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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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KU Med name change to end confusion

In an effort to reduce confusion between the hospital and KU’s educational center, KU Med is changing its name to the University of Kansas Hospital, effective Sept. 21.

Dennis McCullough, director of public and government relations for the University of Kansas Hospital, announced the change Monday, Sept. 15.
KU Med separated from the KU governing system in 1998 but retained its university-associated name.

Locally there has been confusion between KU Med, the hospital, and KU Medical Center, the university’s education and research facility housing the KU schools of medicine, allied health and nursing.

Outside of the region, the nationally acclaimed academic medical center suffered because its acronym wasn’t immediately identifiable.

After an extensive review process, McCullough said, the hospital decided to adopt the more formal name for all text, advertising and other communications. The new name will more clearly distinguish the hospital from the university while maintaining its association with KU’s life science schools.

For more information, call (913) 588-5246.

Lied celebrates series anniversary

The 100th year of the Lied Center Concert Series will kick off Oct. 8 with an all-Balanchine performance by the Miami City Ballet.

The company will hold a master class session with the KU Advanced Ballet that afternoon, followed by a pre-performance lecture by Edward Villella, the founding director/chief executive officer of the Miami Ballet.
The pre-performance lecture is open to the public and does not require tickets.

For more information, see or call 864-ARTS for ticket information.

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