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Issue 4, 2009

Table of Contents

20 Kansas on her Mind

28 Mommy’s All Right, Daddy’s All Right

34 Heirloom Harvest

5 First Word
The editor's turn

6 On the Boulevard
KU & Alumni Association events

8 Jayhawk Walk
Taylor Swift turns on, tunes in and drops by; a parrot Rock Chalk chants; a lost banner returns.

10 Hilltopics
News and notes: Students pursue a new kind of green and veterans find advocates on campus.

16 Sports
Could they be contenders? Football Jayhawks eye a Big 12 North title; softball gets a new coach.

38 Association News
Three honored with Ellsworth medallion; new board members begin national service to KU.

42 Class Notes
Profiles of an Army general, a hot dog king, a neurosurgeon and more

60 In Memory
Deaths in the KU family

64 Rock Chalk Review
Sociologist studies lure of possessions; “Tree of Life” blooms; books explore history, sport.

68 Glorious to View
Scene on campus