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University of Kansas begins “Hawks & Highways” summer events

Hawks and Highways

The University of Kansas Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics are planning “Hawks & Highways” gatherings this summer in several Kansas communities, beginning in Dodge City.

KU will welcome guests in Dodge City from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, at the Boot Hill Distillery, 501 W. Spruce St. The free event will feature a DJ and face painting, and guests can take photos with the NCAA men’s basketball national championship trophy

KU representatives will include Athletics Director Travis Goff, Coach Lance Leipold of Kansas Football and Alumni Association President Heath Peterson.

Hawks & Highways continues a multiyear effort to expand and strengthen outreach across the state. Additional events will occur in Wichita (July 25), Salina (July 26), and Kansas City (Aug. 12 in Corinth Square). 

For more information and to register for events, visit

Dodge City

Monday, June 20
5-6:30 p.m.
Boot Hill Distillery
501 W. Spruce Street
Dodge City, KS 67801



Monday, July 25
5:30-7 p.m.
Chicken N Pickle – Wichita
1240 North Greenwich Road
Wichita, KS 67206



Tuesday, July 26
5-6:30 p.m.
The Garage Automotive Museum
134 South 4th Street
Salina, KS 67401



Kansas City

Aug. 12
6 p.m.
Corinth Square
83rd & Mission Rd.
Pairie Village, KS

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