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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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CLAS promotion and tenure applications due

Members of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences wishing
to apply for promotion and/or tenure should submit their application,
endorsed by their department, to the College Dean's Office, 200 Strong Hall, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2003 for consideration by the College Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure.

Fund-raising campaign nearing goal

KU First: Invest in Excellence, the $500 million fund-raising campaign, has raised $469 million. Counting toward the goal began in 1998, and the funds will benefit KU projects and programs. The five-year campaign ends this year.

Teaching award nominations sought

Small departments on the Lawrence campus are invited to submit nominations for the 2004 Department Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominating statements are due Nov. 10 for the $8,000 award. For complete information, check the Center for Teaching Excellence Web site at and look under “Special Announcements.”

C-SPAN to join presidential tour

C-SPAN, the public affairs network, will be along for the ride as 34 Lawrence-area residents take the 10-day Dole Institute of Politics Presidential Tour of New York and New England Oct. 3 through 12.

Postage stamps available online

Postage stamps now can be ordered through KU’s online office supply store. To order stamps online visit Stamps also can be picked up at Printing Services or at the copy center on the first floor of Wescoe Hall. Large orders can be prepared in advance for pick-up.

Debates to discuss U.S. foreign policy

Two debates on national security issues will be conducted Oct. 8 and 13 as part of a United Nations public education effort to encourage discussion of the future of U.S. foreign policy. For more information, visit Faculty and students who would like to serve as debaters, researchers, advisers or information coordinators should contact Dean Diana Carlin at 864-6161.

Geological survey receives oil recovery grant

Geophysicists at the Kansas Geological Survey have received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to use seismic reflection to study the movement of carbon dioxide being used to enhance oil production from a field in central Kansas. The grant is the largest single contract awarded to the Survey. Seismic reflection is used to produce images of the subsurface.

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