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KU dancer Kayla Wegley brings dating violence into the spotlight.

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Kayla Wegley is giving a voice to victims of dating violence and abuse – without saying a single word. During two performances in the Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Theatre, Wegley and a cast of 35 dancers and 14 choreographers demonstrated the effects of violence through the language of movement.
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Catch up on what's Happening on the Hill this weekend:

Tonight, Sept. 23:
▹ 2016 Sayers & Pollard Golf Classic // 1:30 p.m. – Alvamar Country Club
▹ KU soccer vs. Texas Tech // 7 p.m. – Rock Chalk Park
▹ Movies on the Hill: Jungle Book // 8 p.m. – Daisy Hill behind Mrs. E’s

Saturday Sept. 24:
▹ Potter Lake Cardboard Boat Regatta // 1 p.m. – Potter Lake, of course!

Sunday Sept. 25:
▹ School of Music, Faculty Recital Series: Ingrid Stölzel, composition // 2:30 p.m. – Swarthout Recital
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Throwback Thursday at KU: Somehow KU students have survived the last nine years without it — a late-night run to Joe’s Bakery. After serving sandwiches, fresh pastries, and hot glazed doughnuts to thousands for 55 years, Joe’s Bakery closed in 2007.

Joe Smith first opened his shop in 1952 at 616 W. Ninth St. As the legend goes, students walking home one night from downtown Lawrence were entranced by the aroma from his next day’s preparations— they rattled his door until he let them buy what they were smelling.

Soon Joe’s began staying open late. Then for 24 hours. Making a “Joe’s run” became a campus tradition. Lines spilled out the door when the doughnuts were fresh, between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Smith ended his own run at Joe’s when he retired in 1980. His son, Ralph, and subsequent owners kept the magic going until 2007. But the memory lives on — Joe’s sign hangs in the Kansas Union.
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ROCK chalk, Jayhawks! Brad Paisley to perform free concert in the Memorial Stadium parking lot on Friday, October 14. More info: bit.ly/2cp913a 
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Dancer Kayla Wegley uses her art as advocacy. With an Undergraduate Research Award, Wegley curated and produced a 90-minute dance performance that explored the issue of dating violence. Her goal? To reach just one person. Instead, she performed for over 240 audience members. Read more of Wegley’s story at http://bit.ly/2bVJFt4.
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Throwback Thursday at KU: There’s a reason you’ll see Gale Sayers’ name and number (48) displayed prominently in the Ring of Honor in Memorial Stadium’s north bowl — the “Kansas Comet” is considered by many as football’s greatest broken-field runner. Sayers first took a handoff for the KU varsity as a sophomore tailback in 1962. Over three seasons, he zigged and zagged through defenses to lead the Jayhawks in rushing, touchdowns, and kickoff returns with an average of 6.5 yards per carry — amassing 3,917 all-purpose yards and 2,675 rushing yards. He was named an All-American in his junior and senior seasons, leading KU in receiving and punt returns.

Drafted in the first round by the Chicago Bears, he rushed for 4,956 yards in seven years before knee injuries cut his NFL career short. In 1977, he entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

At KU, Sayers served as assistant athletics director (1972-76) and as director of fundraising for special projects (2009-12).
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KU freshman class grows for fifth straight year, sets record for academic talent: http://bit.ly/KU_2020

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Chancellor Gray-Little to step down in summer 2017. Read it: http://bit.ly/2d7zJzB 
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Nicole Geckeler, a senior in KU’s Department of Applied Behavioral Science, says she learns more from her students than they do from her.

Each year, about 60 children of all abilities, from ages 1 to 7, are taught in various classrooms housed in Haworth Hall and the Dole Human Development Center. Geckeler worked in one of the intensive intervention programs with JJ, a 4-year-old boy who uses mainly sign language to communicate. She found JJ to be quick at learning and eager to know everyone’s name.

“He came in knowing 40 signs and we're at 122 signs right now,” she says.
Geckeler says JJ’s positive attitude inspired her. “I'm going to continue to push myself just as he does,” she says. “This program taught me that I can go out and build my own preschool. I have the tools, and the resources to do so, and I know where to get them if I don't.”

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Get out and explore this weekend. Catch up on what's Happening on the Hill:

Tonight, Sept. 16:
▹ School of Music KU Collage Concert // 7:30 p.m. – Lied Center

Saturday Sept. 17:
▹ Monarch Watch Tagging Event // 7:30 a.m. – City of Lawrence Wetland Restoration Project
▹ 2016 Dr. Bob Run 5K Event // 9 a.m. – Rim Rock Farm
▹ KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden Fall Tour // 10 a.m. – KU Student Farm
▹ SUA Campus Carnival // 5 p.m. – Lied Center parking lot

Sunday Sept. 18:
▹ 21+ Field Trip Science: DNA Discovery // 11 a.m. – KU Natural History Museum
▹ School of Music, Faculty Recital Series: Michael Kirkendoll, piano // 7:30 p.m. – Swarthout Recital Hall
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#KUtbt: Did you know KU’s smiling Jayhawk image is now 70 years old? The mascot designed by Harold “Hal” Sandy is probably KU’s most recognizable symbol — you'll find it on thousands of apparel and merchandise items, from T-shirts to barbecue branding irons.

But it wasn't the first Jayhawk. KU’s mascot has undergone a number of physical and personality changes, including a 1912 version with long legs and boots, a 1920 image that was more crow-like, a 1923 duck-like mascot, a more sinister-looking Jayhawk in 1929, and a wartime “Fighting Jayhawk” in 1941.

In 1946, Sandy, then a KU student, created his version of the Jayhawk and produced it in decal form. He sold it on campus and around Lawrence to help finance his last two years at KU. In 1947, he sold his copyright to the Kansas Union Bookstore for $250 — and his Jayhawk remains KU’s mascot to this day.
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We've got spirit.
Yes we do.
We've got spirit.
So, we wear Crimson & Blue! ❤️💙

Show us your spirit for #CollegeColors day, Jayhawks!
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The University of Kansas currently enrolls just under 29,000 students from all over Kansas, the United States and the world.

KU has 50 ranked academic programs, offers more than 130 study abroad programs, and provides more than $72 million in scholarships and grants to students each year. 

KU students have won more Rhodes Scholarships, and more federally sponsored research is conducted at KU, than at all other Kansas universities combined.
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