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KU WWI LogosThis blog is dedicated to University of Kansas World War I Centennial Commemoration activities, 2014-2018.

KU WWI Planning Committee
The Planning Committee is open to those who want to participate in developing, coordinating, or promoting events and initiatives related to the WWI Commemoration. We expect membership to change during the four-year project. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lorie A. Vanchena, vanchena@ku.edu.

Lorie A. Vanchena, Chair; Academic Director, European Studies Program; Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Germanic Languages & Literatures

Adrienne Landry, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Bart Redford, Assistant Director, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Jennifer Duhamel, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Global & International Studies

Anne Dotter, Associate Director, University Honors Program

Sally Utech, Associate Director, Hall Center for the Humanities

Amanda Martin-Hamon, Associate Director of Community Engagement, Spencer Museum of Art

Amy Duke, Public Programs & Visitor Experience Manager, Spencer Museum of Art

Marc Greenberg, Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures; Chair, Germanic Languages & Literatures; European Studies Executive Committee

Marike Janzen, Assistant Professor, Humanities & Western Civilization; Coordinator, Peace & Conflict Studies

Van Kelly, Associate Professor, French & Italian; European Studies Executive Committee

Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Head,  KU Libraries Center for Community/Affiliate Initiatives and Engagement; Coordinator, KU Libraries Exhibits Program

Sheryl Williams, Curator of Collections, Spencer Research Library

Nathan Wood, Associate Professor, History

Erik Scott, Assistant Professor, History

Lon Strauss, Lecturer, History

Mike Reid, Director of Public Affairs, KU Memorial Unions

Audrey Coleman, Senior Archivist, Robert J. Dole Archive & Special Collections,Dole Institute of Politics

Mike Denning, Director, Graduate Military Programs

Randy Masten, Assistant Director, Graduate Military Programs

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  1. Thought you might be interested to learn about The Dreamscape Theatre’s upcoming production of “In Fields Where They Lay” – a play with music telling the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce in the words of the men who lived it.

    We’ll be producing the play in NYC this December to commemorate the centennial of the Truce and we’re looking to spread the word. Here’s what the NYTimes had to say when the play was first presented in 2009: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/24/theater/reviews/24fields.html?_r=0

    Right now we’re trying to raise funds for the production through a matching grant campaign. Any help you can provide in spreading the word would be a huge benefit. We’ll gladly direct our fans and supporters to your page as well. Our audiences are very hungry for more history to contextualize the play!

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