Jennifer Jackson Sanner
KU Alumni Association

'Hawks & Highways' returns with KU events in communities statewide

Wed, 05/15/2019

LAWRENCE — For the second consecutive year, the University of Kansas Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics will host “Hawks & Highways” events in communities throughout Kansas, part of a multiyear effort guided by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod to expand and strengthen outreach across the state. The series will begin with nine events in May and June.

Details for all events in the ongoing series can be found at

“We’re incredibly grateful for the loyalty and support of KU alumni, friends and fans throughout the state of Kansas,” said Heath Peterson, KU Alumni Association president, “and we’re committed to connecting with these Jayhawks in their local communities.”

“Hawks & Highways is an excellent opportunity for alumni, friends and fans across this great state to learn firsthand from university leaders about our outstanding university,” Athletics Director Jeff Long said. “Partnering with the Alumni Association allows us to combine our resources in an effective manner to reach all those interested in the University of Kansas. We are excited to share the highlights of the state’s flagship university and are eager to visit cities around the state.”

KU football coach Les Miles is scheduled to attend the events in Dodge City, Independence, Salina and Wichita. Other university guests will be announced at a later date.

To make reservations, visit

Tuesday, May 21

Happy Hour in Dodge City

5:30-7 p.m., Boot Hill Museum-Occidental Saloon, 500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.

Wednesday, May 22

Happy Hour in Independence

5:30-7 p.m., Independence Country Club, 2824 Country Club Circle

June 4

Happy Hour in Emporia

5:30-7 p.m., Radius Brewing Company, 610 Merchant St.

June 6

Happy Hour in Hutchinson

5:30-7 p.m., Location TBD

June 11

Happy Hour in Salina

5:30-7 p.m., 638 Event Space, 638 Francis Ave.

June 13

Happy Hour in Atchison

5:30-7 p.m., Location TBD

June 18

Happy Hour in Topeka

5:30-7 p.m., Location TBD

June 25

Happy Hour in Wichita

5:30-7 p.m., Chicken N Pickle, 240 N. Greenwich Road

June 26

Happy Hour in Pittsburg

5:30-7 p.m., Location TBD.

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