the photos on Flickr.

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