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May 14, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 16

KU remembers Emily Taylor
Roberts named vice provost for research
Derritt chosen as university registrar
History, economics to be focus of faculty bus tour
Forum honors KU debate, features former winners
Chancellor chat
High-tech history
Clinton to give 1st Dole Lecture
Bush meets with education professor to discuss literacy

2004 employees of the year honored
KU, higher education see positive results from Legislature
Segregation scene
Book shelf
KU First


Alumni earn KU’s highest honor
Professors to receive teaching awards

Outstanding students to carry banners
Grad school ceremony fetes students, faculty
9 graduating seniors win chancellor’s awards
Commencement events
Dinner to thank retiring employees
Graduation glee
Grad students give awards to mentors
Mother, daughter make graduation family affair



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Forum honors KU debate, features former winners

Chancellor Robert Hemenway and the KU Debate Program are jointly hosting a program titled “Public Talk about Issues: Can Debate about Policy Be Both Sensible and Civil?” at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Dole Institute.

Panelists will include Congressman Dennis Moore; Mark Gidley, a senior partner at White, Chase in Washington, D.C., an assistant attorney general in the first Bush administration and 1983 national debate champion for KU; Jim McLean, chief speech writer for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius; Bill Hensley, a Wichita attorney and a semifinalist at the 1973 national debate tournament for KU; and Diana Carlin, dean of the graduate school and international programs and a former KU debater.

During the forum, Hubert Bell, retired cardiologist, and Bill Arnold, associate professor of sociology, will be honored on the 50th anniversary of their 1954 national debate tournament win.

Chancellor Hemenway created the forum to honor the distinguished history of KU debate. Four teams have won national championships, and teams have made it to the final four at the national tournament 13 times.
Over the past half-century, KU debate consistently has been ranked among the top five programs in the country, along with Harvard, Dartmouth, the University of Southern California, and Northwestern.

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