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Rock Chalk Roadshow coming to five Kansas cities

Thu, 08/21/2014

LAWRENCE — The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow will hit the road from Sunday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Aug. 28, with tour events in Pittsburg, Salina, Hutchinson, Garden City and Hays, and it will include visits with prospective students and families from 163 Kansas schools.

University of Kansas representatives will visit area schools to meet with counselors, drop off materials and present to students during the day. Evening receptions with interested students and families are planned in the five aforementioned cities. Students who graduated from those area high schools will be present to talk about their experiences as Jayhawks and to answer questions. Faculty and staff will also be on hand to speak about academic and experiential learning opportunities.  

The events for students and parents are in the following communities:

Pittsburg
    Sunday, Aug. 24, 3:30-5 p.m.
    Crestview Country Club
    304 W. Crestview Ave.
KU students attending: Nick Kellum, Baxter Springs High School; Erin Tuck, Saint Paul High School.
    
Salina
    Monday, Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Salina Bicentennial Center
    800 The Midway
KU students attending: Sara Anderson, Smoky Valley High School; Sara Prendergast, Sacred Heart High School.

Hutchinson
    Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
    1100 N Plum St.
    KU students attending: Paige Brown, Hutchinson High School; Ellie Eastes, Pratt High School.

Garden City
    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
    The Golf Club at Southwind
    77 Grandview Drive
 KU students attending: Alyssa Canfield, Liberal High School; Dante Mesa, Garden City High School; Daryan Whaler, Sublette High School.

Hays
    Thursday, Aug. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Smoky Hill Country Club
    3303 Hall St.
KU students attending: Brad Pruter, Hays High School; Rachel Slipke, Norton High School.

Students from the following high schools have been invited to attend the Rock Chalk Roadshow: 

  • Abilene High School
  • Altoona-Midway High School
  • Ashland High School
  • Baxter Springs High School
  • Beloit Jr.-Sr. High School
  • Bennington High School
  • Bucklin High School
  • Buhler High School
  • Burrton High School
  • Canton-Galva High School
  • Carthage Senior High School
  • Central Christian High School
  • Central Plains High School
  • Chanute Christian Academy
  • Chase High School
  • Cherryvale Senior High School
  • Chetopa High School
  • Cimarron High School
  • College Heights Christian School
  • Columbus Unified High School
  • Concordia High School
  • Cunningham High School
  • Deerfield High School
  • Dighton High School
  • Dodge City High School
  • Elkhart High School
  • Ellinwood High School
  • Ellis High School
  • Ell-Saline High School
  • Ellsworth High School
  • Elyria Christian School
  • Erie High School
  • Fairfield High School
  • Field Kindley Memorial High School
  • Fort Scott Christian Heights
  • Fort Scott High School
  • Fowler High School
  • Fredonia High School
  • Frontenac Jr-Sr High School
  • Galena High School
  • Garden City High School
  • Girard High School
  • Glasco High School
  • Goessel High School
  • Great Bend High School
  • Greeley County High School
  • Halstead High School
  • Haven High School
  • Hays High School
  • Healy High School
  • Hesston High School
  • Hill City High School
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Hodgeman County High School
  • Hoisington High School
  • Holcomb High School
  • Hope High School
  • Hoxie High School
  • Hugoton High School
  • Humboldt High School
  • Hutchinson Senior High School
  • Independence Bible School
  • Independence Sr High School
  • Ingalls High School
  • Inman High School
  • Iola Senior High School
  • Joplin High School
  • Kansas Academy of Math and Science
  • Kingman High School
  • Kinsley High School
  • Kiowa County High School
  • Labette County High School
  • LaCrosse High School
  • Lakeside High School
  • Lakin High School
  • Larned High School
  • Liberal High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Little River High School
  • Logan High School
  • Lyons High School
  • Macksville High School
  • Marion High School
  • Marmaton Valley High School
  • McAuley Regional High School
  • McPherson High School
  • Meade High School
  • Miltonvale High School
  • Minneapolis High School
  • Minneola High School
  • Moscow High School
  • Moundridge High School
  • Natoma High School
  • Neodesha High School
  • Ness City High School
  • Nevada High School
  • Nickerson High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Northern Valley High School
  • Norton High School
  • Norwich High School
  • Oakley High School
  • Osborne High School
  • Oswego High School
  • Otis-Bison High School
  • Palco High School
  • Parsons Senior High School
  • Pawnee Heights High School
  • Peabody-Burns High School
  • Phillipsburg High School
  • Pike Valley High School
  • Pilgrim Christian School
  • Pittsburg High School
  • Plainville High School
  • Pratt High School
  • Pretty Prairie High School
  • Quinter Rural High School
  • Republic County High School
  • Riverton High School
  • Rolla High School
  • Russell High School
  • Sacred Heart High School
  • Saint John High School
  • Saint Johns Military School
  • Saint Johns School
  • Saint Paul High School
  • Salina Central High School
  • Salina South High School
  • Satanta High School
  • Scott Community High School
  • Sedgwick High School
  • Skyline High School
  • Smoky Valley High School
  • Solomon High School
  • South Central High School
  • South Gray High School
  • Southeast High School
  • Southeast Saline Senior High School
  • Southwestern Heights High School
  • Spearville High School
  • St. Mary's-Colgan High School
  • Stafford High School
  • Stanton County High School
  • Sterling High School
  • Stockton High School
  • Sublette High School
  • Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School
  • Syracuse High School
  • Tescott High School
  • Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
  • Thomas More Prep-Marian High School
  • Tipton High School
  • Trego Community High School
  • Trinity  Catholic High School
  • Tyro Community Christian School
  • Ulysses High School
  • Uniontown High School
  • Victoria High School
  • Western Plains High School
  • Wheatland High School
  • Wichita County High School
  • Wilson High School
  • Yates Center High School.


Matt Menzenski, a graduate student in Slavic languages & literatures, took this photo during President Obama’s speech at KU Thursday. Menzenski says he was struck by how relaxed the president was in his delivery. He missed a chance to hear former President Bill Clinton speak in his hometown in 2004, but finally got to see a sitting president this week at KU. “The opportunity to hear the president speak is just one of many great opportunities I've had at KU. So many interesting talks and events happen here all the time. I try to attend at least one a week-- it's never hard to find something interesting to go to.” Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures KU Dept of Slavic Languages - Friends & Alumni Barack Obama The White House #exploreKU #POTUSatKU

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