June 10, 2004

Contact: Lynn Bretz, University Relations, (785) 864-8866.

KU to show Reagan funeral at union; some offices closed in observance

Previous release: KU to honor Reagan Friday; some offices to close, classes to continue

LAWRENCE -- Live television coverage of former President Ronald Reagan's funeral Friday at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., will be available to the public on a large screen in Woodruff Auditorium on the fifth level of the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas.

The auditorium will open at 10 a.m. The funeral service is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT.

Kansas Public Radio also will carry the funeral live from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. KPR, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on KANU 91.5-FM in Lawrence, KANH 89.7-FM in Emporia, KANV 91.3-FM in Olsburg-Junction City and K210CR 89.9-FM in Atchison.

The university's observance of the national day of mourning proclaimed earlier this week by President George W. Bush will include other activities:

 • The public is invited to record recollections of Reagan and express condolences to the family in a book of remembrances through Sunday, June 13, at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on KU's West Campus. A guard of honor drawn from KU's ROTC units will be positioned at the book throughout Friday morning at the institute, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dole officials will forward the book to the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

 • The bells of the World War II Memorial Carillon will sound from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday during the former president's funeral.

All summer session classes will meet as planned on the Lawrence, Kansas City, Edwards and Wichita campuses. KU's Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center also will hold classes on Friday in Hutchinson. KU on Wheels bus service will run as scheduled on the Lawrence campus.

In addition, the following KU offices will hold normal business hours for the public:

 • Hilltop Child Development Center
 • Sunnyside Infant-Toddler Program
 • Educare Program
 • Lied Center ticket office
 • Kansas and Burge unions
 • All museums
 • All libraries
 • Parking Services
 • Public Safety
 • Child and Family Services Clinic in the Dole Human Development Center
 • Clinical Child Psychology Program, Dole Human Development Center
 • Hall Center for the Humanities
 • School of Business administrative offices

The following KU offices will be closed in observance:

 • Alumni Association administrative offices (the Alumni Center will be open for previously scheduled events)
 • Printing Services
 • Internal Audit
 • Policy Research Institute
 • Center for East Asian Studies
 • Center for Research on Learning
 • KU Center for Research
 • Kansas Geological Survey (Moore, Parker and Hambleton halls)
 • Kansas Biological Survey

As directed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, all national and state flags on the KU campuses will continue to fly at half-mast during the 30-day period of mourning for Reagan, who died June 5.

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