Hughes symposium wins national award
The Langston Hughes symposium has won a national award recognizing the
community outreach of the 2002 events that involved KU, the city of Lawrence,
and many communities in Kansas and Missouri.
Office of University Relations received a 2003 gold award from the Council
for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence
Awards Program for Alumni Relations, Communications and Development. The
national winners are featured in this month’s CURRENTS,
the official CASE magazine.
The CASE gold award was the eighth award the symposium has received, including
gold and silver district CASE awards to university relations and two regional
awards to Continuing Education from the Universities Continuing Education
Association. Maryemma Graham, professor of English, directed the symposium.
Continuing education administered the symposium and its Web site. University
relations provided publicity services. Both continuing education and university
relations provided marketing services.
A planning committee co-directed by Graham and Bill Tuttle, professor
of American studies, guided the administration, marketing and publicity.
Planning committee core members included Heather Hoy, Barbara Watkins
and Kristin Tate of continuing education, Mary Jane Dunlap of university
relations, Nancy Hiebert as a community liaison and Alison Watkins as
community events organizer.
KU joins national campus compact
Chancellor Robert Hemenway joined the governor and the presidents of 15
other Kansas universities Oct. 15 in signing the charter of the Kansas
Campus Compact at the Kansas statehouse. The compact recommits universities
to the civic purposes of higher education. Kansas is the 30th state to
establish a compact and to affiliate with the national Campus Compact.