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Happy 91st Birthday, Bob Dole! (July 22)

Bob Dole's 90th Birthday Celebration July 2013

Here's a Review of
Bob Dole's 90th Celebration

Of Note: the Dole Institute's year-long
10th Anniversary celebration has concluded.
WATCH a re-run of our 10th Anniversary video


Summer Events at the Dole Institute.....

, July 29, 2014
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Everest to the Top
with mountaineer, Ian Taylor

Mountaineer Ian TaylorTaylor, whose trekking company supports a school for children in Uganda, will take us on the journey through the Khumbu region to Mt. Everest, up to the summit, and then back down, with inside information on the politics of the mountain and the physical challenges involved. He will also discuss how his leadership and training has brought success to mountain expedition teams around the world. This program is free, open to the public and includes a DVD sale.


Thursday, August 7, 2014
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Fort Leavenworth CrestFt Leavenworth Series III


"Somme, 1916"

Dr. Mark Hull

Learn about the lesser-known battles that were just as critical as the famous battles that we label as decisive events in their respective wars -- on the first THURSDAY of each month 3:00 at the Dole Institute.

Complete Series Schedule and video links.


Bob Dole's "Thank You Tour of Kansas"


A delightful READ

LJWorld Clarissa Unger Bob Dole tour article






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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (and Harry Smith) aired a special segment featuring Bob Dole's ongoing Kansas Tour WATCH


BOB DOLE returns to the Dole Institute

Bob Dole and Bill Lacy We were so honored to host Senator Bob Dole at an open house event Tuesday, April 22. From our Donors and Friends of the Dole Institute to our students, from the Lawrence community to the University of Kansas and KU's William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, thank you to all who made it so special. Please see these links for just a sampling of videos, pictures and news coverage.
Dole Institute video - Bob Dole visits the Dole Institute of Politics – April 22, 2014
CBS' Face the Nation video
Photo Gallery:               
National News:
Washington Post - Bob Dole is back in Kansas, running for nothing, but running hard
(Check out the print edition of the Washington Post article in the photo gallery!) - Bob Dole goes home


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Dole: We're obligated to our veteransDole visits with Honor Flight vet at WWII Memorial

WATCH this exclusive interview with Candy Crowley on Nov. 10th State of the Union program.

A salute to veterans from one of their own
For Veterans Day: World War II veteran Bob Dole talks to Candy Crowley about how he honors those who've served, including greeting the honor flights of his fellow veterans at the World War II memorial nearly every weekend.


Bob Dole Receives Leadership Award
for bipartisan efforts to combat hunger

Vice President Joe Biden presents award to Bob Dole






“If you live long enough,’’ joked former senator Bob Dole (R-Kan.), 90, “you’re going to get a lot of awards, because they run out of recipients.’’ .............“This one I think I deserve.” On December 11, Vice President Joe Biden presented Dole with the World Food Program USA’s newly christened George McGovern and Bob Dole Leadership Award. Read Washington Post article here.