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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
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‘88 champ ‘Manning’ the helm for homecoming

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

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Eaton Hall to be dedicated
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Prof named interim associate vice provost

George S. Wilson has been selected as interim associate vice provost for research. James A. Roberts, interim vice provost for research, announced that Wilson would assume his duties in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research immediately. Wilson, who joined KU’s chemistry faculty in 1987, is the Higuchi distinguished professor of chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry. His research in analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry led to the development of an implantable sensor for glucose used for continuous hypoglycemia risk management in diabetic patients.

Former Sprint executive joins networking and telecommunications

Ron Hetrick has been named assistant director of networking and telecommunications services. In his new role, Hetrick will manage technology systems development and related support services. Hetrick comes to KU with more than 15 years of experience with evolving communications technologies and most recently worked at Sprint.

ASCAP awards music faculty

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has recognized three KU faculty members.

James Barnes, professor of music theory and composition, has numerous publications for concert band and orchestra that are performed in the United States, Europe and the Pacific Basin.

Robert Foster, assistant chair and professor of music and dance, served as director of bands at KU from 1971 to August 2002, and is vice president of the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

The music of Charles Hoag, professor of theory and composition, His music has been performed by the Kansas City Symphony; the Oklahoma City Symphony; the Warsaw National Philharmonic; the Topeka Symphony; the Verdehr Trio, and the Dale Warland Singers.

With more than 150,000 composers, authors and publishers in the United States, ASCAP is the world’s largest performing rights organization.

Former Board of Regents staff member joins School of Medicine

Amanda L. Golbeck, former vice president for academic affairs with the Kansas Board of Regents, has joined the KU School of Medicine-Wichita as associate dean for research. She will oversee financial and personnel management of the Office of Research.

Professor named chair of physics and astronomy

Steve Sanders, professor of physics and astronomy, has been chosen as the new chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Sanders follows Ray Ammar, professor of physics and astronomy, who will remain on the faculty.

Hudson named director of Midwestern Music Camps

David Bushouse, professor of music and former director of the Midwestern Music Camps, has been named associate chair of the Department of Music and Dance, and James Hudson, director of athletic bands and the Jayhawk Marching Band, will become director of the Midwestern Music Camps. Internal searches were conducted for both positions. For more information on the Midwestern Music Camps, please see


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