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June 9, 2005
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KU to dedicate Woodyard Plaza, given by sister to honor retiring KU professor


LAWRENCE -- The Woodyard Plaza, a landscaping project created as a sister's gift to honor her brother's career at the University of Kansas, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11.

The plaza, located in a grove between Wescoe and Budig halls near Jayhawk Boulevard, honors George Woodyard, professor emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese and KU's first dean of international studies and programs. His late sister, Dorothy Woodyard, gave more than $50,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association for its construction.

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