Fitness center opening delayed because of weather
The Student Recreation Fitness Center opening has been delayed until Sept.
23 because wet weather has slowed construction. The center originally
was to open Sept. 15, but humidity has prevented workers from laying the
wood floors and the jogging track. The basketball courts will now open
in October. A dedication for the new facility is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25.
Meal plan open for faculty and staff
Faculty, staff and students can sign up for the KU Cuisine meal plan and
receive a 5 percent discount on campus food purchases with a $200 or higher
deposit. The meal plan is a debit account accessed through the KUID card.
For more information on how to register and where the card can be used,
National security debates announced
Two debates on national security issues will take place Oct. 8 and 13
under the sponsorship of the KU debate program, the Office of International
Programs and the Dole Institute of Politics. Faculty and students who
would like to serve as debaters, researchers, advisers or information
coordinators within the school should contact Diana Carlin, dean of the
graduate school and international programs. This is part of a national
debate project promoted by the United Nations Foundation and funded by
the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Open Society Institute.
Jazz group to present Columbia professor lecture
The Interdisciplinary Jazz Studies Group will present a lecture by Robert
O’Meally, director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University
in New York City, on Sept. 25 in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union.
O’Meally’s talk, “Louis Armstrong’s comic masks,”
will begin at 7:30 p.m. KU’s Jazz Combo One will provide a pre-lecture
concert at 6:30 p.m. The performance and lecture are free and open to
Lied Center receives educational grants
The Lied Center has received a $7,500 Kansas Arts Commission grant to
help fund educator workshops and residencies during the 2003-04 academic
year. The Douglas County Community Foundation also underwrote a $2,000
grant to provide arts integration clinics for first- and second-grade
teachers in Lawrence. The Lied Center also received three grants totaling
$9,025 from the Mid-America Arts Alliance to assist with educator workshops.
Sabbatical leave applications due
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty who wish to apply for sabbatical
leave for the 2004-05 academic year must submit an endorsed application
to the College office, 200 Strong Hall, by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. (Self
nominations are due in the Office of the Provost by Friday, Sept. 12.)
Only the applications submitted to the College office by Sept. 19 will
be forwarded to the Office of the Provost Nov. 3.
Schowen lecture features Scripps Research president
Richard Lerner, professor of molecular biology and president of the Scripps
Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., will give the inaugural Richard
L. Schowen Lecture in Bioorganic Chemistry at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.
26, in Budig Hall. Lerner will speak about “Antibodies and Ozone.”
The lecture will be free and open to the public. The Schowen lecture is
funded by former students, colleagues and friends of Richard L. Schowen,
who retired in July 2000.