Dedication ceremonies for the K.K. and Margaret Amini Scholarship Hall, the first Kansas University scholarship hall built since the 1950s, will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 10.
Chancellor Gene A. Budig, officials and honored guests will join the hall's residents on the lawn of the building for a presentation honoring KU alumni K.K. and Margaret Amini of San Antonio. A $1 million gift from the Aminis to the KU Endowment Association's Campaign Kansas helped make construction possible.
The $1,419,000 structure is KU's ninth scholarship hall. Located on Louisiana Street on the east edge of campus, the hall has about 16,500 square feet and houses 50 male students. Scholarship residence halls provide a cooperative living experience for students. Residents share some kitchen and household duties, reducing their living costs.
Speakers at the event are David A. Ambler, vice chancellor for student affairs; Budig; and Jordan Haines, member of the executive committee of the Endowment Association's board of trustees and former national chairman of Campaign Kansas. Amini Hall President Bryan Young will present a painting of the building to K.K. Amini during the ceremony.
After the unveiling ceremony of a commemorative plaque in the hall's entryway, guests will take tours and attend a luncheon in the hall's dining area. K.K. and Margaret Amini will be recognized during halftime activities at the Jayhawks' football game against Kansas State University.