Sara Shepherd (KU reporter)

As the Journal-World's Kansas University reporter, I cover all things newsworthy coming out of KU, with an emphasis on the school's 25,000-student main campus here in Lawrence. I tweet KU news @LJW_KU.

Previously, I was a cops and courts reporter for The Kansas City Star, where I covered untimely death or destruction of some kind most every day for a few years. I’ve also covered suburban city government and schools for The Star and The Shawnee Dispatch, a weekly paper just up the road. My first beat at the Journal-World was features, covering food, arts, entertainment and lifestyle.

I’m a fourth-generation graduate of Kansas University, where I majored in journalism, art history and French. To reach me, call 785-832-7187 or send email to Follow me on Twitter @saramarieshep.

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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.

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