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KCAI celebrates its 125th birthday

125 @ October 21, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 8, students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as neighborhood friends gathered to celebrate KCAI’s 125th birthday. The weather was gorgeous, which made for the perfect afternoon to have a party.

Vanderslice cake

It was an old-fashioned birthday party with punch and a cake in the shape of Vanderslice Hall, made by Cakes by Cheri & Mike, and featured fashions from past decades, starting with 1885, created in our honor by Kansas City Costume Co. and modeled by members of the KCAI auxiliaries.

Mayor Funkhouser reading the proclamation

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser came to campus to deliver a proclamation from the city that congratulated KCAI on its 125th anniversary.

Students in parade

Time capusle

President Collins shovels in dirt over the capsule

Students created a time capsule that is to opened on the college’s 150th anniversary in 2035. Foundation students along with local musicians from the Traditional Music Society, headed by Bird Fleming, played music to lead a parade that took the time capsule from the campus green to the Jannes Library where it was buried. Then everyone paraded back to the green to enjoy more celebrating.


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