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June 28, 2005
Contact: Heath Peterson, Kansas Alumni Association, (800) 584-2957

KU officials to picnic with alumni, new students, parents July 11 in Winfield

LAWRENCE -- Pat Henderson, assistant athletics director at the University of Kansas, and representatives of the Kansas Alumni Association and KU's Lied Center will join alumni and students from three counties in south-central Kansas for a picnic at 6 p.m. Monday, July 11, at The Ridge, 3727 Quail Ridge Drive in Winfield.

Bob Bourdette of Winfield, volunteer with the Kansas Alumni Association Winfield chapter, is helping coordinate the event, which includes a sendoff for new KU freshmen, new transfer students and their parents. Picnic fare will be served and new KU students will receive T-shirts. New KU students and their parents are invited guests. Cost is $15 per person for alumni.

In addition to area alumni, the Kansas Alumni Association has invited recent high school graduates as well as transfer students who will attend KU this fall. KU's fall term begins Aug. 18; freshmen arrive on campus Aug. 14 for orientation and enrollment activities.

"Picnics and sendoffs are great for alumni because they not only learn the latest from news from KU, but they get to welcome new students to the Jayhawk family," said Heath Peterson, director of Kansas chapters. "This provides students with an opportunity to get to know Jayhawks in the area and meet other students attending KU this coming fall."

Peterson and Mike Davis, senior vice president for alumni programs, will also attend the event. For more information, or to make reservations for the event, contact Peterson at (800) 584-2957.

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Andrea Iman Arkansas City Cowley 67005
Georgia Leake Arkansas City Cowley 67005
Alison Pulec Arkansas City Cowley 67005
Zachary West Arkansas City Cowley 67005
Andrew Castaneda Arkansas City Cowley 67005
Elsabeth Knackstedt Winfield Cowley 67156
Travis Lindeman Winfield Cowley 67156
Emily Meyer Winfield Cowley 67156
Steven Schoon Winfield Cowley 67156
Dara Schwyhart Winfield Cowley 67156
Sarah Schwyhart Winfield Cowley 67156
Annisa Shockey Winfield Cowley 67156
Erin Birney Winfield Cowley 67156
Chelsea Magruder Norwich KM Kingman 67118
Christina Stephenson Belle Plaine Sumner 67013
Adam Varner Belle Plaine Sumner 67013
Jonathan Galliart Belle Plaine Sumner 67013
Erik Rasmussen Conway Springs Sumner 67031
Carissa Osner Conway Springs Sumner 67031
Samuel Short Oxford SU Sumner 67119
Jarod Bryant South Haven Sumner 67140
Abby Biles Wellington Sumner 67152
Samantha Favinger Wellington Sumner 67152
Melissa Fergen Wellington Sumner 67152
John Heath Wellington Sumner 67152
Jennifer Ramsey Wellington Sumner 67152
Viktoria Volosin Wellington Sumner 67152
Joel Boaldin Wellington Sumner 67152

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