Jayhawks in the News | Oct. 21

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our biweekly 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.


KU alumnus, Colombia leader Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize | Lawrence Journal-World

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a five-decade civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people — and said he received the award in the name of the Colombian people. Santos, b’73, earned degrees in business and economics from the University.
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University alumnus funds film ‘Stadium’ through Kickstarter | University Daily Kansan

Caleb Knueven, c’11, is writing and directing a new short film titled “Stadium” about the beginning of a breakup. On Aug. 19, the film received funding through Kickstarter and surpassed its goal of $6,000, with a final tally of $8,075.
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Alumna’s role as CEO of design firm started with KU business education | KU School of Business on Medium

Jesse Hufft describes her position as co-founder and CEO of Hufft Projects as the job she never knew she always wanted. She and her husband, Matthew Hufft — a KU architecture graduate — started the architecture firm, which is based in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2005. He serves as the firm’s creative director.
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KU Student Housing leader Diana Robertson to retire | KU Student Housing

Diana Robertson, director of Student Housing at the University of Kansas, has announced her retirement effective June 27. In her 17 years at KU she has served as director for 11 years and associate director for residence life for six.
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A booster paid $4.3 million for Naismith’s rules, then KU built this palace for them | Kansas City Star

A video from the Kansas City star narrated by KU alumnus and television journalist Bill Kurtis describes the DeBruce Center, built adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse to house the historic rules of basketball purchased by alumnus David Booth.
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Making billions with one belief: The markets can’t be beat  |  The Wall Street Journal

Speaking of David Booth, the Wall Street Journal published an article about his company, Dimensional Fund Advisors, LP, the fastest-growing major mutual-fund company in the United States. The company was launched in 1981.
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David Jaynes living proof that Kansas can beat the best in football recruiting | Lawrence Journal-World

Legendary KU football player David Jaynes, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife Barbara, was in town for a KU football reunion he organized for former KU coach Pepper Rodgers’ 85th birthday, which coincided with Saturday’s 24-23 loss to TCU. Jaynes placed fourth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1973.
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Former football players, coaches reunite

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Alumni News and News

L-R: Pepper Rodgers, Terry Donahue, Todd “Leaper” Williams, David Jaynes

Happy birthday, Pepper!

Former KU football coach Pepper Rodgers recently celebrated his 85th birthday at his old stomping grounds: Memorial Stadium.

A group of former football players and coaches reunited in Lawrence for the occasion. Kansas All-American David Jaynes organized a football reunion at the Adams Alumni Center to coincide with Rodgers’ birthday. Former KU assistant coaches Terry Donahue and Sandy Buda were also on hand to celebrate the popular KU coach known to most simply as Pepper.

Rodgers coached at KU from 1967-1970 and won the Big 8 title in 1968. He left after the 1970 season to coach UCLA.

Barbara Jaynes shared the photo above and below.

Back: Terry Donahue; Middle: David Jaynes, Dick O’Neil, Pepper Rodgers; Front: Barbara Jaynes

Fans gave the group a thunderous welcome when they were recognized on the field during the Jayhawks’ game against TCU. Alumni can read more about this gathering of legendary football Jayhawks in the Lawrence Journal-World.

Additional coverage from the Lawrence Journal-World

Pepper Rodgers to celebrate 85th birthday at old stomping grounds Saturday

Tom Keegan: David Jaynes living proof that Kansas can beat the best in football recruiting

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