Walk-N-Learn Archives

Spring 2020

January - Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena (PDF)

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Tour the team lounge, locker room, athletic training room, and hospitality suite
  • Meet at the front entrance of the new facility: 1550 Allen Fieldhouse Dr (map
  • Space is limited to 40. Registration is required.

February - Kenneth Spencer Research Library (PDF)

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Explore Spencer’s North Gallery, which highlights materials from the library’s impressive distinctive collections and go behind the scenes to walk through KU Libraries’ newly enhanced and renovated conservation lab.
  • Meet at the third-floor reception desk.
  • Spencer Research Library is located behind Strong Hall. Please enter Spencer on the ground floor beneath the terrace and adjacent to the covered parking area off Poplar Lane (see star on map). The entrance is admittedly not well marked. Once inside the building, attendees should use the elevator or stairs to go up one level to the third floor.
    • As of February 7, the doors at Strong Hall leading to the terrace and Spencer Research Library will most likely be locked.
    • There is no entrance on the north side of the building, along Memorial Drive.
  • Space is limited to 30. Registration is required.

March – Stauffer-Flint Hall (PDF)

  • This event has been cancelled and we hope to reschedule it.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Come see the renovations to Stauffer-Flint Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, including a new entrance, state-of-the-art broadcast studio, and learn about the Jayhawk Media Group.
  • Space is limited to 25. Registration is required and closed.

April – Dole Institute of Politics

  • This event has been cancelled and we hope to reschedule it.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (rescheduled from 4/15 due to Staff Leadership Summit) from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • The mission of the Dole Institute of Politics is to promote political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, balanced manner. The public education coordinator will take you on an in-depth look at the Dole Institute and Archives. The museum gallery highlights Senator Bob Dole’s legacy and career of over 35 years representing Kansas in Congress. The Dole Institute is also home to the world’s largest stained glass American flag, Veteran’s Memory Wall with over 1,000 pictures of Kansas WWII veterans, and two beams from the World Trade Center, a memorial to the victims of 9-11. We’ll also go behind the scenes to see where one of the country’s largest congressional collections is stored.
  • Meet in the lobby
  • Space is limited to 40. Registration is required and will open closer to the event.

Fall 2019

September - Monarch Watch (PDF)

  • See monarch butterflies as they are migrating through the area and learn about their habitat and migration pattern.  
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 12:10-12:50 pm*
  • Registration is required to attend September 18th and limited to 45 people.  Those who work for KU Alumni Association; Kansas Athletics; KU Endowment Association; Kansas Memorial Unions; Hilltop Child Development Center; and Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) should email wellness@ku.edu.
  • Meet at Foley Hall on West Campus.
  • *Note: The Monarch Watch is having a free open house on Saturday, September, 14, 2019 from 9-2 pm.

December - Lied Center

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 12:10-12:50 pm.

Summer 2019

July - Elden Tefft's Sculptures (PDF)

  • Elden Tefft's son, Kim Tefft, will provide a tour highlighting some of his father's work throughout campus.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Registration is required and limited to 30. 
  • Meet at Wescoe Hall under the overhang facing Jayhawk Blvd.  The tour will end at James Naismtih in front of the DeBruce Center.
  • Handout.  These sculptures were visited (in this order): 6-10, 2, 11-14

Spring 2019

January - Stouffer Place Apartments (PDF)

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Please meet in the main lobby located in the southeast corner of the building

February - Earth, Energy & Environment Center (EEEC) (PDF)

  • Wednesday, February 20 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Tour Lindley, Ritchie, and Slawson Halls
  • Please meet at the south entrance of Slawson Hall, right outside the Beren Petroleum Center

March - Integrated Science Building

  • Wednesday, March 20, from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Meeting location: Outside ISB at the Jayhawk statue

April - KU Natural History Museum

  • Wednesday, April 17, from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Learn about the Biodiversity Institute, mosasaur, and Paleo era (amazing fossils, including large and small dinosaurs, fish fossils, plus our gorgeous and lush Paleo Garden with plant fossils and their living relatives).  
  • There may be a few minutes at the end to explore other areas such as the live bees/beehive, live snakes on the 6th floor, or the Explore Biodiversity case.
  • The original grotesques are all around the museum right now while Karl Ramberg is out front carving new ones.

Fall 2018

October - Pioneer Cemetery (PDF)

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Located on West Campus.  Northeast of the KU Endowment Association Building and south of the Lied Center.
  • Participation is limited to the first 40 who register.  If more than 40 register, a waitlist will be created automatically based on the order of registration.  On Friday,October 19th, you will be notified if you're able to attend (via meeting request) or if you're on the waitlist  (via email).
  • Please bring a copy or have on your phone if you'd like to reference the handout (PDF) at the event.

November - School of Engineering (PDF)

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Tour Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2 (LEEP2); Measurement, Materials and Sustainable Environment Center (M2SEC); Learned Hall; and Eaton Hall
  • Meet at the LEEP2 building on the first floor in McClendon Atrium
  • We're trying a new registration process through My Talent for this event:
    • ​Registration is required.   
    • For those wanting a HealthQuest point, when registering on My Talent, you will not need your SOKS ID.  After attending the event, you be emailed a form to complete and this is when you'll enter your SOKS ID.  
    • Due to the new registration system, KU affiliates will need to email wellness@ku.edu to register for the event.  At this time, participation for November's MNL featuring the School of Engineering is unlimited. However, in the event that participation is limited for this or future events, affiliates will be added to the group based on the timestamp of when your email was received.  In the email, simply note that you'd like to attend the event.
    • Please register here: Move-N-Learn featuring the School of Engineering.  

Spring 2018

February - Benefits of Cardio (PDF)

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center conference room 202 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Learn about the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, calculate your target heart rate zone, and get tips about making cardio fun.  Then we'll walk around the indoor track at ASRFC or get on some cardio to implement what you learned.  Please dress in exercise attire or comfortable clothing.  Tennis shoes required.
  • This is a Lunch-N-Learn and Walk-N-Learn.
  • Membership to Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center is not required to attend. 
  • Benefits of Cardio Handout (PDF)Sample Cardio Workouts/RPE Scale (PDF)

March - Summerfield Hall (PDF)

  • Wed, March 7, 2018 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Explore the recently renovated offices - the Military Affiliated Student Center, University Career Center, and Film and Media Studies - in Summerfield Hall.

April - Hawk Route (PDF)

  • ​Tues, April 10, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Join us for a rededication ceremony to unveil a new logo and wayfare signage for the Hawk Route (12:00-12:20 pm).  Then experience* the Hawk Route, an accessible and inclusive indoor and outdoor path connecting Jayhawk Blvd to Sunnyside Ave.  On the descent learn about the Hawk Route (approximately 12:20-12:40 pm).  On the way back, transverse the Hawk Route with use of a wheelchair and/or audio description of the route (approximately 12:40-1:00 pm).  The activities described below are optional as well as traveling up the hill.  We will take the same route back that we took coming down.  Audio Description gives people with vision impairments access to the visual information presented in a video, performance, or exhibit.  The audio description of the Hawk Route provides narrative instructions on navigating the route.  It is intended to provide equal access to the Hawk Route for people with vision impairments. 
  • *We encourage everyone to participate in the experiential portion of the Hawk Route even for just a couple of minutes.  Those wishing to experience the Hawk Route with use of the audio description of the route, should have the audio recording of the route from Sunnyside to Jayhawk Blvd pulled up on the their phone and bring headphones (so we don't hear several recordings playing at once).  A few sleeping masks will be shared among the group and you’re welcome to bring your own mask/ eye covering.   You'll pair up with a person, so they can help keep you navigate the course.  The partners will pair up at the Move-N-Learn and will switch roles at their own convenience.  We recommend viewing the video from Sunnyside to Jayhawk Blvd (click on the first of three videos) to help familiarize yourself with the audio recording's directions.  You may also experience the route with the use of a wheelchair.  A wheelchair will be provided for shared use on the route. 
  • Videos, audio recording, and written directions to guide you through the Hawk Route​ are available here.  
  • Meet in front of Budig Hall on the east side of the building.
  • UDK article about the Hawk Route
  • Hawk Route article published in Disability Compliance for Higher Education

May - KU Bike Share Ride-N-Learn (PDF)

  • Wed, May 23, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Meet in front of Parking and Transit Office

Fall 2017

November - KPR Radio (PDF)

  • November 1st from 12:10-12:50 pm

Summer 2017

June - Watson Library

  • June 21, 2017 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Please meet in the lobby.

July - Self Hall, Oswald Hall, and Daisy Hill Commons

  • July 19, 2017 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Please meet in Daisy Hill Commons.

Spring 2017

Wellness Services for Faculty and Staff (PDF)

Spencer Museum of Art (PDF)

  • February 15, 2017 from 12:10-12:50 pm.
  • Attendees will explore the Spencer Museum of Art, which recently completed an 18-month renovation that transformed exhibition and educational spaces.
  • Tour led by Elizabeth Kanost.
  • Address: 1301 Mississippi St

March - Allen Fieldhouse (PDF)

  • ​March 15, 2017 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Registration is limited to 60 people and required.

April - Anderson Family Football Complex (PDF)

  • April 26, 2017 from 12:10-12:35 pm
  • Please meet in the lobby.

Fall 2016

KU War Memorials (PDF)

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • In collaboration with Graduate Military Programs.  Tour led by Randy Masten and Roy Parker.
  • Meet at the eagle in front of the Natural History Museum.

Sustainability Tour of KU's Campus (PDF)

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • In collaboration with Center for Sustainability.  Tour led by Kim Criner.
  • Meet in the front of Fraser Hall.  The tour will loop down to the Prairie, pass by the steam plant back up to Jayhawk Blvd., and end by Potter Lake.
  • The route can be adapted if accommodations are needed.  When registering, please describe in the comments section.  

Summer 2016

Capitol Federal Hall - School of Business (PDF)

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 12:10-12:50 pm
  • Meet at the west entrance facing Naismith Dr/Allen Fieldhouse

DeBruce Center and McCarthy Hall Apartments

  • 20 minute tour of the first floor of McCarthy Hall from 12:10 to 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Meet at the front doors facing Naismith Dr.
  • 20 minute tour of the DeBruce Center from 12:40 to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Meet at the front doors facing Naismith Dr


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