From the Arbor | News for April from Jerry Weakley

Arizona Alumni Trip

Because this letter and the accompanying Arbor are sent not only coast to coast, but truly around the world to alumni and former students in locations too numerous to mention, it would be hard to imagine the diversity of weather each of you experienced during the previous 30-day period. I can tell you, though, that here, in Baldwin City (and the greater Kansas City area), I have never experienced the amount of snow we have received this past month.

The Baldwin City campus along with our campuses in Topeka, Overland Park, Wichita, the Northland and Lee’s Summit received record amounts of the white stuff and lots of drifting caused by the strong winds that accompanied the snow. Out of a five-day period, the Baldwin City campus was closed three days. I do not remember anytime during my 34+ years having anything close to that in closures!

If you recall specific snow totals while you were a student that approached this year’s official 30+ inches in March, I would love to hear the story and the year. This might become a Part B trivia response for the month. Email any memories you have connected to snow events to me at

A little farther out west, the weather was a bit more agreeable. It was a blessing to have an opportunity to greet numerous alumni, former students, spouses and guests as the Alumni Office hosted a series of gatherings in Green Valley, Sun City West and Scottsdale, Ariz. Dr. Pat, Lyn Lakin, CAS Dean Brian Posler and Doug Barth, ’91, also enjoyed visiting at gatherings in San Diego and San Francisco.

I hope that when a gathering (social, lunch, dinner) or other type of event sponsored by the University and the Alumni Office comes to a city near you that you will make arrangements to attend. These events are held so that you can meet other alumni and former students who live near you. They can become great opportunities to meet new and former friends and to make, in some cases, business contacts for the future.

Even though I have attended well into the hundreds of similar events through the years, I never get tired of meeting new alumni friends and catching up with those that I already know! If I don’t know you already, I hope I will get that chance!

Access the current issue of the Arbor. I hope you will find several items within that will indeed keep you informed, entertained and engaged with our great University!

Jerry Weakley, ’70, M.B.A. ’92

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