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Mascots of Kansas Coming to SCCC

KSCB News - April 12, 2016 9:23 pm

Come down to the Seward County Community College Library for Lunch in

the Library with Jordan Poland and his presentation, “The Common and

Quirky Mascots of Kansas” on Wednesday, April 13 at noon.

Sports mascots from the Sunflower State come in all shapes, sizes, and

colors. From the most recognizable, like KU’s Jayhawk and K-State’s

Wildcat, to more obscure mascots like the Fowler Goldbugs and the Hill

City Ringnecks, these characters often reflect the history and character

of the towns they represent.

Learn about sports mascots across the state, from the well-known to the

less familiar, and the history and stories behind them.

“Mascots are one of the features that distinguish Kansas communities,”

Poland says. “It’s not a coincidence that many mascots around the state

are represented on their community’s water tower because mascots are an

important identifier of who we are and where we come from.”

Poland is the director of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Wichita. He

earned his Master’s degree in Public History from Wichita State

University, and his undergraduate degree, also in history, from Kansas

State University.

The event is free and open to the public. Sandwiches and refreshments

will be served.

For more information, contact the SCCC Library at 624-1160.


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