Go west, young Jayhawks

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in Alumni News and News

Baby Jay in Garden City | www.kualumni.orgLast weekend, KU Alumni Association staff members Jacey Krehbiel and Emily Ellison, alumni programs coordinators, traveled west to Garden City for Beef Empire Days, an area-wide celebration of the beef industry in southwest Kansas that includes a rodeo, parade and other events. The trip was part of our annual ‘Hawk Days of Summer effort to connect with as many Jayhawks as possible.

The Great Plains Chapter was represented in Saturday’s parade, and Baby Jay made an appearance also. After the parade, KU alumni and friends were invited to take photos with Baby Jay at Stevens Park.

A favorite quote from the trip: “Now that’s ground beef,” by the announcer at the rodeo about a 2000-pound bull lying on the ground. Hey, we don’t have many opportunities to watch rodeos in Lawrence.

Click here to see photos from the trip, or watch the slideshow below. You’re welcome to download photos for personal use. Thanks to all the Jayhawks in western Kansas who joined us, we appreciate your support!

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