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Ernest W. Hornberger
Ernest William Hornberger, 77, Baldwin, died Feb. 20 at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa. He retired in 1997 from the KU maintenance department. Survivors include a sister, Marie Brohammer, Baldwin; and two brothers, Julius, Baldwin, and Herbert, Overbrook. The family suggests memorials to St. John’s United Church of Christ or to the Alzheimer’s and Other Related Disorders Association, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin, KS 66006.

Charles E. Lacey
Charles Evan Lacey, 79, Lawrence, died Feb. 21 at Eudora Nursing Center. He was an instructor in the engineering department at KU in 1947 and 1948. Survivors include his wife, Ruthanne Finley; two sons, Phil, McPherson, and Bruce, San Anselmo, Calif.; a daughter, Jean Pollock, Middleboro, Mass.; and 11 grandchildren. A daughter, Marilyn Pendleton, died Nov. 3, 1994. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Christian Children’s Fund, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. E-mail condolences may be sent to, with the subject line “Lacey.”

Janet Dixon Murphy
Janet Dixon Murphy, 58, Lawrence, died Monday, Feb. 18, at her home. Murphy was a secretary for the Kansas University Endowment Association. Warren-McElwain Mortuary is handling the local arrangements. No services are scheduled at this time.

Henry Otto Stone Jr.
Dr. Henry Otto Stone Jr., 65, Greenville, N.C., died Feb. 6. He was an assistant professor, then associate professor of microbiology at KU from 1972 to 1982. Survivors include his wife, Bar-bara; son Michael of Apex, N.C.; and brother John of Greensboro, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry O. Stone Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, ECU Medical Foundation, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858; Home Health and Hospice, 503 Bowman Drive, Suite C, P.O. Box 795, Greenville, NC 27858; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude, Memphis, TN 38105.

John W. Trank
Dr. John W. Trank, 73, Overland Park, died Feb. 10. He was a professor of physiology at the KU Medical Center for 34 years. Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughter Janet Braggs; sons Steve and Tim; and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Gina Trank. Arrangements were made by Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church.

March 1, 2002
Vol. 26, No. 12

The sum of small parts: Tiny campus sees major refurbishing
Millionth reader to be recognized
KU goes west to meet students and alumni
Liberal Arts candidates scheduled for KU visit
United Way chooses Amblers for campaign
Expansion brings opportunity
Professor uses 'Wit' to teach
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Spring enrollment up at KU and most institutions across the state
KU First campaign progresses
February employees honored for work
Research grants awarded
Pinamonti takes over for Cerveny
Conference to examine Trade Center collapse
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