Rite of spring renews Friday

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Campus News and News

Ted Johnson
Professor Emeritus Ted Johnson’s annual Stop Day campus walking tour [“A Beautiful Mind,” Kansas Alumni magazine, issue No. 5, 2011] is set to begin at 9 a.m. Friday, as always, in front of Dyche Hall. For those who have yet to experience Johnson’s full-day stroll across campus and through millennia of intellectual curiosity, this might be the perfect year to join the reflective boulevard procession, as lovely sunny weather is forecast.

Other scheduled visits include 10 a.m. at Lippincott Hall, 11 a.m. at Twente Hall, noon at Watson Library and then to Wescoe Hall’s The Underground café for lunch. The afternoon program begins at 2 p.m. at Anschutz Library, followed by a stroll to the Chi Omega fountain. At 3 p.m. the group will meander past the Vietnam and Korean war memorials before arriving at the Campanile at 4.

The day’s long tour and invigorating conversations will conclude at 5 p.m. at Spooner Hall’s Weaver Court.

There are no registration or fees, and participants are encouraged to join or depart at any time. Johnson this year asked us to emphasize that recent tours have included a number of participants who successfully navigated the entire route in wheelchairs, so he renews his encouragement for others who might be apprehensive about the length and duration of the day’s journey to consider joining the excursion; although the marathon timetable might appear daunting, the tour meanders at a relaxed pace, with plenty of time for resting and relaxation.

—Chris Lazzarino

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