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Lewis Lindsay Dyche Event Scheduled

The KU Natural History Museum, the KU Memorial Unions and KUHistory.com have teamed up to present The Adventures of Lewis Lindsay Dyche and the Advent of Kansas Conservation.  The presentation will be held on Sunday, November 4th beginning at 7 p.m. in the Commons in Spooner Hall, 14th Street...

It All Started Here

On the morning of September 12, 1866, forty-nine students attended the first day of classes at the University of Kansas. The number of enrolled students would climb to fifty-five by the end of the week; twenty-six women and twenty-nine men. Although annual tuition was a whopping $30, the students were...

Enter Naismith

September 1st marks the 114th anniversary of James Naismith's first day of work at the University of Kansas. Fresh out of the Gross Medical College in Denver, and shaken by the death of one of his gymnastics students at the Denver YMCA, Naismith believed the offer to work...

Extras Need for the Film “Jayhawkers”

Extras are currently needed for the upcoming film "Jayhawkers."  The film is about Lawrence in the late 1950s and focusing on Wilt Chamberlain, Phog Allen and Chancellor Murphy. Filming is scheduled through September 13th and they are looking multiple extras high school age to elderly.  Flexible hours desired. Contact Kalif...

Athletes Make KU History

The four current and former KU athletes who competed in the Olympics this year had mixed success, but represented their countries and KU in great fashion. The standout for KU was Diamond Dixon (left), a member of the USA's 4 x 400 meters women's relay team.  The team brought home the...

Jayhawkers: The Movie

Assistant Professor of Film Kevin Willmott and Lawrence producer Scott Richardson have written the screenplay for "Jayhawkers", a film about the relationship of Wilt Chamberlain and former KU coach Phog Allen.  Kansas men's basketball player Justin Wesley, a junior, will portray Chamberlain. Veteran character actor Kip Niven will...

Making KU Olympic History

In addition to Sasha Kaun representing Russia in this year's Olympics, there are also two other KU athletes performing for their homeland. Kansas soccer players Liana Salazar and Ingrid Vidal, both sophomores, will be competing for Colombia. This will be Colombia's Olympic debut in the event. Both Salazar and...

Sasha Kaun, Olympian

Former KU basketball center Sasha Kaun, member of the 2008 national champion team, is a member of the Russian national team and will be competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Kaun will be the first Kansas Jayhawk to participate in basketball in the Olympics since Danny Manning's participation in...

Former Baseball Coach Floyd Temple Passes

Floyd Temple, head baseball coach at KU from 1954 through 1981, passed away on June 29, 2012. Temple achieved 438 wins in his 28 seasons at the helm of the Jayhawks and is the winningest baseball coach in KU history. Temple's KU career began when he played football...

In the Olympic Spotlight

The Summer Olympics are just around the corner (opening ceremonies on Friday, July 27th), but before we make the leap to London, KUHistory.com looks back 80 years to the Olympics of 1932. The summer of '32 put the spotlight on Lawrence and KU due to a collection of great athletes assembled...

Loss of a Landmark

This week represents the 21st anniversary of the lightning strike that took Hoch Auditorium. Hoch had been used for so many things... enrollment, basketball games, theatre productions, Rock Chalk Revue and much more!  Before Allen Fieldhouse and before the Lied Center, Hoch was the facility used for major events....