From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 22, 1986:
- The Lawrence Community Theatre had been awarded two grants from the Southwestern Bell Foundation's Kansas Arts Excellence Program. The grants, totaling $6,500, were to be used to finance the group's fall production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as well as a new program called "School's Out, Theater's In," a program for elementary school children. Other recipients of program funds were the Thunderbird Theatre at Haskell Indian Junior College and Concerts for Young People. The Haskell theater had received $1,000 for a performance of "traditional Native American drama" at the upcoming Independence Days festival in July, while the Concerts for Young People program had received a $500 grant to help pay for a production of "The Pirates of Penzance" in early 1987.
- A campus memorial at Kansas University was to be dedicated on the upcoming Sunday. The memorial, which was to honor KU students who had died during the Vietnam War, was to be located near the intersection of Memorial Drive and West Campus Road. The KU campanile was scheduled to ring 55 times for the 55 former KU students whose names were on the memorial.