The University of Kansas An Official Employee Publication From the Office of University Relations
 

 

Cover story    

April 9, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 14

Prof’s work is play
KU to fine-tune image across state
KU programs rank among nation’s best
KU earns ‘Best Value’ designation
Memorial Drive to add Korean War monument
Women’s basketball hires coach
A capitol education
KU set to begin construction on Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall
Pharmacy hacking hotline open

KU graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for reporting
Lied Center celebrates two anniversaries with art, event
CSA to be screened at KC film festival

KU musicians perform in Guatemala
Promotions and tenure announced
Board of Regents announces sabbaticals
KU Archives contributes to Chamberlain documentary
Annual book contest schedules program
Fun philathropy
Ragin’ Cajun

KU First

Quiz


Calendar

Credits

Current jobs

In memory

KU people

News in brief

Web works

Archives

Contact Us

KU Faculty & Staff

News

UR homepage

KU homepage

Oread Deadline Schedule

Search

 

 

 

Memorial Drive to add Korean War monument


A Korean War Memorial will be built on the hill above Potter Lake along KU’s Memorial Drive, west of the Memorial Campanile. The memorial will include a tablet describing the war, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. About 60 KU alumni, students and faculty members served in the Korean War and died in military service. Contributed

Construction of a Korean War memorial at KU will begin soon, thanks to a $50,000 gift from a Korean foundation.


The gift to the Kansas University Endowment Association from the International Communication Foundation of Seoul, Republic of Korea, increased the total raised for the project to almost $120,000.

Construction of the memorial will begin in June.


To be built on the hill above Potter Lake along KU’s Memorial Drive, west of the Memorial Campanile, the memorial will honor those affected by the war. The memorial will include a tablet describing the war, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. About 60 KU alumni, students and faculty members served in the Korean War and died in military service.

“Alumni and friends from Kansas to the Republic of Korea have generously supported this project,” Chancellor Robert Hemenway said. “We are particularly grateful to Dr. Suk Kee Yoh, chairman of the International Communication Foundation, whose gift has allowed us to proceed with construction; to Jong Woo Han, who was instrumental in arranging the gift; and to Yong L. Kim, whose previous gift of $30,000 for the memorial greatly advanced our fund-raising efforts last year.”


Additional support includes $10,000 from the KU Korean Association, an alumni chapter in Seoul; and $15,000 from representatives of five South Korean corporations.

 

   
Back to topHome   This site is maintained by University Relations, the public relations office for the University of Kansas Lawrence campus. Copyright 2001, the University of Kansas Office of University Relations. Images and information may be reused with notice of copyright, but not altered. kurelations@ukans.edu, (785) 864-3256.