In the not-so-distant past, Deb Kraushaar had to hire off-duty school
buses to transport elegantly dressed patrons of the arts up the hill
from parking lots by Allen Fieldhouse to performances at Hoch
Auditorium. For shows she couldn’t schedule in Hoch after it burned — and there
were many — Kraushaar, secretary of Kansas University’s Concert Series,
juggled churches and other venues across town, and even Topeka. Not to
mention stage equipment rentals. In 1993, things changed in a huge way.