Chalk ‘n’ Rock makes Wescoe shine

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 in Campus News and News

Chalk 'n' Rock Homecoming event

Wescoe beach was lit up with color on Tuesday, October 3rd for Chalk ‘n’ Rock, a Homecoming tradition where Greek life and other student organizations cover the sidewalk in chalk drawings celebrating this year’s Homecoming theme, Jayhawks of the Galaxy.

The competition had 11 entries, with the team of Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, and Zeta Beta Tau placing first in the greek life category and the Engineering Student Council finishing first in student organizations.

A panel of judges selected this year’s winners:

Greek Life
1st: Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, Zeta Beta Tau
2nd: Alpha Delta Pi, Triangle
3rd: Sigma Delta Tau, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Sigma Psi

Student Organizations:
1st: Engineering Student Council
2nd: Beta Upsilon Chi
3rd: Sellards Scholarship Hall

Watch our video recap and slideshow of photos from Chalk ‘n’ Rock below, or click here to view the pictures on Flickr. Photos may be downloaded for personal use.

 
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-Ryan Camenzind

Chalk 'n' Rock | Homecoming 2017KU’s 105th Homecoming celebration, Jayhawks of the Galaxy, takes place Oct. 1-7, 2017. For a full list of activities and events during Homecoming week, fun facts and historical information, visit the Homecoming website. Share your photos with us by posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #kuhomecoming, and follow the hashtag to see more pictures of the celebration. Homecoming is sponsored by Crown Toyota Volkswagen.

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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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KU does the Harlem Shake

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 in Campus News and News

Have you seen the Harlem Shake videos taking the internet by storm? It’s the latest internet meme to go viral, and various groups in the KU community have created their own version, including the men’s basketball team, the volleyball team and even the student body.

What is it? It’s basically a video lasting around 30 seconds that features an excerpt from the song “Harlem Shake.” The video often starts with one person dancing with a group of people sitting or standing around the dancer and pretending not to notice the activity. After about 15 seconds, the video switches to the entire crowd dancing for the remainder of the video, often wearing crazy costumes. In a word, it’s silly.

A better question is “why is it.”

Here’s a roundup of the Harlem Shake videos we found that feature KU students.

KU volleyball team

KU men’s basketball team

Big Jay and the KU student section at the KU vs. Texas game

KU rowing team

KU students on Wescoe Beach (click here to read the Kansan coverage)

Who have we missed? Let us know by tweeting to us (@kualumni) or dropping an email to share@kualumni.org.

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