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Sept. 10, 2007
Contact: Jennifer Alderdice, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-9778.

Media advisory: Student group to host birthday bash for KU

LAWRENCE — It’s the University of Kansas’ birthday, and everyone is invited over for cake.

WHAT: To commemorate the anniversary of KU’s first day of classes, which were held Sept. 12, 1866, students and faculty will have the opportunity to sign an oversized birthday card dedicated to the university and enjoy free birthday cake. The annual event, called Celebrate KU, is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12

WHERE: Wescoe Beach in front of Wescoe Hall on the Lawrence campus.

WHY: “Important occasions for the university like KU’s birthday often go by completely unnoticed. ‘Celebrate KU’ is an exciting opportunity for students and faculty to recognize the numerous reasons why we love KU,” said Megan Lemon, director of outreach for the Student Alumni Association.

The Student Alumni Association is a registered student organization that assists the KU Alumni Association with events and activities; it is designed to educate and involve students with the alumni association. For more information, visit the group's Web site.

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