Anthropology professor receives teaching award
David W. Frayer, professor of anthropology, has been awarded the 2004
TIAA-CREF Excellence in Teaching Award. This is the second year of what
is anticipated to be an annual award in recognition of outstanding teaching
on the Lawrence campus. Tanya Hartman, associate professor of art, was
the 2003 recipient. The award is $1,000 and will be announced at the Sept.
25 KU vs. Texas Tech football game in conjunction with KU Faculty/Staff
Carlin to moderate debate watch in Kansas Union
Diana Carlin, dean of the Graduate School and International Programs and
a coordinator with the voter educator program Debate Watch, will moderate
a discussion following the presentation of the first 2004 presidential
debate at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Jayhawk/Big 12 Room of the
Kansas Union. The event is free and open to the public. Former U.S. Sen.
and Kansas native Gary Hart also will moderate a debate discussion that
evening at the Lied Center following his 7 p.m. presentation, “Security
in the New Age of the 21st Century.” It is the first presentation
of the 2004-05 Hall Center for the Humanities lecture series and also
is free and open to the public.
Tailgating fund raiser provides money for activities
Four KU activities are benefiting from the 2004 “Proud to Be a Jayhawk”
tailgating fund raising promotion at home football games. One dollar from
every KU football program sold will go to KU’s Korean War Memorial
Fund, the KU Spirit Squad, the KU Sports Clubs and the Nichols League
student leadership fund. Last season, $3,352 raised by the tailgating
promotion went to the KU Marching Band, the KU Sports Clubs, the Korean
War Memorial and Student Leadership programs. This is the fourth home
football season to feature the tailgating fund raiser.
Basketball ticket lottery applications mailed
Basketball season-ticket lottery applications were mailed this week for
open seats in the newly designated faculty and staff sections of Allen
Fieldhouse. The lottery is open to all full-time faculty and staff non-season-ticket
holders according to rules established by University Governance this spring.
Applications are to be returned to the athletic department by Oct. 8.
For more information about the plan, visit www.ku.edu/%7Eunigov/bbplan.html
or call Kathy Reed at 864-5169.
Eden Alternative founder to speak at Dole Institute
Bill Thomas, geriatrician, reformer and founder of the Eden Alternative,
will present “What Are Old People For? A Radical Reinterpretation
of Aging and the Elderly in American Society” at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 6, at the Dole Institute of Politics. The Eden Alternative, which
Thomas developed in 1991, urges major reforms in how frail elders are
cared for in the United States. For more information contact Karen Henry,
864-4295, or email@example.com, or visit
Blood drive begins Sept. 27
The KU fall blood drive kicks off at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, and will
continue through Oct. 1 at locations across campus. Donation centers will
be in Corbin and McCollum residence halls, the Kansas Union Ballroom and
Allen Fieldhouse. Donors should expect to spend about one hour at the
site. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.kublooddrive.com.
Online questionnaire created for those leaving KU
In an effort to enhance the workplace, KU’s Department of Human
Resources and Equal Opportunity has created an online assessment to be
completed by those leaving the university. Individually identifiable content
of the completed exit questionnaires, which can be found at www.hr.ku.edu,
will be maintained in strict confidentiality. For more information contact
Lynn George at 864-7415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KU referral guide now available online
The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success announces that the
KU Referral Guide, published since 1991, is now online at www.vpss.ku.edu/referral.
The guide provides a quick reference to information about the university.
Faculty, staff and personnel-related staff will receive hard copies via
campus mail. Additional copies are available in 133 Strong Hall or by
Juniper Gardens celebrates 40th year
Juniper Gardens Children’s Project will celebrate its 40th anniversary
with an all-day event Oct. 23 at Embassy Suites Hotel in Kansas City,
Mo. Juniper Gardens began in 1964 when residents of northeast Kansas City,
Kan., joined KU faculty to address concerns about child development and
education in a low-income community. For more information or to register
Grad School to present ethics forum
The Graduate School’s Responsible Conduct of Research program will
present “Ethics in Academia: Administration, Teaching and Research”
from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas
Union. Richard De George, university distinguished professor of philosophy,
will conduct the workshop. RCR addresses curriculum reform and faculty,
staff, student and administrator training on issues pertaining to ethical
conduct of research and scholarship. For more information contact Alison
Watkins at 864-6161 or email@example.com.
Conference brings together investment experts
The KU School of Business this month will host a conference on the changing
economic, political and legal environment in China and assess current
prospects and strategies for investors. “Investing in China”
will be Sept. 24 at the Overland Park Convention Center. For more information
call George Bittlingmayer at 864-7541 or visit www.business.ku.edu.
KU professor to study undergraduate exchange program
Christopher Morphew, associate professor of teaching and leadership, has
received a grant of more than $76,000 from the Lumina Foundation for Education
in Indianapolis. He will conduct a study of the Western Undergraduate
Exchange, a program that offers 1.5 times in-state tuition to more than
19,000 students enrolled at 100 public institutions in 15 states. Morphew
will conduct surveys and focus groups to find out how students, states
and institutions benefit from the program.
Entrepreneurial research center established at KU
The School of Business and the Policy Research Institute have formed the
Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Activity, which will fund investigations
across several disciplines to better understand the economic, political
and social origins of entrepreneurship. The center received its initial
funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Mo.,
and will support scholarly research by faculty at KU.
Sudanese activists to speak about African conflict
Two native Sudanese activists will visit KU for a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 21, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. “The Crisis
in Sudan,” presented by KU Amnesty International, will provide information
about the history of the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan and present
ideas for bringing peace to the area. A question-and-answer session will
follow. For more information contact Austin Hart at 979-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.