Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Alumni News and News
Hawkstock, the 16th annual Jayhawk Roundup, brought Wichita Jayhawks a night of peace and love in the style of Woodstock to celebrate the iconic music festival’s 50th anniversary.
The Alumni Association’s annual event invited KU lovers to a beautiful spring evening at Murfin Stables. The barn was filled with Jayhawks getting into the groove with tie-dye, fringe vests and flower crowns.
This year’s event raised nearly $65,000 for the Jayhawk Career Network. The money will help KU students, recent grads and alumni continue to grow connections on their career journeys.
“Jayhawk Roundup was a huge success thanks to the many KU alumni and fans that came to celebrate and get groovy like it was 1969,” says Danielle Lafferty Hoover, c’07, director of donor relations and Wichita programs.
Kansaw Carvings artist Dan Besco was back with his famous wooden Jayhawk carving, which was so popular at the live auction that a second one was sold to the other bidder on the spot.
Steve, c’75, a former Wintermote award winner, and Gena Gunn Dillard, ’77, served as event chairs, and David, e’75, b’75, and Janet Lusk Murfin, d’75, hosted the far-out festivities. The Source Band brought the music that kept the dance floor full all night.
For Jayhawks who missed out on the fun, our biggest event of the year is still to come: The 2019 Rock Chalk Ball is April 27 in Kansas City.
Peace, love and Daisy Hill forever!