The lilac bushes are all gone from KU's Lilac Lane. In this picture, taken Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, behind Fraser Hall, there is only dirt where the lilacs once were.
Books of and about black literature and poetry fill a table in the meeting room for the Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement Institute at KU. The two-week summer institute brought black poetry scholars from across the country together, including poet Kevin Young and others whose books are pictured.
Maryemma Graham, distinguished professor of English at KU and founder of the Project on the History of Black Writing, at the 2015 Black Poetry After the Black Arts Movement Institute.
Alcove A in the Kansas Union is located on level 3, also home to The Market cafeteria and dining area.
No guns signs are posted on a side door of KU's Art and Design Building, as well as other buildings on campus.
A page inside the 1927 Kansas Relays program advertises an "endurance run" by Tarahumara Indians, a special feature of that year's event. Pictured are Tomas Zaf, Jose Torres and Lolita Cuzarare at events in Texas. The program says the Tarahumara are "semi-civilized little 'iron' people from the mountain caves of Chihuahua, Mexico. The men will run forty-seven miles from Kansas City, and the women twenty-seven miles from Topeka, both finishing at Memorial Stadium sometime late in the afternoon. They expect to average between six and seven miles an hour."
A page in the 1928 Kansas Relays program highlights an endurance run by Tarahumara Indians, who visited Kansas University the previous year. According to the text, Thomas Zafiro (above), who finished third in the run, came onto the track just as anchor men of the college 2-mile relay began, led by Philip Osif of Haskell. "Sensing that he was being overtaken, Zafiro, who had run fifty some miles, spurted and kept up with the fresh half-milers, bringing a great cheer from the crowd." Lolita Cuzarare (below left) is pictured after finishing a 30.6-mile run from Topeka in 5 hours, 37 minutes, 45 seconds. Jose Torres (below right) is pictured with Mayor R.C. Rankin and KU Athletics Director F.C. "Phog" Allen after winning the 50.7-mile men's race from Kansas City in 6 hours, 46 minutes, 41 seconds.
Armed with laptop, coffee and a view, KU assistant professor of history Erik Scott works on a conference paper during the Faculty-Staff Day of Writing at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.
The photo of former KU student Joseph C. Liggett is among 129 photos of KU students and alumni who gave their lives in service to World War I, displayed on the sixth floor of the Kansas Union. Ray Liggett of Shawnee stumbled upon his great uncle's connection to KU and the war while doing genealogical research, but didn't previously know the Union was a memorial to him and other casualties. Ray Liggett said he learned that Joseph Liggett enlisted in October 1918 and died the next month. He was a member of KU's unit of the Student Army Training Corps but died in Lawrence in the influenza epidemic before he was ever deployed.
This small plaque, inscribed as a gift of the class of 1924, is displayed on the main level of the Kansas Union. It reads, "Kansas Memorial Union Building, erected in memory of the one hundred and twenty nine students and alumni of the University of Kansas who gave their lives in service in the world war." A few other World War I related wall displays appear on the sixth floor of the Union.
Schooners at Louise's Downtown
Shannon Feldt, left, and Susan McSpadden of Merriam fill out their marriage license application Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Douglas County Courthouse. The couple received a license and planned to wed later Thursday in Kansas City, where they had arranged for the same minister that performed their commitment ceremony two years ago to officiate, this time for a legal union.
A revised Douglas County marriage application shows "Party A" and "Party B" in place of the traditional male and female labels, after a United States Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in Kansas.
The DaVinci Cibo at Cibo Sano Italian Grille, 4821 W. Sixth St.
Hashbrown Omelet at Haskell Avenue Cafe, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Woo Burger at West Coast Saloon, 2222 Iowa St.