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Sept. 19 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 3

State health rates jump again
Open enrollment starts next month
Collage Concert to ring in Open House festivities
Party on the prairie
Convocation highlights achievements, focuses on future
Provost emphasizes tuition enhancement programs
Survey results help tailor proposal
Coke awards Native American scholarships
American Pride

Professors hit the road for Faculty Speakers Bureau
July employees honored
‘Big Brother’ gives time, money to United Way
Brown v. Board program debuts

Governor to present leadership lecture

AIDS crisis discussed in minicourse

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Grace Boyd Anderson
Grace Boyd Anderson, 89, Lawrence, died Sept. 3. She was an administrative assistant in the facilities planning office at KU for 16 years before she retired in 1980. Survivors include her husband, Lowry F. “Andy” Anderson; three sons, Thomas R. Boyd, Baldwin, Andrew C. Boyd, Dallas, and Robert D. Boyd, Lenexa; two stepsons, Tripp Anderson, Lawrence, and Andy Anderson, Overland Park; a stepdaughter, Becky Anderson, France; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. The family suggests memorials to Abdullah Shrine Crippled Children Transportation Fund or Hospice Care of Douglas County.

Elizabeth L. Johnson
Elizabeth L. Johnson, 86, Sedalia, Mo., died Aug. 29. Johnson worked at KU as a secretary for several years. Survivors include a daughter, Carol J. Schlobohm, Sedalia; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Bothwell Regional Health Center Hospice, Sedalia.

Sidney M. Johnson
Sidney M. Johnson, 78, Bloomington, Ind., died March 23. He was a professor of Germanic languages and literatures at KU from 1951 to 1965. Survivors include his wife, Lora Dunbar Johnson; three sons: Tom, Dunedin, Fla., Fred, Atlanta, and Karl, Danbury, Conn; a sister, Charlotte Doe, Ayer, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church-United Church of Christ in Bloomington or to the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University.

Bogdan O. Kuzmanovic
Bogdan O. Kuzmanovic, 89, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach, Fla., died Aug. 6. Kuzmanovic, a national and international designer of bridges, was a professor of civil engineering at KU from 1965 to 1981. He is survived by his wife, Galina; a daughter, Natasha, New York; and a sister, Maria Jankovic of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Dean J. Milroy
Dean J. Milroy, 80, Lawrence, died June 30. Milroy had worked as assistant and associate director for the KU student housing department for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a son, Michael Dean, Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother, Jerry, Lawrence; a half-brother, Henry Copeland, Wichita; and two grandsons. The family suggests memorials to the Dean J. Milroy Scholarship Fund, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Pauline E. Nance
Pauline E. Nance, 87, Basehor, died Aug. 28 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Nance had worked in the purchasing department at KU Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Charles F., Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Joyce Woodcock, Leavenworth; a brother, Robert Hein, Basehor; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society.

Gordon Sabine
Gordon Sabine, 86, died Aug. 29. He held faculty positions at KU and the universities of Minnesota and Oregon before leaving for Michigan State University in 1955. He later became the first dean of MSU’s College of Communications Arts and Sciences.

Gordon Chenoweth Sauer
Gordon Chenoweth Sauer, 82, died Sept. 1. He began teaching at KU’s School of Medicine in Kansas City in 1951 and was the head of the dermatology department from 1958 to 1970. He became a clinical professor emeritus in July 1993. Through his dermatology practice in Kansas City, Mo., he also was affiliated with the KU Medical Center. The family suggests donations to the KU Spencer Library, Gouldiana Fund; the Linda Hall Library; the Nature Conservancy; or the Kansas City Free Health Clinic.

Rhoten A. Smith
Rhoten A. Smith, 82, Greeley, Colo., died Sept. 6. He taught political science at KU from 1947 to 1949 and 1951 to 1958. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Okerberg; a daughter, Susan Jane Warren, Keenesburg; a son, Tyler Rhoten, Denver; a sister, Maclyn Kesselring, Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The family suggests memorials to KU Endowment or Hospice and Palliative Care, sent in care of the funeral home, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Lloyd M. Tebe
Lloyd M. Tebe, 68, Lawrence, died Aug. 29. He was a painter at KU until 1997. Survivors include a son, Richard J., Lawrence, and four grandchildren. The family suggestsmemorials to the Lawrence Humane Society.

Benjamin Hyman Zimmerman
Benjamin Hyman Zimmerman, 85, Lawrence, died Sept. 4. He taught in the School of Social Welfare starting in 1972 until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his partner, David Scheuer, Lawrence, and his daughter, Anne Zimmerman, Sherman Oaks, Calif.


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