Whirlwind tour: In May, three dozen professors and administrators will
board a motor coach at KU for a whirlwind tour of the state. The Wheat
State Whirlwind Tour helps bring KU faculty closer with Kansans over the
course of six days.
Participants engage in discussions with people across the state, learn
what KU means to Kansans and develop ideas on how KU’s resources
could be of further assistance to the Wheat State. The tour serves to
better familiarize university representatives with Kansans’ needs,
introduces new KU faculty to their new home state and allows the participants
to interact with colleagues.
Stops on the tour have been selected largely because they otherwise are
inaccessible to the general public. Several KU professors traditionally
accompany the tour as on-board commentators, and participants receive
containing maps, brochures and readings of interest. The tour provides
a special means of outreach, as the participants meet the state’s
citizens, discover the state’s beauty and learn from engaging guides
about Kansas. The participants also meet people willing to share their
great pride for their communities.