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In memory    

April 9, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 14

Prof’s work is play
KU to fine-tune image across state
KU programs rank among nation’s best
KU earns ‘Best Value’ designation
Memorial Drive to add Korean War monument
Women’s basketball hires coach
A capitol education
KU set to begin construction on Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall
Pharmacy hacking hotline open

KU graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for reporting
Lied Center celebrates two anniversaries with art, event
CSA to be screened at KC film festival

KU musicians perform in Guatemala
Promotions and tenure announced
Board of Regents announces sabbaticals
KU Archives contributes to Chamberlain documentary
Annual book contest schedules program
Fun philathropy
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Dennis G. Hockett
Dennis G. Hockett, 57, Lawrence, died Feb. 29. He was a programmer and analyst at KU from 1984 to 2004. Survivors include three sisters, Marylee Rohla, Wichita, Barbara Tabata, Cambridge, N.Y., and Nyla Slate, Andover; a brother, Richard, El Dorado; and his companion, Gini Newcomb, Raytown, Mo. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Ahman R. Karr
Ahman R. Karr, 89, Tonganoxie, died March 10. He retired in 1980 from KU, where he worked as a grounds foreman. Survivors include a daughter, Laurie Nelson, Lawrence; a son, Ralph B., Kansas City, Mo.; and a grandson. Memorial contributions to the Tonganoxie Public Library.

Charles ‘Bert’ Reynolds Jr.

Charles Albert “Bert” Reynolds Jr., 80, Lawrence, died March 14. He came to KU in 1947 as an assistant professor of chemistry. He was associate chair of chemistry from 1961 to 1967 and 1980 to 1987. Survivors include his wife, Priscilla; three sons, Thomas A., Kansas City, Mo., John W., Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Joseph P., Gaithersburg, Md.; three daughters, Marcia Farley and Vickie Quillin, both of Lawrence, and Amy Daub, Parkersburg, W.Va.; and 15 grandchildren. Memorials to the KU chemistry department or the Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Janice R. Roberts

Janice R. Roberts, 64, McMinnville, Ore., died March 13. She worked as a cook for KU residence halls in the 1980s. Survivors include two sons, Michael Zeeb, McMinnville, and Richard Zeeb, Hartford City, Ind., and three grandchildren.

Michael Scherer

Michael “Mike” Scherer, 81, died Feb. 3 in Munich, Germany. Scherer, working with Toni Burzle, was instrumental in establishing the first KU Summer Language Institute in Germany near Holzkirchen when he held an appointment as a visiting assistant professor in German at KU in 1960-61. He returned to KU as a visiting associate professor from 1962-64. Scherer and his wife, Elisabeth, taught and worked with students in the SLI for many years. She survives, in Munich, as does a daughter in New York.

Margaret Nasmith Wedge

Margaret Nasmith Wedge, 73, Lawrence, died March 2. She was a practicum instructor for students in the School of Social Welfare. Survivors include three daughters, Laura Lawrence, Williamsburg, Va., Alberta Elliott Wedge, Ozawkie, and Louise Wedge Pennewell, Lawrence; a son, Philip Wedge, Lone Star; and five grandchildren. Memorials to the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra or the Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Montrose M. Wolf

Montrose M. Wolf, 68, Lawrence, died March 19. He was a professor in human development and family life from 1965 to 2000. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a daughter, Julie Planchon, Seattle; a son, Peter Madison, Lawrence; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Department of Human Development and Family Life through KU Endowment, Hospice Care of Douglas County or the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to, subject: Wolf.

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