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“Hawks & Highways” returns with University of Kansas events in communities statewide

Hawks and Highways

After postponing all in-person events last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Kansas Alumni Association, Kansas Athletics and the Office of Public Affairs will resume “Hawks & Highways” gatherings this summer in communities throughout Kansas, part of a multi-year effort guided by Chancellor Doug Girod to expand and strengthen outreach across the state. The series will include eight events in July and August.

University guests include Chancellor Girod, Director of Athletics Travis Goff, head football coach Lance Leipold, Alumni Association President Heath Peterson and Dave Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development.

Details for the first two events are complete and listed below. Please visit kualumni.org/kuconnection for information on the rest of events.  

“These events are a great way to strengthen Jayhawk relationships—and thank our loyal alumni and friends, who so often travel from their homes to our campuses to support KU.”

“We’re incredibly excited to get back on the road and connect with KU alumni, friends and fans in their hometowns,” Peterson said. “These events are a great way to strengthen Jayhawk relationships—and thank our loyal alumni and friends, who so often travel from their homes to our campuses to support KU.”

“Jayhawks across the state are outstanding ambassadors for KU as leaders in their businesses, professions and communities,” Cook said, “and we’re eager to reunite with many of them in person to talk about how KU can continue to serve Kansans and fuel the state’s economy.”

For more information and to register for events, visit kualumni.org/kuconnection.

 

Monday, July 12

Lunch in Hays
12 p.m.
Smoky Hill Country Club
3303 Hall St.
Register

Happy Hour in Salina
5 p.m.
Salina Country Club
2101 E. Country Rd.
Register

Tuesday, Aug. 3

Pittsburg Happy Hour
5 p.m.
Crestwood Country Club
304 W. Crestview Ave.
Register


Monday, Aug. 9

Lunch in Hutchinson
12 p.m.
Hutchinson Airport Steak House
1100 Airport Rd.
Register

KU Kickoff in Wichita
5:30 p.m.
Chicken N Pickle
1240 N Greenwich Rd.
Register


 
Friday, Aug. 13

KU Kickoff in Prairie Village
6 p.m.
Corinth Square
83rd & Mission Rd.

Monday, Aug. 16

Topeka (evening)


 
Tuesday, Aug. 17

Garden City Happy Hour
4 p.m.
Southwind Country Club
77 Grandview Dr.
Register

Dodge City Dinner
7 p.m.
Boothill Casino and Resort Conference Center
4100 W Comanche St.
Register

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