Lenoir Ekdahl attends opening ceremony for KU's renovated "Mrs. E's"

Ekdahl, 95, cut the ribbon Friday afternoon during the ceremony.

Sept. 30—Lenoir Ekdahl sat at the table directly in front of the podium Friday afternoon at the grand reopening of Ekdahl Dining Center, more commonly known as Mrs. E’s.

Others in attendance approached her to swap stories, shake her hand, take a photo or give her a hug. Most were current or past dining employees, Kansas University administrators, old friends or people who knew her simply as “Mrs. E.”

Several KU officials spoke about the history of the dining center and its renovations before Ekdahl, now 95, cut the ribbon on Friday afternoon.