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September 16, 2005
Contact: Todd Cohen, University Relations, (785) 864-8858

Bring a buck, give at Break!: KU raises funds for Katrina relief; vigil set for Wed.

LAWRENCE - The effort to collect donations for the American Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief fund continues at University of Kansas with two new opportunities to give.

KU Athletics, which is donating $10,000 to the fund, is inviting all Jayhawk fans to "Bring a Buck to the Game" when the football team hosts Louisiana Tech Sept. 17.
Jayhawk student-athletes, coaches, athletics department staff, and students from various campus organizations will be collecting donations at each gate of Memorial Stadium beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday until kickoff at 6 p.m.

Student Union Activities has announced that all proceeds for its "Break! Urban Funk Spectacular" performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Lied Center will go to the hurricane relief fund. The recommended donation is $5. Vouchers to attend the show may be picked up at the SUA Box Office on Level 4 of the Kansas Union, the Lied Center Box Office, or at the door before the show.

Break! Urban Funk Spectacular is an international break dancing group based in New York City. The group consists of experts in the art forms of breaking, popping, locking, and power tumbling.

Phi Kappa Psi has announced it will donate $3,683 raised through donations from its current active members to the American Red Cross. The fraternity is located at 1602 W. 15th St. A benefit concert presented by the School of Fine Arts faculty and students this week raised about $2,200. Attendees were asked to donate $10 each.

As a part of the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government next week at KU, the university's Black Student Union will sponsor a candle light vigil at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 21, in front of the Kansas Union. It will feature a brief keynote address and the lighting of 29 candles to signify the date the hurricane hit. BSU also will raise funds for Red Cross on Sept. 21 through 23 on Wescoe Beach.

KU has enrolled 23 students from the Gulf Coast, including three law students and four graduate students.

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