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New School of Business building groundbreaking ceremony moved to Lied Center

Thursday, October 17, 2013

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business new building groundbreaking ceremony, originally planned for the tennis courts on Naismith Drive, has been moved indoors to the Lied Center because of potential inclement weather.

The event will begin 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, as planned.

Gov. Sam Brownback will speak at the event, along with KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi. Kurt Watson, chair of KU Endowment’s capital campaign, Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, will emcee the ceremony.

The building — which is currently planned to be a six-story, 166,000-square-foot structure — will be located on the east side of Naismith Drive, across from Allen Fieldhouse at the south entrance of campus.

The governor, chancellor, dean and major donors will celebrate the beginning of construction. A reception will follow.

The event is open to public. Guests are asked to RSVP by email.

Parking: Guests are encouraged to park in at the Lied Center.

Information for media: A mult box will be provided, along with risers for TV cameras. Media are asked to RSVP with Austin Falley


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