Archive for Wednesday, December 14, 2005

KU art sale will assist student injured in fire

December 14, 2005


Students in Kansas University's Department of Art turned their annual ceramic and printmaking sale into a fundraiser for Leigh McHatton, an undergraduate student who was injured in the Boardwalk Apartments fire. The students raised about $900.

Associate professor of art Michael Krueger and the Intaglio Club, an organization of KU art students, recently held their annual sale.

Krueger, alumni and visiting artists also donated works.

This year, the students unanimously agreed to donate 20 percent of the funds from the sale to help McHatton. All profits from works donated by Krueger, alumni and visiting artists also went to the McHatton fund.


Ragingbear 12 years, 4 months ago

Once again, Lawrence is focused on KU students, while forgetting about the rest. There were over a hundred victims of that fire, many were hurt and have medical bills. So why is just this one student getting all these goo-goos while the others have to fight to even get dishes for their house?

j311 12 years, 4 months ago

To ragingbear: Obviously you have not read any of the other articles on leigh mchatton. Then you would know that she was one of the three life watched to Kansas City and spent a month in the hospital with 3rd degree burns from the apartment fire. I think that she not only lost everything in the fire, but has to pay a significant amount of medical bills as well. So if her fellow students wanted to raise money in honor of her I think that is commendable. Instead of talking about her getting all the "goos-goos", start a fundraiser of your own. I know that I already have. It's important to help everyone affected instead of just posting about it

Ragingbear 12 years, 4 months ago

As for starting a fundraiser of my own, there is a conflict of interest. I am one of the victims. But the salvation army, and a few other places were out an about gatherins "Funds" for these fire victims. What did I get when I went there? A big run around and diddly squat. That's right, the very places gathering money for them were not spending it on them. Like the Red Cross said, they were only replenishing what they had spent, and were not going to spend anymore. Would have helped if they spent something in the first place.

And while this was happening, a large shipment was being processed of stuff to go to Hurricane Katrina. Yes, it was horrible, yes there were lives lost and people lost everything, but take care of your own back yard first people. I am sure that just some blankets, pillows and dishes would have been much appreciated by the people who lost their homes that night.

mjb 12 years, 4 months ago

At least you have your life and yes it terrible and its a shame money doesnt grow on trees and who is to decide which catastrophy is due this and not that but yes you have your life my sister Lanz was not so lucky but then again maybe she was i live in mississippi and i read the LJWorld everyday to see what is being done and hoping to get some kind of closure or understanding of why someone would or could do something so horrible and to read some of the comments is hard and all i can think is you all may seem lost or angry but you are alive

Ragingbear 12 years, 4 months ago

Man, you ever hear of sentence structure or punctuation? They exist on your keyboard for a reason you know.

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