KU puts plastic egg in front of union, teases to ‘hatching’ next year

photo by: Chris Conde

A large blue plastic egg surrounded by smaller eggs appeared recently outside KU's student union on Jayhawk Boulevard.

A giant blue egg, surrounded by four smaller red and blue eggs, materialized a week ago outside the Kansas Memorial Union on the University of Kansas campus.

The words “Hatching March 7th” are written across the large plastic egg in the newly constructed Ascher Plaza in front of the student union on Jayhawk Boulevard.

But those words are the only clue to the mystery of what’s in the eggs.

David Mucci, director of the KU Memorial Union, wants to keep it a secret. But he did say that the expected hatching date of March 7, 2019, had something to do with a depiction of the Jayhawk in the early 20th century.

The Ascher Plaza is named for KU donors James and Mary Ellen Ascher, who recently gave money to KU Endowment to purchase a 1,000-piece Jayhawk collection that is displayed in the union.


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