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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

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AIDS crisis discussed in minicourse

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Family campaign seeks participants

Walter Racker IV, a procurement officer in the comptroller’s office, uses the KU payroll deduction plan to make a modest donation from each biweekly paycheck. Photo courtesy of KU Endowment Association

Walter Racker IV lets people know when they do a good job.

That’s why Racker, a procurement officer in the comptroller’s office, celebrates “Pi Day, 3.14,” March 14, by taking pie to Kansas Public Radio staff members.

Racker also lets KPR know how special it is by using KU payroll deduction to make a donation from each paycheck.

“The individual deductions may seem small, but they add up to more than $150 a year,” Racker said. “By contributing to benefit KU, I feel that I am partnering with my company.”

Beginning Sept. 22, KU faculty, staff and retirees will receive letters inviting them to participate in the University Family Campaign.

Participation in the campaign reached a landmark level during the past year, said Dale Seuferling, KU Endowment Association president. More than 1,000 KU employees have given to the campaign since September 2002.

“Employees already have a personal investment in their own school or department. The University Family Campaign provides them with the means to take their caring a step further by making a donation,” he said

More than 2,500 KU employees and retirees have donated to the University Family Campaign since the beginning of KU First: Invest in Excellence, KU’s $500 million fund-raising campaign.

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