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Sept. 17, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 3

KU to add soldier’s name to campanile
• Hemenway address: ‘We cannot be silent’
KU ranks among ‘IQ Campuses’
Dance duo
KU announces four Higuchi Awards
Reaccreditation process reveals university strengths, challenges
Family fun
Black writing project brings author to campus
Shulenburger scheduled for UPSA event

Senator saluted
Bluegrass to beats
Sale to benefit Audio-Reader
Employees of the month
KU card
Godzilla takes KU on birthday

NIH, NSF officials to discuss KU research
Brazilian conference is vacation, education
Big Brothers and Big Sisters finds support in KU family, United Way

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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 Appreciation Day.


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 kahenry@ku.edu, or visit www.lsi.ku.edu/lsi.


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 lgeorge@ku.edu.


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 calling 864-4381.


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 visit www.jgcp.ku.edu/40_Years.htm.


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 awatkins@ku.edu.


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 hart@ku.edu.

 

   
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