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May 17, 2005
Contact: Carolyn Barnes, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760 or (800) 584-2957

KU administrators to meet in Concordia with alumni from 6 N. Central counties


LAWRENCE - University of Kansas alumni in eight counties have been invited to meet with about 40 KU faculty traveling on the Wheat State Whirlwind tour of Kansas and several KU representatives during a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, in Concordia's Union Pacific Depot, Third and Washington streets.

Former Concordia resident and KU Vice Provost of Student Success Marlesa Roney and KU Senior Vice Provost Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett will be among the special KU guests traveling to Concordia to meet with alumni from Cloud, Clay, Jewell, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties. Mike Davis, senior vice president of alumni programs, and Kim Cuda, director of KU Medical Center alumni and community relations, will also attend.

" On behalf of Chancellor Hemenway and all of us at the University of Kansas, we are extremely pleased to be coming to Concordia, and we look forward to the opportunity to visit with KU friends," Roney said. "KU is appreciative of the many years of support it has received from North Central Kansas."
Alumni planning to attend may contact Carolyn Barnes at the KU Alumni Association (800) 584-2957 for reservations. Or send email to cbarnes@kualumni.org. More information is online at www.kualumni.org, click on "Alumni Events."

The Concordia reception is one of two alumni meetings planned during the six-day Wheat State Whirlwind Tour of Kansas by KU faculty. The other will be in Dodge City on May 25. For more information, visit www.wheatstate.ku.edu.

Concordia is one of more than 25 communities in Kansas the faculty will visit this year. The fast-moving 1,500-mile tour provides faculty new to Kansas an opportunity to learn more about the history, culture, economy and traditions of their new state.

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