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Spencer Museum of Art

“Backyard Bash,” Sept. 22, Marvin Grove

“Visible and Divisible America: In Conversation with the 2019–2020 KU Common Book,” through Dec. 1

“Foundling,” through Dec. 22

“knowledges,” through Jan. 5

Lied Center events


23, 24 Gerald Clayton, piano

26 KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Juan‐Miguel Hernandez, viola


1 KU Wind Ensemble

3 Common Book lecture with Kiese Laymon

6 “Rent”: 20th Anniversary Tour

8 United States Air Force Academy Band: The Falconaires

9 Kit Yan, slam poet

19 Black Violin

20 Richard Shindell

23 KU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

24 David Sedaris

27 Brentano String Quartet with special guest Dawn Upshaw, soprano

29 The King’s Singers

31 KU Symphony Orchestra


1 Zach Williams

2 Jersey Boys

3 Melissa Etheridge

10 The Munin Trio

14 KU Wind Ensemble and Crossroads Wind Ensemble concert

20 SHE, a Choreoplay

22 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

23 Hiplet Ballerinas

Humanities Lecture Series


1 “Sovereignty of the Soul: Centering the Voices of Native Women,” Sarah Deer, The Commons


25 An Evening with Alan Alda, Lied Center

Dole Institute events


24 Votes for Women: Suffrage and the 19th Amendment Centennial


22 The League of Wives: Heath Hardage Lee


13 2019 Journalism and Politics Lecture: The Evolution of TV News

Natural History Museum events


16 “Science on Tap: The World Through the Eyes of a Drone: Applications in GIS,” Free State Brewing Company, Lawrence


20 “Science on Tap: Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills,” Free State Brewing Company, Lawrence

Murphy Hall


2 New Music Guild

4 KU Choirs: Concert Choir and Treble Choir

8 Sunflower Baroque

9 Visiting Artist Series: Peter Cooper, oboe master class and recital

11 Faculty Recital Series: Steven Spooner, piano

17 KU String Faculty Chamber Music

18 Scott Watson 40th Anniversary Alumni Concert

19 Scott Watson 40th Anniversary Free State Brass Band Concert

20 Scott Watson 40th Anniversary KU Tuba/Euphonium and Alumni Concert

20 Faculty Chamber Recital

21 KU Jazz Combos: Matt Otto, Brian Ward, Alex Frank

24 KU Jazz Combos: Jeff Harshbarger, Brandon Draper, Brian Ward

25 Visiting Artist Series: Michael Harley, bassoon

25 KU Choirs: Treble Choir, Glee Club and University Singers

27 KU Choirs: Concert Choir and Bales Chorale

29 Graduate Honor Recital


1 Faculty Recital Series: Michael Compitello, percussion

4 Charlie Chaplin Film Festival

5 Faculty and Visiting Artist Series: Geoffrey Herd, violin; Hannah Collins, cello; Esther Park, piano

7-10 KU Opera: Giulio Cesare by G.F. Handel

10 Kansas Virtuosi

12 Visiting Artist Series: Karen Becker, cello

17 KU Choirs: University Singers and KC Womens Ensemble

17 Faculty Recital Series: Vince Gnojek, saxophone

18 Visiting Artist Series: Leone Buyse, flute

18 Visiting Artist Series: Raymond Santos, clarinet

19 KU Saxophone Quartet

20 Cello Studio Recital

21 Tuba/Euphonium Chamber Ensembles

22 KU Trombone and Horn Choirs

25 New Music Guild

KU Theatre & Dance


27-29 “The Christians,” directed by Markus Potter, Crafton-Preyer Theatre


4-6 “The Christians,” directed by Markus Potter, Crafton-Preyer Theatre

25-27, 29, 30 “In the Blood,” directed by Timmia Hearn, William Inge Memorial Theatre


1 “In the Blood,” directed by Timmia Hearn, William Inge Memorial Theatre

14, 16, 17 University Dance Company Fall Concert, Crafton-Preyer Theatre



3 KU Jazz Ensembles I-III, Lawrence Arts Center


11 Music of KU Composition Faculty and Reception, Cider Gallery

20 KU Jazz Ensembles, Lawrence Arts Center

Kansas Honor Scholars Program


7 Great Bend

9 Garden City

14 Manhattan

22 Hays

23, 28 Wichita

29 Colby


4 Emporia

6 Salina

7 Hutchinson

11 Lawrence

12 Topeka

13 Pittsburg

20 Kansas City

Academic Calendar


12-15 Fall break

Alumni Events


18 Houston: Jayhawks & Java

19 Denver: Jayhawks & Java

19 New Orleans Happy Hour: Wrong Iron

21 KU vs. West Virginia watch parties

23 DC Happy Hour with KU Athletics Director Jeff Long: Bar Louie

26 KC Happy Hour: Brickhouse, Kansas City, Missouri

28 KU at TCU watch parties


2 Denver North Breakfast

9 Kansas City: Jayhawks & Java

16 Houston: Jayhawks & Java

19-26 Homecoming (for complete schedule, visit

24 KC Happy Hour: The Brass Onion, Overland Park


5 KU vs. Duke, Champions Classic pre-game activities, New York City

10 KU Vets Day 5K, Memorial Stadium

13 Kansas City: Jayhawks & Java

19 Jayhawk Book Club reception, Adams Alumni Center

20 Houston: Jayhawks & Java

21 Denver: Jayhawks & Java

21 KC Happy Hour

Events listed here are highlights from the Association’s busy calendar. For complete listings of all events, watch for emails about programs in your area, visit or call 800.584.2957.

Photos: Hundreds of new Jayhawks gathered Aug. 24 for Hawk Fest, one of the most highly anticipated activities for first-year students during Hawk Week. The event introduces students to more than 150 campus organizations and includes free food and drinks, entertainment, prizes and giveaways. Photos by Dan Storey. 

Events listed here are highlights from the Association’s busy calendar. For complete listings of all events, watch for emails about programs in your area, visit or call 800-584-2957. 

Photos: More than 500 runners and walkers joined the eighth annual KU Vets Day 5K, which weaves through campus and passes the University’s six war memorials. This year’s Nov. 10 event commemorated the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill and honored the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Participants received T-shirts and medals. Photos by Dan Storey.



Issue 5, 2019


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