Ascher Dedication Statue Unveiling

Ascher Dedication Statue Unveiling

September 23, 2022– LAWRENCE, KAN: The KU Memorial Union will host an unveiling ceremony for the newest Asher Family Plaza Statue at 1:30 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022 on Asher Family Plaza.

The event will kick off Family Weekend at The University of Kanas. The Ascher Dedication Ceremony commemorates James Ascher, Sr., who is a long-time supporter of the KU Memorial Union.

Family will give remarks celebrating the legacy and continuing generosity of the Ascher family.

Festivities will include a special appearance by Big Jay, free refreshments, and more.

During the event on September 23, media is invited to come at 1:30pm for photo opportunities.

More About Ascher: In memory of James Ascher, Sr., friend, donor and Jayhawk patron. The Ascher's have left lasting legacy, recently funding conservation materials and student curators for the preservation of objects and materials of the KU History Project, now known as the “Ascher Family KU Jayhawk and Artifact Collection”.

About the KU Memorial Union: The KU Memorial Union, a not-for-profit affiliate of the University of Kansas, operates the KU Bookstore, KU Dining, KU Event Services, and KU Union Programs. Proceeds resulting from Union services are reinvested into KU student initiatives. For more information about the KU Memorial Union or any of its services, please call Bailee Myers at 785-864-7469


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