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Bold Aspirations Visitor and Lecture Series: D. Kimbrough Oller
Bruckmiller Room, Adams Alumni Center
The topic is “emergence of foundations for language.” The event is free.
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony.
A ﬁlm about music’s role in the African anti-apartheid move-ment. A discussion moderated by the Kansas African Studies Center, Elizabeth MacGonagle, will follow.
An Evening with Cindy McCain
Dole Institute of Politics
Cindy McCain will speak about her experiences in philanthropy and campaigning.
The Joy of Singing — The James Ralston Memorial Concert
Tickets are $6 for students, children and seniors, $8 for adults.
In Our Time: Performance Art Event
10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Art and Design Building Gallery
Eli Gould’s work represents the human relationship to time, with each performance lasting the duration of 10,000 heartbeats of the performer. The event is free to the public and will continue throughout the week.
An Evening with Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
The Chancellor will speak and be interviewed about her career as a woman in leadership. A reception will follow.
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Remembering Mandela: Legacies and Liberation Struggles
3 to 4 p.m.
Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center
A panel discussion with South African Scholars Hannah Britton, Surendra Bhana, Lorraine Haricombe and Elene Cloete.
Employment Topic Workshop: Job Search Strategies for Interna-tional Students
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Burge UnionAbout: Tips and strategies for international students looking for a job in the United States.
Don “Red Dog” Gardner has spent his lie working with others creating a com-munity to call his own, and at 75, he’s not done yet. Red Dog currently works or the University o Kansas as a senior ambassador, or “class checker” as he calls it. He and 15 other retired cit-izens stand outside o class-rooms to make sure that ath-letes attend class.Aside rom being a class checker, he and his wie are in charge o Red Dog’s Dog Days, a ree year-round ﬁt-ness program open to the Lawrence community.Red Dog’s Dog Days start-ed in June 1984 as a way to prepare high school ootball players or their all season. Eventually, it grew to include the rest o the schools’ ath-letes, and even their siblings and parents. Today, nearly 30 years later, Red Dog’s Dog Days is a chance or those in Lawrence to participate in a community workout. Gardner says he enjoys see-ing the progress people make through the program. “So ar it’s still un,” Gardner said. “It’s just like athletes and playing pro ball or sing-ing or whatever. When it’s no un anymore you better get out.”Gardner’s nickname, “Red Dog,” was given to him by his seventh grade coach and gym teacher, coach Duver. Gardner said coach Duver gave nicknames to everyone and called all o the redheads “red dog.”“It never really bothered me,” he said. “I mean, does anybody like a nickname? It just ollowed me. I couldn’t shake it.”As a child, Gardner lived in three diﬀerent oster homes throughout Lawrence until he was 10 years old.“For my mother to keep me, she divorced, which was a real rarity back then, and put me in a home,” Gardner said. “One time she lived across the street, one time across the alley and another time she was just about a block away.”Gardner was able to see his mother every two weeks. He said it was important to his mom that he live and go to school in Lawrence so they could still see each other. When he saw his mom they would usually see a movie and get ice cream.“I still love ice cream,” he said.He said that not living with his mother was just a part o lie.“My line has always been [that] I wasn’t abused or mis-treated ever, but there wasn’t any love either,” Gardner said. “I eel that way because it’s not like today. I wasn’t knocked around or any-thing.”Once his mother remarried, he was able to move in with her and her new husband. “It was great because I don’t remember living with her when I was two,” he said. “It was great to just to be with her.”Gardner describes his mom as a “strong-willed, auburn lady.” He said she always had the house in order and he knew better than to talk back to her. He was thankul to be living with her again and never wanted to make her mad.From being a class checker to running Dog Days, Gard-ner creates a community ev-erywhere he goes. When Gardner was asked to be a class checker 11 years ago, it meant that he would get to be involved in sports again, at least in some way. He was a sports trainer at Lawrence High School or many years and even did volunteer traveling with the University ootball team on and oﬀ or about 15 years.“Retired people need a part-time job or their spouses will throw them out o the house,” Gardner said. Libby Brown, a sophomore rom Wichita, has known Gardner or two years. She met him afer waiting on him at Alvamar Country Club where she worked. “He’s genuinely interested in the lives o others and actu-ally cares about you,” Brown said. “He asks questions, gets upset i you don’t say hi and enjoys making new riends. He’s a really outgoing guy.”
— Edited by Sarah Kramer
Local creates city-wide exercise community
Don “Red Dog” Gardner started Red Dog’s Dog Days nearly 30 years ago. Since its founding, Red Dog’s Dog Days has exploded into a community ﬁtness program open to anyone in Lawrence.