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Decades

1980 - 1989 (10 articles)

Wonder Woodard

January 6, 1981

In the opening moments of a home game against Stephen F. Austin University, KU women’s basketball phenom Lynette Woodard sinks a shot from the top of the key that gives her a total of 3,206 career points and moves her into sole possession of the AIAW career scoring record.

Shocked!

March 20, 1981

In the first meeting between the two schools in a quarter century, Wichita State hits a last-second shot to upend KU in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

Fully Integrated

July 1, 1986

The Spencer Research Library's African American Experience Collection gets its real beginning as a federal grant enables the library to assemble the often overlooked documentary record left behind by Kansas’ African American population in a more focused fashion than ever before.

It’s All In The Delivery

October 17, 1984

More than 200 “internationally known scientists from Europe, Japan and the U.S” descend on the Lawrence Holiday Inn Holidome for a symposium on “Directed Drug Delivery” held in honor of KU professor Takeru Higuchi, the “father of physical pharmacy.”

Mills’ Moment

April 21, 1984

The University of Kansas inducts Olympic gold medallist Billy Mills into its Athletics Hall of Fame.

“The City ABC Blew Up”

October 12, 1983

Over 2,000 students and local residents pack KU’s Woodruff Auditorium for a special screening of The Day After, ABC’s controversial TV-movie filmed in Lawrence that depicts the effects of a nuclear holocaust on a typical American town.

The End of Joe’s Run

May 16, 1980

Joe Smith, owner of the popular late-night spot Joe's Bakery, retires from the daily operation of the store after 28 years. His son Ralph re-opens the operation when classes resume in the fall.