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March 5, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 12

KU mourns Clarke Wescoe
Fall events schedule unites Band Day, Family Weekend
Campus food services to blend operations
Wescoe Terrace to see expansion
Spring enrollment records set
Expo experiments
Wheat State Whirlwind plans Kansas expedition
Professor took road less traveled to field of study
Pulitzer-winning journalist comes to KU for lecture

Flock to be feathered, new plumage revealed
Faculty art to be featured in exhibit
Employees of the month honored
Lawsuit appeal dismissed

Judge rules for KU in Watkins Trust case

Drill to highlight safety procedures

‘Really Rosie’ reading
Experts to pour into water conference
Delicate dance

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Flock to be feathered, new plumage revealed

The Feather the Flock campaign to raise $150,000 for new Marching Jayhawk uniforms ended with a flurry Feb. 29, exceeding the goal by about $40,000.

KU band students expressed a collective “wow” when the prototype of the new uniform was revealed.

The new uniform design offers a reversible overlay, a reversible cape, and a jacket that stands alone. This gives the band a variety of looks for performances in Memorial Stadium, recruiting trips, band day and other activities.

As part of the design process—and in response to input from the public—band directors continue to work with Fruhauf Uniforms Inc. on modifications that will further accentuate KU crimson and blue.

“We were very happy with the initial design concept,” said Steven K. Hedden, fine arts dean. “We are adjusting uniform aspects that we think improve the overall design and that the public will be happy to see.”
The drive for new uniforms is one link in a plan to strengthen the Marching Jayhawks. Uniforms are viewed as an immediate need, while ongoing funding to provide band member stipends is a long-term goal.
For more information on the Feather the Flock: Outfit the Marching Jayhawks campaign, visit

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