Willard Garvey: An Epic Life
with author Maura McEnaney
Wednesday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.
at the Dole Institute
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, McEnaney, spent six years putting together the story of Willard Garveyâ€™s life. Join us as she discusses Garveyâ€™s idea of a Good Samaritan and how he strove for those ideals, how he affected housing in the United States and around the world, and his efforts to limit government control over the media. From the Great Depression and world war to millionaire entrepreneur and humanitarian, find out about the storied life of this unique and accomplished Kansan.
This event includes a book sale and signing.
STAYING IN TOUCH
Flat Leader Project Launched
The Dole Institute puts new spin on a popular children's activity, in order to stay in touch with students and staff as they work and play in Lawrence, KS, across the U.S., and abroad this summer. #FlatLeader14
If you aren't familiar with Flat Stanley, he is a character from the popular children's book of the same name, written by Jeff Brown in 1964. An accidentally flattened Stanley finds that he can do some pretty interesting things and have some wild adventures in his altered state, including mailing himself in an envelope to friends. As a school project, teachers in the U.S. often have students create their own "Flat" versions of themselves to send to friends or relatives living in other cities, where their "Flat" student can have its own adventures.
Well, the Dole Institute has just launched the Flat Leader Project. Senator Dole's beloved Schnauzer, Leader, and subsequently Leader 2, could often be seen bouncing around Capitol Hill. We thought Leader would make the perfect "Flat" character to highlight all of the interesting things our students and staff will be doing this summer, and to share those experiences with YOU. As staff and students send us their photos of Flat Leader taking selfies wherever he goes, we will share them with you through our weekly email and social media. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so that you can keep up with all of Flat Leader's adventures and watch the different ways that the people of the Dole Institute interact with their world.
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DOLE ARCHIVES IN THE COMMUNITY
2014 Kansas State History Day
Congratulations to 1st place winner,
Sadie Keller, Lawrence High School junior
The Dole Institute supports a new initiatve from the Bipartisan Policy Center
Regardless of political affiliation, if you are tired of partisan gridlock in Washington, you can get involved and engaged by voicing your concerns. â€œLip Serviceâ€ is an innovative new video campaign released by the Bipartisan Policy Center as part of its Citizens for Political Reform initiative. Imbued by Senator Dole's belief in "crossing the aisle" to get things done, the Dole Institute's mission includes encouraging citizens to get involved and engaged in the political process and to do so with civility. Because of our mission, it is easy to support the BPC's new initiative whole-heartedly. Please visit their website to sign up and find out more. http://bipartisanpolicy.org/projects/political-reform/citizens
SUMMER TO-DO LIST
Add "Become a Friend of the Dole Institute" to your list!
There are countless reasons to become a Friend of the Dole Institute, but here are just a few:
1. Support from our Friends allows the Dole Institute to offer world-class programs free and open to the public.
2. Friends support opportunities for students through our Student Advisory Board and our Internship Assistance Program.
3. Your donation also helps to further research in our Archive through research travel grants.
4. Friends also enjoy an enhanced Dole Institute experience through invitations to our Annual Friends Dinner and select pre-event receptions, as well as special advanced notice of our upcoming events!
Donâ€™t wait until the fall â€“ become a Friend of the Dole Institute today!
SENATOR DOLE AT THE DOLE INSTITUTE
Senator Dole's Kansas Tour
We are so honored to have hosted Senator Dole at an open house event Tuesday, April 22, as part of the Senator's recent and ongoing tour of Kansas. From our Donors and Friends of the Dole Institute to our students, from the Lawrence community to the University of Kansas and KU's William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, thank you to all who made it so special. Please see these links for just a sampling of videos, pictures and news coverage.