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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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Athletics staff adds former All-American

Kelly Landry, associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator at the University of Illinois for the past five years, has been hired in the same capacity at KU. At KU, Landry will be a member of Athletics Director Lew Perkins’ senior staff and will oversee several sports programs. She will begin her duties in Lawrence in mid-October.

A former collegiate track standout, Landry earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama in 1986, where she was an All-American in track and field. She was a member of the World University Games Team and the Pan American Team in 1987, and she finished fourth in the U.S. Olympic trials in 1992. She earned a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Illinois in 2001.

Longtime associate athletics director leaves university

Associate Athletics Director Doug Vance, a 20-year veteran of KU athletics, has decided to leave the KU athletics staff.

Vance came to KU in 1983 as the school’s sports information director. In 2001 he was promoted to associate athletics director/communications, assuming responsibility for media relations, marketing, information systems, the KU Athletics Hall of Fame and licensing.

Vance is a past president of the College Sports Information Directors of America and was inducted into that organization’s hall of fame in 2000.

Military science promotes two to major

The Department of Military Science (Army ROTC) has announced the promotions of Cheryl Whelan and Brad Bohan from captain to major. In addition, Maj. Jeff Brown will be on a six-month temporary leave of absence while serving in Iraq.

Professor named interim chair of anesthesiology at KUSM-W

Robert S. McKay, clinical associate professor of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been named interim chair and program director of anesthesiology. He replaces Wesley Helena, who remains on the faculty. McKay completed his residency education in anesthesiology at KUSM-W and joined the medical faculty in 1986.

Reader services librarian named university archivist

Rebecca Schulte, librarian II, has been named university archivist. Schulte formerly was reader services librarian in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. She also is bibliographer for the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements in Spencer Library. Schulte, a KU alumna, has been a member of the KU Libraries faculty since 1985.


Economics professor receives teaching award

Harry G. Shaffer, professor emeritus of economics, received the 2003 Career Achievement in Teaching Award on Sept. 11 at a new-faculty reception at the Adams Alumni Center.

Final Kemper Award delivered

Allen Greiner, assistant professor of family medicine, received the final $5,000 Kemper Award for excellence in teaching and advising Sept. 10. Twenty KU professors have received 2003 Kemper Awards, worth a combined $100,000.

The W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence recognize outstanding teachers and advisers at KU as determined by a seven-member selection committee. Now in the eighth year of a 10-year program, the awards were established by a $500,000 fund from the William T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce Bank, Trustee, and $500,000 in matching funds from the KU Endowment Association.


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