This Week in KU History
Friday, May 21, 1886
Professor Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey first proposes the cheer that will evolve into the “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, K.U.” yell.
Wednesday, May 21, 1952
KU Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy announces the appointment of Frank R. Burge (above) as director of the Kansas Memorial Union, a position he would hold for more than 30 years.
Thursday, May 21, 1959
KU speech clinician Dick Schiefelbusch presents preliminary research indicating that children with profound mental retardation can learn.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the hiring of Frank Burge as director of the the Kansas Union. There are many reasons why this is significant.
Wednesday, May 22, 1946
Kansas Governor Andrew Schoeppel announces that KU will receive a surplus US Army barracks building, a structure that will become the 160-man dormitory known as Oread Hall.