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January 23, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 9

Women of Distcintion
Boatright to lead legislative team
Top Hispanic advocacy group taps Murguia
Regents to study civil service
KU, Union Station team up for Science City fossil exhibit
Lincoln Week to bring scholars, authors to KU
Literacy leaders
Injured administrator released from hospital
KU United Way fund drive exceeds goal

Meningitis vaccine available at Watkins
Honoring King
Professor receives national award
KU faculty members named among first Kauffman scholars
KU athletic equipment hits home run with soldiers
Head Start expert to present seminar at KU

Ticketing policies taking shape
Athletics presents public ticket policy to advisory committee
GAP gives credit for global work
Employees of the month honored
KGS director appoints wind energy task force
Tangerine Dream
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Etta Moten Barnett
Etta Moten Barnett, 102, Chicago, died Jan. 2. She was a noted singer and actress and the first African-American woman invited to sing at the White House. In 1927, Barnett came to KU as a nontraditional student to pursue a degree in fine arts. She helped establish the KU chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and performed in all-black plays. Barnett also had her own show on the local radio station, and more than 1,000 people attended her senior recital. She graduated from KU in 1931. While at KU, she joined the fight to end segregation at the city swimming pool. In 2001, the dean of fine arts at the time, Toni-Marie Montgomery, traveled to Chicago to give Barnett KU’s Pioneer Woman Award to honor her historic contribution to humanity. Survivors include her daughter, Sue Ish, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jacob H. Carruthers Jr.
Jacob H. Carruthers Jr., 73, Chicago, died Jan. 4. The nationally renowned scholar, historian and educator taught at KU in the 1960s. He was considered a pioneer in the field of African studies. Survivors include his wife, Linda; three sons, Jacob III, Darnell and Christopher; a daughter, Tawakalitu Jogunosimi; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services took place earlier this month in Chicago.

Joseph L. Conrad
Joseph L. Conrad, 70, Lawrence, died Dec. 21. Conrad earned his bachelor’s degree from KU in 1955 and later became a professor of Slavic languages and literatures. He was department chair from 1966 to 1975. He is survived by his wife, Galina; his mother, Marguarete Conrad, Independence, Mo.; two daughters, Belinda Jane Schuman and Karla Marie Conrad, both of Lawrence; two sons, Lawrence Allan, Maryland, and Seva Samsonov, Lawrence; a sister, Mary Ellen Swanson, Independence, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care in Douglas County or the Lawrence Humane Society and can be sent in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Winifred Donahue
Lois Winifred (Krehbiel) Donahue, 88, Topeka, died Jan. 4. Donahue earned a degree in medical technology from KU in 1936 and then worked for the KU Medical Center. Survivors include a son, Patrick H., Lawrence, and a brother, Robert H. Krehbiel, Hutchinson. The family suggests memorials to Cottey College, Emporia State University or Topeka Presbyterian Manor, sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Funeral Home, 1321 S.W. 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.

Francis Winterburg
Francis M. Winterburg, 82, Lawrence, died Jan. 11. He taught in the KU engineering department from 1967 to 1970. Survivors include his wife, Ardella; three daughters, Vashti Winterburg, Martha Chapin and Marie Mack, all of Lawrence; a son, Roy Edward, Batavia, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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