Archive for Thursday, November 11, 2010

25 years ago: KU holds ceremony at site of planned Vietnam Memorial

November 11, 2010


From the Lawrence Journal-World for Nov. 11, 1985:

  • Kansas University held a short ceremony at the site of a planned Vietnam Memorial, the first of its kind to be built on a non-military college campus. About two dozen Vietnam veterans and relatives of some of the local men killed during the war attended the ceremony, as well as uniformed cadets and officers from KU’s ROTC programs, staff members from the chancellor’s office, and the student body president.
  • Area hunters were coming back home to Lawrence after a weekend in western Kansas for the opening of pheasant season. They reported a wide range of luck. “Saturday we couldn’t miss ‘em and Sunday we couldn’t hit ‘em,” said Vince Vannicola, an employee at FMC Corp. He had accompanied his brother and a friend to the area around Hoxie, 310 miles west of Lawrence.
  • Calder M. Pickett was scheduled to give his inaugural lecture as the Clyde M. Reed Distinguished Professor of Journalism on Nov. 19. During the lecture, which was free to the public, Dr. Pickett intended to use slides, music, and voice recordings to present some of the stories of American life that had been enjoyed by KU students and radio audiences.


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