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University hosting events to honor veterans

LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host and participate in a variety of events Nov. 4-12. They will include the Lawrence Veterans Day parade Nov. 4 and a vigil and wreath-laying ceremony on the KU Lawrence campus Nov. 10. Other events include a gala at the Dole Institute of Politics, Salute to Service games with discounted tickets from Kansas Athletics and additional events at the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses.

Multiple KU teams perform well at Harvard debate tournament

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Debate squad flashed its depth at the prestigious Harvard College Debate Tournament from Oct. 28 to 31, with multiple KU teams finishing in the top 10 at the tournament. Sophomores John Marshall, Lawrence, with Jiyoon Park, Topeka, finished in fifth place. Seniors Graham Revare, Shawnee, with Will Soper, Bucyrus, and freshmen Brooklynn Hato, Overland Park, with AJ Persinger, Lawrence, tied for ninth place. Other KU students who participated in the tournament are from Lawrence and Pittsburg and from Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

 

Registration now open for CPPR’s Alternative Futures for Kansas: A Civic Imagination Workshop

LAWRENCE — The Center for Public Partnerships & Research at the University of Kansas is hosting the Alternative Futures for Kansas: A Civic Imagination Workshop on Nov. 15. This in-person workshop is open to the public, and its featured speaker is Jake Dunagan, Governance Futures Lab director at the Institute for the Future. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Jayhawk Room in the Kansas Union and will explore two researched future scenarios.

 

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Contact: April Blackmon Strange, Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center, 785-864-6715, [email protected], @KUvets

University hosting events to honor veterans

LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host and participate in a variety of events Nov. 4-12. Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

“This series of events is one of the many ways KU embraces our military-affiliated community,” said April Blackmon Strange, KU Military-Affiliated Student Center director. “We hope KU and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.”

Nov 4:

· Lawrence Veterans Day parade, 11 a.m. in downtown Lawrence. A KU ROTC color guard will participate. KU student veterans and Gold Star family members are invited to participate as well. For more information, to RSVP or to request mobility assistance, call the Lawrence Parade Association at 785-576-3765. Those walking in the parade should meet at 623 Massachusetts St. by 10:30 a.m.

 

Nov. 5:

· Tribute to Veterans Gala, 6-8:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics. The gala will include a salute to veterans from the KU ROTC programs as well as an evening with the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra. For more information, contact the Dole Institute at 785-864-4900 or [email protected].

 

Nov. 6:

· Communication Skills Panelist Discussion, noon-1 p.m., Zoom, with three experts who are all part of Toastmasters International and are veterans themselves. The entire KU Medical Center and KU communities are welcome to attend this event, hosted by KU Medical Center’s Registrar’s office. The panelists are Ron Blanton, Navy; David Wootan, Air Force; and Harold Osmundson, Navy.

 

Nov. 6-10:

· Belonging @ KU Serving Campus Care Packages pick up, various locations. To recognize KU’s student veterans and nontraditional students and the contributions they bring to campus, several offices are giving out care packages with essential and snack goods in observance of Non-Traditional Student Week and Veterans Day. Student veterans and nontraditional students can sign up online to receive a care package, while supplies last, by Nov. 6. Care packages are sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; Hawk Link; Military-Affiliated Student Center and Student Involvement Leadership Center.

 

Nov. 8:

· National Veterans Service Officer veterans’ disability ratings brown bag lunch info session, 11 a.m.-noon, 351 Summerfield Hall (next door to the Military-Affiliated Student Center) and one-on-one visits to answer specific questions, noon-2 p.m. A national VSO will be on campus to discuss disabilities veterans may have received on active duty and how to get them evaluated. Feel free to bring your lunch to the info session.

· Salute to Service Women’s Basketball Game vs. Northwestern State, 6:30 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse. Military members and their families can purchase specially priced tickets to this game. For questions or more information, please call 800-34-HAWKS.

 

Nov. 9:

· Veterans Day Taps Ceremony, 11 a.m., KUMC campus. Army Sgt. Aaron Leonard will play Taps in the Murphy Courtyard.

· National Student Veterans of America’s Visibility Exchange, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Burge Union. SVA is committed to promoting inclusion and initiating national conversations. Over the 2023-2024 academic year, they are leading these discussions on 20 campuses nationwide. SVA members at KU and area schools are invited to this free event, which focuses on fostering connections, diversity and visibility on campus. Those interested in participating can register for this event on MySVA. For questions or more information, please contact Ray Queen, SVA outreach specialist, at 202-223-4710, ext. 502, or [email protected]. KU SVA members or those interested in learning more about KU SVA can email [email protected] or visit RockChalkCentral.

 

Nov 10:

· Marine Corps birthday cake, 11 a.m., Wescoe Beach. KU Student Veterans of America will celebrate the Marine Corps birthday with free cake for all, while supplies last.

· ROTCs’ war memorial sites vigil, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KU ROTC cadets and midshipmen will be posted in uniform at KU’s war memorial sites along Memorial Drive.

· Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony, 11 a.m., Campanile. Join the KU community for a traditional wreath-laying ceremony to recognize those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

· Salute to Service Men’s Basketball Game vs. Manhattan, 7 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse. Military members and their families can purchase specially priced tickets to this game. For questions or more information, please call 800-34-HAWKS.

 

Nov 11:

· KU Salute to Service football game vs. Texas Tech, time TBD, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Military members and their families can purchase specially priced tickets to this game. For questions or more information, please call 800-34-HAWKS.

 

Nov. 12:

· Annual KU Vets Day 5K, 9 a.m., begins and ends at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. A virtual run option is available for anyone who is unable to make it to campus. The first 800 participants to register will receive a finisher’s medal. Pre-registration is encouraged; arrive by 8 a.m. for on-site registration. Volunteers are needed for the event as well and can sign up through the 5K website’s “volunteer” section.

 

Ongoing:

· The Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall at the Dole Institute continues the late U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s commitment to honoring Kansas veterans past and present. Submissions are always welcome of veterans who have served our country from World War II until today who have a Kansas connection: whether they were born, lived, stationed or served in Kansas. Submit a veteran profile at Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall or contact [email protected] or 785-864-4900 for more information.

 

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Contact: Scott Harris, KU Debate, 785-864-9878, [email protected], @KansasDebate

Multiple KU teams perform well at Harvard debate tournament

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Debate squad flashed its depth at the prestigious Harvard College Debate Tournament from Oct. 28 to 31, with multiple KU teams finishing in the top 10 at the tournament. Sophomores John Marshall, Lawrence, with Jiyoon Park, Topeka, finished in fifth place. Seniors Graham Revare, Shawnee, with Will Soper, Bucyrus, and freshmen Brooklynn Hato, Overland Park, with AJ Persinger, Lawrence, tied for ninth place.

KU had five teams qualify for the 90-team field competing at the tournament, and all five teams had winning records and finished in the top 32. Schools competing at the tournament included Baylor University, Binghamton University, the University of California-Berkeley, California State University-Fullerton, California State University-Long Beach, Cornell College, Dartmouth College, Emory University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, the University of Georgia, Gonzaga University, Harvard University, the University of Houston, the University of Iowa, James Madison University, the University of Kentucky, Liberty University, Macalaster College, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Minnesota University, New York University, Northwestern University, the University of Rochester, Samford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas, Trinity University, Wake Forest University, the University of Wyoming and Wichita State University. KU was the only school to have three teams qualify for the single-elimination rounds.

The team of Marshall and Park won six of eight debates over two days of preliminary rounds and qualified for the top-16 team single-elimination round bracket as the sixth seed. They defeated a team from Wake Forest in the octafinals before losing to a second Wake Forest team on a 2-1 split decision in the quarterfinals. Marshall was the 10th place individual speaker, and Park was the 17th speaker.

The team of Revare and Soper won seven of eight debates in the preliminary rounds and advanced to the elimination rounds as the fifth seed. They lost to Harvard University on a 2-1 split decision in the octafinals. Revare was the 13th speaker, and Soper was the 18th speaker.

The team of Hato and Persinger won six of eight debates in the preliminary rounds and advanced to the elimination rounds as the 14th seed. They lost a 2-1 split decision to Binghamton University in the octafinals.

The teams of junior Jacob Wilkus, Lawrence, with freshman Owen Williams, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and juniors Ethan Harris, Lawrence, with Jared Spiers, Pittsburg, each won five debates in the preliminary rounds and just missed qualifying for the single-elimination bracket.

“We are incredibly proud of the performance of the entire squad this weekend,” said Brett Bricker, associate director of KU Debate. “The coaching staff and debaters put on a phenomenal performance. The depth of talent in the program is amazing.”

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Registration now open for CPPR’s Alternative Futures for Kansas: A Civic Imagination Workshop

 

LAWRENCE — The Center for Public Partnerships & Research at the University of Kansas is hosting the Alternative Futures for Kansas: A Civic Imagination Workshop on Nov. 15. This in-person workshop is open to the public, and its featured speaker is Jake Dunagan, Governance Futures Lab director at the Institute for the Future.

 

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Jayhawk Room in the Kansas Union and will explore two researched future scenarios.

Dunagan will guide participants in futures thinking by exploring multidisciplinary tools and strategies. KU Life Span Artist-in-Residence John Sebelius will help participants in creating future artifacts to support each scenario session with tangible elements that can ground and inspire an expansive exchange of ideas and support participants in sharing their point of view.

“Kansas has big questions to tackle, and no one sector or person has all the answers. The Civic Imagination Workshop provides a space for us to come together and think through alternative scenarios and see where we can take action today,” said Jackie Counts, executive director of CPPR. “We believe in the wisdom of the collective — in the students and community members of Lawrence — and their impact on future generations.”

The workshop is open to the public, but registration will be limited to 100 people. For more details and registration information, visit cppr.ku.edu/alternative-futures.

Alternative Futures for Kansas is co-sponsored by the Achievement & Assessment Institute, Common Book program, Hall Center for the Humanities, J. Wayne & Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction and the Lawrence Arts Center.

 

For previous coverage of CPPR’s approach to foresight, visit aai.ku.edu/how-cppr-futures-thinking.

 

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