Jayhawks in the News | July 27

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.

 

Svi Mykhailiuk Prepares for ‘Life, Basketball, L.A.’ | NBA.com

Svi Mykhailiuk, c’18, was raised in a Ukrainian city of 300,000, spent four years among the University of Kansas’ student population and will now look to make his name in the second-largest city in America. But for the past two weeks, he turned heads in Las Vegas, not exactly someplace more inconspicuous.
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Governor Brown Appoints 12 Superior Court Judges | CA.gov

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 12 California superior court judges, which includes Timothy J. Hollenhorst, L’02, of Riverside, who has been named to an interim appointment for a judgeship in the Riverside County Superior Court.
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Quiet thunder: Hutchinson helped shape ACLU legal director of Kansas | The Hutchinson News

As she traveled, Lauren Bonds, c’09, said she often found “a more hostile work environment” in more conservative states. Still, she felt called home to Kansas. “I think that’s why I really wanted to work at ACLU of Kansas,” she said. “Though I went away and lived in different places and worked in different places, I think this is where the most important work is to be done … I have a lot of affection for my hometown, but I wanted to work where I feel like my work can make a difference. I want to make Kansas better too.”
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Allstate Taps Kohler Exec As New CMO | Ad Age

There’s a new top marketer at Allstate. The Northbrook, Illinois-based insurer has tapped Elizabeth Brady, j’86, a marketing veteran with experience on both the brand and agency sides, as executive VP-chief marketing, innovation and corporate relations officer.
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Quinter’s Michael Machen named 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year | The University of Kansas Medical Center

Michael Machen, c’77 MD’83, laughs easily when he talks about what all it means to be a doctor in a small rural town in Northwest Kansas. For more than three decades he’s been one of the primary health care providers for the 900 or so people in the farming community of Quinter and many others living in adjoining counties on the High Plains, where trees are sparse and the wind is your constant companion.
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Lawrence native named new manager of Johnson County | Lawrence Journal-World

The new leader of Johnson County — a Lawrence native with ongoing ties to the city — thinks there will be more opportunities for Johnson County and Lawrence to work together as both communities continue to grow. Earlier this month, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Penny Postoak Ferguson, b’92 g’94, as county manager for Johnson County.
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Jayhawks in the News | July 20

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in News

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Catching up with Perry Ellis in Las Vegas | The Wichita Eagle

Wichita native and former KU standout Perry Ellis, ’16, reflects on his basketball career in Las Vegas, where he’s playing with the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018 NBA Summer League.
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Interim provost partners with KU alumni to create drug addiction treatment, research center | University Daily Kansan

Two University alumni have partnered with Interim Provost Carl Lejuez to open a treatment center at the University to fight the national opioid epidemic. A $2 million contribution from Glady Cofrin and Daniel Logan made the center possible.
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Steinbock Joins Razorbacks | Arkansas Razorbacks

Courtney Steinbock, c’05, has been named the sixth head coach in Arkansas women’s tennis history. “In her successful coaching career, Courtney has displayed the same on court passion and competitive spirit that made her an outstanding student-athlete at the University of Kansas,” Hunter Yurachek, University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, said.
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Woodfin appoints director of cultural preservation to oversee Gaston Motel renovations | Alabama

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin created the position of director of cultural preservation. Denise E. Gilmore, b’77, was appointed to the role and started in July, according to the mayor’s office. “It’s important that we have someone in place to oversee the preservation and promotion of our local treasures, which is why I deemed it necessary to have someone like Denise Gilmore take the lead on this initiative,” Woodfin said in a statement.
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46 Days Until Kansas Football: The Lost Jayhawks – An Interview with Kevin Kopp | Rock Chalk Talk

Get to know Kevin Kopp, a defensive lineman at KU from 1993-1996. Kopp played on the 1995 team that went 10-2 and won the Aloha Bowl.
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Name Dropping – Symphony Ball | The Independent

Mary, f’65, and John M. Edgar, b’65, will serve as the honorary chairmen of the 2018 Symphony Ball, “To Paris With Love,” presented by the Symphony League of Kansas City. It will be held September 8 at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
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Allstate & AFCA Announce 2018 Good Works Team® Nominees | AFCA Insider

Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced 169 nominees for the2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.  The list of nominees includes Kansas football player Joe Dineen, b’18.
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Derek Bridges Hired as President of BML and President of Channel Management for ValueHealth  | Markets Insider

ValueHealth CEO Carl King announced the hiring of Derek Bridges, b’99, as President of Benefit Management. Mr. Bridges will replace outgoing Benefit Management President Denise Wilkens and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company and for ensuring that company financial objectives are met.
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Dr. Karen Cox Named President of Chamberlain University | Career Education Review

Adtalem Global Education announced Dr. Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, n’83, as the new President of Chamberlain University, and she will begin her leadership on August 27, 2018. Dr. Cox is a highly accomplished nursing and healthcare leader, who most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Mercy – Kansas City, an independent, academic medical center in Missouri.
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Former KU guard Ben McLemore headed back to Sacramento in two-team trade | KUSports.com

The Memphis Grizzlies are down a Jayhawk and Ben McLemore is headed back to the place where he began his NBA career.
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Former chancellor Shankel remembered for his devotion to KU, students | Lawrence-Journal World

Just call him “Mr. Jayhawk.” That’s how Heath Peterson describes former two-time University of Kansas Chancellor Delbert “Del” Shankel, who died Thursday, July 12, at age 90. It was Shankel who convinced KU Alumni Association leadership to promote Peterson, then a part-time student worker at the Adams Alumni Center, to his first permanent position with the association in 2004, Peterson said.
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Charlie Hustle to sell T-shirts inspired by classic designs for KU fans | University Daily Kansan

Charlie Hustle, a T-shirt company inspired by classic designs from sports and popular culture, opened a shop inside McLain’s Market. Based in Kansas City, Charlie Hustle is owned by Chase and Holly McAnulty, f’10.
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Allen Fieldhouse East? Shawnee Jayhawk builds a KU dream garage

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 in News

The exterior of Rory Ramsdell's KU garage, which is a replica of Allen Fieldhouse on the inside.

It looks like a normal garage from the outside. Maybe it’s to keep the neighbors happy.

Inside, though, Rory Ramsdell’s two-year project of the ultimate KU garage is complete. His daughters now park in the middle of Allen Fieldhouse.

The big build

“I’ve envisioned this for a long time,” said Ramsdell, e’93. “I wanted to build a multipurpose garage with a gym atmosphere.”

The Shawnee resident built the entire building himself. Ramsdell drew on his experience as a mechanical engineer to design the structure, and he tried his hand at amateur photography for the Fieldhouse photos. He printed large sizes of the photos to cover the walls.

Highlights of the project include a programmable scoreboard, lockers for each family member, a TV for watch parties, and a ceiling covered in hand-sewn banners.

The Ramsdells loves hosting friends and family in the garage to watch games and entertain. Pickup games are also known to break out; there’s a hoop, plenty of balls in the lockers, and court lines painted on the concrete floor.

KU ties

Allen Fieldhouse is special to plenty of Jayhawks, but Ramsdell put in time there as a student behind the scenes.

“I played baseball at KU, and my student work-study program was to do the baseball team laundry, which at the time was in the Fieldhouse. So I was there late at night doing laundry and homework, and sometimes the basketball players would ask me to rebound, maybe play 3 on 3 with them.”

Rory’s love for KU is matched by his family, especially with his daughter Raegan starting at KU in the fall.

“I’m really excited for her future, and hope she has as good of a time as I did as a student.”

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Jayhawks in the News | July 13

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in News

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KU’s Del Shankel — who served as chancellor twice — dies at age 90 | Kansas City Star

Delbert Shankel, the only person to serve as chancellor of the University of Kansas twice, died July 12 at age 90. Shankel was acting chancellor during the 1980-81 school year. In 1994, when Gene Budig left, Shankel served again until Robert Hemenway became chancellor in 1995.
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Shawnee resident, KU alumnus Rory Ramsdell makes “Mini Allen Fieldhouse” out of new garage | Shawnee Dispatch

Shawnee resident and former KU baseball player Rory Ramsdell recently completed a two-year project. Ramsdell built a garage for his teenage daughters and turned it into a mini Allen Fieldhouse.
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Three Jayhawks to be added to KU’s Ring of Honor in 2018 | KSN.com

Kansas football alumni Chris Harris Jr., Todd Reesing, and Larry Brown will be added to the Ring of Honor this season. KU will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 team that earned a trip to the Orange Bowl, as well as the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 Insight Bowl Champions.
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Researchers improve conductive property of graphene, advancing promise of solar technology | University of Kansas

In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the discoverers of graphene. Now, two researchers from the University of Kansas, Professor Hui Zhao and graduate student Samuel Lane, both of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, are working to use graphene in solar panels.
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Jayhawks in the News | July 6

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in News

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KC’s Paul Rudd opens up about his superpowers: Ant-Man, Big Slick and eternal youth | Kansas City Star

Paul Rudd, who grew up in Overland Park and attended the University of Kansas, has roles in two new movies. He reprises his role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a sequel he co-wrote. And, he portrays real-life secret agent Moe Berg in “The Catcher Was a Spy.” Read more about his thoughts on superheroes, eternal youth, and Worlds of Fun.
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‘Pay feed’ at alumni’s replicated Allen Fieldhouse | University Daily Kansan

They’re back: Jarrod and Kate Williams are featured in the campus newspaper. A few weeks ago, the pair became famous among Jayhawks for their “Alhen Fieldhouse,” a chicken coop created in the likeness of Allen Fieldhouse.
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Trinity University names first general counsel | Trinity University

Rachel Rolf, a graduate of KU Law School, was named as Trinity University’s first in-house attorney. Rolf has most recently served as KU’s interim general counsel. Trinity University’s president is Danny Anderson, who formerly served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the university.
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Jayhawks in the News | June 29

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in News

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New director takes the helm at House of Compassion | Times-Republican

House of Compassion, a non-profit organization in Marshalltown, Iowa, has named March Runner its new director effective July 1. Runner holds a degree in tribal environmental law from the University of Kansas. She previously worked as executive director for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, for 2.5 years.
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Communicate the Impact: Travis Goff is NEXT UP | College AD

Travis Goff, c’03, j’03, was selected as one of 11 members of the adidas 2018 NEXT UP class. The honorees are senior-level athletics administrators. A brief interview with each honoree accompanies the announcement.
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What started as a homework assignment turns Anchorage basketball star Mario Chalmers into an author | Anchorage Daily News

Mario Chalmers of Anchorage is one of the few basketball players to win an NBA championship, an NCAA championship and a state high school championship. Now he’s one of a handful who also can say he’s a published author.
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Free State to add former KU athletics director Sheahon Zenger to football staff | University Daily Kansan

Free State high school’s football program has added former KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger to its staff as linebackers coach. Zenger served as director of football operations at Kansas State University in the late 1980s and has also coached at the University of South Florida and the University of Wyoming.
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KC sports panelists offer guidance for getting in the game

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in News

Kansas City Sports Networking Night | Jayhawk Career Network | KC sports panelists

The importance of mentors and the rise of e-sports highlighted a lively discussion June 21, when eight Kansas City-area professionals in the sports industry shared their varied expertise, career journeys and advice during a Jayhawk Career Network event at the headquarters of Populous in Kansas City. The Association’s Greater Kansas City Network hosted the panel discussion, which drew an audience of more than 50, including alumni and students.

Association President Heath Peterson, d’04, g’09, encouraged participants to join the KU Mentoring digital community at mentoring.ku.edu or through the Association’s mobile app. KU Mentoring is the first phase of the Association’s Jayhawk Career Network, a multi-faceted strategy to connect students to the powerful network of Jayhawks worldwide and connect alumni across industries, he said. Kristi Durkin Laclé, c’99, assistant vice president of the Jayhawk Career Network, leads the program.

Program and panelists

Introducing the panelists was Jordan Bass, KU assistant professor of health, sport and exercise science who directs the sport management program. Panelists included:

  • Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff
  • Earl Santee, a’81, a’82, Americas managing director and founder at Populous
  • Andrea Hudy, KU assistant athletics director for sports performance
  • Stephen Hopkins, a’05, president of Shield Healthcare and Sport
  • Kathy Nelson, president and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
  • Matt Baty, d’07, KU associate athletics director, Williams Education Fund
  • Kim Hobbs, j’94, vice president of corporate partnerships and premium sales for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Zach Mendenhall, c’05, j’05, director of client engagement at VML

Santee, who in his 33 years with Populous has helped design stadiums, arenas and other event spaces nationwide, says architects and designers must collaborate to create not only inviting spaces but also great experiences for the public—and that extends to the new trend, venues for e-sports.

Mendenhall manages sports marketing partnerships, including the digital campaigns, for Wendy’s, a VML client. “We are challenged to not just slap logos on ads but to do a lot with social media activation and trying to find relevant, fun ways to bring sponsorships to life,” he said.  As for the e-sports craze: “We all rolled our eyes at first, but it’s amazing how many people watch these competitions. It speaks to the fact that advertising in sports is constantly evolving.”

Hancock, who began his career in the athletics department at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, and went on to lead the NCAA Final Four and the Bowl Championship Series before launching the College Football Playoff, said the fervor for college sports is intrinsically tied to school loyalty: “A triple-A Lawrence team in the NFL or the NBA would not have nearly the passion that the Jayhawks have, and it’s because it’s a part of higher education.”

When the discussion turned to mentors, Hancock named three: former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, d’53; Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer; and longtime KU Athletics Director Bob Frederick, d’63, g’64, EdD’84. “If you’re lucky, your mentors also become your friends,” Hancock said.

—Jennifer Jackson Sanner

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Jayhawks in the News | June 22

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in News

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Former KU golfer Chris Thompson is having his best year as a pro … at age 41 | Kansas City Star

After 19 years of trying to make it as a professional golfer, grinding away on every mini-tour imaginable without a breakthrough, Chris Thompson is within striking distance of the PGA Tour promotion he’s been chasing since he graduated from Kansas in 1999.
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Mason and friends entertain at charity softball game | University Daily Kansan

A slew of former Jayhawks, Wildcats, and even a Blue Devil, took to T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas in front of about 1,500 fans to benefit Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the National Youth Foundation.
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Former KU guard Elijah Johnson taking his new ‘Too Strong Tour’ across Kansas | KUSports.com

Elijah Johnson’s barnstorming concept began with the idea of visiting towns around Kansas that are far enough away from Lawrence that it makes getting to Allen Fieldhouse to catch a game in person somewhat difficult.
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Jayhawks in the News | June 15

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in News

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McLemore erupts for 52 points in Roundball Classic, dreams of duplication in NBA game | Kansas City Star

Ben McLemore and a host of other former KU basketball players returned to Lawrence June 14 for the tenth annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic. The event raises money for families battling cancer. Brian Hanni, the Voice of the Jayhawks, founded the event.
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Three chief judges | KU Law Blog

First, they were KU Law students, then they were Assistant United States Attorneys, then they were judges. Today, some 28 years after they first started working together as litigators for the Department of Justice, they are all now chief judges of their respective courts.
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Former KU attendee Kate Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations | University Daily Kansan

Fashion designer Kate Spade died by suicide in her New York City apartment June 5. She was 55. Spade attended the University of Kansas before transferring to Arizona State University. She graduated with a degree in journalism in 1985.
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Flying Jayhawks traverse the Amalfi Coast

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in News

If I were to make a souvenir T-shirt for our Amalfi Coast trip, it would say “Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto.” Translated, that means “Eat well, laugh often, love much.”

The love part was easy.

Well, to be clear, it was easy after 20 hours of traveling. The Hotel Raito is built into the hillside above the charming village of Vietri sul Mare. From my balcony I sat and stared at the village below with its red tile roofs and terraced groves of lemon trees. The Tyrrhenian Sea faded into the horizon while the Apennine Mountains loomed in the distance. I could have sat on that balcony for hours, but there was too much to see.

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Positano

By day two, we were ready to travel by boat to Positano. Seeing the Amalfi Coast by boat is a must. There is no better way to take in the sweeping views of the villages cut into the cliffs above the sea. It’s hard to imagine the first settlers arriving and deciding it would be a great place to build. Seeing it now, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to live.

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Stepping off the boat in Positano was like stepping back in time. The cobblestone streets lead into the heart of the vertical city, painted in vibrant colors. Outdoor cafes line the coast and small shops selling linen clothing, handmade leather sandals, pottery and all things lemon, line the walkways. Trellises of wisteria cover the paths up the hill to provide a little shade for hiking up into the village.

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The next day, we went to a farm that produces mozzarella di bufala. Yes, that is mozzarella cheese made with the milk from water buffalo. According to our travel director, it’s the only real mozzarella. The buffalo on the farm are pampered after milking-they actually line up waiting for their turn! After seeing the whole process, we sampled the final product. There’s no doubt it’s the freshest mozzarella di bufala I will ever have!

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Paestum

Down the road, we explored the ancient city of Paestum. It was built by the Greeks more than 2,500 years ago. The city has has three temples that are still very well preserved, as well as an amphitheater and many of the surrounding walls. We were also able to see many of the artifacts from the site in the accompanying museum.

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Naples & Pompeii

After spending a day in the countryside, it was time to head into the city. We got a nickel tour of Naples and stopped to visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. The museum houses hundreds of marble statues and thousands of artifacts from Herculaneum and Pompeii. The mosaics preserved from Pompeii were some of the most impressive pieces.

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Pre-trip, I was most excited to visit Pompeii and it did not disappoint. Pompeii is such an amazing archeological site. We strolled up and down the cobblestone streets, toured the homes and the Forum, learned so much of the history from our guide and saw the plaster casts of those who didn’t escape the eruption. It was such an unbelievably unique opportunity.

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There was so much beauty among the ruins. From the well preserved paintings to the poppies that thrive in the volcanic soil. If I ever make it back, it will definitely be on my list to revisit.

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Herculaneum

Although Pompeii was fantastic, I think I enjoyed Herculaneum more. Although it’s a fraction of the size of Pompeii, it is better preserved due to the fact that it was destroyed more by pyroclastic flows than by falling ash. Standing in the streets of Herculaneum with Mount Vesuvius towering in the distance behind us made me feel as though I could see the Romans from 2000 years ago, going about their day with no idea of the fate that was about to befall them.

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Capri

There isn’t much that can compare to the beauty of Capri. Yes, you can find the designer shops in Anacapri or sit at a café and people watch all day. But, if it were up to me, I would spend all my time in the water surrounding Capri. The crystal-clear blue green water juxtaposed against the sheer white cliffs is a sight to behold. The many grottoes, arches and at the time, hundreds, if not thousands, of migrating jellyfish, kept me entertained all day.

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Ravello

We spent our last full day in Italy visiting the mountain town of Ravello. It is an inspiration to all kinds of artists, writers and musicians and it’s easy to see why. It’s a great place to sit and get lost in your thoughts, with its sweeping views of the coast and mountainside, ornate gardens and a charming town square.

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I’m sure you can imagine how easy it was to “eat well.”

(We were eating gelato nearly every day…twice on one day. But, I stuck with the fruit flavors so it was basically a health food.) We went to an amazing pizza restaurant in Naples called Mammina. We sat and talked while the wine flowed (and the pizza did, too). I don’t ever order a traditional Neapolitan pizza at home and I’m not sure that I ever can now.

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We spent hours laughing around Italy.

Limoneto is another great restaurant in Vietri sul Mare. I had fresh fish, pasta, bread and wonderful company. A great part about traveling with the Flying Jayhawks is all of the people you meet-alumni who have a passion for traveling and a love for KU.

We had a wonderful travel director and a great group of Jayhawks. Visiting beautiful places and sharing so many good meals bonds people together.

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I leave you with a quote from an Italian writer, Francesco Guicciardini, “Poiché non c’è null ache vale così tanto la pena di avere come gli amici, non perdere mai l’occasione di farne di nuovi.” It means, “Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” That is exactly what you do on a Flying Jayhawks trip, make friends, and I’m ready for my next opportunity.

Saluti!

The Flying Jayhawks trip “Amalfi Coast” took place April 17-25, 2018. The trip was hosted by Michelle Lang, director of alumni programs. View more photos from the trip; pictures may be downloaded for personal use. Find more information about Flying Jayhawks trips, including a schedule, or sign up for travel emails.

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