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Oct. 3 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 4

Green chemistry
Minority enrollment increase sets record
Improved student services called key
McAllister to lead Dole Institute as interim director
Shadow dancers
United Way campaign challenges contributors
Financial woes cause Printing Services layoffs
Catholic, Jewish studies professorships established
Grad student stretches talents

Lecture series to bring writers, analysts to KU
AAUP organizes public forum on Patriot Act
Former professor solves royal mystery in Sickly Stuarts
KU joins study of doctoral education

New portable carts provide options for fast food, beverages

Peace Corps renews KU office grant

Faculty receive Higuchi awards
Novelist supports Watkins scholarship

Hispanic heritage celebrated at KU

August employees honored
Engineering hall to be dedicated
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Engineering hall to be dedicated

Eaton Hall, a new 80,000-square-foot structure adjacent to Learned Hall, will be dedicated in an official ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. R. Steve Dick/University Relations

Although engineering students and faculty have enjoyed newly expanded and consolidated offices since school began this fall, a dedication ceremony will mark the official opening of Eaton Hall at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17.

The 80,000-square-foot structure combines engineering academic programs — including the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science—into the engineering complex.

The $15 million project includes the Spahr Engineering Classroom, a 230-seat multimedia classroom funded by Charlie Spahr, a 1934 civil engineering alumnus and retired chief executive of Standard Oil Co. of Ohio.

The building also features several state-of-the-art instructional and computer laboratories, an atrium and a computing commons for use by all engineering students. New office space was created for the Engineering Career Services Center and the school’s administrative offices as well as for the faculty and staff of the EECS department, many of whom had been located far from the main engineering building, Learned Hall.

More information about the building can be found at

National Association of Engineering Student Councils
About 300 participants from 45 engineering institutions will be in Lawrence Oct. 16 through 19 to focus on activities that help
student councils from engineering schools become more effective in their missions. Sponsored by KU ESC.

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