Chalmers Gets His Recognition
Former KU Chancellor E. Laurence Chalmers will be honored on Sunday, August 23rd, as the Art & Design building on campus is re-named the E. Laurence Chalmers Hall. He was the only ex-KU Chancellor without a building bearing his name.
Chalmers served KU during the turbulent times of protests, violence and unrest on the Lawrence campus between 1969-1972. He died Nov. 24, 2009, in Durango, CO, at the age of 81.
Recent KU graduate Allen Sanders has produced a film about the turbulent times Chalmers encountered entitled “The Forgotten Bow Tie“. You can view it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA1v6uzTUTo