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July 19, 2005
Contact: Jill Simpson, Kansas Alumni Association, (800) 584-2957.

Kansas University alumni plan July 25 welcome for new area freshmen

LAWRENCE -- Recent area high school and college graduates planning to attend the University of Kansas this fall will be welcomed to the KU family by the Kansas Alumni Association at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the home of Paige Davis, Philadelphia KU chapter leader, 13 Veteran's Way, Malvern.

The Alumni Association is coordinating the sendoff event with Philadelphia members to provide Melissa Cooper of Doylestown and Amanda Ely of West Chester and their parents an opportunity not only to meet one another but also to meet other KU students and alumni in the area. Current KU students will offer to share their freshman experiences and will serve as mentors when the new freshmen arrive on campus about Aug. 14 for orientation and fall enrollment activities. KU's fall term begins Aug. 18.

Kansas Alumni Association representatives attending include Jill Simpson, director of national chapter development.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Jill Simpson at (800) 584-2957.

KU has been rated in the top 50 public national universities in academic reputation, according to U.S. News' "America's Best Colleges" issue for 2004. A comprehensive educational and research institution, KU enrolls about 29,000 students, including more than 4,000 freshmen. The main campus is located in Lawrence, a city of about 80,000 in northeastern Kansas. Other campuses include the Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.; the Edwards Campus in Overland Park; and a clinical campus of the School of Medicine in Wichita.

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