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Issue 3, 2012

Table of Contents

22 A Gem of a Day

26 The the Going Gets Tough

38 Eyes on the Storm

42 Peak Performer

2 Lift the Chorus
Letters from readers

5 First Word
The editor's turn

6 On the Boulevard
KU & Alumni Association events

8 Jayhawk Walk
Funny papers, Jayhawk plates, lovestruck katydids and more

10 Hilltopics
News and notes: Endowment kicks off $1.2 billion campaign; schools honor distinguished alumni.

18 Sports
Women's track soars to Big 12 silver; football eyes fresh start and new tradition for fall.

46 Association News
Rock Chalk Ball and reunions make for a festive spring; staff stalwarts Otto and Winner retire.

50 Class Notes
Profiles of a patriotic pilot, an iconic artist, an inspirational memoirist and more

64 In Memory
Deaths in the KU family

68 Rock Chalk Review
A snowy invasion, atomic-age artifacts, a heady sculpture and more

72 Glorious to View
Scene on campus