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2017 Mini Wheat State Tour

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The Professional Development Committee of Staff Senate invites all unclassified and university support staff to join us for the 10th Annual Mini Wheat State Tour!

Tour Information

This year's 2017 Mini Wheat State Tour happening June 2nd is all about taking time to relax with local coffee and art, starting with a tour of the Roasterie in Kansas City and followed by lunch and a leisurely afternoon at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to staff:

  1. Who have never attended the tour,
  2. Who have not participated in over two years,
  3. All others on a space-available basis, in order of when registration was received.

Space is limited to 96 participants. If all 96 spots are filled, all remaining registrants will be placed on a wait list as spots may open up closer to the date of the tour.


7:30 am Meet at Lied Center parking lot (closer to Dole Institute of Politics)
7:30-8:30 am Drive to Kansas City
8:30-10:30 am Roasterie Tour: free, two split tours lasting 45 minutes
10:30-11:00 am Drive to Nelson-Atkins
11:00-12:00 pm Nelson-Atkins
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch - people can choose restaurant in the Nelson, or nearby places
1:00-3:00 pm Nelson-Atkins
3:00-4:00 pm Meet back at bus, drive back to Lawrence

Notes about the tour

  • The tour will include a lot of walking. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Any drinks brought onto the bus must either be in a plastic bottle with screw off lids, or a travel cup with a closable lid. No coolers, cans, or paper/Styrofoam cups with plastic lids and straws.
  • The tour is considered "work time" for hourly staff, except meal breaks. Participation requires supervisory authorization.
  • The tour is open to all university support staff (USS) and unclassified professional staff (UPS).

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Kansas-sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Tanya Spacek by April 28, 2017 at or call 785-864-7099.

An accessible vehicle will be provided for transportation from the Lied Center to the Roasterie and Nelson-Atkins Museum. This lift-equipped coach will accommodate an individual and mobility aid. The list of available accessibility accommodations provieded by the Nelson-Atkins Museum can be accessed at and the Roasterie has confirmed that the tour itself is fully accessible to mobility devices.

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