Special Events

Courses & Events

A Whirlwind Three-Day Tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House, Harry Truman's Birthplace & Gordon Parks Museum. The museum boasts a world-class collection of five centuries of American masterworks on 120 acres of natural Ozark landscape. During our two days at Crystal Bridges, docent-led tours will be available.
Enjoy an evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the 20th century, George Gershwin. Today Gershwin's music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. The Gershwin Big Band led by Michael Andrew combines a 17-piece band, vocalist Michael Andrew plus much more to perform I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, The Man I Love and many more time-honored Gershwin standards.
Join Nancy Kellogg Harper, author of The Making of a Leader: Franklin D. Murphy, the Kansas Years, as she recounts the life of Chancellor Murphy and the impact he had on KU and the Lawrence community. Following her presentation, there will be a reception and book signing.
Once again we'll hit the road to explore the wonders of Kansas, this time to Hutchinson. Along the way we'll enjoy the colorful commentary of the inimitable Rex Buchanan—geologist, author and erstwhile commentator.
Garrison Keillor created and hosted his popular show, A Prairie Home Companion, for some 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond. He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the host of the daily program The Writer's Almanac.
ODC originated as Oberlin Dance Collective, named after Oberlin College in Ohio, but relocated to San Francisco in 1976. Since those early days, the company has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and its numerous groundbreaking collaborations. They aim to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance. ODC will be joined by KU's University Dance Company.