Members of the Kansas University basketball team, who won a gold medal representing Team USA during the recent World University games in South Korea are given a standing ovation as they are welcomed home during a ceremony Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Hoglund Ballpark.
Fans young and old cheer as the Jayhawks, who won a gold medal representing Team USA make their way to the field during a welcome home ceremony Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Hoglund Ballpark.
Fans line the top of the bleachers as they wait for the bus carrying members of the Kansas University basketball team to arrive, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas forward Jamari Traylor, donning a sombrero, gets a hug from director of basketball operations Brennan Bechard outside Allen Fieldhouse fresh off their gold medal effort representing Team USA in the World University Games in South Korea.
Cindy Self hands an American Flag to Pascale Roberts after hanging a congratulatory banner to welcome the Jayhawks back after their gold medal effort representing Team USA in the World University Games in South Korea.
Five-year-old Peyton Johnson waves two American flags as he waits for the arrival of the Kansas University basketball team, who won a gold medal representing Team USA during a welcome home ceremony Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Hoglund Ballpark.
Early arrivers Genevieve and Jack Carter, Parkville, Missouri, get situated as they await the Jayhawks' arrival at Hoglund Ballpark.
A piano once owned by legendary Kansas University basketball coach Phog Allen, is pictured in the chancellor's residence. The piano, which was a gift to the University from Lawrence couple Winnie and Al Gallup, who bought the piano from the Allen family in the 1950's, was delivered to the Chancellor's residence after a restoration effort by the School of Music.
A westward view shows Ninth Street as it stretches toward downtown Lawrence.
"Each image that I'm selecting in this painting has personal meanings in my subconscious and I feel like by understanding this nature around me I can really evolve," says painter Valerie Campos about her work.
Nine-year-olds Tyler Schlarb, left, and Joaquin Harper go head-to-head in a lightsaber duel during the Intergalactic Jedi Academy, Wednesday, June 8 2015 at the Lawrence Arts Center. This is the fourth year of the weeklong camp which introduces young campers to all things "Star Wars" including costume creation, drawings of popular Star Wars characters and the creation of their own lightsabers made from pool noodles.
Donning a pair of Princess Leia ear buns, Cecilia Bennett smiles as she and others watch the lightsaber duels during the Intergalactic Jedi Academy on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Dance instructor Cora Schimke leads a Jedi movements class during the Intergalactic Jedi Academy on Wednesday, June 8 2015 at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Lawrence Arts Center artist in residence Valerie Campos, of Oaxaca, Mexico, works on a painting in her Lawrence studio on Wednesday, June 8. Campos is exploring the idea of natural selection in her paintings for the upcoming exhibition “Natural Selection: The Pursuit of Happiness,” which opens July 17 at the Arts Center.
Lawrence Humane Society volunteer Janet D'Ercole kneels down to pet a recently spayed dog lying on the floor of the shelter's medical treatment area on Tuesday. Shelter officials are launching a capital campaign to renovate the facility. Among the issues that executive director Kate Meghji listed were the need for a bigger medical treatment area, bigger isolation areas for treating infected animals and replacement of mechanical units that are in disrepair.
Kansas University facilities and operations workers stand by as water from a Monday night rain storm is pumped out from a mechanical room on the west side of Green Hall, the home of KU's law school, Tuesday, June 7, 2015. Power to the building was shut off for safety purposes as the water was removed.
Water is pumped out of a mechanical room, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, on the west side of Green Hall, which houses the Kansas University law school.
Construction continues on the new school of business at Kansas University on Monday, June 6, 2015. The cost of construction for the project has risen to $70.5 million. The project is scheduled for completion by April 2016.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation outdoor day camper Cael Hetrick, 7, reaches out to give a hug to a dairy goat named Nutmeg as he and other campers get a glimpse of various farm animals on display, Monday, July 6, 2015 at South Park. Local 4-Hers spent part of the morning teaching the campers about the animals and also invited them to the Douglas County Fair, which begins July 29 and lasts until Aug. 2. At right is 9-year-old camper Koda Gosser.
Eight-year-old Matthew Liu, a soon-to-be third-grader at Quail Run School became the youngest prize winner at the Kaufman Music Center International Piano Competition in New York City. Liu has been playing since he was five years old.