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Artwork
Jayhawk
Templin Hall
Entrance to KU Visitor Center
Lawrence, KS

Flat-panel bronze by Mike Elwell 
Gift, Class of 1999

Elwell is an alumnus who holds a 1964 undergraduate degree and a 1967 law degree.

Artwork
Jayhawk/Academic Jay
In front of Strong Hall
Lawrence, KS

Elden C. Tefft, 1958

This distinctive Jayhawk was commissioned by the Class of 1956 and designed and cast by Elden C. Tefft, professor of sculpture. He has said he was inspired by the sharp-beaked “fighting Jayhawks” that were mascots from 1929 to 1946, but the statue also has been called “the Pterodactyl.”

Building
Jayhawker Towers Apartments
1603 W. 15th St.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Towers A-D: 6 floors, basement
Tower E: 2 floors
800 men and women

This apartment complex, opened Sept. 30, 1969, was bought by KU in 1980. It houses 800 single nontraditional, upper-class or transfer students in four towers; a fifth tower has a service center, commons and Academic Resource Center. All apartments are two-bedroom and shared by either two or four residents. The project, designed by Woodward & Cape of Dallas, was the brainchild of alumni K.S. Adams, W.W. Keeler, and Stanley Learned.

Building
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

One of five residence and scholarship halls funded by a 1945 bequest from Joseph R. and Gertrude Sellards Pearson, it was designed by State Architect John E. Brink and opened in January 1959 as a men’s hall; it closed in the early 1990s. In 2000, after major additions and renovations costing $14.1 million and designed by Gould Evans Associates, the School of Education moved in. Founded in 1909, the school had been housed in Bailey Hall since 1956; before that it was scattered in several campus buildings.


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