Kansas’ 4X400 relay team of, from left, Diamond Dixon, Denesha Morris, Taylor Washington and Paris Daniels, won the event Sunday at the Big 12 Outdoor. KU’s women placed second overall — the highest conference finish in KU women’s history — and the men tied for seventh in Manhattan.
A sign thanks Mom and Dad for their support at commencement on Sunday, which was also Mother’s Day.
A Mother’s Day thanks to both parents decorates a graduating senior’s cap.
KU women's basketball players Aishah Sutherland, left, and Angel Goodrich participated in Sunday's 140th-annual KU commencement at Memorial Stadium. Goodrich graduated but will have another year of eligibility because she red-shirted one season.
Doctoral graduates in the School of Pharmacy celebrate the conclusion of Kansas University’s 140th commencement on Sunday at Memorial Stadium. Front row from left are Candace Combs, Heather Schrant, Kelsey Lackey, Lindsey Fisher and Emily Littrell.
Patrick Green, Lawrence, left, gets a kiss from his father, Tracy, before commencement.
From left, KU basketball senior Jordan Juenemann, coach Bill Self, and players Tyshawn Taylor and Conner Teahan gather for a photograph before Sunday's KU commencement at Memorial Stadium.
Kirke Mechem, known as "the dean of American choral composers." Mechem received an honorary doctorate from Kansas University on Sunday.
Alan Mulally, the president and CEO of the Ford Motor Co. Mulally received an honorary doctorate at Kansas University on Sunday.
Sheila Bair, a former chairwoman of the FDIC. Bair received an honorary doctorate from Kansas University on Sunday.
Graduates pass by family and friends as they walk down the hill at Sunday’s 140th KU commencement.
KU basketball players Conner Teahan, left, and Tyshawn Taylor join another group of graduates for a photo before commencement. In the middle, from left, are Elizabeth Miller, Sarah Dechant, Brooke Carnie and Molly Martin.
The School of Medicine, at top, is drenched in Champagne and sparkling wine during the conferring of degrees at KU’s 140th commencement ceremony in Memorial Stadium on Sunday.
Kansas University alumnus Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., gave the keynote address at Sunday’s 140th annual commencement. Mulally also was honored with an honorary degree, a Doctor in Science.
Peter Ciurej, Omaha, Neb., zips through campus on a motorized cooler before Sunday’s KU commencement.
Susan Todd, Seneca, left, and Nicole Sambol, Kansas City, stand in the Chi Omega fountain before the walk down Campanile Hill.
KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Doctor of Arts honorary degree recipient Kirke Lewis Mechem participate in Sunday’s 140th KU commencement at Memorial Stadium. Another honorary degree recipient and KU alumnus, Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., gave the keynote address. Gray-Little gave a farewell address.
Josh Burdett, Midland, Texas, carries Kristin Thomsen, Overland Park, into the stadium.
A graduate mimics the 1912 Jayhawk mascot at Sunday’s 140th Kansas University commencement at Memorial Stadium.
Graduates and faculty members make their way down the hill and into Memorial Stadium as part of the commencement ceremony. KU alumnus Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., gave the keynote address and was awarded an honorary doctorate.
Preschoolers gave reasons they love their moms.
Kansas City outfielders Jarrod Dyson, left, Jeff Francoeur, center, and Alex Gordon celebrate after defeating Chicago. The Royals blanked the White Sox, 5-0, Saturday in Chicago.
Spc. Chris Luman sent a long-distance Mother’s Day card from Afghanistan to his mom, Debbie Luman of Lawrence, who submitted the photo.