Ten boxes of books left recently with Kansas University students bound for Costa Rica.
More than 1,000 books were donated to the University of Costa Rica during a campus book drive organized by Roberta Davitt, graduate student in Latin American studies from Stilwell. John Hoopes, assistant professor of anthropology, inspired the idea for the book drive, which began in April and extended through finals.
The books, donated by the KU Bookstore, Jayhawk Bookstore, the School of Journalism and individual KU students and faculty and staff members, cover topics from world politics to health and fitness.
They were shipped Saturday on American Airlines and LACSA, the national airline of Costa Rica, which waived excess baggage fees.
Each book is emblazoned with a Jayhawk sticker and a message that "KU students, faculty and the Grupo de Kansas present each book to UCR in recognition of the 33 years of cooperation and friendship."
The Grupo de Kansas is an organization that includes KU and other students from across the United States.