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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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KU to celebrate 150th Kansas anniversary

KU is among local, university and state groups organizing public activities for the 2004 celebration of the Kansas territorial sesquicentennial.


KU programs will include book discussion groups in four cities—Fort Scott, Junction City, Colby and Lawrence—as well as an online book discussion group and a one-hour credit course.


The sesquicentennial will celebrate the May 1854 signing of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, designating the area as a territory of the United States and leading the way to statehood in 1861.


Initial sessions of the four-part book discussion series will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., and will be audiotaped for the Web.


KU Continuing Education is developing “The Kansas Territorial Experience,” a distance-learning credit course that will accompany the book series. Kreissler will instruct the Web course, which begins in January 2004.

Imagination & Place conference scheduled

The Kansas Conference on Imagination & Place: The Power of Place, a collaboration of the Lawrence Arts Center, Kansas Land Trust and Cottonwood literary review, will be Oct. 17 through 19 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.


Bioregionalist and nationally acclaimed author Stephanie Mills will give one of four main presentations along with Wes Jackson, president of the Land Institute, of Salina; Marci Penner, executive director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, of Inman; and Peter Pran, international corporate architect, native Norwegian and KU distinguished visiting professor of architecture and urban design, of Lawrence.


A seven-person panel will discuss “The Power of Place” from perspectives including territory, wilderness, property, homeland, space and country.


Visit www.imaginationandplace.org for more information.

   
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