KU taps Mississippi recruiter for UCES
David Gaston has been named the new director
of University Career and Employment Services. He will work with the staff
of Career Counseling and Planning Services as they join efforts with UCES
and move to the Burge Union late in April.
Gaston comes to KU from the University of Mississippi, where he served
as assistant director of recruiting for the Career Center. In addition,
he coordinated and taught the Career and Life Planning courses and is
completing his doctorate at the University of Mississippi. He serves on
the board of directors for the Southeastern Association of Colleges and
Nursing professor named to national advisory committee
Warren, associate professor of nursing, was appointed to the National
Committee on Vital and Health Statistics on Dec. 1. Warren is the first
nurse to be appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’
public advisory body on statistics, health data and information systems.
They make recommendations directly to the secretary of the health and
English professor to study political science with Keeler Award
Kathryn Conrad, associate professor of English,
has received a Keeler Intra-University Professorship for spring 2005.
She will take courses and consult with professors in the political science
department at KU throughout that semester.
Because her work on the literature of the Republic of Ireland and Northern
Ireland regularly intersects with social and political issues, she believes
greater familiarity with the methodologies of political science will significantly
advance her work on a new book and, perhaps, lead to collaborative interdisciplinary
teaching and research projects.
The Keeler professorships are supported by a gift in memory of W.W. Keeler,
former president of the KU Alumni Association, chief executive officer
of Phillips Petroleum Co. and principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Edwards Campus assistant takes on added responsibilities
Schalansky, assistant to the vice chancellor at the KU Edwards
Campus in Overland Park, has been promoted to facilities marketing manager
for the campus. In addition to her responsibilities as assistant to the
vice chancellor, Schalansky is responsible for the promotion and operations
of Edwards Campus facilities when used by corporate, state and KU organizations.
Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center names director
Tammara L. Durham is now director of the
Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center. Durham came to KU in 1998 as the first
assistant director of the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center. She became
associate director in 2000 and has served as interim director since October
2003. Durham has been involved with the Symposium on the Recruitment and
Retention of Students of Color, Colors of KU Diversity Retreat and LeaderShape
Institute, and she serves as an adviser to Sigma Gamma Lambda sorority.
Lied Center hires director of development
Rosenthal is the new director of development at the Lied Center
of Kansas. Rosenthal’s duties will include working on development
and fund-raising initiatives, recruiting volunteer, planning special events,
and working closely with the Friends of the Lied board of directors and
members. Rosenthal comes to the Lied Center from Continuing Education,
where she was responsible for marketing and publications for the Aerospace
Short Course Program.