Rain doesn’t dampen Homecoming’s Chalk ‘n’ Rock competition

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Campus News and News

Homecoming Chalk 'n' Rock 2015
For one day during Homecoming week every year, Wescoe Beach is transformed into a colorful palette of murals chalked by students.

Rain didn’t put a damper on this year’s competition—wet conditions forced the event to be rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday, but creative Jayhawks still showed up to chalk designs depicting this year’s Homecoming theme, “Ghosts of Jayhawks Past.”

Participating organizations were assigned a square on Wescoe Beach and given four hours to create their masterpiece. Artistic talent was on display with spooky scenes, plenty of pumpkins and ghostly Jayhawks making appearances.

A panel of judges selected this year’s winners:

1st place, Student Life: Student Union Activities
2nd place, Student Life: KU School of Engineering
3rd place, Student Life: KU Dance Marathon

1st place, Greek Life: Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
2nd place, Greek Life: Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Nu
3rd place, Greek Life: Sigma Kappa and Delta Chi

Thanks to the organizations who participated in this year’s event! More photos are available on Flickr, and we captured some of the action in the short video embedded below. For a full list of Homecoming event and award winners, visit the Homecoming website.

—Debbi Johanning

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Student members tour Rock Chalk Park; network with alumni

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Campus News and News

SAA Tour of Rock Chalk Park

This past week has been a busy one for Student Alumni Leadership Board members. In the midst of midterms, members still found time to cheer on the KU women’s soccer team, attend a networking night and dance the day away for KU Dance Marathon.

To start the week off, SALB and SAA members headed over to Rock Chalk Park for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new athletics facilities. After the tour, members cheered the women’s soccer team in their match against West Virginia.

“I enjoyed getting to tour the new facilities that women’s soccer, track and field, and softball share at Rock Chalk Park. I loved how the architects mirrored the look of the Oread Hotel on the interior and how the press box resembles Memorial Stadium,” said Elizabeth Rupp, vice president of legacy recruitment for SALB.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, SAA hosted a fall Networking Night. Although game 1 of the World Series was taking place at the same time, 50 SAA members attended the event and spent the night mingling with KU alumni.

“The alumni were great and had a lot of valuable advice about internships and entering the job market post graduation,” said Autrin Naderi, vice president of communications.

To finish the week, SALB members participated in KU Dance Marathon, an all-day event that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network. This is the first year SALB has participated and everyone who attended had a blast hanging out with the children.

Thoreau asks, “what are we busy about”, and to answer that question: SALB was busy with a little bit of everything. It is a busy time of the year, and this past week is evidence of the various events SALB members have the opportunity to be a part of. Visit our Flickr collection to see more pictures of Student Alumni Association events.

SAA Networking Night

Student Alumni AssociationThe Student Alumni Association (SAA) is a level of membership in the KU Alumni Association especially for current students. Throughout a student’s years at KU, SAA provides numerous benefits and opportunities. Members also get to meet Jayhawk alumni, friends and faculty–birds of distinction who will share proud traditions and provide a network of mentors to support you. Join today! 

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