KU News: Week of events celebrates completion of walking labyrinth at KU Field Station

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Week of events celebrates completion of walking labyrinth at KU Field Station
LAWRENCE — Several public events in early October will celebrate the completion of “here-ing,” an environmentally embedded artwork by Janine Antoni at the KU Field Station. A two-mile walking labyrinth, “here-ing” is shaped like the anatomy of the human ear that traverses a reseeded former cropland and woodland. In addition to artist talks, the plans include a two-day celebration with music, poetry and more from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

1923 Jayhawk Celebration scheduled for Sept. 22 as part of Family Weekend events
LAWRENCE — KU Memorial Unions will host a 1923 Jayhawk Celebration at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 outside of the Kansas Union on Ascher Plaza, Level 4. Join Union staff in singing “Happy Birthday” to the beloved Jayhawk. Refreshments will be served. This event is part of Family Weekend, hosted by Student Affairs, which will conclude with the KU football game against the Brigham Young University at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Military jets to fly over campus Friday, Saturday in advance of football game
LAWRENCE – Two military jets are scheduled to fly over campus twice this week in advance of Saturday’s football game between the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University. The jets will fly over David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium about 15 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff Sept. 23 and do a practice run over the stadium at 1 p.m. Sept. 22.

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Contact: Elizabeth Kanost, Spencer Museum of Art, 785-864-0142, [email protected], @SpencerMuseum
Week of events celebrates completion of walking labyrinth at KU Field Station

LAWRENCE — Several public events in early October will celebrate the completion of “here-ing,” an environmentally embedded artwork by Janine Antoni at the KU Field Station. A two-mile walking labyrinth, “here-ing” is shaped like the anatomy of the human ear that traverses a reseeded former cropland and woodland.
The Spencer Museum of Art commissioned Antoni to create a public artwork at the University of Kansas. The resulting multiyear project is a partnership that includes researchers from the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research and students from the Designbuild Studio in KU’s School of Architecture & Design. In addition to creating the labyrinth, the project has taken steps to help restore portions of the landscape through prescribed burns, cultural burns and the reseeding of native plants. At the heart of the project is an invitation for the public to return to their bodies by engaging with the land.
“Walking the circuitous path gives us an opportunity to slow down, arrive in our bodies and enter a receptive state,” Antoni said. “As we continue to draw the ear with our steps, we listen more deeply.”
Antoni and art historian Carol Becker of Columbia University will discuss the project’s creative process during a free public talk titled “To Grow an Artwork” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Kansas Union in the Malott Room. Other KU researchers involved in the project will join Antoni for a discussion titled “Communing with the Land: How the Arts, Ecology, and Architecture Meeting Along the Path” at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop.
Finally, the public is invited to experience the labyrinth in an immersive way with music, poetry, stone carving, audiology, ecology and more. This two-day celebration will occur from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8.
“‘here-ing’ has brought together researchers, students, and the public to experience the land, appreciate its history, and participate in mutual rejuvenation,” said Joey Orr, Spencer Museum Curator for Research. “Walking ‘here-ing’ creates the path for others to follow.”
The “here-ing” labyrinth is open daily from sunrise to sunset and is located adjacent to the Roth Trailhead at the KU Field Station. It is searchable on Google Maps. Visitors are encouraged to wear hats, sunscreen and closed-toe shoes with long pants tucked into socks to avoid ticks.
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Contact: Mikayla Leader, KU Memorial Unions, [email protected]
1923 Jayhawk Celebration scheduled for Sept. 22 as part of Family Weekend events
LAWRENCE — KU Memorial Unions will host a 1923 Jayhawk Celebration at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 outside of the Kansas Union on Ascher Plaza, Level 4. Join Union staff in singing “Happy Birthday” to the beloved Jayhawk.
A century ago, sophomores Jimmy O’Bryon and George Hollingbery designed a new Jayhawk that the Kansas Alumni magazine characterized as “quaint” and “duck-like.” This Jayhawk led to more extensive use of the Jayhawk trademark, which began to appear on jackets, sweaters and uniforms around campus as well as on commercial products off-campus.
Celebrate 100 years of the 1923 Jayhawk with cupcakes, activities and more for all to enjoy including a special announcement from the KU Bookstore.
This event is part of Family Weekend, hosted by Student Affairs, which will conclude with the KU football game against the Brigham Young University at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. View more information about Family Weekend, Sept. 22-23 on the website.

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Contact: Joe Monaco, Office of Public Affairs, 785-864-7100, [email protected], @UnivOfKansas
Military jets to fly over campus Friday, Saturday in advance of football game
LAWRENCE – Two military jets are scheduled to fly over campus twice this week in advance of Saturday’s football game between the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University.
The jets will fly over David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium about 15 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff Sept. 23.
The jets will do a practice run over the stadium at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.
Both flyovers will originate from the south and proceed north over the stadium.

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