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October 17 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 5

Late Night to go ‘Into the Phog’
KU pumps $2.4M into classrooms, technology
Women of Distinction
Classified employees support alternative to state civil service
Center of attention
‘88 champ ‘Manning’ the helm for homecoming

Rock Chalk sidewalk

Dinner to honor retirees
Admissions seeks student information
Bench inscription tells story behind Rock Chalk chant
CCL teaches leaders

Volunteer finds second family in Little Brother
Tuition assistance sees jump in fall numbers
Eaton Hall to be dedicated
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John Staniunas, associate professor of theatre and film, taught two master classes in movement and musical theater between March 25 and April 7 at the 70th anniversary of the Lithuanian Academy of Music.

Jeanne Klein, associate professor of theatre and film, received the 2003 Research Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for her young audience reception study of “Dinosaurus.” She and Amber Renee McIntosh, 2002-03 Theatre for Young People assistant, presented a summary of this study at the AATE/ATHE conference July 31 in New York. Klein’s article, “Children’s Interpretations of Computer-animated Dinosaurs in Theatre,” was published in the 2003 Youth Theatre Journal.

Keith Lenz, associate professor of special education, and Don Deshler, professor of special education and director of the Center for Research on Learning, published Teaching Content to All—Evidence-based Inclusive Practices in Middle and Secondary Schools in May through Pearson Allyn & Bacon. Suzanne Robinson, associate professor of special education, contributed a chapter to the textbook.

Susan Zvacek, director of instructional development and support, presented a keynote address, “Assessing Student Learning in the Online Environment,” at the 2003 e-Learning Academy in June, sponsored by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Zvacek also presented a workshop, “How to Know They Know (When They’re Not There),” for the Central Piedmont Community College System in Charlotte, N.C., as part of the Virtual Campus Summer Institute.

Donn W. Parson, professor of communication studies, won the George Ziegelmueller Award for a lifetime of service as a teacher and coach of debate, from the National Debate Tournament. The award is presented yearly to “a faculty member who has distinguished himself or herself in the communication process while coaching teams to competitive success at the NDT.”

Edward K. Morris, professor and chair of human development and family life, and two of his graduate students in the Bureau of Child Research, Junelyn F. Lazo and Nathaniel G. Smith, presented “Cumulative Records in the History of Psychology: A Case Study in Historiographic Method” at the 2003 meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the history of the Behavioral and Social Sciences in Durham, N.H.

At the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Los Angeles in August, two members of the Spencer Research Library staff made presentations. Rebecca Schulte, university archivist, presented a paper, “Documenting Political Extremes into the 21st Century,” based on the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements. Deborah Dandridge, field archivist, Kansas Collection, spoke at a session marking the upcoming 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

Jack Fincham, dean of pharmacy, delivered the Waters Lecture for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy on Aug. 21.

Michael Burke, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been elected a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics, was a guest on KCUR’s Up to Date program Aug. 26 for a discussion on the state of the economy.

Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio jazz director and host of Trail Mix, helped select winners of showcase slots for the prestigious Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in the Berkshire Mountains in New York.

Michael Engel, assistant professor of biological sciences, received $229,000 in NSF funding in September for his phylogenetic work on Hymenoptera.

Pok-Chi Lau, associate professor of design, made a presentation and had his photographic exhibition, “Dream of Migration: From Asia to the Heartland,” featured Sept. 13 at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa.

Van Kelly, associate professor of French, presented “The Minimalist Temptation and Bricolage in Agnès Varda’s Film Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse and Jean Echenoz’s Novels Un An and Je m’en Vais” at a colloquium on minimalist writers at the Centre International Culturel, Cerisy-la-Salle, France in July.


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