October 17 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 5

Late Night to go ‘Into the Phog’
KU pumps $2.4M into classrooms, technology
Women of Distinction
Classified employees support alternative to state civil service
Center of attention
‘88 champ ‘Manning’ the helm for homecoming

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Dinner to honor retirees
Admissions seeks student information
Bench inscription tells story behind Rock Chalk chant
CCL teaches leaders

Volunteer finds second family in Little Brother
Tuition assistance sees jump in fall numbers
Eaton Hall to be dedicated
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'88 champ ‘Manning’ the helm for homecoming

KU, which lured former All-American Danny Manning back to campus this fall after he completed his career in the National Basketball Association, will honor him as grand marshal for Saturday’s homecoming parade. The parade will salute “Jayhawk Generations: Bringing Back the Classics.”

Manning, who led KU to the 1988 NCAA national championship and is director of student-athlete development and the men’s basketball team manager under coach Bill Self, has been a guest of honor throughout homecoming week, Oct. 11 through 18.

“The University of Kansas and the Lawrence community have been wonderful to my family and me,” Manning said. “It’s always my pleasure to give something back when I have the opportunity.”

The homecoming parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, proceeding south and west on Jayhawk Boulevard between the Adams Alumni Center at 13th and Oread Avenue and the Chi Omega fountain on West Campus Road. Manning also will be recognized at halftime of the homecoming football game between KU and Baylor University. The game will start at 1 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.

Manning, who played basketball at KU from 1985 to 1988, was named the national player of the year in 1988 and set records as KU’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Manning enjoyed 15 seasons in the NBA and played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons.

Homecoming parade
10 a.m. Saturday, Jayhawk Boulevard from Adams Alumni Center to the Chi Omega fountain
KU organizations: KU Marching Band, KU Alumni Marching Band, the KU Spirit Squad including the Jayhawk Mascot, ROTC Color Guard
Area school bands: Norwich High School, Mulvane High School, Pleasanton Junior High and High School and St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School in Wichita
KU clubs: Scooterhawks, Habitat for Humanity; Asian American Student Union; Young Democrats; scholarship and residence halls; honor societies; and KU fraternities and sororities
Area clubs: Lawrence Antique Auto Club and Topeka Corvette Club

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