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Rob Riggle to serve as grand marshal for Homecoming Parade

Tue, 08/26/2014

LAWRENCE — Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, a 1993 University of Kansas graduate, will be grand marshal of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. A pep rally on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets will follow the parade.

The parade is part of a weeklong celebration that begins Sunday, Sept. 21, and includes daily activities leading up to the KU-Texas football game Saturday, Sept. 27, in Memorial Stadium. The theme for KU’s 102nd Homecoming is Roll with the ’Hawks.

A complete Homecoming week schedule and application and nomination forms for Homecoming awards are now available at www.homecoming.ku.edu. The KU Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee will host informational meetings for all interested students and groups at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Adams Alumni Center.  Other important dates:

Sept. 2: Competition entry forms available at www.homecoming.ku.edu

Sept. 3: Deadline for faculty and staff nominations of students for the 24th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards. Ten finalists for the Ex.C.E.L Awards will participate in the Homecoming Parade; two students, one female and one male, will receive the honor at halftime of the Homecoming football game. Nominations should be sent to Jacey Krehbiel, Homecoming adviser, at jkrehbiel@kualumni.org

Sept. 8: 5 p.m. deadline for students applying for the Ex.C.E.L. award. Each application must include a reference letter from a faculty or staff member.

Sept. 9: 6 p.m. Homecoming informational meeting, Adams Alumni Center

Sept. 10: 6 p.m. Homecoming informational meeting, Adams Alumni Center. Application deadline for Jennifer Alderdice Homecoming Award honoring KU spirit and service

Sept. 15: Deadline for all other Homecoming entry forms

The student director of KU’s 102nd Homecoming is Elle Rose, a junior from Hutchinson majoring in pharmacy. She works with Alumni Association staff members and advisers Paige Hofer, student programs coordinator, and Jacey Krehbiel, alumni programs coordinator. The Association will continue to post details at www.homecoming.ku.edu. Jayhawks also can follow KU Homecoming on Facebook and Twitter, @KU_Homecoming. 



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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Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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